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Hoosierfan2017 last won the day on October 3 2021

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About Hoosierfan2017

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    CBB National Player of the Year
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  1. Hoosierfan2017

    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    Agreed. Can’t stand Notre Dame/their arrogant fans (many of whom never even went to school there).
  2. Hoosierfan2017

    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    I don’t really like it. UCLA and USC are both quality athletic programs, of course, but having them in the Big 10 is just weird. They don’t fit the vibe of the conference. But, I suppose it’s either get with the times or get left behind. Better than becoming a Big 12 or a PAC 12 where the quality programs leave.
  3. Hoosierfan2017

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    IU v. UNC would objectively be a much bigger matchup and I don’t think anyone can honestly disagree. UVA has been nice the past decade or so. IU and UNC are two of the most storied programs in college basketball. 11 national championships between the 2 schools. It would bring lots of eyeballs to the television. IU v. UVA doesn’t have the same draw.
  4. Hoosierfan2017

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    Most 5 stars we’ve gotten have been contributors as freshmen. Lander and Bates were duds, and I think that has soured some on what to expect from top ~30 guys. TJD, Romeo, Bryant, Vonleh, Yogi, Zeller, Gordon, JBJ. They all came in and contributed as freshmen. 5 stars are big contributors at schools across the country.
  5. Hoosierfan2017

    (2022) PF Malik Reneau to INDIANA

    I feel like that crowd won’t be happy until our roster is full of 13 Indiana boys. I’m happy we’re going after players across the country. Too much talent out there to focus exclusively on one state.
  6. Hoosierfan2017

    (2022) PF Malik Reneau to INDIANA

    Were people actually mad about him missing the state championship game? Seems like a silly thing to get mad about.
  7. Hoosierfan2017

    National Basketball Transfer Portal

    Newman’s a career 35.3% from 3 on 3.5 shots per game in college. Last year he shot 32% from 3. Kopp and Johnson both shot better than that last year. Maybe he’s a shooter, but he hasn’t been a maker in college.
  8. Hoosierfan2017

    TJD is BACK

    Eh, I mean I doubt we’re talking about hardcore drugs. Some of the most successful NBA players smoke weed. I’m pretty anti-weed, but it’s not really that different from players going out drinking during the season. Ideally they wouldn’t do that either, but college kids will be college kids. There’s just no upside to saying this publicly.
  9. Hoosierfan2017

    TJD is BACK

    Yeah I agree with this. No need to dime on your former teammates like that. It’s all stuff that could have been addressed in private. Just kind of weird comments from him imho.
  10. Hoosierfan2017

    TJD is BACK

    Surprised by Phinisee’s inclusion. Didn’t figure him as one of the malcontents.
  11. Hoosierfan2017

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Leal hasn’t shown that he’s our best shooter or even an above average shooter at the college level. Through 2 seasons he’s shooting 30.8% from 3. Sure, it’s not high volume, but that’s not nearly good enough given his limitations.
  12. Hoosierfan2017

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    The frontcourt definitely wasn’t the issue. Race/Trayce combined for 60 mpg last year, which leaves around 20 mpg for a backup frontcourt player. Race wore down at the end of last year, so maybe Woody tries to play him a few fewer mpg next season. I’d like for Reneau to be good enough to get a large bulk of those minutes, and I expect him to be good enough. He’s ranked/rated in between where Thomas Bryant and TJD were as high school seniors. Both of those guys were good enough as freshmen to be 20 mpg guys on quality teams. I think Reneau will be too.
  13. Hoosierfan2017

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Woodson is a better coach than Archie, but even the best coaches need some horses to work with. I want JHS playing 25 mpg and Reneau playing 18-20 mpg. We have a very solid top 3. Our next four, based on their play last year, was mediocre. If we want to be a top 15 team next year we need a lot more from guys 4-7 than what we got from Bates/Kopp/Galloway/Geronimo. Some of that can be from those four improving, certainly, but what we really need is for the two 5 stars to come in and play like it.
  14. Hoosierfan2017

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    I don’t agree. I think people are really overhyping our ‘depth.’ Take away the two 5 star freshmen and the top 7 is Trayce, Race, Xavier, Kopp, Geronimo, Bates, and Galloway. That’s the same roster that finished 9th in the conference and got blown out in the round of 64 minus Stewart and Phinisee. I’m optimistic for next season because we’re bringing in two top 30 freshman from the high school national champions. I’m expecting them to be major contributors because top 30 guys typically have been on IU teams. If those guys aren’t playing significant minutes then I truly don’t see the top 15 hype that folks are speaking about.
  15. Hoosierfan2017

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    I would be shocked if one of the 5 stars only plays 10 minutes per game. Lander and, to a lesser extent, Bates, have skewed people’s opinions on playing time for 5 star caliber freshmen. Here are our recent ones besides those two as freshmen: TJD - 29 mpg Romeo - 34 mpg Bryant - 23 mpg Vonleh - 27 mpg Yogi - 28 mpg Zeller - 29 mpg If either Reneau or JHS is only playing 10 mpg I’ll be disappointed.