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incrediboy

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    Braves Baseball, IU Basketball, Writing, Publishing. Previously worked as a sports writer for the Herald-Times (when it was still the Herald-Telephone) with Bob Hammel.

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  1. incrediboy

    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    Personally I believe the light bulb went on in his head and the game itself slowed down for him mentally. Normally if that happens it occurs by the start of a player's junior year, but in his case, it took 25 games or so into that third season. I do not think it was in any way related to the position, I believe it was cogs falling into place and wheels turning as a result. We have seen him play a handful of excellent games but consistency had never been there. I even thought perhaps he had a touch of schizophrenia and could not focus properly. I do not recall him having a string of excellence at the end of 2018. He would have a good game or maybe a good half followed by a game or half where he was a turnover waiting to happen. Now I believe he could be equally adept at the point or as the shooting guard...but with Rob as our point man, our need is more for him to be the scorer. To summarize, I think the entire game of college basketball changed for him when his brain finally connected the dots, and I believe his senior year will be a very good one.
  2. incrediboy

    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    Nobody was happy with much of anything Devonte was doing before he finally turned it around late last season. He showed flashes of PG skills, he just hasn't been used in that role since his apparent awakening. While I think he's more valuable to us as a shooter, I wouldn't be afraid to put him back there now when necessary.
  3. incrediboy

    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    To those who suggested we could have a PG deficiency, let us remember that Green was considered a PG until he suddenly started making shots toward the end of last season. If indeed the game has finally slowed down for him the way it appeared in the last half dozen games or so, he might just be as good at the point as he is as the shooter. And Durham was recruited as a PG, remember that two years ago Archie made the comment early on in the season that he thought any discussion about PGs needed to include Al. So I'm not really worried if Rob gets in foul trouble that we can't find someone to handle the PG spot. And even if two of the three guards (I'm not including Anderson or Franklin here because I don't think either fits in a PG discussion) have to sit, we can still run a PG and a 1-2-2 or 1-3-1 set-up. I truly believe we have seen the last of the 3-guard lineup for a while. Romeo's presence forced Archie to do that last year, but we have a greater supply of experienced and talented big guys than we've had since CAM arrived. I have no issue with 11 scholarship players since it's a very rare team that regularly rotates more than 9. That said, we have no room for another injury--prone season unless somehow Anderson grows into what we hope he can be or Franklin is a pleasant surprise. Or maybe a late grad transfer will show up on Archie's doorstep and add what Dakich did for Ohio State last year, although I'm not nursing any expectations on that score. What I really hope happens is Hunter is healthy and that he and TJD can push Justin to the point that he has to get his act together on an everyday basis just to get a fair amount of playing time...because I could see his minutes cut in half (or more, especially if Race can score; we know he can play defense and rebound but we've heard hints he can be a deadly jump shooter when healthy). I also wonder if Archie will work Brunk and DeRon together in practice because there are times a twin-towers lineup can provide a difficult matchup. I recall last year he once said that Fitzner and DeRon had to be on the floor together out of necessity and that in practice they had not worked them that way. Which is odd to me since those two are very different types of players while Brunk and DeRon are more alike in terms of being under-the-basket types of players.
  4. incrediboy

    Joey Brunk to Indiana

    Trading Clifton Moore (with two years remaining) for Joey Brunk (with two years remaining) was a steal. Now if we can trade up similarly for Forrester, we will be going places.
  5. Indiana 80 Piglets 71
  6. IU 93 St. Francis 62 I'm assuming St. Francis isn't named after Francis the Talking Mule or Arlene Francis, panelist on "What's My Line" and host of "Ding Dong School" when I was a little kid..or even Francis Bavier, the actress who portrayed Aunt Bee on "The Andy Griffith Show"
  7. Hoosiers 77 Buckears 65
  8. incrediboy

    Prediction League (Game 31 -Rutgers 3/10/19)

    IU 82 Reddish Nights 64
  9. incrediboy

    Prediction League (Game 30 - @ Illinois 3/7/19)

    Hoosiers 62 Biting Illini 55
  10. Race's entry into the game was just before halftime. What encourages me most is maybe -- and this is a big maybe -- the game finally slowed down today for Green. It's the end of his junior year, and it should have happened sooner. But if he's gotten over that hump which has had him playing helter-skelter more often than not, perhaps he won't be turnovers waiting to happen every other game.
  11. incrediboy

    Prediction League (Game 28 - Wisconsin 2/26/19)

    Hoosiers 66 BADgers 59
  12. incrediboy

    Prediction League (Game 27 - @ Iowa 2/22/19)

    Two days ago I'd have said no way we would win, but Iowa has shown its traditional late-season swoon losing at home to Maryland and we actually played like a basketball team at home against Purdon't. Hoosiers 68 Wrens 64
  13. incrediboy

    Prediction League (Game 26 - Purdue 2/19/19)

    IU 64 Purdon't 62
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