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    basketball future (Somewhat long)

    when I think about who Iowa State needs when they are recruiting players and what players we need to win I think of the detroit pistons of the larry brown years. the team was designed very well.

    PG- Chanucy Billups- True PG who makes players better, clutch Shooter
    SG- Rip Hamilton- good scorer, very quick
    SF- Tayshaun Prince-great defender, can shoot well
    PF- Rasheed Wallace- athletic post man, good scorer
    C- Ben Wallace- great defender, great leader, motivated others to play Defense, made it fun and exciting

    They played team defense and won playing the right way. They defendend, they passed, they shot well, and they made shots when needed close in games.

    Iowa state I believe can get guys to fit the positions of starters.

    PG- Garrett, Brister. not sure which one will emerge, need someone to set up
    shots, make plays and hit cluthch shots
    SG- Mike taylor- fast, quick like Hamilton can score well at times. needs to be
    more consistent. needs to add weight as well.
    SF- Wesley Johnson- fits tayshauns profile. skinny long armed. needs to
    develope more consistent 3-point shot. needs to add weight
    PF-Craig Brackins- I have not seen him play. but from his profile of 6'10 220
    he should fit into the athletic big man. who can score
    play defense. I hear he's a good shot blocker
    C-Thompson/Hubalek- We need someone to dominate the paint. was hoping
    for cem dinc at 6'10 250 but not looking like that will
    happen. Need a bruser down there that hopefully will
    be addressed 2008.
    I don't know who will start but those are just guesses and will proabably change.

    So who would I like to have for a bruser/center for 2008 here is my order

    1. J'Mison Morgan 6'10 275
    2. Emanuel Negedu 6'7 230
    3. Tyrese Breshers 6'7 240
    4. Brett Thompson 6'11 255
    5.Josh Crittle 6'8 220

    There may always be new names emerging as possible recruits and that may change my order. I don't want anymore super skinny post players. I want guys who are not afraid of contact and willing to fight for the ball.

    Greg Mcdermott is a coach who knows how to get what he wants out of players and help them in player developement. when the 08 class is done I'll have to make an assessment of the 09 class. But one player i do want from the class is Elijah Johnson.


    Last edited by wheels686; 04-04-2007 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    There may always be new names emerging as possible recruits and that may change my order. I don't want anymore super skinny post players. I want guys who are afraid of contact and willing to fight for the ball.
    Does it really matter if they are skinny when they are afraid of contact?



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    mis type, sorry i have fixed it now



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    alex thompson will not play center next year



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    alex thompson will not play center next year
    Really? How do you know this? Will he compete with Wesley and Brackins for time at the four then?

    Other than Jiri, who plays center if alex doesn't?



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    I dont count on Alex to do much of anything. He has done nothing his first 2 years. I really don't understand why people expect him to do anything now. I hope he does.



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post

    1. J'Mison Morgan 6'10 275

    I want this guy for the sole reason that he is named after a whiskey and a rum. Who are we recruiting next...Jose Daniels? Jack Guinness? Bud Stolichnaya?


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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    i don't think that Clark is given the automatic starting position, i see thompson may stealing his role, or being the 6th man, he'll be a role player, and play a position that gmac wants him, and i don't think center is it



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I want this guy for the sole reason that he is named after a whiskey and a rum. Who are we recruiting next...Jose Daniels? Jack Guinness? Bud Stolichnaya?

    Nicely done sir.



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    i don't think that Clark is given the automatic starting position, i see thompson may stealing his role, or being the 6th man, he'll be a role player, and play a position that gmac wants him, and i don't think center is it
    I don't see how Thompson can play the 3 if he has bulked up as much as everyone says. He probably wasn't quick enough to guard a 3 before he bulked up. You really think he can guard Brandon Rush now?
    He will play the 4/5 position.



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    i don't think that Clark is given the automatic starting position, i see thompson may stealing his role, or being the 6th man, he'll be a role player, and play a position that gmac wants him, and i don't think center is it
    First he "won't play center", now you "don't think center is it".

    Thompson is 6'10" 230# according to cyclones.com, and by all accounts has bulked up in his year off. Safe to say he's not playing the 3. If he plays it will be at the 4 or 5.

    At the 4 is Wesley and Cory Johnson and Brackins.

    McDermott is a renown big guy coach, and since Jiri and maybe Brackins are the only competition at the 5, I think Alex will play center often, and will excel at it.



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    well done sir, didn't know that thompson was 6' 10'' 230, and if that is correct then play him at center, as long as marsden doesn't see the floor. But as far as thompson goes i like what he can bring from the perimeter as well, draw a big guy out and create some foul trouble.



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Thompson will be much better than what you saw of him in the place I don't like to speak of. If McD says he is one of our better inside players, which he has on many occasions, than that is what I will believe. He now has a coach that is very talented at developing big men compared to someone that is next to worthless at developing talent. Marsden will be better, he is only going to continue to get stronger and more skilled, probably never a starter but a solid role player.


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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Thompson will be a 5 with Jiri at the 4. Wesley was undersized at 4 and will be again next year. Wesley and Clark will split time at the 3 and Wesley will move down to 4 IF he has to give Thompson or Jiri a break. But I don't think that will happen a lot because Marsden and CJ will be on the bench. Brister is more of true point guard than DG but DG or Dodie (if he comes back) could start at the 2 if Taylor is gone. This is going to be a really deep team next year.

    1 - Brister
    2- Taylor
    3 - Wesley/Clark
    4 - Jiri
    5 - Thompson



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    Re: basketball future (Somewhat long)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I dont count on Alex to do much of anything. He has done nothing his first 2 years. I really don't understand why people expect him to do anything now. I hope he does.
    because he has had a year with a real coach. He had pretty hair Alfie his first two years.



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