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Everything posted by Hoosierfan2017

  1. We have a pretty good sense of what our team will look like next year. Barring any unforeseen changes, we have 12 of the 13 spots filled. What do people think should be our expectations? I have three expectations: (1) win 20 games, (2) finish in the top half of the conference, and (3) make the tournament. I think these are realistic expectations for Coach Woodson’s first season, and I think these are also fair expectations to have of Coach Woodson. He’s put together a very solid team. He kept Trayce and upgraded our guard rotation in a big way. I see no reason why we shouldn’t be a tournament team next year. As bad as last year was, we were solidly in the tournament until the late season collapse.
  2. Hoosierfan2017

    Yogi Ferrell - LA Clippers

    Yogi was a team high +15 in 20 minutes tonight. I'm kind of surprised he didn't have a job before this 10-day contract. There are worse guards than him getting rotation minutes in the NBA.
  3. I can't wait to see what he can do in a full recruiting cycle. He's been here less than a month and already blown me away.
  4. Hoosierfan2017

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    IU and Purdue both got top 25 recruits this week. IU got a top 25 in the country guy and Purdue got a top 25 in Indiana guy. Works for me!
  5. Hoosierfan2017

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    I remember being bummed when we didn’t get Aminu Muhammad. Well, after today’s update Tamar is ranked two spots ahead of Aminu in ESPN’s rankings.
  6. Hoosierfan2017

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    OG tore his ACL that next year. He played against UNC in the sweet 16 but he was only a freshman. Blackmon was the one out with an ACL (I think it was ACL) that season.
  7. Hoosierfan2017

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    You definitely have your outliers like Oladipo, OG, Juwan Morgan. But, if you're regularly landing top 50 players you're going to get good results more often than not. These are the top 50 recruits we've gotten since 2011 (sorry if I forget any): Cody Zeller Yogi Ferrell Jeremy Hollowell Noah Vonleh James Blackmon, Jr. Robert Johnson Thomas Bryant De'Ron Davis Romeo Langford Trayce Jackson-Davis Khristian Lander Tamar Bates Leaving out Lander/Bates since they are unknowns at this point, that's 10 guys. Hollowell was a total dud, Davis was underwhelming due to injuries, but the other 8 guys were all good players at IU. Looking at the guys we've gotten during that period in the 50-100 range, there's a lot more variance. Troy Williams, for example, on the good end. Hanner Perea, for example, on the dud end. It remains to be seen what happens with Lander/Bates, but if history is an indicator there's a good chance we like what we get from them.
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    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    Fwiw, James Blackmon was 20th in his class on ESPN. Not an apples to apples comparison, but still interesting.
  9. Goodman has to realize that his trolling only hurts when IU stinks. We’ve had an A+ offseason and his petty trolling only makes him look obsessed at this point.
  10. Hoosierfan2017

    College Bball Thread

    Crean’s a weird dude. He wears thin on people the longer he’s at a school, and he probably wears thin even faster when he’s not winning basketball games.
  11. So what do we do now that we’ve hired all our assistants and filled all our scholarships? Too bad we can’t skip ahead a few months.
  12. Energy guys like Galloway really stick out when other guys on the court are just going through the motions. Over the past half decade or so we've grown accustomed to seeing some players give less than optimal effort. The really good teams don't have to choose between playing guys who play hard and playing guys who are highly skilled because their players have both qualities. Baylor's team last year was full of really talented, competitive guys who will just outwork everyone else. Coach Woodson is building a roster like that. I'm not saying Galloway stinks or anything like that, but at least when we last saw him play he wasn't at that level yet. And that's ok! Not every guy is expected to contribute immediately. We're fortunately in a position where we don't need him to play a lot right now. He's got plenty of time to put in the work and contribute to the program.
  13. I would be very surprised if he gets more than spot minutes next year. We’ve got a number of guys at his position now who are better than him. He plays with good energy, and I don’t doubt that he will work hard, but barring a big jump this summer he isn’t ready. He’s a bad shooter, and it wasn’t just last year. He shot 31% from 3 and 63% from the line in high school. If he can’t shoot the ball well I don’t see him getting minutes over the other guys we have for the 2-4 positions.
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    Next Season’s Expectations

    Same here. It’s just that my last memory of him as a player is not very good. Last season was a terrible one for him. I don’t think he’s a lost cause, but I’m not very optimistic. Hopefully the staff can get rid of whatever demons Archie cast on him.
  15. That’s fair. Which guy do we get, the one from last year or the one from the year before! In 19/20 he shot 40% from three on 5.3 attempts and 90% from the free throw line. Hopefully Woody can get him enough good looks to replicate that.
  16. IU even got a nice compliment. I hear you that he needed to make shots. But Indiana is a true blue blood program that regularly puts players in the NBA. They must have seen something on film to think that our staff just wasn't using him correctly. I guess we'll find out.
  17. First comment on a NU board: Bet it will feel good to not be hounded by the best defenders in the league every single game. Not have to rush his shot every single time Could explain last year’s percentage.
  18. Dude’s got textbook shooting form. Maybe he can be a part-time shot doctor next year too. https://www.instagram.com/p/CN43fjYnVU7/?igshid=1e167rg9y0yfe
  19. Lol for real. 6 years of free college and IU basketball? Sign me up! No point in them wasting a year of eligibility when they won’t get a lot of playing time. They’re the type of guys who won’t play now but could good minutes as upperclassmen.
  20. Wouldn't hate it if Hunter was the one who left.. He's a shooter who doesn't really shoot very well, and he's a traffic cone on defense. Career 32% from three and 64% from the free throw line in college. He's nice for depth but I'm not sure he'd get a lot of minutes next year.
  21. Hoosierfan2017

    2021 Transfer Portal

    I hadn't really liked the one-time transfer rule when I first heard about it, but I think it's actually going to benefit us quite a bit. IU is a big-time basketball program. If Woodson can get things going again, we're going to be a very attractive destination for portal kids. Heck, he's already doing a great job with it. Sure we might lose some guys every year, but I think we will get more from the portal than we will lose. If you have an off recruiting year the portal provides a chance to make up for it.
  22. It's very nice to hear that our staff is going after a player and then they actually go out and get him. We wanted Xavier Johnson, we went out and got him. We wanted Tamar Bates, we went out and got him. We wanted Miller Kopp, we went out and got him. Coach Woodson had a vision for the roster and he went out and made it happen. Very encouraging moving forward.
  23. Nice! Stretch four is exactly what we needed. Our team (should) be much better at shooting than last season. I'm looking forward to the first three point barrage of the Mike Woodson era in front of a packed Assembly Hall.