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Honkyman

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  1. Honkyman

    Ed Schilling leaving

    IU needs a first rate recruiter with the ability to bring in players from outside the state. We haven't signed a player outside of Indiana in two years. This team needs an upgrade in talent and it can't come from within the state alone.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Maryland has a beautiful, modern arena? I live 10 miles from the University of Maryland campus and attend the IU-Maryland games every year. The arena may be new but it is hardly beautiful. In fact, it is ugly imo and quite difficult to maneuver. Parking is a nightmare. Seating is not good unless you happen to have tickets at court level. There may be no perfect college basketball arena and IU's might not be among the best, but let us not lavish praise where praise is not warranted.
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    Schilling's one job this year was to land Keion Brooks, the son of a player Schiller coached. His failure to do that along with not really contributing meaningfully in any other way cost him his job. Archie recognizes that he needs a better staff and that's a good thing.
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    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    If the turn-around happens this 2019-20 season then he would be a year ahead of Crean. I'm in the "let's see what happens this year" mode. The team has talent and if it doesn't produce then it is time to think about what next.
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    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    The transformation of a basketball team from mediocre to very good can happen quickly and somewhat unexpectedly. It happened during Tom Crean's tenure when the team went from 12-20 in year three to 27-9 in year four (the year of the Watford shot against Kentucky). Of course, Crean wasn't able to sustain the success of that squad for more than two years. But the point is if the pieces are there to make a dramatic improvement--and in my opinion IU has the talent to have a good year--then it can happen quickly. It began to look like such a turn-around would happen last year until the bottom fell out during conference play. Obviously, if Coach Miller can't show improvement this coming season, he is in trouble (though he will get four years before he is pushed out).
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    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    IU doesn't deserve to be a 2019-20 pre-season top team based on its performance last season and the fact that the top two players are gone. That said, this team has the potential to surprise assuming key players stay healthy and certain players take a step forward in development.
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    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    Green is the only player currently on the IU squad who can shoot the 3 with any kind of reasonable accuracy. With the top two scorers (Langford & Morgan) gone, the team's success next year really depends on Green's ability to play with consistency. If we see the Green who played well at the end of the season, IU should make the tournament.
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Brandon Newman led the Indiana All-Stars with 18 points including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Too bad he's going to Purdue. He is going to be a good ball player for them.
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Damezi Anderson was listed as 6'7" on the IU roster this past season.
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    (2019) PG Austin Van Zyl

    Reporters don't write the headlines, editors do.
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    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    Some people require more detailed explanation.
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    We definitely have not shown evidence that we can be a top 10 program in 2019-20. But even if Jerome isn't available next season, we are adding three pretty good new players who will likely contribute and some talented returning players. It is not a team that will contend for the national championship, but it is team with the talent to win enough games to make it to the tournament. That would be a step forward which I think is all most IU fans are asking for at this point.
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    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    Walking Boot of Doom--Your charge is patently false. Just yesterday I posted a defense against another poster who attacked Coach Miller for taking Damezi Anderson over Aaron Henry, an in-state player who wound up playing well this year at Michigan State. My recollection is that while IU made Henry an offer, it favored Jerome Hunter over Henry as Hunter was more highly rated and considered the better player at essentially the same position at that time. Henry would have gone to Michigan State even if Anderson had decided on Purdue over IU as many predicted. As a die-hard Hoosier fan since Lou Watson was coach, I don't hesitate to raise criticism nor provide praise for the team and coaches when I believe warranted. Sadly, there are some on this board who prefer to engage in personal attacks when someone raises a point with which they disagree. I am of the opinion that complaining about cheating is increasingly used as an excuse by some fans (not the coaching staff) when a recruiting target chooses to attend a different school. I have made the observation that our recruiting success under Coach Miller has stalled not because of cheating but because of last year's disappointing on-the-court performance and will not likely pick up to the level it was before last year's losing streak until the team starts to win consistently again and shows it is playing to potential. Walking Boot may call that whining. I consider it a legitimate point of view. One may agree or disagree. That is expected. But personal attacks surely are an unnecessary and unproductive response to any post.
  14. Honkyman

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Aaron Henry had planned on choosing IU until Jerome Hunter announced he had decided to go to IU. Damezi Anderson had nothing to do with Henry's decision.
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    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    Losers whine about cheaters. Let's start winning and stop worrying about what other schools are doing to land top players. We have the talent (though 3-point shooting could continue to be a liability). Win in 2019-20 (i.e., compete in the conference and go to the NCAA Tournament) and the rest won't matter.
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