***Official 2018-19 Transfer Thread***

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by Messi, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Sigmapolis

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    Arguments pro that we have somebody --

    -- Prohm was pretty specific, you are right, so many he is tipping his hand.
    -- We have heard nothing about Bolton since he visited... Maybe he offered a silent commitment and we are just waiting on some NCAA stuff with him?
    -- Wigginton has not done well in the NBA workouts, so maybe he is reconsidering?

    Arguments against that we have somebody --

    -- He could just be referring to the open scholarship to fill.
    -- When was the last time we had a silent, secret commitment? Talley?
    -- Is there anybody out there with any smoke on them besides Bolton or Wigginton?
    -- Any idiot can see the roster needs a scoring wing. Prohm is stating the obvious.
     
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  2. Doc

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    We also haven’t been mentioned with anybody new this week, have we? I think that’s a pro.
     
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  3. Knownothing

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    Yeah Bolton is not visiting anyone and we have not been associated with anyone new. My guess is we are waiting to see what they think of Bolton being eligible right away.
     
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  4. isucy86

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    Not buying the Bolton silent commit theory.

    Our biggest 2019/20 need is an immediate transfer wing scorer. But even if Bolton is ineligible next season, I take him without hesitation. IMO he would be on par with any high school PG recruit we would sign next fall. Plus he has the added advantage of practicing with the team during his redshirt year.

    I view Bolton as a natural successor to Nixon competing with Jackson & Grill to be starting guard next the Halliburton in 2020/21. It would also allow the staff to focus on signing a couple post players in this falls class as the eventual successors for Jacobson & Young.
     
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  5. Cyforce

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    Possibly or he may be saying Wiggy is worth bumping someone if the need were to arise.
     
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  6. Cyforce

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    Bolton got caught in the perfect storm last weekend on his visit.
    First Grill commits very nice HS spring sign.
    Then we lose Tucker, top GT target.
    Then Johnson commits and we now have a sit out guy but no immediate play transfer and suddenly it does matter if Bolton can get the waiver unless Wiggy comes back or another GT enters the picture.
     
  7. Thomasrickj

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    You mean Xavier Foster and Jaylin Williams? Fingers crossed for these two guys!
     
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  8. allfourcy

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    Well...Fred made room for Kane, but who would possibly know if CSP would go that route? (Just asking, not implying.) I must be of the minority who thinks Prohm is just being transparent that we need a scorer yet, LW is not returning, and at any time going forward we need a perimeter scorer to be found yet in that spot.
     
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  9. ChickenNuggetMan

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    This is going to get really interesting if we don’t hear any new names next week. The longer this goes on with Bolton not taking anymore visits and ISU not being connected to anyone new, the more ill feel (and hope) it’s Bolton.
     
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  10. TheHelgo

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    I'm pretty much here as well.
     
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  11. LLCoolJansma

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    It'll be an interesting next two weeks. With the draft entry deadline May 29th there are a lot of coaches/players in limbo on what they do depending the decision of many players staying in or pulling their name out of the draft. At this point many players could be waiting on decisions to return to their school or transfer to a school based on those decisions. We'll have a lot more clarity May 30 on the targets and scholly's available.

    Bolton for instance could be simply waiting for LW announcement to decide to come to Ames as much as Prohm is. It wouldn't be prudent to commit with expectations of playing time to only learn he lost it two weeks later if LW returned as unlikely as it seems today. Same situation for other potential grad transfers.

    I wouldn't read to much into Bolton not "visiting" other schools. His visit to Cinci wasn't known until he was almost on campus and we weren't even aware of him visiting Ames until the week of. Rasir seems to be keeping his recruitment close to the vest. I wouldn't at all be surprised if we learn he is on another visit to school this weekend.
     
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  12. allfourcy

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    I don't see why Bolton would be "waiting on LW's announcement" because Halstead's tweet specifically asked CSP if they had to wait for the May29th deadline to add another player. He said, "no". jmo
     
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  13. Cyforce

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    #1613 Cyforce, May 17, 2019
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    Obviously it wouldn't matter to Prohm but it sure would to Bolton.
     
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  14. SolarGarlic

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    Prohm literally just said we need a scoring guard. As someone else mentioned, Haliburton's defensive versatility at 6'5" means we can go after a guard or forward.
     
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  15. SolarGarlic

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    Not really. When he was healthy at the beginning of the season he could get the corner on the left side of the lane. Once he lost his explosion, he couldn't even do that. NWB was a solid PG, but not a player that takes you from good to really good.
     
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  16. Beyerball

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    it will be a scoring guard.. we don’t need a forward at all..
     
  17. heitclone

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    We just need a perimeter player that can score, if thats a guard great, if its a SF, great. Tyrese gives us that versatility because he can guard a smaller player if we bring in a SF type and he can guard bigger wings if we bring in a smaller combo guard. Having a guy like Tyrese gives Prohm a wider variety of options, he doesn't have to lock in on one specific position. Just get the best guy, its not like offensively, 2-4 are much different in Prohm's system anyway.
     
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  18. allfourcy

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    Because of possible playing time, you mean? I just meant that if the two parties were a fit, it didn't sound like Prohm would wait for May 29th.
     
  19. tim_redd

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    It does seem like something is missing when trying to piece together the clues. Bolton's waiver probability or possibly there's a grad transfer who hasn't even announced yet.
     
  20. LLCoolJansma

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    Right, Bolton wouldn't want to commit only to have LW decide to come back and take his minutes. He only has to wait 12 days to know for sure what LW decision will be (maybe sooner) and know his role. there isn't much of a downside to waiting for a final decision for either Bolton and Prohm. If we don't see any visits set by ISU or Bolton over the next two weeks we may have the reason why.
     

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