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gocy444

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This season the goal should be just get to the tournament. Doesn’t matter if it’s a play in game, just get there. Next year we can start to build off our core group of freshman.
 

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There are lots of reasons to believe the team will be better than last year.
Obviously we lost a stud and haven't for sure filled that PG spot since Harris' eligibility is in question and Jackson is still pretty young, but I think the overall talent and experience of the team will be much improved.
 

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Anyone with a subscription care to elaborate?
heres a snipit

The ceiling
Harris and Hinson receive their waivers, the team connects instantaneously and Iowa State rights itself to challenge Kansas and Baylor in the Big 12, before rolling to another Sweet 16 season. That’s a wildly successful turnaround after the 12-20 disaster, but it’s not out of the question. Despite their issues last season, the Cyclones retained their Hilton Magic, finishing 11-6 at home. A good team makes that place impossible to visit.

The floor
Harris and Hinson aren’t cleared, and no one becomes the go-to scorer/de facto leader to replace Haliburton, and the Cyclones break their good/bad cycle and go back-to-back bad. With everything going on in the world these days, it would seem like a good time to get NCAA dispensation, but predicting waiver decisions is a dangerous game.
 

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heres a snipit

The ceiling
Harris and Hinson receive their waivers, the team connects instantaneously and Iowa State rights itself to challenge Kansas and Baylor in the Big 12, before rolling to another Sweet 16 season. That’s a wildly successful turnaround after the 12-20 disaster, but it’s not out of the question. Despite their issues last season, the Cyclones retained their Hilton Magic, finishing 11-6 at home. A good team makes that place impossible to visit.

The floor
Harris and Hinson aren’t cleared, and no one becomes the go-to scorer/de facto leader to replace Haliburton, and the Cyclones break their good/bad cycle and go back-to-back bad. With everything going on in the world these days, it would seem like a good time to get NCAA dispensation, but predicting waiver decisions is a dangerous game.
Well that ceiling was fun to read lol
 

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Given NCAA history I hope they are cleared for 21/22 season after this season is cancelled.
I believe the no sit out rule for transfers is going to be in effect next year? So there's no reason they would not be cleared. The NCAA will have a field day with trying to determine eligibility though. They'd essentially have to grant waivers to every single student athlete no? And then how would that work with incoming recruits?
 

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I believe the no sit out rule for transfers is going to be in effect next year? So there's no reason they would not be cleared. The NCAA will have a field day with trying to determine eligibility though. They'd essentially have to grant waivers to every single student athlete no? And then how would that work with incoming recruits?
I'm kind of serious that they might not count this season as sitting out if it's cancelled, blueblood programs exempt obviously.
 

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I'm kind of serious that they might not count this season as sitting out if it's cancelled, blueblood programs exempt obviously.
I would love to think that the NCAA would do the right thing in this scenario but doing the right thing goes against their credo.
 

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heres a snipit

The ceiling
Harris and Hinson receive their waivers, the team connects instantaneously and Iowa State rights itself to challenge Kansas and Baylor in the Big 12, before rolling to another Sweet 16 season. That’s a wildly successful turnaround after the 12-20 disaster, but it’s not out of the question. Despite their issues last season, the Cyclones retained their Hilton Magic, finishing 11-6 at home. A good team makes that place impossible to visit.

The floor
Harris and Hinson aren’t cleared, and no one becomes the go-to scorer/de facto leader to replace Haliburton, and the Cyclones break their good/bad cycle and go back-to-back bad. With everything going on in the world these days, it would seem like a good time to get NCAA dispensation, but predicting waiver decisions is a dangerous game.
To their point on "the floor", the silver lining of Tyrese getting injured is that Rasir stepped into that go-to scorer role. So I think that is established. We just need a better group around him. The de facto leader doesn't seem settled yet though.
 

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"Despite their issues last season, the Cyclones retained their Hilton Magic, finishing 11-6 at home."

I'm excited for the coming season, but that quote is way off base. Hilton was not special or intimidating in any way last season, which only amplified the disappointment.
 

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To their point on "the floor", the silver lining of Tyrese getting injured is that Rasir stepped into that go-to scorer role. So I think that is established. We just need a better group around him. The de facto leader doesn't seem settled yet though.
I think Hinson could end up being the most vocal player out there. Harris not too far behind him. Obviously that's if both guys get their waivers.