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  1. I haven't seen Queen play as much, but it seems that with both having ball handling skills and both able to shoot from deep that a team could put them anywhere from the 3 - 5 spots and they can co-exist. There's a lot of "position-less" basketball being played.
  2. Why would you assume IU couldn't take both? I'm not suggesting they will land either, but they aren't the same player.
  3. There is something to be said for this. If a ref thinks a player flopped then let him lie there. Some rules ask too much of the refs.
  4. I won't disagree with your last sentence. Just concerning who is a better fit for IU, I think it's McNeil.
  5. I don’t think Sean makes IU a national title contender, but he's numbers suggest he is more than just a shorter Kopp. Just because he is a good three point shooter, and Miller was supposed to be doesn't mean they are rhe same. While it's not the most prestigious honor, McNeil was Big12 Honorable Mention this year. I don't think Kopp would get the same distinction. McNeil averaged 12ppg. Kopp averaged 6ppg. Mcneil had a better shooting percentage while also taking more shots. Again, he isn't the one missing piece, but he is an upgrade.
  6. No major inside info, but there's no doubt the coaches had some time together. Mutually beneficial. The Monteverde coach wouldn't travel to B-Town without some 1:1 time with CMW.
  7. He may not want to be at IU at all. I have no information. Perhaps he justs wants a fun hang with JHS this weekend. But don't mistake not starting for being a practice player. He could still earn significant game minutes as the back up to TJD, if we want to go big and play some high low action, or if we allow TJD some time to develop as a stretch four. Good coaches know how to put their best players on the floor. True a lot of high ranked players start as freshman, but Reneau isn't top ten talent. He is around the 30 mark, which is where Bates was, just for onr example. Without diving into the stats, I would imagine -- depending on the school they chose, like McGowens at Nebraska -- players ranked in that range have fewer starts than top ten ranked players.
  8. If TJD stays he still gets major minutes at the 5 and sharpens his skills everyday in practice against an All-American.
  9. Well, I think his dad is tight with Hunter, so there's still a big personal connection. (Unless I'm misremembering and it's a different high profile recruit who's dad played ball with Hunter.)
  10. I don't understand what you're arguing about. I simply let the other poster know that IU is being proactive with the portal. Every major college program is calling and fielding calls from coaches and other intermediaries. They all are working with a sense of urgency. I never said they'll get the players they want. It's a lot about connections, selling your program, the fit of available players, etc. IU might not get anyone else that really impacts the roster, but don't be niave about the situation.
  11. IU does have staff watching the portal. More than that, staff is fielding and initiating back channels so they can stay abreast of the talent coming through.
  12. Race and Trayce together is a big part of the problem. We need a 4 that can shoot from deep and create off the dribble. Race can do neither. He is a smaller back to the basket player who clogs the lane because defenses know he is only a threat inside. That makes it harder for X, Bates or any other guard trying to create and score or create and dish. Defensively Race has issues guarding on the perimeter. It's time to give JG the four spot. Also, for those thinking it, JG isn't a skilled enough handler to be the 3. Maybe he makes remarkable progress this summer, but as of now he isn't a good enough shooter or dribble to play at the 3. He's decent enough now for the 4, and has more potential at the 4, which is why he played so many significant minutes over Race in the BTT and NCAA tournament.
  13. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding you, but do you think Rutgers beat IU twice?
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