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HoosierTrav

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    HoosierTrav reacted to brumdog45 in Justin Smith Declares   
    I do wonder...offensively, what is the correct way to use him?  He's been a poor man's Troy Williams at best.  At least Troy actually developed enough of a perimeter game that he needed guarded.  Three years into his career, Smith is 20 of 80 from three.
    His best spot is offensively is to be an athletic 4 in today's game, looking to take less athletic 4's off the dribble.  But he seems to be 100% against taking that role.
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    HoosierTrav reacted to Stuhoo in College Bball Thread   
    As a two guard, in his senior year of college Jerry Sloan averaged 17.6 points per game, and 14.7 rebounds per game, (as a guard!) which led him to being the #4 overall pick in the NBA draft. To put that in perspective, no player in 26 years at any position has averaged more rebounds than Sloan did that year as a guard.
    In his ten year NBA career as a two guard he averaged 14.0 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. To put that in perspective, he is the second highest rebounds per game average for a guard in the history of the whole freaking NBA! Oscar Robertson is barely higher at 7.50 rebounds per game. Also, in a 10 year career he was 1st team all-NBA defensive player four times, and 2nd team all-NBA twice. NBA Hall of Famer. Jersey retired at Evansville. 
    That’s pretty great if you ask me.
     
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    HoosierTrav reacted to MoyeNeeded in Indiana MBB 20-21 Rotation Discussion   
    I think we may somewhat be underscoring the value of Race. We looked best as a team the last 3rd of the season with Race on the floor. He brought much more tenacity than Hunter and especially Smith. He was extremely tough on the boards and his improvement on the defensive end and hustle was notable. Several blocks in the paint and on breaks. If improvement with him and Hunter, Smith will not be missed IMO
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    HoosierTrav reacted to mdn82 in Indiana MBB 20-21 Rotation Discussion   
    I get it where it would be convenient. From my angle most every decent team in America isn’t deeper than we are. You have to have your horses on the court. You can’t really plan on having talent that could play many minutes at any other college on the bench. It starts to mess with chemistry. We will miss the good Justin Smith for sure. But I think outside of TJD and Brunk being in the game at the same time we just opened the lanes up for our guards, a lot.

    Race is going to have to be that junkyard dog Archie wanted Justin to be. This pretty much means Hunter has to be on point when the season starts too. A combo of Hunter and Race have to take over the good things Justin did. If we don’t see improvement in our offense with things opening up, I think we would all agree we will know where we stand with Archie in mostly agreement.


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    HoosierTrav reacted to WayneFleekHoosier in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    Honestly excited to see if he is the same Justin Smith at his next stop. I expect him to devour smaller less talented teams and be humbled by like talented squads.


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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from mdn82 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    Agree. I can’t remember where I seen it but a big percentage of top teams have 7-8 man rotations. 
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    HoosierTrav reacted to mdn82 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    Also, our lineups just shrank. I prefer that. I am not a large lineup guy. You can build a rotation out of 8/9 and be very successful. I feel the larger rotations don’t allow anyone any time to get in sync.


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    HoosierTrav reacted to WayneFleekHoosier in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    Not affected by this decision. We will lose a few highlight reel dunks and also a plethora of maddening plays around the rim.

    From a chemistry standpoint, this might be a blessing in disguise.

    Archie seems to like 11 man rosters anyway. Haha. Do we add a late transfer?


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    HoosierTrav reacted to VO5 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    Great defender, but never seemed to accept his role as defender and trash bucket getter. Will miss his defense, but I am SO happy we likely won’t have 3 nonshooters on the court together at any point now. So while we are losing defense, we are improving on offense with spacing. Also been reading for a while he butted heads with some players and coaches so maybe this will improve team chemistry. Good luck to Justin wherever he lands.
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    HoosierTrav reacted to Loaded Chicken Sandwich in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    Yes. Brunk needs to be playing 10 minutes. If we’re reaching our potential, it’s with Hunter, not Brunk.


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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I believe this will lead to more minutes for Jerome Hunter. We will see though.
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I believe this will lead to more minutes for Jerome Hunter. We will see though.
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    HoosierTrav got a reaction from jbell833 in IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News   
    I think this makes us better. I never warmed up to Justin Smith. Plus defender but absolutely atrocious on the offensive end. Also there were questions/rumors about his attitude Disrupting team chemistry.  We need scoring badly at the wing position. Hunter will be ready to shine. Some won’t agree with me but I believe we just got better. 
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