What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program
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    What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    I guess somebody needs to clue me in on recent legal problems with the ISU basketball program. The last problems I remember were Homan & Vroman's issues back in the spring of 2003- almost 4 years ago!

    I've seen a number of posts saying G-Mac has to take severe action and kick Mike Taylor off ISU's hoop team to send a strong message to the rest of the team. There are other posters who say they don't want Mike Taylor's actions to drag down the ISU program and that we should have high standards.

    Where were you folks during the Tim Floyd and Larry Eustachy years? Were you calling for those coaches heads and demanding guys like Kenny Pratt, Vroman, Homan, etc be booted from the ISU hoops team? Did you care that players didn't graduate? That 50% of the kids transferred out.

    It seems to me many of you just turned your heads because ISU was winning Big 12 titles. Now that G-Mac is building the program from scratch and expectations aren't high- then Mike Taylor's life is expendable!

    Mike Taylor has made mistakes & needs to be penalized. I agree that ISU should have high standards and IMO G-Mac is the best thing to EVER happen to ISU MBB. G-Mac will DEMAND that his players perform on the court, in the classroom and be good citizens. That doesn't mean he should discard Mike Taylor after a couple personal problems.

    IMO way too many people want to run-off Mike Taylor because we could then recruit another potential stud. Unless there is more to the Mike Taylor story, I say he should keep his scholarship even if it means he never plays another minute for the ISU hoops team.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Hehe.. Kenny Pratt, oh the memories!



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Quote Originally Posted by isugcs View Post
    Hehe.. Kenny Pratt, oh the memories!
    Remember when he was running from police in Des Moines after one of his games against the Des Moines Dragons....I think it was WHO that was following him on foot...classic...



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Wow, it's like you read my mind. Excellent post.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    I agree.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    I also agree with what you say, but I just had to laugh about Kenny P.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    How about Sam Mack, I think he knocked off a Burger King.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    rworkman83, yeah Kenny played for the Fargo Bees, I believe?

    Another time, I remember when Pratt and the other senior ISU players (some time after their season was done) played some exhibition game at our high school against our HS alumni team in Huxley. Anyways, the Ames PD showed up and somehow he eluded them after that, I don't remember what quite happened.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    How about Sam Mack, I think he knocked off a Burger King.
    Sam Mack didn't rob a burger king, Levon White did and had Sam Mack so scared when he threatened him if he didn't join him in the robbery he would kill him. This is why Sammy boy peed his pants in the parking lot. Then he transfers down to Arizona? I think and within a year was charged for raping a woman if I remember correctly.

    I was in school when this fiasco took place and you know what the funniest part about one starting MBB player and one starting FB player robbing this store was? This Burger King had ISU team pictures all throughout the restaraunt including the current MBB and FB roster pictures above the tills where Levon was pointing the gun with NO mask on. What a bunch of morons.

    Totally agree with you isucy86 on your post.



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Mack transferred to Arizona State and then played several years in the NBA. ISU also had another really good player during that time named Mark Baugh, I think he flunked out of school.


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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    If you are a black athlete, always rob the hometown Burger King. They will never figure out what hit them.


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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post

    This Burger King had ISU team pictures all throughout the restaraunt including the current MBB and FB roster pictures above the tills where Levon was pointing the gun with NO mask on.
    If I remember correctly, all they did was wear sunglasses and had turtleneck sweater with the collars pulled up over their mouths. I even heard that one of the BK employees even said "Hi Sam" before the robbery.

    On a side note, Belefia Parks was a recruit at the time Kenny Pratt & the boys first got to ISU. He was kicked off the team for trying to steal stereo equipment from KMart. If you remember that incident in Des Moines when Pratt ran out of the Gym after a game (Des Moines Dragons?) and Channel 13(?) was there to film it all, the person he is talking to under the basket is Carlo Walton, another Floyd recruit who was suspended for academics. When the camera crew follows Pratt out of the gym and jumps in a van and takes off, guess who was driving the van? Lou Parks. Belefia "Lou" Parks...



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    Re: What are Some of the Recent Legal Problems with ISU's MBB Program

    Kenny pratt chase on foot was classic...if i remember the dude wasnt wearing any shoes or socks running outside and trying to hide



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