Bubu

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  1. tee1up

    tee1up Active Member

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    Tonight I watched the replay of the ISU-nu game Saturday. Bubu may never be a star, but he showed me something. Air-balling his first shot, a 3 from the corner, then coming back right away and nailing one from the other corner show some toughness. Then he made a nice mid-range jumper. He will contribute the next couple of years.
     
  2. cy4prez7

    cy4prez7 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed...I think Bubu is going to suprise all of the people who think he won't contribute over the next couple of years.
     
  3. mikem

    mikem Well-Known Member

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    About the only "good" thing about having no depth is that it allows players to play through mistakes, like Johnny used to.

    I hope that this isn't something that Freddie loses when he has more players to choose from.
     
  4. driegner

    driegner Well-Known Member

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    I get the feeling from his post-game comments that he has confidence in his players. He talks about having confidence in DG and the team in general. I suspect that Hoiberg's philosophy is to let the bumps run their course sometimes.

    I think that's good, I think it's part being a "players coach." Nobody wants to be benched after making one or two mistakes.
     
  5. clone4good

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    Im sorry but if Bubu gets significant minutes next year we are in TROUBLE. IF he gets minutes over Melvin Ejim, Chris Babb, Chris Allen, Scotty, McGee and either Sledge or Odunsi we will be in BIG TIME TROUBLE. He does not bring much to the table when i watch him play. He does play hard but what else does he really bring? Not trying to bash him but look up his stats on espn sometime.
     
  6. Cydwinder

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    Not saying this will happen, but isn't there a chance that Bubu gets much better in the off season? If he continually improves himself and his shooting he could make a great sixth man.
     
  7. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Here nor there
    Unless due to injury, if Bubu gets minutes over Chris Allen, Scotty, or Ejim we are not in BIG TIME TROUBLE- it would mean Bubu has improved a lot.
     
  8. clonestar12

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    And why is that? Bubu has Big 12 experience and is showing some production. Is it because he is a walk-on? Jeff Hornacek was a walk-on as well. Bubu may never be a star, but he has shown production, and is very bright(as evidenced by his academic achievement).
     
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  9. Cyclonepride

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    I've been impressed with him. I think he will develop into a solid contributor. Perhaps not a star, but someone who can make the difference between winning and losing on a given night.
     
  10. ISUChippewa

    ISUChippewa Well-Known Member

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    I think that Bubu has shown enough talent that he could have earned a scholarship at a lower-level "mid-major" school. Makes me wonder if UNI or Drake ever took a look at him.

    If one of our super amazing awesome transfers doesn't pan out for whatever reason or if someone gets injured I will be glad that Bubu is on the roster. I'm sure his numbers might be a bit inflated over that of your normal walk-on due to lack of depth on the roster, but for me he's been a pleasant surprise.
     
  11. Wesley

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    Frank Martin would have jerked him out after the airball and given him the Soprano Stare.
     
  12. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    It would almost be more accurate to call Hornacek a greyshirt. Johnny didn't have a scholly for Jeff his freshman year but promised him one his sophomore year and beyond before he ever agreed to come to ISU.

    But you are spot on, Bubu will never get beyond the walk-on tag in some people's eyes. If he keeps improving he will find some way to contribute.
     
  13. CrossCyed

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    Bubu's not going to improve in a vacuum, guys like Allen, Scotty, Babb are gonna improve too, and they are better.

    But hey, we're in a place where we can laud the guy that's the least efficient player and the worst in terms of effective FG% on the team though in terms of guys that play:

    Iowa State Cyclones Player Statistics - Basketball State

    If he's a contributor next year, it's more than likely because we missed on one of our guard recruits, because we sure recruited over him.
     
  14. tee1up

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    Should have know this would turn into a bash Bubu thread. I'll be smarter next time and limit my praise to Seneca, Jack Trice or Hornacek, although I am sure some here will find a way to criticize them.

    I am simply saying that it takes some onions to fire off an airball , then shoot again the next time down the floor, especially for a freshman.
     
  15. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    If you haven't seen improvement in multiple aspects of Bubu's game throughout the season then you must truly be crosseyed.
     
  16. ISUChippewa

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    But hey, we're in a place where we can laud the guy that's the least efficient player and the worst in terms of effective FG% on the team though in terms of guys that play:

    So he shouldn't be lauded for coming through with five points for us in what turned out to be a one point victory Saturday?
     
  17. acgclone

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    I could see Bubu getting 10-15 min/game next year. It's not like PG is a position that we're loaded at. The log jam is more from 2-4. Those are the positions that we have tons of versatility. I hope McGee is a stud and Bubu doesn't play more than 5 min/game, but we'll have to wait and see on that one.

    At point, we have McGee, who currently plays 2, IIRC, and a 5'7" FR with zero experience.

    Next year, whoever the plays at 1, will just have to handle the ball effectively and distribute on the break. We will have much more offensive firepower, IMO and won't need our PG to be the "Peyton Manning" of the offense.
     
  18. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    You must not watch too closely. He is certainly a B12 quality perimeter defender and that doesn't show up on the stats.
     
  19. heitclone

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    Bubu may not be a stud but he's definately not a liability on the floor either. I think he's exceeded expectations for a walk on who has more or less been baptized by fire. We have scholarship guys who consistently make more/worse mental mistakes than Bubu. He'll be a career back up but he's going to see the floor plenty the next 3 years.
     
  20. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    I think Bubu will make huge contributions next year - to another team, that will offer him a scholarship. And good luck to him if that is the case.
     

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