Discussion in 'Basketball' started by BGOLD, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. BGOLD

    BGOLD Well-Known Member

    Looks like the PTL kicks off June 30th.
    Does anyone have any news regarding when the draft is? Would like to know if Cook, Dailey will be playing - I assume the other Freshmen will be since their Iowa guys...
  2. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    All of the incoming freshmen are expected to play. Dale Jones will be out.
  3. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Any idea on other college players that will be playing in PTL this summer? I smell an HN PTL mock draft thread...
  4. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    UNI will again be a part of the PTL. Games will be played in North Liberty and Waterloo.
  5. hawkjunkie

    hawkjunkie Well-Known Member

    Are the freshmen on campus yet?
  6. ArvadaHawk

    ArvadaHawk Well-Known Member

    Rob, any plans to provide video coverage? I understand PTL is a better version of YMCA hoops, but I really, really have a hankering to watch all these young pups. There are so many unknown commodities that a sneak peek would be great.
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  7. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Yes. I will be shooting action video of the Iowa guys and cutting it up into highlights. Can't guarantee I'll make it to the games in Waterloo but I will be at all the games in North Liberty.
  8. hawkjunkie

    hawkjunkie Well-Known Member

    Heard Cook and Kreiner have been working out together since last Thursday. It'll be interesting when all 5 get here and go at with the others. Would love to watch that...
    Cook, Pemsl, Kreiner, Bohannon and Dailey could be a starting 5 in a couple years... or at least all on the floor at the same time. That actually sounds like a good lineup.
  9. Hawk5656

    Hawk5656 Well-Known Member

    Really excited to see Cook in PTL, he's going to be a monster
  10. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

    It will be interesting to see if Cook is still at Iowa in a couple of years. Hopefully, he is going to be good enough to be NBA bound after a couple of years at Iowa.
  11. hawkjunkie

    hawkjunkie Well-Known Member

    I would be fine with Cook going pro early, and bypassing his senior season. That would mean we have one badass player from basically day one. I'll take that this fall for certain!
  12. ArvadaHawk

    ArvadaHawk Well-Known Member

    You realize his nickname is "Cookie," right? So what are you really saying?
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  13. ArvadaHawk

    ArvadaHawk Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Rob. There really is a ton of potential in the last 2 classes. We're just going to have to be patient with their development.
  14. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Here are the three most important things (to me) to watch for in the PTL.

    1. Does Cook have a low post game? We know he has the athleticism to be a great garbage guy, but if we can throw it to him on the block a couple times a game for offense, it will be huge for this team.

    2. Can Williams be a scorer? Unfortunately PTL won't give us much of a look at his (pressure) ball handling and PG play, so I'd like to see him play aggressive and score in a variety of ways.

    3. How good is Moss? If he is good as some people around here have speculated, I think we have the roster to make the tourney.
  15. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Other storylines:

    Has Baer put on some weight?

    Is Uhl going to add a low post game this year? Last year he added weight and showed the ability to guard centers, which was great with his ability to bring centers away from the hoop with his shooting. I think the next step would be to post up on smaller players.

    Has Wagner improved his offensive game?

    What is Jok looking to improve this offseason?

    Who is Maishe Dailey?
  16. hawkjunkie

    hawkjunkie Well-Known Member

    All great questions. Hope for Baer to come out looking like Uhl did last year with the weight gain. That could be tough. But I'd sure like to see it!

    Uhl & Jok need to hone those ball handling skills. None of this head down stuff. They need to be looking for the open man, in addition to the dribble drive.

    If Wagner works on his game diligently, he will improve. Too much raw talent there not to.

    Dailey could play some minutes this year. My thoughts on him are if he can earn 11+ minutes a game, play him as much as you can every game, once the score is settled. Play him early and often. But if he can't earn those type of minutes, then put on the redshirt. He will be good down the road. Might as well as squeeze another year out of him. That would be good...
  17. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Excellent point on Uhl & Jok, and really our team as a whole, I really think our passing and ball handling will need to improve to play this position-less basketball we keep hearing about.

    The good news with Wagner is it sounds like he is gym rat.
  18. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    You smelled wrong.
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  19. TJHawkeye

    TJHawkeye Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know if North Liberty will be streaming these games online like they did last year?