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Family is playing this super close to the chest. 

 

I had "intel" a few months ago that he was CLOSE to choosing IU then, that was when the "Imminentgate" conundrum began. Imminent obviously turned into lets check out this other school that showed up (UNC). 

Beyond that anything I am hearing from anyone is just a gut feeling. 30th will be spooky!

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Talked to Trey on Saturday.  He is thinking through some pretty unique stuff in what has been a frustrating summer. I've said for months that I like where IU is here, and I feel even more confide

The IU staff is really confident. And that’s not a guess. 

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1 minute ago, btroesch14 said:

The chatter that Kaufman is going to Purdue is coming from Painter. He hasn’t told any coache

Like smeone else said that Matt probably told gthe reporters he feels good about getting Trey.  He probably said that they put a good effort in this recruitment and feels they did th ebest that they could.  This is probably what every coaching staff thinks and now it is up to trey to decide what is best for him.

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7 minutes ago, IU Scott said:

Like smeone else said that Matt probably told gthe reporters he feels good about getting Trey.  He probably said that they put a good effort in this recruitment and feels they did th ebest that they could.  This is probably what every coaching staff thinks and now it is up to trey to decide what is best for him.

Brian wouldn’t post what he did with only that level of information tbh. He rarely sticks his neck out like that. 

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1 minute ago, Stlboiler23 said:

Brian wouldn’t post what he did with only that level of information tbh. He rarely sticks his neck out like that. 

To me it is obvious that no one knows where Trey is going and they have not told anyone of their decision.

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2 hours ago, Stlboiler23 said:

And you know he’s being used by coaching staffs how?

The chatter that Kaufman is going to Purdue is coming from Painter. Trey hasn’t told any coaches of his decision. The only two people that know where Trey is going is him and his mom. Maybe his uncle. 

If maybe only 3 people know where Kaufman is going, where is the Purdue chatter coming from?

It’s surely not one of his family members spoiling the announcement   

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22 minutes ago, IndySportsPartizan said:

Family is playing this super close to the chest. 

 

I had "intel" a few months ago that he was CLOSE to choosing IU then, that was when the "Imminentgate" conundrum began. Imminent obviously turned into lets check out this other school that showed up (UNC). 

Beyond that anything I am hearing from anyone is just a gut feeling. 30th will be spooky!

Ah, "Imminentgate".   Good times, good times.    😁

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From a basketball standpoint, and I’m trying to be objective here, IU makes the most sense.  At IU he could play essentially a four position with the ball flowing through him quite a bit where he can leverage his versatility at an optimum level.  

Purdue runs motion, which he might like, but he and Furst are not as complementary to me.  For one, Furst has been promised to play the four at Purdue.  So, where does that leave Trey?  The three?  He’s got some tweener in him to play the three at this level.  There are guys like Geronimo with tremendous quickness playing the three.  A lot of schools play three guards.  Meanwhile, at IU, we know he and Duncomb complement each other well, and he’d have the likes of Geronimo, Hunter, or Galloway manning the three alongside him.  He is complemented well both directions.  

Having said all that, kids make decisions for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they make choices that are puzzling.  A great example is Keion Brooks.  In the end, it’s up to the player and his family, right or wrong.  

 

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8 minutes ago, BobSaccamanno said:

From a basketball standpoint, and I’m trying to be objective here, IU makes the most sense.  At IU he could play essentially a four position with the ball flowing through him quite a bit where he can leverage his versatility at an optimum level.  

Purdue runs motion, which he might like, but he and Furst are not as complementary to me.  For one, Furst has been promised to play the four at Purdue.  So, where does that leave Trey?  The three?  He’s got some tweener in him to play the three at this level.  There are guys like Geronimo with tremendous quickness playing the three.  A lot of schools play three guards.  Meanwhile, at IU, we know he and Duncomb complement each other well, and he’d have the likes of Geronimo, Hunter, or Galloway manning the three alongside him.  He is complemented well both directions.  

Having said all that, kids make decisions for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they make choices that are puzzling.  A great example is Keion Brooks.  In the end, it’s up to the player and his family, right or wrong.  

 

I think you’d see some combo or Trey at the 3, Furst at the 4, and Williams at the 5 similar to the Vince Edwards/Swanigan/Haas lineups. I think Furst will also play some 5 and you could have Kaufman at the 4 and go small ball. 

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1 minute ago, Stlboiler23 said:

I think you’d see some combo or Trey at the 3, Furst at the 4, and Williams at the 5 similar to the Vince Edwards/Swanigan/Haas lineups. I think Furst will also play some 5 and you could have Kaufman at the 4 and go small ball. 

I think we agree on usage. But I don’t see that as an ideal fit.  More like a force fit.  On the other hand, at IU, I think he’d be able to exhibit his full repertoire in terms of versatility.  He will be able to go up high, initiate, pass, etc, get down on the blocks and post, etc. Purdue’s opportunities look like a much more clogged floor.   

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1 minute ago, IUProfessor said:

I thought Kaufman had said somewhere he was hoping to play the 3 quite a bit in college. I agree his game is probably better suited for the 4, but if he sees himself at the 3 then Purdue makes a bit more sense than the above would suggest.

You’re right that he might be thinking that.  In my view he will have a lot more space with IU’s personnel to show off that versatility, whether you call him a three or a four.  At Purdue, he’s likely facing far less space to operate and show off his triple threat ability.   Of course, in the end, it’s what he thinks that matters and your view might be exactly what he’s thinking.  I wouldn’t necessarily agree with it, though.  

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3 hours ago, btroesch14 said:

Snow isn’t being used by coaching staffs. He is pretty accurate, since his crystal ball percentage is 94% with 295 picks made.  He had a crystal ball pick in for Trayce to IU and knew he was going there for a long time. He changed his mind on Duncomb before he committed. And him saying Kaufman won’t play with Lander was his own opinion. That didn’t come from  a coaching staff. 

You go by crystal ball percentage?  Oh that's adorable.

 

Snow on TJD on Nov. 29, 2018 --

"Michigan State has done a good job recently, and the Spartans are a major threat."

TJD had signed his national LOI with IU several weeks BEFORE this article.  

 

Snow on Duncomb on Apr. 2, 2020

"I don’t think there is a zero percent chance of the Hoosiers landing Duncomb, as he has been to campus twice, but an official visit was probably needed."

Duncomb had already communicated commitment to the staff.

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15 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

Take it for what it is worth, but Silver Creek's MaxPrep page does not list Kaufman as a '3'.  It, does, however, list PG as one of his positions.  

https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/silver-creek-dragons-(sellersburg,in)/basketball/roster.htm

He’s a versatile player.  I think that’s his biggest strength.  

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1 minute ago, BobSaccamanno said:

He’s a versatile player.  I think that’s his biggest strength.  

Silver Creek Scheduled to play FW Blackhawk on December 12th.  Would not be surprised at all to see Trey play a lot of Point that game to try and draw Furst away from the basket.

That said, Branden Northern, Silver Creek's 'true' PG has a D1 offer himself.  So, I actually don't expect to see Trey play the point a lot this season.   He'll help out with full course press and the like.  But, in a 'normal' game, Northern will have the bulk of playing time there.

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1 hour ago, 5fouls said:

Take it for what it is worth, but Silver Creek's MaxPrep page does not list Kaufman as a '3'.  It, does, however, list PG as one of his positions.  

https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/silver-creek-dragons-(sellersburg,in)/basketball/roster.htm

Trey would probably hate me for saying this, but I think his highest and best use in college will be playing the 5.  I see him as a Draymond Green type of ultra modern 5.  Don't tell him I said that ;)

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Just now, The Daily Hoosier said:

Trey would probably hate me for saying this, but I think his highest and best use in college will be playing the 5.  I see him as a Draymond Green type of ultra modern 5.  Don't tell him I said that ;)

Ask him when you interview him Friday evening 😉

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1 minute ago, The Daily Hoosier said:

Trey would probably hate me for saying this, but I think his highest and best use in college will be playing the 5.  I see him as a Draymond Green type of ultra modern 5.  Don't tell him I said that ;)

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