Summer doesn’t signal an end to work for college coaches — it’s a signal to begin the banquet season by talking with the fans and alumni across the state. Iowa State’s men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy is getting a lot of questions about his recruiting class on the “rubber chicken” circuit. Some publications have ranked as the second-best in the nation — Eustachy says it’s always hard to tell how good players will end up being. He says he’ll know in a few years. Eustachy says his unheralded class with Jamaal Tinsley turned out to be very good, but his predecessor Tim Floyd had a class ranked second in the nation and it didn’t turn out very well.Carroll High’s Adam Haluska is getting the most attention among recruits. Eustachy says he’s glad Haluska’s going to be a Cyclone as he has a “good mental makeup.” Eustachy says his team and fans need to realize that Haluska is not going to be the immediate answer to Iowa State’s woes.Also in Eustachy’s recruiting class are 6-1 guard Tim Barnes from Southeastern Illinois Community College, 6-5 guard-forward Jerome Harper and 7-1 center Chris Alexander from Indian Hills, and 6-10 forward-center Jackson Vroman from Bountiful Utah. Eustachy made his comments during a stop in Mason City.
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