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  1. 2018 coaching vacancies

    Announcement coming soon...
  2. Alex Hemenway

    Ultimately, Hemenway will need to play well in front of the IU coaches this summer and prove he's more worthy than Brandon Newman or Armaan Franklin. Newman and Franklin will be AAU teammates so the staff will, perhaps, see them more. But, Hemenway plays for Indiana Elite which is a program Indiana needs to keep working and staying close with. Furthermore, IE is part of the Adidas circuit and IU regularly has coaches at the bigger events. A thing I have heard (keyword: "heard") is that the Indiana staff feels very good that they will get Trey Galloway in 2020 and there could be a situation where they don't want to bring in three-straight SG's (Anderson' 18, Hemenway '19, Galloway '20). We will see if that is true or not. I don't find it to be a big talking point--- especially, on the heels of this season where Indiana shot it so miserably from "3". I think Hemenway is a terrific prospect and think with his underrated athleticism he could end up (after some seasoning + coaching) as IU's version of a Josh Gasser or Dakota Mathias. I know I like him a lot. Franklin is more of a combo guard who can help in both back-court spots and Newman is... still figuring it out. I see Rod Wilmont when I watch Newman and think with the staff IU has that they could do a lot worse than taking a kid like that. All in all, the IU staff is in a good spot here. April (and definitely July) will help fill all of the details about who else they wish to prioritize besides Brooks and Jackson-Davis.
  3. 18-19 Lineup(just for fun)

    For clarity: My term "not a fit" is not in reference to his shot-blocking ability. In the pack-line defense you (regardless of position) need to be able to hedge and recover quickly. This isn't something I have seen him do as I don't think he's much of an athlete. In the pack-line defense you need to be able to post-double and recover back across the lane. This isn't something I have seen him do as I don't think he's much of an athlete. In the pack-line defense you need to be able to 3/4 hedge when the ball is on the wing. I don't know if he can or can't do that. That's what I was saying. Because he's not a great athlete, I think he's not a great fit for the pack-line defense. This doesn't mean he wouldn't be a very good defensive player in other systems. It's my own personal belief he is not a good fit on Indiana's defensive system. And, no, I don't think he is transferring if you are trying to add things together here. That's a completely different subject. Strictly talking about his defense.
  4. Devonte Bandoo

    Indiana has watched him once. They have NOT extended an offer.
  5. 18-19 Lineup(just for fun)

    Totally agree Danomatic. Davis, if healthy, can be a very interesting player for IU. Not really a fit defensively but a banger with 5 fouls who is good around the basket. One of those many factors. IU should be a good team next year.
  6. 18-19 Lineup(just for fun)

    Thanks for that DJ! I think the "starting" part is a bit misleading. I see it spoken about a lot but technically, all that matters is who is in at the end of the game. Right? For Indiana, like every other D1 team, there's a host of factors at play which would take a long time to list. All of that said, I think a lineup of: Phinisee, Langford, Hunter, Smith, Morgan would be pretty damn solid, even if it is young.
  7. Romeo Langford

    I think (keyword: think) IU can get 2 games for 1 here. Gives Archie a chance to really hone in on TJD + Romeo but also find out if Leal can play against this kind of competition. If not, it's a guy to cross off and keep looking in 2020.
  8. Brandon Newman

    Well, the Illinois team is a lot closer to his town of Valparaiso than any other meaningful options that play on the three major circuits.
  9. 2018, 2019, 2020 Recruiting

    I think the staff needs more evaluation (a decision made after those first periods in April?) for them to say yes or no. As many have seen, Indiana’s current staff has a pretty different plan about scholarship offers than the old staff. April 5-8, 13-18 are the April “LIVE” periods. Staff also will be actively taking looks at Alex Hemenway, presumably. The Evaluation Dates for Spring and Summer: April 5-8 April 13-18 April 20-22 April 27-29 July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29
  10. 2018, 2019, 2020 Recruiting

    So we have 4 of IU's biggest 2019 prospects spread across two teams. Should help the coaching staff quite a bit! Exciting for fans as well who get to these AAU tournaments. Franklin, Newman on Meanstreets out of Chicago. Brooks, Jackson-Davis on Spiece Indy Heat out of Fort Wayne. Very cool for the fans who want to get to see these kids play.
  11. Romeo Langford

    Leal plays for Indiana Elite with Galloway. Has been to IU a number of times but not surprising since he lives in Bloomington. A prospect to monitor, for certain. I think IU saw him in an open gym in November and believe he was at IU 2-3 times during this season.
  12. Brandon Newman

    They all count the same... But, not bad!
  13. Romeo Langford

    As I posted separately, I was happy to see Archie skip the New Albany game. He has a plan in place and I'm hopeful he'll execute it perfectly. The Seymour Regional next week offers the chance for the IU staff to take stock further of a kid like Anthony Leal and be front and center for Trayce Jackson-Davis and, if they wish, Romeo Langford. Exciting times ahead.
  14. 2018, 2019, 2020 Recruiting

    A little more of a PG than SG. Probably classifies as a "combo". But, a PG as I understand him.
  15. Trendon Watford Visit

    Oddly enough, someone who was at Christian's wedding said Trendon would be very open to Kentucky which surprised me. If anything, only because his brother demoralized Kentucky with a certain 3-pointer Trendon will have a host of people very interested to get him. Indiana will be one of those schools but I don't expect, at this time, the kind of full-court press from Indiana that you have seen and will see from home-state Alabama. The bizarre Big Ten schedules this year also prevented (as did personal interest?) the staff from getting down there to see him live. He's a fabulous prospect. Perhaps a bit limited athletically, not too dissimilar to his brother?, but he has a good feel for the game and can hit shots from a variety of spots on the floor. Should make for a fabulous 3-4 year college player.