Big 12 Coaches Scout ISU:

Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis asked coaches from the ACC, Big 12, and Big Ten to scout the top teams in each league. Read the entire article below, but here's the bit on Iowa State:

Iowa State: “[Monte] Morris runs the show but [Deonte] Burton is the X-factor. He can get other guys shots but he can finish at the same time. Defensively they have issues because they have very little depth and size. Morris can be too passive sometimes. The way they play all five guys heavy minutes, if one guy has a bad game, it’s a struggle. Being tired and small leads to defensive deficiencies. [Senior guard Nazareth Mitrou-]Long can really go. It’s ridiculous how much they can space it. They live and die by the three as much as anybody. With Long and Thomas, your guards better be ready to chase like crazy because those guys are threats from anywhere. Burton tends to settle a lot. Length can bother him. If you make him play defense, you can get him out of his rhythm. He put up an All-America performance at Kansas [on Feb. 4] and then he was really bad against Texas [on Feb. 7]. He’s not always consistent with his energy. [Senior guard] Matt Thomas is a very underrated on-ball defender. He slides his feet so well, it’s impossible to get around him. Their weakness is definitely their depth in the big spots.”

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