Regardless of who belonged to which coach, 2013 could be as close to a make or break recruiting class for Hoiberg, as it will come.
We will very likely have 6 or more scholarships to replace Lucious, Clyburn, Booker, Babb, McGee and at least one open spot.
If we go 0-fer this spring, we'll be in a big hole next year. We'll have Percy, Ejim, Bubu and the 2012 4 signees. It's probably safe to assume at least 1-2 of those guys won't be as good as advertised (hope that's wrong).
We will need some immediate help in 2013, so that class should feature at least 2 Juco or immediate transfers.
1-2 transfers that have to sit out 2013 might be in order just to even out the classes and because we'll probably take out lumps that year anyway.
I'm not ready to put sledge to bed yet. think he will thrive at iona. granted its not the same as thriving at Iowa state, but I think he will turn out to be a solid player.
I tend to think he's trolling, but it's a fair point, that we've had a lot of attrition. Fortunately Hoiberg has been able to bring in transfers to offset our attrition, with the possible exception of this year.
the other day i was looking through some old football recruiting site and was looking at our commit list from '06 or '07 i think. not even half of the kids on that list ever played in a game at ISU. some of the names i didnt even recognize
I think, when you think about it, getting 1-2 solid players/starters out of a recruiting class isn't a bad haul. Most teams only go about 7-8 deep anyways, so landing that many "stick" recruits is well on your way to your rotation. Granted, those players have to be good enough to win games against your level of competition, but the basic facts of only having 1.5 or so keepers per class is not a total loss.
Given how ISU is Transfer-U, too, and how we have/probably could continue to land one solid transfer a year going forward as a school of second chances, I don't really see a worry yet. I would like to see Fred start nailing blue chip out of high school recruits who will turn into a Royce or a (senior year) DG/SC for us in short order, but I can wait, and just let things continue to roll from what we have now.
Just read the Godfrey thread, then looked at the following link and saw Ejim was the only one to stay on from his class.
Calvin Godfrey Joins ISU Hoops - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports
Then saw the next class only had one as well. Obviously CFH went a different route building the team with transfers, but just wanted to ask the question if hanging on to 1 recruit per class is "normal". I tend to think it wasn't "normal" years ago but I think we are pulling in better talent and now those kids are expecting to be playing right away and get frustrated. If that is the case, I believe CFH knows how to keep them interested and develop them into good young men (and hopefully basketball players).