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Hoosierfan2017

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  1. Hoosierfan2017

    College Bball Thread

    Playing a handful of good teams at neutral sites isn't anything like going through an entire conference season in a P5 conference.
  2. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Minutes Per Game

    He seemed good when he first got here because he shot 45% from 3 in November and December 2018. He was on a hot streak and then suffered a concussion in December 2018. He’s never been the same player since. Maybe that’s just a coincidence, maybe the concussion is why he’s been different, but in the 74 games since then he’s shot 27.8% from 3 and 34.8% from the field. Idk, after how bad last year was I’m just ready for new blood at the guard spots.
  3. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Minutes Per Game

    Which is why I’ll be really disappointed if he’s starting next year. A lot of our hopes rest with our perceived greatly improved backcourt. If he’s still starting then our new guys probably aren’t anywhere near as good as we think.
  4. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Minutes Per Game

    I really hope that we’re not in a position where Rob Phinisee is starting next fall. No offense to him, but I just don’t think he’s very good. He was a big reason for our struggles last year. He can be a good defender but I personally value offense a lot more in basketball than defense. You need to score the ball to win. It doesn’t matter if you hold a team under 50 like we have in the past if you can’t score 50 points yourself. He’s basically not a threat on offense at all. He’s a career 36% from the field and 29.8% from 3. We can blame it on Archie, but Archie was regularly yelling at him to run the ball up the court but he continued to walk it up slowly. Armaan made a big jump in spite of Archie, while Rob never has. It’s possible that he makes a big jump, but I just don’t see it. He was a ~150 recruit who has played like one through 86 career college games. With Bates, Stewart, and Johnson, as well as Lander hopefully, I don’t see a lot of minutes for him next year. If we do then it will probably be because our other guards disappointed.
  5. Hoosierfan2017

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Not a big loss. Hunter was a ‘shooter’ who didn’t actually shoot all that well. Career 39.7/32.4/64.4 shooter. He also didn’t play any defense. He’d need to become a 40+ percent three point shooter next year to make up for that. We’ll be able to improve in the portal.
  6. Hoosierfan2017

    IUBB 2021 General Off-Season Thread

    I think we can do better than 5th but I’m trying to keep my expectations on the more conservative side after the past few years. 5th place and a tournament appearance would be great, though I do hope we get even more than that.
  7. Hoosierfan2017

    IUBB 2021 General Off-Season Thread

    Would be very happy with 5th in the conference this year.
  8. Hoosierfan2017

    Big Ten Arena Poll

    Mackey definitely hosts the ugliest crowds of the four, that’s for sure. In this picture you can see the theme of the night was “sausage party.”
  9. Hoosierfan2017

    (2018) PF Race Thompson to IU

    Devonte would’ve like Woodson’s offense quite a bit, imo.
  10. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Minnesota is what Jeff Goodman hoped IU would be this upcoming season.
  11. I know Coach Woodson was on Dakich's show earlier this afternoon and will probably be doing some interviews with other people too. Thought it would be nice to have one place where we can post whatever links/clips we find.
  12. Hoosierfan2017

    College Bball Thread

    Our compliance department is the worst. Hopefully we clean house and bring in a new one.
  13. I could definitely see Lander starting. I think Bates/Lander/Stewart/Johnson will be competing for the three 1-3 spots by the time we get to conference play.
  14. I did mine as the lineup I think we will see by the time Big 10 season gets here. Johnson/Bates/Stewart/Kopp/TJD Lander first pg off bench, Hunter first wing off bench, Thompson first 4 off bench. I think those will be our top 8 guys come conference season. Lander instead of Phinisee is probably controversial, but I'm low on Phinisee. Through 3 seasons he's been pretty much the same player throughout. In 86 games he has shot 36% from the field, 29.8% from 3, and 67.5% from the line. He was a big reason for our guard struggles last year. I expect Lander to show us why he was the top pg in his class before he reclassified. He'll have a full offseason this year as well as a coach whose offensive system fits his game. Thompson could get the nod at the starting 4, but I like Kopp there because of his ability to stretch the floor. That starting lineup has 3 guys you can't leave open behind the arc. It also has three guys who have shot 76%, 78%, and 85% from the free throw line in college, as well as Bates who shot 88% from the line in high school.
  15. Hoosierfan2017

    Xavier Johnson - Commits to IU (PG)

    "I plan to go to all of (the summer sessions) because I want to get to know my teammates and just get to work," Johnson said. I think we’re going to like him.
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    (2022) - PF Kyle Filipowski

    Pretty soon other coaches will be able to use “Coach K might even be there if you stay for 4 years” against Duke. He’s 74 years old. He’ll be 75 before this kid graduates, and he’ll turn 76 during this kid’s freshman season.
  17. Hoosierfan2017

    IUBB 2021 General Off-Season Thread

    Interesting. Hunter had just today posted pictures of him at practice on Instagram. Not sure how I'd feel about it. He has the perfect height and length for the small forward position. Just not sure he'll ever get to where we thought he'd get before his injury.
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    2021 Transfer Portal

    Rupp Rafters is hilarious right now. Talks of “we need to start paying players.” Absolutely delusional. “NCAA is an absolute laughing stock. Coaches caught by the FBI and still allowed to coach, recruit and compete in the NCAAT. Of course part of it is the AD and school administrators for having little to no ethics or integrity. Lawyer up and deny any wrongdoing. What a joke!!!” “I don’t necessarily care about this recruit but if NCAA is just gonna let everyone cheat, f it, let’s even the playing field with some Kentucky/horses/bourbon/etc. $$$$” “I’m sorry but with the spineless NCAA we need to start to pay dudes if that’s what it takes. I’m sick of seeing LSU get on everybody’s list because they pay whatever it takes.”
  19. Hoosierfan2017

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Zion is another guy who was helped by playing in college. Obviously he was great, but RJ was the more hyped recruit than him going into Duke. Then in college Zion became the top star. I think that the G League will be a good option for a few kids a year. The very tippy top of 5 stars. But i still expect the majority of 5 star types to come to college, especially with NIL changes and all that reducing the income difference soon.
  20. Archie’s failure at IU will always fascinate me. How does a guy who seemed like a near perfect hire end up being such a dud. His personality, his offense, his player development. Duds all around.
  21. Hoosierfan2017

    College Bball Thread

    What is Goodman even talking about, lol. It would “make sense” if the same staff that coached Durant was still there but it’s a completely different one.
  22. Hoosierfan2017

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    It worked out for him in the sense that he got half a million dollars and will be a top draft pick, which is the end goal really. But I’m still not sold on the G League as a legitimate competitor for top talent. I don’t think Jalen Green is known by casual fans. No one really watches the G League. Jalen Suggs is a household name now because of his NCAA tournament performance. That was worth more than $500k in the long run, imo. The G League offers money of course but you can’t beat the exposure the NCAA gives you.
  23. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Transfer Portal

    I thought Emoni Bates decommitted months ago? In any event, slim chance he ever plays college ball.
  24. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Interesting that we’ve expressed interest with our scholarship situation.. Now it’s a little more real that it was with the Keion Brooks hypothetical. Looks like the perfect center for us.
  25. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Transfer Portal

    I don’t know his past or his personality or anything, so I was just seeing the video in a vacuum and didn’t think it was anything unusual. Reading more about him I can see why it’s problematic.
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