All About Cameron Lard

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  1. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I decided to make a thread discussing the biggest mystery piece of the Men's Basketball team right now. Does anyone have an inside track on his skillset, how he is picking up the ISU system, and what kind of game plan we have for him? From what I can tell, he was going to be much more highly touted on the recruiting trail but due to academic ineligibility, wasn't able to play his senior season. I do expect some rust but also having him at semester last season is a benefit for learning the system with extra practices.
    His recruiting profile for reference
    http://247sports.com/Player/Cameron-Lard-75132?Institution=12175
    Had offers from Cinci, Mississippi St, Oklahoma St and interest from many other programs.
    With us missing on SJ, and our backup options being both either not really posts or sit out transfers, ISU really needs Lard to be ready or Young will have an enormous amount of pressure to stay in the game. Probably will anyway.
     
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  2. DandyCyclone

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    Cool thread title, bro.

    Edit: Thanks for the update.
     
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    I thought for sure something bad happened.
     
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  6. State43

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    Just trying to keep to tradition :)
     
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  7. spitfyr36

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    I hope he has progress enough that he can man the 5, kind of want to see Young take over the spot SJ would of had.
     
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  8. Knownothing

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    I think this Beverly kid will provide us with some early in the year minutes and see his roll reduced once Lard get's some practice and game action. Obviously Lard is probably the better athlete and overall basketball player but Beverly brings Rebounding and toughness.

    Can't wait to see how good he is. I don't expect much early but I hope he has a Solomon Young type first year. Work his way in to the system and then show us something near the end to get excited about.
     
  9. FinalFourCy

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    Promising prospect. I was excited to see what he could do in a supporting or reserve role next year, but he may get more time than that. He looks fairly coordinated and capable, with a surprisingly good shot, but we'll see if it translates to games.
     
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    Better than a two sport D1 college athlete? I'm not too sure about that.
     
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    I get the feeling that even more high profile teams would have come calling if not for the potential academic hurdles. I think he's going to be really, really good as a Cyclone.
     
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    There were rumors other big programs were in contact. He also didn't get the full evaluation due to his lack of play in front of scouts his senior year. Still with all that was a top 150 player, and now has a year under the staff to practice and conditioning.
    The silver lining with the Juiston news is we get to see Lard and Kosongo. Both are similar in age and rankings coming out so there may not be a real drop off if they play to their potential. (actually Lard and Kosongo had much better offers too)
     
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    Well he probably would have started over Young last year if he were here earlier.
     
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    I heard he can dunk a ball over them mountains.
     
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    Coach woulda put him in the fourth quarter they'd have been state champions. No doubt.
     
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    Vids or it didn't happen
     
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    Hoping to get to see him in the CCL.
     
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    Which one Mount Everest or K2? I'll wait for a reply before deciding on excitement level
     
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    Having seen him play pick up ball with some of the other players (basketball and football) at Lied, I think he'll fit that 4 better than Solomon. Really smooth athlete with a good handle and jumpshot, especially for a guy his size. There's some big guys you see that are really stiff and robotic, but he's pretty fluid.
     
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