Iowa State lost senior guards Tyrus McGee and Korie Lucious to graduation, but they’re hoping for a strong year from rising senior Bubu Palo to offset some of their production.
Although Palo only played in 17 games and averaged 12.5 minutes per game — in part due to an in-season suspension until a sexual abuse charge was dismissed — he’s put up big numbers this summer playing in the Capital City League.
Palo became just the second player in the summer league’s history to average a triple-double for the summer as he put up 33.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 11.3 assists per game. The only player to previously do that was former Cyclone and NBA first-round draft pick Royce White.
“I’m in the gym,” Palo told the Tribune, “but sometimes you’re in the game and you’re out there, if you’re not confident when you shoot it, you’re not necessarily going to make it as much.
“My confidence is definitely up, so that’s probably why I’m shooting the ball better.”
The Cyclones will certainly need Palo to step up his production as he only averaged 2.8 points per game last season and will be counted on as a four-year player and one of the only seniors at Iowa State next season.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to be joined by a guest on the podcast and today, it was Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.
Jeff is a west coast guy, so we spent some time talking about Pac-12 hoops and USC vs. Oregon. We also got into Kansas-West Virginia, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and Denzel Valentine vs. Buddy Hield.
And like me, Jeff is a bit of a beer snob, so we did have a chance to chat about some of our favorites early on. At this point, I should be sponsored by Bell’s.
Anyway, you can listen to the podcast by clicking “play” on the Soundcloud player embedded below. Or you can do so through either iTunes or Stitcher if you so choose. Thanks for listening!
Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has turned into a fan favorite at Rupp Arena.
Every home game, during one of the TV timeouts in the second half, ‘Mony Mony’ will come on, Dancing Guy will hop into the aisle and he’ll break it down like only a middle-aged white guy from Kentucky can.
As you can see, it didn’t quite go all that well for Dancing Guy on Tuesday night, as he tried to do a rail slide while holding a young, female fan and completely ate it.
Here’s another angle of the fall:
It looks much scarier that it actually was, as all reports indicate that everyone made it through the fall healthy.