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    My only concern

    Is whether Brackins stays or goes. We've known for a few weeks the rest of this season is just a formality. I've long thought he would be back regardless but the guy is just producing huge numbers. Right now he's averaging right about 22 ppg and 10 rpg in the Big 12.

    Really when you look at it that way I can't even remember the last Big 12 player that averaged a double-double that stayed. I can't remember many nationwide players that average a double-double in conference and stay. I know Hansborough did last year, but he's generally regarded as much better college player than a pro prospect. I can't think of another player off the top of my head at all. Honestly at this point we better hope Gilstrap is an absolute monster.



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    Re: My only concern

    I agree.

    My concern is that losing games is wearing on CB and will push him toward leaving. Winning games like these would ease my mind a bit.



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    Re: My only concern

    I'm pretty sure he's staying, as are most players/people associated with the program.



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    Re: My only concern

    Unless something changes, Brackins is gone IMO. At the very least he's going to declare and not hire an agent. Once he goes through the process and is confirmed to be a 1st rounder, buh bye. Unless he gets hurt or does horrible at the pre-draft camp, he's golden.

    That means another painful season next year. This fanbase can't handle another season like the last two.



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    Re: My only concern

    I do not know why everyone thinks he will be leaving. Did he not just say a couple weeks ago that he thinks he needs to be here for four years? It was not like we have gotten much worse since those comments. He knew the season was going to end like this. Between that and him needed to put on about another 20 pounds to have a decent chance of being a good player in the NBA. I just don't see how he could leave.



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    Re: My only concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordyo5 View Post
    I do not know why everyone thinks he will be leaving. Did he not just say a couple weeks ago that he thinks he needs to be here for four years? It was not like we have gotten much worse since those comments. He knew the season was going to end like this. Between that and him needed to put on about another 20 pounds to have a decent chance of being a good player in the NBA. I just don't see how he could leave.
    Common misconception, but no, he did not. The quote was something to the effect of, "I'll be here as long as I need to be." Doesn't really clear up anything, and in fact, makes me tend to think he's gone.



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    Re: My only concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordyo5 View Post
    I do not know why everyone thinks he will be leaving. Did he not just say a couple weeks ago that he thinks he needs to be here for four years? It was not like we have gotten much worse since those comments. He knew the season was going to end like this. Between that and him needed to put on about another 20 pounds to have a decent chance of being a good player in the NBA. I just don't see how he could leave.
    I can say all the stuff I want as well but that doesnt mean that stuff is going to happen.


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    Re: My only concern

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Is whether Brackins stays or goes. We've known for a few weeks the rest of this season is just a formality. I've long thought he would be back regardless but the guy is just producing huge numbers. Right now he's averaging right about 22 ppg and 10 rpg in the Big 12.

    Really when you look at it that way I can't even remember the last Big 12 player that averaged a double-double that stayed. I can't remember many nationwide players that average a double-double in conference and stay. I know Hansborough did last year, but he's generally regarded as much better college player than a pro prospect. I can't think of another player off the top of my head at all. Honestly at this point we better hope Gilstrap is an absolute monster.
    I just posted something similar. We need Gilstrap to be at a minimum "Stinston-esque" in scoring and court leadership or we're hosed again. Brackins stays, we're legitimate - he goes we're Colorado.



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    Re: My only concern

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    I'm pretty sure he's staying, as are most players/people associated with the program.
    Not so fast. According to one of the coaches on the staff I talked to this week if he is a guaranteed a top 15 draft pick in the draft he will be gone. The coach even indicated they would encourage him to go if it was 100% certain he was a top 15 pick.

    Now the issue becomes if he will be a "guaranteed" top 15 draft pick. There will be plenty of people telling him he is and ultimately it will be his decision.



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    Re: My only concern

    Greg needs him to stay all 4 years because we don't go dancing without him (unless we get Barnes) in 2012.



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    Re: My only concern

    This is the key. If Brackins stays next year, he bridges the gap and I think the ISU program is back where it belongs. If he goes, then we are going to have to have kids step up big time.



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    Re: My only concern

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I agree.

    My concern is that losing games is wearing on CB and will push him toward leaving. Winning games like these would ease my mind a bit.
    exactly. This has got to be tough on him...as with anyone else on the team. Only difference is he has pro options. Probably not a good choice (ie stinson/ Blalock) but still still has the choice.


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    Re: My only concern

    I said it in another thread, but I think there's about a 75% chance that Brackins is gone after this year. It shouldn't shock anyone when he declares for the draft initially but doesn't hire an agent right away. His play in camps and individual team workouts will ultimately determine his fate, but if the draft were tomorrow, I assume that he would be a mid to late first-rounder, which would mean he will make about $1 million for three years, guaranteed money. I know I wouldn't pass that up, and I don't think Craig would either.



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    Re: My only concern

    Thanks for the picture KU, it looked good for the most part thanks to copyworks!



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    Re: My only concern

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I agree.

    My concern is that losing games is wearing on CB and will push him toward leaving. Winning games like these would ease my mind a bit.
    Yup.



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