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    Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Just a few small tidbits on the MBB front for you guys today.

    - John Wilkins did in fact visit Indiana but to my knowledge, he did not commit. Obviously, that is a positive thing for Iowa State. I'll work on getting some more information on this topic as the day rolls along.

    - 2010 Arizona SG prospect Bo Barnes will be coming in on an official visit April 9. I want to talk with his coach or someone more familiar with his game between now and then. From the looks of things, Barnes is a great shooter but there has to be a reason that he is still around at this point in time. Barnes originally committed to Liberty in 2009. He then backed out and went the prep school route after a Liberty coaching change.

    - A recruiting dead period will begin on Wednesday at noon for a week. The spring signing period begins on April 14.



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    if barnes is just another lucca or eikmeier, i would rather bank the schollly for next year when we can put it to better use.

    by lucca or eik i mean a one dimensional scorer who can't get to the paint off the dribble, or have a struggle to get your shot off with good defense. we need guards who are hard to guard, not so one dimensional.


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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    if barnes is just another lucca or eikmeier, i would rather bank the schollly for next year when we can put it to better use.

    by lucca or eik i mean a one dimensional scorer who can't get to the paint off the dribble, or have a struggle to get your shot off with good defense. we need guards who are hard to guard, not so one dimensional.
    I would hate to find a 2 year starter like Lucca this late in the spring



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    I want a player who wants to win so bad that they will attempt to take over a game rather than sit around and hope someone else will do it. Are there any of those out there. We have a lot of talented players, now lets get one that will make the difference in a game.


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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I would hate to find a 2 year starter like Lucca this late in the spring
    I had zero lucca love after his first season, it was clear what lucca was and that was if he was wide open he could shoot lights out. other than that the rest of his game was a struggle imo



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    I had zero lucca love after his first season, it was clear what lucca was and that was if he was wide open he could shoot lights out. other than that the rest of his game was a struggle imo
    Most teams have a guy they can bring in to hit some 3's. Lucca wasn't as bad as most people say. His game didn't have a lot of areas of strength but he was still a starter and our 3rd leading scorer.

    If we find a guy like that this late in the spring than sign him up



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Does anybody know how old Melvin Ejim is? My google skills are failing me. The only thing I could find was his MySpace (creepy, I know) which said he was 21. If that's the case, that is an extremely old Freshman! Anybody know for sure?

    On a side note, if Bo Barnes makes his way to Ames, I envision many really bad jokes from Dave Armstrong, "WOW...Bo knows Buckets!"



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I would hate to find a 2 year starter like Lucca this late in the spring
    It's clear the only reason Lucca was starting is to keep him from leaving. Once his minutes started to dwindel he was gone. Scotty is the better over all player.



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCojones View Post
    It's clear the only reason Lucca was starting is to keep him from leaving. Once his minutes started to dwindel he was gone. Scotty is the better over all player.
    It's not clear. Check the stats on our 3 point shooting w/ and w/o Lucca and get back to me. Plus he stretched the defense. When he was gone Brackins job got even harder



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Count me as one that thinks Scotty is clearly a better player than Lucca.

    I'm also not sold on Barnes as of yet.

    Really hoping for Wilkins, Clark, and Clyburn to finish out the Spring.



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Just a few small tidbits on the MBB front for you guys today.

    - John Wilkins did in fact visit Indiana but to my knowledge, he did not commit. Obviously, that is a positive thing for Iowa State. I'll work on getting some more information on this topic as the day rolls along.
    I'll add to this a little bit. There is almost no discussion of Wilkins on the IU Rivals Premium board (yes i am a member), and what little there is somewhat slanted negative. At this point, a lot are saying that Wilkins is a project and IU cannot afford to risk schollys on projects right now. There is very little excitement about the prospect of Wilkins being added to the class. Peegs (their version of CW here or Paul Clark at Rivals) will be phoning Wilkins' coach sometime this afternoon to get a status. I'll report back if there is any meat.



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    At this point, a lot are saying that Wilkins is a project and IU cannot afford to risk schollys on projects right now. There is very little excitement about the prospect of Wilkins being added to the class.
    What does that say about the state of the two programs? IU perceives Wilkins as a risk they cannot afford to take, but ISU perceives him as someone who we cannot afford to miss on. I hope Wilkins sees he will get more love (and playing time) at ISU.



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Most teams have a guy they can bring in to hit some 3's. Lucca wasn't as bad as most people say. His game didn't have a lot of areas of strength but he was still a starter and our 3rd leading scorer.

    If we find a guy like that this late in the spring than sign him up
    bring in and hit some threes is different from a guy that was starting would have been a two year starter in the big 12. Also, he was the 3rd leading scorer on some bad iowa state teams. Lucca reached his ceiling and wasn't that dissapointed to see him go. However, we definitely could have used the extra pair of legs this year.



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    Does anybody know how old Melvin Ejim is? My google skills are failing me. The only thing I could find was his MySpace (creepy, I know) which said he was 21. If that's the case, that is an extremely old Freshman! Anybody know for sure?

    On a side note, if Bo Barnes makes his way to Ames, I envision many really bad jokes from Dave Armstrong, "WOW...Bo knows Buckets!"
    Brent, I don't see how that could be right. He's been at Brewster for two years and at a Maryland high school before that. We know he's a very good student. He played AAU ball last summer and represented Canada in the Nike Global Challenge last summer. For the Nike event you have to be a high school player from the U.S. or part of an U19 team for the other countries(Canada).



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    Re: Some 3-29 MBB Recruiting Notes

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    bring in and hit some threes is different from a guy that was starting would have been a two year starter in the big 12. Also, he was the 3rd leading scorer on some bad iowa state teams. Lucca reached his ceiling and wasn't that dissapointed to see him go. However, we definitely could have used the extra pair of legs this year.
    Regardless if we can sign a guy this late to come in and hit some key 3's for us you do it. Would you seriously pass on a Lucca caliber player this late in the recruiting year? Because that is essentially what you said and what we are arguing



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