DJ Carton - To Iowa?

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by NikeHawk21, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Okay we are in crazy times so let’s go with a crazy theory. Is it possible that DJ Carton transfers home to Iowa?

    On TOS they are discussing this as some around OSU think there is a chance he enters the portal.

    Iowa seems like a long shot given our scholarship situation and amount of guards, but if you can land him I think you make it work. Btw I think he’d get immediate eligibility if he made the argument that due to his situation he needed to be closer to home.

    Which leads into why this could make some sense. Iowa City is fairly close to Bettendorf, and maybe he feels much more comfortable with what he’s dealing with being closer to his support group.

    Seems like a longshot, and I’m not saying it happens, but I would say it’s not out of the realm of possibilities either.
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  2. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    The NCAA should just grant all and any transfers.
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  3. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    As far as the scholarship situation we could make it work out. Wait and see on any departures and then we have some flexibility with the McCaffery boys. The real challenge, which is going to be there even without Carton I think, will be convincing the incoming freshman to redshirt or take a deep reserve role.
  4. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Just for fun, here’s how you could spread out the minutes.

    Carton - 23 minutes
    Fredrick - 25 minutes
    Wieskamp - 27 minutes
    C McCaffery - 23 minutes
    Garza - 30 minutes
    Bohannon - 23 minutes
    Nunge - 22 minutes
    Toussaint - 16 minutes
    P McCaffery - 11 minutes

    Some guys would see a small decrease in minutes but the team would be very good. Jbo comes off the bench and wins 6th man of the year. We’d be a little undersized so rebounding would be an area to focus on improving. That team is loaded.
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  5. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I just hope the kid’s mental health is improving so he can play the game he loves wherever that may be. That needs to be at the forefront of any decision he makes.
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  6. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Wow... and there it is. Good luck to DJ whatever he decides and most importantly with his mental health.
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  7. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    I would think there is a decent chance he'd want to be closer to home, but maybe not.
  8. kameltoez102

    kameltoez102 Well-Known Member

    Maybe Iowa is the best place for him. There would be no pressure to play/start. He could take a year off still be with the team to practice and get to know the guys and focus on getting his mental health better. It could be a step in the right direction for him. At the end of the day he needs to do what is best for him, period.
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  9. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Well that's random.
  10. Husky28

    Husky28 Well-Known Member

    I don't think Iowa has anything to lose by getting him on the team. I could see him going to ISU/UNI/Bradley just to avoid playing against OSU... if getting close to home is a priority. This will be an interesting and fun story to watch.
  11. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Man I'd be surprised if coming to Iowa would be his choice. Ulis, JT, CM, CJF. A lot of guards that'll still be there with experience having played. That said I'd welcome him with open arms. I mean getting as much talent as possible is always the goal. My fear is Mr incoming transfers himself Hoiberg and then Prohm would both be trying to be on him like shit on stink. They could sell him more on guaranteed PT then Fran could.
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  12. Glass1/2fullguy

    Glass1/2fullguy Active Member

    The thing is Iowa doesn't need a PG. I'm excited after watching JT this yr and excited to see what he's going to do over the coarse of his career.
  13. Dadman

    Dadman Well-Known Member

    How long has it been since we could say Iowa doesn't need a PG?? I agree that JT is the immediate future. Yes, it is always good to have a stable of talent, but given DJ's substantial talent level, would he get enough playing time w/Iowa?
  14. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member


    Come home to Daddy......Iowa.
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  15. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I’m sort of looking at this from the perspective that maybe DJ wants to be as close to possible to home. In that case I think Fran makes this work.

    If not I don’t think Iowa is going to be out there pulling out all the stops to try and land him. We don’t need backcourt help, but we’d certainly take a talent like Carton.
  16. spliff45

    spliff45 Well-Known Member

    Carton is not coming to Iowa. There's a reason why they were originally his 4th or 5th choice. Both parties feel now is not the right time or fit.
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  17. Hawk4Fan

    Hawk4Fan Well-Known Member

    Don't see him coming to Iowa, he never really considered them from the get go
  18. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Wrong. Fran suffers from paralysis by analysis when he has too many guys who are good and all within a similar range of talent. We got better without Tyler Cook and we will be better without Carton than with him. Barring injury, imprisonment, transfer out, academic probation, etc., of course.
  19. tmess1989

    tmess1989 Well-Known Member

    I think if close to home is a major motivator the Illinois will be tough to beat especially since they will have less of a logjam at PG to play.

    If he did end up at Iowa then most likely we would see a transfer of either Ulis or Toussaint.

    Probably would have to sit out a year which would allow JBo to graduate and open up more minutes at PG.
  20. slankyJ

    slankyJ Well-Known Member

    For one there aren't enough scholarships available for him, unless he would be willing to pay his own way for 1 year. For two, similar to what I've said about Xavier Foster, you want guys in your program who want to be Hawkeyes. Yes he's very talented but if he doesn't want to be a Hawkeye the team will be much better off with players that really want to be at Iowa.