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Is Iowa State the New Dream Team?

New analysis shows that this Iowa State team stacks up well against one of the greatest teams in history.

The sweet baby hook is gold, Jerry.  Pure gold.
The sweet baby hook is gold, Jerry. Pure gold.
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Yesterday we went searching for some positives to talk about the 2014-15 Cyclones and stumbled upon a gold mine.  It's surprising to say the least, but we think these Cyclones compare favorably to the 1992 Dream Team that featured some of the best stars of the NBA at the time.

With the dreamiest coach in the country sitting in Ames it only makes sense that he assembles the dreamiest team in the good ole US of A.  At their current pace the Cyclones will be known as the Dreamy Team before season's end.

To the stats!


Jameel McKay's per game scoring average since becoming eligible against Drake.  Patrick Ewing averaged 9.5 points per game in the 1992 Olympics.

Jameel McKay > Patrick Ewing


Number of blocks for McKay in the last eight games.  Ewing had 15 in the eight Olympic games he played.

Jameel McKay > Patrick Ewing; is likely a future first ballot Hall of Famer.


Turnovers per game for Monte Morris.  Michael Jordan averaged 1.3 turnovers per game in the Olympics.

Monte Morris > Michael Jordan


Assists per game for Morris.  Magic Johnson averaged only 5.5 assists per game in the Olympics.

Monte Morris > Magic Johnson


Assists per game for Bryce Dejean-Jones.  John Stockton averaged a paltry 2.0 assists per game in the Olympics.

Bryce Dejean-Jones > John Stockton; clearly involves his teammates more.


Field goal percentage for Dustin Hogue.  Two points higher than David Robinson's 57.4% in the Olympics.

Dustin Hogue > David Robinson


3 point percentage for Georgios Tsalmpouris.  Chris Mullin shot 53.8% from behind the arc in the Olympics.

Gr33k > Flat Topped White Guy


Fred Hoiberg's highest win total in a single season, set during last year's Sweet Sixteen run.  Dream Team coach Chuck Daly's best collegiate year was 25 wins.

Dreamy > Daly


Points per game allowed by Iowa State this season.  Nearly five points lower than the 73.5 points allowed per game by the Dream Team.

Iowa State defense > Dream Team defense

There you have it folks.  They may win the Big XII, but maybe these Cyclones should set their sights on gold instead.