Best Cyclone "Glue Guys"

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  1. Lamoni

    Lamoni Member

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    I went down a rabbit hole this morning after listening to a podcast with Kantrail Horton (still THE MAN by the way) and it got me thinking about the best "glue guys" in ISU history. In my opinion those teams in '99-00 and '00-'01 without selfless guys like Horton and Stevie Johnson to hold things together. That locker room was about to implode at times with Eustachy, Tinsley, and Fizer. Horton actually talks about that in the interview which I enjoyed.

    Some other favorites of mine:

    - Jacy Holloway
    - Shawn Bankhead
    - Kantrail Horton
    - Stevie Johnson
    - Tyus McGee
    - Melvin Ejim
    - Mike Born

    Horton podcast:

     
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    It was Kantrail in 1999-2000 that was bombing threes from 30 feet at the Phog, right? Him and... Nurse, was it? I loved Kantrail, he was amazing.
     
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  3. Lamoni

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    Nurse and Kantrail were insane in that game. Here is an interesting fact I learned today... Horton was 5-0 against KU!
     
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    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

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    Dustin Hogue.

    Tough as nails.
     
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    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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    brokenloginagain Well-Known Member

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    big12 players of the year aren't really "glue guys."
     
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  8. MilehighClone

    MilehighClone Well-Known Member

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    Ron Virgil should be on the list.
     
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    nfrine Well-Known Member

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    From long ago for most of the folks on CF...Jeff Hornacek. Jeff literally would take on anybody that messed with his teammates.
     
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    I-stateTheTruth Well-Known Member

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    The first name that came to my mind was Dustin Hogue.

    But Ron Virgil is a good name to throw in there. In the Orr years, he did a lot of yeoman work and was good at pressing and handling the press (and at about 105 pounds).

    From that era, you could also make the case for Ronnie Harris, who was Johnny's first recruit and a 4-year starter. At about 6'3" he ended up guarding a lot of much bigger forwards and I believe he was All Big 8 Defense more than once.
     
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    Junior Hogue was a god send to the team.
     
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  12. Lamoni

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    Before Ejim was the Big 12 POY he was the consummate “glue guy” in my opinion. He developed into a college star but he didn’t burst onto the scene that way.
     
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  13. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

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    Are we talking glue guys or X-factors here?
     
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    Too many to name. During the Orr years there were sometimes multiple glue guys on the same squad.
     
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    I'll go Hogue. If Jake Anderson wasn't on a bad team be would a strong candidate too
     
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    I always thought Kenny Pratt was a guy who seem to always be around the ball. He was uncanny for his size of getting the ball in the basket. Tough player.
     
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    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Stu (even rhymes with glue)
     
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  20. Lamoni

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    A few more I thought of:

    - James Hamilton
    - Klay Edwards
    - Marc Carlson
     

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