RECRUITING: Xavier Foster recaps official visit to Iowa State

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IASTATE07

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Yeah, but that drive is a *****. Up to ames is 163 to I80 to I35. The drive to Iowa City is back roads with some 35 MPH corners.
You don't know what you're talking about. It's straight east out of Oskaloosa and turn north towards I-80 through What Cheer. There are zero 35 mph corners.
 

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This needs to be Iowa States bread and butter from a recruiting perspective. Players ranked 50-125 that will be on campus for 3-4 years. Athleticism in a 7 footer that can protect the rim at a high clip and run the floor do not grow on trees. Xavier is going to be a great player.
You can’t grow on a tree if your already the trunk.
 

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With all due respect...

Another poster opined they didn't think he was going to be very good in college and HS stats were readily available in my quest to understand the statement. Give me something better if these aren't indicative - has he dominated on the AAU scene?

At what point do people on this board actually answer questions rather than cast shade? I've seen "athletic rim protector who can run the floor". I'm not looking for a dissertation, just some simple observations...
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Spoiler - I'm going way off topic here.

I thought about this when watching a game the other day. A visiting team player scored a TD and promptly shushed the crowd. My thought was how is that any less taunting than flashing a horns down at a Texas crowd?

For the record I still think the horns down thing is really stupid - but only marginally more stupid than all of the hand signs prevalent in the Big 12. I also think flagging the horns down is stupid as well.
You can taunt the crowd but not the opposing players. Respect your opposition but opposing crowds are ********.
 

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I've never seen the young man play. Your last sentence caught my attention so I took a brief look at IHSAA Quick Stats and was surprised. Against primarily 3A competition, the 7 footer only scored 14.4 points / game on 53.6% shooting. Despite having a "twin tower" (6'10 Cole Henry), they lost five games, being swept by Pella which didn't feature a player over 6'6. When Cole Henry didn't play @ Pella, Foster scored 9 Points on 4 of 14 shooting in a blowout 64-39 Loss. Most surprisingly, he only shot 82 free throws in 24 games (3.4 / game), at a 51.2% clip - why didn't he get fouled more?

Serious question for those of you in the know. What are the stats not showing and why is most of the board acting like this is a critical "get"?
I watched him play in person multiple times and he did not impress me. I watched him play in the state tournament also. One team he played at state did not have a guy over 6'0 tall and they contained him. He was shooing 3 pointers rather than going underneath.
 
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I watched him play in person multiple times and he did not impress me. I watched him play in the state tournament also. One team he played at state did not have a guy over 6'0 tall and they contained him. He was shooing 3 pointers rather than going underneath.
Which team didn't have a player over 6 foot?
 

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Serious question for those of you in the know. What are the stats not showing and why is most of the board acting like this is a critical "get"?
Although they look to have totally different styles, this question made me wonder how dominant Loren Meyer looked against those small NW Iowa schools?
 
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With all due respect...

Another poster opined they didn't think he was going to be very good in college and HS stats were readily available in my quest to understand the statement. Give me something better if these aren't indicative - has he dominated on the AAU scene?

At what point do people on this board actually answer questions rather than cast shade? I've seen "athletic rim protector who can run the floor". I'm not looking for a dissertation, just some simple observations...
Fosters worth is pretty simple. He's an elite rim protector. When I say elite I mean, he's going to be a millionaire playing the game of basketball if nothing else because dudes like him are rare defensively. I've talked with some college coaches about him...he's legit. Colleges were not looking at his HS stats at Osky...they were watching him against great competition at the AAU level and he did not disappoint. His offensive game, like a majority of bigs is raw and mostly untapped, loads of potential though which is true for most young bigs. He'd be a major 'get' for ISU and I hope he chooses the good guys.
 

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I watched him play in person multiple times and he did not impress me. I watched him play in the state tournament also. One team he played at state did not have a guy over 6'0 tall and they contained him. He was shooing 3 pointers rather than going underneath.
Tough 24 hours for you. Congrats on beating out Western Illinois for the Murray boys and Ball State for the Indianapolis kid!
 

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With all due respect...

Another poster opined they didn't think he was going to be very good in college and HS stats were readily available in my quest to understand the statement. Give me something better if these aren't indicative - has he dominated on the AAU scene?

At what point do people on this board actually answer questions rather than cast shade? I've seen "athletic rim protector who can run the floor". I'm not looking for a dissertation, just some simple observations...
The point I was intending to make is that high school stats, especially in small school Iowa, are pretty meaningless. There are too many variables to consider like what the rest of the team consists of causing a player to have to play out of position for instance. The type of play that's deployed by the coach maybe doesn't bode well for a given player (i.e. the player's strengths aren't being played to). Lots to consider.
 

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I watched him play in person multiple times and he did not impress me. I watched him play in the state tournament also. One team he played at state did not have a guy over 6'0 tall and they contained him. He was shooing 3 pointers rather than going underneath.
Not that you've demonstrated you know jack **** about anything, but I'll ask anyway. What team was that? I'm a little skeptical that such team existed.

But anyway, thanks for your scouting. It's always awesome to hear random message board dumbasses contradict college coaches. As long as you feel better about Iowa offering guys that should be playing at Wartburg that's really all that matters.
 
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I watched him play in person multiple times and he did not impress me. I watched him play in the state tournament also. One team he played at state did not have a guy over 6'0 tall and they contained him. He was shooing 3 pointers rather than going underneath.

Guess we're out now. UNI1ISU2 didn't like what he saw. Sorry XF, you're overrated.
 

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I watched him play in person multiple times and he did not impress me. I watched him play in the state tournament also. One team he played at state did not have a guy over 6'0 tall and they contained him. He was shooing 3 pointers rather than going underneath.
JFC Loser.
 
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You can taunt the crowd but not the opposing players. Respect your opposition but opposing crowds are ********.
"I lit into David. 'I told you doing that s---, you're hurting the team,'" Holgorsen told ESPN this summer. "He goes, 'Coach, I barely did it.' So I went to the refs and I said, 'Who did he intimidate?' They go, 'He intimidated the crowd.' He intimidated the crowd, is what they said."

WVU quarterback Will Grier also was penalized for making the signal while celebrating the game-winning two-point conversation in the closing seconds.

Burks said Tuesday that a display similar to Grier's would likely again be penalized.

"When we have discussed it, by rule, anything that's prolonged to bring attention to the individual rather than the team is a foul," Burks said. "My advice is if you want to do that, do it back in your bench area. Do it back with teammates. Get away from where you are an individual drawing attention to yourself."

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27202541/big-12-horns-ok-depending-usage
 
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You don't know what you're talking about. It's straight east out of Oskaloosa and turn north towards I-80 through What Cheer. There are zero 35 mph corners.
Probably fair. Went to Pella for school, probably slightly different from Oskie.