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    Exclamation Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    This is a good article from cyclones.com


    AMES, Iowa- His numbers and accolades are too impressive to ignore any longer. You can now make the case that Iowa State sophomore forward Craig Brackins has emerged as an elite player in the Big 12 Conference.
    Looking at numbers alone, Brackins has it covered. Third in the Big 12 in scoring (18.1 ppg) and fourth in the league in rebounding (8.8 rpg). You want double-doubles, the big man is third in the league in that category, posting seven in his last 13 games.

    Link: http://www.cyclones.com/ViewArticle....ATCLID=3651204


    AND now that he has put up 42 agenst KU what are your thought?


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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    I liked how he chose Dominique Wilkins. Dominique was a quiet talent. Under appreciated in my book. Says alot about Craig to pick a man like Dominique.



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Biggest athletic thrill: My first dunk in sixth grade

    Not fair.


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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Biggest athletic thrill: My first dunk in sixth grade

    Not fair.
    QFT. 6th grade I'm not even sure I could touch the net, let alone dunk



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    QFT. 6th grade I'm not even sure I could touch the net, let alone dunk

    I could......





    On a 7 foot basket.



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    I knew a few kids that dunked in 6th grade but none of them grew another inch...



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I knew a few kids that dunked in 6th grade but none of them grew another inch...
    How tall were they?


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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    How tall were they?
    at the time, 6'1" - 6'3" I guess...



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    I ain't going to call Craig one of the best until he does well against the best... It's not just about what your stats are, but how you pick them up. IMO, he picks up a lot of points during irrelevent times and/or against inferior opponents...


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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Id say hes one of the best in the big 12


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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Not much new here, but I liked the following quote in the article:

    Kansas tried everything to stop Brackins, but wound up as helpless as a camp counselor in a “Friday the 13th” flick.
    Collins outshined in Ames : Kansan.com



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    There's about 5 CB-related threads on the front page now, so I wasn't sure where to post this, but here's a blurb from today's Lawrence paper:

    Kansas University coach Bill Self said Sunday he could not remember a player having a better game against one of his teams than Iowa State sophomore Craig Brackins had Sunday.


    The 6-foot-10 Brackins scored 42 points off 11-of-19 shooting and 17-of-21 free throwing in KU’s 15-point victory.


    “After thinking about it, I don’t think anybody ever has gotten 42,” Self said. “Beasley had 39. Arthur Johnson 37. Durant something like 35, 37.”


    Kansas State’s Michael Beasley scored 39 in KU’s 88-74 victory over KSU on March 1, 2008, in Allen Fieldhouse. Johnson had 37 in KU’s 84-82 victory over Missouri on March 7, 2004, in Columbia, Mo. Kevin Durant had 37 in KU’s 88-84 overtime victory over Texas on March 11, 2007, in Oklahoma City.


    Also, Missouri’s Thomas Gardner had 40 in KU’s 89-86 loss to the Tigers on Jan. 16, 2006, in Columbia.


    “They said he was the best performer in the country yesterday on ESPN’s late night (hoops) show,” Self said of Brackins. “If he is not a first-team all-Big 12 player going into our game, I think he is going to have a lot of people vote him on that team, including me. He played well yesterday. He was the biggest stud in our league yesterday.”
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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    It would be nice if someone else stepped up too.


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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Man, if he only would have brought that same level of intensity against Iowa, Drake, South Dakota State, etc....

    The great ones bring it every night. Craig has a chance to be great, but he isn't there yet.



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    Re: Craig Brackins: One of the Big 12's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Id say hes one of the best in the big 12

    Me too.


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