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    Could HB be a bust?

    I just finished watching that Ejim highlight video and came away very impressed. He seems to be very athletic and smooth.

    Got me thinking about missing out on getting HB. When I saw his highlights on the news (which was rare because I live in KC and only could see them when visiting) they weren't as impressive as all the hype built them up to be. I understand that all of the experts couldn't be wrong about HB but I am just curious to know from the people that has seen him in person what you think.

    With North Carolina down right now is there any way he gets there and winning doesn't come so easy or he isn't a star right away and finds his way back to ames?

    Our luck - he would go to UNI to be with little Mac.

    Sorry for the HB thread and I will end it by saying that I really wanted him and it was nice to actually be in the running for a player of his caliber. Still hoping he ends up at Iowa State somehow.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    Only time will tell....

    ....but I doubt it.



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    I don't think Ejim was a fallback position, so that's awesome. I am really looking forward to this guy.

    Since there will be someone mentioning overhyping, might as well do it. From the highlight video, I see no reason not to expect 55 ppg, 25 rbg, and a solid 13 bpg in the non-conference season. Once he has his feet under him, and conference season starts, those numbers should all double. And he'll never have a freshman wall.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by KCy View Post
    I just finished watching that Ejim highlight video and came away very impressed. He seems to be very athletic and smooth.

    Got me thinking about missing out on getting HB. When I saw his highlights on the news (which was rare because I live in KC and only could see them when visiting) they weren't as impressive as all the hype built them up to be. I understand that all of the experts couldn't be wrong about HB but I am just curious to know from the people that has seen him in person what you think.

    With North Carolina down right now is there any way he gets there and winning doesn't come so easy or he isn't a star right away and finds his way back to ames?

    Our luck - he would go to UNI to be with little Mac.

    Sorry for the HB thread and I will end it by saying that I really wanted him and it was nice to actually be in the running for a player of his caliber. Still hoping he ends up at Iowa State somehow.
    He may not live up to the hype but he'll never be A cyclone.



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    He may not live up to the hype but he'll never be A cyclone.
    I agree with this. He won't transfer out of NC for any reason short of a family issue.



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    Chances of Barnes being a bust are 5%. The guy could be a top 5 pick in next years draft if they would let him.

    So no, he will not be a bust



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    He'll Xfer from NC to Duke and become NC's Adam Haluska



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by KCy View Post
    I just finished watching that Ejim highlight video and came away very impressed. He seems to be very athletic and smooth.
    I hear what you are saying but you have to remember that it is a "highlight video." The video is all his best plays. I am sure you could make even an average player look great on one of those videos.



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    absolutely he could be. he could also be the best player to ever play college basketball. as MNclone said, only time will tell.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    HB wont be a bust... the thing about HB is, he's not really a highlight video type of player. He does everything exceptionally well and never tries to do to much. He just produces. It's effortless for him.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    in college, I doubt it. if he's drafted very high in the pros, possibly. all depends what your idea of bust is.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    If you watch HB play in person... he is clearly on a totally different level than anyone else on the court and it isn't even close. Barring injury he'll be very successful at North Carolina.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    HB will play the whole time he is in the game with great effort. It has taken all year for our team to learn this lesson.


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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    HB is still a raw athlete. he is not a flashy player and his highlights reflect that. what the experts see in him is his potential, athleticism, intelligence and willingness to learn and develop. his body type is perfect for NBA and i see him being a trevor ariza type player (he has a 7 foot wingspan, ariza a 7'2"). his weaknesses wont be hard to improve over the next few years and his ceiling is super high. the sky is the limit with HB and in the right environment, he will thrive. Could he be a bust? thats a possibility with any highly touted prospect but his potential and athleticism alone is worth the risk for most NBA teams...



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    Re: Could HB be a bust?

    I watched Ames play Sioux City North at Wells Fargo Arena last night and lets just say that HB and Doug Mac were like men playing against preschoolers... ok maybe they weren't that dominant, but they looked really good.



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