Team preview: Iowa State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 23, 2009, 9:24 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Greg McDermott will readily admit to a few anxious moments in April regarding All-Big 12 forward Craig Brackins (20.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg). The 6-10, 230-pound junior was on the radar of NBA scouts, and we're not talking about just a blip on the screen, either. He would have been a first-round pick, maybe even top 15.