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    Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    I had a nice long conversation with Craig Brackins last night on the phone. He's working out in Minneapolis today for a handful of NBA teams. I'll post an lengthy feature on Craig later today. I thought I'd post this now though.

    Craig played with 2010 ISU commit Jake Anderson at Boys 2 Men back in their prep school years. I asked Craig how he thought Jake would do in the Big 12. Here is his response.

    “Jake was one of my favorite players to play with. He is one of my favorite all-time players to play with. I love Jake. His determination, his will, his wanting to get better and wanting to win. He has a knack for scoring the ball and being an on the ball defender. Whatever the team needs, Jake will do it, no questions asked. I vouch for the kid all of the time. When T.J. and them were asking about him, I told them that Jake is a guy that you need. I saw him play at Northern Illinois a couple of times over the last few years and he still has it. He looks the part. His skill set is great. He’ll be a great addition.”


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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Cool...



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    has CB signed with an agent????????



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Great stuff by CB. However, whenever I hear about the Boys 2 Men Prep school, I can't stop myself from wondering if they had to entertain at halftime as well.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHzkICG47LU"]YouTube - Boyz II Men - Motown Philly[/ame]



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    has CB signed with an agent????????
    Yep. He's gone. No chance he's coming back.



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    Great stuff by CB. However, whenever I hear about the Boys 2 Men Prep school, I can't stop myself from wondering if they had to entertain at halftime as well.

    YouTube - Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
    Thanks for that Blummer. While watching that video, I was just waiting for Will Smith as the "Fresh Prince" to pop up at anytime.

    I love the "Genos Steaks" stand that they are singing at towards the beginning.



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Funny story. When Boyz II Men came to Ames back in the late 90's for a concert they invited us (men's basketball team) to come play with them at Lied after their concert. I think they shut the whole place down except for the 50 to 100 people that were invited to watch them play. Anyway, we were already there playing when they showed up and they wouldn't let us play with them because we were playing too hard. Cato was trying to act tough and Dedric kept yelling at him. Anyway, I think more people ended up watching us than Boyz II Men.



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    "In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin', all cool while shootin' some b-ball outside of school. When a couple of guys, that were up to no good, started makin' trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said 'you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air'. I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said 'fresh' with dice in the mirror. If anything I could say this cab is rare, but I thought 'nah', forget it, yo homes to Bel-air. I pulled up to a house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'yo homes, smell ya later'. Looked at my kingdom I was finally there to sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air."

    Ahhhh, the 90's....yes, that's from memory. I can't help my self when I see a thread mixing Philadelphia, Will Smith, and music.




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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    "In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin', all cool while shootin' some b-ball outside of school. When a couple of guys, that were up to no good, started makin' trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said 'you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air'. I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said 'fresh' with dice in the mirror. If anything I could say this cab is rare, but I thought 'nah', forget it, yo homes to Bel-air. I pulled up to a house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'yo homes, smell ya later'. Looked at my kingdom I was finally there to sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air."

    Ahhhh, the 90's....yes, that's from memory. I can't help my self when I see a thread mixing Philadelphia, Will Smith, and music.
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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by TRamp55 View Post
    Funny story. When Boyz II Men came to Ames back in the late 90's for a concert they invited us (men's basketball team) to come play with them at Lied after their concert. I think they shut the whole place down except for the 50 to 100 people that were invited to watch them play. Anyway, we were already there playing when they showed up and they wouldn't let us play with them because we were playing too hard. Cato was trying to act tough and Dedric kept yelling at him. Anyway, I think more people ended up watching us than Boyz II Men.
    While I didn't witness this, I did have the fortunate opportunity to take in some pick games at Lied and State between guys on the basketball team and the football team. Rarely have I ever seen guys playing so hard on each possession and talking so much smack. They were definitely playing the "no blood, no foul" rule as well.


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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    has CB signed with an agent????????
    CB has been living in Vegas for at least a month according to his Twitter posts..... I can't see him being eligible to go back to school. Plus he is projected as a first round pick, at his age he would be crazy to return...



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    CB has been living in Vegas for at least a month according to his Twitter posts..... I can't see him being eligible to go back to school. Plus he is projected as a first round pick, at his age he would be crazy to return...
    Especially given the potential lockout on the horizon. CB is gone, and he needs to go for his own sake. That guy gave and continues to give ISU an incredible amount of respect and loyalty. To ask him to come back would be incredibly selfish and one sided.

    Here's hoping the guy makes some bank and goes in the 1st round.


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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    CB has been living in Vegas for at least a month according to his Twitter posts..... I can't see him being eligible to go back to school. Plus he is projected as a first round pick, at his age he would be crazy to return...

    I was Joking



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    Re: Craig Brackins on Jake Anderson

    Craig continues to impress me with his demeanor and choice of words. He is an incredible ambassador for ISU and I wish him nothing but the best in his quest to play in the NBA.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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