I understand that he may not rank up with some of the others before him but its kind of fun to think about. Assuming he finishes with a great finish this season, would be worthy of retiring? Hes the first freshman who has played all four years and who has had production like this in a looooong while. Curious about what you all think about it?

I think he will. Definition of the ideal student-athlete. I said this last year to mixed feedback but I think this season makes it clear. No one else should wear #3.

I thought the prerequisites to have a number retired were 1.) All-American 2.) Graduate If this is incorrect please let me know.

I think he should. 4 year starter, lead big 12 in double doubles, rebounding, 4.0 student, tons of academic accolades, lots of experiences playing for national teams, etc. I seriously hope his jersey is retired.

Yeah, nevermind. I thought the announcers said he was in that club with Hoiberg and someone else. They also said ISU hasn't gotten 100 points in a game since 2000 so I believe nothing they said.

Through tonight: 1,106 points, 798 rebounds. Has 32 rebounds on the year, and has averaged 255 over the first 3 years. If he hits his average/year, he'll finish with 1,021 rebounds. Hogue might hamper his ability to get to 1,000 rebounds though.

I love mel, however I just dont know that he fits in this group [h=3]Retired numbers[/h] [TABLE="class: wikitable"] [TR] [TH]Year[/TH] [TH]Name[/TH] [TH]#[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]1957[/TD] [TD]Gary Thompson[/TD] [TD]#20[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]1968[/TD] [TD]Zaid Abdul-Aziz[/TD] [TD]#35[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]1988[/TD] [TD]Jeff Grayer[/TD] [TD]#44[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]1991[/TD] [TD]Jeff Hornacek[/TD] [TD]#14[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]1992[/TD] [TD]Waldo Wegner[/TD] [TD]#14[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]1997[/TD] [TD]Fred Hoiberg[/TD] [TD]#32[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]2008[/TD] [TD]Barry Stevens[/TD] [TD]#35[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] He's never even been first team all conf.