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Demo

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    Demo got a reaction from lillurk in (2022) - PF Noah Clowney   
    Would think the presence of a traditional 5 in his class would be a net positive, to the extent that it matters, though I doubt Wessler would be nearly as ready to play as a senior Durr or a sophomore Duncomb. And they’ve got a couple of developmental bigs, but they also have a couple of kids who are more Kaleb Banks long wing types. The future of Aluma is probably more pertinent. He’s not Trayce, but he’s a very good player and has some similarities to him. Whereas Trayce is certainly going, Aluma would be a 6th yr Sr if he stayed. Clowney is versatile enough to play with Aluma for sure, and there are a lot of favorable matchups that Young could exploit. But, if Aluma goes, it seems to me like they would need Clowney to be a high usage guy from the jump. As much as I love the kid, not sure that’s the best path for an 18yr old who’s probably gonna play next year at 220. Long way of saying IU provides a better developmental situation, even if it’s 18 mins a night instead of the 28 he could probably get at Va Tech.
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in (2022) - PF Noah Clowney   
    Va Tech just took a commitment from Patrick Wessler, a 7ft ‘22 kid from NC with a  nice offer list. If Clowney committed there and Keve Aluma doesn’t go pro after next year they would probably have 1 of the tallest rosters in the country. Possibly as many as 8 kids 6’8” or bigger.
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    Demo reacted to Hovadipo in College Bball Thread   
    The photographic representation of the split second before you get…
     
    Creaned
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    Demo reacted to LamarCheeks in College Football Thread   
    His old man is a legend at Virginia Tech ...  I'd say South Carolina and Virginia Tech are pretty comparable programs. ... Tech plays in an easier conference, though. ... He must be pretty highly thought of in the college football ranks, because when your first head coaching job is at South Carolina, that ain't bad. 
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in College Football Thread   
    I know nothing about this dude. But on the strength of this answer alone I’m rooting for him to succeed.
     
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in (2022) - PF Noah Clowney   
    Va Tech just took a commitment from Patrick Wessler, a 7ft ‘22 kid from NC with a  nice offer list. If Clowney committed there and Keve Aluma doesn’t go pro after next year they would probably have 1 of the tallest rosters in the country. Possibly as many as 8 kids 6’8” or bigger.
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in (2022) - PF Noah Clowney   
    Va Tech just took a commitment from Patrick Wessler, a 7ft ‘22 kid from NC with a  nice offer list. If Clowney committed there and Keve Aluma doesn’t go pro after next year they would probably have 1 of the tallest rosters in the country. Possibly as many as 8 kids 6’8” or bigger.
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    Demo got a reaction from ALASKA HOOSIER in James Monds III   
    273 return yards in 2 games is not nothin’.
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in Dr. Andy Hipskind | 1972-2021   
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    Demo got a reaction from ALASKA HOOSIER in (2022) - PF Noah Clowney   
    https://247sports.com/college/virginia-tech/Article/Virginia-Tech-Mens-Basketball-Official-Visit-Noah-Clowney-170604100/Amp/?__twitter_impression=true
    Va Tech visit write-up by their “Insider.” You know what’s notable here?  Nothing. Nothing at all. Half the folks around here could could have produced this. 2 things: 1) It’s easy to occasionally lose site of just how much more invested in, and sophisticated about, this stuff the IU fan base is than almost any other .I don’t know if Clowney’s visit was underwhelming or not, but I’m pretty confident that random Va Tech fans weren’t chanting his name in restaurants. 2) With guys like Mike Schumann and his contemporaries putting out great stuff pretty much non-stop, our access to information is just on a different level. It really is true, when IU basketball is hot they’re really isn’t anything like it.
     
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    Demo got a reaction from ALASKA HOOSIER in (2023) - SF Kaleb Glenn   
    Glenn is a 3 level power wing who can play at any pace and in any lineup. He is exactly the player Justin Smith, and, apparently his dad, thought he was. 
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    Demo got a reaction from ALASKA HOOSIER in (2023) - SF Kaleb Glenn   
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    Demo reacted to Chris007 in Dr. Andy Hipskind | 1972-2021   
    Boy, this one hurts. Andy was just a little older than me in high school, but always looked up to him and read about him in the paper. Then to get to know him and his family, he lived up to everything I already thought about him. Prayers to the family. It's going to be a great loss to IU and the community. Just have a loss of words. 
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    Demo reacted to Stuhoo in (2021) G Luke Brown…Back on the Market   
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    Demo reacted to Hovadipo in (2021) G Luke Brown…Back on the Market   
    WE’RE BACK AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS BABY
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in College Bball Thread   
    I’m sure after 1 practice with his team he looked around and busted out the immortal words of Flight and Willie from White Men,  
     “This s**t is TOO easy!”
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    Demo reacted to Stuhoo in Dr. Andy Hipskind | 1972-2021   
    For all the grief Tom Crean gets, he undoubtedly is a caring human being.
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in Dr. Andy Hipskind | 1972-2021   
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in Dr. Andy Hipskind | 1972-2021   
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    Demo reacted to Hovadipo in (2023) - PG Jeremy Fears   
    The Hoosier Hysterics are a worse version of the guy that pushes little kids out of the way to get an autograph that they’re about to turn around and list on Ebay. 
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    Demo reacted to Hoosierfan2017 in (2023) - PG Jeremy Fears   
    Id go as far as saying Hoosier Hysterics is the biggest ‘non-official IU’ problem we have. They’re definitely the biggest fan-related problem we have. They’re straight up creepy. I’ve never seen an interaction between them and a player/recruit where i didn’t cringe. They’re a total liability and I feel bad for the players who have to interact with them. 
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    Demo got a reaction from IU-DL in Favorite All-Time Hoosier Basketball Player   
    1st time I saw Graham was at the Marion County tournament at Southport his Sr yr. He makes a steal at half court and goes in alone. I’m expecting a conventional dunk. He goes off 2 feet,  tomahawks it back with both hands until it’s touching his neck, gets his head within a couple of inches of the rim and freaking flushes it. No one had ever told me he was that explosive. It was shocking. 
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    Demo reacted to Hovadipo in Dr. Andy Hipskind | 1972-2021   
    Putting this on the basketball board as it will get the most views, but his reach extended to all corners of IU Athletics. Dr. Hipskind, Chief Medical Officer, has passed after battling cancer. Official IU release below:
     
    Bloomington, Indiana –Indiana University Athletics is mourning the loss of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andy Hipskind, who passed away Saturday after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
     
    He was 48 years old.
     
    Hipskind, whose relationship with IU Athletics dates back three decades, greatly impacted both the department and university communities. He was an integral part of IU Athletics' medical team since joining the staff in 2003 as the Director of Sports Medicine and the football team's physician. Since 2014, he served as the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance as well as IU Athletics' first-ever Chief Medical Officer.  
     
    His contributions were never more apparent than during the last 18 months, when he served as a member of the IU Athletics Medical Advisory Group as well as the COVID-19 Operations Team that led the department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    He has been frequently honored by both the medical and university communities for his excellence. Earlier this fall he became just the 45th recipient of the IU Distinguished Service Medal, which was presented by Indiana University President Pamela Whitten to recognize his nearly two decades of exceptional professional service to the IU Athletics department and the IU community.
     
    "Andy dedicated himself to serving our student-athletes and has been the absolute best in his profession," said IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Dolson. "He helped our students grow, develop, recover, pursue and fulfill their dreams. But in addition to all that he did on behalf of our student-athletes, he's also been a trusted colleague, a tremendous leader, and a wonderful friend to so many in our department, university, and Bloomington communities. He will be deeply and dearly missed."
     
    A Bloomington native, Hipskind's relationship with IU Athletics began when he was a student-athlete for IU's cross country and track and field programs, where he competed for legendary IU Coach Sam Bell. He graduated from IU in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in biology, and earned his M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999. 
     
    After completing a family practice residency in South Bend, Ind., and a sports medicine fellowship in Philadelphia, Hipskind returned to IU Athletics in 2003 as IU's Director of Sports Medicine and IU Football's team physician. In 2014 he was named Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance as well as IU's first-ever Chief Medical Officer.
     
    Throughout his tenure as the Chief Medical Officer, IU's Sports Medicine Department experienced tremendous growth under his leadership.  New staff positions and services were added and developed to ensure student-athletes receive the most comprehensive medical care during their time at Indiana University.  These additions include an expanded sport nutrition professional staff, developing an in-house sport psychology program and aiding in the creation of the Elite Athlete Development Center.  Dedicated to the overall well-being and development of student-athletes, Hipskind was instrumental in the Memorial Stadium South End Zone facility project and served on the Excellence Academy Leadership team. 
     
    IU Athletics recently honored him for his enormous contributions by renaming the IU Athletics Chief Medical Officer Physician's Office in his honor. The Dr. Andy S. Hipskind Chief Medical Officer Physician's Office is located in the Dr. Lawrence D. Rink Center for Sports Medicine and Technology in the IU Athletics Excellence Academy.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Angela, and two children, Charlize and Drew.
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    Demo reacted to Hovadipo in College Football Thread   
    Going to populate this thread with a couple David Bell things. 
     
    This one…legal, but my goodness his head almost went into low earth orbit (LEO, anyone?) off the turf. Hope he’s ok. 
     
    This one…reminiscent of that catch he had in the bucket game in ‘19. He’s really incredible. 
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    Demo got a reaction from thebigweave in 2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)   
    Actually, that’s Yas’s guy. But, I’m sure it eases his mind that I agree. 
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