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IU/Butler/Notre Dame

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  1. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    LOL! I think you’re correct although One could argue he seems to not know some of his guards exist NOW as it appears there ain’t much back court coaching being done ........
  2. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    It would be a glorious sight ...gonna take a lot of work and another ten pounds this summer as well as some other people turning us down though I’m afraid
  3. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I wouldn’t say any of this is wrong ...snow finally gave him some attention this fall after Charlie Hughes shootout ....I hope the best for him as well wherever that is also great reference I was at that game ! Saw Kline Randolph and oak hills odle many times while at Blackford !
  4. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Ok I’m as big a fan of the kid as you’ll find ...and I actually think you’re both totally correct : 1. I think the comparison to the kids listed who are scoring higher than brown is skewed because it includes home school and Christian league performances ( yes I realize criticizing completion level when Luke plays for Blackford is casting stones in a glass house lol) but you guys know I’ve taken the time to watch videos of many of the kids on that list and it’s not close ...if you put luke in the same league as the murr kid luke could score 60 per game ...2A Indiana basketball is as or more competive and skilled than many states bigger programs 2. I think you actually both agree on the aau scenario and just don’t realize ...the point is like could show a lot this summer and still get his power 6 offers or he could not show up well and go to an Akron or a Kent state and either A) make the tourney be a big success and make us regret it or b) just have a so so campaign in which case the detractors can say I told you so and the kid gets a free education ...it will be fun to watch either way 3. with regards to colson Montgomery ...he is the first topic other than Luke I’ve posted on as a member of this board ...he’s a solid player and I’ve now seen three of his games including the one against Blackford ...I think he’ll be a pro ball player and most basketball attention is as an acquiesced “ helping hand” to each schools baseball program because he wants to be a two sport athlete and he’s THAT good at baseball .....that being said even if he’s not big ten caliber he’s solid and he’s got pro level athleticism and he’s at least 4 if not 5 inches taller than brown ...that game specifically was as the most impressive performance I’ve ever seen Luke have because he played solid defense on Montgomery and he was his exclusive assignment for 80% of the game ...if you have a free minute go watch the game on bruinsportsnetwork on YouTube ...I didn’t think he had that in him but he showed me something new even having seen him play over 50 times. Effort And dedication goes a long way
  5. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I’m on the same page here ...” fringe guys “ not only have hurt us they have also built a lot of success for the butler program so I’ve seen it help AND hurt .....I think fringe guys have a common characteristic ( chip on shoulder / hard workers ) typically ....things like shooting and ball handling can constantly be improved and those are the types that tend to excel in the areas that can be improved on and right now it is one of our teams biggest weaknesses ...if brown is too small for defense I don’t want him embarrassed nor iu to waste a spot but if he proves capable he can definitely help in those areas
  6. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I think this is also fair because if I hadn’t spent as much time watching him as I have ...and if I hadn’t been able to personally witness his worth ethic and character ...I likely wouldn’t be pushing for him and I may , in fact , have some of the critiques that many of the people who haven’t seen him play have
  7. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    He played in every game on their schedule except the end so I mean technically this post is accurate ...also his usage was higher while Kaufman was hurt
  8. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I share this outlook ...I think his offensive game transfers well and I also think his 40% 3pt percentage is deceiving because he will maybe get 5 or 6 open threes per year and I’m not exaggerating that number...every one he takes is off the dribble or a step back so if he wasn’t the focal point I think his percentages would be even better
  9. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I could see this being true I think he would fit will with Akron and groce
  10. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    That he did
  11. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I think that’s fair but I also think there was a domino effect because they said they hadn’t been approached by half those schools nor noticed any of them at the other tourneys so a couple of those may have been retaliation type offers ....I agree with you I wouldn’t offer a kid I hadn’t seen live many times
  12. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Thanks for the lander info I had heard something similar but wasn’t ever given a confirmation ....and you’re correct there are probably six stories ...I’m not so naive to think that the one I got is automatically accurate in fact the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle ....you know I’m a big supporter but the majority of the mac offers actually came after the NCAA invite program in Illinois where he performed really welll but not with IE it was like a separate event from what I understand
  13. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I think he’s big ten caliber ( northwestern or Iowa maybe ) but maybe not a good fit for iu’s scheme or current roster ...brown is listed 6’2 but I actually think he’s closer to 6’ than 6’2 ...no idea on whether or not McIntosh is the same way
  14. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Great post great example ....aj graves from butler was ranked even lower identical size ...Jordan bohannon Iowa
  15. IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    No he played Indiana elite platinum the whole season and during a tournament towards the end of the year he didn’t get the time that had been discussed ...my understanding is his dad asked if they wanted to move a different direction and they told him no and as a way to appease the disagreement they offered to pay to send him to the 2020 gold team tournament in California so my understanding is he played up a grade for that tourney but down a competition level from platinum to gold and I do think he scored well in that tourney but I have no clue who he played against ...IE , rather maddeningly didn’t keep stats which drives me nuts and those games weren’t on live feed so I don’t know if he played against anyone committed anywhere. I know during the platinum season with 2021 he played top level players ( with and against ) I got to watch one day live and then their Texas tourney was live feed ...He lead the platinum team in assists and scored moderately and with the 2021 gold I know nothing about the kids he played with except the gizzi boy from new pal....that’s my understanding If it helps at all
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