A twist on the recent (and recurring) â€œall-time Cyclone Lineupâ€ thread. Instead of an ultimate ISU All-Star team, try this: Create 4 teams from among your top Iowa State players â€” a starting 5 and one 6th man on each squad. Additional challenge: Make the teams as balanced as possible. Imagine this is a 4-team tournament, and you want each team to have an equal shot at winning the â€œtitle.â€ Rule 1: No starting unit may include more than 2 players who were prominent teammates on a real Iowa State team. (Reason: We could end up just choosing the top 4 actual teams). Rule 2: Stay close to traditional G-G-C-F-F for each roster. Itâ€™s OK to move players one step out of position, or have some imbalanced rosters, depending on what works for your fictional units â€“ just make it realistic. Rules 1&2 do not apply to sixth man. However, you may want those players to mesh well with the startersâ€™ positions to better effect. Optional: I designed my lineups only with players I actually saw in action. But making it a rule might limit participation among younger fans (especially considering limits of Rule 1). If you do choose to follow my lead on that, specify when your roster-building begins. I found out this process can take a little time. I'll post my teams shortly in a response.