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Bobik mold? do you even remember Bobik and how good he was? no comparison between Dizzy and Bobik (and I like Dizzy's game and how far he's come this year)..............
Yes, Bobik was a starter, back up point guard (granted JL3 did not leave court much), and one of our best defenders for two years, which we won the league 04, league tournament 04&05, Final Four 04, and Sweet Sixteen 05.

Also, someone needs to get the film of the steal and slam Bobik had to end all comparisons. Dizzy can shoot the 3 better, Bobik is quite a bit better in all other aspects.
 

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Yes, Bobik was a starter, back up point guard (granted JL3 did not leave court much), and one of our best defenders for two years, which we won the league 04, league tournament 04&05, Final Four 04, and Sweet Sixteen 05.

Also, someone needs to get the film of the steal and slam Bobik had to end all comparisons. Dizzy can shoot the 3 better, Bobik is quite a bit better in all other aspects.
And he had great personal fans, the Cool Chicks.
 
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Bobik mold? do you even remember Bobik and how good he was? no comparison between Dizzy and Bobik (and I like Dizzy's game and how far he's come this year)..............
I also mentioned Manzer but you only pick out of a comment what you want. I think Dizzy is better than Manzer and not as good as Bobik.
 
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The bottom line is, we have two really outstanding freshmen that we can build a team around in the future. With next year's good recruiting class and hopefully an even better one coming in the following year, our future looks solid. Can't wait.
 

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I also mentioned Manzer but you only pick out of a comment what you want. I think Dizzy is better than Manzer and not as good as Bobik.
you said you think Diz is from the Bobik/Manzer mold. i disagree w/ the Bobik reference. as a matter of fact i disagree w/ you putting Bobik and Manzer in the same category...........
 
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Manzer has an outstanding player by the last half of his senior year. I heard Eddie say at a post game interview that he should have red-shirted Manzer the first year. He may have been as good as Bobik at Bobik's age. He also said he should have red-shirted Johnny Pittman, but it seems like we always needed players too bad to ever let them red shirt.
 

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It's common practice to put Bobik in the "3-pt specialist" category, but Daniel started because he was our defensive stopper.
 
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Speaking of next year, OSU will be in the NIT Season Tip-Off...

Oklahoma State will play in Brooklyn for the second time in three seasons next November.

The Cowboys announced Tuesday they'll join Syracuse, Penn State and Ole Miss in the 2019 NIT Season Tip-Off, played over Thanksgiving week at the Barclays Center.

Pairings for the first game have not been announced.
Right now, however, it's tournament time and the 15th anniversary of OSU's 2004 Final Four season, so Mark Cooper caught up with John Lucas III...

John Lucas III was a loner.

When he arrived at Oklahoma State in 2003, Lucas’ mentality was simple: “It’s me against everybody.”

That’s how his mind reacted to the scandal at his previous school, Baylor. His two years in Waco, Texas, ended when one of his teammates, Carlton Dotson, murdered another, Patrick Dennehy, and his coach, Dave Bliss, was caught in a web of lies.

For his first month or two on OSU’s campus, Lucas stayed to himself and lived in his own apartment.

Until teammate Tony Allen began to change his outlook on life.

“He started banging on my door like, every day,” Lucas said. “Every day, banging on my door, banging on my door, just getting me to come and hang and kick it and be around the guys. To this day, he’s one of my best friends. I was in his wedding, he was in my wedding. … If it wasn’t for him, I don’t even know how that junior year would have been, to tell you the truth.”

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Lucas, now 36 years old, ended his playing career with the Timberwolves in 2017. As director of player development, he works with any player who needs it — from Derrick Rose and Jerryd Bayless to Andrew Wiggins and Tyus Jones.

He hopes to eventually become a head coach, like his father, John Lucas II.

But to know how Lucas got to where he is now, you have to know about the 2003-04 season.
Also, here's a gallery of 2004 Final Four season photos and Mark's All-NCAA tournament team for OSU.

Update: Mark has since tweeted an addendum...


One final (?) update: Mark also found our front page after the 2009 OSU tournament victory:

 
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Speaking of next year, OSU will be in the NIT Season Tip-Off...



Right now, however, it's tournament time and the 15th anniversary of OSU's 2004 Final Four season, so Mark Cooper caught up with John Lucas III...



Also, here's a gallery of 2004 Final Four season photos and Mark's All-NCAA tournament team for OSU.
That season was my fourth year on campus. The buzz was so permeable. I lived in Patchin at the time, and when John Lucas hit that three against St. Joe's, we all ran outside and started yelling in jubilation, could hear car horns honking all over the place, other students coming outside, everyone high-fiving. Then we ran to the strip to get drunk.

That Baylor team also had a guy named Lawrence Roberts, who I hoped would join JL3 and come to OSU also. But he went to Miss State instead, oh well. They were really good with him.
 

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That season was my fourth year on campus. The buzz was so permeable. I lived in Patchin at the time, and when John Lucas hit that three against St. Joe's, we all ran outside and started yelling in jubilation, could hear car horns honking all over the place, other students coming outside, everyone high-fiving. Then we ran to the strip to get drunk.
Slacker. You should have already been drunk.:thumbup:
 
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Fun memories of that JLIII team & it's run to the Final Four.

What I think a lot of people forget is that Lucas hit the game tying shot against Ga. Tech in the final 30 seconds to cap a 12 point comeback. 2 of the clutchest shots in OSU tourney history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBQhA0c7RUU
 
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Fun memories of that JLIII team & it's run to the Final Four.

What I think a lot of people forget is that Lucas hit the game tying shot against Ga. Tech in the final 30 seconds to cap a 12 point comeback. 2 of the clutchest shots in OSU tourney history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBQhA0c7RUU
...and then gave Will Bynum *just enough* space to drive past him and lay it in. I hate watching that. It's so frustrating, even now. I sincerely believe we could've beaten UConn. IMac would've shut down Okafor, and Tony Allen would've shut down Ben Gordon.