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    Sporting News BB All Americans

    This honestly has no credibility in my opinion. I can understand Brackins not being first team, but didn't even make 2nd OR 3rd team status. Ridiculous! SN Sucks!

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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Eh, I expected him to be 3rd team at best.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Same thing happened with Gatens and Kelly getting snubbed for all-conference honors. The people that vote (do they vote) for these things only look at the overall records of each team.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    I am OK with it maybe the fewer awards he gets the more likely he will be back next year.


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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    I've never seen Jordan Hill play but the rest look fine to me.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    I was supprised Gatens didn't get 3rd team.


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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Same thing happened with Gatens and Kelly getting snubbed for all-conference honors. The people that vote (do they vote) for these things only look at the overall records of each team.
    I agree Kelly got snubbed, but Gatens?



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    I agree Kelly got snubbed, but Gatens?
    Gatens is an integral part of Iowa's offense, and what Iowa wants to do in general. Without Gatens, Iowa isn't nearly as good (relatively), while OSU would still be pretty decent without Buford.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    I really don't think Hansbrough, Thabeet,and maybe even Hill deserve the honors they got but what do I know. I'd move Harangody up and put Brackins at 3rd team, Hansbrough maybe 3rd team, and I'm sure there are a few more deserving PF/C's out there for the 2nd team.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    They all got better publicity. One thing brackins does not have...this year.


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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Just because Gatens was an integral part of the offense (which stunk), doesn't make him all conference. I didn't see them play much, but if Iowa had two guys that were All Conference worthy, woulnd't that make them a big underacheiver?



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I've never seen Jordan Hill play but the rest look fine to me.
    Hill is very good



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I've never seen Jordan Hill play but the rest look fine to me.
    He's a monster down low. Similar size to Brackins - but the two bodies look completely different. Hill is cut and very muscular, Brackins looks to be put together just not the same development from a physical standpoint.

    His numbers 18 and 11 are slightly less then CB's, but he's on a team that has other players that can score. CB was solo this year - but next year he will pace his team into the tourney with Colvin and Gilstrap adding the punch this team really needed!!!!

    When he decides to come back, Craig will be in contention for Player of the Year, lead his team to a 4th place finish in the Big 12 and be a top 8 pick in the draft.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Gatens is an integral part of Iowa's offense, and what Iowa wants to do in general. Without Gatens, Iowa isn't nearly as good (relatively), while OSU would still be pretty decent without Buford.
    This has nothing to do with All-Conference voting, however. Unless there is an MVP voting.



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    Re: Sporting News BB All Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Gatens is an integral part of Iowa's offense, and what Iowa wants to do in general. Without Gatens, Iowa isn't nearly as good (relatively), while OSU would still be pretty decent without Buford.
    It doesn't appear that Gatens is All-American material today!!!



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