Possible Transfer

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  1. Chiefclone

    Chiefclone New Member

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    Heard it here first..

    Former West Des Moines Valley basketball star, Kale Abrahamson, currently playing for Northwestern, has told two very close, reliable sources that if a scholarship spot opens up it is a huge possibility that he would transfer to Iowa State to play for Fred Hoiberg. He and Bill Carmody have been butting heads and has a good relationship with Hoiberg.

    This obviously is a process in the works but definitely catches my attention.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh... mediocre player.
     
  3. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't mind him as I think he would fit in the system just fine but I don't think he will transfer.
     
  4. nallen34

    nallen34 Well-Known Member

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    If he can't play for Northwestern a team that has never made the NCAA tournament, I'm not sure how good he would be playing for Iowa State. We'll take him as a recruited walk-on though.
     
  5. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    #5 CyFan61, Feb 15, 2013
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    For those looking for more info...

    Abrahamson is a 6'7'' true freshman playing for Northwestern. He was a 3* recruit with an offer from Iowa State (and Iowa) coming out of high school.

    Here's a link to his Northwestern profile with stats at the bottom. He's a 37% three-point shooter this season.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but if he were to transfer, he would sit out next season before being eligible for '14-'15 and would have three years to play here starting then.

    EDIT: This link appears to be more recent and fully updated. Abrahamson is 27-70 from behind the arc this season (39%) and 15-36 during conference play (42%). Seems like a good fit in the system here.
     
  6. zwclones51

    zwclones51 Well-Known Member

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    Ehhh. Have higher expectations for the '14 class than getting him as a transfer.
     
  7. peteypie

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    I wouldn't have minded him out of high school, but not sure if this is the type of transfer that's worth it at this point. One year to sit out when we can get immediate help as good or better than him. I will end this with, if Fred wants him, I want him. In Fred I Trust.
     
  8. WDMCyclone

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    Unless he gets his shot down better, I don't think he is worth a scholarship. I watched just about every one of his high school games at Valley and he has a lot of weaknesses. NEEDS to gain strength or will get pushed around. I feel we can get a better recruit than to get him as a transfer for that year.
     
  9. cyclone87

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    #9 cyclone87, Feb 15, 2013
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    A 6'7" guy that can shoot the three ball would fit in well and we may need a SF/PF after Hogue is done.
     
  10. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. The guy can shoot and he'd have a redshirt year in the system with three to play afterwards. Get him here and let him bulk up. If he gets more size to play down low and keeps his 3-point percentage around 40% he will be big-time.

    Abrahamson shoots better than Ejim and Niang from outside as a freshman.
     
  11. isuchicago

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    He had a big 2nd half tonight. 3 straight 3s to give them a lead at Ohio St. But his freshman stats are barely better than Babb's at Penn St or Lucious at MSU..and I can't remember what D2 school they transferred to after us..doesn't matter, we can all agree they were a bust. Fred is clearly bad at spotting talent. No thanks.
     
  12. bozclone

    bozclone Well-Known Member

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    I trust Fred's judgement.
     
  13. broncocy5321

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    I would take him! He can shoot - redshirt him next year and put 15 lbs on and work on his defense. He could easily be a 3 year starter for the us.
    i wonder if his family would come back to the area???
     
  14. Gunnerclone

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    I'm all for having Iowa guys on the team, historically it has been a positive for us.
     
  15. ThatllDoCy

    ThatllDoCy Well-Known Member

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    Would like to have an Iowa guy on the roster. Come on down Kale!
     
  16. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    We'll be "Iowa's Team", the Hoks will be "Sioux City's Team".
     
  17. Thompsonclone

    Thompsonclone Well-Known Member

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    No thank you. Is Kale a bad player? No. Can Hoiberg land somebody better? Yes yes yes.
     
  18. AlleyAddict

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    He's a taller version of John Shurna. Yes please.
     
  19. Thompsonclone

    Thompsonclone Well-Known Member

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    #19 Thompsonclone, Feb 15, 2013
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    Shurna is 6-9 and Abrahamson is 6-7.

    I would rather we wait and see what other transfers are available or give it to a 2014 recruit.
     
  20. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    #20 acgclone, Feb 15, 2013
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    I'm indifferent because I haven't seen him play. If he could play the 3/4 position I would not be surprised if we listened.

    The wild card is where they think they stand with the 2014 recruits as well as Hougue's ability
     

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