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  1. I agree. Some just seem more unlikely than others. This guy has great shooting stats but he seems like the most unlikely one yet.
  2. Yep. 2018 was the rule change and it appears it took effect in 2019. I had forgotten but it also includes that undrafted players can return to school, too. https://www.si.com/college/2019/04/02/nba-draft-ncaa-agent-rules-changes-explained
  3. It's a somewhat recent change in the last year or two. There are some restrictions still on what they can do for the player but it is possible to remain eligible even with an agent.
  4. Per his father he's also maintaining eligibility so he could return if he doesn't like what he hears. I wouldn't be surprised if he's back at OSU next year. About the highest he's been project is mid-second round and not even in many mock drafts.
  5. He's 5'8" and 160lb. I doubt IU has interest despite his impressive shooting stats.
  6. It is a rule change that is being considered but not yet implemented. There was also no timeline reported as to when it will go into effect if passed. I think they would have a hard time rationalizing it not being effective immediately if passed but we also don't know when they'll make the decision (vote?).
  7. IU (and the B1G) guarantee paid schooling so it's not an either/or decision.
  8. My point is that the Furst/Kaufman talk went away when Furst committed to PU so IU was not longer recruiting him. At that point all the chatter became that PU was leading for Kaufman totally ignoring that just a few days before they supposedly weren't going to play together. There was also no talk of Kaufman/Lander not playing together until after Lander committed. It's funny how the rumors about who Kaufman won't play with always seem to be players IU is recruiting or has landed. Rumors are just what I consider them unless they come from the player, his immediate family, or his coach.
  9. In my view, regardless of whether the player and his family really need the money or not, any fan that says the player should pass up millions of dollars is being selfish since it would only really benefit the fan. It's very easy to look at someone else and say they should pass up that kind of money. I doubt very much many people on these boards would do the same if in that position, despite what they may say here about that hypothetical situation. Reasons to leave as soon as possible (some of these have already been listed): -Possibility of injury if they stay. -Possibility to hurt draft position if they stay. -Start making money sooner. -This goes with the one above but basketball players have a limited amount of time in which to make money playing. Taking that in to account playing in college for 1-4 (or even 5) years is a HUGE hit on the amount of money a player could earn over their playing career. A few make it to their late 30s. A few more make it to mid-30s. Most are out probably around 30. It's a small window that gets smaller very passing year. -Education - 1 year of playing would more than pay for the rest of their education. That's not even taking in to account that schools like IU say they'll still be able to get their education paid for. -Development - college coaches are restricted in the amount of time they can work with the athletes. Pro coaches don't have this restriction. And while college coaches are very good, professional coaches are some of the best in the world. The professionals also have better facilities. Athlete can focus solely on developing as a professional player versus splitting time between practice and school while in college. The players they practice against in the pros will also be better. There are only a few reasons I can think of for a player to stay. They want to be there. They're not going to be drafted at the present time but development plus exposure might give them a better chance of making the NBA than playing overseas. Some of the points above apply to all professional players, even though the money might not be as good as the NBA, but exposure is one advantage the NCAA does have over playing overseas.
  10. After Furst committed is when I started seeing Purdue was in the lead. They apparently only didn't want to play together at IU. Now that IU has landed Lander, that's the one Kaufman won't play with.
  11. As he should. I still think he'll be back next year. Maybe the feedback he gets will help motivate him developing some range.
  12. IU beat Seton Hall in the simulation. Sweet Sixteen! 😄
  13. You contradict your first sentence with your second one. 1>0 If the staff has contacted one, why do you think they haven't contacted others? Just because it's not on the message boards? I haven't seen lists of schools recruiting most of the transfers so it's very possible IU is doing more than you realize.
  14. That's pay to read. Here are some free to read versions: https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/03/19/transcript-scott-dolson-introductory-teleconference/ https://iuhoosiers.com/news/2020/3/19/general-scott-dolson-teleconference-transcript.aspx
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