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  1. TXHoosierDaddy

    19/20 Squad = Class Balance

    I saw a video of a lot of the players hanging out at the pool/bbq'ing over the weekend. Definitely the freshman (Franklin, TJD) as well as Davis and Hunter for sure. This stuff goes a long way in that chemistry you speak of. We might have had lots of talent in 2013 and 2016 but you could tell those teams were very close.
  2. 2019 decommit from CWS team Texas Tech. Big time recruit that Mercer and staff are in on. Have to love what this staff is doing. Our lineup next year could be downright scary as he would likely slot in right away like Vecrumba.
  3. Walker hit .210 and although showed promise at times, we shouldn't have an issue replacing him especially with the two JUCO infielders we brought in. Actually there is probably a good chance one of those guys would have beat him out anyways so maybe he saw the writing on the wall.
  4. TXHoosierDaddy

    IU Baseball Commits

    Thanks for sharing. Nice to see a number of IU signees in here Avery Short likely would have been a Friday night starter. When Lemo left he decommited and signed with Lville. However, he got drafted high by the DBacks and signed a minor league contract. Never was going to come to IU so that makes me feel better since he would have been an impact guy from day 1.
  5. Very true. Just hoping we improve on the contact rates, which I have faith we will.
  6. Thanks, updated! I originally had Vecrumba 3. I could see that.
  7. Just for a fun a look at our lineup and pitching staff for next year. Will admit I don't know much about the incoming players outside of Vecrumba being the freshman with the best chance to contribute probably followed by Sharp but I'm not really accounting for much else since it's all a bit of a guessing game. Also, have an impact grad transfer bat in Fucci. SP's: Gabe Bierman (Friday) Tommy Sommer (Saturday) Reese Sharp (Sunday) Key Relievers: Connor Manous Cal Krueger Braden Scott Grant Sloan Lineup Drew Ashley - 2B Grant Richardson - OF Cole Barr - OF Elijah Dunham - OF Ethan Vecrumba - OF Jake Fucci - IB Skrine - dH Justin Walker - SS Jeff Holtz/Hunter Combs - C
  8. TXHoosierDaddy

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    It's one thing to troll the fans but its another to spill negativity towards the coach and team, which is what he has done so much of since Archie and not Alford was hired. Clearly sour grapes all the way. I wish we would ban him from doing games in AH. He doesn't deserve it with how much bashing he does of the program on social media.
  9. TXHoosierDaddy

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    Yep Dakich would have had a bigger field day than he already did. Apparently, he posted a tweet saying Romeo should have been top 5 but dropped to 14 because of IU....something to that effect and then deleted it right afterwards. The trolling would have been unreal. Funny Alford didn't really help Wilkes stock at all the guy Dan wanted so badly here.
  10. TXHoosierDaddy

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    The rules are still incredibly ambiguous and ever changing. In summary, here it is. I believe it also pertains to kids that did hire an agent and were invited to the NBA combine. It will be interesting to see how many kids take advantage of it. Draft: Eligible athletes can return for college play if they notify their athletics director of their intent to do so by 5 p.m. the Monday following the draft. Officials said they anticipate a small number of players would actually take advantage of the new draft rules, but they are unsure of how many yet. Generally, players who are undrafted are unable to return to college play; many go on to play for the NBA’s minor league or overseas. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/09/new-ncaa-rules-allow-mens-basketball-players-have-agents-return-college-if-undrafted
  11. TXHoosierDaddy

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    So many guys entered this draft and went undrafted. Doubt any develop when another year of college could have helped at least half of these guys. Glad they will be changing the rules soon. The list of undrafted underclassmen: Lungentz Dort, Jalen Lecque, Jontay Porter, Louis King, Zach Norvell, Dedrick Lawson, Naz Reid, Simmi Shittu, Kenny Wooten, Kris Wilkes...plenty more just some of the more recognizable recruits and names to this board.
  12. That's huge. Got offered a 500k+ signing bonus. Still waiting on another recruit Reese Sharp - drafted by the Giants in the 28th round. Would bet he comes to IU.
  13. TXHoosierDaddy

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    How about the fact we only seem in on one top 50 kid? Again, not all about rankings but its just surprising.
  14. TXHoosierDaddy

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    New Rivals rankings out: https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2020 #79 Matt Cross # 104 RJ Davis #112 Anthony Leal (down 22 spots) Galloway - NR #38 - Dawson Garcia #69 - Zach Loveday (down 15 spots) Rankings don't mean everything but this is pretty underwhelming...hope again that we can grab another grad transfer guard or pull a rabbit out of a hat somewhere.
  15. TXHoosierDaddy

    College Bball Thread

    Rich get richer. KU adds Mich recruit Jalin Wilson https://www.mlive.com/wolverines/2019/06/former-michigan-basketball-signee-jalen-wilson-chooses-kansas.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wolverines_sf They and UK are absolutely loaded with Mich St. bringing back quite a bit of talent as well.