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  1. Bigred3588

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    I remember seeing him on Fee checking out the freshman girls that were sunbathing quite frequently. Always found it a bit creepy tbh
  2. Bigred3588

    (2020) SG Trey Galloway To IU

    Ahh ok. Makes a lot more sense now. We could really use that kind of shooter at the moment.
  3. Bigred3588

    (2020) SG Trey Galloway To IU

    I didn’t know if you were agreeing with my comment or citing Brian Evans as a counter to what I was saying. My bad man, it’s just a little difficult to decipher the meaning of your post when it’s limited to the name of a player that I’m not old enough to remember.
  4. Bigred3588

    (2020) SG Trey Galloway To IU

    You’ll have to clarify; I was 4 years old when he began his college career.
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    (2020) SG Trey Galloway To IU

    You can have a low release point as long as your release is quick. Galloway appears to be able to put it up quick enough to offset the low release. That said, the numbers make me think his shot needs some work. Regardless, this is probably my favorite player in the state from 2020 and the one I was really hoping we’d get. I think we got a diamond in the rough. Not an immediate impact player but a guy that’s good for the culture and could develop into a very good player. I really like his ability to finish around the rim and through contact.
  6. Bigred3588

    (2021) PG Khristian Lander

    We’ll be going up against all of the top programs in the country before this recruitment is over. The second his ball handling skills catch up to his physical abilities, he catapults into the top 10.
  7. Bigred3588

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I'm probably the person you're referencing and I stand by that comment, especially after reading that interview. He clearly states he wants to win and he wants to go somewhere that he'll have an impact. He also talks about developing a relationship with the coaching staff. If we don't do anything to prioritize him and he sits back and watches IU recruit 4 or 5 other guys at his position before extending an offer when we miss (i.e. treat him like a 12th, 13th scholarship player), I don't see him coming here. I see him going to a school like Purdue and hitting us for 25 and 8 every time we play because his favorite program didn't think he was good enough.
  8. Bigred3588

    (2019) PG Austin Van Zyl

    He is, but I don't think that alone excludes him. I haven't read all of the information on amateurism but it appears that you can play at the professional level and still be eligible as long as you were not compensated in any way. The article/information posted by Stuhoo says he went there on a deal that would allow him to play college ball which leads me to believe his family is footing the bill.
  9. Bigred3588

    (2020) C Zach Loveday

    By definition, "less" is an adjective suffix meaning "without." Ergo, positionless means without having a position. You just described a lineup consisting of 5 distinct positions. Just because you put more than 1 of them in a lineup doesn't mean the "traditional" roles don't need to be filled. You can call them a wing, but one of those wings needs to be able to shoot. It'll just be someone an inch or two taller than your prototypical SG. The other wing still needs to provide some offense as well as some rebounding. Call me crazy, but that sounds eerily familiar to the responsibilities of a SF. The only difference between what you're describing and the way teams have always been built is that traditional bigs are expected to be more athletic/mobile. As far as the IU examples, well, they're honestly kind of counter-productive. We've been using that approach for 8 years and made 2 sweet sixteen appearances. So sure, I guess you can build a program that way. But like I said before, I'm not sure it's the best approach.
  10. Bigred3588

    (2020) C Zach Loveday

    So you'd consider Demarcus Cousins to be a positionless player? You'd trust him to be your primary ball handler and you'd have no problem with him leading the team in 3 point attempts? I picked those two guys because they are the only ones that can do all of those things at a high enough level to negate the need for players that specialize in those skill sets. Sure, there are guys that can do a little bit of all those things, but there aren't enough to say that positionless basketball is the best approach to building a team. Especially if we start talking the college level.
  11. Bigred3588

    (2020) C Zach Loveday

    While I agree with your description, I can’t say I agree with your example. You described a PF that can maintain his handle for 90 feet. Lebron James and Kevin Durant are examples of positionless players. Players like that only come along once or twice in a decade which means it’s probably not the best approach when building a program.
  12. Bigred3588

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Doubtful. I believe he moved there from the Brownsburg area and was originally going to play for Plainfield. That’s what I was told by a Plainfield coach at least.
  13. Bigred3588

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Bohannon was listed at 5’10, 140 lbs at Brown’s age
  14. Bigred3588

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I’m not the least bit worried about his size if we’re talking the college level. Hulls and Ferrell were shorter, Coverdale was about the same height, and we played against two 6’1” point guards this year alone that gave opponents fits (Edwards and Bohannon). People can start the athleticism debate, but that doesn’t concern me much either. A smart player can offset those disadvantages, and Brown appears to be just that.
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    (2021) G Luke Brown

    So, basically, if there’s 1 Luke Brown averaging 35 a game for a 2A school, he MIGHT be worthy of our 13th scholarship. But if there are multiple D1 players on a 2A parochial team and they schedule a couple 4A schools during the season, they’re good to go. I know you don’t share that sentiment, I’m just remarking on the logic at play with some of the posters on this board. I’d be willing to bet most of the same guys questioning his size and level of competition we’re thrilled when we landed Yogi and wished we had gotten Blueitt.