Welcome Josh Jefferson!

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Atrey22
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Welcome Josh! Redbird Nation is hungry to dance. The Valley is 10-0 in first round games in the NCAA since 2012. Predicting next year (with your contributions) ISU will make that 11-0.
Redbirds rising

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Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:27 pm

Madison is definitely the best defender on the team. If you watch him he is quick to cut off the lanes and understands defense assignments. Don't watch the ball when viewing games -- watch the defenders. You can see plays developing and how the team responds to it. MW does a great job on and off ball defense. That is why he played so much as a freshman. I have heard DM say MW is his best defender on the team. It takes one to know one -- DM was the best defender when he played. On one of last post game interviews DM said that Boogie has improved so much defensively throughout the year especially in rebounding. This is what he had been working all year with him to improve. This is what is so promising about next year - experience in defense. It sometimes takes a year for new folks to get the defense part right. ISU needs strong defense to win. It seems that their offense is going to be even better next year.

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Redbrd1 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:06 pm
I don’t mean this in a derogatory way, but what need does he fill? What will he bring to next years team to tip us over the edge and into the tourney?
Mid majors need good guards to be successful. ISU was woefully short in that category last year. Yes, we have a lot of guards, but need better ones to compete for something meaningful

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Bird Friend wrote:
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Chi-bird wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Welcome aboard, Josh.
Any video of this young man in action?
What struck me was the difficulty defenders have staying in front of him. Appears to have a quick burst, and blow by capability.

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redneckredbird wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:24 pm
isuquinndog wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:49 am
I really still think EC is our PG next season.
Agreed
The fact that Dan didn’t address point guard with this signing suggests he feels the point guard is already on the roster.

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:43 am

Maybe Copeland and Jefferson are lock down defenders. If so, MW is a one trick luxury at that point.

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am

Odd but being the Best Defender from this group was not exactly an endorsement.

I do recall MW getting called for a ton of reaching calls and like most, getting beat multiple times
on drives up the middle. Yes, he has quick hands but that doesn't seem to stop the blow by's.

Each time the whistle was blown MW would do an open mouth, 270 degree spin and look around; desperately seeking an advocate
to the poor judgement. To my knowledge, not one call was over-turned.

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CB2K wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Madison is definitely the best defender on the team. If you watch him he is quick to cut off the lanes and understands defense assignments. Don't watch the ball when viewing games -- watch the defenders. You can see plays developing and how the team responds to it. MW does a great job on and off ball defense. That is why he played so much as a freshman. I have heard DM say MW is his best defender on the team. It takes one to know one -- DM was the best defender when he played. On one of last post game interviews DM said that Boogie has improved so much defensively throughout the year especially in rebounding. This is what he had been working all year with him to improve. This is what is so promising about next year - experience in defense. It sometimes takes a year for new folks to get the defense part right. ISU needs strong defense to win. It seems that their offense is going to be even better next year.
:text-+1:

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Redbird Alum 2004 wrote:
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Adunk33 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:59 pm


Madison was our best on-ball defender last year. He showed glimpses of Twills type locking down. Especially in Saint Louis against INST. I hope they keep some room for him, but with 2 years of eligibility, I could see it, unfortunately
Iv heard a rumor where he doesn't know if he wants to keep playing due to his ongoing knee issues, I'd be surprised if he just quit since a free college education is a nice deal but that's what iv heard
Heard this as well. As his knees wore down with the season so did his shot. Good kid with great athleticism and heart. Just really bad knees.
I remember the coach saying he had a bit of a 'chronic' knee situation that flares up. Apparently surgery wouldn't help...so I could believe it's really limiting him.

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ISU FAN 1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:14 am
Redbrd1 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:06 pm
I don’t mean this in a derogatory way, but what need does he fill? What will he bring to next years team to tip us over the edge and into the tourney?
Mid majors need good guards to be successful. ISU was woefully short in that category last year. Yes, we have a lot of guards, but need better ones to compete for something meaningful
Our teams shoots a lot of threes (even though our pct made wasn't so good). So this guy shot 44 & 48 pct in his two JC years. I know that will go down some, but he'll probably be a good shooter here. Him, Evans and Copeland will make it harder to clamp down on Milik and Fayne IMO.

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 am

redbirdron1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am
Each time the whistle was blown MW would do an open mouth, 270 degree spin and look around; desperately seeking an advocate
to the poor judgement. To my knowledge, not one call was over-turned.
Ron, every player does that and no foul has been overturned.
LET'S WIN THIS GAME!

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isuquinndog wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 am
redbirdron1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am
Each time the whistle was blown MW would do an open mouth, 270 degree spin and look around; desperately seeking an advocate
to the poor judgement. To my knowledge, not one call was over-turned.
Ron, every player does that and no foul has been overturned.
And that's why he should stop doing that!
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redbirdron1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am
Each time the whistle was blown MW would do an open mouth, 270 degree spin and look around; desperately seeking an advocate
to the poor judgement. To my knowledge, not one call was over-turned.
Ron, you're spreading fake news. He only does a 250 degree turn
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:36 am

Welcome Josh!!
Just saying!!

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:34 am

JHBird wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 am
ISU FAN 1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:14 am
Redbrd1 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:06 pm
I don’t mean this in a derogatory way, but what need does he fill? What will he bring to next years team to tip us over the edge and into the tourney?
Mid majors need good guards to be successful. ISU was woefully short in that category last year. Yes, we have a lot of guards, but need better ones to compete for something meaningful
Our teams shoots a lot of threes (even though our pct made wasn't so good). So this guy shot 44 & 48 pct in his two JC years. I know that will go down some, but he'll probably be a good shooter here. Him, Evans and Copeland will make it harder to clamp down on Milik and Fayne IMO.
And Boogie found his stroke from 3 also. Hopefully, enough weapons to stretch defenses.

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Like that he comes in as a sophomore and can finish with either hand around the basket. Dreaming he is the reincarnation of T Bryson :pray:

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:20 pm

I believe he will be a junior.

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TIMMY wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:54 am
isuquinndog wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 am
redbirdron1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am
Each time the whistle was blown MW would do an open mouth, 270 degree spin and look around; desperately seeking an advocate
to the poor judgement. To my knowledge, not one call was over-turned.
Ron, every player does that and no foul has been overturned.
And that's why he should stop doing that!


Unless you're a player and you play with everything you've got. Hard to keep the emotions hidden. Some are good at it, others more expressive.

I, for one, hope with 100% certainty that Madison returns.

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And yes...WELCOME, J-Jeff!!!

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:37 pm

redbirdron1 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am
Odd but being the Best Defender from this group was not exactly an endorsement.
:text-+1:
I do recall MW getting called for a ton of reaching calls and like most, getting beat multiple times
on drives up the middle. Yes, he has quick hands but that doesn't seem to stop the blow by's.

Each time the whistle was blown MW would do an open mouth, 270 degree spin and look around; desperately seeking an advocate
to the poor judgement. To my knowledge, not one call was over-turned.

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