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Class of '66 Old Fart

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  1. 4-star rated Anthony Harris is reported as 6'3" 180 lbs. and is from Fairfax, VA, and attends Paul VI Catholic High School. Described as a PG or CG depending whose site you look at. Plays for Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL circuit, Harris has been a key player on a 16-0 team. He averaged 8.3 points and hit 54 percent of his threes (13 of 24). He is known for playing hard on both ends of the floor and being a team leader. During his high school season, Harris was quoted as saying that his perimeter shot was an area of emphasis for future improvement. If his performance on the EYBL is any indication, he is making nice progress there. Harris holds approximately 15 offers, with Virginia Tech, Florida State, Louisville, Georgia, Maryland and Wake Forest viewed as the leaders. 247 Rivals ESPN For whatever reason, Harris' name appears in only 14 of his AAU team's 16 box scores. Anthony Harris '19 (CG) - Team Takeover Has IU Offer Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's Stls. Blks. 4/20 W 7 3 8 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 4/21 W 12 5 10 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 4/21 W 4 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 4/22 W 9 2 10 4 4 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 4/27 W 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 4/28 W 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4/28 W 16 7 8 1 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 4/29 W DID NOT PLAY 5/11 W 5 1 4 3 4 0 1 2 8 3 1 0 5/12 W 6 0 6 6 6 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5/12 W 13 5 9 3 4 0 1 2 3 1 4 0 5/13 W DID NOT PLAY 5/26 W 10 4 5 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 0 5/26 W 7 3 6 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 5/27 W 10 3 5 1 2 3 4 1 7 1 2 0 5/27 W 9 3 4 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 Avg 8.3 49% 79% 54% 2 3 1 1 0 # Gms 14
  2. Class of '66 Old Fart

    College Bball Thread

    But if the story is accurate, all the cards are now in LSU's hands. The NCAA doesn't have to prove anything. A simple notice of Level 1 or Level 2 violations and LSU can get rid of him.
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander

    Chad Lindskog - Evansville Courier & Press Khristian Lander was your everyday teenager nearing the end of a pedestrian freshman year at Reitz High School this time last spring. Those locally may have already heard about his tremendous basketball potential by then. Maybe they simply knew him for the highlights in his poofy hair — or perhaps they'd seen his highlight reel. Lander has always been a kid who plays hard and does the little things, but he was still young, something of an enigma. He received his first college scholarship offer from IUPUI last April 23. Then Illinois offered July 31. Purdue and Indiana came calling next. By the time his sophomore season started, he held offers from Kansas and five Big Ten Conference schools and found himself on Kentucky's and Louisville’s radars, among others. The spotlight now is fully focused on Lander, a do-it-all 6-foot-1 point guard considered a five-star recruit. He is ranked No. 13 nationally in the Class of 2021 by 247sports, No. 16 by ESPN and No. 23 by Rivals. He was named co-MVP of the Underclassmen All-American Classic last month. He then attended the Team USA Junior National Team Minicamp during the Final Four in Minneapolis. Lander also isn't close to achieving his goals. “Just how your life changed in a matter of months, it can go back to Khristian Lander being nobody,” his trainer, Cardell McFarland, will occasionally remind him. “You have to stay humble and keep working.” Lander's widespread attention ranges from the country’s best college coaches to the rest of us in Evansville. They’ve taken notice of how good he already is at the sport he truly loves. He’s probably the most famous 16-year-old in Southern Indiana considering basically every time he posts to Instagram, he generates more than 1,000 likes. “It’s kind of fake love, whatever you want to call it,” Lander said. “They weren’t trying to talk to me before and now they are. I know who the real people are in my life and who the fake people are as well. I can tell if they like me for me or for what I do, like, sport-wise.” What many don’t see are the three-hour training sessions three-to-four days per week or the shootarounds when it’s only him inside the gym, determined to improve. Indiana coach Archie Miller has made multiple visits to Reitz, including two weeks ago, on the first day the recruiting dead period ended. Illinois came to see him Tuesday evening. This weekend, Lander will be in the Dallas area with his Indiana Elite AAU team for the adidas Gold Gauntlet, which coincides with the first weekend of the spring coaches are allowed to evaluate in person. He is growing into his body after starting high school at 5-11. Lander is a quick left-handed guard who doesn’t overdribble and can explode toward the rim. He admits his shot needs to be more consistent, but he’s working on it. “People think that the kid just woke up one day and automatically started drawing interest and getting attention from college coaches,” McFarland said. “He puts in the work.” Lander increased his production across the board and jumped from 13.7 to 22 points per game to go along with 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists for a 12-12 Panthers team with just one senior. McFarland was a standout at Bosse and then a Division II All-American before eventually going on to have a professional career overseas. He serves as one of Lander’s mentors along with his parents, Keith and Brandie. Not many who have come before him have received this much attention. Lander already is one of the most highly regarded players ever from Evansville. The last was JaQuan Lyle, who once was ranked the No. 8 Class of 2014 recruit and is still playing collegiately at New Mexico. “It’s not a common thing to make it out of Evansville, so I’m trying to be one of those rarities,” Lander said. “I think I could go to the league someday — the NBA — if I stay grounded, get stronger, stay in the gym and on my schoolwork.” Back when Lander was still in seventh grade, he occasionally made his way to Reitz to practice with some of the Panthers. He held his own and he acted like he was a leader. By eighth grade, his buzz picked up on the grassroots circuit after he made a game-winning shot against the Milwaukee Spartans’ big man Michael Foster, now considered the No. 5 player in the Class of 2021. Lander has shown he won’t shy away from any challenge. This summer, he’s the only person on his AAU team, Indiana Elite 2020, playing up a grade. He wanted to be the youngest guy because in college he’s going to be a freshman going against seniors, so he might as well acclimate now and further his comfort as the floor general. The irony in all of that? “He’s a pretty shy kid, he’s a quiet kid,” McFarland said. “If he knows you, he’s outgoing, he likes to joke around and have fun. He likes to be with his family, but other than that, he’s just a laidback kid.” He’ll be an upperclassman next year and – if he wasn’t already – he’ll be the best player in the city on a Reitz team with potential seemingly as high as Lander’s. They’re basically all still growing into their bodies and will come of age together. Lander has goals greater than himself. “I feel like we can be really, really good,” he said. “Even though we’re young – we were young this past year with one senior – but this next year, we have a good chance to go far in the tournament.” Remember, Khristian Lander is still your everyday high school sophomore. He enjoys music, fashion, his family and, of course, basketball. He and his father have matching tattoos of their initials. Except, dad has a king crown and son has a prince crown. Lander is going to continue to develop as a player and mature as a person. Meanwhile, he’s trying to make the most of every opportunity, because he knows how much life can change in a summer. “It feels like a dream to be honest because I never thought this early in my high school career I would be at those blue-blood schools,” he said.
  4. Class of '66 Old Fart

    College Bball Thread

    Ross Dellenger of SI.com - The details of the meeting between LSU and basketball coach Will Wade on April 12 are becoming clear. As part of his reinstatement, the coach made concessions in his contract, according to documents obtained by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger as part of a public records request. Under two amendments he agreed the school add to his contract, LSU can fire Wade for cause if he is found to have committed Level I or Level II NCAA violations, or if the NCAA infractions committee issues a formal notice of Level 1 or Level 2 violations to LSU involving the coach. Wade also agreed to waive the $250,000 in performance bonuses he contractually earned in 2018–19 and agreed not to sue the school if he were fired over NCAA violations.
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal

    And Ivey's dad was a ND football player. I'd heard from friends up north that he would go to either ND or Butler. Archie didn't waste his recruiting time as from what I was told Ivey had made it clear he had no interest in us.
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    I liked seeing Izzo's name on that list.
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Series of tweets from Adam Zagoria‏Verified account @AdamZagoria In an FBI-recorded video shown to the jury today Christian Dawkins quoted Sean Miller about making payments to Deandre Ayton during his recruitment: ‘I’m taking care of everything myself. I wanna bring you in. I’ll turn over everything to you.’ Marty Blazer testified : ‘I understood that to mean he had been taking care of payments for Deandre Ayton. Sean Miller was taking care of everything for Deandre Ayton and his family.’ Dawkins on the FBI video: ‘’Sean Miller has to know everything that goes on. I can call Sean and have a conversation like this is what’s going on. He’ll talk on the phone about stuff he shouldn’t talk on the phone about.’ Dawkins on the FBI video: ‘Rick Pitino May be the only person who doesn’t know what’s going on’ Dawkins on video on paying Book Richardson : ‘Like a Book, that makes sense to give him four grand a month because he’s got the No. 1 pick - every year they got a Top-10 pick’ There’s no proof Dawkins made contact with all these guys but he was targeting them to funnel him players. Many other schools listed too. A screenshot of a Christian Dawkins text entitled ‘These are my guys’ had Sean Miller and Book Richardson listed first. The list also included Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo, Will Wade, Marvin Menzies and Kevin Keatts Dawkins atty Steve Haney said since government brought up conversations between Dawkins and Sean Miller, he will file a motion Thursday morning to have Judge Ramos reconsider ruling that barred Miller from being called to testify for the defense.
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal

    Galloway is one tough defender. He pretty much shut down Brooks when CMA played LaLu and Jalen Blackmon was a non-factor when CMA played Marion in the tournament until Galloway picked up his 4th foul. I think Galloway will get more floor burns going after loose balls and he'll get more rebounds. I really do hope we get both but if not, Galloway is my preference.
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    OOPS! 'Nother senior moment. First one since the last one.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    ESPN's latest Top 100 in this class. http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/view/espnu100/sort/rank/class/2020 #12 Jalen Suggs #14 Isaiah Jackson #23 Nimari Burnett #27 Caleb Love #32 Cam'Ron Fletcher #36 Dawson Garcia #40 Andre Jackson #44 Ethan Morton #47 Keon Johnson #86 Ben Carlson #92 Davion Bradford #93 Lynn Greer #94 R. J. Davis #97 Mike Saunders
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    ESPN's latest Top 60 in this class. http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/class/2021 #3 Terrence Clarke #11 A. J. Griffin #12 Aminu Mohammed (We've had 2 separate contacts since December.) #14 Kendall Brown #16 Khristian Lander #32 Caleb Furst
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    ESPN's latest Top 25 in this class - no one from Indiana. http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/view/espnu100/sort/rank/class/2022
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal

    I'd have to go with 007 on this one as well. I think Galloway brings more to the table in terms of overall game. I'm happy to take both but if it's an either/or, I prefer Galloway.
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    (2019) SG Lester Quinones

    Some of you need to follow the past several baseball threads to understand that Brass is not 110% negative.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    The grad transfer pickin's are pretty slim and other than a warm body, I'm not sure there's much left to choose from that would actually be of benefit to us.
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    IU Baseball Ranked and Ball St game thread

    First of all to Brass and btownqb thanks for your game updates. Second, a question to Aaron in regards to the steady decline in attendance. In your opinion, would a different mid-week team make a difference? We played PUke on a Wednesday, Kentucky coming up on a Tuesday in May, possibly Cincy or L'ville? Schedules have to work for both parties as well as work with the Indians but I'm just thinking out loud that the game needs someone other than Ball State to bring the attendance back up.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    Jake‏Verified account @jakeweingarten Indiana was in today for four-star Lynn Greer, a source told @Stockrisers. Head Coach, Archie Miller, will watch Greer this weekend.
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    (2019) CG - Anthony Harris to North Carolina

    The grad transfer market is OK to talk about, but that pool is getting slimmer and slimmer. I'm not convinced there's really that much help left out there for what we need.
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    (2019) CG - Anthony Harris to North Carolina

    And who was it that was complaining that it was quiet on btb?
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    Joey Brunk to Indiana

    It's official so let's get him his own thread up and running. Joey Brunk‏ @JoeyBrunk I’ve grown up an Indiana kid & I’m proud of where I come from. Excited to be an Indiana Hoosier & play for Coach Miller. Looking forward to joining the tradition.
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Am I the only one worried that Smith and/or Anderson might bail on us at the proverbial last minute leaving us further in a bind to fill next season's roster? Realistically, they don't have to officially place their names in the Transfer Portal if they already know where their next landing spot is. The Transfer Portal is nothing more than an auction house.
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Adam Zagoria‏Verified account @AdamZagoria Today from the college basketball bribery trial government witness Marty Blazer said between 2010-14 he paid from several hundred to several thousand dollars to FOOTBALL players from: Pitt, Penn St, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, UNC, and Alabama. Personal Note: I'm surprised Blazer wasn't immediately struck by a lightning bolt when he named Notre Dame.
  23. Class of '66 Old Fart

    IU Baseball Ranked and Ball St game thread

    7:00 first pitch Live Stats Radio For the fifth consecutive season, Indiana will head to Victory Field in Indianapolis, taking on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday night. Since 2015, the Hoosiers are 3-1 in Victory Field games. • Tuesday will be the 61st ever meeting between IU and Ball State. The two squads met in Bloomington last Tuesday, with the Hoosiers earning a 14-3 victory. • Indiana leads the all-time series between the two schools, 34-26. • Indiana Head Coach Jeff Mercer is in his first season with the Hoosiers and his 10th overall year in coaching collegiately. He has posted an 104-61 career record after leading Wright State to winning seasons in each of his two years with the Raiders, including a 2018 Horizon League title and NCAA Regional appearance. • Ball State head coach Rich Maloney is in his second stint and 14th season overall as head coach with the Cardinals. He led Ball State to its sixth-straight 30-win season in 2018 and has won four MAC regular season titles with the program. • Indiana is coming off a weekend where it took two of three games from the Michigan State Spartans, and are atop the Big Ten standings heading into this weekend's clash with Minnesota. • IU has jumped into the national polls this week, ranking 23rd by D1Baseball.com, 24th by Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball, and 25th by Perfect Game. • The Hoosiers come into Tuesday as the nation's leader with 71 home runs. • Aditionally, Indiana enters the week leading the Big Ten in slugging percentage (.484, 9th nationally) and runs (288, 29th), and is third in doubles (79, 41st). • IU's pitching staff is first in the Big Ten in WHIP (1.21, 16th nationally) and strikeout to walk ratio (2.63, 28th), is second in hits allowed per nine innings (7.27, 13th), ERA (3.38, 20th) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.5, 33rd), and is third in shutouts (3, 40th) and walks per nine innings (3.61). • Senior utility player Matt Lloyd enters the week first in the Big Ten in home runs (13, 15th nationally), slugging percentage (.664, 38th) and RBI (40), and is third in total bases (97, 38th) and sacrifice flies (4). • Sophomore Cole Barr paces the Big Ten with Lloyd in home runs (13, 15th nationally), and is fifth in slugging percentage (.580). • Junior Matt Gorski is second in the Big Ten in runs (39), RBI (37) and stolen bases (14), and is fourth in home runs (10, 46th nationally) and total bases (87). • Senior Pauly Milto is second in the Big Ten in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.67, 14th nationally), walks allowed per nine innings (1.15, 14th), WHIP (0.91, 31st), and wins (6, 36th), and is third in strikeouts (69, 61st). • Junior Andrew Saalfrank paces the Big Ten in strikeouts per nine innings (13.6, 12th), is fourth in strikeout to walk ratio (4.86, 62nd) and strikeouits (68, 69th) and is fifth in wins (5). He has posted double-digit strikeouts in his last four starts. • Since the start of the 2008 season, Indiana leads the Big Ten in wins (412) and conference wins (171). The Hoosiers have made six NCAA Regionals over that span, the most out of any current Big Ten team.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    Endless Motor Sports on Donovan Johnson - Wildcats Select wing Donovan Johnson had a productive weekend during Session I of the Adidas Gauntlet. Donovan displayed a tantalizing mix of size/length/fluidity/shotmaking in Indianapolis. A three-level scorer without dominating the ball, Johnson shot well from beyond the arch, while taking advantage of mismatches in the post by simply raising up from midrange or bullying smaller defenders in the post for easy buckets. On one notable play during a Sunday morning matchup with Kevon Looney Elite, the Pittsburgh area native only needed 1 dribble to get from half-court all the way to the rim before converting a routine layup. That type of stride is something that simply cannot be taught. The production is already there, as 13.3 points and 4 rebounds per game on nearly 48% from the floor through Session I of the Gauntlet Series is impressive in its own right. However, the best part about Johnson is undoubtedly upside, as he’s not even close to scratching the surface of his ceiling. With prototype NBA size for a wing player and the ability to score from nearly any spot on the court, Donovan has the look of one of the very best prospects in the country with continued skill development and additional muscle mass. NOTE: At Indpls. he played 4 games and avgd. 13.8ppg on 48% FG; 33% on 3's; 67% FT; 4 reb; 2 asst ;1 TO.
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