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    Why not Vette?

    An update on his rivals profile says he has been granted the scolarship release from Indiana State. The profile lists ISU, Iowa, Nevada, and Purdue as teams interested.
    Personally, I think Vette would be a better prospect the Nweke. I would like to think that Vette could from the mold of a Jared Homan type player. Homan was definitely raw when he came in but could bang, guard, and get rebounds. The attitude he brought was awesome.
    I say we get Vette. Plus, he is an Iowa guy.


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    Re: Why not Vette?

    I wouldn't cry if we got Vette, but he just doesn't come off as a Big 12 caliber player to me. You bring up Homan, but he had so much toughness that you just knew from watching him he had potential. When I see Vette, I don't get the same impression. Although, I have great faith in McDermott with big men so I'm sure he could turn Vette into the player we need. What he did with Grant Stout at UNI still amazes me.



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Can we get both of them?


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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drews79 View Post
    An update on his rivals profile says he has been granted the scolarship release from Indiana State. The profile lists ISU, Iowa, Nevada, and Purdue as teams interested.
    Personally, I think Vette would be a better prospect the Nweke. I would like to think that Vette could from the mold of a Jared Homan type player. Homan was definitely raw when he came in but could bang, guard, and get rebounds. The attitude he brought was awesome.
    I say we get Vette. Plus, he is an Iowa guy.
    If it's just to add depth for next year, I say screw it. Let's not tie up a scholly for four years on a player we are not excited about. Greg will recruit the big guys with time so let's not waste a scholorship on a late pick up.



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    I heard Vette is not really 6"9 and more like 6"6 when you stand next to him. Either way I am alright if we get him. The big guy from Texas has the size and height that could be fun to watch over the next 4 year if he has upside.



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    I'm vocal in my desire about signing Vette, but it has to be somewhat telling that McD didn't recruit him and he lives 15 minutes from Cedar Falls. Maybe, just maybe, McD is a better evaluator of talent than I am and I'll trust his decision.




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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Can we get both of them?
    yes, but we'd be bringing in 7 new guys this year. We'd be better to bank one for a quality '08 player IMO.


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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Good Point BryceC. you would of thought that McD would of been in on him before if he was a real solid prospect I'm sure my Homan statement was a little strong. I'm just scared to get a 310 lb man that can't run the floor or really crash the boards.


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    Re: Why not Vette?

    And just maybe GMac didn't recruit Vette hard at UNI because he is a late bloomer?



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drews79 View Post
    I'm just scared to get a 310 lb man that can't run the floor or really crash the boards.
    leave Aaron out of this...



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    If you watched the State Championship game, Vette was outside on the perimeter alot. He is not 6'9 like he is listed. He is 6'6. He is very athletic, but he is definately not what we need. Yes he was somewhat of a late bloomer, but even at that, why did UNI and Ben Jacobson not try and come in late and get him??? I do not think Vette is important enough to use a scholarship on. We are pretty set at the 3 and 4, and he is certainly not big enough to play the 5.



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    From of all places...Press-Citizen in IC...ugh!

    Vette is visiting with Coach Mac tomorrow.

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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Humm, good find, thanks!




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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Getting looks from Purdue, Iowa, and Nevada....

    If we get Vette I can't say I would be disappointed. I would be disappointed if he really is only 6'6" and is listed at 6'9". His size is right where we need him though. As long as he is tough, he can contribute here.



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    Re: Why not Vette?

    Yes he was somewhat of a late bloomer, but even at that, why did UNI and Ben Jacobson not try and come in late and get him???
    How about this? They have a 6'6" and a 7'1" front court player on the squad, both will be soph next year. And they have a 6'10" and a 6'6" post players coming in the next fall recruiting class. And they are out of scholarships.



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