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  1. 6 points
    I have no inside information, but this recruitment seems to share similarities with Damezi Anderson's recruitment... Last year, it was no secret that Anderson was a top Purdue target. He admitted it in an interview. He was a Northern Indiana guy... the one area in the state where Purdue seemed to have an advantage over IU. A number of people were saying that he was Purdue's to lose. But that went on for a couple of months, yet he never committed. Meanwhile, Archie and Co. was still recruiting him, albeit withholding an offer until the staff was completely sure he was worthy. Then, Archie offered while he unofficially visited. Evidently it was a game-changer because a few weeks later he became a Hoosier. And Purdue lost him. Now, we have Newman. Another Northern Indiana guy. Offered by Purdue early this month. Message board chatter claiming that put them in the driver's seat and that he was a top target for Matt Painter. While it's only been a few weeks since the Purdue offer, he still hasn't committed to them yet. Meanwhile, Archie and Co. has kept tabs on him all this time and still recruited him. Then, he gets an offer this week while unofficially visiting campus. And one crystal baller has already thrown his prediction to IU... What's going to happen? I don't know. I do know that I think Newman is a good player. Personally, I like him better than Armaan Franklin, although some rankings disagree with me. I was impressed with his play at Valparaiso last year. He's a good shooter, but there seems to be more to his game than that. Seems to be quite active.. can hit the boards, fill up the stat sheet. And his team had a pretty good season playing 4A ball. Doing well thus far this summer in AAU, too. Not GREAT size at 6'3 and not a PG, but I think he's got the potential to be a good "2" guard in the Big Ten. Definitely could see him as a double-figure scorer at some point in his career at any Big Ten school. As an IU fan, do I want him? Sure. Right now for 2019-2020, we'll only have three ball-handling guards with Green, Durham and Phinisee. None of which are known to be shooters. Newman can fill that role and still provide other things to help the team win. He's not the highest rated player, but he's still on the radar. He's a top player in the state and if we want to focus on nabbing the top players from the state, I think he qualifies. I'd love to have guys like Carton or Lewis or Ramsey, but if our chances on those guys are lower... Newman would be a great consolation prize. We could still use a PG like Carton or Lewis, but if we're talking a 4-man class, there's a spot for Newman. Do I think we'll get him? Hard to say. Just a (probably biased) gut feeling... if Archie REALLY wants him, I think we'll get him. As in, Archie makes him a top priority. Over guys like Ramsey, etc. But if he's deemed as more of a tier-two guy throughout the rest of the summer, I think he'll head elsewhere. Just my opinion.
  2. 3 points

    (2019) SG Brandon Newman to Purdue

    Jerry Meyer CB pick to Indiana.
  3. 2 points

    IU Baseball

    I was pretty underwhelmed by the Lemonis and Allen hires. And who knows? Maybe Allen will turn out to be a great fit. But I was disappointed that we at least did not test the waters and do a national search when Wilson was let go ... I did not think that hiring Archie was an underwhelming move. Archie was seen as one of the top up-and-comers in college hoops and I, for one, am glad we have him. And I can almost guarantee you that had we not hired him, Ohio State would have when Matta stepped down/was fired. ... But back to baseball -- I don't see Tracy Smith coming back and to be honest -- and I might be the only one -- I'm not sure I'd want him at this point. There have been a handful of coaching reduxes over the years, and they just don't seem to work. Plus, I can't help but think that if he did come back, it wouldn't be because he wants to be here, but because he failed at ASU. So let's find a fresh face -- a good recruiter who also can help develop that talent and instill solid basic baseball fundamentals. I have no idea who that person is, but personally, I think it would be better all the way around if it were not Tracy Smith.
  4. 2 points

    IU Baseball

    Still a pretty underwhelming hire, especially since they didn't even look at other candidates. Just because he was a good coordinator doesn't mean he'll be a good coach. We'll see if he's better this year. I was not very impressed last year. That team shouldn't have missed a bowl.
  5. 2 points

    (2019) SG Brandon Newman to Purdue

    FWIW, we received a crystal ball pick tonight from Alec Kinsky.
  6. 2 points
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  7. 2 points
    I think it is Newman or franklin first come first serve but not both. This is just my opinion but it has been hinted to me
  8. 1 point

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Right I can’t imagine too many people letting that slide. I didn’t see it so I don’t know who. But I have seen some pretty big sunshine pumpers and they wouldn’t. It’s almost impossible with the modern level of talent as is. Completely ignorant whoever said that and I would be shocked if they weren’t called out. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  9. 1 point

    (2019) SG Brandon Newman to Purdue

    I’m definitely not opposed to adding Newman. Seems like a guy Archie would thrive with. Athleticism, Defense, and 3 point shooting. Yes please
  10. 1 point
    Attainable eye candy are my memories of summers in Bloomington.
  11. 1 point
    The Taste of Bloomington last Saturday had some nice eye candy [emoji517] Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  12. 1 point
    ...According to his father, Richard Hurt, the top schools on Matthew’s list are (alphabetically): Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Minnesota, North Carolina and UCLA. Rochester, MN Post Bulletin: Local Notebook: Hurt's summer of high-level basketball will continue http://www.postbulletin.com/sports/localsports/local-notebook-hurt-s-summer-of-high-level-basketball-will/article_b2cd6900-735e-11e8-967b-5bf5dba12cfa.html
  13. 1 point
    Not sure how it is hard to believe that. Would be nice to see the hammer come down on MSU like the program deserves though.
  14. 1 point
    He doesn't care what the weather looks like. What's the forecast for good looking coeds?
  15. 1 point
    If I was 3 inches taller, I would basically be Kevin Hart.
  16. 1 point
    Carton to IU done deal. Just kidding but hope the visit goes well.
  17. 1 point
    Hope Newman jumps first. Just my opinion but seems to have more upside and I like his length.
  18. 1 point
    Carton to take an official visit to Bloomington this coming weekend.
  19. 1 point
    and i thought i had a double chin
  20. 1 point
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  22. 1 point
    That was fun! I am going to go ahead and pencil in Race for his first collegiate double-double (18 & 12 feels right) against Illinois at SSAH.
  23. 1 point
    Primarily discusses TJD's and Matthew Hurt's performance against Ecuador and includes video clips. https://evzbasketballscout.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/bigs-highlight-team-usas-quarter-final-win-over-ecuador/
  24. 1 point

    (2019) PF Matthew Hurt

    Ah yes, but look at the other names involved. Slimy schools, but the big guns. We are becoming a powerhouse again
  25. 1 point
    https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/5/17/17366362/grayson-allen-nba-draft-combine-numbers-duke And you all thought this thread was dead oh no no no.