was isu ever in the running for marcus paige?

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  1. EvilBetty

    EvilBetty Member

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    looks like we offered, did he humor isu or even iowa? or was he seeming going to one of the big dogs of CBB from the get go? dude looks solid. shame to let talent like that leave the state.
     
  2. CyFan61

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    IIRC he was an early UNC commit and stayed solid the whole time.
     
  3. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I think he was a lot closer to going to Iowa than he ever was Iowa State.
     
  4. Messi

    Messi Active Member

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    Hawks claim they almost had him. Have to think if he was a senior in HS now it would be a real battle between us for him
     
  5. BallSoHard4Cy

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    He was UNCs but if anyone was second I would have said Iowa.
     
  6. Yes13

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    From what I heard from someone that went to high school with him it was actually the opposite. But he never really seriously considered either.
     
  7. Amesboy

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    Besides North Carolina he put down Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Virginia. I think he mentioned Iowa just to be respectful since he was from Marion. No ISU wasn't an option. Going to the NBA D-league North Carolina Tar Heels was a smart move.
     
  8. 83Clone

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    Do you 'spose UNC would trade Paige for the Iowan who picked the Hoks instead of them ?
     
  9. Wesley

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    They could have used him last night.
     
  10. 1UNI2ISU

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    North Carolina was his dream from the time was a little kid. Literally took the offer the same day Roy made it.
     
  11. Clone9

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    Both teams had sucked for a while and had new coaches that hadn't proved themselves yet. So, even if he wasn't always going to UNC, there wasn't much reason for him to stay in state if he wasn't a crazy fan of either team.
     
  12. CYcoFan

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    I always got the feeling Paige never considered us early on because we had G Mac. I think you could say the same for Iowa before Fran. I think had Fred and Fran been in place when he was in 8th and 9th grade might have been more of a battle, but who knows.
     
  13. Jambalaya

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    I believe GMac offered him when Paige was in 9th grade, but nothing ever transgressed
     
  14. cyclonez7

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    We don't recruit Iowa very well.
     
  15. cloneteach

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    Paige was a lifelong UNC fan, other schools only would have been considered had there not been a UNC offer. He has been on record saying he cheers for Iowa over ISU.
     
  16. Dingus

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    Usually doesn't really matter too much. If I had to choose I'd rather recruit Indian Hills well than Iowa HS.
     
  17. Amesboy

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    Only if you threw in a weekend package for Coach Williams out at Prairie Meadows. It would be awesome to have Paige but he's no dummy. UNC is one of the elite programs in the country that prepares and funnels kids to the NBA. Woodbury IMO should of went to UNC, Duke or Kansas which would of developed him MUCH better for the next level (if that's even possible) then what Iowa is doing now.
     
  18. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    I dont follow hs ball that much and I did hear his name from time to time but he didnt seem to be that big a deal coming out of high school am I right (aside from his 34th ranking)? or is it because he committed to UNC so early we just forgot about him?
     
  19. Sigmapolis

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    Think Fred is going to add ISU to that list of "NBA-pre" programs? Would that be a good or a bad thing if he did? Not saying we are at that level, at all, but I wonder given his credentials in the medium-term...

    I really wonder what would have happened with Barnes or Paige if they were in high school *now* with Fred and Fran coming at them. I definitely get not wanting to hang around Lick or McDormat, but I would have to think Mr. Barnes would have found playing under a former NBA player/front office guy with one of the best shots in the history of the game pretty interesting. It's just two years until the draft, after all.
     
  20. Dingus

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    I think he already is, at least for those players that are just trying to get their foot in the door (ie transfers and jucos) as opposed to one and done types. I think he's seen as someone that can get players a chance that they may not have gotten otherwise.

    If this kind of reputation is real (and I'm not just imagining it) it's awesome; anyone can get top 10 HS kids to the NBA. Having experienced and talented players that just need that extra push over the hump wanting to come here year after year in order to make the league would be great (or already is great?).
     

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