'20 AL SF Kailex Stephens (10/31/2019)

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SycamoreStateofMind

The Odum Level
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He's a 5... Really?? That changes everything...

Based on this article I've got to believe our starting 5 will look something like this:

PG. Xavier Bledson (One)
SG. Cooper (One)
SF. Key (One)
PF. Cameron Henry (Three)
C. Stephens (Five)

I think that's what he's going to do... Wild.
 

Bingoman

The Sycamore Level
"He'll help us stretch the floor for sure. He's getting his athleticism back and he's quick laterally. He's a great communicator defensively so he'll be up to speed there with everyone else," ISU point guard Julian Larry added.

"Now that he's healthy, I think he's better than what he was. He's going to be big for us. He could have helped us last year a lot. He's a good defender, a good passer and shooter. He's got all of the tools," ISU guard Tyreke Key said.

Good words about Stephens. Excited to see him play this season.
 

BrokerZ

The Menser Level
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He's a 5... Really?? That changes everything...

Based on this article I've got to believe our starting 5 will look something like this:

PG. Xavier Bledson (One)
SG. Cooper (One)
SF. Key (One)
PF. Cameron Henry (Three)
C. Stephens (Five)

I think that's what he's going to do... Wild.
It was a good article overall, but yeah…that was the main thing that stuck out to me, too. Stephens as a big???

We now only have three positions: point, wing, and big. I fully expected Stephens to play primarily wing, but him at the 5/big position does give us some interesting flexibility. We have Tucker (and I suppose Hittle, maybe) to play that more traditional 5/big position when the opponent dictates it (i.e. UNI), but if Stephens can handle the position defensively against most other teams it does give us a ton of flexibility offensively.

I probably, too, agree with this starting 5.

Nice to actually talk some basketball. It’s been a while.
 
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