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    ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    A few posts alluded to this in the Best-Worst thread. (So those people may repost their responses here.)

    I think it's more interesting (and open to debate) doing overrated & underrated. And remember, "overrated" doesn't mean "bad" (and vice-versa), it's a relative assessment.

    I have to think about it a little bit before I post mine.


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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    I think one of the most underrated was Stevie Johnson. He was only 6'3" or so but was a good rebounder and could guard guys 6-8 inches taller than he was (absolutely owned Chenoworth from Kansas who was a 7-footer). More importantly, he knew and accepted his role. Did the dirty work on the 2000 championship team.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    over-rated-(1) Jake Sullivan (2)W. Blalock
    under-rated-(1)Tinsley (2) Fizer



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Stevie Johnson was so underrated. "Mr. Hustle" An ultimate "team" guy. Good defender/rebounder....he was very active in the offense....but got the ball to whom mattered most - Tinsley, Fizer and Nurse. Just accepted his role which helped lead us to the Big 12 Championship.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Underrated----> Tyray Pearson




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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Underrated...

    Kantral Horton

    Loved that guy!

    Overrated...

    Shane Power or Adam Haulska



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    WAY overrated (or maybe just over-hyped) -> Shawn Taggart, Lucca Staiger

    Underrated -> Stinson, Tinsley, Peterson



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    I would agree with Stevie Johnson being underrated. He did a lot of grunt work that people didn't notice and always left it all on the floor. One of my all-time favorite Cyclones.

    Same with Kantrail Horton. Great 2-guard, but I think people forget he was a darn good PG in his own right. When Tinsley needed a break and Horton shifted over to PG, there was not a huge dropoff in our PG play. Flashy? No. Reliable as hell? Yes. Love that guy.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    over-rated-(1) Jake Sullivan (2)W. Blalock
    under-rated-(1)Tinsley (2) Fizer
    Jake and Will overrated? Are you kidding me? Jake averaged 15ppg at least every year. How is he overrated? Will was such a great player.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    I think Mike Nurse was way underrated. He was very pivotal in the success of that team.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    Underrated----> Tyray Pearson
    this, and i always forget about him too. had a hell of a year for the clones:Tyray Pearson Stats, News, Photos - Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Underrated Justin Hamilton. He was so underrated that coach didn't even play him as much as he should have. Was looking forward to his Junior and senior years ala Jared Homan. Course he didn't have enough goon in him that Jared had.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Quote Originally Posted by greatshu View Post
    Jake and Will overrated? Are you kidding me? Jake averaged 15ppg at least every year. How is he overrated? Will was such a great player.
    Jake was a very, very good player but do you think he deserved to be on the all century team? I agree with Rural in that he is probably overrated. Remember, just as the OP said, overrated doesn't mean bad. Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player ever but I think he is still overrated.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    I always thought Thigpen was overrated. And his backcourt partner, Ron Bayless, was underrated.



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    Re: ISU basketball overrated/underrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    over-rated-(1) Jake Sullivan (2)W. Blalock
    under-rated-(1)Tinsley (2) Fizer
    How would Tinsley and Fizer be underrated? They were both first team all-Americans. Fizer was on the cover of SI.



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