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Class of '66 Old Fart

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  1. Class of '66 Old Fart

    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Haven't heard his name mentioned for several months but anyone interested in watching him play here's your chance tonight with tentative tipoffs at 6:20, 8:00 and 9:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaj0SUB3x3o&app=desktop
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    (2021) - PF Mason Miller

    Am I the only one confused as to whether or not Mason Miller has been extended a formal offer? 247 indicates he has; Rivals indicates he has not. Although the link below kinda sorta suggests he has an offer, there is nothing in the article that confirms an offer has been extended. And I don't recall Twitterverse exploding with tweets that he had received an offer. Help an old man out. Does he or doesn't he? https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/07/03/2021-target-mason-miller-talks-indiana-offer-and-athletic-style-of-play/?fbclid=IwAR3RR6EL6Fh1KAEPfXd-eIUNuDydHfB8yhbb0q6uRcXadYnRNeeWUG2Er3Y
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Apparently the previous thread titled Coronavirus and the NCAA Tournament has come down with the virus and is in permanent quarantine along with the originator of that thread. There was some worthwhile conversation being posted along with some less than worthwhile but given the present day situation, I think there is value to maintaining open discussion about the virus. And just because I've posted some humor in the virus topics don't think for a moment that I'm not taking it seriously because I am. So to kickstart this new thread.
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    2020 July AAU Action/News

    DISCLAIMER: l have no idea if any players with serious IU interest are participating in this event.
  5. IU offered today. Graham is a 6'8" PF attending Nicolet HS in Milwaukee, WI. Graham shot 61 percent from 2-point range and 44 percent from three-point range. And that latter number was no fluke. Graham had more than five attempts from deep per game as a junior. TheDailyHoosier Rivals MaxPreps
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    (2022) - CG Skyy Clark

    IU offered 5-star CG Skyy Clark 6'2" 185 lbs. will attend Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, TN for the upcoming season. Last year he attended Heritage Christian HS in Northridge, CA. Per MaxPreps he played in 31 games last season in California averaging 25.5 ppg; 5.1 rpg; 4.2 apg; 2.5 stls. He shot 50% from the field; 39% on 3's; 83% FT. 247 Rivals
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    (2021) SG - Blake Wesley

    Per orders from Commandant USPS 4-star 6'4" Blake Wesley from South Bend Riley HS (Damezi's school) plays AAU for G3 Grind on the Under Armour circuit. Ranked nationally as #102 by 247 and the #21 SG. Has yet to receive an IU offer. [got IU offer today]. Within the past week has been offered by ND and Cincy. Also PeeUke 247 Rivals Background Article Blake Wesley '21 (SG) - G3 Grind 16U Date W/L Pts. FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Reb Assts. TO's Stls. Blks. 4/26 W 10 2 5 2 4 4 4 1 1 0 2 0 4/27 NO STATS POSTED 4/27 W 8 3 5 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4/28 NO STATS POSTED 5/3 L 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5/4 L 8 4 8 0 1 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 5/4 L 13 4 8 3 6 2 2 3 3 1 2 0 5/5 W 14 6 9 1 4 1 2 5 5 0 2 0 7/11 L 15 5 7 1 1 4 5 0 7/11 W 12 4 8 1 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 7/12 L 10 3 4 1 1 3 5 2 0 7/12 W NO STATS POSTED 7/13 W 5 2 6 0 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 7/13 W 6 2 5 2 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 7/14 W 17 5 6 3 4 4 4 3 3 0 0 0 7/14 W 18 Avg 10.5 52% 82% 2 2 1 1 0 # Gms AAU 13 # Gms MP 18 12.3 3 1 2
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    College Football Thread

    Is the NCAA starting to demonstrate that it really does have some cajones? Texas A&M football program violated NCAA rules Download the July 2020 Texas A&M Public Negotiated Resolution Agreement The Texas A&M football program violated NCAA recruiting and countable athletically related activity rules between January 2018 and February 2019, according to an agreement released by the Division I Committee on Infractions. The head football coach also violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules. The university, head coach and NCAA enforcement staff agreed that the head coach and an assistant coach had impermissible recruiting contact with a prospect at his high school. The conversation was impermissible because it occurred before the completion of the prospect’s junior year in high school. Regarding the countable athletically related activity violations, during permissible weeks of spring and summer activity, the football program unintentionally caused student-athletes to exceed activity time limits by approximately seven hours. According to the agreement, the head coach failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance because of his personal involvement in the recruiting violation. The agreement also said the head coach failed to monitor his staff when he did not ensure the program was staying within the allowable number of countable athletically related activity hours. The university, head coach and the enforcement staff used ranges identified by the Division I membership-approved penalty guidelines for Level II-mitigated penalties agreed upon for the university and assistant coach and Level II-standard penalties for the head coach. Those and other penalties, approved by the Committee on Infractions, are detailed below: One years of probation. A fine of $5,000. A reduction in football official visits by 17 days during the 2019-20 academic year. An off-campus recruiting ban for the entire football coaching staff for November 2019, which reduced the permissible evaluation days for the 2019-20 academic year by 19. A seven-day off-campus recruiting ban for the football coaching staff for the 2020 spring off-campus recruiting period and a 10-day off-campus recruiting ban for the football coaching staff for the 2020 fall off-campus recruiting period. The university ended its recruitment of the prospect. A ban on recruiting any prospects from the prospect's high school for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-222 academic years. A six-month show-cause order for the head coach. The terms of the show-cause order include a previously served nine-day ban on phone calls, emails or texts with prospects in January 2020; a reduction in off-campus recruiting contact days by three for the December 2019 through January 2020 contact period; a ban on all off-campus recruiting activities for the fall 2020 contact period; additional one-on-one rules education; and a public statement from the head coach addressing the violations. A six-month show-cause order for the assistant coach. The terms of the show-cause order include a previously served nine-day ban on phone calls, emails or texts with prospects in January 2020; a reduction in off-campus recruiting contact days by three for the December 2019 through January 2020 contact period; a ban on all off-campus recruiting activities for the fall 2020 contact period; and additional one-on-one rules education. The panel noted the circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic could impact how the remaining recruiting restrictions are implemented and encouraged the university to report any challenges with penalty implementation to the NCAA. Members of the Committee on Infractions are drawn from the NCAA membership and the public. The members of the panel who reviewed this case were Alberto Gonzales, chief hearing officer for the panel, dean of the law school at Belmont and former attorney general of the United States; Joel Maturi, former Minnesota athletics director; and Joseph D. Novak, former head football coach at Northern Illinois.
  9. Completely new name but received an IU offer today per Pat Lawless. 6'3" 170 lbs. attends Roman Catholic HS in Philadelphia. Montverde Academy in FL. 5-star rating and ranked as the #6 SG and #25 overall by 247. 247 Rivals MaxPreps Background
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    (2022) PG Bruce Thornton

    Bruce Thornton@Bruce2T_ Blessed to receive an offer from Indiana University #Gohoosier Thornton ranked #19 on the latest Rivals rankings. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/iu-basketball-recruiting-hoosiers-offer-class-of-2022-point-guard-bruce-thornton/?fbclid=IwAR0sreSB_X5Ov41_9CsGDfKbgX-FBNk0ZgnEIzbisYYlxHPkW0zAglS5PqA Also played WR on the football team. 247 Rivals Verbal Commits Hudl
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    High School Basketball Thread

    Interesting to see where this kid ends up playing in Indiana. Michigan ’22 basketball target Fletcher Loyer moving from Clarkston to Indiana One of the state’s top shooters in high school basketball is transferring as Clarkston 2022 shooting guard Fletcher Loyer is moving to Indiana. The Detroit News broke the news late in the afternoon on Wednesday and MLive was able to confirm with sources who had knowledge of the situation. The news comes shortly after top talent from around the state, including Ypsilanti Lincoln superstar prospect Emoni Bates, announced on Monday they were transferring to play for the newly established Ypsi Prep Academy team. According to the MLive’s source, Loyer’s move to Indiana appears to be family related, but it is unknown where he will attend school. Loyer, who holds a offers from Michigan, Purdue, Nebraska and a handful of others, originally moved to Michigan from Indiana in the early 2010s when his father, John Loyer, began coaching with the Detroit Pistons and eventually became interim head coach for the 2014 season. Loyer’s older brother, Foster Loyer, led Clarkston to back-to-back Class A state championships in 2017 and 2018 while claiming the coveted Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award as a senior. He is now a junior at Michigan State who sees regular playing time. Fletcher Loyer is not currently rated by major recruiting services, but he did earn a reputation as one of the state’s top shooters from 3-point range during his sophomore season at Clarkston this last winter. He averaged 22 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2 steals while shooting 48.1 from beyond the arc. He is currently listed at 6-foot-5. “Foster was more of a point guard, more of a floor general,” Clarkston coach Tim Wasilk told MLive in January. “But Fletcher’s more of a shooting guard and a little bit lengthier. He can shoot the crap out of the ball.”
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    (2022) PG Bruce Thornton

    Includes numerous quotes from his AAU coach. https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/07/02/class-of-2022-point-guard-bruce-thornton-offers-a-defense-focused-physical-option-for-indiana/?fbclid=IwAR2-wuUYepG65FhDu_Vmmro-COXAd4Pedk1N_SVqpFgE7pfq9z0MF18JIY8
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    I thought we had a similar thread last year but couldn't track it down. If there is a pre-existing thread will the mods please merge this into that one? Transfer portal list grows every day but still no Hoosiers have announced. Surprising? Secondly, neither TJD nor Justin (2 most likely candidates) have indicated they intend to explore the NBA draft. Not to necessarily officially declare for the draft but to get NBA level feedback. Surprising?
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    Another name for the '22 class. Avery Brown a 6'3" guard who attends Northfield Mount Hermon HS in Northfield, MA. Brown averaged 6.6 points, 4.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game for the 2019-20 season. He broke the school’s single game assist record with 17 in a December contest. Shot 39% on 3's. Background Story 247 MaxPreps
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    2019-2020 NBA Thread

    To Play or Not To Play. That is the question. https://www.si.com/college/indiana/basketball/indiana-victor-oladipo-unsure-return-nba-season?fbclid=IwAR2R91JgMc5GQO7nFi_RyijqEq6lDAOXJ5hSyTaS9qGF2oGHR0Pyzm1VLgA
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    The New York Mets discussion thread.

    I read the background story on that earlier today. Absolutely incredible he's still getting paid.
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    One of the top class of 2022 prospects in the Midwest is Kamari Lands. A product of La Lumiere High School in LaPorte, Indiana, Lands had a very impressive sophomore season for the Lakers and currently checks in as the No. 37 prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, though in the 247Sports Top247, he is at No. 27 overall. The 6-foot-5 Lands showed his scoring ability all year long while playing against one of the toughest schedules in high school basketball. About his improvement as a sophomore, Lands said, “Being able to play as a sophomore after sitting on the bench as a freshman, I think I did well. We did well as a team, and I definitely got more confident and improved.” Lands continued, “I think I am getting better there with my creation off the dribble. I showed this year I can catch and shoot, or score using one or two dribbles, but now I can show what I am best at, which is as a creator.” On the recruiting trail, a long list of programs are already contacting Lands and letting him know that they plan to be consistent in their recruitment of him. “I heard from Miami, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Georgetown and Marquette,” said Lands. Lands has had family members go through the recruiting process, so he is familiar with it. However, he says it has been good to get to know the coaches since they could first reach out on June 15. “It is a new experience, but it has been good,” said Lands. “Being able to talk to coaches, it is definitely a blessing. I am just trying to focus on my game right now and not get caught up in recruiting, but it is good to hear what the schools have to say.” At this point Lands isn’t focused on making visits or any schools in particular. He will work that out as time goes on, but he does know what factors will be important to him when the time comes to make a decision. “I am looking for the place that fits me best,” said Lands. “I want to go somewhere where I will be in the best position to succeed. I know what my game is and how I play the best, so I want to see which school will put me in a position to play my game. I am looking for an all-around good school with good academics and a good culture that will be the best place for me.” Given his ability to track record already, Lands will no doubt see his list get longer before it gets shorter. Expect this to be a longer recruitment with multiple visits.
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    Book Thread

    Just finished 2 books by David Baldacci. The first is the latest in the Amos Decker series entitled Walk the Wire set in North Dakota. I thought it was a good enjoyable read and would recommend it. As a bonus, Will Robie and Jessica Reel also figure fairly prominently into the storyline. The second book entitled One Good Deed introduces a new 'hero' named Aloysius Archer. Unknown if Baldacci intends to make Archer a limited series or a simple stand alone novel. I was pretty disappointed and didn't feel it was up to the standards of his other protagonists. Archer is an ex-con on parole for a crime he didn't commit in the deep south set in the early 1950's. I felt too much of the plot involved pretty farfetched events or leaps of faith. Adding to the problem for me was a secondary main character in this novel has the surname of Shaw and hard not to keep thinking of the Shaw character in Baldacci's Shaw series. They are not one and the same and I don't know why he wouldn't have used a different surname. Read Walk the Wire; pass on One Good Deed.
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    IU Baseball

    If I hadn't seen this more than once I don't think I would have believed it was true. I just have to chuckle each time I see the team nickname and league name in print. David Platt, Gabe Bierman and McCade Brown on the pitching staff this summer for the Normal Cornbelters in the Kernels Collegiate League.
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    (2022) - CG Skyy Clark

    University of No Classes offered their usual.
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    So we can take your picture off the milk cartons and cancel the silver alert? Welcome back. Good to hear from you again.
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    Pretty decent background story on '22 Braden Smith from Westfield HS. Here's a small snippet. For the record, Braden is now above six feet tall, and has put on about 19 pounds during quarantine thanks to a rigorous daily workout regime that includes starting at 6 a.m., going through three exercises and eating five meals. Weight room bests like increasing his maximum bench and squat by over 100 pounds have also been achieved, https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/07/01/hes-grown-up-quickly-how-braden-smith-is-changing-the-culture-of-westfield-high-school-basketball/?fbclid=IwAR2Lui2LZ1SwcNhH0uDci-Hdh5is93OT661q5AejgVDQ_FyRwTGJd1KHJfo
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    Nick Baumgart @Nick_Baumgart Lawrence North 6'6" shooting guard CJ Gunn (2022) had a Zoom call this afternoon with Archie Miller and the Indiana staff, according to his father.
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    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    Story on Trejuan Holloman https://indiana.rivals.com/news/2022-introduction-trejuan-holloman?fbclid=IwAR3klX07DDFLARmh7_zMFkxcZOwe6QA14p5SxQAymmp3yCt7tUsuPJphqyQ
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    The New York Mets discussion thread.

    Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize this was about the NY Mets baseball team. I thought it was a thread about the New York Metropolitan Opera's singers.