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TXHoosierDaddy

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  1. TXHoosierDaddy

    IU Baseball

    We've been lucky to have some great recruiters with Tracy, Lemonis and now Mercer. Is this the best recruit we have ever gotten under those regimes? I don't remember seeing a guy ranked as a 10 on perfect game. Definitely a number of 9's.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Much better going north/south on the break. He was limited when we went into our half court set. His only real move was driving down the lane and kind of laying up a shot from a few feet out. Never found the mid-range jumper throughout his career here. Really didn't have great handles to speak of and primarily went to his right for everything. Really liked him as a 4 but if he wants to play the 3 probably best to go elsewhere. Really liked his defense and motor but it was questioned at times. As some mentioned, I was surprised he actually came back last year. Would have liked to still have him but the numbers don't tell the true story on the loss here (or lack thereof imo)
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    I hardly know what he looks like not banged up. It legit seems like that has been most of his two years on campus.
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    I would say very good in flashes. I thought he was horribly inconsistent last year. We had to rely on him heavily because of not having another PG. There is more competition this year and guys pushing for minutes. Margins are smaller. I think any number of the guards mentioned are at risk of being planted on the bench more if they don't take a step forward.
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    Phinesee didn't improve at all his Soph year. Sure injuries contributed. With guys demanding minutes like Lander and Franklin I think he stands to lose the most even if he starts and Archie wants to bring Lander off the bench.
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    Movies

    Been watching some documentaries. Free Solo on Hulu was incredible. Have some other really good recommendations on docs if anyone is interested. Crazy stupid love is a pretty good rom com with the family that I just saw on Hulu as well. Oh and watched Parasite. Don't know if it deserved movie of the year but it was good. Also, on Hulu.
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    Emmitt Holt

    I've never been more excited about a player based on high school highlights and then been so disappointed. Not only contributed hardly anything but seemed like a poison pill as you mentioned. That class in general was so hyped...and none came even close to it outside of Yogi who exceeded it and much more.
  8. TXHoosierDaddy

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Illinois looks poised to stay. Reallly good recruiting class next year and starting off strong with a great pickup in 2021 in Goode.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    I can't say you're wrong. He's looked completely lost against any sort of good competition for the most part in his time at IU. Some improvement from Freshman to Sophmore year at least provides some optimism but I wonder if he is the type of player that would do better in a MAC type conference. He's got to improve his handles and confidence offensively if he's going to get off the bench next year.
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    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Losing Todd definitely hurts but they still have the #1 rated class in the BIG coming in and a transfer PG that can play immediately. Livers decision looms large. I'm more interested to know what kind of coach Howard actually is. I feel like it was tough to make that determination this year with the solid core and veteran leadership that Beilein left. That could be the ultimate factor.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    I know things are fluid but with Mineland committing to Lville are we still interested/tracking any other grad transfers? Thought for sure Damezi would transfer and we would fill the spot with a grad transfer and likely someone who can shoot the rock. Do I think our shooting will be better next year, yes. But it still won't be a strength imo.
  12. TXHoosierDaddy

    College Bball Thread

    And he's been nothing more than mediocre over the last 4-5 years. But that title and the fact that he is basically the mayor there makes him untouchable.
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    Archie and Progress

    Yet to see a really good offense with Archie. Points are hard to come by. At some point this has to change if we are going to stop being a .500 BIG team and win a few more on the road. Year 4 he has to show improvement here. I don't care where the scoring comes from who else he brings in but its got to get better.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    First transfer I have publicly seen us in on. I hope there are more. We absolutely need a grad transfer shooter this upcoming season.
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    IU Football Off-Season

    I think James is a big loss. Maybe not this year if Scott stays healthy but next year. He looked to have everything you want in a RB and now we are left with absolutely nothing behind Scott as insurance. Deboer was going to leave regardless so I can't fault that but a large part of those 8 wins had to do with our offense taking a huge step forward. No excuse for the new OC to not build on that momentum as that was Allen's most important hire/decision this offseason.
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