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  1. 9 points

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr. to Kentucky

    I was one of Brooks biggest early critics when it came to his attitude, effort, and skill level. I felt as though he was very similar to Wilkes and potentially would have trouble living up to his rating. That said he impressed me last summer and this year. It’s a miss. Nothing more and nothing less. It’s gonna happen when you go up against the schools we are for players. I personally feel some are overdramatizing the miss like it’s the end of the world. While a good player he isn’t the difference in 5-7 wins like some of you are acting. That’s absurd. That would put him on Zion Williamson’s level and he is not that. It’s a miss. Nothing more and nothing less. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  2. 7 points
    That Dude is now the enemy! Understand! He is a pUKe! Don’t give me all this “ oh, I wish you Luke ! Wtf guys! Wake the F Up! Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  3. 6 points

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr. to Kentucky

    Im on a cruise ship with the unlimited drink package - I got both of us covered today Nips.
  4. 5 points
    Old Friend

    So some concerns I’m having...

    I'm more concerned with style. The ACC, for example plays a wide open style that's not as physical. Much more fun to watch. Historically, some Big Ten teams have gotten in trouble with fouls because they play a physical game and NCAA refs don't allow it. Indiana needs more talent to be sure, but I'm not sure the Big Ten doesn't need to change the way they officiate and perhaps the kinds of athletes they recruit.
  5. 5 points
    Clearly you haven’t been watching the PAC-12. ;-)
  6. 4 points

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr. to Kentucky

    We would have been better with Keion Brooks than without him. But the team's performance in January and February hurt us. Had Brooks announced in the fall like Jackson-Davis did we probably would have gotten him. But we didn't. I'm sure he will do well at Kentucky--maybe not one and done--but he will contribute positively. Time to move on. We have a strong enough roster to do better next year even if we add nobody else. Players have to improve upon their weaknesses over the summer. Hopefully nobody transfers and everyone is healthy. And, hopefully everyone buys in and the coaching staff figures out better how to run a more dynamic offense. I'll be cheering on the team in the NIT and I'm looking forward to a better season in 2019-2020.
  7. 4 points

    2019 General Recruiting Thread

    I saw where he had 6 surgeries in 3 years. Coach Dixon seemed supportive of JL's decision to leave and suggested he drop down a level should he want to continue to play ball. If he needs to drop down a level, that's not what IU needs.
  8. 4 points
    Old Friend

    So some concerns I’m having...

    As far as kids who contribute, we lose Morgan and Romeo. We gain Hunter, Jackson-Davis, and Franklin for now and perhaps more. Thompson will be healthy. As will Phinisee and Davis. I don't see how we can be worse. Morgan was out of position all season. Romeo showed he is pretty limited for a kid ranked as highly as he was. Franklin had a senior season at least equal to Romeo; and Jackson-Davis is a flat out player. I'm not seeing worse. I'm not seeing Big Ten champ or anything either; but I don't think....21-10 is out of the question.
  9. 4 points
    Are you still inebriated? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  10. 4 points

    #IHSAA Boys/Girls State Tournament

    4A: Ben Davis over Center Grove 67-61. TJD with 34 pts.
  11. 3 points

    College Bball Thread

    Some people can’t stand him, the dude cracks me up. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  12. 3 points
    When is the Nips not inebriated? I do get it though. Down here, I was raised thinking puke was the devil. They are but I still wish Keion all the best. Now for that cheating program.. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  13. 3 points
    I ain’t gonna look through this **** no more! Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  14. 3 points

    College Bball Thread

    Zion is worth so much more than just the points he gets in a game. He’s that dog that gets everyone playing at a different level. Reddish and Barret are both talented but they don’t have the highest motors. I think that was exposed more with Zion out. Morgan and Romeo both went about their business this year in a similar manner. We never had that player that fired everyone else up. Could that be Thompson or Al next season? I hope we get someone like that. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  15. 3 points
    Culver continued its march for a repeat 3A championship with a 57-44 win over Marion. It was just 17-16 at halftime so clearly both teams played much better ball in the second half. Officiating was iffy with I think over 35 fouls whistled and at one point the game announcers even commented on "nickel and dime" whistles. Marion played a box and one on Galloway who finished with 15 pts on 4-9 FG; 1-4 on 3's; 6-9 FT; 7 reb; 2 stls; 1 TO; 2 blks by my unofficial scorecard. I commented before that Culver as a team plays excellent man-to-man defense. Galloway guarded Jalen Blackmon from the opening tip until Galloway picked up his 4th foul with 6 min. left in the game. Blackmon finished with 15 pts. but only had 6 while guarded by Galloway and was only 3-12 from the field during that time.
  16. 3 points
    If Anthony Edwards had committed to Kentucky instead of Georgia then Brooks would probably have gone to IU too. Crean's recruiting continues to haunt us Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 2 points

    IUBASE vs Canisius 3/15-17

    Gorski walks and steals 2nd and 3rd, Ashley walks and steals 2nd, Lloyd sac fly to right and Ashley to 3rd, Fineman robbed of a hit on a great diving catch at short, Van Pelt gets an infield single behind 2nd to score Ashley as he barely beats throw to 1st. Crail groundout to 2nd. IU leads 2-0 doing exactly what Mercer likes playing small ball and being patient without striking out. Good start as we go to 2nd!
  18. 2 points

    IUWBB Bracketology

    Selection Monday @ 7 pm on ESPN.
  19. 2 points

    IUWBB Bracketology

    Latest NCAA women's bracketeer still has IU as a 10 seed this morning playing Drake in Oregon. http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/bracketology
  20. 2 points
    For argument sake let’s say everyone returns except Romeo. To me, the two biggest question marks will be Smith and Hunter. If Smith can be the player of MSU and Wisconsin, or at least 3/4ths of that, then we are in really good shape. If Hunter comes back 100% with plenty of off-season practice, then that will greatly elevate this team. If all of this happens, I see the starting lineup being tough to decide between 6 players: Rob Durham Hunter/Smith TJD/Smith Davis/TJD Who knows, Green could also force his way into the starting lineup playing the way he did at the end of the season. IU has the potential there when healthy and people playing to their potential. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  21. 2 points
    21-9 wasn’t t unrealistic. That losing streak, injuries, harmony, and parent issues all played a part. But we saw a team win 17 games. Without the injuries, I don’t think we lose as many in the streak and win 20+. Nothing wrong with reevaluating those expectations when injuries, etc, happen.
  22. 2 points

    So some concerns I’m having...

    What he said. Lol
  23. 2 points
    There will be quite a few names that IU will have a shot to get in with over the next month or two. Some will be completely random, but I have heard some big names. I tweeted out the other day with no names & had several DM's linking guys like Desmond Bane, Josh Jefferson who went to New Albany & plays at Illinois State, Kris Wilkes which is doubtful as is Kyle Guy who IU fans keep hoping for & a few others. I'll do more digging. Sean McNeil is likely to have a long list to start from & with no offer yet I dont know if it would even go anywhere. Harlond Beverly is the most likely of our current targets. Lester Quinones seems to really be enjoying his Memphis visit. Tre Mitchell just cut to 6 & Umass looks good there. As every other year with coaching changes there will be some guys to hit the market. Texas A&M has been linked to Buzz Williams. UCLA will poach someone which will open up another power 5 spot most likely. I expect a grad guy but if we grab more than one transfer I'd say it'd be a sit out or special circumstance kind of thing.
  24. 2 points
    Has Joe peaked? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  25. 2 points

    (2019) CG Harlond Beverly to Miami

    Pretty hard to not like South Florida in the spring.