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    Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Iowa State's athletic communications department just sent this out to the media. It is a complete list of Cyclones who have been drafted to the NBA. I thought that some of you might like to look at it.


    Iowa State NBA Draftees

    1948 Ray Wehde, Boston Celtics
    1953 Delmar Diercks, New York Knicks
    1957 Gary Thompson, Minneapolis Lakers (5th/35th)
    1958 Don Medsker, Cincinnati Royals (12th/79th)
    1961 Henry Whitney, Syracuse Nationals (4th/37th)
    1962 Vince Brewer, Syracuse Nationals (9th/74th)
    1963 Marv Straw, St. Louis Hawks (11th/77th)
    1968 Zaid Abdul-Aziz, Cincinnati Royals (1st/5th)
    John McGonigle, Chicago Bulls (11th/137th)
    1970 Bill Cain, Portland Trailblazers (3rd/42nd)
    1973 Martinez Denmon, Boston Celtics (3rd/52nd)
    Clint Harris, Phoenix Suns (5th/77th)
    Tom O’Connor, Cleveland Cavaliers (16th/201st)
    1974 Robert Wilson, Houston Rockets (3rd/41st)
    1976 Hercle Ivy, Houston Rockets (4th/61st)
    Art Johnson, New Orleans Jazz (10th/165th)
    1979 Andrew Parker, Washington Bullets (3rd/46th)
    1980 Dean Uthoff, San Antonio Spurs (6th/129th)
    1982 Robert Estes, Kansas City Kings (10th/210th)
    1985 Barry Stevens, Denver Nuggets (2nd/43rd)
    1986 Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix Suns (2nd/46th)
    1987 Tom Schafer, Denver Nuggets (3rd/54th)
    Sam Hill, Dallas Mavericks (5th/112th)
    1988 Jeff Grayer, Milwaukee Bucks (1st/13th)
    1991 Victor Alexander, Golden State Warriors (1st/17th)
    1995 Loren Meyer, Dallas Mavericks (1st/24th)
    Fred Hoiberg, Indiana Pacers (2nd/52nd)
    1997 Kelvin Cato, Dallas Mavericks (1st/15th)
    2000 Marcus Fizer, Chicago Bulls (1st/4th)
    2001 Jamaal Tinsley, Vancouver Grizzlies (1st/27th)
    2004 Jackson Vroman, Chicago Bulls (2nd/31st)
    2006 Will Blalock, Detroit Pistons (2nd/60th)
    2008 Mike Taylor, Portland Trailblazers (2nd/55th)



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Is Dean Uthoff related to the Uthoff kid we're recruiting??



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Fifteen years since fred got drafted and also last time two cyclones drafted in same draft



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Is Dean Uthoff related to the Uthoff kid we're recruiting??
    I think so. I've heard that Dean is his uncle?


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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Our 2 best NBA players of the past 25 years where drafted late 2nd round. Our first round picks haven't done a whole lot.



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Wow, the NBA must have had quite a few rounds back in the day?



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Nice list of basketball players. I always love seeing a list like that. Brings back momories!



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Aw yeah, Grayer and Hoiberg. 2 NBA talents recruiting for ISU really comforts me.


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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    I met Delmar Diercks once. Nice guy that practiced veterinary medicine in north central Iowa.



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    oh man...draft pick city!



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    I assume Wesley Johnson is going to be added to that list on Thursday. Him and Mike Taylor both left the team, played a season with a different team, and then were drafted. I'm not sure ISU deserves less credit for Johnson than Taylor.



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I assume Wesley Johnson is going to be added to that list on Thursday. Him and Mike Taylor both left the team, played a season with a different team, and then were drafted. I'm not sure ISU deserves less credit for Johnson than Taylor.
    Wesley Johnson will not be on that list. Mike Taylor didn't play at another college after he left Iowa State.



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Wesley Johnson will not be on that list. Mike Taylor didn't play at another college after he left Iowa State.
    I understand that. My point, which I didn't make clear, is that we shouldn't really be taking credit for Mike Taylor being drafted. When he left here, he wasn't on any draft radar. His D-League coaches deserve most of the credit.



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I understand that. My point, which I didn't make clear, is that we shouldn't really be taking credit for Mike Taylor being drafted. When he left here, he wasn't on any draft radar. His D-League coaches deserve most of the credit.
    The guy had issues when he was here and has clearly turned his life around. With another year here, he could have been drafted from ISU and not in the D-League.

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    “If I could do it all over again, I would want to be here (Iowa State),” Taylor reflected. “I was immature and I accept all the mistakes I made. Everybody makes mistakes, nobody is perfect. Learning from your mistakes is the key to not making the same mistakes in the future. I loved my time here at ISU. The fans were great. There was nothing like the feeling I felt when we played Kansas and took them to overtime. We were coming out of a timeout and I could feel the floor shaking. There is nothing that can match that feeling.”



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    Re: Complete list of former Cyclone draft picks

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I understand that. My point, which I didn't make clear, is that we shouldn't really be taking credit for Mike Taylor being drafted. When he left here, he wasn't on any draft radar. His D-League coaches deserve most of the credit.
    I agree. Once kicked off the team I think we lose all rights to say he was drafted a Cyclone.


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