RECRUITING: Iowa State a transfer possibility for Waukee native Michael Jacobson?

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  1. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    Jacobson would absolutely have a place on this team. The best part, I think, about him is that he's completely transformed his body in two years of college ball. I think by coming here and getting a third year of college practices, workouts, etc, that he could become an even more effective player. Anyone that shows the type of dedication to completely transform their body like he has obviously has drive and passion. Sign me up for that.
     
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  2. LLCoolJansma

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    I agree that he could play a role next year and be a solid addition for the next couple of years but I don't think many think that he'd be a starter over the next 3 years. The question is do you use a red shirt sit out year on a player likely not to be a starter and tying up a scholarship on that type of player for that time?

    While I think the staff does see him having ability to contribute he still hasn't been extended a scholarship offer leading me to think they have some reservations about that.

    Also we all like the potential of Brase and Lard next year but neither are proven Kosongo may not have contributed but was at least a 6'9" option Prohm had going into the year, I wouldn't be surprised if they would look at post grad transfers first to help next years team before officially Jacobson if they don't see an upgrade.
     
  3. srjclone

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    I may be in the minority, but I don't think we get Jacobson and it is because we cool on him
     
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  4. CY88CE11

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    I feel like we already exhausted all our options in this area. We have four posts going into next year. I think we're sitting pretty solid.
     
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    #145 MartinCy, May 16, 2017
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    I believe Michael Jacobson would be a sit 1, play 2 guy. They certainly would use a scholarship on a player of Jacobson's caliber... They used a scholarship on Kasongo last year who averaged 1 and 1 at Tennessee. Jacobson has shown as a young player he can produce at the Power 5 level and will provide a nice lift off the bench in the coming years. From the limited sample I saw of his game he's an active, high motor rebounder and has a decent mid range jump shot in the post. He's not going to wow you with his offensive skills but he's certainly capable of providing some scoring output.
     
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  6. allfourcy

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    Well, we used a red shirt sit out year on a player that never will play here, so using one on a non-starter is a step up at least.
     
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  7. CycloneErik

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    I don't understand any concern about using a scholarship on a guy that won't or might not start. Not every contributor starts. What's the big deal?

    The worst case scenario is that he pushes Young, Lard, and all in practice. We need that, too. The likely case is that he contributes rebounding and some scoring. Every team needs that.
     
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  8. ZB4CY

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    We are putting a lot of discussion and evaluation into a guy that Iowa St technically hasn't been linked with....

    yet.
     
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  9. Messi

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    Agree. Here's some big men the last few years that ISU signed that I'm confident Michael Jacobson is better than:

    Ray Kasongo.
    Merril Holden.
    SImeon Carter.
    Brady Ernst.
    Daniel Edozie.
    Georgios Tsalmpouris.
    Percy Gibson.
    Anthony Booker.
     
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  11. UraMallas

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    It says that you've been a member since 2012 but I still feel like you're new here.
     
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  12. allfourcy

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    Agree. Booker did have some good contributions some games and was behind a more experienced group of starters, I think. Thus, Jacobson could 'at least' provide that.
     
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  13. Sigmapolis

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    #153 Sigmapolis, May 16, 2017
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    Having a high-floor, low-ceiling post (with size) for depth is not the worst thing in the world. I would say the roster sorely missed such a player the past two years.

    Jacobson would have been in the rotation for 5-15 minutes per night two years ago to give Niang and McKay a small spell and would have been nice to have to either start or, even if you still go with Burton, have a bench post who can effectively fill minutes when McKay "went down." I cannot see how he would be an inferior option to Simeon Carter's non-productivity. I also cannot see minutes used on him as somehow less useful than Ashton or Cooke were.

    I imagine he would have started last year or, at least, pushed Solomon for minutes. He might have made Holden unnecessary -- maybe starting (and more effective than Holden) for the early part of the year before giving way to Solomon but remaining in the rotation. He would have been nice to have those few games where Solomon was out with the injury, as well.

    Does not have to be great -- just fight hard on the boards and clog the lane. If you are in the right position for some easy buckets and maul somebody on defense, even better.

    Again, I would take that. That is a safety harness and depth down low that we have lacked and really missed the past few seasons. A hedge against injury is nice, too.
     
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    His most important was telling West Virginia and their fans that ISU was number one with a certain finger.
     
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    I just really want to see more lineup suggestions and starting 5 rotations. Only this time with Jacobson!
     
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  16. CycloneBBFan

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    Is it true that Jacobson was once recruited for Cyclone football? If so sign this kid up. We can always use a guy that can tackle in the post.
     
  17. jcyclonee

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    Two college level football players on one team? Can't be too many teams that could say that.
     
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  18. jcyclonee

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    Busch Light and T-Swizzle.
     
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    Ssshhhhh! One of the Hok trolls will jump all over you about this and claim you said the B10 is awesome.
     
  20. Frak

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    Class balance, toughness and rebounding. I don't see the down side. They can still get the immediately eligible wing if one becomes available. That would make for a class of 4 next year.
     
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