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    Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    What if Johnson would've never left Iowa State? - CBSSports.com

    There's nothing in the article that people here don't know about, but it's the first time I've seen this angle in the national media.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    IF......



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Reading articles like that are really painful but I doubt we would have Gilstrap on this team if WJ was still here.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Just think if Craig Brackins was never born... Who would we have to replace him? and where would we be now?!?!


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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Couple tweets from last night:

    ESPNAndyKatz Jim Boeheim didn't hesitate to promote Wesley Johnson as a lottery pick . He's likely one-and-done at SU. He's 5years removed from HS.

    ebosshoops Funny to see everybody jockin Wes Johnson. He was a stud @Iowa State.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    yeah I suppose it is a consolation that he beat UNC and that ISU gets some national attention. But really I just try not to think about it, losing Wes was probably the biggest blow to the McDermott era.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    If Johnson had stayed and enjoyed a breakout year last season, I doubt if he would have been around this year. He may or may not have been ready for the draft, but his "handlers" would have almost certainly pushed him in that direction.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    We all knew what we lost when he transferred. If he had played for us last year, he'd already be a household name (or possibly in the NBA already). Can't argue with the press he'll get at Syracuse though.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Tough to swallow it, but I like our team. I don't want WJ if he can't handle a little coaching anyways.


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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Think about this:

    If WJ stayed an ISU made the tourney last year....maybe Craig is gone. He said he came back to accomplish more here.


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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    I can't decide if I'm sick of the "iowa state transfer" tag that seems to be mandatory at every WJ reference. On second thought, its kind of funny that Iowa State is going to be mentioned all season long - if we can get some big wins this year then we'll be in the national conversation double the amount.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Think about this:

    If WJ stayed an ISU made the tourney last year....maybe Craig is gone. He said he came back to accomplish more here.
    Thats true but I doubt he drops 42 on Kansas and I also doubt he has the type of season he had last year with Wesley on that team.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    We all knew what we lost when he transferred. If he had played for us last year, he'd already be a household name (or possibly in the NBA already). Can't argue with the press he'll get at Syracuse though.
    Do you read the posts on this site? Some of us know but there appears to be a decent portion of those on this site that believe we are better off without him.

    This is clearly water under the bridge but what always baffled me is why so many on this site put 100% of the blame for his departure on WJ and totally exonerated GM in the matter.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    I hate the what if game...

    There's so many what if's... What if Wes Johnson was a crappy D1 basketball player?
    What if Wes Johnson only grew to be 5'11"?
    What if Wes Johnson never signed with Iowa State in the first place?

    No... as the National Media... let's pick one that rubs a sore spot on a fan base and discuss that instead. It doesn't matter... every one of the "what if's" doesn't matter... because they are "didn't happens".

    How about every team that wanted Wes Johnson after he transferred. What if he went to Team XYZ? Sucks for them that he didn't.



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    Re: Parrish: What if Johnson would've never left

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Do you read the posts on this site? Some of us know but there appears to be a decent portion of those on this site that believe we are better off without him.
    Pretty tough to make an argument that we're better off without him. That, I believe, would be sour grapes talking.



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