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    Parrish on White

    Feeling out All-America teams, Hoiberg's risk/reward strategy - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com

    4. Any thoughts on Iowa State enrolling Minnesota's Royce White?

    It's the latest sign that Fred Hoiberg understands he must take risks to succeed at Iowa State, and that he's willing to use his can-do-no-wrong reputation around campus to make things happen, which is why I like the move. Let's be honest: Iowa State is a difficult job, and there's probably no way for the Cyclones to get a prospect the caliber of White unless that prospect is flawed (and by flawed I mean a convicted criminal who is, best I can tell from his actions of the past year, a little crazy).

    I can't promise this will work for either side, or that White won't end up kicked off the team before ever playing a game. But too often guys like Hoiberg think they can rely on their NBA background and celebrity to succeed; they don't understand the grind or what it takes to jumpstart a career. Clearly, Hoiberg is different. He recognizes his administration isn't going to stand in the way of "The Mayor" trying to make Iowa State relevant again, and so he's doing what he thinks is necessary to make the program relevant again.

    It could backfire, as I'm sure Hoiberg knows, and he probably doesn't need to fill his roster with criminals (See: Gonzalez, Bobby). But taking White is a move that suggests the first-year coach at least understands the risks required to push the Cyclones to the top half of the Big 12 and that's something I can respect because I like people who "get it." Hoiberg seems to "get it." It's an approach that won't guarantee success, but it should at least give him a chance.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Yes because we have never had recruits of White's caliber at Iowa State before... Good Grief... This guy is a moron.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Yes because we have never had recruits of White's caliber at Iowa State before... Good Grief... This guy is a moron.
    Actually he hit the nail on the head.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Yes because we have never had recruits of White's caliber at Iowa State before... Good Grief... This guy is a moron.
    He may be a moron and if agreeing with him makes me a moron, then so am I.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    I think he hit the nail on the head as well.


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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Actually he hit the nail on the head.
    how so? with part of the statement, yes. But we have had top notch recruits/players here, so by inclining that we haven't, he is dead wrong.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Yes because we have never had recruits of White's caliber at Iowa State before... Good Grief... This guy is a moron.
    Actually I thought it was pretty insightful. The Iowa State that landed recruits of that caliber was the Iowa State that had either a) a coach who came to the school with a winning reputation or b)a recent history of being a quality program. Hoiberg's Iowa State has neither.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Actually he hit the nail on the head.
    I agree with what he is saying that its a good risk we have to take at this time.. dont get me wrong. But he is incorrect when saying we never get athletes of White's ability to Iowa State ever.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    We've had how many recruits of his caliber in 30 years? 3? 4? Plus, the program is in a bad way right now. I also completely agree with him.




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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcyfan82 View Post
    how so? with part of the statement, yes. But we have had top notch recruits/players here, so by inclining that we haven't, he is dead wrong.
    Very few the caliber of White and even with the majority of those they were not angels.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcyfan82 View Post
    how so? with part of the statement, yes. But we have had top notch recruits/players here, so by inclining that we haven't, he is dead wrong.
    We've had like 2 "top notch" recruits come onto campus the past 5 years. So we have had some but it isn't nearly enough. We need to take risks like this in order to succeed in the Big XII.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcyfan82 View Post
    how so? with part of the statement, yes. But we have had top notch recruits/players here, so by inclining that we haven't, he is dead wrong.
    I thought he was right on, which is the opposite of 'dead wrong' :)

    We've landed very, very, few recruits like White, in the history of Cyclone basketball.


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    Re: Parrish on White

    I'm not sure how Fizer or Brackins were flawed, so his statement there is a little off. But his overall sentiment is good.



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    Re: Parrish on White

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Yes because we have never had recruits of White's caliber at Iowa State before... Good Grief... This guy is a moron.
    I don't think that was his point. Where ISU's program is right now, we will not be getting any top recruits without baggage. Once Hoiberg gets this program back to what it was before Morgan and McDermott, then that's a completely different situation and this sort of thing will not happen.



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