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    2019-2020 NBA Thread

    Victor will go to the team that offers him the most money. Who can blame him?
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    (2021) SF Trey Patterson

    IU will continue to have trouble attracting highly ranked out-of-state players like Patterson and Aminu until we start winning more and are consistently ranked among the top teams in the country and conference.
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    All-Time Underrated Team

    In terms of talent, George McGinnis, Walt Bellamy, and Isiah Thomas are in a category by themselves. There are other players who had great IU careers (e.g., Calbert Channey, Scott May, Steve Alford) but none come close to their talent. And, all three had great seasons for the Hoosiers. McGinnis, who led the Big Ten in scoring in 1971 with 30 points a game and 15 rebounds a game and was named a 3rd team All American, was hardly underrated at that time. But fans tend to favor players who played four years and those from more recent years. In McGinnis' time, freshmen were ineligible to play varsity. IU's 1970-71 front line of George McGinnis, Joby Wright and Steve Downing is probably school's best ever. I agree that McGinnis was the most talented to play for IU.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    The question with Leal is whether he is quick enough to get his shot off. He seems a bit slow in his high school videos.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Leal has great form on his shot.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    Musselman had a decent first year with Arkansas last season (20-12) with not much talent left by his predecessor (better than Archie's first year at IU). He turned Nevada into a winning program before moving to Arkansas. More important for Justin Smith is Musselman's style of play which as I say is a better fit for Justin. We'll see. I'm rooting for a good year for both IU and Justin.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    Good move for Justin. Musselman is a good coach--probably better than Archie--and his style of play for his teams is better suited to Justin's strengths. Good luck to him. I'm glad we're not scheduled to play Arkansas again.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    We'll see TJD and Thompson on the floor together more than we see TJD and Brunk on the floor together, I suspect
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    TJD and Race Thompson played very well together during the last several games and it was never clear who was playing the 5 and who was playing the 4. Those two are interchangeable at those two positions. Brunk can only play the 5.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Joey Brunk will start at the beginning of the season. It is doubtful Brunk averages the same amount of playing time as last season should Race Thompson play as well next season as he did at the end of last.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    Yes, all IU fans want the IU team to make the tourney every year. Few thought it would happen in his first year. Most thought it would with Romeo in the 2nd. And many doubted the team would this past year. Almost everyone agreed that Archie would need his players rather than Crean's players before we would know if he could bring IU back to true respectability.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    Brumdog45 I think this will be the third straight year someone has said that. ---------------- That's not accurate. The consensus has always been that IU needs to make a jump forward when Archie has his own players. With the exception of Al Durham that time is now.
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    (2021) SF Trey Patterson

    I would be surprised if IU is in a top 3 with Patterson. I think Maryland has a better shot at him than we do.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    No need for name calling. And, yes, this is the year for Archie Miller to demonstrate he can coach at IU. (If there is a season).
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    College Bball Thread

    It sounds like Garza will be back. He isn't getting real feedback because NBA executives aren't holding workouts or giving feedback. That's not likely to change any time soon.