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RaceToTheTop

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  1. RaceToTheTop

    Draft Combine 2022

    If we go by what he had said prior -- that if he didn't feel he would be a top 35 pick, he likely would withdraw from the draft -- then I think you should feel that he is coming back. I don't feel he's in that range and doesn't have the ability to move up in the five on fives.
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    (2020) SG Trey Galloway To IU

    The problem was IU shooting a low percentage combined with not shooting many threes. If you aren't shooting many, the assumption is that they are good looks. IU shot poorly on good looks.
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    Draft Combine 2022

    Positive in terms of him returning or not returning? Anyway, looking at some of the players who got invites to the five-on-five, I wouldn't say it says all that much. Kofi Cockburn got an invite and he's not in most mocks I've seen. Trevion Williams is a border end of second round/undrafted player and he got a five-on-five invite.
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    NIL and IU

    A throwing stone gathers no moss?
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    NIL and IU

    In the places where they've always been paying players, it's probably just more out in the open. I think in the end it make create more teams in the 'haves' category but the gap between the 'haves' and 'have nots' will get wider. I do wonder if it will eventually create a split in divisions......not sure how a 350+ division of basketball will exist with an even greater disparity.
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    College Bball Thread

    He's been mocked all over the place, but I had seen him mocked at 27 in one site (can't find it now). Agree, though, that he actually doesn't get much done. He's not great at anything and does some things poorly for a guy his size. Seems more like he would be getting drafted on his high school rating than what he did at Michigan.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    How about replacing the NIT with the NIL tournament? Winners determined off the court by number of twitter and IG followers.
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    College Bball Thread

    At the minimum, Purdue will lead the conference in the ever important number of seven footers on their roster.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Absolutely. I was just responding to the 'probably 100% related to NIL'. Not a big deal, IMO. I was fine leaving it with the agree to disagree. It's not like we are actually having an argument about it, just a difference of opinions (over a player who isn't at IU, so IMO it's really not a big deal).
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    That's conjecture on your part. NIL isn't the only thing a player has to decide on. Playing time, fit, and most definitely is always going to be a factor as is offensive focus. A&M has two recruits coming in....one unranked, one a JUCO player. They have five transfers coming in.....Dennis is the only one who averaged more than five points per game. If A&M has a lot of NIL money to give, they're doing it wrong.
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    College Bball Thread

    I still find it hard to believe that Purdue is going to roll with the point guards they currently have in 2022-23. Still could obviously sign somebody, but so far nothing.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    My point was that him signing at A&M likely wasn't about him pulling in the most NIL money he could. A&M is a typical SEC school with boosters putting tons of cash in football and ignoring basketball. A&M basketball games have pretty barren attendance. Only sell out last year was when they hosted Kentucky and I believe they only topped 10,000 in home attendance three times all year.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    You do realize that there are athletics making millions in NIL, don’t you? We also haven’t heard anything about what Dennis receiving in NIL. I do know that since he’s signed there, the most popular Texas A&am sports message board has a thread with seven whole posts about him signing. I’m going to out on a limb and say that Dennis isn’t getting 200K at A and M.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Agree to disagree. Nijel Pack was one -- if not the best -- player in the portal. $400K for an NIL deal wasn't really unexpected for a player of his caliber. Dennis' value....not so much.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    I'm not sure why Pack's recruitment would have anything to do with Dennis. Dennis isn't Pack and Pack's deal doesn't change Dennis' value.
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