RECRUITING: Jaren Holmes commits to Iowa State

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Jaren breaks down his pledge to the Cyclones here. Great stuff from him.

 

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I really like where we are sitting right now with the transfer additions of Holmes, Williams, Ward and Tre King to next year's roster. Having them meld with Grill, Kalscheur, Kunc & Jones should be fun.

It also allows Lipsey, Watson or Eli King to step into a role versus being thrust into a role too early.

Two more scholarships open- can't wait to see who the staff lands.
 

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I really like where we are sitting right now with the transfer additions of Holmes, Williams, Ward and Tre King to next year's roster. Having them meld with Grill, Kalscheur, Kunc & Jones should be fun.

It also allows Lipsey, Watson or Eli King to step into a role versus being thrust into a role too early.

Two more scholarships open- can't wait to see who the staff lands.
I like the idea of the good prospect freshman sort of slotted 9-10-11 or 10-11-12 when the rest of the roster is settled.

Go from there and let devolpment move them in.
 

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Between Holmes, Williams, Kalscheur, Grill, Lipsey, and E. King, next year’s backcourt is sneaky good! Get Green and it’s the best in school history for sure.
It would be good. But I don't think it would be close to the best in school history.

Hell, 18-19 is almost assuredly better. 4 guards/wings that have been in the NBA, with Shayok being the least successful amongst them. 14-15 is probably the group I'd go with.



To get back on track, excited to see Holmes as a Cyclone. He's got the potential to be a really good player here next year, really looking forward to see what he can do.
 

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I think people need to put expectations in check if they think this would be best in history. Strong offseason going but not Top 25 good most likely let alone historically good.
Even adding Green and Bates or Basile only puts next year’s roster in the upper 30s in the Torvik roster-cast. That’s marginally better than this past year and honestly, I’d take that knowing our staff and how much growth we are likely to see in this full offseason. We may be deeper and a bit better up front but losing Tyrese and Izaiah will hurt as well, big-time.
 
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I think people need to put expectations in check if they think this would be best in history. Strong offseason going but not Top 25 good most likely let alone historically good.

Agreed, but I will say that TJ and staff are doing their due diligence just as they did at the start of last season with the transfer route. Tyrese Hunter’s departure was well out of their control. I think the future continues to be bright for this program. I’m really impressed with the additions we’ve got thus far. Don’t sleep on Hason Ward. We’re going to absolutely love his defensive energy, and quite possibly could be like a Kantrail Horton type of player going forward.
 
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