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    New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    Think about this for a second before you get all worked up about this no name recruit who just committed to us.

    A) He hasn't played in quite a while
    B) He is a JUCO
    C) He only has one year to play

    And YET our coaching staff goes after this kid hard. Why do you think that is? I don't know for sure but I am guessing they think this guy is an absolute stud!!! Why else would you offer a guy who has this kind of resume? His JUCO coach even went on to say he went from good to great. Stories like this happen more than people think and he can really help our program out.

    Also I am not trying to compare him to Tinsley and/or Wesley, but how many people had heard of them before they committed. Just b/c nobody knows about you and you don't have stars behind your name doesn't mean you can't be a big time difference maker. I think this kid comes in and is a starter from day one. Only reason I think that is b/c I have no idea why the coaching staff would offer unless they felt the exact same way.



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    im guessing its more because of the gap we are going to have to fill when injuries take one of our players. hey may be good, but it doubt being an absolute stud was our main reason for pursuit.


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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    Couldn't this have been posted in the the thread about the recruit?


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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    no. it was completely necessary to start a new thread. quiet you.


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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    so how many years will he have to play with Iowa state



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    1 maybe 2



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    I get excited about every single recruit we get, basketball or football. So consider me excited!



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Think about this for a second before you get all worked up about this no name recruit who just committed to us.

    A) He hasn't played in quite a while
    B) He is a JUCO
    C) He only has one year to play

    And YET our coaching staff goes after this kid hard. Why do you think that is? I don't know for sure but I am guessing they think this guy is an absolute stud!!! Why else would you offer a guy who has this kind of resume? His JUCO coach even went on to say he went from good to great. Stories like this happen more than people think and he can really help our program out.

    Also I am not trying to compare him to Tinsley and/or Wesley, but how many people had heard of them before they committed. Just b/c nobody knows about you and you don't have stars behind your name doesn't mean you can't be a big time difference maker. I think this kid comes in and is a starter from day one. Only reason I think that is b/c I have no idea why the coaching staff would offer unless they felt the exact same way.
    I'm not fire-hosing you, but for every super secret stealth recruit is an Andrew Skoglund or some other guy that was recruited, offered by career basketball coached then never made so much as a dent.

    I love every kid that dons the uni, but supersecret LeBron James hidden away in JUCOs just can't be too prevalent.



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    Haha I am not saying this guy is the next LeBron or even Tinsley. All I am saying is that our coaches would have to be really really stupid to go after this guy unless they were sure that he could come in and start from day one. I don't think our coaches are dumb, so I am confident that this guy will end up being a very good recruit for us.

    I was very critical of the staff for signing 7 guys this past recruiting class as I feel it really handcuffed us for the 09 and 2010 seasons. I still feel that way (even more so) but I feel as if this could end up being a home run recruit



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    what if hes a 6th man? does that count for starting right away?


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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    I get excited about a recruit because our coaching staff likes them, and they chose my favorite school.



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    What is his vertical?


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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I was very critical of the staff for signing 7 guys this past recruiting class as I feel it really handcuffed us for the 09 and 2010 seasons. I still feel that way (even more so) but I feel as if this could end up being a home run recruit
    You can hardly blame the staff for using every scholarship every year. At least until this attrition tradition stops. If nobody leaves after next year, they will probably have to start getting a little more strategic with giving out scholarships. For now, there is no reason to believe that a 4 year scholarship player will be here two years from now. It sucks, but that's the way it is right now. Got to play/recruit for now, and let the future play out...



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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    Quote Originally Posted by AnkenyCy24 View Post
    You can hardly blame the staff for using every scholarship every year. At least until this attrition tradition stops. If nobody leaves after next year, they will probably have to start getting a little more strategic with giving out scholarships. For now, there is no reason to believe that a 4 year scholarship player will be here two years from now. It sucks, but that's the way it is right now. Got to play/recruit for now, and let the future play out...

    You absolutely can blame the coaches for giving out that many scholarships. It put the next 3 recruiting classes out of whack.


    Last edited by Clones85'; 08-07-2008 at 12:44 AM.

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    Re: New BB Commit...Why I'm excited

    I think we need to win now.....for the HB sweepstakes.


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