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    College Bball Thread

    While there were some lean years, he's also took them to the tournament a few times -- including a Sweet 16 run. Not bad for a school that doesn't give any resources to basketball. Brad is from Evansville, and has had success at low major schools. He's a good coach that could have more success at a school that wanted to foster a better basketball culture.
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    College Bball Thread

    Seeing how horrifically UNC was coached throughout thr PK Invitational, I've gone from hoping IU beats UNC next week to being disappointed if IU doesn't beat UNC.
  3. Read it was illness for both him and Banks.
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    (2024) - CG Dylan Harper

    It is really good to get them on campus. As a junior, he'll have 5 OVs this year and another 5 beginning in the middle of next summer for his senior year. Be interesting if we're still in the mix come next summer.
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    2022-23 IUBB AP/Coaches Polls

    His second season also featured Eric Gordon.
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    IU/Kentucky Series to Resume

    Don't care to play UK, or for the NCAA to them to field a team. Feel the same about playing Kansas. It's a shame. Hope we win though.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    Curious if anyone knows Flory's academic situation. Could he be a candidate to reclassify?
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    If You Could Add A Player

    Kind of hate to be that guy, but kind of can't resist. Butch played from 76 to 80. So, technically sure he played a few games in the 80s, but he's really associated with the 70s. Also, he was a locker room cancer, so he'd be my last choice. Give me John.
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    (2023) - PF Arrinten Page to USC

    Chris, with all due respect kids aren't afraid of playing behind Logan. I don't mean to say he won't be a good player, but kids are judging what they see on visits and what our coachesbare telling them. And none of what they are seeing or hearing is that they'll have to wait behind Logan. Also, IU fans need to understand that talent likes to play with talent. That's why a lot of kids try to get into the basketball factory high schools are are willing to sit until their senior year. That's why kids are willing to sit behind players like Trayce. Also, regarding the kids we missed on this summer, only one of them would have to deal with Malik and Logan on the depth chart. It's a more difficult and nuanced narrative to accept, but in reality IU missed on the recruits this summer for a few reasons (some reasons are more related to certain recruits than others): 1. Lack of a long-term relationship with the staff. 2. Not being in alignment with personalities. 3. Not being in close proximity to home. 4. Some say a disengaged head ball coach at IU. (This one I'm more in the dark about, but it's certainly being bantered about.) 5. Not being the shiniest program to provide an offer. 6. Yes, in some cases a certain university offered almost immediate playing time, but they also had a staff that build a long relationship with the kids and the university was close to home. IU was too narrowly focused on the 2023 class and just getting to know these kids. It's not all doom and gloom. It's a learning process. As others have mentioned there are other irons in the fire. For those worrying, the staff will have to work hard, but all is not lost . . . at least not yet. ; )
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    (2024) PF - Derik Queen

    Page and Queen don't play the same spots. We need to restock the front court after this year. Queen is the type of talent you take whenever you're fortunate enough to get a commitment. Maybe IU lands Page, or maybe they don't. Queen's visit doesn't seem to be part of that equation. Plus IU has been wanting to schedule Queen's visit for a long time. This didn't come together over night. This visit and practically all visits take a while to coordinate.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    Assembly Hall was built in part because the program that Branch created. Other things can be named after Bob. Let's never forget that IU basketball has a rich tradition beyond Bob. That doesn't take away from how fantastic of a coach he was. It just pays proper respect to the program as a whole. Without what Branch created over the decades, IU isn't the premier job that attracts Bob.
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    (2023) - SG Jamie Kaiser Jr. to Maryland

    Same. I know he's not a shooter. Maybe his game is too similar to Newton's, but from the limited action I saw he clearly had an explosiveness and an edge that I appreciated.
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    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    The Big 12 can have Nebraska back.
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    (2023) - PF Arrinten Page to USC

    What's interesting is that Eric from the Hoosier Hysterics mentioned dipping into the transfer portal for big next spring. They are goofy, but Eric is sneaky in that he knows somethings and drops tidbits everyone in a while. I don't think anything is certain, but perhaps the staff is acknowledging their needs may be better met in the portal. Or maybe Page will commit next week. ; )
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    (2023) - PF Arrinten Page to USC

    @Stuhoo and @Demo - I'd be surprised if no interviews come from the visit, but it is a stark contrast to Kaiser's visit where he posted stuff ASAP and a sting of interviews were released after his visit very recently concluded -- like while he and his dad were still making their way home. ; ) Looking at Page's IG, he posted the photos from previous visits, so he does put his recruitment out there to some extent. It's just an interesting take, especially with the one post he did publish while on his visit (or very soon thereafter) being negative.