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  1. 11 minutes ago, Indykev said:

    Kopp to avg. 12 points a game while NOT being at Indiana. I dont want either guy we are looking at just to loose a guy already here. Slight upgrade or not. Not enough to matter, you gave guys schollys, ride them and make them better.

    I won't disagree with your last sentence. Just concerning who is a better fit for IU, I think it's McNeil. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 24 minutes ago, Iuprof said:

    According to reports, the Monteverde coach also came with Malik and JHS on the visit. I hope Woody got some quality time with him to talk and try and further that relationship!

    Would be nice to know if they got a chance to sit down together while Malik and JHS were checking out the campus with the Assistant coaches.

    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. 

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  4. 12 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

    Very rare....although happens occasionally that a 5 star comes in to a program to practice. I know there are examples recently at Carolina, happens at UK every year....but we aren't that yet. 

    Hope so for sure but he's coming to IU only if TJD isn't coming back. Just my feeling. 

    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. 

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  5. 4 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

     If TJD leaves he's got a strong chance to get big minutes asap. If TJD stays....he got a free trip to Bloomington and will go elsewhere. Nothing wrong with staff or player doing this. 

    If TJD stays he still gets major minutes at the 5 and sharpens his skills everyday in practice against an All-American. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Hoosierdave said:

    Don’t think we land him but IMO really good sign that Texas didn’t make his final 5 since he also has a very talented Montverde teammate on there. Leads me to believe we aren’t on that list solely because of personal connections. 

    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.) 

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  7. 10 minutes ago, BobSaccamanno said:

    That’s minimal stuff.  Ohio State produces.  It doesn’t matter if IU has some 21 year old writing up index cards with some names on it.  Deliver top talent or fix what you’re doing.  Nobody cares how the sausage is made.  Get players that matter.  9th place isn’t good enough.  Get some urgency and produce.  

    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. 

  8. 28 minutes ago, Parakeet Jones said:

    Alabama football has a consultant position where the sole job description is to identify players who might enter the portal and who would be good fits. I’ve long said Indiana basketball should have a guy like this. 

    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. 

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  9. 33 minutes ago, Indykev said:

    The offense didnt work because we HAD NO SHOOTERS. Not because of Race and TJD. Think about all the kick outs to wide open shooters to have them only miss.

    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. 

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  10. 4 minutes ago, Purdue7 said:


    beat IU twice 

    lost to Lafayette (is there video of this…..wow)

    IU:  some good wins

    no bad losses 

    injury issues 

    Michigan:  you had it locked up against IU and blew it…too bad if you get left out 


    I think any of these 3 could be in SS

    but if someone is left out it should be Michigan 

    Sorry if I'm misunderstanding you, but do you think Rutgers beat IU twice? 

  11. 5 hours ago, Rantool said:

    Anyone have any news on Trey's injury progress? Wondering when he may return to play? Think his highbasketball IQ would have been a real help at Syracuse, and Wisconsin. Coaches son that plays unselfishly and knows how to win! Anyone else think so?

    I believe CMW said Trey was on track to return by B1G play. He may even get a little action against UNC-Ashville.🤞

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  12. 1 hour ago, IUwins0708 said:

    I’m not ready to anoint him the second coming or anything.  All I wanted to point out is, that it seems like the light is “starting” to come on.  He’s still going to make mistakes and X is still the best option. That’s all I was trying to say. Didn’t mean to start this kind of debate. 

    I don't have any fellow Hoosier fans around me, so when I have time I like to chime in to talk about the team. 

    I didn't think you were doing anything more than talking aloud to a group of buddies. 🍻

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  13. KL has shown improvement, no doubt.

    The offense really bogged down with KL though. He had a difficult time getting the team into the offense. 

    The turnovers (direct and indirect) were too many. The fouls he racks up is an indicator that he's not nearly ready to defend as Rob does.

    I like KL. I want to see him shine. He is improving without a doubt. He showed really nice flashes of potential, and I'd like to see him on the floor more so he can learn by doing.

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  14. 1 hour ago, dbmhoosier said:

    Don't be surprised if Tamar is one and done.

    Considering the analysis data available, people should be surprised if Tamar leaves for the NBA draft after his freshman year.

    Anything is possible and he is talented, but to be so impressive that he gets feedback that he's among the top 80-100 prospects who can reasonably expect to be drafted would be him significantly outperforming expectations. If he outperforms expectations, than that would qualify as a surprise.

    Of course I haven't accounted for DMB knowing a heck of a lot more than all of us.😉

  15. 14 hours ago, IU Scott said:

    I thought the NIL required using your likeness or your name for something.  It seems like just giving a kid a car is not what the rule is for.

    I'm late to the party (so sorry if I'm not addressing your concern), but the UK player getting a car (leased or otherwise) could be for simply showing it off on social media. Influencers can make anywhere from a couple thousand to millions (depending on their following) just for one post. If a company wants to "overpay" the Influencer for the post, that's within their rights. 

  16. 25 minutes ago, 13th&Jackson said:

    So hypothetically, could UC or another school hire Archie and pay him $1 per year for three years and let IU subsidize the cost? It would make him an attractive candidate 

    No. It's in the contract IU has with Archie that he must seek a reasonable, competitive salary. Something like this happened a few years ago when Jim Les left Bradley. UC Davis paid him a really low salary and BU sued. 

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  17. 47 minutes ago, BGleas said:

    I understand that, spent 5 years in sports PR. That's why I'm going by their actions.

    Not only did he sign a contract extension a few months ago, his wife served as his agent in negotiating the extension. 

    There has basically been nothing in 7 years to indicate the Stevens are unhappy. 

    How about that. I also spent time in sports PR. 

    Again, Brad may never even think about IU, and all of your points make sense as to why he'd stay in Boston. 

    But that wasn't my point. My only point was basing anything on a few comments here or there by a public figure won't advance anyone's arguement. 

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  18. 21 minutes ago, BGleas said:

    All indications have been that they're really happy there and his wife loves Boston. 

    Heck, she's the one that negotiated his extension, as she serves as his agent. 

    Brad may never coach IU, and the family may love Boston. However, we should all understand that what a public figure says in public, or even in private to be discreet, isn't necessarily the truth or the whole truth. 

  19. 25 minutes ago, IUProfessor said:

    I've said it before and will say it again, Matta isn't taking the job. He's said repeatedly he has no desire to return to coaching. He's especially not going to replace one of his former assistants if we fire Archie. And his last few years at Ohio State were underwhelming at best. I don't understand why people keep floating his name as a top target.

    He has entertained offers. He may or may not want the IU job, but replacing an assistant who worked for him for two years more than a decade ago because the old assistant didn't succeed (even by the old assistant's own estimation) won't be an issue. 

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  20. 1 minute ago, IU Scott said:

    I thought with Crean he was about to leave on vacation or was already on vacation when he got the call.  I think Crean was pretty surprised when he got the call and was told he was being fired.

    You're right he was about to go on vacation, but it wasn't a surprise. As I said, he had good reason to believe his tenure was complete. He proceeded with his contractual obligations, as he should have, and he hoped that Fred wouldn't pull the trigger. Though Crean is also arrogant as heck, so he may have been delusional about it all.

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  21. 31 minutes ago, IUwins0708 said:

    Listened to Archies radio show, if he’s leaving he’s hiding it well.  Seemed energized and positive.  Definitely not what I was expecting.  

    I'm not saying he is definitely fired, but he has to put on a happy face regardless. He can let on to the kids, parents, etc. He is also interviewing for his next job. It can't appear as if he doesn't care anymore, or that he has lost control, etc. That's really poor form. I remember Crean didn't let on either, but he had a good reason to believe the hammer was falling. 

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