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    Cory Johnson

    I had a chance to talk to CJ this weekend (back for the Kansas game). He misses Ames, leaving was something he had to do for more playing time. Very nice kid, I hope everthing works out for him at Valpo.



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    Re: Cory Johnson

    Yep, no hard feelings here. I loved his attitude and spirit. I miss him out there on the floor.



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    I got a chance to meet Cory before he came to Iowa State, he was a great kid with a great work ethic. Wish him all the best.


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    Re: Cory Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    I had a chance to talk to CJ this weekend (back for the Kansas game). He misses Ames, leaving was something he had to do for more playing time. Very nice kid, I hope everthing works out for him at Valpo.
    kg, I've got a question for you and don't take it the wrong way because I am sincerely interested.

    Why do so many (or it seems that way) kids feel the need to pick up and transfer to "get more playing time"? Or is that the polite way of saying there wasn't going to be a scholarship available? 95% of athletes will not make it to the next level so why don't they focus on enjoying the athletic experience that 99% of the rest of us don't get and get a degree in something that interests them and is useful the rest of their life?

    Okay, I think that was 3 questions. Thanks.



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    Re: Cory Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by hort4cy View Post
    kg, I've got a question for you and don't take it the wrong way because I am sincerely interested.

    Why do so many (or it seems that way) kids feel the need to pick up and transfer to "get more playing time"? Or is that the polite way of saying there wasn't going to be a scholarship available? 95% of athletes will not make it to the next level so why don't they focus on enjoying the athletic experience that 99% of the rest of us don't get and get a degree in something that interests them and is useful the rest of their life?

    Okay, I think that was 3 questions. Thanks.
    If you were on any sports team would you want to sit on the bench? Its the nature of sports and competition, you want to play as much as possible.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hort4cy View Post
    kg, I've got a question for you and don't take it the wrong way because I am sincerely interested.

    Why do so many (or it seems that way) kids feel the need to pick up and transfer to "get more playing time"? Or is that the polite way of saying there wasn't going to be a scholarship available? 95% of athletes will not make it to the next level so why don't they focus on enjoying the athletic experience that 99% of the rest of us don't get and get a degree in something that interests them and is useful the rest of their life?

    Okay, I think that was 3 questions. Thanks.
    It's a combination of things some want a change, some are pushed out, some don't feel like they can beat out the guys in front of them. You never hear about the ones that do stick it out, because everything is kept internal.



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    If I wanted to play basketball and the writing was on the wall at School A I'd think about transferring. These guys have been playing all of their lives. Being a practice dummy isn't exactly a piece of cake mentally.



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    Re: Cory Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    If I wanted to play basketball and the writing was on the wall at School A I'd think about transferring. These guys have been playing all of their lives. Being a practice dummy isn't exactly a piece of cake mentally.
    There's a lot to be said about doing your best and helping your team to improve instead of bailing out because someone is better than you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hort4cy View Post
    There's a lot to be said about doing your best and helping your team to improve instead of bailing out because someone is better than you.
    Most of these kids only get 1 shot at playing... Can't fault a kid for wanting to make the most of a very short period in their lives....



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    You have to remember that alot of these kids have been the best on their team no matter what level up to this point. They all have NBA dreams and when those start to become shattered dreams or they aren't the best playeron their team for the first time ever it is very difficult. A change of school can help alot, take a look at Tasheed Carr for example.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    You have to remember that alot of these kids have been the best on their team no matter what level up to this point. They all have NBA dreams and when those start to become shattered dreams or they aren't the best playeron their team for the first time ever it is very difficult. A change of school can help alot, take a look at Tasheed Carr for example.
    Tasheed Carr didn't need to change schools to be successful. He was already getting a lot of playing time at ISU and had a bright future no matter where he played.



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    Re: Cory Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by hort4cy View Post
    kg, I've got a question for you and don't take it the wrong way because I am sincerely interested.

    Why do so many (or it seems that way) kids feel the need to pick up and transfer to "get more playing time"? Or is that the polite way of saying there wasn't going to be a scholarship available? 95% of athletes will not make it to the next level so why don't they focus on enjoying the athletic experience that 99% of the rest of us don't get and get a degree in something that interests them and is useful the rest of their life?

    Okay, I think that was 3 questions. Thanks.

    Just a guess, but I think there's a chance that the realization that playing at the next level (NBA) is not going to happen is exactly why some players choose to transfer. If they know that college is where their athletic career will end, they will make choices to maximize that opportunity, which might be a focus on more playing time elsewhere.



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    Tasheed Carr played in 9 conference games his sophomore year He avg. just over 11 minutes, 2 points and 1 rebound. That is not a lot of playing time and I'm pretty sure if you asked him he thought he needed to leave to be successful.


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    Re: Cory Johnson

    I was able to watch Cory in some summer workouts as a freshman and i told him he reminded me of Larry Bird.Of course there is only 1 Bird but you gotta love Cory's work ethic's and wish him the best of luck.



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    Re: Cory Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by akaclone View Post
    I was able to watch Cory in some summer workouts as a freshman and i told him he reminded me of Larry Bird.Of course there is only 1 Bird but you gotta love Cory's work ethic's and wish him the best of luck.
    CJ's game really shines in a scrimmage/pickup game...Mac would have played him more if he was a better rebounder...



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