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  1. lillurk

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    Ok now I REALLY can’t wait to hear Raf say it
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    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    Whether he’s ever a Hoosier, I can’t wait to hear Bill Raftery say his name
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    2019 May AAU Season

    I’m also encouraged by the FT%, which is a good correlative indicator of shooting ability
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    No one asked me, but I think you can imagine a scenario where next year is fine even if it falls short of the long-term expectations we have for the program. Do a few things have to go right? Yes, but no slim-to-no-chance sorts of things. I’ve decided not to get too optimistic because that won’t end well, but if IU shows some progress and makes the tournament, it could be in a good position for the following year.
  5. I figured, but recruiting is weird, man
  6. That would be a weird criteria for whether IU has a chance if that’s what you’re implying.
  7. Chris007 had some insight a page or two back.
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    (2020) PG Ethan Morton to Purdue

    I think he may have played up a year in AAU (@Uspshoosier probably knows if he did), but I was worried about underwhelming AAU #s last year.
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    Team Chemistry Issues?

    I might add that this applies to Smith, too. Does it seem like hustle and attitude could be consistently better? Of course. But the sort of player who can take a beating in the post from Nick Ward on one possession and stay in front of Cassius Winston the next don’t grow on trees. He’s only a sophomore, maturity can still come. Of course I wish that and the offensive breakout had come this year, but I think it’s nuts to write him off.
  10. I do vaguely recall something around that time — if not in the press conference then in an interview. I’m not trying to pester you, Brass, I see that repeated all over the place. Three years to ramp up to peak effectiveness as a team on defense is fair, and overall the defense isn’t the current problem, it’s 32nd in KenPom (though it has been picked apart in conference pla, which is worrying). That’s not where we all hope it will be, but it’s good. I think that’s what @ap2345 meant. By year three you have most of your own personnel, you have players with experience across the roster running it even if they’re not your personnel (think Smith and Durham), you sprinkle in some younger guys who have the ability to fit in, etc. This video covers a huge part of the scheme. If the most notable signature item is to prevent dribble penetration, I would say the way they guard screens and opt not to switch seems a close second.
  11. I’d appreciate a citation where he said the system took three years to learn. Even if he said as much, the idea that the pack line — which is a relatively straightforward variant of man-to-man — takes three years to learn should seem suspicious to anyone who’s ever played basketball. Now, if he said or meant it might take three years for the whole basketball program change to pay dividends, that seems believable.
  12. I assume you’ve omitted Damezi because he’s more of a wing/forward than a guard and not for the same reason you omitted someone else?
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    This may turn out to be true, but it seems less likely to me than either: 1. The staff prefers another guard/wing in 2020 AND doesn’t want 2 such players in the class, or 2. The staff would like some other roster shakeout(s) to happen before offering and feels the waiting is unlikely to jeopardize their chances. Almost no program in the country is too good for a hometown top 100 kid.
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    Genuinely curious what the delay in offering is about here.
  15. Right, thus drive-based stats can be a better measure of defense quality, mich like tempo-free numbers in hoops.