In-State Standout Xavier Foster Feeling Comfortable at Iowa

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by RobHowe, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Oskaloosa big man checks out campus again as announcement approaches:

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  2. tksirius

    tksirius Well-Known Prostitute

    It's been a while since we've had someone that blocks shots like King Kong swats helicopters. #Excited
  3. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    And if our guards can dribble with their heads up, better yet.
  4. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Hoping that we get both Foster and Sibley. They would be a nice duo that would complement each other inside. Both are really good low post defenders that can block shots.
  5. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

  6. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    All kidding aside, I wouldn't mind hearing a new voice for Iowa basketball broadcasts. Jim Albrecht was a better basketball announcer than Dolph when they were doing high school games on Dubuque radio stations in 1980 and he still is.
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  7. jparmley3

    jparmley3 Well-Known Member

    Jim Albrecht is terrible. He gets lost during the game.

    Jon Miller
    Rob Brooks
    Paul Burmeister
    Chris Hassel

    One of those dudes
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  8. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one to make a post about the X-Man? Really?
  9. NorthKCHawk

    NorthKCHawk Well-Known Member

    I hate to say this, because it feels like an overstatement, but there is a lot riding on this young man's decision for Fran. He has invested so much in landing him. He feels like a kid that could give us two really good seasons and then be a lottery pick. Those opportunities do not come along often for Iowa, because we do not pay for players like Kansas.
  10. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Brooks would be good. No question about it.

    If Albrecht is terrible, where does that leave Dolphin?
  11. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any idea why he chose the date of November 11th to announce his decision?

    Please tell me that’s Fran’s Birthday. :D
  12. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's Margaret's birthday.
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  13. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Is his dad a veteran?
  14. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    I could see Burmeister really wanting it. I think Hassel would be the best one for it however. Burmeister for color perhaps for football if Podolaks days are numbered. I love Hansen that's his gig for as long as he wants it.
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  15. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Let's face it. Dolph has lost a little bit on his fastball. Burmeister or Hassel would be a great addition. But I would want Dolph to ride out into the sunset on his own terms with full honors.
  16. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Yeah I wish Dolph would have already done it but it's tough to step a way and until the ratings tank the bosses have no reason to force him out (beyond the bad PR he's had in the last yr or so) Maybe after this yr he'll hang it up on his own. We can only hope.
  17. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Logic dictates to me that Foster will stay in the Hawkeye state. In my humble opinion that is why he has moved away from the blue bloods. If that weren’t true we would be talking about competing against the likes of North Carolina, Kansas, and Duke for his services. I predict he will be either a Hawkeye or a Cyclone.

    I think if he follows his heart he will look great in Black and Gold. If he follows his head he is going to look god awful in a clowns suit. I am hoping his heart is Hawkeye bound.
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  18. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I disagree on the first part. The Foster’s were seeking blue blood interest, it just never really came, in part due to an injury this summer but also due to the fact that’s he’s not likely going to be an instant impact freshman. His potential is very high but he isn’t there yet in terms of strength in particular.
  19. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    He's not a one and done kinda talent no. Which is perfect for Iowa. we'd much rather he stick around for 3 or all 4 yrs. And yeah the UNCs Dukes KYs of the world are looking for the instant dominant borderline one and done kids. Thankfully he's good enough to start day 1 he's just inbetween being that and what they are looking for. I feel like he'll be a Hawk or Cyclone too like what BigD said.
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  20. N8theGr8

    N8theGr8 Well-Known Member

    I can almost guarantee you that he's chatted with at least a few UNCs, Dukes, and Kentuckys who have told him that they would take him and give him a scholarship if he wanted, but that he would likely have to ride the bench with 8th-10th man minutes for a couple years until he was developed enough to be the star. And even then, they wouldn't guarantee him a showcased position as there might be a Zion Williamson type of transcendent talent that would cut into his playing time.

    In which case, he's probably looking for the school that will best showcase him throughout his development because he'll be their top priority. That might not be Fran and Iowa with Nunge and Garza. But idk