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  1. Ricochet

    (2024) - CG Dylan Harper

    I heard a few months back that IU was in .such better shape than most realize. I think they have a chance and I think getting a player like Mgbako but IMO if IU is going get someone like Dylan Harper they are going to have to land multiple 5 Star talents.
  2. IU could've had a chance with him if IU was a NIKE school.
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    (2025) - PG Jalen Haralson

    No we (IU) needs to get greedy from time to time and get a class full of studs.
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    (2024) - CG Dylan Harper

    He's not coming to IU. I would love to eat crow on this but his quotes for his Top 5 doesn't inspire the thought he's going to go to IU.
  5. No doubt if anywhere you'd think maybe following his Dad to Notre Dame but then again I guess I can see Cincy telling him we took a similar prospect in Sauce Gardner and we can do for you what we did for him and give you a chance to be CB1 in a future draft.
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    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    IMO Watford would be a perfect fit at IU. I have to believe that IU will have a transfer or two because these kids want to play ball and some are going to realize that they just aren't going to see much PT. Watford is the ideal prospect to take over the hybrid PF with stretch/point forward skills from Morgan. If IU was lucky enough to get Brooks and Watford to go with TJD and Franklin then IU is going to be so deep that it will lead to a transfer amongst the some of the frontcourt players. IU would have nice 1-2 punch at C with Davis and TJD. If Hunter returns to 100% and IU gets Brooks then you have one hell of a 1-2 punch at SF with Anderson trying to find minutes. Justin Smith has proven that he's more PF than SF and come next season IMO he stays at the 4. Geting Watford would once again create another great 1-2 punch. The backcourt is a little trickier as I think they without question need another PG as I think Phinisee is the only true PG that IU has. That said once Romeo is gone I don't think IU a true SG as I see Green, Durham and Franklin are more comboguard than anything else. If not a stud PG to form an awesome 1-2 punch with Phinisee then a stud shooter at SG but that doesn't seem to be in the cards and expect those 4 to make up the backcourt next season. I'm not hating on or starting rumors just going by deductive reasoning and logic that there 3 talented scholarship players vying to be a 3rd string C and/or 3rd string PF in this scenario. Those 3 are Moore, Thompson and Forrester. If this recruiting class really happens then I would think that especially Moore would want to move on because his competitive nature is going to want to see PT and it's just not going to happen with what IU's going to have on the depth chart above him. Unless there is some drastic changes I think the best Thompson and Forrester can do is fight for the 3rd string PF position. As I said before, this is nothing more than a guess/prediction and with no malice for the players that I think could transfer for PT reasons. So with said I think there is chance that IU will have 2 transfers after the seaon but believe 1 will without a doubt happens. The 2019 recruiting class will be 4 to 5 man class. The funny thing is elite talent wants to play with elite talent so the more 5 star prospects that IU lands the percentage of getting another greatly improves. Getting TJD has improved IU's chances to get Brooks. Getting Brooks IMO greatly improves that chances with Watford. Getting Watford would really open up the chances of adding better and better talents if they had scholarships open up.
  7. IMO he's going to college even if the NBA changes the rule because the one negative of his game is his lack of strength. His game is great, highly skilled but he needs to get vastly stronger before he can play against grown @$$ men.
  8. I thought it was the 8th grade or after 8 grade year. I think he's only been there for 4 or 5 years.
  9. Thats the same thought I've been having. He's an Indiana kid who's lived in Tennessee for maybe 4 years.
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    (2018) PF Jake Forrester to IU

    Juwan is the epitome of a good college player but that said the NBA isn't clamoring for players like him. Don't get me wrong I love the player that he is but he's not what the NBA is looking for and I don't see him getting draft after his senior season let alonr after his junior season.
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    (2018) PF Jake Forrester to IU

    I would agree if you're not a program that can't recruit one and done recruits. However this is the time to recruit the one and done types when 4 or 5 of those 7 would be 4-5 year players.
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    (2018) PF Jake Forrester to IU

    I really like the Forrester's upside but with Clifton Moore and Race Thompson in the '17 class and the guys that they are in on early in '19 at the PF and/or comboforwards it's a bit surprising if you ask me. Like Clifton Moore I can see him as a career 3rd string PF or he puts it together and reaches that upside he has but there is a reason both are rated 3 star prospects. I will like this pickup even more if he's (RS) red-shirted next season because the athleticism and upside is there but like I said before there is a reason it called up side and like I said before there is reason why he's only rated 3 star. It just makes sense to RS him IMO, because come the 2018-19 season IU is going to have a senior PF in Juwan Morgan, the very similar Moore will have a season under his belt and the RS Freshman with a year of practice under his belt. There is no real reason to waste a year on being the 4th PF next season.
  13. That's right not like UK. Having some mercenaries is fine actually its a good thing IMO but what I wouldn't want is team full of mecenaries. Having elite NBA talents that are 1 and done types will make those 4/5 year players better whether we like it or not.
  14. I have no problem with one and done's as long as its from a position of strength and they do it the right way and are actually student athletes.
  15. After all these injuries since HS and what we've seen out of Hartman in '15 -'16 there is no way he's going to have the lateral quickness or athleticism to guard the wing. IMO he's going to be part of a rotation ar the #4. With what IU has they are going to have to go small once again to get the best talent on the floor.