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    Stinson In Europe

    As most have already heard Curtis has left Europe to come back to the U.S. after just 7 games. His game didn't seem to translate into anything special in Europe, he averaged 14 points 4 assists on 46% shooting in 32 minutes. Its too bad Curtis left a year early for what now does not look like much, he and Taylor would have been an interesting backcourt. I would guess we would be 11-2 with him and still be in the hunt for the tournament. Hopefully for him and his family he can catch on in a new league soon! Good luck Curtis!


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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    That is too bad. It really hits home now that he should of stayed 1 more year at ISU. It makes you really wonder what is going through their head and who is talking to them when they decide to come out early.


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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    I don't blame him for coming out early, but it is really disappointing what happened. I hope he gets a shot somewhere. He has the game to be a solid pro, even if it is not in the NBA.



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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    Curtis Stinson is not in the NBA because he does not have NBA talent. No consistent outside shot and that tear drop will never land in the NBA. Also, he has a 3 month old baby back here in the USA to take care of. He might be better off getting a job to support mom and little Curtis(by the way, the new born is named Curtis).



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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    McDermott and Stinson would have mixed like oil and water.


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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by PlymouthCy View Post
    McDermott and Stinson would have mixed like oil and water.
    Based on what? He seems to mix well with Mike Taylor, and in my opinion his game has a lot more problems than Stinsons right now.



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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by ajjohnson View Post
    Based on what? He seems to mix well with Mike Taylor, and in my opinion his game has a lot more problems than Stinsons right now.
    Mike Taylor does not have as bad of an attitude as Stinson did. As far as Stinson and Taylor being a good back court, those two would never get along.


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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    although i might agree that Stinson and Taylor might not go well together, can you guys imagine if Stinson and Blalock were playing together under Mac? How much better would they be this year?

    I think they both could have been first round picks this year if they would have stayed around and played under a new coach.



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    I think if they wanted to have a chance to play in the NBA, they should have tried last year. I don't like it, but I think it was the best decision. If Blalock was the last pick in the draft last year (Which is looking to be one of the worst drafts in a LONG time) where would they be drafted this year in one of the deepest drafts in a long time?




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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    The odds of making it in the NBA (and consequently making big money) are extremely long. You have to have the right mentality, the right size / athleticism, the right game, and find the right situation.

    So many guys think they can make it...the reality is few can. Many great college players can't make the transition to the NBA. And the money overseas is not that good. Not to mention the lifestyle...how about playing pro ball in Israel and having to fear for the next suicide bomber!?



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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    If you can shoot, you should be able to find a spot on a squad somewhere. NBA shooting is almost worse than college level shooting. Take away Kobe and some others, and it would be worse.


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    Re: Stinson In Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone#1 View Post
    The odds of making it in the NBA (and consequently making big money) are extremely long. You have to have the right mentality, the right size / athleticism, the right game, and find the right situation.

    So many guys think they can make it...the reality is few can. Many great college players can't make the transition to the NBA. And the money overseas is not that good. Not to mention the lifestyle...how about playing pro ball in Israel and having to fear for the next suicide bomber!?
    You and Bryce are right on. He's the classic tweener with no true position. He can't shoot well enough for a 2 and isn't quick enough with a good enough handle to play the 1. He would take it to the basket like a football player in college and have no trouble overpowering college players, but he would have gone from being one of the stongest players on the court to being one of the weakest and slowest. I agree his his best shot was probably to go last year, but the NBA takes a combination of god given size and athleticism, hard work, and luck, it truly is a long shot even for college allstars.

    Despite some posters on here thinking otherwise, he was a great college player, who could have been a lot better with a Floyd, Eustachy, or GMac instilling some discipline in him. He did lead us to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament and the NIT final four, and played many games for us with a broken hand, which a lot of players wouldn't have been tough enough to do.



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