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  1. mbredenk101

    (2019) PG Austin Van Zyl

    Some have said that this feels like a Crean-like desperation recruit. With Archie saying that we will only go after someone that will help us in the 2019 class, I'm going to choose this to have more of the feeling of this being the type of unknown recruit Beilein would get at Michigan that would roast us for 20 point? Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  2. It's clear now what is going on. IU must be an Android school and Memphis is a Mac school. Apple must have promised the parents $ if he chose Memphis and used FaceTime to do it. LQ will endorse the new 2023 AirPods after graduation...and all this time we have been worried about Adidas vs. Nike vs. UA... Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  3. mbredenk101

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I know we need a shooter in the worst way and losing Harris doesn't help, but I can't understand the argument that we NEED more talent to win. Everyone coming back and our recruiting class coming in is a 4 or 5 star (according to 247) coming out of high school except Green, Durham, and Franklin. We have talent, just need development and togetherness. Watford and LQ would be great if it happens, but we really just need guys that are sold out for IU, can shoot the rock, and play nasty D. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  4. Looks like everything worked out... Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  5. mbredenk101

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    The lean Crean years involved getting 3 star recruits or lower from states out east and down south. I never understood why he would venture out of the state to pick up anyone under a 4 star. There are plenty of 3 stars in Indiana that have dreamed of putting on the jersey. I'd take a 3 star from the state of Indiana over a 3 star from another state any day of the week. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  6. Not sure if this has been stated I this thread or not, but I want to give credit to Archie for the development of the guards. Green, Al, and Phenisee. It seems like he has been criticized some this season for not developing players but I think our group of guards have made some strides. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  7. mbredenk101

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    Will this help us? Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  8. With Gafford from Arkansas deciding not to play in the NIT and enter the draft it got me wondering...do you all think Romeo actually hasn't decided if he is leaving or not next season? CZ came back for his sophomore year so it's not unheard of, and Romeo would gain nothing by playing in the NIT unless he is returning. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  9. mbredenk101

    2019 NIT Tournament

    The NIT was a pipedream 4 weeks ago. The team turned it around and made a push that fell a bit short. We absolutely could have been selected today but were on the wrong side of it. My hope is that our fans can get over it. I fear that the constant negativity that I am seeing on social media is taking a toll on many facets of the program (recruiting, national perception, etc.). I know we sucked for a good portion of the season, but we have been playing our best basketball at the end of the season, minus the Ohio State game. I want the team to make a run, if for no other reason than to have positive momentum in the locker room before going into the off season. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  10. mbredenk101

    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    It's the only game where I feel like we were actually able to see what this offense and defense are capable of when the players execute. We were loaded with confidence in that game. Duke humbled us and it's been a struggle to gain confidence since. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  11. mbredenk101

    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    I haven't coached so I will not claim to know x's and o's but I do know that if you don't make shots you make it very hard on yourself to be in a position to win and have confidence doing it. If you get down by 15??...forget it. As it has been mentioned in this thread, we have missed A LOT of open looks. Teams pack it in on us in the lane and we have no way to shoot out of it to compete. The only game we have been able to put together this year is when we played Marquette...9-20 (45%) from 3 and 35-55 (64%) overall. Make shots and we have a different offensive flow (more spacing and gaps in the defense) and different looking team (more confidence). Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  12. I'm not going to claim to know if it makes a difference or not but I would imagine that coaches recruit players that have a particular mentality when it comes to matching their style of play. For example, Crean generally seemed to get guys that could score, had no interest in playing defense, and were mentally weak when it came to crunch time. (I say generally because VO, CZ, and JH were a blip in his radar.) Miller comes in and completely flips the script and is defensive minded and demands that first over offensive scheme. Seems to me that we have the unfortunate perfect storm of players that were not recruited for a structured defensive first system trying to fit....but they aren't fitting very well. How do you change a players mentality from "outscore your opponent" to "defense starts the offense"? I don't know the answer but I think as the roster begins to turnover we may start seeing Archie's stuff come around. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  13. mbredenk101

    So some concerns I’m having...

    Not sure if this has been posted on here but I figured it might add a little perspective to those that feel Knight's way is the only way. This is a quote from an article in the Indystar dated March 2, 2018...10.5 months ago: “Patience is not something a lot of fans have,” Knight said. “But this kid (Miller) is going to do a good job. Why? Because he can coach. Most of the coaches I’ve known, can’t coach. You folks are going to appreciate him, but it ain’t gonna happen in a year." I doubt Archie forgot how to coach since he has arrived. It's been a tough stretch for sure but let's see how he rights the ship. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BtownBanners mobile app
  14. mbredenk101

    IUBB at Wisconsin - 1/2/18 @ 7:00 E.T.

    These guys were not recruited to do anything Archie is wanting them to do. They were recruited to run up and down the floor as fast as they can with no reguard for protecting the ball or for playing any type of defense..he may never reach this team. Sent from my SM-G955U using BtownBanners mobile app