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    Some love for Craig!

    This was from the Jay Bilas blog this morning about underrated players. He has Craig Brackins in there. Its good to see him getting some love from the national guys.

    Craig Brackins, Iowa State: A skilled big man who can step away from the basket, Brackins has the chance to be an outstanding college player. He averaged 11 points and five rebounds per game last season and shot 73 percent from the free-throw line. As he learns how to play, Brackins can bring Iowa State back.



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    I've always liked Bilas. Seems to know his stuff.



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    I'm curious to see how his 3-pt game looks. Which game was it last year where he went off? Mizzou?


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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I'm curious to see how his 3-pt game looks. Which game was it last year where he went off? Mizzou?
    It was the Baylor game where he had 8 three pointers.



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Baylor



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I'm curious to see how his 3-pt game looks. Which game was it last year where he went off? Mizzou?
    Baylor. 33 points. I was there. We lost. As usual.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I'm curious to see how his 3-pt game looks. Which game was it last year where he went off? Mizzou?
    I was thinking it was at Baylor. I personally hope he doesn't stray out to the 3 point line very often.


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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    I guess that question was answered.....


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    Stupid Baylor, they were the only team that beat me consistently on NCAA basketball for the super nintendo.



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    I thought for sure a picture of Kelsey Bolte was going to pop up



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    I was thinking it was at Baylor. I personally hope he doesn't stray out to the 3 point line very often.
    You're right. We don't need another perimeter guy. However, if he's open, and hot, he's gotta shoot it. He (and JVB) can create some big mismatches out there. If CB can learn to fake, and take a couple of dribbles to the basket, he will be very tough to guard.



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Thanks, guys. My memory isn't all that awesome sometimes.

    I agree that I hope he doesn't stray out too far too often, as we really need him down-low. However, if he's able to consistently hit the 3 and he's open, I hope we don't limit him. The problem with Jiri was that he was pretty convinced he was better at the 3 than he really was.


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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    I was thinking it was at Baylor. I personally hope he doesn't stray out to the 3 point line very often.
    Depends on the matchup. Last year, we didn't rebound well enough, and didn't have good enough dribble penetrators to allow Brackins to stray far.

    This year, i'm thinking we'll rebound better, so i really would like to see Brackins out in 3-point space more. If you put JVB, Brackins, and Thompson in the game simultaneously, i think that either Brackins or JVB should be drifting to the 3-point line regularly, to try to open lanes for Buckley, Garrett and (hopefully) Staiger to penetrate and either dump or finish.



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Quote Originally Posted by ce1 View Post
    This year, i'm thinking we'll rebound better, so i really would like to see Brackins out in 3-point space more. If you put JVB, Brackins, and Thompson in the game simultaneously, i think that either Brackins or JVB should be drifting to the 3-point line regularly, to try to open lanes for Buckley, Garrett and (hopefully) Staiger to penetrate and either dump or finish.

    How are we going to rebound better losing our top three rebounders?



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    Re: Some love for Craig!

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    How are we going to rebound better losing our top three rebounders?
    Good question. I don't think we will.

    However, based on the HS and JC statistics, Pomlee, Hamilton, Mann, and JVB are all decent rebounders. Craig is pretty good as well. Of course, Pomlee and Mann may get redshirts.

    I think we struggle to get to the rpg numbers we had last season.


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