The Athletic’s take: ISU has more talent than KU

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Who has more talent this year?

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  1. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member
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  2. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Top to bottom may be the most talent on a team ever at ISU. Not saying they are the best players of all time, or even the best team, but man 1-11 I'm not sure we've ever had this many Big XII caliber players
     
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  3. every_yard

    every_yard Active Member

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    That’s definitely what my eyes told me yesterday.
     
  4. CYCLNST8

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    Yeah, the Elite Eight 2000 squad is probably the most talented team we’ve ever had, but this may be the most talented roster we’ve ever had.
     
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  5. CloneGuy8

    CloneGuy8 Well-Known Member

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    Kansas probably has more talent, but we're the better team right now.
     
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  6. Win5002

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  7. ForeverIowan

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    This team is loaded and if they stay healthy I think they will be right there for a regular season Big 12 title. That being said, not sure I'd say they have more raw talent than the 2014/2015 team (yet).

    Niang
    Morris
    BDJ
    Nader
    Burton
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    McKay
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    *Clayton Custer
    *Sherron Dorsey-Walker
     
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  8. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    The disparity certainly wasn't that apparent.

    Sustainability and limiting bad losses are what separates KU from the other teams.

    Iirc the last Fred team was right there but the Tech and Baylor Hilton losses were the difference.
     
  9. ArgentCy

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    I think D. Lawson was probably the most talented yesterday. But I think ISU was as good or better 2-13. Especially the bench players, KU does not have much depth, somehow.
     
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  10. HFCS

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    That's 6 guys who have played in the NBA and Thomas playing at a very high level in Spain.

    Looking at the 5 guys we have in the league or 2 way contract it's easy to forget BDJ was getting some pretty serious minutes before his death.
     
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    So KU and Addidas aren't getting their moneys worth?
     
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  12. cyfan92

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    #12 cyfan92, Jan 6, 2019
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    Kansas has more talent... Iowa State has better shooters and chemistry. Really want to beat KU with Doke. Then they have no excuses
     
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  13. ForeverIowan

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    I could be wrong but fairly certain Hogue is still in Spain as well. Dont forget Custer was MVC player of the year and has a final four under his belt. Glad it worked out for him always liked Clayton.
     
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  14. Newell

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    Could be a team other than Kansas as conference champions this season and there could be a new trophy in the case in Ames.
     
  15. beentherebefore

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    Maybe we wait until March?
     
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    Fake news. Winning with Hoiberg's players. Can't recruit.
     
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    Prohm for President
     
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  18. ISUCyclones2015

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    Is the Athletic worth it?
     
  19. Doc

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    The thing about KU is they aren’t as talented as they usually are, and they also aren’t as experienced. Especially when it comes to experience in the KU program. Vick is fine but definitely doesn’t seem like Self’s favorite senior by any means.
     
  20. tyler24

    tyler24 Well-Known Member

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    They pay for players... They have no excuses regardless.
     
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