Talen Horton-Tucker says Iowa State out-roughed everyone
Randy Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Naz Mitrou-Long sat a couple rows behind the bench Saturday night, cheering wildly through his alma mater’s Big 12 Conference tournament championship game victory against Kansas.
Former Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long is making the most of his chances in the NBA’s Gatorade League. (Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)
His G-League Salt Lake City stars have a game in Oklahoma City on Sunday — and Naz wouldn’t miss Iowa State playing in Kansas City for anything.
So he rented a car, drove five hours and enjoyed every minute of it.
“These guys, against all adversity and everything everybody was saying about the players and the coaches the this and the that — for them to prevail and knock off three teams in a great conference was great,” he said while hugging player after player.
Mitrou-Long won three Big 12 tournaments. He’s played in NCAA Tournaments.
“I don’t think teams want to see this Iowa State team,” he said. “They have so many weapons. They can play small ball, they can play big, they have versatile scorers.
“Teams don’t want to see these types of teams in March. I’m very excited to pick them all the way in my bracket. That’s how I’m going to do it.”
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