We won't get Horton-Tucker for 4 years

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  1. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Figured I'd post a redux of the Wigginton thread last year. ;)

    THT is such a fun player to watch. Incredible range, and playing above where I thought he'd be just a handful of games into his college career.

    Going to be fun to watch him for however many years we have him, and during his NBA career.
     
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  2. JP4CY

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  3. marothisu

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    I was thinking the same thing during the 2nd half. If he plays like this many times, I'm afraid he could even be 1 and done. Of course, the dude's only 17 so it's pretty crazy - obviously some things to work on, but damn when he's good, he's good. WIth that being said, I selfishly hope he stays at ISU for 2 (or more) years and isn't a 1 and done. If he can work himself into a nice 1st round draft pick though, that's easy money and won't blame him for going.
     
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  4. ca4cy

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    I think question is whether we get him for 2.
     
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  5. cyclone101

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    All the more reason the NBA would want him.
     
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  6. Beyerball

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    THT isnt anywhere near ready for NBA after this year...HE’s not physically near ready. I love THT’s game but he’s 6’4 and needs to be more consistent with outside shooting which will come..

    he will be here a minimum of 2 years..minimum.
     
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  7. ca4cy

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    Maybe not today but he just put up a dominant double double against a P5 team as a 17 year old playing his 5th game. If he strings many of these together, we'll see. The NBA doesn't draft based on the finished product.
     
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  8. CyCrazy

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    He will be here at least 3 years
     
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    This is only one game, but if he can play anywhere similar to this in the Big 12, he could very well be a one and done. His game is really amazing. Just has a feel for the game.
     
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  10. exCYtable

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    He reminds me of Charles Barkley and Georges Niang combined. The only thing about his NBA future is, like Niang, which position does he fit into? Doesn't really seem like a shooting guard. Too small for a small forward??? Love to have him for 4 years like Georges.
     
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  11. acgclone

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    I would set my over-under at 2.5 years.

    He's young enough that he may benefit from staying 3 years. 2 wouldn't surprise me though.

    If it somehow ends up 1, it probably means he plays the rest of the year, like he did tonight- and that works for me too
     
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  12. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    I'm scared to think what he will look like after a year of diet and strength & conditioning.
     
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  14. ClonesFTW

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    He'll be here for at least a couple years but he's definitely getting a shot at the next level. I would predict a body composition change similar to Niang prior to leaving.
     
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    100% agree. He's going to dabble with the NBA combine then come back and tailor his resume to match what they want.
     
  16. cyclonedave25

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    Im thinking the same track as Wiggy.
    Test the waters and get feedback after year 1. Then dominate in year 2 and leave after that.
     
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    Just because he's not ready doesn't mean he won't go. With that in mind, I think it's pretty clear that he's a ways off. His ball handling is not near where it needs to be for an NBA SG. He's not particularly quick, and his shot seem's inconsistent. He seems like a guy that will score a ton of college points kinda like Niang, but with a higher NBA potential.
     
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  18. Gunnerclone

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    What is wrong with THT’s body? He’s a bull. His unique body type is one of the keys to his game imo.

    I see more Russell Westbrook than I do Niang in THT but he’s just a unique player with a unique body and a unique skillset.
     
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  19. farewayfool

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    After watching him drive the lane last night (and more tonight) I think his name should be pronounced Talen Horton-Trucker. He puts the hammer down and drives it home and you better not be in his way.
     
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  20. HFCS

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    10-15 years ago the unique body and skill set would have been a bigger question than it is now.

    If he can shoot from outside he has incredible measurables for a 17 year old.
     

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