Brackins info

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  1. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    For those of you who are looking for info on the future like I was today after the Drake loss...

    Some commentary on Brackins from a tournament. Some good, some bad.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/viewarticle.php?a=1477

    We really need some bodies that can get it done in the post. I'm not sure if Brackins sounds like he's "it" or not. I hope so!
     
  2. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think brackins might like to do what our current post players do a lot of and thats "not play down low". The guy has a lot of talent, but I don't think we should think our low post problems are solved when he gets here.
     
  3. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure we need another guy over 6'7 standing on the perimeter launching threes.

    It's funny how we keep signing toothpicks to play forward and center for us when it seems even the UNIs of the world can find somebody with some beef to move people around in the paint.
     
  4. cstrunk

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    Excellent post. This is exactly our basketball problem right now. We may have height, but we need size to bully teams down low in the paint. It is interesting to see how many teams we have played that have big men, who may not be that good just dominate us inside. Think of how much better we would be if we just had one 6'8" guy that weighed 240. :baffled5wh:
     
  5. Balls

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    Appears Diarra, the 7 footer, is not committed to anywhere yet. To bad we didn't have a scholarship left to offer so that we have a true center in our future.
     
  6. JHutch

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    whats brackins size?
     
  7. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Our only hope for the near future for a "true" center-like player would be Alex Thompson, is that correct? That is, unless Brackins puts on some weight and expresses a desire to play down low...
     
  8. zoutte

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    There are guys who are skinny that can still play strong (ie. Brad Sellers). I don't know if I've ever seen someone become a 'stronger player' in a short period of time. Either you play that way or you don't. Rancik did about as good of job of becoming strong as anyone at ISU and that took a few years under Larry. Taggart was most definitely never going to get there. CJ has the potential but is young and short for the post. Bottom line-we're gonna have to live with being out-manned in the paint. Use our feet better for position and block people out as far away from the hoop as possible...and cross our fingers. Oden on the horizon!
     
  9. Wesley

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    If we consistently shot 35-40% threes it would be one thing. Only Mike and Dodie appear to fit that bill at times. With no inside game, the defense can then play the perimeter. Maybe McD current offense will not work with this hodge podge group of newbies. He may want to alter his thinking for this year.
     
  10. Balls

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    I'm hoping that Alex can help out at center, but he is listed as a power forward. Seems we are loaded with power forwards. Hopefully he's using the extra year to bulk up and is taking notice that if he wants to bang low, he's a shoe-in for a starting position.
     
  11. Michael Lastuvka

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    Center, at least in college, is an overrated position. Very few teams have a true NBA style center. Most are in the mold of power forwards. As long as we have a guy 6-8 or taller with some bulk, long arms, and the ability to block some shots and rebound, I don't care what his body makes him.

    Hell, one year we started Fizer (6-7), Stevie Johnson (6-4), Kantrail Horton, Mike Nurse, and Jamaal Tinsley. It didn't matter, we still out-rebounded just about everybody.
     
  12. madcityCY

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  13. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    And I think Stevie might have been on his tip toes to get 6'4"...stood next to him in Lawrence outside the locker room after they beat KU at The Phog for the first time in 17 years...he didn't seem 6 inches taller than me.

    Fizer had the butt, shoulders, and strength to distance people from him...he played like 6'9" on the offensive end.
     
  14. Michael Lastuvka

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    Exactly. You don't have to be 7 foot to contribute inside.
     
  15. cstrunk

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    Nope, which is why we need beef more so than height right now. :yes4lo:
     
  16. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we should hire Victor Alexander as Team Chef.
     
  17. cyputz

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    Marsden looks as though he added some bulk...what happened to Jiri with no added bulk..
     
  18. cyclonekj

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    Funny, but would any food actually make it to the table? :baffled5wh: Vic was a monster. Probably still is; anyone know what he's doing these days?
     
  19. HoopKnowledge

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    Some idiot with an internet connection now has the ability to evaluate prospects such as Brackins, and you take his words as gospel? LOL. Dude, trust McDermott and his staff.
     
  20. CYdTracked

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    Did anyone even read this article?

    Not able to score in the post huh? What part of "score at will on the low blocks" don't you get? He's about 6-9/6-10ish and from the pictures I've seen he looks like he already has more bulk than most of our big guys.

    I think the guy that could really do some damage with some added weight is Wesley Johnson. He has a nice frame to fill out and even if he could get to about 220 it would do a lot for his inside game with as athletic and lanky as he is.


     

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