Maggie McGraw - Will She be A PG at Iowa State?

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  1. Buckminster

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    I really like our chances of going deep in the NCAA tournament this year and hope next year will be similar.

    It seems to me that we will have three returning players that will form the core of the 2019-2020 team (at least from the stand point of returning minutes played and points scored):
    • Ashley Joens
    • Kristin Scott
    • Madison Wise
    The default PG will be Rae Johnson. I like Rae's game, but I'm not sure she plays at the same level as many other starting PGs for top 20 teams.

    With Ashley and Madison returning as shooting guards, I was wondering if Maggie McGraw could challenge Rae for the PG position next year. That could be a talent upgrade if she can handle the PG position in the Big 12.

    I'm also hopeful that Jade Thurmon can emerge as a PG with meaningful minutes next year. She is probably the fastest player on the team.

    The last starting position is open. My money is on AD Camber, but would love to see Maddie Frederick and Morgan Kane earn quality playing time as red-shirt freshmen.
     
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    I think Rae has really brought her game up the last few weeks, and would be hard to displace from the starting job next year. How many PGs have started as freshmen? Medders is the one that sticks out in my mind.
     
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    Moody did. Wilson probably would have, but her redshirt was pulled when Junod got mono. Buckley was a starter her frosh year, but didn't take over PG to her later career.
     
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    What is Johnson largest contribution in a game? To me it is her ball handling.
     
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    Watching most of Maggie's games so far this year, I can see her running the point. Rae seems a bit quicker, but Maggie controls the ball well, and that's more important I think.

    I do live her shooting touch, too, so I think she'll accel at the 1, 2, or 3.
     
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    Best on the team at feeding the post in a half court set, IMHO.
     
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    #10 Bipolarcy, Jan 19, 2019 at 12:48 AM
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    My money's on Frederick to grab the last starting spot. If we hadn't been so deep this year, I'm not so sure she wouldn't have played a lot and maybe even started. It's not often you get a player who has been the Gatorade player of the year in two different states. From what little we saw of her this year before she redshirted, she looks like a really good offensive threat. I like Camber a lot, but she's just not consistent enough with her shooting to be a starter IMO.

    Kane played some solid minutes too before she redshirted.

    I expect McGraw to play point next year, but the following year, she'll probably move to off guard and Lexi Donarski will be the point guard. If you watch Donarski highlights, she somewhat of a wizard handling the ball. Donarski will be our highest rated recruit in some time, maybe even ever. Right now, she's at No. 19 on Hoopgurlz in the 2020 class.
     

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