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VO5 last won the day on February 27 2019

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  1. VO5

    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor

    Not likely to be IU per Rabjohns
  2. It’s not that serious lol
  3. Agree with others that this is for the Dickinson and Edey types of the BIG, as well as a good practice guy for TJD/Race/Duncomb to go against. I like that he’ll have 2 years because I think we’ll be without both TJD and Race after this year. He’s a lot bigger and a better rebounder/shot blocker than Brunk, so definitely an upgrade there. What I don’t get is what he sees personally as a fit here. He was playing starter minutes at USF and he’ll likely get 10 minutes tops here. Doesn’t make much sense to me but I’ll take him if he buys in
  4. VO5

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Well, looks like I need an avatar change
  5. That’s fine. It’s my opinion and I stick by that
  6. This isn’t an exact science business. I have never once mentioned they are right 100% of the time because that is impossible. I respect their opinions because this is their job. They have been doing it for years and years and are good at it if you pay attention. They will miss yes. I mean, I know everyone loves to hate Snow but he just got a job at Penn State as recruiting coordinator for them. Who is the head coach at PSU? Shrewsberry who was previously on Purdue’s staff that everyone envies so much. He thought enough of snow to give him that position. That doesn’t happen if he isn’t good at his job. There’s an amazing poster on Peegs named iuphilly who has done tons of research on rankings and his research constantly shows you need guys in the sweet spots of 30-80 with others sprinkled in as well to become a championship contender. As far as the gonzaga and Villanova stuff, that kind of “contact” happens all the time. You check in on a player but never offer. Think we’ll ever offer Leland walker or Tayshawn Comer? No. They’re down the list backup plans but have been mentioned with IU. Like I said, I have nothing against Braden Smith. He’s a good player and sounds like a good kid. But we need top talent and from listening to people who do this as their job, he isn’t the guy we need to get to the promised land.
  7. All I see here is ignorance and a straight up refusal to recognize when you could be wrong. No one here is saying Braden Smith is a bad player. We just want better. There is evidence out there that people are laying in front of you and you’re just like...nah I’m right not of that matters. No point in debating any longer
  8. Whatever you want to think but that’s an extremely ignorant viewpoint. Go into anyone’s profession that’s done it for years and try telling them that. You think it’s generic because you don’t want to believe it because you like the player. Simple as that
  9. You know exactly what I mean. Come on man
  10. Top 50 players more often than not play to their ranking, which isn’t the case as much with guys outside the top 100. There will always be outliers. With Smith, Rabjohns has said he struggles to deal with length at times and the length he is facing isn’t near what he will face in the big ten. I want the guys like Trimble that can break down the D and not have to worry about length at that level. It’s just where I’m at. Bob knight’s way is not today’s way. Nova also built up most of there teams with guys in the top 30-80, so you’re kind of making my point here.
  11. This is perfectly stated and exactly where I’m at as well. We just need a talent infusion right now and we’re on our way to getting it but I just don’t see the need to take a scholly up with someone like Smith when the transfer portal will be a game changer moving forward
  12. VO5

    (2022) - PG Seth Trimble

    This is the PG we need for 2022. Hope Woodson can snag him
  13. VO5

    (2022) - PF Kaleb Banks

    Just realized he has a 7’2 wingspan. 100% sign me up. Dude will be a problem with more development
  14. VO5

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Yup. Quotes from the Noah Clowney article on peegs verify this.
  15. VO5

    2021 Transfer Portal

    I think we’ll see a guard leave. No clue who it will be, but I have a guess.