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  1. 56 points
    I f*ckin' love this. Things didn't go quite as expected, work harder. College ball a little tougher than expected, work harder. Shot wasn't falling like you thought it would, work harder. I obviously don't speak on the behalf of all Indiana fans or anything, but man, if you just give maximum effort we'll support you till the end no matter the outcome.
  2. 36 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    Joey Brunk to Indiana

    It's official so let's get him his own thread up and running. Joey Brunk‏ @JoeyBrunk I’ve grown up an Indiana kid & I’m proud of where I come from. Excited to be an Indiana Hoosier & play for Coach Miller. Looking forward to joining the tradition.
  3. 34 points
    From today:
  4. 34 points
    mamasa

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    Romeo slept with Watford's girlfriend.....
  5. 32 points
    rome @j_hunter35 Working hard to get back on the court for the best fans in the country.
  6. 32 points
    Anthony Harris (V.Tech decommit) is taking an official to IU starting tomorrow. Rivals says its between UNC and us. There was a time when Harris and TJD were sending things on Instagram talking about playing together. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
  7. 32 points
    Why don't you just log off for a while and we'll tell you when it's good to come back?
  8. 31 points
    Lol at this rate I'm half expecting to come on here one day to find out Romeo was banging my girlfriend, too
  9. 30 points
    Brunk is on campus today unofficially per Rabby.
  10. 30 points
    I'm just going to chime in on Joey Brunk. I feel like I'm in the minority in that I prefer we bolster the 5 before we target a shooter. The first reason for this is that I think the high volume of poor shooting is leaving this year. I made this point elsewhere, but it was the Morgan/Langford/McRoberts/Fitzner that really killed our 3pt shooting percentages. Those guys took a ton of our attempts, and each of the 4 was under our average. Which means this will literally be addition by subtraction as to the 3pt shooting (maybe not as to the overall efficacy of our offense). Take those 4 guys out, and our 3pt percentage would at least put us at average, ideally opening the lane up for our offense to run better. I might be wrong, but the 3pt shooting still feels like something that will get better. Next, Juwan had to play most of our minutes at the 5 this year. He was out of position, and still handled most of those minutes. Trayce will not be a better post defender than Juwan next year. No one else is coming in. No one else showed me they are ready to defend opposing 5s. And shoot, De'Ron is decently effective there, but he might be injury prone, and is usually foul-prone. Simply put, I do not feel comfortable going into next year with no one else coming in to help us guard the 5. I think we need two legitimate 5s on the roster. Playing a 6'8" center just doesn't cut it. Now let's look at the actual player, and the effect he can have on our offense. I spend a lot of time looking at the barttorvik.com PORAPGATU! stat. That is, Points Over Replacement Per Adjusted Game At That Usage. It's an attempt to gauge an individual player's value over other players. For the full explanation, go here: https://www.bigtengeeks.com/new-stat-porpagatu/ The short story here is that after Romeo and Juwan, Indiana's roster was not good. Many subpar players soaking up minutes, if what we want is success in the B1G and tourney. Here's just a quick look. Look at the PRPG! stat, 3rd column after names. Notice that the good teams are 4-6 players deep with good players: Duke Virginia MSU Michigan Purdue (this one was eye-opening) Even Iowa Now here we are. We have Romeo and Juwan, very good (although not elite). And then we have bench players when comparing to teams above. And so people say they think a shooter will fix things or whatever, but to me we just need elevated play 1-5. For what it's worth, I wonder what, schematically, Archie could do (or do better) to put guys in a better position to succeed. That's not what I'm going after here, and I'm trying to avoid it. Evan Fitzner was supposed to come in and bring a threat. Last year at St. Mary's his PRPG! was just a 1.1. He was not an impact player or transfer. He was down to 0.8 this year, for some reason unable to maintain his 40% 3pt shooting. We all saw the open looks that didn't go down, so I don't blame that on Archie. De'Ron, as much as we love him, is still just a 1.3 PRPG!. Joey Brunk this year at Butler was a 2.5 PRPG!. Not a star, but that's at least the level of play that can keep up with other rosters' role players. If he were to come, that would be higher than anyone we have returning. He buys us two years of very good depth at a position that is difficult to fill. I think he'd be a huge get.
  11. 29 points
    Given the landscape of both men's and women's college basketball old Tubby makes a very good point.
  12. 28 points
    My goodness after reading all of the posts from last night, it must have been a wet Wednesday with some mid-week drinking. Jake was a reach, to begin with, and if he couldn't get any time on the floor during a losing streak then it was best that he moves on. Race was in concussion protocol for over a month and came back to pass him on the depth chart immediately. You need 3 maybe 4 good big men to compete in the Big Ten. We have Davis, Brunk :-), TJD and Thompson. Everyone calm down. Meetings will be over by the end of the day so this might be the last one besides Romeo.
  13. 27 points
    It's April! Time to start slobbering over high school kids once again. lol You can view the full NCAA recruiting calendar at: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/eligibility/recruiting/calendars/2018-19DIMBB_RecruitingCalendar.pdf The major shoe company schedules are as follows: Nike (EYBL): April 26-28 in Atlanta (Live Period) / May 10-12 in Indy / May 24-26 in Dallas / July 10-14 Peach Jam in No. Augusta, SC (Live Period adidas: April 12-14 in multiple cities / April 26-28 in Dallas (Live Period) / May 24-26 in multiple cities / May 25-27 in multiple cities / July 11-14 in Birmingham, AL (Live Period) / July 18-21 Gauntlet Finale in Ladera Ranch, CA NOTE: Those events being held in multiple cities are called Qualifier events. Under Armour: April 12-14 in Chicago / April 26-28 in Kansas City (Live Period) / May 3-5 in New Jersey / July 11-12 in Atlanta (Live Period) / July 13-14 Under Armour Finals in North Atlanta (Live Period). I'll do my best to keep tabs on our targets of interest and post their stats as I have in the past. As a point of information for some of our newer followers, unless a '21 kid is playing "up" it's likely his AAU stats will not get published or if they are, it will be on a sporadic/incomplete basis. So having said that, if you know of a '21 who is indeed going to be playing in the 17U bracket, please let me know. My current list of such kids includes: Caleb Furst, Terrence Clarke, Khristian Lander and Blake Sisley. And I hate to add this, but I am really really tired of the redundancy of the negative posts that a handful just can't seem to stop putting into virtually every thread. I'm old and cranky and if it starts in this thread, I will delete the thread in its entirety. It takes a fair amount of my time to monitor the games and record the data which I'm more than happy to do. Discussing the talent level of the kids, their AAU results and our recruiting efforts is what this thread is about but that chronic bi**hing ain't gonna happen.
  14. 27 points
    Future listing of the 2018-19 stats: Player GP-GS min. avg. pts. avg. * Romeo Langford 32-32 1,091 34.1 528 16.5 Juwan Morgan 35-35 1,044 29.8 544 15.5 Devonte Green 28-9 706 25.2 263 9.4 * - slept with teammates' girlfriends.
  15. 27 points
    cthomas

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Isn't everyone recruited over to some extent. I never understood this complaint/excuse. What coach is not constantly trying to improve the team. It's the player's responsibility to defend their position on the team. If a player truly thinks he is that good, he shouldn't fear competition.
  16. 27 points
    Devonte is getting his shots up!
  17. 27 points
    You can't complain about there being a locker room and cultural problem and simultaneously be upset at a player transfeering whose dad is calling out his son's teammates by name on twitter
  18. 27 points
    If the staff thinks he can help then who cares. Do you think Bennett gave a crap that when Kihei Clark decommitted from UC-Davis that Virginia fans were mad when he offered a 5’9 393 ranked kid? Probably not he thought he could help his program win. Worked out pretty nicely for Bennett since Clark make the biggest play in recent Virginia basketball history. Not bad for a 5’9 393 ranked freshman Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  19. 27 points
    Chris007

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    Well, let's just put it out there. LSU is fallen back because of the Wade situation. Alabama firing Johnson doesn't help but don't count them out if they hire Steve Prohm and he hires TW high school coach Memphis is good unless Miller takes the UNLV job. Duke hasn't offered yet but I think they like Hurt better and I believe he announces before TW. That brings us to IU. I was surprised to hear that both sides are back to talking and there is mutual interest.
  20. 26 points
    Can someone just please put a stop to this?! Lol. - Archie taking Dayton to an Elite8 - Terrible Coach - Tony Bennett takes Wash. St. to Sweet16 - BEST COACH EVER. With this logic iugradman is probably the one getting into it with IU recruits parents on Twitter. I get being frustrated with IU, but this is flat out blind ridiculousness of misery: Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  21. 26 points
    Joe DeBlow to Rupp Rafters lol lol Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  22. 25 points
    Joey Brunk just commited to IU! boom
  23. 25 points
    And I think Rivals is the better fit for you.
  24. 25 points
    Please not in recruiting threads. Please.
  25. 25 points
    I thought it was funny that he didn't point out that Archie pulled Smith for standing and watching, put him back in a few minutes later, he gets a block, runs the floor for a dunk. But only Gregg Marshall does that stuff.


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