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  1. 7 points
    Hasn't Archie been to as many EE as Painter? Wait... lol... Painter hasn't been to an EE
  2. 4 points
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-the-nba-abandoned-roy-hibbert/ This article is not about De'Ron, it's about Roy, but it addresses a lot of the problems old school bigs have in modern basketball. The college game has not evolved at quite the same pace as the NBA game, which is why there are still times where Davis can be impactful but we also saw last year BEFORE he tore his achilles some of the problems Davis faced with modern basketball teams.
  3. 4 points
    FWIW, TJD liked this tweet associated with my story. Does it mean he agrees or is he just a nice guy that goes out of his way to like coverage of him. I suspect the latter, but take it for what it's worth. Also, shameless plug, please give me a follow on Twitter if you haven't already. Thanks for all of your support HSN!
  4. 4 points
    I think he wants us to give recruits 300 page mega-threads for each recruit he wants.
  5. 3 points
    If Shaq was active today, that story never gets written. Teams would be looking for bigs to match up against Shaq as opposed to lean and long 7 footers that run the floor and shoot the 3. Shaq was that dominant. The change has occurred because of the absence of a quality big like Shaq.
  6. 3 points
    but he couldn't run the floor? or defend ball screens. Jake Forrester is going to look good 3 years from now. He's the "big man" of the future... the mold he is I mean.
  7. 3 points
    I will agree that I think Brooks is the crown jewel of this class. He may not have had the storied career of Romeo, but I believe he could very well end up that type of talent.
  8. 3 points
    Trust the process, until we have reason to believe Archie doesn't know what he's doing. We're pushing for Keion and will land him if IU is where he wants to be. Recruiting more than one talented player is not a bad thing, it's just reality Plus my post just pushed us to the 18th page, meaning our odds of landing Keion just bumped up. You're welcome 😏
  9. 3 points
    If he leaves it’s going to be hilarious. They will be miserable and spend the year complaining about IU being cheaters to get Romeo.
  10. 3 points
    You leave college so someone might pay you before those and other faults are known....or more exposed. Whether that's in the G League or Europe. If you stick around for the student body (no problem if that's a kids choice) you better hope you have a phenomenal season. Plenty more risk (for the $) in staying...if you think there might be a GM or team who you think will take you in 2nd round. Look at Yogi. Did him staying 1 more year elevate his draft status any? None whatsoever. His hard work made him his $. Plenty of parallels to Carsen.
  11. 3 points
    You know that Crean always recruited out of state kids better than in state, right? 😁
  12. 2 points
    Roy's defense is still great around the rim. The big man you just described doesn't describe old school bigs. The running the floor part is the issue.
  13. 2 points
    When talking about ex-wives, yes they are.
  14. 2 points
    KBJ - 17 TJD - 23 TW - 17 283/277 pages until commitments, better get going HSN 3.0!
  15. 2 points
    More than fine with me! I need entertainment between sets! Especially on leg days 😒
  16. 2 points
    His recruitment to this date has me mystified. I can’t put my finger on why HN & this Staff hasn’t recognized KBJ as THE most important piece for 2019. Offers from NC, MS, KY and KS vs AL for one and a handful of big ten teams for the other. Maybe CAM realizes KBJ will be a tough get and is not putting all eggs in his basket but I feel we can’t afford not to.
  17. 2 points
    They’ll say they got screwed because Painter is just too good of a talent identifier/developer. There’s a great “rank the coaches in the Big Ten” thread on their board. Consensus seems to be that Porkchop only ranks behind Izzo and Beilein, and Archie barely cracks the top 10, lol
  18. 2 points
    The more I see of Keion, the more I want him. He has #1 overall ranking potential.
  19. 2 points
    Lebron was down 3-1 to Warriors in the Finals. All due respect he's faced more pressure.
  20. 2 points
    Landing Brooks is about keeping a 5 star player in state and telling KY, NC, MS, Duke, KS or any other high profile school the borders are officially closed. The vision this IU Staff is seeking will turn cloudy if they let Brooks get away. It’s ok to chase outside talent as a backup plan but make these in state kids priority #1.
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    I was looking for a blushing emoji but had to settle for this. I really appreciate the feedback. I'll take constructive feedback or story ideas too. I have a long way to go here, although I think I already have Kravitz beat
  23. 1 point
    It's a good article that highlights the shift to more athletic, outside-shooting bigs. Hibbert was a very good defender and proved it over multiple seasons, in the Pacers' defensive scheme of forcing drives with PG and G Hill defending the perimeter. The article does not touch on Hibbert's emotional makeup/problems, though. He lost confidence and fell apart while Lance was running around stealing rebounds for his stats. I remember the famous 'we've got some selfish players in here' comment. Then there was Bird's ridiculous public castigation of Hibbert while he/the Pacers were looking to move Hibbert, which only hurt his trade stock and image at a time Bird/the Pacers were trying to move him, and thoroughly pissed off West, who left $12M on the table rather than deal further with Bird. Yes the Pacers look good now, this is not about that, and it's a good article, but the locker-room stuff and Hibbert's fragile mental state was as much a part of his downfall as his lack of mobility.
  24. 1 point
    Do you know something we dont know about how the staff is recruiting him?
  25. 1 point
    Is the implication here that you don’t think we are recruiting him hard enough?
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