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  1. I wish Mile, Crester and Snowling were still with us. I would love to hear all of their comments on what has transpired. I miss all of them and think of them everyday. Great guys whose love for Indiana was off the charts.
    26 points
  2. COMMITTED TO INDIANA!!! WOAH!
    23 points
  3. For several reasons I disagree with you. But to keep this short and sweet, I would hate it for a kid who COMMITTED to IU and RECOMMITTED to a new coaching staff have his dreams killed because a kid WHO CHOSE TO GO ELSEWHERE decided he might have made a bad decision
    21 points
  4. So in less than 30 days Coach Woodson has secured 2 really good transfers, retained a potential All American, retained a 5 star PG in Lander....and recruited a borderline 5 star in Bates to go with 4 star Logan Duncomb. Not a bad little 30 days coach. Proof will be in the pudding next year with wins....but seriously. Woodson is absolutely crushing this first month. Crushing it.
    20 points
  5. There is so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. Most of Crean's players LOVE the guy. They still stay in touch, often. The AAU coaches hating Crean is so overblown, and frankly not at all accurate. Patterson did himself dirty, fact. Sheehey did not despise him, fact. Will and I hung out with some of the same people and we interacted often. Fischer didn't fit with the roster so he went elsewhere, and Vonleh only looked out for himself, not sure what Crean could have done there. Just because you have something against Crean doesn't mean you have to bring up internet rumors to
    19 points
  6. I think this worked out really well across the board. Again, I give credit to Dolson for handling the situation with aplomb. He kept Mike on after Archie’s dismissal and kudos to Mike for helping to hold down the fort and to allow for a great transition to Coach Woodson. From everything we’ve read, Mike kept communication going with potential recruits to keep the relationships going and to allow for continuity. Also, he obviously helped with existing players. At the same time, Coach Woodson needs to have the staff he is comfortable with, yet they still found a role for Robert
    19 points
  7. I will be in Hilton Head in August. Was supposed to go last year but got cancelled. Also I will put it here but I finally found a job and I start on May 3rd. I will be a courier for Quest Diagnostics on Indy.
    19 points
  8. I think it's fair to say very few of us expected CMW to hit the ground running quite like this. So impressive. A useful reminder that people (e.g. Dolson) get paid a LOT of money to figure this out and as shocking as it may sound, he might know a little more about basketball than we do.
    19 points
  9. From what i'm being told. Hunter started his crap with Woodson that he did with Archie and was shown the door. "Woodson's not hear to play locker room games, things will be dealt with quickly", quote.
    18 points
  10. ESPN article about who rose in the rankings. Bates on the list.
    18 points
  11. TJD has to be salivating. Dude is gonna have room to breathe, and doninate.
    18 points
  12. Bates on Woodson and staff: “Past his own decorated personal achievements and accolades, he just stressed how important it was that he make me better as a man," said Bates. "Me and my family felt that being around him and the staff that he’s put together that they would be able to continue to build my mental capacity and just help me grow as a young man. I’m going to be with them for a pretty important portion of my life and that was the one thing that was really important to us, being around a group of men that are going to build me and have my best interests first.” https://247spo
    18 points
  13. I put my exes in groups Would get back together if she would; #3, and #8 Have a friendly relationship; #1, #5, & #7 They don't like me very much; #2, #6, and #9 I would be safer with Lorena Bobbitt; #4
    18 points
  14. I find zero joy in seeing Tom Crean struggle.
    16 points
  15. Massive. It would be hard to overstate how much better Mike Woodson has made our backcourt in the few weeks he has been here.
    16 points
  16. Love it. We have a grown ass man running this thing. 👏
    15 points
  17. https://www.heraldbulletin.com/sports/incoming-freshman-bates-wants-to-finish-what-he-starts-at-iu/article_41778baa-a781-11eb-a4d2-fff65af30f35.html I think this is a young man, I am going to like, The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Bates said IU checked all the boxes for what he was looking for in a school, which included coaches that cared about him more as a person than a player, a chance to earn immediate playing time and a chance to join a program that can compete for a national championship. “They kept it 100 with me,” Bates said. “None of the coaches tried to sell me a dream, and at
    15 points
  18. please stay off topic
    15 points
  19. A lot of the Boston media and Celtics players are calling on the commissioner to add a pick to the draft so the Celtics (hometown team) can draft him, and his family can hear his name called on draft night. I hope the commissioner does this.
    15 points
  20. Rivals ranks Bates to IU the top recruiting story of the week. A case can be made that Tamar Batessigning with Indiana is the most important story of the late period. Yes, more important than the No. 1 overall Chet Holmgren choosing Gonzaga. Yes, bigger than whatever ends up happening with No. 3 overall Patrick Baldwin Jr., the nation's top uncommitted player. What makes Bates-to-Bloomington so intriguing isn’t Bates’ massive upside or really anything to do with him as a prospect. Instead, it’s what his commitment says about the Hoosiers’ coaching hire.
    15 points
  21. If I were Archie I'd do what very few people get to do. Take a life timeout for 1 year. Evaluate your own approach to the NCAA game in the year 21/22 and hit the ground running next year.
    15 points
  22. Randle with a huge game, giving his signed jersey to CMW.
    15 points
  23. What can you tell us about coach Woodson in terms of his recruiting style and his personality? “He obviously is super confident. He’s super confident in himself and the staff. I picked up on that from our first conversation. He had a lot of energy and was really amped up about talking to me. Just being able to talk to me for the first time, I could feel that. As far as his recruiting style, I don’t think it’s a recruiting style. I think he’s real. He’s straight up with you, which I appreciate. He knows I can help him and I know that he can help me. That symbiotic relationship is exciting
    15 points
  24. Look at the roster as it stands now? All kidding aside, compare it to every other big ten roster. Why (beyond we got used to sucking) do we think we can not compete for the top? Not saying it will happen. But we are not over matched by anybody in this conference, talent wise. Getting all these new guys in sync, with a new system is a reasonable concern. But talent wise....I do not see us mid level. We have players. I think we got used to not being good, and just lowered our hopes.
    15 points
  25. As of now... if you give Woodson's hire anything less than an "A" you are just purposely being negative.
    15 points
  26. This is all Kenya Hunter actually. Rosemond will deliver in time but my understanding is Hunter is the key guy here for Bates, Johnson, and Stewart coming back.
    15 points
  27. @Stlboiler23here is where I will call you out. Now you are getting all dumb on other boards again. Do you understand advanced statistics? I am assuming you don’t just from your comments. Argument 1: Xavier Johnson has a PER of 20.8 Eli Brooks had a 15.7 and Smith had a 13.4 at Michigan Curbelo had an 18 at Illinois Bohannon had a 16 at Iowa Stefanovic had a 15 and Hunter had an 11 at Purdue. CJ Walker had a 15 at OSU This would make him one of the most efficiency PGs in the Big Ten and he played on a crappy team last year. Johnson was great
    14 points
  28. Good article on Coach Woodson's basketball philosophies... The highlights... “Analytics is huge,” Woodson said on a recent call with reporters. “I used to use it for combinations of who played well together on my ball club, what combinations worked. A lot of time you base it on the minutes that a particular combination plays together or how well guys that come off the bench click together.” “I’m a big proponent of guys that compete on the defensive end,” Woodson said. “If you don’t, you won’t play… I know defense wins basketball games. I know defense will put you in position to
    13 points
  29. This never gets old.
    13 points
  30. A recurring sentiment about Coach Woodson.
    13 points
  31. I am trying to wrap my head around just how different the roster now looks. I have to be honest; I DID NOT see this coming. Especially not this quickly. Well done, IU!
    13 points
  32. Mike Woodson's lone promise to Tamar Bates sounds a lot like the way Bob Knight once recruited, and probably the way Knight recruited Woodson. “Coach Woodson stressed to me that I will become a better man" And that was the main thing Bates needed to hear. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/tamar-bates-mike-woodson-promised-to-make-me-a-better-man/
    13 points
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    13 points
  34. Unbelievable pickup. In the past, being "in on" a recruit like this would mean we simply were in his final list of teams. To be able to get a kid like this is incredible. He's exactly what we need. Get a stretch 4 and we are set.
    13 points
  35. Maybe this is wrong but once they bail out on Indiana I could care less what they do or why they made the decision they did. It's kind of like having an ex-wife. I don't want anything bad to happen to them but I also wouldn't give them the time of day or ever root for them.
    13 points
  36. 247 final rankings. Bates is a 5 star.
    12 points
  37. Depends on the service. Some yes and some no....but that's kind of my point with this kid. He's in that category (or better) and barely a blurp page wise yet someone else chooses another school who is a borderline Big 10 caliber player and we've got triple the coverage, coaches missed,etc.... Bates is a stud and I'll be happy to have him call Bloomington home for 2 years.
    12 points
  38. 12 points
  39. With the addition of Bates, we're #19 on ESPN's class rankings, 3rd in the B1G behind UM and MSU. Add in the unaccounted for xfers of XJ and MK and it makes for a serious addition of talent. https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/insider/story/_/id/31256464/2021-men-college-basketball-recruiting-class-rankings-chet-holmgren-boosts-gonzaga-no-2 Have to have ESPN+ to access I think. Also, Bates at #23 is higher than any in-state (IN) recruit Archie missed on (43rd is highest).
    12 points
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