Ive seen Dykstra play prolly 20-30 times because Im from the NW Iowa area. There is no way that he is a Big 12 basketball player. I have been telling people from NW Iowa this for the last year at least. This is great news for ISU because it frees up a wasted scholarship. Im not just saying that because he is no longer coming to ISU, but I have seen him play numerous times and he just is flat out not as good as all the hype makes him to be.
Of course I say the same thing about Brennan Cougill from Sioux City Heelan, that he is not a big 10 basketball player either. They could play probably at Creighton, UNI, or Drake. In order to be successful in the big 10 or 12, you need far better players.
If you want my opinion, I would rather take Trevor Woltersdorf from Western Christian over those 2 big guys as far as im concerned.
I find it funny that some think he could play for Drake but not ISU. Drake has beaten us three times in a row including twice at Hilton. Maybe we should start taking some of Drake's recruits????
I'm going to hold my opinions on this situation, but something just doesn't appear to be right with this.
I thought Dykstra looked good in the state tournament. He is athletic, can handle the ball, and very aggressive. Right now I'm disappointed in this development, but we'll have to wait and see who takes his ship.
Not much new, but here's the GoCyclones article:
Go Cyclones - Dykstra, ISU basketball part ways
IMO this isn't a bad thing. Sure he was ranked in the top 150 for rivals, BUT they also hadn't seen him play since he was a freshmen. A lot can change b/w then and now.
Also, and I could be completely wrong on this, he didn't seem that focused at basketball. If you are going to play big time college basketball, I would think you would make that your focus and not play other sports
Best of luck to Jordan. He's been set on coming here since 8th grade. Obviously it just wasn't going to work out.
Mutual decision? Did they both bring it up at the exact same time? Jinx, buy me a Coke. Somebody initiated it.
May 27, 2009
Coach: ISU had 'greater expectations'
http://vmedia.rivals.com/IMAGES/PROS...TRA3_18100.JPGhttp://vmedia.rivals.com/images/spacer1.gif2010 forward Jordan Dykstra is no longer verbally committed to Iowa State. Get more details on this breaking story now with direct information from Dykstra's high school coach.