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VO5

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VO5 last won the day on February 27 2019

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  1. We are what we are. About a 7-5, 6-6 team that in other years might get to 8 or 9 wins. I’m afraid that’s about our ceiling as a program. Just trying to be realistic
  2. Do you really believe Cincy is a top 10 team? Maybe by preseason expectations. They’ll stay up that high because they play absolutely no one so can go 11-1 every year. I think they’re a solid top 25 team that would have 3-4 losses in the BIG, but this media narrative trying to get them in the playoff is way off base. They’ll get absolutely destroyed by anyone they play in the top 4
  3. Another year, another close-but-no-cigar predictable outcome in a big game. Wake me up when that changes
  4. VO5

    Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

    That money came from shoe companies in the hopes that those highly ranked kids would sign with them once they hit the NBA. TJD is a fringe NBA player who doesn’t have that kind of value.
  5. VO5

    Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

    No, not per year. Six figures, which I don’t think TJD will hit here unless it’s in the low $100,000 range. He’d still be making more overseas
  6. VO5

    Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

    Yeah, there’s absolutely no chance TJD will be making close to the amount of money that he could overseas. People that actually think that are dreaming. He can still make millions going to a top league overseas. Never gonna get that here
  7. Yes! This pickup is so critical. We’ll probably have the best backcourt in the BIG next season. Exciting things to come
  8. VO5

    (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps

    Man, now we’re losing recruiting battles to old dominion? ;)
  9. VO5

    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor to Syracuse

    Not likely to be IU per Rabjohns
  10. It’s not that serious lol
  11. 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
  12. VO5

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Well, looks like I need an avatar change
  13. That’s fine. It’s my opinion and I stick by that
  14. 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.
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