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  1. Demo

    College Bball Thread

    Underwood is a terrific Coach. I’ve seen him knocked by a couple of folks on this board. That’s just nuts. Right now the talent’s not there. But nobody in the conference is any better at creating exploitable matchups. I watch Illinois just to watch Underwood work the game. As an IU fan, I really, really hope their Admin loses patience and makes a move. If they don’t, he’ll get that deal fixed.
  2. Not a tea leaves guy. But as cryptic tweets go, I can’t really imagine a much more positive one than that.
  3. Smith, offensively. He’s just not an instinctive basketball player. He has to see it, and then process it before he reacts. You can literally watch his gears turning. Completely negates any athletic advantage he brings to a matchup. I feel bad for the kid. A lot, not all, of the criticism he gets for effort looks to me like late reaction from poor instincts. Morgan, defensively. Way too many inexcusable misreads for a player who’s played as much as he has.
  4. Demo

    IU vs OSU 2/10/19

    Nobody on our team would have taken the look Jackson just made.
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    IU vs OSU 2/10/19

    If I was the father of a recruit, the question I would ask is, “Your staff in 2 yrs has not shown the ability to improve skills. What are you going to do differently to improve my son’s skill set?”
  6. Demo

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Yeah, if you’re going to have an elite skill, he’s got the one to have. Great balance. Quick, simple release. Love it. Doubt if he ever gets into slumps. Handle looks pretty tight. Seems to see the whole floor. But, athletically, he’s a mile away. Doesn’t run well. No explosion downhill. Doesn’t move well laterally. We’ve all heard the comparisons to Zeisloft and Roth and Damon and Alford. He’s not as athletic as any of them. He’s really going to have to mature physically to have any chance to defend. Today he has no chance. A kid like Armaan Franklin would embarrass him. His inability to stay frontal would create constant defensive scramble situations. I would love to say I think he has a chance to be a Jordan Bohanon. I think that’s the only chance he has to play for Archie. CAM doesn’t seem interested in 6’1” guys playing off the ball. But right now, IMO, he’s got a long way to go. But that shot gives him a chance and makes him worth a follow. Does anyone know his AAU plans?
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    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Sir, thanks for posting this. The back and forth on this kid, given how few people have actually seen him, is fascinating. Really looking forward to this game.
  8. Demo

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    Every time I watch Simmons he’s really good. Every time. The guy needs to pay me like 150k/year to just watch all of his games. He’d be a 15 mil player.
  9. Demo

    (2020) PG - Caleb Love

    A good turnout of Coaches. Cuonzo Martin was there. Brad Underwood, Travis Ford from SLU, Assts from Oklahoma and Kansas St. I’ve seen Love better offensively, but on 4 viewings, this was pretty typical. He doesn’t shoot it well. Will float for stretches. Average passer. When he decides to attack he can create a lot of contact and either finish or get fouled. He can be a nasty defender. McKinney is a spectacular athlete, but there were maybe 4 occasions where Love absolutely locked him up. He’s got great traits. Just not convinced it adds up yet. I forget sometimes he’s a Jr.
  10. Demo

    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Brutal choice. The Pats for obvious reasons, or Stan Kroenke, who is one of the all time POS’s? Best case scenario for me is that both teams are just unwatchably bad. So far, so good.
  11. Demo

    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    Normally, I would agree. But I think we will need this win to be as impressive as possible. Same reason I’ve been watching Marquette and Louisville all year.
  12. Given the circumstances, De’Ron’s was probably my favorite performance of the year. Impossible to have called that. That kid has brass.
  13. Demo

    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    Blatantly illegal screen
  14. Demo

    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    Yeah, because soft kids make tough shots on the road all the time.
  15. Demo

    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    You mean like that?