Build your teams: ISU All-Star “Final Fourâ€￾

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  1. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    A twist on the recent (and recurring) “all-time Cyclone Lineupâ€￾ thread.

    Instead of an ultimate ISU All-Star team, try this: Create 4 teams from among your top Iowa State players — 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 “title.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. It’s OK to move players one step out of position, or have some imbalanced rosters, depending on what works for your fictional units – just make it realistic.

    Rules 1&2 do not apply to sixth man. However, you may want those players to mesh well with the starters’ 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.
     
  2. Too complicated; did not play.
     
  3. cyclones500

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    #3 cyclones500, Mar 24, 2012
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    Cyclones500 “ISU Final Four” —*Since 1979-80

    Team A
    Tinsley
    Hoiberg
    Alexander
    White
    S. Johnson
    6th: T. Allen

    Team B
    Thigpen
    Willoughby
    Uthoff
    Michalik
    Brackins
    6th: Ron Harris

    Team C
    Hornacek
    Stinson
    Cato
    Grayer
    Estes
    6th: Meyer

    Team D
    Holloway
    Stevens
    Homan
    Fizer
    Pratt
    6th: Sullivan
     
  4. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    I thought this would be a take on discussion a friend and I had this year. What four ISU team's would make up a ISU final four?

    99-00 is a given what would your other 3 be?

    team from I believe 86 the sweet sixteen team
    95-96 the year Dedric and Co. were seniors
    other spot is up for debate I'm flipping between 00-01 and this year's team.
     
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  6. cyclones500

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    I like that idea, too. You should make a new thread, in fact. :yes:

    My knowledge of ISU teams goes back only so far, but I might be able to get an 8-team seeded bracket.

    1. 1999-2000
    8. 2004-05

    4. 1985-86
    5. 2011-12

    3. 2000-01
    6. 1995-96

    2. 1996-97
    7. 1991-92

    Definitely could be disagreements on inclusion and seedings ... just like a real tournament. :smile:
     
  7. Cyclonepride

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    Babb on Grayer in the first round? Now that would be interesting!
     
  8. Cy$

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    I like this idea better
     
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    Not bad. I think 1 and 2 seeds would hold up. Fizer vs Cato would be a fun match-up. I think guards though on 99-00 would destroy 96-97.
     
  10. Cy$

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    U should start a poll and each day have a vote on each matchup.. Advance the winner
     
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    Should I take my seeding and post a new thread?

    I'd have to keep up with the polling.

    (I'd welcome anyone else to do it instead :smile:)
     
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    Team A:
    PG - Jamal Tinsley
    SG - Jeff Hornacek
    SF - Rahshon Clark
    PF - Julius Michalik
    C - Jared Homan
    6th Justus Thigpen

    Team B
    PG - Will Blalock
    SG - Dedric Willoughby
    SF - Jeff Grayer
    PF - Jackson Vroman
    C - Loren Meyer
    6th - Craig Brackins

    Team C
    PG - Jacy Holloway
    SG - Fred Hoiberg
    SF - Barry Stevens
    PF - Marcus Fizer
    C - Kelvin Cato
    6th Robert Estes

    Team D
    PG - Diante Garrett
    SG - Curtis Stinson
    SF - Ron Harris
    PF - Royce White
    C - Victor Alexander
    6th - Jake Sullivan
     
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    Team c would wipe the court with the other teams
     
  14. cyclones500

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    Would probably have the upper hand --- but those other teams aren't bad, either.
     
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    I actually think Team B is the best all around team. A pass first point guard, a 3 point ace, the best player in ISU history who can score from everywhere, a low post threat that can hit the mid range jumper, and a center that can score effectively. Team B lacks some defense, but everyone can score.

    Team C has a dominate power forward who can score at will, a shot blocking guru who is not the best offensively, a shooting guard who can do it all, and two other guys who can help out when needed. I would rank the 4 teams like this:

    Team B
    Team C
    Team A
    Team D
     
  16. EYEoftheSTORM

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    I would have to put my money on team A and C in the finals with team A winning. A lot of mismatch problems and with Tinsley dishing and scoring. That would be a tough one to beat...

    With Stevie Johnson and Royce White ripping down the boards Id find that a very tough team to beat...
     
  17. cyclones500

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    That's the basic thing I sought with this thread ... a lot of the same players are likely to show up ... it's fun to see how people might organize them differently.
     
  18. cyclones500

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    Team A does look like it might have an edge. Team D may not seem as powerful, but does have both Fizer and Stevens.

    I laughed when I was done with these, when I had Hoiberg and White on the same team. :yes:
     
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    Re:Build your teams: ISU All-Star “Final FourÂâ€￾

    Cyclones500... Do you have a life??
     
  20. EYEoftheSTORM

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    Re: Build your teams: ISU All-Star “Final FourÂâ€￾

    ??? Lol, What brought this up???
     

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