Positive of Royce going pro

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  1. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    There are very few positives of losing one of the greatest Cyclones ever.

    However, one thing I can see looking great for Hoiberg is that his calling card as our coach was going to be putting guys in the NBA. Fred's connections to the NBA and high level of recruiting can now be tied together a little closer, vs being just speculation on what he can do.

    It really sucks that Royce is going pro, bigtime. But this can only help Fred regarding other future recruits.
     
  2. Wesley

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    Royce is just plain unique on and off the court. He has charisma and is an ambassador for causes.

    It will be fun to watch him play on the world NBA stage.

    Maybe he can come back to watch a game next year.
     
  3. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    Royce will help SELL the program to recruits and the public.
     
  4. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    Fred will get a ton of mileage out of this. He's shown what he can do with a player and that he will help them make a decision with their, not his, best interests in mind.
     
  5. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

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    His job is to win games and championships. It is not to put 4 or 5 star players in the NBA.
     
  6. Clone9

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    Yep. Fred most likely took a voluntary hit to his program to put the best interests of one of his players first. That will earn him some cred amongst recruits, assuming that Royce does get drafted where he is projected to.
     
  7. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    You don't see a correlation between the two?
     
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  8. BooneCy

    BooneCy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your sentiment, but disagree with your ranking of Royce being one of the greatest cyclones ever. I don't we will retire his jersey some day. Is he a great cyclone? Yes. One of the greatest ever? Probably not.
     
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  9. benjay

    benjay Well-Known Member

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    let's split hairs
     
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  10. Angie

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    4 or 5 star players' jobs are to get themselves in the NBA, winning games is just gravy that helps accomplish that. Probably good to serve their interests to get them here.
     
  11. cyclonepower

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    i think he stays still! whos with me????:rolleyes:
     
  12. ISUCY23

    ISUCY23 Well-Known Member

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    He probably could've been if he stayed longer.
     
  13. Palmer

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    #13 Palmer, Mar 21, 2012
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    failure not to connect the two is at your level.
     
  14. Cyclonin

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    I believe Cyclone Power! It's not over til I hear it from the horse's mouth. I've wavered all day, but I would argue Royce wouldn't set a press conference to get his fans jacked up and then say hes leaving (He's not Lebron).

    Also- I know information travels quick, but Fred got all this info for Royce in 72 hours? Color me surprised. He was doing radio shows half the day Monday.

    I can see Royce coming off an adrenaline rush and just wanting to come back and win that championship!!

    That being said, I won't be surprised either way.
     
  15. madcityCY

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    Royce leaving is somewhat of a hit to next year's team, but I think we have players waiting to step up. I think if given more minutes, Booker and Gibson will answer the call.

    In the longer term, Fred is showing he can do what he said he can do (coach talented players, prep them for NBA) and that will get us higher caliber players who can compete for championships. I can't wait to see how recruiting improves if we get another player drafted next year.

    OOOOOO-WEEEE!!!
     
  16. CloneIce

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    They are not mutually exclusive. In fact, putting players in the NBA makes recruiting the players that can win games and championships much easier.
     
  17. RayShimley

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    That's one of his jobs. Mentoring student athletes and looking out for their interests is also part of his job. If you want ISU to get back to a place where they are competing for B12 championships and perennially in the NCAAs then you have to accept that our best players aren't going to stick around more than 1-2 years.
     
  18. MaccloNe

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    Dont you have to play 4 years or graduate to be considered for you jersey to be retired? Thought I heard that .
     
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    I hope his first sell job is to former teammate Lockett and get him here next year!
     
  20. Wesley

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    We're with you until 2:30


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