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Retribution bow!!!
 

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Guess he's playing basketball
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
Probably pissed he committed so early.
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
Garza definitely has a better offer list than his ranking (being almost 7 feet tall obviously helps) but Wigginton's is pretty dang good. Bunch of good west coast schools (most notably Arizona) plus Louisville and Texas.
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
 

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For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
Is he seriously from a town called Mouth of Wilson? WTF
 

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Rivals final Top 150 released today: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017

Garza 4* 107
McCaffrey 4* 116
Nunge 3* 147

Others of interest:
Porter Jr. Mizzou #1
Jackson MSU 5* 6 (only Big 10 commit in top 50)
Wigginton ISU 5* 23
Lewis ISU 4* 112
Kentucky has signed 5 of the top 31 so far.
For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
Garza definitely has a better offer list than his ranking (being almost 7 feet tall obviously helps) but Wigginton's is pretty dang good. Bunch of good west coast schools (most notably Arizona) plus Louisville and Texas.
I didn't see either Louisville or Texas listed for Wigginton on that Rivals link
 

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What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
Is he seriously from a town called Mouth of Wilson? WTF
That's where Oak Hill Academy is. He's "from" Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
 

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What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
Is he seriously from a town called Mouth of Wilson? WTF
He's not. Mouth of Wilson, VA is where Oak Hill Academy is located.
 

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For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
What's the Canadien connection? That they're all from Canada? You know it's a pretty big country, right?
 

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What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
Is he seriously from a town called Mouth of Wilson? WTF
Never really saw the mouth.

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What's the pitch to get him to Ames without any Iowa ties? "You're going to be the new Monte Morris. Look at how we developed him and now he graduates and you take his place / start immediately?"
Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
What's the Canadien connection? That they're all from Canada? You know it's a pretty big country, right?
And you know the land area of Canada has nothing to do with the AAU basketball connections, right?

It's a small basketball community. Long and Ejim both played for CIA Bounce which is the top AAU team. Wigginton decided to go to the states to Oak Hill but certainly there's a connection. And they've all played on various Canadian national teams.
 

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For a 5 star and ranked 23, Wigginton's offer list is not that impressive. Garza has a better list of offers IMO
Garza definitely has a better offer list than his ranking (being almost 7 feet tall obviously helps) but Wigginton's is pretty dang good. Bunch of good west coast schools (most notably Arizona) plus Louisville and Texas.
I didn't see either Louisville or Texas listed for Wigginton on that Rivals link
247 and ESPN both list them as offers
 

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Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
What's the Canadien connection? That they're all from Canada? You know it's a pretty big country, right?
And you know the land area of Canada has nothing to do with the AAU basketball connections, right?

It's a small basketball community. Long and Ejim both played for CIA Bounce which is the top AAU team. Wigginton decided to go to the states to Oak Hill but certainly there's a connection. And they've all played on various Canadian national teams.
 
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Pretty much. With a little Cam Payne and Isaiah Canaan sprinkled in. Plus a Canadian connection with Ejim and Long. Seems like a good pitch to me.
What's the Canadien connection? That they're all from Canada? You know it's a pretty big country, right?
And you know the land area of Canada has nothing to do with the AAU basketball connections, right?

It's a small basketball community. Long and Ejim both played for CIA Bounce which is the top AAU team. Wigginton decided to go to the states to Oak Hill but certainly there's a connection. And they've all played on various Canadian national teams.
Only two things come out of Canada.
 
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Let's not try and downgrade Iowa State getting a Top 25 player. That is a good pick up for them no matter who it is. Don't sound like Iowa State fans.
 
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Let's not try and downgrade Iowa State getting a Top 25 player. That is a good pick up for them no matter who it is. Don't sound like Iowa State fans.
Also, who cares. We got some pretty great players which are all rated in the top 150.
 

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What's the Canadien connection? That they're all from Canada? You know it's a pretty big country, right?
And you know the land area of Canada has nothing to do with the AAU basketball connections, right?

It's a small basketball community. Long and Ejim both played for CIA Bounce which is the top AAU team. Wigginton decided to go to the states to Oak Hill but certainly there's a connection. And they've all played on various Canadian national teams.
Only two things come out of Canada.
 

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Let's not try and downgrade Iowa State getting a Top 25 player. That is a good pick up for them no matter who it is. Don't sound like Iowa State fans.
Sure it's good for them but will he be able to carry them all by himself? Even Markelle Fultz couldn't. I feel much more comfortable with Iowa's situation.
 
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Best case scenario for Wiggington is one and done.

I do wonder how much he and Jackson can actually co-exist on the floor.

ISU apparently still hasn't gotten the memo you can play guys taller than 6'5".
 

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Fran McCaffery showed up on the On Iowa podcast for a ridiculously informational interview, covering the spring recruiting circuit and roster status. I don't want to take away from the good work done by Jeremiah Davis, so you should just listen to the whole thing. One takeaway: Fran saying that Connor McCaffery will probably play baseball exclusively next year and could end up in prep school
http://www.goiowaawesome.com/iowa-hawkeyes-news/2017/04/1354/its-not-plagiarism-if-you-link-to-it-cant-be-that-good
 

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Fran McCaffery showed up on the On Iowa podcast for a ridiculously informational interview, covering the spring recruiting circuit and roster status. I don't want to take away from the good work done by Jeremiah Davis, so you should just listen to the whole thing. One takeaway: Fran saying that Connor McCaffery will probably play baseball exclusively next year and could end up in prep school
http://www.goiowaawesome.com/iowa-hawkeyes-news/2017/04/1354/its-not-plagiarism-if-you-link-to-it-cant-be-that-good
 
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Makes sense now why Pat said he probably would never play ball with his brother again. Not because he wasn't planning on attending Iowa.
 

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one less tweener who struggles on defense

best call for all involved, really
 

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It really isn't a bad deal for anyone involved. He seems to love baseball, is pretty damn good at it and has wanted to concentrate on it full time for years. He can go to prep school, play baseball and see how that goes. If he does great, then he can pursue it exclusively and have a chance to make a career. If it doesn't or he wants to play basketball he can always walk-on or grab a scholarship and play basketball in a couple years.
 

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It really isn't a bad deal for anyone involved. He seems to love baseball, is pretty damn good at it and has wanted to concentrate on it full time for years. He can go to prep school, play baseball and see how that goes. If he does great, then he can pursue it exclusively and have a chance to make a career. If it doesn't or he wants to play basketball he can always walk-on or grab a scholarship and play basketball in a couple years.
Seems like a bad deal for Iowa basketball fans who would like a 4* guard on their team.
 

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Seems like a bad deal for Iowa basketball fans who would like a 4* guard on their team.
if his heart isn't in basketball, it's best he tries another sport

his ranking/performances against elite peers declined each year since his freshman year

he doesn't have a clear position

I'd rather see him as backup pg than williams, but I'd rather not see him try to cover Big Ten pgs and sgs, or athletic sfs. He didn't develop as anticipated, and doesn't have a clear slot when you consider the current roster (and with future five star wieskamp coming in, you have to question how much time he'd see at the 2 or 3 down the road).

there is still a problem with pg depth; sg will be so-so until wieskamp hits campus: however, as well-rated as connor is, he wasn't going to be the answer to either problem.
 

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Seems like a bad deal for Iowa basketball fans who would like a 4* guard on their team.
if his heart isn't in basketball, it's best he tries another sport

his ranking/performances against elite peers declined each year since his freshman year

he doesn't have a clear position

I'd rather see him as backup pg than williams, but I'd rather not see him try to cover Big Ten pgs and sgs, or athletic sfs. He didn't develop as anticipated, and doesn't have a clear slot when you consider the current roster (and with future five star wieskamp coming in, you have to question how much time he'd see at the 2 or 3 down the road).

there is still a problem with pg depth; sg will be so-so until wieskamp hits campus: however, as well-rated as connor is, he wasn't going to be the answer to either problem.
His rankings have been steady for 2 1/2 years. ESPN had him ranked high as a freshman, that was it.

He has consistently put up his best performances against the best competition, whether that be in state, AAU, or out of state games.
 

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It really isn't a bad deal for anyone involved. He seems to love baseball, is pretty damn good at it and has wanted to concentrate on it full time for years. He can go to prep school, play baseball and see how that goes. If he does great, then he can pursue it exclusively and have a chance to make a career. If it doesn't or he wants to play basketball he can always walk-on or grab a scholarship and play basketball in a couple years.
Seems like a bad deal for Iowa basketball fans who would like a 4* guard on their team.
He is a good player, but it is clear he wants to play baseball full time and give it a shot.

I want Williams to get another shot as well. He hasn't been good, but he did have back issues that significantly affected him. He has shown flashes and is a 6'6'' guard that can defend and might actually get better.
 

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It really isn't a bad deal for anyone involved. He seems to love baseball, is pretty damn good at it and has wanted to concentrate on it full time for years. He can go to prep school, play baseball and see how that goes. If he does great, then he can pursue it exclusively and have a chance to make a career. If it doesn't or he wants to play basketball he can always walk-on or grab a scholarship and play basketball in a couple years.
Seems like a bad deal for Iowa basketball fans who would like a 4* guard on their team.
He is a good player, but it is clear he wants to play baseball full time and give it a shot.

I want Williams to get another shot as well. He hasn't been good, but he did have back issues that significantly affected him. He has shown flashes and is a 6'6'' guard that can defend and might actually get better.
We saw Sapp recover after a bum sophomore season, so here's to hoping something clicks for Williams this off season.
 

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I think Williams is going to surprise people and have a decent year.
 

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If Moss and Williams both take the next step, Iowa is going to have a really good year and will be comfortably in the tournament. I really think it's that simple.
 
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