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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA   
    The game was a blast. Flyin’ to the Hoop is a 1st class event, but this game made 3 nights in Dayton worth it by itself. A few thoughts on Cupps: 1) I knew he had the big social media following, but didn’t realize how big a deal he is locally. The gym seats 4400 and the 1st 2 nights of the event it was about half full. Last night it was packed and Cupps playing against Dior Johnson, consensus #1 ‘22 PG going to Oregon, was all anybody seemed to be talking about. It very much had a Romeoesque rock star vibe to it. It’s something that Woody was able to get Cupps out of Ohio. 2) So Cal Academy is 1 of those basketball factories with a full roster of high-major players. 2 are top 15-type kids, Dior Johnson and Vincent Iwuchukwu, a 7’ rim protector going to USC. So it was about as good a test for Cupps as you’d want. 3) Physically, Cupps looks fully 6’2” and probably about 175. He’s lean, but not thin. Imagine he’ll play in college at 195 or so. Athletically, he belonged on the court with those kids, no problem. He held up defensively against every matchup he had, including Johnson, and he was able to beat his defenders with quickness and change of direction multiple times. Oh, and he threw in a dunk during warmups. 2) There aren’t many better examples of the limitations of scouting the stat sheet than this one. The sheet says Cupps had a meh game. No, he had a terrific game. He didn’t shoot it well, but with the exception of 1 quick 3 and 1 jumper he thought he was going to get a call on and didn’t, he took nothing but good shots. And his floor game is just immaculate. I had him with 2 TO’s, 1 was on him. But he makes the right pass on time and accurately without fail. If his teammates could have finished plays he could have been near 10 assists. SoCal applied a ton of different ball pressures and Cupps just read them and adjusted. He doesn’t get sped up. It was really impressive. There were 2 times he got switched onto Jaxson Kohler, 6’10” ‘22 MIch St signee, where Cupps read the matchup, immediately waived off the set and just beat him cold off the dribble for layups. So he’s not system dependent. The kid’s just got a terrific basketball mind. 3) There have been a lot of comps in this thread to Braden Smith. No disrespect to Smith, he’ll be a solid player at Purdue, but that just needs to stop. They aren’t comparable prospects. They aren’t. Cupps is taller. He’s a better athlete. He’s a better defender. He’s more system diverse. I’m not saying the kid’s Isiah. Or even Yogi, for that matter. But if you give him the ball you’re gonna get execution and the shots you want. They just beat a team with 2 NBA guys for 2 reasons: 1) Their #3 scoring option went off and made everything, and, 2) Cupps got them into their offense, took care of the ball, and made right play after right play after right play. It was very impressive.
    Side note: Jaxson Kohler, the Mich St kid, is gonna be a problem. 6’10”, big body, good feet, 3pt range. If SoCal had just played through him for 32 mins they win that game. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA   
    The game was a blast. Flyin’ to the Hoop is a 1st class event, but this game made 3 nights in Dayton worth it by itself. A few thoughts on Cupps: 1) I knew he had the big social media following, but didn’t realize how big a deal he is locally. The gym seats 4400 and the 1st 2 nights of the event it was about half full. Last night it was packed and Cupps playing against Dior Johnson, consensus #1 ‘22 PG going to Oregon, was all anybody seemed to be talking about. It very much had a Romeoesque rock star vibe to it. It’s something that Woody was able to get Cupps out of Ohio. 2) So Cal Academy is 1 of those basketball factories with a full roster of high-major players. 2 are top 15-type kids, Dior Johnson and Vincent Iwuchukwu, a 7’ rim protector going to USC. So it was about as good a test for Cupps as you’d want. 3) Physically, Cupps looks fully 6’2” and probably about 175. He’s lean, but not thin. Imagine he’ll play in college at 195 or so. Athletically, he belonged on the court with those kids, no problem. He held up defensively against every matchup he had, including Johnson, and he was able to beat his defenders with quickness and change of direction multiple times. Oh, and he threw in a dunk during warmups. 2) There aren’t many better examples of the limitations of scouting the stat sheet than this one. The sheet says Cupps had a meh game. No, he had a terrific game. He didn’t shoot it well, but with the exception of 1 quick 3 and 1 jumper he thought he was going to get a call on and didn’t, he took nothing but good shots. And his floor game is just immaculate. I had him with 2 TO’s, 1 was on him. But he makes the right pass on time and accurately without fail. If his teammates could have finished plays he could have been near 10 assists. SoCal applied a ton of different ball pressures and Cupps just read them and adjusted. He doesn’t get sped up. It was really impressive. There were 2 times he got switched onto Jaxson Kohler, 6’10” ‘22 MIch St signee, where Cupps read the matchup, immediately waived off the set and just beat him cold off the dribble for layups. So he’s not system dependent. The kid’s just got a terrific basketball mind. 3) There have been a lot of comps in this thread to Braden Smith. No disrespect to Smith, he’ll be a solid player at Purdue, but that just needs to stop. They aren’t comparable prospects. They aren’t. Cupps is taller. He’s a better athlete. He’s a better defender. He’s more system diverse. I’m not saying the kid’s Isiah. Or even Yogi, for that matter. But if you give him the ball you’re gonna get execution and the shots you want. They just beat a team with 2 NBA guys for 2 reasons: 1) Their #3 scoring option went off and made everything, and, 2) Cupps got them into their offense, took care of the ball, and made right play after right play after right play. It was very impressive.
    Side note: Jaxson Kohler, the Mich St kid, is gonna be a problem. 6’10”, big body, good feet, 3pt range. If SoCal had just played through him for 32 mins they win that game. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA   
    The game was a blast. Flyin’ to the Hoop is a 1st class event, but this game made 3 nights in Dayton worth it by itself. A few thoughts on Cupps: 1) I knew he had the big social media following, but didn’t realize how big a deal he is locally. The gym seats 4400 and the 1st 2 nights of the event it was about half full. Last night it was packed and Cupps playing against Dior Johnson, consensus #1 ‘22 PG going to Oregon, was all anybody seemed to be talking about. It very much had a Romeoesque rock star vibe to it. It’s something that Woody was able to get Cupps out of Ohio. 2) So Cal Academy is 1 of those basketball factories with a full roster of high-major players. 2 are top 15-type kids, Dior Johnson and Vincent Iwuchukwu, a 7’ rim protector going to USC. So it was about as good a test for Cupps as you’d want. 3) Physically, Cupps looks fully 6’2” and probably about 175. He’s lean, but not thin. Imagine he’ll play in college at 195 or so. Athletically, he belonged on the court with those kids, no problem. He held up defensively against every matchup he had, including Johnson, and he was able to beat his defenders with quickness and change of direction multiple times. Oh, and he threw in a dunk during warmups. 2) There aren’t many better examples of the limitations of scouting the stat sheet than this one. The sheet says Cupps had a meh game. No, he had a terrific game. He didn’t shoot it well, but with the exception of 1 quick 3 and 1 jumper he thought he was going to get a call on and didn’t, he took nothing but good shots. And his floor game is just immaculate. I had him with 2 TO’s, 1 was on him. But he makes the right pass on time and accurately without fail. If his teammates could have finished plays he could have been near 10 assists. SoCal applied a ton of different ball pressures and Cupps just read them and adjusted. He doesn’t get sped up. It was really impressive. There were 2 times he got switched onto Jaxson Kohler, 6’10” ‘22 MIch St signee, where Cupps read the matchup, immediately waived off the set and just beat him cold off the dribble for layups. So he’s not system dependent. The kid’s just got a terrific basketball mind. 3) There have been a lot of comps in this thread to Braden Smith. No disrespect to Smith, he’ll be a solid player at Purdue, but that just needs to stop. They aren’t comparable prospects. They aren’t. Cupps is taller. He’s a better athlete. He’s a better defender. He’s more system diverse. I’m not saying the kid’s Isiah. Or even Yogi, for that matter. But if you give him the ball you’re gonna get execution and the shots you want. They just beat a team with 2 NBA guys for 2 reasons: 1) Their #3 scoring option went off and made everything, and, 2) Cupps got them into their offense, took care of the ball, and made right play after right play after right play. It was very impressive.
    Side note: Jaxson Kohler, the Mich St kid, is gonna be a problem. 6’10”, big body, good feet, 3pt range. If SoCal had just played through him for 32 mins they win that game. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA   
    The game was a blast. Flyin’ to the Hoop is a 1st class event, but this game made 3 nights in Dayton worth it by itself. A few thoughts on Cupps: 1) I knew he had the big social media following, but didn’t realize how big a deal he is locally. The gym seats 4400 and the 1st 2 nights of the event it was about half full. Last night it was packed and Cupps playing against Dior Johnson, consensus #1 ‘22 PG going to Oregon, was all anybody seemed to be talking about. It very much had a Romeoesque rock star vibe to it. It’s something that Woody was able to get Cupps out of Ohio. 2) So Cal Academy is 1 of those basketball factories with a full roster of high-major players. 2 are top 15-type kids, Dior Johnson and Vincent Iwuchukwu, a 7’ rim protector going to USC. So it was about as good a test for Cupps as you’d want. 3) Physically, Cupps looks fully 6’2” and probably about 175. He’s lean, but not thin. Imagine he’ll play in college at 195 or so. Athletically, he belonged on the court with those kids, no problem. He held up defensively against every matchup he had, including Johnson, and he was able to beat his defenders with quickness and change of direction multiple times. Oh, and he threw in a dunk during warmups. 2) There aren’t many better examples of the limitations of scouting the stat sheet than this one. The sheet says Cupps had a meh game. No, he had a terrific game. He didn’t shoot it well, but with the exception of 1 quick 3 and 1 jumper he thought he was going to get a call on and didn’t, he took nothing but good shots. And his floor game is just immaculate. I had him with 2 TO’s, 1 was on him. But he makes the right pass on time and accurately without fail. If his teammates could have finished plays he could have been near 10 assists. SoCal applied a ton of different ball pressures and Cupps just read them and adjusted. He doesn’t get sped up. It was really impressive. There were 2 times he got switched onto Jaxson Kohler, 6’10” ‘22 MIch St signee, where Cupps read the matchup, immediately waived off the set and just beat him cold off the dribble for layups. So he’s not system dependent. The kid’s just got a terrific basketball mind. 3) There have been a lot of comps in this thread to Braden Smith. No disrespect to Smith, he’ll be a solid player at Purdue, but that just needs to stop. They aren’t comparable prospects. They aren’t. Cupps is taller. He’s a better athlete. He’s a better defender. He’s more system diverse. I’m not saying the kid’s Isiah. Or even Yogi, for that matter. But if you give him the ball you’re gonna get execution and the shots you want. They just beat a team with 2 NBA guys for 2 reasons: 1) Their #3 scoring option went off and made everything, and, 2) Cupps got them into their offense, took care of the ball, and made right play after right play after right play. It was very impressive.
    Side note: Jaxson Kohler, the Mich St kid, is gonna be a problem. 6’10”, big body, good feet, 3pt range. If SoCal had just played through him for 32 mins they win that game. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA   
    The game was a blast. Flyin’ to the Hoop is a 1st class event, but this game made 3 nights in Dayton worth it by itself. A few thoughts on Cupps: 1) I knew he had the big social media following, but didn’t realize how big a deal he is locally. The gym seats 4400 and the 1st 2 nights of the event it was about half full. Last night it was packed and Cupps playing against Dior Johnson, consensus #1 ‘22 PG going to Oregon, was all anybody seemed to be talking about. It very much had a Romeoesque rock star vibe to it. It’s something that Woody was able to get Cupps out of Ohio. 2) So Cal Academy is 1 of those basketball factories with a full roster of high-major players. 2 are top 15-type kids, Dior Johnson and Vincent Iwuchukwu, a 7’ rim protector going to USC. So it was about as good a test for Cupps as you’d want. 3) Physically, Cupps looks fully 6’2” and probably about 175. He’s lean, but not thin. Imagine he’ll play in college at 195 or so. Athletically, he belonged on the court with those kids, no problem. He held up defensively against every matchup he had, including Johnson, and he was able to beat his defenders with quickness and change of direction multiple times. Oh, and he threw in a dunk during warmups. 2) There aren’t many better examples of the limitations of scouting the stat sheet than this one. The sheet says Cupps had a meh game. No, he had a terrific game. He didn’t shoot it well, but with the exception of 1 quick 3 and 1 jumper he thought he was going to get a call on and didn’t, he took nothing but good shots. And his floor game is just immaculate. I had him with 2 TO’s, 1 was on him. But he makes the right pass on time and accurately without fail. If his teammates could have finished plays he could have been near 10 assists. SoCal applied a ton of different ball pressures and Cupps just read them and adjusted. He doesn’t get sped up. It was really impressive. There were 2 times he got switched onto Jaxson Kohler, 6’10” ‘22 MIch St signee, where Cupps read the matchup, immediately waived off the set and just beat him cold off the dribble for layups. So he’s not system dependent. The kid’s just got a terrific basketball mind. 3) There have been a lot of comps in this thread to Braden Smith. No disrespect to Smith, he’ll be a solid player at Purdue, but that just needs to stop. They aren’t comparable prospects. They aren’t. Cupps is taller. He’s a better athlete. He’s a better defender. He’s more system diverse. I’m not saying the kid’s Isiah. Or even Yogi, for that matter. But if you give him the ball you’re gonna get execution and the shots you want. They just beat a team with 2 NBA guys for 2 reasons: 1) Their #3 scoring option went off and made everything, and, 2) Cupps got them into their offense, took care of the ball, and made right play after right play after right play. It was very impressive.
    Side note: Jaxson Kohler, the Mich St kid, is gonna be a problem. 6’10”, big body, good feet, 3pt range. If SoCal had just played through him for 32 mins they win that game. 
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    Demo reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in (2022) - CG Jalen Hood-Schifino to INDIANA   
    Montverde slated to play IMG Academy at 3:00 this afternoon on ESPNU as part of the HoopHall Classic.
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    Demo reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA   
    Centerville just knocked off the #5 team in the country SoCal Academy 62-52 at Dayton in the Flyin' To The Hoops event.  Centerville now has a 27-game winning streak.

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    Demo reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in (2025)- Trent Sisley   
    Friday night lost 56-54 to Pike Central.  Sisley 25 pts. on 9-17 FG; 0-2 on 3s; 7-8 FT; 7 reb; 1 asst; 2 stl; 1 blk; 1 TO.
    Saturday night beat Tecumseh 70-37.  Sisley 20 pts. on 7-10 FG; 0-1 on 3s; 6-7 FT; 8 reb; 3 asst; 1 stl; 3 blk; 0 TO.
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    Demo reacted to Alford Bailey in High School Basketball Thread   
    Tri Village went undefeated to win a state championship a few years ago in Ohio.
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    Demo reacted to IU_FanClub in Serious Question   
    Obviously it's no secret that IU fans are about as passionate as it gets. My question is why do we as a fanbase have to lose our heads and act like the season is over after every loss? Did we play well last night? No of course not. Do we have issues on the road? Definitely. But we're 12-4 and the issues are clearly fixable. Why can't we just enjoy the ups and downs of the season and ride with the team instead of questioning the very existence of the program after every bad game? This team is very close to being very good and for as bad as we've played in some of these road games we've had chances to win every single one of them. It's completely reasonable to think they can fix some of the issues and get some real momentum going here. We got a big week ahead of us let's enjoy the season Go Hoosiers!
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in (2023) - SF Kwame Evans   
    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/cassidy-s-takeaways-hoophall-classic
     
    Update on Evans’ recruitment.
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in (2023) - SF Kwame Evans   
    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/cassidy-s-takeaways-hoophall-classic
     
    Update on Evans’ recruitment.
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in (2023) - SF Kwame Evans   
    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/cassidy-s-takeaways-hoophall-classic
     
    Update on Evans’ recruitment.
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in (2023) - SF Kwame Evans   
    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/cassidy-s-takeaways-hoophall-classic
     
    Update on Evans’ recruitment.
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in (2023) - SF Kwame Evans   
    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/cassidy-s-takeaways-hoophall-classic
     
    Update on Evans’ recruitment.
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    Demo reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in (2022) - CG Jalen Hood-Schifino to INDIANA   
    Point Guard Eyes @PointGuardEyes
    @IndianaMBB signee Jalen Hood-Schifino was in complete control of this game. He was a true maestro, ending w/ 11a to go w/ his 12p & 9r for @MVABasketball.  Such an impressive skillset.  He made his teammates' lives so easy.  Very unselfish, makes the rt play, & plays w/ pace.
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in College Bball Thread   
    RIP Joe B Hall. He was UK’s HC when my loathing for them really took root. But I got to meet him a couple of times through the years and he as nice and gracious as he could be.
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    Demo reacted to LamarCheeks in College Bball Thread   
    Arkansas 65, LSU 58 
    Keith Smart is 1-0 as the Hogs' coach! 


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    Demo reacted to Uspshoosier in College Bball Thread   
    The day always gets a little better anytime Wade loses.  
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    Demo got a reaction from Dave from Dayton in Music Thread   
    Leonard Cohen died 5 years ago today. He wrote this song about a 1 night stand  with Janis Joplin. He was an extraordinary artist, but not the most discreet guy in the world.
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    Demo reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in 2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)   
    Jamie Shaw of Rivals -
    Standing 6-foot-7 with a confident jump shot, it did not take long to notice Isaiah Abraham t the Beach Ball Classic in South Carolina. The Warrenton (Va.) Highland School sophomore scored 19 points and connected on a pair of threes in his team's second-round Beach Ball Classic win.
    “I am best at getting to my shot,” Abraham told Rivals.com. “Even when I am off a little bit I am going to play hard, in general. I have worked a lot recently on handling the ball with pressure. I am working on getting to my shot coming off screens, reading the defense and making plays off that. I have heard some Paul George comparisons because of my size and how I shoot the ball.”
    Playing last summer with Team Takeover on Nike’s 15u EYBL circuit brought Abraham a lot of attention from coaches.
    “I have offers right now from Georgetown, George Mason, NC A&T,” Abraham said. “I have been on visits to Georgetown and George Mason. I went on a visit to Maryland, too. They haven’t offered yet, though.”
    Georgetown: “They are a really good program. The coaches there have a lot of experience, and they coach their guys hard. They talk about development. Overall, the visit was a really good experience. ... They have talent over there.”
    George Mason: “Coach Kim English is a really good coach. He is young, so it is a good experience talking with him. I loved my experience there.”
    WHAT'S NEXT? 
    “Maryland, George Washington and Indiana are schools who have shown some interest,” Abraham said. “I come from a basketball family. My dad, Faisal Abraham, played for Marquette, and my aunt, Tajama (Abraham) Ngongba, played in the WNBA. I am looking for a school that will give me the best opportunity to get to the next level.”
    RIVALS' REACTION 
    Abraham has a natural basketball frame, standing 6-foot-7 with good length. His jump shot is what you first notice about his game, and he is confident getting to it. He will have to continue fine-tuning his footwork and shot selection, but the confidence and range are there. Abraham is good in transition and has some easy pop to his game. His recruitment is trending toward high-major, which makes sense given his natural tools and lineage.
     
    MaxPreps stats for 11 games of his current season:  13.7 ppg  / 3.0 rpg  /  1.5 apg  /  .9 stl  /  .6 blk  / 1.3 to
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    Rivals
     
     
     
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in College Bball Thread   
    RIP Joe B Hall. He was UK’s HC when my loathing for them really took root. But I got to meet him a couple of times through the years and he as nice and gracious as he could be.
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    Demo reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in (2023) - PG Miro Little from Finland   
    2023 Miro Little is about to start his trio of visits to Baylor, Villanova, Indiana. Strong, explosive 2-way 6-4 PG who thrives attacking the rim. He's putting up ridiculous stats in the Finnish 2nd league 20.1 PTS • 52.0 2P% • 42.6 3P% • 8.9 REB • 7.0 AST
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    Demo got a reaction from 8bucks in Colts / NFL Game Thread   
    Thought Wentz came off worse than anyone else on Hard Knocks. Not because of the vaxx thing or his actual play. Dude just has zero charisma. He is a personality black hole.  Ain’t nobody running through a wall for that guy. 
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    Demo got a reaction from HoosierHoopster in IUBB @ Iowa - 01/13/22 @ 9:00 ET on FS1   
    That’s not a foul?  Really?
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