Had those two stayed, clearly the leaders of the team, most likely a couple others that left would have stayed as well. The team could have been much better the first year vs bottoming out that may have minimized the pain of the current transition.
But what's behind us is behind us. Can't blame 20 year kids when it comes to making these tough decisions. They had scouts and their current coach, who they trusted like a father, versus a new coach that not too long before got pretty confrontational while playing at Hilton.
I think a lot of us, with big dollars signs in our eyes, may have made the same decisions.
I wish them the best and hope they represent ISU well in their lives.
Good to hear from Will, but it's tough to hear that he and Curtis wish they had stayed (thinking about what could have been had the whole team returned). But I think it's unrealistic to think that the players didn't know what was going on well before Morgan was fired, I know the coaches felt like they were under heavy pressure from JP months before the firing. Had we lobbied for and got into the NIT, maybe it would have changed some players minds, but who knows. I'm sure the whole team was very emotional about the situation and sometimes people don't make the best decisions at that time. But it looks like most of the players that moved on have done well, and I hope the best for Will and Curtis, one of the best guard combos in ISU history.
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