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    Metrics to use for setting expectations

    Over the past few days, I've been reading all the different expectations for the present Clone MBB team. Watching 3 good games got quite a few hopes up, and then along came CU...

    After 20+ years of watching Big 8/Big 12 MBB, I've found the following metrics to be quite useful in setting my expectations for how well the team will do. Here's they are...drumroll...

    **** no post game = mediocre/poor conference season ****
    **** perimieter oriented game = mediocre/poor conference season ****

    Obviously, stuff like injuries, suspensions, and Burger King hold-ups can happen during a season and throw reasonable expectations into the dumper, but in general, there has to be a decent post game in order for a Big 12 team to do well. Meyer (senior year), Cato, Fizer (final year), Shirley, Homan (senior year) come to mind.

    I don't expect ISU to be a serious conference contender until the Clones can consistently get 20-30 points in the paint, with 15-20 of those coming from the post position. It's just too easy to shut down a perimeter game with good defense.

    Needless to say, I've not really had high expectations for ISU MBB for a number of years. LE was pretty much a washout at recruiting post players (did he or TF recuirt Fizer??? - anyway, there wasn't much after Fizer). Homan was a nice surprise for his senior year.

    However, I am quite optimistic, because I believe that GMac knows the importance of the post game, and that ISU will have a strong post game in a couple of years. Until that happens, my advice would be, for your sanity's sake, don't set high expectations.


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    Re: Metrics to use for setting expectations

    Jiri was ready to go but Cory, Brock, Mike and Dodie pretty much ignored him. Shame on the guards. They are not out there to shoot threes all the time.


    We played like a WM team from last year.


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    Re: Metrics to use for setting expectations

    that's what i was saying earlier, about high expectations this year. with a young inexperienced team these things happen....Setting high expectations causes me to fix holes in walls and buy new remotes...



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    Re: Metrics to use for setting expectations

    Couldn't agree more with your assessment.

    We gotta get a big corn fed Iowa boy down on the blocks and we will be good to go.



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    Re: Metrics to use for setting expectations

    Floyd recruited Fizer!



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    Re: Metrics to use for setting expectations

    Hey, what about the high post of one Sammy Hill?!

    I don't want some "corn fed Iowa boy" on the block unless he is athletic...look around, the great teams have post guys that can run, jump, and block/alter shots...and even step outside and face up when need be.

    A Tyrus Thomas type (at LSU last year) is what we need. Or look at Kevin Durant at Texas...these are the post players of today!



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