***Official 2024 Transfer Thread***

jctisu

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I don't watch Iowa but DeVries can play D and Omaha was supposed one of those "can guard all 5 positions guys".
Devries is ok at best. Omaha is all about potential and he’s definitely not there yet defensively. He has pretty poor positioning and is slow on rotations. The game slows down for him? Sure there’s a good chance he could get there. TJ next year could get him there but doubt he gets that kind of jump with Devries as head coach.

And Sandfort…dude that guy is an atrocious defender. You would be able to drive on that team all day unless the other two starters are great perimeter defenders.
 

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Devries is ok at best. Omaha is all about potential and he’s definitely not there yet defensively. He has pretty poor positioning and is slow on rotations. The game slows down for him? Sure there’s a good chance he could get there. TJ next year could get him there but doubt he gets that kind of jump with Devries as head coach.

And Sandfort…dude that guy is an atrocious defender. You would be able to drive on that team all day unless the other two starters are great perimeter defenders.
Tucker played the 4 at Drake and had to draw the fine line between being physical but not get in foul trouble. He'll be a wing now a position he has shown he's better suited for.

I'm not going to rush to judgement on Sandford. He was/is at a place where nobody plays D.
 
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The inconsistent scoring in the frontcourt (I'm including Milan in that group) was without question the biggest issue this year. Put a guy in that group who is a bucket-getter every game without a defensive drop-off and that's a beat-anyone team. When playing at its best (when the frontcourt group was scoring and defending), I think this was already a beat-anyone team.

We need a guy who you just give the ball to when you're struggling and they get a good shot or free throws. Milan I think is supposed to be that role but he wasn't able to do it consistently this year.
Milan needs to take some of the degree of difficulty out of his game. Started relying on that fadeaway too much and was looking for that shot every time. The way defenders jumped him I hope he develops some fakes out of it and starts drawing fouls. Did some things like a freshman will this season, but he won't be a freshman next year so..
 

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All this speculation of us being a final four team next year makes me chuckle. Is it possible? Yes, anything is possible. I feel like a sweet sixteen is another successful season and anything less will seem a disappointment and anything more will be gravy. Just too much to overcome in a one-off tourney. Ask KU, UK, Houston, etc. I know, injuries, but we're not immune to those either. Loved the ride we took this year and let's hope we can repeat that next year, it was an awfully fun season. If we get to the same stage next year I'm all for the koolaide but don't set yourself up for a "anything less than scenario" that will ruin your enjoyment of ISU basketball. We seem to be in a good place under a great staff.
 

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All this speculation of us being a final four team next year makes me chuckle. Is it possible? Yes, anything is possible. I feel like a sweet sixteen is another successful season and anything less will seem a disappointment and anything more will be gravy. Just too much to overcome in a one-off tourney. Ask KU, UK, Houston, etc. I know, injuries, but we're not immune to those either. Loved the ride we took this year and let's hope we can repeat that next year, it was an awfully fun season. If we get to the same stage next year I'm all for the koolaide but don't set yourself up for a "anything less than scenario" that will ruin your enjoyment of ISU basketball. We seem to be in a good place under a great staff.
I don't think anyone necessarily expects a FF, but we're good enough to get there.
 

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All this speculation of us being a final four team next year makes me chuckle. Is it possible? Yes, anything is possible. I feel like a sweet sixteen is another successful season and anything less will seem a disappointment and anything more will be gravy. Just too much to overcome in a one-off tourney. Ask KU, UK, Houston, etc. I know, injuries, but we're not immune to those either. Loved the ride we took this year and let's hope we can repeat that next year, it was an awfully fun season. If we get to the same stage next year I'm all for the koolaide but don't set yourself up for a "anything less than scenario" that will ruin your enjoyment of ISU basketball. We seem to be in a good place under a great staff.
We place a lot of emphasis on this single-elimination tourney that ends the year every year because it's how the champion is determined, but it's objectively a bad way to determine who is the best team or to establish a season's overall success. If I'm a top 4 seed I expect to get to the second round, after that it's all just about matchups and how badly the committee boned you on locations and anything else is gravy.
 

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We place a lot of emphasis on this single-elimination tourney that ends the year every year because it's how the champion is determined, but it's objectively a bad way to determine who is the best team or to establish a season's overall success. If I'm a top 4 seed I expect to get to the second round, after that it's all just about matchups and how badly the committee boned you on locations and anything else is gravy.
Yeah, I’m not at all disappointed by where we ended up. The Big 12 championship run was amazing, and getting to the Sweet Sixteen is a great accomplishment as well. It would have been amazing to go further…but again, not disappointed
 

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Yeah, I’m not at all disappointed by where we ended up. The Big 12 championship run was amazing, and getting to the Sweet Sixteen is a great accomplishment as well. It would have been amazing to go further…but again, not disappointed

Agree. I know there were some opinions that maybe an early exit from the Big 12 would be beneficial as the team was in a funk of low offensive efficiency. But the Big 12 tournament is an absolute blast, and I am so happy we cut down the nets (plus beat KSU and got that crappy taste out of our mouth). And as we saw, those opinions were stupid as we actually used the tourney to find our groove. I always want us to play full out in KC.

I think blasting the #1 team Houston gave us a false sense of our talent. Were we one of the best eight teams in the country? No doubt. A #2 seed was earned and deserved. I don't really care if we were the first 2 or last 2. Got to win the games.

The Illinois game showed a glaring weakness that our front line was simply not talented enough offensively to allow us to reach the Final Four (or more). Once Milan went MIA, we were doomed. Hopefully an upgrade is possible with existing or new transfer players. Trust TJ.
 
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Cyhig

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Milan needs to take some of the degree of difficulty out of his game. Started relying on that fadeaway too much and was looking for that shot every time. The way defenders jumped him I hope he develops some fakes out of it and starts drawing fouls. Did some things like a freshman will this season, but he won't be a freshman next year so..
Also Milan can make quicker decisions. He would often catch the ball on the arc with a wide open three, but hesitate for a moment. That brief hesitation allowed the defense to close. It’s almost like he’s not quite sure what he wants to do with the ball as it is being passed to him. If he makes up his mind quickly, he can have a great, great season next year
 

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Agree. I know there were some opinions that maybe an early exit from the Big 12 would be beneficial as the team was in a funk of low offensive efficiency. But the Big 12 tournament is an absolute blast, and I am so happy we cut down the nets (plus beat KSU and got that crappy taste out of our mouth). And as we saw, those opinions were stupid as we actually used the tourney to find our groove. I always want us to play full out in KC.

I think blasting the #1 team Houston gave us a false sense of our talent. Were we one of the best eight teams in the country? No doubt. A #2 seed was earned and deserved. I don't really care if we were the first 2 or last 2. Got to win the games.

The Illinois game showed a glaring weakness that our front line was simply not talented enough offensively to allow us to reach the Final Four (or more). Once Milan went MIA, we were doomed. Hopefully an upgrade is possible with existing or new transfer players. Trust TJ.
Ward and Jones were good for us and were mostly successful for most of the season, especially defensively. But when you go up against a team that Is longer, taller, more athletic and who happens to have a coach that has you well scouted, they exposed us. It is nice to know that with Jackson we are already positioned better to take on that type of team next year.
 
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Prior to any injuries or health concerns, Jackson was invited to the USA basketball U19 tryout. This after his freshman year at Washington St. Basically 1 of 30ish players invited. When healthy he is a great talent. No doubt other coaches knew this. He is a huge get and should be a huge impact in an offense that runs the dribble handoff from the top of the key. Especially because he can dribble drive and has a jump shot from the midrange
we need a big that can hit the 15-17 foot jumper
 

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Why wouldn't he stay? I hope the idea he's a one and done to the NBA is over. I'd be more concerned about Milan in that regard. Omaha has some work to do on his game. Transfer? Why? Is he going to get better coaching somewhere else or playing time? I don't see him getting better coaching and playing time isn't guaranteed. He'll have to work for it anywhere he goes and if he does the work here he'll play. He came to ISU because of the connection to the staff and state. I see them working hard with him in the off-season and either him or Watson step into King's roll.
Maybe it was the case that he came in knowing he was going to be playing behind 3 seniors and looked at that as an opportunity to develop his game, working with a great coaching staff with some great upper classmen?
 

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If anyone listened to the full Rob Jones interview after the loss, I think that was very telling on who might leave. Your here him talk about all of our scorers back (Tamin, Gilbert, Milan and C. Jones) all of the guys redshirting and also mentions a player he roomed with that both their younger brothers play ball together. There were two players on our current team with eligibility remaining that he failed to mention. While it could just of been a coincidence, the two players not mentioned are what most of us would assume to be main transfer targets. Omitting their names out of respect for them but just something I noticed.
 

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