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  2. LIHoosier

    IU Athletics Facilities Photo Thread

    Not bad for being Alabama's b*tch
  3. Yesterday
  4. Iugradman

    IU Athletics Facilities Photo Thread

    Sheesh. When the Terry Tallen Complex opens it will already be dated.
  5. Class of '66 Old Fart

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    And yet more commentary from the Adidas Gauntlet event. https://indiana.rivals.com/news/indiana-basketball-target-recap-adidas-gauntlet-finale
  6. Class of '66 Old Fart

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    Brian Snow's Adidas Gauntlet top performers include some Indiana players of interest - Name: Jalen Bridges Position: Small Forward Class: 2020 247Sports Composite Ranking: No. 83 Recruiting: Ohio State, Xavier, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Marquette Bridges started off the summer playing well despite not having his outside shot working. As things went along in Ladera, his outside shot began to come back to him, and that made him an absolute nightmare to defend. Bridges hit threes, got to the rim some off the dribble, and then also used his size and length to rebound and be solid on the defensive end. He can play either forward spot, though is probably best as a stretch forward. However, on defense he is gifted enough to switch screens, and be a very versatile piece to the puzzle for any team. Name: Anthony Leal Position: Shooting Guard Class: 2020 247Sports Composite Ranking: No. 96 Recruiting: Indiana, Stanford, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Xavier Leal and his teammates suffered a surprising loss in the first round, but then things picked up in a big way. Known as a very good shooter, Leal got going from deep, and looked extremely confident in his perimeter jumper. Leal made numerous threes, the final two days of the event, but he also showed more than that. A solid athlete with good length and a very strong frame, Leal got after it on the defensive end, and also finished going to the rim off of drives. Just an average passer, Leal looked more comfortable than ever when getting into the paint and making plays for his teammates. Overall, it was an excellent close to the summer for Leal. Name: Jordan Geronimo Position: Small Forward Class: 2020 247Sports Composite Ranking: Not Ranked Recruiting: Texas A&M, Iowa, Indiana, Penn State, Providence, Virginia Tech, Boston College A true July breakout performer, Geronimo again showed why he is reeling in high-major offers at a high rate. While he can be inconsistent, Geronimo has all the physical tools you could want in a hybrid forward. He stands around 6-foot-6, has excellent length, is a very good athlete, and then also has the ability to make shots from deep. The next step for Geronimo is to be more consistent with his production, and that definitely seems like an attainable goal. With back to back impressive showings, look for Geronimo to make a huge leap in the next batch of rankings.
  7. Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2020) SG - Nimari Burnett

    Announced his "final 12" and we ain't on the list.
  8. Class of '66 Old Fart

    James Blackmon Jr - Milwaukee Bucks

    Staying in Italy but switching teams per the Crimson Quarry -- James Blackmon Jr. will continue his basketball career in Italy after signing with Aquila Basket Trento, according to a tweet from the Pianeta Basket Twitter account on Friday. The sharpshooter averaged 19.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 three pointers per game last season while playing for Pesaro in the same league as his new team, Lega Basket Series A. After signing Blackmon Jr, head coach Nicola Brienza shared some thoughts: “Blackmon è un giocatore che siamo davvero molto felici di aver portato a Trento: ha caratteristiche e qualità tecniche che lo rendono un eccellente profilo da affiancare a Craft e agli altri esterni che abbiamo nel roster, e pur essendo molto giovane ha fatto vedere lo scorso anno, con una grande stagione a Pesaro, di poter essere un tassello importante in una squadra ambiziosa.” If you don’t speak Italian, and you probably don’t, Brienza (roughly) said that he’s happy to have Blackmon on the team, thinks he fits nicely with the rest of the roster, and says “he can be an important piece to an ambitious team.” The Lega Basket Serie A season is set to begin on September 25.
  9. Uspshoosier

    (2020) SG Trey Galloway

    BUMP TIME RANK N/A - NATIONAL - STATE 34 POSITION TREY GALLOWAY 6'3" | 180 LBS | SG CULVER ACADEMIES CULVER, IN CLASS OF 2020 UNDECIDED Why him?: We debated whether or not Galloway should make his way back into the rankings when we updated them in late June. I wasn't so sure he had earned his way in. I'm pretty sure I was wrong. Galloway does a little bit of everything you would like to see a guard do and he plays with a tremendous motor. It's hard to think we won't be able to find a spot for him in the next update to the 2020 Rivals150. Recruitment: Indiana is thought to be the leader with Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State among the others involved. Bossi awards Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  10. Alford Bailey

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    Late bloomer. Color me intrigued.
  11. Class of '66 Old Fart

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    Couple of post-Adidas Gauntlet Finale comments from Corey Evans. Jordan Geronimo - It is like clockwork every summer with the Mass Rivals program: The adidas outfit always has one guy who morphs into a high-major prospect right in front of our very eyes. tic, instinctive defender and capable shot-maker, Geronimo is coming after a spot in the Rivals150. He just corralled an offer from Indiana, as that programs joins other such as Iowa, Penn State, Providence and Texas A&M in doing so. Jalen Bridges was formerly a member of the 2019 class who decided about a year ago that he would take a prep year this upcoming fall. His performance over the weekend was surely the best we have seen of the Wildcats Select product. The perfect small-ball power forward for today’s game, Bridges made shots in a variety of ways and also displayed sneaky explosiveness in the lane. Some schools have asked for his fall of 2019 enrollment. Instead, he will stick with his plans as Pitt, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State and Xavier are just a few that are high on his college list.
  12. Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2020) PF - Isaiah Jackson

    Probably pretty safe to say he's off the board as far as we're concerned and maybe that's not all that bad. Personally, 4 high schools in 4 years bothers me - - can't get along with coaches; can't get along with teammates; oversized ego? Adam Zagoria - Isaiah Jackson, the 6-foot-9, 195-pound power forward from Waterford Mott High School (MI), remains wide open in his recruitment despite the fact that his 247 Crystal Ball is at 100 percent for Michigan State, his father told ZAGSBLOG. “That’s just so far from the truth, that’s just what media guys have been printing,” Wesley Jackson Sr., Isaiah’s father, said Wednesday by phone of the perception that his son is a lock to Michigan State. “Isaiah’s recruitment is open. Just about every school has voiced interest besides maybe North Carolina. That’s the only big school that we haven’t talked to.” Wesley listed Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas, Arizona, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois and Oregon among those involved. St. John’s recently offered after head coach Mike Anderson watched him at Peach Jam.Jackson, who is ranked the No. 3 power forward in 2020 by 247Sports.com, spent last season at SPIRE Academy in Ohio alongside LaMelo Ball and Michigan State commit Rocket Watts. Now he’s headed to Waterford Mott, his fourth high school in four years. Playing with The Family at the Peach Jam last week, Jackson averaged 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds and impressed a slew of coaches. He played in front of Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky’s John Calipari and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, among others.
  13. mdn82

    UFC/Boxing Fans

    Man Jon, you are just not the smartest man in the world. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  14. HoosierDYT

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    Wow - love the honesty and enthusiasm. Super cool to see recruits get stoked about an IU offer.
  15. Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    https://scoopmantv.com/2019/07/21/jordan-geronimo-talks-recruiting/
  16. MoyeNeeded

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    Yikes...3 of 14 from 3pt in 15 games.
  17. MemphisHoosier

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    This is where I am at as well with a lot of the recent offers & interest - Arch is trying to close up Leal, Galloway & Cross by the early signing period.
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  19. Demo

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    So he’s Cassius Winston. Without seeing a second of the kid, I’m in. Ok, maybe not sight unseen, but that is pretty much a perfect PG description.
  20. HoosierDYT

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    I think we’ve seen Archie offer similarly related recruits to “nudge” a preferred candidate in the right direction (IU). I believe it happened with Aaron Henry / Jerome Hunter / Damezi Anderson and to some extent with RP and James Akinji Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  21. Class of '66 Old Fart

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    He doesn't have an IU offer and maybe won't ever get one, but his name surfaced a week ago that we were watching him and his performance at this weekend's Adidas event didn't hurt his standing. Exposure Sports commentary on top performers at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale - 2020 PG Andre Curbelo - NY Jayhawks (NY) Curbelo could be put in either category for this one. He has had himself a stock rising type of grassroots season and was one of the top performers throughout the Adidas Gauntlet. He is one of the top playmaking point guards in the country and proved that once again this weekend in Southern Cal. Curbelo plays his own game at his position. He holds great passing instincts, extremely fundamental, and is always able to make his way inside an opponents defense. His play led the NY Jayhawks to the semifinal round in Ladera Ranch. And this from Eric Bossi - There weren't many duos more fun to watch than the New York Jayhawks point guard Andre Curbelo and power forward Zed Key, who powered all the way to the semis where they lost a tough one to Clark and the Compton Magic. Curbelo is a pure leader on the floor and does whatever the game dictates. When he needs to score he scores, when he needs to distribute he does.
  22. OliviaPope40

    IU Softball

    I was going to publish this.
  23. RatpigHoosier

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    Normally I try to put a positive spin on things but I notice that he is in the same class in height/weight as Galloway and Leal. I’m not going to freak out and say maybe we aren’t in as good as a position with them as we think, but with Geronimo the class would be three recruits of similar ilk. Positionless basketball theory? Maybe. It can’t hurt to be in early on a late, fast riser. I really don’t know how to feel about this one in the overall concept, not necessarily in his perceived skill set. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  24. Stuhoo

    (2020) SG Trey Galloway

    Another words, give you Galloway and Leal!
  25. Old Friend

    (2020) SG Trey Galloway

    Absolutely. I completely get the fascination with 5* players, and if we get one here and there, it's probably a good thing; but I think we saw a year ago that having a 5* recruit on your team doesn't necessarily mean winning, and it can be disruptive if team chemistry is good. I've coached against some really good players who were 3* kids or even lower. Many have gone on to very successful college careers; and most of the rankings are based on athleticism and size, anyway. Indiana - especially under Archie - needs basketball players. If they're highly ranked basketball players, that's great. But give me a kid who understands the game and not just the sport. Give me a kid who understands angles, help positioning, body control, and a mofo who can absolutely shoot it!!
  26. Bowhunter

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    Send it in Gerone! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  27. Brass Cannon

    2019 July Evaluation Period

    Agreed. Both are able to shoot and do a variety of things. Kind of players we need.
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