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  1. Aeggie


    So the only possible answer is a true freshman savior or grad transfer? That's the only way we could shoot better next year? Our worst and most high volume three point shooters are gone and we are returning a few guys that shot good percentages but alright you know it all
  2. Aeggie


    Lol there's a top 20 recruit in our class and that's option G? This board is hooked on histrionics
  3. Aeggie


    99% of schools don't always get their top targets. Every year a bunch of schools are recruiting all of the top 5 players very hard. Kansas, UNC, Arizona, pretty much everyone outside of Duke and Kentucky swing and miss on those guys all the time. When you recruit good players, it's going to be competitive. If we got our top target every year, we aren't recruiting a high enough caliber of player. We could recruit 3-star guys and land our top target every single year probably, but Archie is fighting for recruits that we're competitive for because that's the way to get the best players. And the nature of real competition is that you don't always win. It's the nature of sport itself.
  4. This is just ignorant. Penny was one of the biggest stars of his era just like Grant Hill and injuries shortened his career just like Grant Hill. Before that, he had a great NBA career which included a trip to the Finals. It just sounds stupid to say he never exceeded expectations like he was expected to be drafted 3rd overall out of high school. He wasn't. And Archie hasn't won a championship at the collegiate or NBA level either btw. Never mind all that anyway because it could just as easily be Penny's personality that draws kids or something else. Who cares? I hope Lester chooses us, if he goes to Memphis or elsewhere I hope he does well but I don't care why and none of us will ever really know why anyway
  5. Royce White was a 5* coming out of high school, I believe, and was originally at Minnesota. Jameel Mckay was from Marquette. Korie Luscious was from Michigan State. Will Clyburn from Utah. A lot of those guys were 5* or high 4* guys coming out of high school. He was able to get those guys at ISU because a lot of schools weren't recruiting transfers. Maybe he has identified a bunch of hidden gems in these guys he just got at Nebraska but at a glance it's a much different level of talent than he was able to get off of the transfer market at ISU because he popularized recruiting transfers throughout the sport. He could be a better coach than I think, and I think he's good, and win anyway but he has a tough build ahead of him I think.
  6. Maybe, but will it be enough to get Nebraska a tournament win? He's getting a much lower caliber of transfer than he was when he founded Transfer U at ISU, since most major coaches didn't really consider transfers... but now UNC and UK are taking the top transfers off the market and the best incoming freshmen so the transfer market is as competitive as regular recruiting and Nebraska has relatively similar pull. Hoiberg was getting transfers from high majors at ISU, I don't think any of the guys he has brought in at Nebraska come from high majors unless I missed one. I think he's a good coach so I see him outperforming his talent a bit but I don't think he'll reach the highs he did at ISU.
  7. Christian is not Trendon and Trendon is not Christian. Anyone with a sibling knows they can't read your mind or perfectly represent your views even if you are very close. All that being said he may just be retweeting someone because they said anything positive about his brother. They're talking about how good he is. Mentioning that he could potentially leave after one year just contextualizes HOW good he is as that's a rarefied tier. Or maybe Christian knows who runs the account and is trying to push views to the platform. Could be anything. And no matter what it is Christian is not his brother. You have to really twist yourself into knots to take a tweet written by someone else, retweeted by a recruit's brother for unknown reasons, and take that to imply something negative about the recruit himself. It's powerfully ridiculous.
  8. It's not even a tweet he wrote, how in the world does that reflect upon Trendon in any way, shape, or form?
  9. Most NBA players don't make much of an impact their first few years no matter how long they spent in college
  10. Aeggie

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    He's been in the league for 7 years which means he's almost certainly been practicing and working on becoming a better basketball player for 50 or 60 hours per week. If he was capable of developing a shot, it would've happened by now. People can't see hand-eye coordination like they can length or height but people have maximum potential there just like in physical categories. I say all of that to say that I've never heard of MCW not being a hard worker so it looks like he's maximizing his potential. I didn't say Boeheim said anything outrageous, but I thought he was wrong at the time and still think he's wrong in hindsight. The point was that reasonable basketball minds frequently disagree on players.
  11. 5 upperclassmen and Romeo. I don't think people have caught on to how good Romeo will be at the next level, he's going to be a stud in a more spacious game
  12. Aeggie

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    He didn't live up to his draft position but he has been in the league for seven years which is well over the average length of an NBA career. He certainly didn't leave college too early, staying wasn't going to make him anymore capable of becoming an NBA all-star. He's just not special enough physically at that level. He might "only" make 20 or 30 million in his career but I know I wouldn't consider that a failure, personally.
  13. Aeggie

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Excuse me, but where in the rule does it say anything about top 100 players only? And you had better believe the NBA casts a much, much, much broader net to find their players than the top 100 NCAA and international players. The idea that scouts find this process annoying doesn't reflect any conversation I've ever had with a scout. It's also ridiculous to think that they're going to get the same advice from Archie that they'd get from the league just because we know Archie is a quality coach. They might, they might not. Put a quality player in front of ten quality coaches and they are going to have some different opinions as coaching philosophies obviously vary. Boeheim, a quality coach, thought Michael Carter-Williams wasn't ready for the NBA... Carter-Williams is in his 7th season in the league now. So there's some evidence that a quality coach might disagree with other quality coaching assessments, if you needed any.
  14. Aeggie

    And then...there's this. DeVonte Green

    Based on what? He wouldn't be an elite athlete at the NBA level but he does have the athleticism to play guard in the NBA. His skills aren't at a high enough level yet, but an offseason of mercurial growth is not out of the realm of possibility for any player as much as this board loves being negative. Obviously Buddy Hield was a superior college player to Devonte(he was B12 POY as a junior before returning for his senior year), but even a top line player can have an explosive summer of growth. Maybe hearing from NBA scouts will motivate Devonte more and he'll have his best summer yet. Maybe he would've done that anyway. Maybe it doesn't happen. In any case I don't think talking to some teams and maybe working out in a few open gyms with some NBA guys is going to be a negative.
  15. He feels the same way Cassius does about his impending decision