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  1. Happy for the win. But continued poor 3-point shooting will plague this team against better competition. Green may or may not help in that department. Green is streaky so when he's on that's great. When he's not he'll be like Phinisee was today. Durham, Smith, and Jackson-Davis are carrying this club although Race Thompson had his best game as a Hoosier.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Yes, the offense still looks a bit lethargic. But why not wait for the season to unfold bit before diving into gloom and doom mode? I'm a native Hoosier living in Washington, DC now. I see how the local professional baseball team became World Champions this season after losing its super star to free agency. The Washington Nationals were a better team this year because it had much better chemistry after Bryce Harper left. And, his departure opened opportunities for other players, including younger ones. I'm not saying the Hoosiers will win the 2020 NCAA national championship. But losing Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan while adding TJD, Armaan Franklin, and Joey Brunk is likely to be a net gain. Plus, the loss of Romeo and Juwan will give returning players more of a chance to shine. Give it a chance. BTW, Fred Glass hired the best basketball coach he could get--the only one of the available top coaches who was willing to come to Bloomington.
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    Secret Scrimmage Information

    I'll be really surprised if Archie is playing three guys together for extended minutes that can't handle the ball and create offense off of ball screens. Archie started McRoberts for most of two seasons and he couldn't create any offense.
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    Dakich isn't a journalist. He's an entertainer. He only gets paid to get people listening to his show, not to be journalistically accurate. He sometimes has sports journalists on his show and those people should generally be accurate in their comments.
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    Secret Scrimmage Information

    Justin Smith will be starting at the 3 because of his defensive ability and Archie values defense above all else (though Jerome Hunter could supplant Smith if he shows he can play defense). If Green and Phinisee hit a reasonable percent on their 3-point shots, if our interior offense is more diverse than last year as it should be, and we hit free throws (doubtful if the secret scrimmage is an indicator), then IU will be fine this year.
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    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    Diarra is a good player and someone we could have used. But he committed to a school with a very good coach who undoubtedly told him he could start right away. There was not a realistic opportunity for him to start right away at IU. C'est la vie.
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

  8. D'Andre Davis is an excellent player. He could end up like Aaron Henry--a better college player than some of the other Indiana players who ended up at IU.
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    Hoosier Hysteria

    I was talking about performance in college not high school ranking. IU currently doesn't have any players who have earned top 25 Big Ten conference ranking. I predict that will change this year. I believe by the time all-conference teams are chosen in 2020, there will be at least one or two IU players on the list.
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    Hoosier Hysteria

    I believe Loaded Chicken Sandwich is mostly correct--we don't have a proven top 25 player. We have some very talented players who have been inconsistent, e.g., Green, Smith. We have a talented big in De'Ron Davis who has been hurt most of his career but could be one of the top centers in the league. We have some very good role players who aren't top 25, e.g., Al Durham, Rob Phinisee, but who are critical to IU's success. But we don't have college proven top 25 talent. Trayce Jackson Davis definitely has the talent to be a top 25 player this season, but he is unproven at the college level. I would bet he is top 25 by the end of the year. Devonte Green could be a top 25 player if he plays this season like he did at the end of last season. Jerome Hunter has the talent to be a top 25 player but who knows what kind of player he will be this year after sitting out all last year? I'm not sure why some posters get so bent out of shape when a fan states the obvious--we don't have any proven top 25 players on this team. That's why the forecasters put IU in the 9-11 range. And, based on all the uncertainty and last year's very disappointing season no one should blame them. In the final analysis, teams have to have both stars and excellent role players to truly succeed. Personally, I predict IU will surprise this year and make the NCAA tournament. But all the pieces have to come together. We can only wait and see.
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    Season Predictions 2019-2020

    It is ludicrous to claim that those 8 teams are "locks to make the dance." Maybe half are locks.
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    Hoosier Hysteria

    I hope you are correct, Old Friend.
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    Hoosier Hysteria

    It would be great if Armaan Franklin can contribute in important ways this season but we shouldn't count on it. He obviously doesn't come to IU with anywhere near the scoring ability that Romeo had/has. But he looks to be a solid player with a good future at IU.
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    Hoosier Hysteria

    I'm not convinced there should be one set starting lineup. A better lineup against quick teams might be TJD, Justin Smith, Jerome Hunter, Robert Phinisee, and Devonte Green. The better lineup against many bigger Big Ten teams might be De'Rron Davis, TJD, Hunter, RP, and Green. TDJ looked very quick around the basket at HH and Hunter looked good driving to the basket. Hunter looks more ready to play than perhaps anticipated. They are the most talented players on the team and both need to play as much as possible
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    Hoosier Hysteria

    Romeo versus TJD was all Romero (not counting the dunk contest)