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  1. NashvilleHoosier

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    My completely uneducated opinion.....LSU. It appears to be the only one he bought a specific size fitted hat.
  2. NashvilleHoosier

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    What about other grad transfers? They wouldn't impact '20 scholarship availability and we have certainly have room and needs to fill. Are we set with Brunk or do you see the staff pursuing others in the grad transfer market?
  3. NashvilleHoosier

    It’s that time of year again....

    The only thing worse is taking a WHOLE DAY off from checking the board, coming back to see 2 new pages on the Anthony Harris thread that is 99% arguing over who ruined Robert Johnson's 3-point shot.
  4. NashvilleHoosier

    2019 April Evaluation Period

    Sheesh, man. And Archie took Dayton to the Elite 8. Dayton isn't a basketball wasteland but he took them to as many NCAA tournaments in his tenure than they had been to in the previous 25 years. And the single point of why we look at Bennett and some other coaches records during their first few years is to show that there are GREAT examples of elite level coaches who had very unspectacular starts to their current coaching positions. Therefore it would be ridiculous to write Archie off at this point. Whew....it may be time to dive head first into baseball season.....or like....yoga.
  5. NashvilleHoosier

    Romeo Langford Declares For NBA Draft

    Ah, got it. That's the part I was missing. Thought I read otherwise, but that makes sense. So its sounds like there are two main options for declaring. With or without an agent. With an agent you have to go through the draft and can only return if undrafted (and it sounds like you have to have participated in the combine).
  6. NashvilleHoosier

    Romeo Langford Declares For NBA Draft

    It probably has a lot to do with the rules changing. For the past couple of years you could declare and still come back after getting feedback. Now you can even hire an agent to go through the process, get the feedback, and still come back if you cut ties with the agent. You can even wait to see if you get drafted and if you don't, still come back (the way I understand it). If you're an underclassmen and have a chance at the NBA, there is nothing to lose by declaring.
  7. NashvilleHoosier

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I was a student during the 2002 run. It was spring break in PCB during the first weekend of the tourney, then the sweet 16/elite 8 the next weekend, then final four weekend (was lucky enough to get my name drawn in the lottery for 2 tickets so my roommate and I drove down to ATL), then little 5 week/weekend after that. It was an amazing/thrilling/exhausting roller coaster month that I'll never forget. No clue what my grades ended up being that semester....
  8. NashvilleHoosier

    Romeo Langford Declares For NBA Draft

    Don't the rules now state you can even sign with an agent to help with the process but still pull your name and return? I don't think Romeo does this, just thought I heard that somewhere.
  9. NashvilleHoosier

    2019-2020 Basketball Schedule

    I've been wondering this too. There are like 74 holiday tournaments. How are never involved in any of them? Granted, many are not that desirable but between the Preseason NIT, the Maui, the one in the bahamas, puerto rico, Vegas, more that I can't think of right now....do we specifically avoid these? It would be a great opportunity for quality wins.
  10. This was the biggest thing I noticed. I didn't watch all of them last night, but I saw far too many smiles. Almost like they were relieved it was over. And the player who Chris (I think) is referring to.....seemed like could not have cared less.
  11. NashvilleHoosier

    2019 Coaching Carousel

    Chris do you see any movement with our assistants? I'm guessing no, but curious if this would be the perfect opportunity to bring on former player like Lewis. I was never a fan of hiring a head coach that had IU ties simply b/c he had IU ties. But having someone on staff that's been here before, I can see value in that.
  12. Alright, let's play the game! Gregg Marshall's start to his Wichita St. career: 1st year: 11-20 2nd year: 17-17 CBI 3rd year: 25-10 lost in the NIT 1st round 4th year: NIT champion All in the Missouri Valley. Even though they are in the AAC now, are we really going to lose our minds b/c we got beat by a coach who ALSO didn't get his team to the NCAA tournament this year? Can we REALLY say we'd never miss the tournament if we had a coach that took FIVE years to get to the tournament in his current job? No. Just stop. He had his time to get his system/culture/players in place. Then he became a hot commodity. But there is no guarantee at all that we'd be better off if he was our coach for the last 2 years.
  13. Year 1: 16-15 no postseason Year 2: 19-16 NIT quarterfinals I referred to this in some other thread but you can find examples of high level coaches all over the place whose first 3 years (or more) somewhere didn't include anything special. I hate having to be patient, but it is necessary. That said, time to turn the page and get some real buy in this summer. Whoever is on the fence, best of luck finding a better fit somewhere. Fill the holes with guys who also buy in to winning now (and can SHOOT!!). There are PLENTY of questions to answer next season. Get to work answering them now.
  14. NashvilleHoosier

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    My biggest worry with him at this point is (although I admit, pretty silly) the attention he's getting for this unlimited ammo cheat code tattoo he has on his arm. That's not even meant to be a knock on Devonte specifically, I would just worry about any kid his age who gets that kind of attention, for that specific thing. He's got a hot hand right now, I just hope he plays continues to play pretty smart and doesn't start leaning toward thinking he actually does have unlimited ammo and taking poor shots.
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    2019 NIT Tournament

    I really hope this is our attitude. This season didn't turn out like anyone expected. But it doesn't have to end with such a bitter taste. If we were to go with this damn thing, let's be honest....that is progress! It's not exactly the progress we want (half the fan base believes we should have won the Big Ten and been in the final four this year). But, you can look up a ton of examples of high level coaches who's first few years didn't include anything impressive. No postseason in year 1 --> NIT champs in year 2 is progress! And yes, I understand the challenges ahead in year 3, but I sincerely hope this group takes the opportunity they have and makes the most of it now. We very well could be looking back in 7 or 8 years like Michigan or Virginia or Villanova fans are right now and thinking, "man remember the struggles we had in Archie's first few years? We were pissed about being in the NIT but look at us now!" If we are going to be the program we should be and truly get back among the blue bloods, it won't be built in 2 seasons.