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    My Take on Barnes

    Hey guys, just my take on Barnes.


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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Well said and I couldn't agree more. I am elated that he is choosing now, so we don't have to put up with more home detectives trying to glean info from some action of HB. Just let him pick and lets move on with our lives.


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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    I don't know.......just makes too much sense.


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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Nice writeup Khaal53, Thanks.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    Hey guys, just my take on Barnes.


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    - Personally, I am mentally prepared that he will select UNC or Duke.

    - I will be super excited if he selects ISU.

    - I will be super ****** off if he goes to KU.

    - I will be super confused if he selects OU or UCLA.

    I put our odds more at 25%, between UNC, Duke, KU and ISU.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWarning View Post
    - Personally, I am mentally prepared that he will select UNC or Duke.

    - I will be super excited if he selects ISU.

    - I will be super ****** off if he goes to KU.

    - I will be super confused if he selects OU or UCLA.

    I put our odds more at 25%, between UNC, Duke, KU and ISU.
    Yeah I am in the same boat as you. Will be thrilled if we get him, disappointed a little if we don't, but flat-out ****** off if he goes to KU!



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Still don't think the kid has the audacity to invite the public to a press conference to announce he's going elsewhere. If I have any source of optimism, this is it.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    Still don't think the kid has the audacity to invite the public to a press conference to announce he's going elsewhere. If I have any source of optimism, this is it.
    You think he's firmly entrenched?



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    You think he's firmly entrenched?
    It's hard to say. This kid doesn't act like your usual 17 year old so it's impossible to tell.

    Most would not consider the possibility of delivering bad news to your hometown in front of hundreds of people nor would they do it early and have to stick around the rest of the year. With HB, I guess you just don't know because he hasn't acted like a teenager in all of this.

    Not saying it means he's coming here, just saying it's my biggest source of optimism.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Here's my take, since i know everyone is super-interested in it

    1. Throw Oklahoma out - HB has said academics are important, and this school doesn't fit academically with the others.

    2. Throw UCLA out - Mom has said that HB is a small-town kid, and this is the only big town school on the list.

    3. Throw KU out - recent fight between Basketball and football dissuades HB from going here. The throwdown style isn't him, he's too cerebral to hang with these guys.

    4. Throw ISU out - wants to win national championship, probably not here unless Brackins stays (which makes the new rumors of Brackins on the fence about his senior year interesting)

    5. Throw Duke out - wants a business undergrad school, this is more of a business grad school. Plus, elite private school doesn't seem to be HB, as indicated by his commitment to stay in Ames his senior year.

    That leaves UNC as the most likely candidate, IMHO: Strong business school, national champion contender, small-town atmosphere

    That also means that if the rumor that kg-cyclone posted about Brackins being 50/50 about returning for his senior year is true, that this might be motivation for HB coming to ISU.


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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Good write up. Of course fans of all of the other schools will be ****** at the suggestion that ISU has even a .01% chance.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    You think he's firmly entrenched?
    That phrase should be **** out.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    I don't know if I would say that UNC has a better business school than Duke. My father played basketball at ISU and then went on to Harvard Business School. That would be the better way for him to go!



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    from what i've read, Duke doesn't have an undergrad business college. Graduate program yes, but no undergrad.



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    Re: My Take on Barnes

    My take on Barne's decision.

    He doesn't fit well with the Kansas players, they're too thuggish. Grew up a die hard Iowa State and UNC fan. Eliminates Duke. Deep down in his heart, he hates Roy Williams for pummeling Iowa State with Iowa players, and he want's to stick it to him.

    Signs with Iowa State.



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