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  1. Let's go!! Hats off to Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway for all of the behind the scenes recruiting I'm sure they did on Lander Can't wait to see him in Candies!
  2. KYHoosier

    (2021) SG - Blake Wesley

    Wesley is one of favorite, if not my favorite, prospect in 2021 class. He has the size (6'5"), athleticism to play our style of D, and the scoring ability from all 3 levels that we desperately need. When you watch his highlights you can see his potential. I believe he has the game to develop into a stud for us and would be a player we'd look back and be upset we didn't get. Really hope CAM is doing everything he can to land him.
  3. I believe the criticism of De'ron is justified, but I also think it's understandable to an extent as to why he does what he does. He has had one of the most unfortunate careers for an IU player in recent memory. High 4 star player coming out of high school, committed to a coach who was fired, enrolled late his freshman year, was hyped to be the man going into Archie's first year only to lose that role to Juwan, as well as tear his achilles, on top of numerous seasons not making the NCAA tournament. Despite the lack of production on the court, I believe he still has a large voice in the locker room. He has 2 options in my eyes: 1) Accept the role he has on the team, play smart, fundamental bball when he gets in, and help be a voice of leadership for the remainder of the season to help the team maximize its potential. OR option 2) Continue to be mad at his role on the team, play hero ball when he gets out on the floor causing him to pick up 2 quick fouls and provide no leadership. Colin Hartman faced a similar situation and we saw how he handled it. I went to my first game ever at Assembly Hall when they played Arkansas. I got their early to watch warm ups. I sat and watched De'ron shoot corner 3's for 10 minutes straight (a 50% free throw shooter) cracking jokes with teammates, while Joey and Trayce practiced free throws and post moves. This as well as other stories mentioned shows me his commitment level to the team and winning. Hope he is able to turn the corner because I think his leadership, or lack there of, could be very integral to IU's success for the remainder of the season.
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    (2020) SG Trey Galloway To IU

    Great addition and one that IU really needed. Love his game. Will be a key player on a lot of good IU teams in his career. Has a little Will Sheehey to him
  5. KYHoosier

    IU v OSU BTT Thread

    I love physical basketball but these past two games have been ridiculous. Big 10 has to make some changes after the season. It’s ruining the quality of the game imo Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  6. Personally, I am more excited to see how the end of this season shakes out than the Keion Brooks decision. I think Keion is a great player, with a great attitude, but his recruitment has lost some luster to me as he has been in "decision mode" for the past 3 months. Do I really want Keion to be a Hoosier, yes. Do I think he'd be a big miss if we didn't get him, yes, but if he chooses to be a player coming off the bench for UK next year, over a guaranteed starter for IU, then so be it. We will move forward, so no need to get worked up over something that hasn't even happened yet.
  7. I think some people’s opinion that Archie has hurt or not helped Romeo’s stock since he’s been at IU are dumbfounded. Romeo was projected as a top 5-10 pick before he even stepped foot on campus, and guess what... he’s still projected as a top 5-10 pick now. And let’s be honest he wasn’t going to jump any of the players projected to go in the top 3-5 so that’s a moot point. So to say Archie has hurt or hasn’t developed Romeo just isn’t accurate. I promise you if Keion doesn’t come to IU, Romeo’s development or lack there of (in some people’s opinion) will not be the reason why. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  8. Juwan Morgan has been awful today. His effort and energy level has been putrid. Doesn’t even look like he wants to play. If he’s not going to demand the ball on offense or play hard on defense take him out. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  9. KYHoosier

    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    I don't post too often, and have had many different thoughts and emotions about this season so far. Finally had an opportunity to sort through them and would like to offer some hard reality but also some optimism to help quell all the negativity. As much as it pains me to say it, and I'm sure as much as it pains you to read it, we are not in the same conversation as UK, KU, UNC, Duke, MSU, Nova, etc right now. It's not fair at all to compare us to them... yet. However, I absolutely still believe we can and get to that level. This process with Archie is going to take some time, and perhaps most importantly its going to take buy in from the players and us, the fans. Yes, losses have piled up this year and that's frustrating to everyone. But when I take step back and look at the big picture, there are some very encouraging things going on. Our defense is markedly better, we are turning the ball over less, and we are recruiting the hell out of this state again. I also look at Archie and it's obvious how much he cares and how bad he wants to build this program. He understands it's going to take time to build the culture that is going to lead to long, sustainable results. I believe in him and I think its time for us to all buy in cause he's not going anywhere anytime soon. I also think its time for us to stop bickering about player rankings and whether certain players are worthy of us. Its clear there is an organized plan of attack to Archie's recruiting and it's already paying off. If he continues this we will be in a great position. Do we need top, high profile, five star players...absolutely. Some have argued against one and dones, but the reality is we need them. We also need the 3-4 star program builders (AKA the Sheeheys, Hulls, Zeisloft, Watfords of the world). One of which I really believe is Leal. Kid from our own backyard, loves IU, will probably be Mr. Basketball, and most importantly has arguably the greatest skill our team lacks this year...shooting. Hell yes we need this kid. We've had a guy we picked up from the rec center starting on and off for us for two now haha. He is absolutely worthy of an offer. You have a solid core of these players (which is what Archie is building) and sprinkle in some top talent every year and you have a very solid and sustainable blueprint. Romeo has not been a pure waste just cause our team isn't very good this year. Romeo has been a symbol and ambassador for other top players when it comes to Indiana. He will continue to help garner interest from other top high school players just like he did with TJD and Keion Brooks. Top players are necessities just as much as the core 4 year players. To close, lets all take a step back from the ledge and have a little faith in Archie and this process and give it some time. If we do, I don't think we will be disappointed.
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    That 48" inch vertical!!!
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    Indiana vs Penn State Post Game Thread

    Not as negative about Green as many on here. Does he still make some bonehead mistakes at times, yes, but he also makes some plays that no one else on our team can make. I'm not advocating for him to start over Rob or even play a ton of minutes but for a stretch there, he and Rob played very well together. I think that should be a combination that should get more run. IMO we played our best basketball of the game in the 1st half with Rob, Devonte, Romeo, and Juwan all on the floor at the same time.
  12. Interesting to see Trendon Watford's comment on DJ's post. He seems to be high on Memphis lately so you have to wonder if anything is there or if he is just playing the game.
  13. My guess the reason he took his officials to IU and Michigan (the two schools he is actually considering out of his top 6) last week was to put pressure on Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas to make up their mind on if they are going to offer him or not. If they don't offer early in the next evaluation period and continue to slow play him, then I think he makes his decision and hopefully it's IU, because he is a heck of a player.
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    2019 General Recruiting Thread

    What I really like about the offers we have out in the 2019 class is that regardless of the position they play, they all play with an edge, they are tough, and seem to be very confident in themselves while all being team first guys. These are the types of players that are needed to make a special team.
  15. What an incredible read. Thanks for sharing that Hoosier41. What an incredible ambassador to have for IU basketball. He just described what we all think, but did it on a national platform. Not only is he an unbelievable basketball player, he's an unbelievable human being. We are lucky to have had him here for 3 years and are even luckier to have him back in the state now. Every kid we are recruiting right now should read this article.