This thread is to show our appreciation to Jiri Hubalek. I really think Jiri is one of the most underappreciated Cyclones in recent history. I don't think people realize how important he is to this team. I also don't think everyone realizes how difficult it is to completely change the way you play. Jiri played the "European big man" way his entire life until last year when he was asked to be a force inside. And for the most part, he has responed. Sure he's had some tough stretches, but he has had way more good games than bad games.
Also, let's not forget that, much like Clark, Jiri could have left when Morgan did. But he stuck around as well. I think Jiri deserves credit for this, just like we always praise Clark for it. Jiri plays with great intensity and has a passion for the game.
I will greatly miss both Jiri and Clark next season.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Jiri is one of my favorite players. He's come a long way with his game over the past few years and I don't think he gets enough credit. Some games he's really on and can be one of our leading scorers. Other games, he's covered too well, but that helps other players on the team with so much attention on Jiri. We're really going to need our players to bulk up next year to make up for what we will loose when Jiri leaves.
Like I said, Jiri is underappreciated. Thanks for adding that emphasis to my point.
Just laughed when I read this. Not in a mean way but totally comedic. I think we all forget how hard college athletes work to represent us and our schools. They should all be thanked for the work they do. Can't say Jiri hasn't had me yelling at my set at times, but through it all I'm glad he was a Cyclone. Thanks Jiri.
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