Iowa State Wins Out
Larry Eustachy doesn't fly. At least not with any kind of regularity. So, to get to the Winchendon School to meet with Curtis Stinson, he got in his car, loaded it up with Mountain Dew and hit the road. From Ames the trip took 22 hours.
While Eustachy was on the road, Drexel's Bruiser Flint was sitting down with Merritt. After Flint left the premises it was Eustachy's turn.
After a half hour conversation with Winchendon's guard, Iowa State had themselves a new recruit. "He was impressed with the Big 12 and the level of basketball," Winchendon coach Mike Byrnes said. "Iowa State compares him to Jamaal Tinsley and that was the sell they were giving all along."
Stinson is one tough guard. He's physical, durable and prone to winning. Byrnes said whatever team the coach puts him on in scrimmages almost always wins.
Not many places make the claim that they drove halfway across the country to see a recruit. "I think it showed Curtis how important he is to Iowa State's future."
Byrnes said that Stinson will take the standardized test in the fall and then make an official visit to ISU this winter.