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BGleas last won the day on August 4 2019

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  1. Good call on Garcia, he would have been the perfect bridge guy. Pretty tough to expect TJD to stay an extra year, especially with all the uncertainty currently. A lot greater chance pro basketball is back before college.
  2. Absolutely! That’s how Archie has to build this thing. Easier said than done, but clearly IU is not going to be a one and done factory, so to be like programs like UVA, UNC, Villanova, MSU, even Wisconsin, you have to stack these really good players and have them cross over. Part of the problem with the Crean era was he was always replacing guys. Zeller never played with Vonleh, Vonleh never player with Thomas Bryant, etc., etc. That’s where the loss of Luke Fisher hurt, he might have been the bridge between Vonleh and Bryant. You need those 4 year “bridge guys”. Ideally for Archie, you land Kaufman, and both Kaufman and Duncomb play a season with TJD before they “takeover”.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Hate to turn this into something it’s not, but I always think when people try and compare Holtmann and Archie, how different are the past 3 years if De’Ron is healthy and as good as or close to Kaleb Wesson? Both were inherited players (Wesson was an inherited recruit), but Wesson clearly has been the main cog for OSU the last 2+ years.
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    Big Ten All Decade Team

    Since no Big Ten team won a National Title, you can make an argument that Cody Zeller had a bigger impact on IU than any other player had on their program during the decade.
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    Big Ten All Decade Team

    Maybe I'm biased, but I also think Zeller should get some extra credit and benefit of the doubt points for essentially resurrecting a program that was in shambles.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    Agree on Hunter, and he doesn't need to be 'as good as Smith' defensively. He just needs to be above average and be able to handle the role. The gain Hunter brings offensively, especially with improvement, can more than offset the loss of Smith defensively.
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    Has Archie said anything?

    I thought it was really well done too, because it was collaborative with the team. It would have been really easy for Archie to post some text image denouncing racism, as so many other coaches did. But no, he included his entire team/staff in a collaborative way and didn't make it about himself. True leadership. Though as with anything, the proof will be any steps they take beyond just making a video.
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    Has Archie said anything?

    I think the link is in this thread somewhere. Last week IU basketball posted a video to social media. It starts with Race Thompson (since he's from Minny), has bunch of other guys in it and then end with Archie Miller speaking.
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    Has Archie said anything?

    He has commented. He was the closing of the IU Basketball video. I also kind of view the video as a whole as Archie commenting. I obviously don't know who's idea the video was, but at the end of the day something like that would ultimately have to be greenlighted/approved by Archie.
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    College Bball Thread

    Which would be really interesting because remember the OSU commitment was kind of surprise. Everyone thought it was Michigan and IU, probably leaning Michigan, and then the OSU visit was last as kind of formality. He then committed right after the OSU visit, if not even on the visit, citing the “family atmosphere” as the main reason.
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    College Bball Thread

    Would love to see Self's big middle finger to the NCAA actually get him a much harsher penalty.
  12. It does to an extent. 37% from 3 is solid, but it's not great. What makes 37% streaky is that a really good shooter at this level is going to be around 40% or even higher. The difference between a JBJ, Hulls or Ziesloft 3pt shooter and someone shooting 37% is consistency.
  13. Yeah, I’m sure he does. That’s clearly not the same thing as spending the summer in your new environment, training under your new basketball and S&C coaches and with your new teammates.
  14. Yeah, not to turn this thread sideways, but Calipari has been extremely successful at UK. I know National Titles are the goal and he's had a ton of talent, but National Titles are hard and also take a great deal of luck. Cal has been to 7 Elite Eights and 4 Final Fours in 10 years at UK (not counting this season since there was no tournament). Indiana has been to 8 Elite Eights and 6 Final Fours in the last 47 years. So yes, while 1 National Title has been a little disappointing for him, Cal has been wildly successful at UK.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    Assuming the transfer is amicable, which it certainly seems so in this case, I think it's pretty safe to assume that either Archie called Moser on Anderon's behalf or that Moser called Archie for background and Archie helped.