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41 minutes ago, DunkinDipo said:

I live in the New Albany area and word is that he has torn ligaments in his thumb and will most likely have surgery after the season is over. It has absolutely effected his shot. It seems to have bothered him in some games more than others, especially after contact. I don't think that he comes back but there has been some chatter that it might still be a possibility. 

I don't doubt the injury issue at all. Been a big impact to his game, very much like Eric Gordon.  Many credos to Romeo for not speaking out about it, but rather playing through it.

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Hope everyone lets Romeo have his moment.  This could start coming out fast.  He’s earned his time to commit without someone spoiling it for him.

Could it be some of the rumors we’ve been hearing are coming out.   I’m starting to get really excited.  Just heard this morning TJD wants to commit to IU but mom wants him to wait until after all his

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I would be completely shocked if Romeo comes back. While I don’t see how he gets picked in the lottery based on his IU performance, I do understand it’s all based on potential. The sky is the limit for Romeo. He has incredible talent which we saw at times. He also needs to work on consistency with his long range shooting (which may get better if he has in fact been playing injured as has been reported), learning to go left so he’s less predictable and harder to guard, and definitely try harder to be more involved especially not disappearing when the team needs him. I think he can do all of these things while making millions in the NBA. Most kids aren’t going to pass up a lottery pick to go back to college. I say the only reason he comes back is if his draft stock has dropped him out of a lottery pick. Even then he will definitely go in the first round so I still don’t see how he passes that up. 

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1 hour ago, IUfan93 said:

I would be completely shocked if Romeo comes back. While I don’t see how he gets picked in the lottery based on his IU performance, I do understand it’s all based on potential. The sky is the limit for Romeo. He has incredible talent which we saw at times. He also needs to work on consistency with his long range shooting (which may get better if he has in fact been playing injured as has been reported), learning to go left so he’s less predictable and harder to guard, and definitely try harder to be more involved especially not disappearing when the team needs him. I think he can do all of these things while making millions in the NBA. Most kids aren’t going to pass up a lottery pick to go back to college. I say the only reason he comes back is if his draft stock has dropped him out of a lottery pick. Even then he will definitely go in the first round so I still don’t see how he passes that up. 

Romeo will go through the process. Which allows him to test the waters, and then decide what is being told to him. For his sake , I hope he gets not only good information, but makes the wise choice. 

Love ya '93.  You've been a great member of HSN for what seems forever.  My best goes out to you and yours. 

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3 hours ago, milehiiu said:

Romeo will go through the process. Which allows him to test the waters, and then decide what is being told to him. For his sake , I hope he gets not only good information, but makes the wise choice. 

Love ya '93.  You've been a great member of HSN for what seems forever.  My best goes out to you and yours. 

Thanks Mile back at ya!

Agreed...really hope it turns out for the best for Romeo and he makes a wise decision regarding his future. Great kid...glad he chose IU to spend his OAD year. 

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Potential issue for Romeo and one that I would absolutely agree with. If we don't make tourney and play in NIT....should Romeo risk injury and play? To me it's the equivalent of 1st round NFL prospect not playing in some no name bowl. Given the injury to Jaxson Hayes (Texas) the other night it's something to consider and I'd have zero problem if he didn't play.

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2 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Potential issue for Romeo and one that I would absolutely agree with. If we don't make tourney and play in NIT....should Romeo risk injury and play? To me it's the equivalent of 1st round NFL prospect not playing in some no name bowl. Given the injury to Jaxson Hayes (Texas) the other night it's something to consider and I'd have zero problem if he didn't play.

Simple answer for me.  If one is a competitor.  You play. Regardless of what may happen. That is what upset me most about Mr. Glass's decision, not to accept the last NIT invitation.  His rejection, not only stole a chance for our kids to compete. But it also stole a chance for IU fans to get another fix, of one of the things they love most.

Seeking.... you are a  great member.  However, I can't be o.k. with a player or an A.D. who is unwilling to compete.... regardless of why. 

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6 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Potential issue for Romeo and one that I would absolutely agree with. If we don't make tourney and play in NIT....should Romeo risk injury and play? To me it's the equivalent of 1st round NFL prospect not playing in some no name bowl. Given the injury to Jaxson Hayes (Texas) the other night it's something to consider and I'd have zero problem if he didn't play.

The respective injury risks just aren't comparable. Romeo is going to play a lot of basketball between now and when he puts his name on an NBA contract, the risk of injury will be higher in the NIT than all of those other times he plays, but not by that much. 

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8 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Potential issue for Romeo and one that I would absolutely agree with. If we don't make tourney and play in NIT....should Romeo risk injury and play? To me it's the equivalent of 1st round NFL prospect not playing in some no name bowl. Given the injury to Jaxson Hayes (Texas) the other night it's something to consider and I'd have zero problem if he didn't play.

As long as he's healthy and a part of this team, he should be playing.

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6 minutes ago, milehiiu said:

Simple answer for me.  If one is a competitor.  You play. Regardless of what may happen. That is what upset me most about Mr. Glass's decision, not to accept the last NIT invitation.  His rejection, not only stole a chance for our kids to compete. But it also stole a chance for IU fans to get another fix, of one of the things they love most.

Seeking.... you are a  great member.  However, I can't be o.k. with a player or an A.D. who is unwilling to compete.... regardless of why. 

Agree on all and I guess I should clarify my point. I can see why a kid wouldn't play but like DOM said it's not like football given how much Romeo will be playing hoops between now and draft day. Just thought it was an interesting debate I saw yesterday. 

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It seems that Romeo's "greatness" is not limited to basketball.  Whatever decision he makes, to stay or to go, could be the wrong one(relatively speaking). I would hope he comes back because he seems like an ideal student athlete that is a credit to our program and University.  If we are ever going to return to our former glory, another year with Romeo would be an essential piece in building a culture of depth and quality, on and off the court.  I wouldn't bet a nickel on him coming back because most wouldn't delay the NBA for a year. However, he is not like most and it seems like he has a larger view on life than simply becoming a pro. After Keion chose UK, a decision that I hope is right for him, I am that much more behind the young men who commit to play at IU. 

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1 hour ago, CauseThatsMyDJ said:

We’ve never turned down an NIT bid. 

We were top seeded, and should have played in Assembly Hall.  Mr. Glass turned that home game down.  Thereby giving our kids a lesser chance to compete.

 IU AD Fred Glass: NIT Hosting Decision Not Made Overnight

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Mr. Glass refused to play in the CBI, AFTER, being snubbed by the NIT in 2014.  He has turned down both the NIT, one year, not wanting to play at home, and the CBI, stating : "Indiana does not play in the CBI. "  He has since stated, not taking the NIT home bid was a mistake on his part.

Indiana basketball didn’t even make the NIT this year 

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2 minutes ago, milehiiu said:

I don't know what to think about this. I smell a rat. I think Glass didn't want to expose the television media to the possibility of fans booing our team. In my opinion he knew the team wasn't performing well and we would probably lose the game and he was going to replace Crean. He made the decision to play on the road which would allow us to use that as an excuse and deep down maybe he wanted the loss which would help justify him dumping Crean. 
Glass has done many good things for Indiana but he has also made many not so smart moves which has cost the university millions of dollars. 

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21 minutes ago, jefftheref said:

I don't know what to think about this. I smell a rat. I think Glass didn't want to expose the television media to the possibility of fans booing our team. In my opinion he knew the team wasn't performing well and we would probably lose the game and he was going to replace Crean. He made the decision to play on the road which would allow us to use that as an excuse and deep down maybe he wanted the loss which would help justify him dumping Crean. 
Glass has done many good things for Indiana but he has also made many not so smart moves which has cost the university millions of dollars. 

That's correct.  Mr. Glass turned down the NIT's invitation to play in Assembly Hall.  Saying the students were on break was a ruse. 

Indiana didn’t want to ‘devalue’ its home court by hosting an NIT game 

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1 hour ago, milehiiu said:

That's correct.  Mr. Glass turned down the NIT's invitation to play in Assembly Hall.  Saying the students were on break was a ruse. 

Indiana didn’t want to ‘devalue’ its home court by hosting an NIT game 

Glass should have been fired with Crean.   Giving away a home game was the 2nd dumbest thing he did.  Crean's extension was #1.  

As far as his accomplishments... any smooth talking AD could have done the same if not better with fund raising.   I mean really do you think he had to beg Vic and Cody for their donations to the lockeroom?    Glass has gotten way to much credit for things.

This is Indiana.  Ya only have to get one sport right.  

Go Hoosiers!!!

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14 minutes ago, CauseThatsMyDJ said:

So he turned down a home game. Not the NIT. 

Mr. Glass turned down a home game, that by all rights should have been played in Assembly Hall.  That is what I consider to be turning down the NIT.  Unprecedented. 

It's like telling your girl friend that you don't want to go to her house, when she invites you over, knowing that her parents won't be home. 

There are certain invitations, you just don't turn down.

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4 minutes ago, Bustout said:

Was it known at that point he was getting rid of CTC and he didn’t want CTC getting booed off the court at his final game at Assembly Hall?

Not sure if that was the real reason for giving up a home invitation. Certainly the vibes gave every indication at the time that all was not right with the program at the time.

Personal opinion.... which Mr. Glass alluded to..... it was a mistake to give away a home game.

 

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Getting back to Romeo....I know it's extremely, extremely likely that Romeo's days in an IU uniform are numbered..........but, what would be telling is if he did not hire an agent.

I know, I know, this is wishful thinking, not to mention riskimg injury, but IMHO there is a very small possibility that Romeo may entertain coming back for one more year. Call me crazy, but it could happen.

Romeo definitely will play in the NBA, but he strikes me as the type of player that wants to go out on top. He didn't play up to his standards and maybe, just maybe one more year at IU can end on his terms and increase his stock.

 

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1 hour ago, Artesian_86 said:

Getting back to Romeo....I know it's extremely, extremely likely that Romeo's days in an IU uniform are numbered..........but, what would be telling is if he did not hire an agent.

I know, I know, this is wishful thinking, not to mention riskimg injury, but IMHO there is a very small possibility that Romeo may entertain coming back for one more year. Call me crazy, but it could happen.

Romeo definitely will play in the NBA, but he strikes me as the type of player that wants to go out on top. He didn't play up to his standards and maybe, just maybe one more year at IU can end on his terms and increase his stock.

 

If he comes back, it would be just about as big as him choosing to "take his talents" to IU in the first place.

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