Robert Jones commits to ISU

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I'll trust TJ too but part of the question in my mind for both him and the kid from WSU is why take them this early? It seems like dozens of names hit the transfer portal every day. Just seems like you'd want to know real well what's out there before you start taking commitments from guys who, at least on paper, don't necessarily jump out at you.
Can you imagine if Prohm signed these two? Yikes.
 

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Someone’s gotta talk me into liking this commitment.
He's a very hard worker who is going to push Foster and Conditt to the max. This guy might not play significant minutes for us, but if he can help out Foster and Conditt, that's a plus. We haven't had a great practice guy that helps the big men in a long time and it might be this guy.

He also is friends with a guy that's rumored to be transferring from Marquette. This could help lure that guy from Marquette to Ames..
 

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Garcia would make 5 bigs right? You have to assume they all expect to play. Seems odd we'd take anyone after this kid.
No really. Foster, Conditt, Kunc and Jones leaves us thin upfront if they are going to be manning the 4 and 5 most of the game.
 
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Weird offer list out of high school. A handful of mid majors and then Penn State and Xavier. No offer from Minnesota.
 
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Unfortunately I'm not smart enough to figure out either one of them.
1) He's a lot better than the message board crowd gives him credit for being and TJ is projecting him to be that.
2) TJ is desperate.

So answer your own question. Why take him this early?
 

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Ok thank you guys for making it a little better. I’ll trust TJ and the new staffs eyes
 
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Garcia would make 5 bigs right? You have to assume they all expect to play. Seems odd we'd take anyone after this kid.
I don't think they'd all have to play. We typically have 8-10 guards and only 4-5 of them play. I wouldn't mind having 5 bigs on the team at one time. I'd rather have that than the 2-3 Prohm usually had and praying they all stay healthy the entire season and stay out of foul trouble.
 

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I'll trust TJ too but part of the question in my mind for both him and the kid from WSU is why take them this early? It seems like dozens of names hit the transfer portal every day. Just seems like you'd want to know real well what's out there before you start taking commitments from guys who, at least on paper, don't necessarily jump out at you.

That's fair.
They both seem like upgrades, but there are 90 billion guys entering the portal. Doesn't hurt to see who's out there.
But again, they both seem like upgrades, and that's only a good thing.
 

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I don't think they'd all have to play. We typically have 8-10 guards and only 4-5 of them play. I wouldn't mind having 5 bigs on the team at one time. I'd rather have that than the 2-3 Prohm usually had and praying they all stay healthy the entire season and stay out of foul trouble.
IF Garcia ends up in a Cyclone uniform, Conditt would be the backup 5 and this guy would maybe be used in special situations like foul trouble, needing to foul, etc.
 

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He's a very hard worker who is going to push Foster and Conditt to the max. This guy might not play significant minutes for us, but if he can help out Foster and Conditt, that's a plus. We haven't had a great practice guy that helps the big men in a long time and it might be this guy.

He also is friends with a guy that's rumored to be transferring from Marquette. This could help lure that guy from Marquette to Ames..

I'm not doubting you but how do we know anything about his work ethic?
 

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