Xavier Foster Committed To Iowa State

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  1. heitclone

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    Like Barnes, Foster made a tough choice. Pretty big deal for a young kid and shows some maturity. I know his dad got a little heat on here but from X's comments, it seems like his family did a great job keeping him focused on what was important.
     
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  2. SimpsonClone

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    Exactly this. He’s from Oskaloosa. He grew up looking up to hometown heroes like Tyler Sash, Jake Kerr, Steve Staggs, and others that all went to Iowa for athletics. The last guys that I know of that went to ISU for athletics were Aaron Scott for wrestling and Brett Dowd for football (later transferred to Central) in 2003. Oskaloosa is firmly Hawkeye territory.
     
  3. StLouisClone

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    This is huge. It makes it easier to get over the disappointment of last weekend's losses. It makes it easier to forget about Harrison Barnes. It makes it easier to get through this MBB season which could be a challenging one.

    I predict the Oskaloosa area will have a lot more interest in Cyclone MBB starting next season. Welcome aboard XF!
     
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  4. madguy30

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    I really wasn't that concerned with what he was choosing and don't know enough about Iowa basketball to know how much it mattered...but I gotta admit that I felt pretty good about their fans likely scrambling for answers after someone didn't pick the place that they think the world revolves around.
     
  5. cyfamily

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    Welcome to the Cyclone family Xavier! Excited to cheer you on in Hilton!
     
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  6. ISUMojoMan

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    Where’s the guy who is supposed to say, “don’t want, not 7 foot”; oh wait, he is 7 feet!,,,,
     
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  7. everyyard

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    Great recruit AND stick it to Iowa?? I love him, I love him, I love him!!!
     
  8. LarryISU

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    Hopefully everyone understands that he will not share their "stick it to Iowa" feelings, if one is so inclined. Other than one day a year, I'm sure XF and his family will still wish Iowa well.
     
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  9. Aclone

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    Did not want, not 6’10”!

    (I lie, I lie!)

    Welcome aboard, Xavier! This will be the start of something beautiful!
     
  10. GoClone

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    I saw Xavier walking in the concourse in Hilton just after halftime of the last game. I told people that he looked like a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I don't think he had made his decision yet. I believe that he was torn between disappointing those who had raised and supported him,

    I feel Xavier was like the graduate who has to leave all of the known comforts of home to pursue a career several states away. Deep down the individual knows what the best/right decision is, but that doesn't make it any easier.

    Welcome Xavier to the Cyclone family. You will not regret this decision. Work hard and become the best person you can be. If you do that, your basketball talents will take you far beyond your current dreams.
     
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    Looks a bit more athletic than Conditt, I can see him playing the stretch 4 with Conditt at the 5.
     
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    Yeah ultimately it was win win that he went elsewhere. Barnes staying might've helped the team just enough to keep McDermott from leaving town while he could, prolonging the McDermott era.

    can't really blame him for choosing to go where he did, though he did handle the announcement poorly. Though I'll forgive an 18 year old for that.
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    And at that point, we witness prolonged freakouts that he doesn't have his butt under the basket going for 30/20 every game.
     
  14. BryceC

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    disagree completely. Thought he did a great job and it was clear he just wanted it to be over. I think it was Murph today that said he wanted he wanted to just announce on social media but the school wanted a presser because they’ve gotten so many requests.

    Big step for the young man and I’m very grateful for not only his trust in the staff but in the community of Ames. We owe him our respect and support.
     
  15. ForeverIowan

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    The rim protection with Conditt at the five and Foster at the four will be absolutely ridiculous. Itll be really interesting to see how Prohm utilizes twin 7 footers.
     
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    I think the word for those two may prove to be “interchangeable”.

    Er...assuming that Conditt doesn’t blow up enough this season to go pro.
     
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    I think alarson was referring to how Barnes announced. Wasn’t that the Skype fiasco?
     
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    Maybe my ears were clogged with fuzz from my hat after shoveling snow, but I thought I heard Xavier say one of the reasons he chose ISU was a connection with Tyrese. We are all assuming Tyrese leaves after this year (and I support him doing so if he is a first round pick).

    However, what if Tyrese stays because he loves school, wants to potentially become a lottery pick, or want to play with Xavier? One can dream . . . .

    PG: Tyrese, Jackson
    SG: Bolton, Grill
    3-5: Xavier, Solo, Zion, Conditt (in no particular order)

    That is a solid eight man rotation!

    Indy here we come! ;)
     
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    You don't often see a seven footer block a three point shot, dribble behind their back to avoid going out of bounds, and then go length of the floor for the dunk
     
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