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    Hoosier Hysteria date set - 10/2/21

    Thanks for the info! Minor note, Cooper Koch attends Notre Dame High School in Peoria, Illinois -- not Iowa. 
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    2021 AAU Season

    Bigs that can extend their range are valued at every level. Just think about how the IU coaching staff, especially Woodson, is committed to helping TJD improve his jump shot. The staff wouldn't do this just to help TJD get to the league. They know if he can develop an outside shoot it will improve the offense.
  3. It was reported that IU was watching Flip after his visit. If the visit didn't go well, why is the staff still putting in time with him? I'm not in a position to state the visit went well and it does seem like an up hill battle to land his serves, but why watch him if the visit didn't go well?
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    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor to Syracuse

    I don't know Justin or his family, but it's not inconceivable (cue The Princess Bride) that Justin's mom nudged him to take a visit. I know other parents in similar situations have tried to help their kids make an informed by trying to broaden their horizons. The kid still makes the final decision, but the parent helps present all the best options. If Justin flat out didn't want to go, I doubt the trip happens. However, if Justin was just not as in to it, then I could understand the mother taking some initiative. It's possible mom thinks it's good for the kid to have additional perspectives. It's an easy trip to a historic place. Give Coach Hunter a good chance to make a final sales pitch after putting in a lot of work with the family. Learn what the coach with NBA connections has to offer. Again, I don't know what the case is, but these things happen.
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    (2022) - PF Kaleb Banks to INDIANA

    You think staff will accept it right away -- without having any other 2022 prospect on campus yet? (Especially when almost all of those recruits are consistently rated higher.) I have no insight. Just an honest question.
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    College Bball Thread

    College basketball should be for kids who want to be student-athletes and have at least some intent to work toward a degree (whether that goal is accomplished in four to five years or later). Let the G League be the minor leagues for kids who have no intention of going to class and actually being a student. College basketball won't suffer if every year 10-20 kids go to the G League or overseas instead of pretending to be students, getting illegal benefits, and taking a scholarship from a kid who could use it and have it provide value to his life.
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    College Bball Thread

    Same as if he went to college.
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    21-22 Men’s IUBB Schedule

    Not interested.
  9. I like Rob. Seems like a good kid. However, he has a small frame, he doesn't go strong to the goal and his layups are not infrequently blocked. He has no mid-range game. He is a mediocre passer. He shoots it poorly from outside. For people saying if his shots improves, etc., etc. Sure, but the same can be said of any player. I hope the coaching change does him wonders because I want him to succeed. It's just a stretch as of now to imagine him as a starting 2 guard.
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    Player decisions

    I don't want to lose AF, and I don't know what he'll decide; but with him in the portal for a little while now, I would like to see IU connected with a few shooting guards in the portal. The biggest issue is that IU won't get a replacement of equal or greater talent. Getting XJ is a great help at the point, but IU needs another high level shooting guard if AF leaves. Has anyone seen IU connected to other guards?
  11. I'm not saying IU should or should not have taken him, but Scott Drew could win the championship this year and he still would have walked from Waco to take the job. He wanted this.
  12. So, WWW will start funneling top talent to Woodson. Or is there going to be a problem with Woodson coaching at an ADIDAS school? ; ~ )
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    General New Coach News

    Yikes, my original post was based on an outdated tweet. Deleted it to alleviate further confusion. Sorry.
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    General New Coach News

    What I don't understand about any interest in Enfield is two-fold: 1. He hasn't done much at USC. He's never gotten out of the second round of the tournament in eight years at USC. No conference titles of any variety at USC either. 2. His USC program was one of the handful of programs most prominently noted for buying players during the FBI investigation.
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    Candidate Thread: Thad Matta

    If you trust Dolson to do the right thing, then you should trust that he's done his research (or is doing his research) on Matta. None of us know how Matta's back feels, but you can assume that if talks go forward Matta must really want the job and he has proven his back is ready for the grind. (It has been noted that Matta grew up an IU fan. He once said IU was his dream job.) His last two years weren't up to his standards or the standards that OSU had set for him, but everything before those two years -- his accomplishments at Butler, Xavier and OSU are exactly what we want. He has proven his system works from program to program to program. He has proven he can recruit at a very high level. He has won multiple conference and conference tournament championships. He has made multiple deep NCAA tournament runs. He knows the state of Indiana high school hoops. He knows the B1G. He has a better resume than just about any coach IU could consider. He has now taken the opportunity to get his health in order. If he is healthy and IU has reassurances that it is, and he presents a plan to restore IU to greatness it's prudent to examine it before making a decision.