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I think it is fair to say that with several different coaches IU has not had much success with grad transfers. Max was great and Nick was pretty good but we have apparently been after many that said no and the ones not named Max or Nick that said yes were not so successful.

That being said, I have no idea what the hit rate is for grad transfers. Maybe we are doing well because most of these kids don’t work out.

Since those 2 were Crean guys it would be good to have Archie have some success with these kids.




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Lots of yada yada yada on here but the reality is that 2018-19 is over and we are looking at 2019-20 now.  At this moment our starting lineup is 1) Phinisee, 2) Green, 3) Durham, 4) Smith, and 5) Davis.  I don't care where they come from, whether it is an improved player from off the bench, an incoming Freshman, or from someone off the grad transfer list, from this moment on we are looking for players that can BEAT SOMEONE OUT!  I don't want to know how good they will be in 3 or 4 years.  I want to know how good they will be next year, because if we are locked in to that starting five, I don't see significant improvement, though some improvement is to be expected from individual players from one year to the next.  I'm looking for players that make those five look over their shoulders every day and make them bust their butts to stay on top.  Any player that comes to IU and doesn't have a chip on their shoulder and looking for a spot to play, is probably a waste.  Nothing given and everything earned has to be the way to the future.

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3 minutes ago, 8bucks said:

I think it is fair to say that with several different coaches IU has not had much success with grad transfers. Max was great and Nick was pretty good but we have apparently been after many that said no and the ones not named Max or Nick that said yes were not so successful.

That being said, I have no idea what the hit rate is for grad transfers. Maybe we are doing well because most of these kids don’t work out.

Since those 2 were Crean guys it would be good to have Archie have some success with these kids.




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Grad transfers transfer for a reason, usually it is because they were not that successful where they came from and they are looking for the greener grass on the other side of the fence.  If they were great, they probably wouldn't be leaving their old school.  Sometimes they are right.  More often than not they are not.

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1 minute ago, BottomLine said:

Grad transfers transfer for a reason, usually it is because they were not that successful where they came from and they are looking for the greener grass on the other side of the fence.  If they were great, they probably wouldn't be leaving their old school.  Sometimes they are right.  More often than not they are not.

The exception might be the player from a small school without a graduate program that has already graduated.

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19 minutes ago, BottomLine said:

Lots of yada yada yada on here but the reality is that 2018-19 is over and we are looking at 2019-20 now.  At this moment our starting lineup is 1) Phinisee, 2) Green, 3) Durham, 4) Smith, and 5) Davis.  I don't care where they come from, whether it is an improved player from off the bench, an incoming Freshman, or from someone off the grad transfer list, from this moment on we are looking for players that can BEAT SOMEONE OUT!  I don't want to know how good they will be in 3 or 4 years.  I want to know how good they will be next year, because if we are locked in to that starting five, I don't see significant improvement, though some improvement is to be expected from individual players from one year to the next.  I'm looking for players that make those five look over their shoulders every day and make them bust their butts to stay on top.  Any player that comes to IU and doesn't have a chip on their shoulder and looking for a spot to play, is probably a waste.  Nothing given and everything earned has to be the way to the future.

Well, you got straight to the Bottom Line, didn't you?

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14 minutes ago, BottomLine said:

Grad transfers transfer for a reason, usually it is because they were not that successful where they came from and they are looking for the greener grass on the other side of the fence.  If they were great, they probably wouldn't be leaving their old school.  Sometimes they are right.  More often than not they are not.

Plenty of grad transfers from mid-majors are great players who didn’t get recruited by big-time programs out of high school for whatever reason, but now have that option due to a great/good career at a mid-major.  

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2 hours ago, drewheck said:

anybidy know what this is aboutScreenshot_20190410-221007_Instagram.jpeg

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One of the emojis is of someone CRYING. In the photo, the fellas are at a GAME. The other emoji suggests something secretive. ... Some of the guys got together and watched "The Crying Game," didn't want anybody to know about it and Justin is ratting them out. ... Seems fairly obvious to me. 

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heres this nugget nowScreenshot_20190411-001542_Twitter.thumb.jpeg.c1b7c82a0e5bcbfc2df80fab34df82c2.jpeg

 

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That's the second time I've seen that story, verbatim, but on a different screenshot. It's some b.s. someone's spreading out there.

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Hovadipo said:

I’m about to have a “honey we need to talk” sit down with my wife, myself. 

Waiting for the "it's not you, it's me, it will never happen again" moment myself. So weird a good looking IU basketball player and future millionaire has so many "scoring options" 

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