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    Best Clones

    Choose the 5 former Clones, by position, that you would put on the floor if you HAD to win the game.

    PG - Tinsley
    SG - Hornacek
    SF - Grayer
    PF - Fizer
    C - Cato



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    Re: Best Clones

    PG - Tinsley
    SG - Hoiberg
    SF - Willouby
    PF - Fizer
    C - Cato



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    Re: Best Clones

    I think Grayer and Hornacek would chew up Hoiberg and Willoughby. Grayer gives you a better 3. He could drive it and was an unbelievable athlete prior to injury.



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    Re: Best Clones

    Grayer blew them all away! Keep in mind his Sr. year he was not only the Big 8 Defensive Player of the Year but also lead the conference in Scoring. He did it all...too bad they gave the MVP to Manning. Where is Gary Thompson on any of these lists?



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    Re: Best Clones

    Thompson is good but where are you going to put him. Hornacek would be the only guy I would move but its hard to say he wont do what you want at shooting guard. Their arent many guys in the history of the NBA that shot it better him.



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    Re: Best Clones

    My answer is going to be contradictory to a response I posted relating to the "best cyclone basketball player ever." I responded with Jeff Hornacek. However, Mr. Hornacek is not on my list. If I had to choose 5 players to WIN THE GAME, I'd take our 2000 Elite 8 Team hands-down.
    PG- Tinsley
    G- Nurse
    G- Horton
    SF- Stevie Johnson
    PF - Fizer
    Those guys basically "breezed" through the Big XII Tourney and were on their way as National Champs if it hadn't been for a series of VERY QUESTIONABLE calls late in the game against MSU. Those guys did not get rattled, they were mentally tough, confident, and they won more games in a season than any other BBall team in ISU History!
    I love the Roland Rocket, Smith, Grayer, Hornacek and Hoiberg - but the above 5 were a team that complimented each other almost perfectly!


    Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"

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    Re: Best Clones

    How that team was a #2 seed I'll never know.



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    Re: Best Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by zdorr40 View Post
    How that team was a #2 seed I'll never know.
    Their uniforms said "Iowa State", that's why.




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    Re: Best Clones

    PG- Tinsley
    SG- Hornaceck/Hoiberg
    SF- Grayer (best Clone ever)
    PF- Fizer
    C- Alexander (I would take him over Cato)



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    Re: Best Clones

    Remember I'm a young fan, just 21 years old....

    G- Jamaal Tinsley
    G- Dedrick Willoughby
    G- Fred Hoiberg
    F- Marcus Fizer
    C- Kelvin Cato

    Honorable mention
    Stevie Johnson (My oh my was he a hustler...)
    Julius Mikalek (Can't spell his name to this day, but he was one of the first players I can remember watching and I loved watching him... a tall guy that could shoot.)
    Jacy Holloway (People can call him overrated, but I loved his unassuming personality and how he didn't care EVER how many points were next to his name in the box score)
    Justice Thigpen (That kid could shoot.... and I can BARELY remember him : )

    On second thought, these were probably my "Favorite" players, not in particular the ones I would have on the floor to win the game, though I do think my original five were clutch in their own right.

    I could name alot more, but I put down the first ones that came to mind...

    Nice thread idea though, by the way.



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    Re: Best Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by zdorr40 View Post
    How that team was a #2 seed I'll never know.
    No kidding... while the Big XII may have been slightly down, the Clones RACED through the season, and the two games they lost in conference play were a buzzer beater desperation shot and an overtime comeback attempt... what a team.



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    Re: Best Clones

    No way do you take Alexander over Cato, Big Vic did not know what defense was. Cato with Tinsley, Hornacek, Grayer and Fizer has to be the best team.


    Go Cyclones!!

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    Re: Best Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    No way do you take Alexander over Cato, Big Vic did not know what defense was.
    And defense was Cato's specialty... BLOCKS. School record in two years, amazing.



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    Re: Best Clones

    We need to have 2 teams. One for before a certain year and one for after. I can't compare to the older guys but the newer ones I could. Maybe from 95 and before? And 95 to present? To be fair the game has also changed a lot and that could affect the players you use. Just my opinion.



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    Re: Best Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    We need to have 2 teams. One for before a certain year and one for after. I can't compare to the older guys but the newer ones I could. Maybe from 95 and before? And 95 to present? To be fair the game has also changed a lot and that could affect the players you use. Just my opinion.
    I'm with you... admittedly, as a current college student, I really don't remember back past the late Johnny Orr years with Justice Thigpen.



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