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    Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Someone please help me find the Kool-Aid because I'm really scared we will not be Dancing in the next two years without HB (don't worry, this is not a HB thread). Let me also say that I am a McDermott supporter, who believes he has been very unlucky. I want to be optimistic, but in this thread I am going to be realistic.

    '09-'10
    Next year we have a decent shot at making the Tournament, but I think we fall short. Reason being, our guard court. DG has improved but still has a long ways to go to be a star. Buckley showed a lot of promise but I'm not sure he is going to take that huge step forward that we need him to take. And Colvin is probably going to be the most athletic and talented guard we have next year, but he is still a freshmen. My point is, we do not have that dominant guard to carry us a long. Eik, Lucca and Booz are good players but they are role players.

    I do believe Craig will be around and with Gilstrap in the lineup, we should definately be putting up a lot more points.

    '10-'11
    This is where it really sucks because I believe our guard court will be MUCH improved. Problem? We most likely lose our two leading scorers (Brackins and Gilstrap). Who will fill in those shoes? Dendy? Barnes? Maybe, but that's looking like a VERY long shot.

    I don't think we have a big-man on our roster, or verbally committed who could even come close to filling in those shoes. That means GMac will have to hit up the Juco's very hard.


    I'm not sure Greg can weather 5 seasons of no NCAA Tournament. Please tell me how he is going to get it done because I don't want to be looking for another coach so soon.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    I can't help you.

    I bet AClone can, though.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    I got noooooo candy for you...


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    If Craig stays we have a fighting chance at an NCAA bid. That's all I got.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    My koolade:

    I will go back to ISU, get a 2nd degree, walk on with my 5'-6" 145 pound frame...put the team on my back, and win a championship.


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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    I can't help you.

    I bet AClone can, though.
    Haha cue Aclone and cyismydog to tell us how great we are going to be. How talented we are, how we have this new up tempo offense that nobody has ever seen in the history of college basketball.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    My koolade:

    I will go back to ISU, get a 2nd degree, walk on with my 5'-6" 145 pound frame...put the team on my back, and win a championship.
    You couldn't put Eikmeier on your back! How the hell are you going to carry the whole team?



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Haha cue Aclone and cyismydog to tell us how great we are going to be. How talented we are, how we have this new up tempo offense that nobody has ever seen in the history of college basketball.
    How dare you suggest we're poised for anything but a breakthrough! You can't be a real fan if you don't predict massive improvement out of thin air! I mean, these guys said we'd be better w/out Wes Johnson, and they really nailed that one on the head. BAD FAN! BAD FAN!


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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    I obviously don't think that there is a replacement to Brackins and/or Gilstrap (depending on his play) that is currently on our roster. I do think, however, that Hamilton will be a much better player than what we have seen. Don't forget that the kid is a freshman. I am certainly not saying that he will be a stud, but I see some Jared Homan in the kid and maybe as a junior we will start to see it.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Players do get better and do develop. All isnt lost.


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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Also we have not seen LA Pomlee play yet either.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Players do get better and do develop. All isnt lost.
    No they don't, they get worse. How dare you think positive thoughts. We are ISU, remember. Nothing good ever happens to us.



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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    If Eik bulks up this off-season i think he will surprise some people..he can get to the lane but he just wasn't durable enough this year because he was so small


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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    Quote Originally Posted by wags View Post
    If Eik bulks up this off-season i think he will surprise some people..he can get to the lane but he just wasn't durable enough this year because he was so small
    Get Ham better. Get LA on the court. Get Buck better. There is raw talent on this team it just had to be coached up.


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    Re: Need Some B'Ball Kool-Aid...

    I honestly believe we have some good talent off the bench in Eik, Ham, Christopherson and Pomlee. The problem is, I don't see that being good enough to make the Tournament. I think we are going to have to find one or two more difference makers in the Juco rankings.



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