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  1. ray

    (2019) C Mackenzie Holmes to IUWBB

    This is a very neat and well-written article about Holmes. https://www.insidethehall.com/2023/11/28/just-a-girl-from-maine-mackenzie-holmes-is-an-inspiration-to-hoosiers-and-mainers-alike/
  2. I had to watch the game late, but I'm seeing it now as it comes to an end for me. I'm sure it's been discussed, but Johnson for UConn is allowed to jump onto the back of Sparks (literally) and that is no longer called an "over the back" foul? I just want to know the new rules. Thank you.
  3. ray

    (2024) PF - Derik Queen

    Mow them. It's better for the soil and much easier on the back.
  4. Thank you. I agree with your entire first paragraph. Also, I have been asking him those types of questions while we watch games, and I've even pulled out the dry erase/magnetic board to have him "move himself" in different situations. I appreciate your feedback!
  5. Yes, I agree. He's playing with kids who mostly know very little (if anything) about spacing. I coached youth soccer teams, and spacing was what I placed the most emphasis on...and after "beating it into their heads" for months, they were quite good near the end of the season simply because they understood spacing as a team. But, then I would get a whole new set of kids the following year who weren't taught about spacing and it was months of chaos again. I appreciate the videos. I'll show them to him. I'm aware he could move better than any 12-year old and still never get a pass made to him...but, I want to keep feeding his hungry mind because it should pay off down the road when other kids begin to better grasp the concepts.
  6. Thanks. We've done some similar drills to what you describe with the chairs. I just need to keep adding to the routines, and he just needs to keep watching videos. I appreciate your comments, as well as everyone else's.
  7. He turned 12 last week. He never had interest in basketball and was diehard into soccer. Now, he's super into basketball. He's been at it since July. I created a handles routine for him and he's done it every day since. He went from literally being unable to dribble a basketball to now where he's doing crap with his dribble even I wasn't able to do. The problem is, it's hard to teach him some things when it's only the two of us. We're trying to introduce him to more now, and this is his most recent request...how to move better without the ball. Videos seem like a good option.
  8. I'm not sure if there is a thread like this that exists already. If there is, then forgive me and we can shut this one down. I know there are a lot of smart Indiana basketball fans. Why not ask a group of them some questions to benefit our youth players wishing to better understand the game. First question of this thread, if I may: My son is just now learning basketball. He asked to watch college basketball tonight to better understand how to move without the ball. NOTE: We've already watched plenty of video of Reggie Miller (as well as Curry, Klay Thompson, and others). We're watching Duke and Arizona and I'm not that impressed, unfortunately. Neither seems to be a Brad Stevens coached Butler team in terms of great ball movement and teaching a kid how to move without the ball. What, in your opinions, are some of the best current college basketball teams to watch for impressive ball movement and moving without the ball. I know some coaches are just better than others at teaching this and expecting this. I used to know some, but I've mostly only watched IU games over the past 15 years. I'm also open to any YouTube videos anyone thinks are worth showing him. I'm mostly interested in videos that will show him how to best move without the ball. Again, he's watching Reggie...who I strongly believe was among the greatest ever. Who else should he watch? Any great videos to teach this, or videos to showcase this? Many thanks!
  9. Regardless of the fact he is a Purdue alum, I like Robbie Hummel as an analyst. I think he's among the best, and I've thought this for awhile now. Sorry if something similar was posted. I'm sleepy and I don't want to look through posts tonight. Beyond that: Gabe Cupps is so promising. He's the type of player who elevates everyone else with inspiring play, threatening their position, or going against.them in practice. I want to see Ware put up monster numbers. I know he can. He's showing signs already that he's not in Oregon anymore. His increased minutes at IU should increase his numbers dramatically and get him drafted early. I like what I've seen of Walker thus far, and he's much more than I predicted. His versatility, experience, intensity, and athleticism will prove crucial at moments throughout this season. Galloway scoring points should be expected every game. I love Galloway. Reneau, if he can stay out of foul trouble, could be a big-time player with a breakout season. I expect more from him this season than probably anyone else on the roster. Payton Sparks was out again tonight, but as someone who has watched nearly all of his games at Ball State, I think he'll have much more of an impact than most predict still. He's behind some studs, but I think Woodson will find it very difficult to keep him on the bench. Godspeed. I root hardest for Johnson. I really want him to finish with a phenomenal season and impressive team results. I think we'll see more than one game where he takes over the game.
  10. ray

    RIP Coach Knight

    Another great article (SIAP): https://www.heraldtimesonline.com/story/news/local/2023/11/02/bloomington-herald-times-sports-editor-bob-hammel-on-friend-bob-knight/71414701007/
  11. Something smells awful. Is that a turd I'm smelling? I seriously think it might be a turd I'm smelling. Does anyone else smell that? It is either a turd or something else stinking up these threads more and more regularly lately. I wonder if the women's basketball threads smell like this too.
  12. Apparently, I paid way too much for my tickets. Oh well, it's my son's birthday and I ordered tickets early.
  13. ray

    (2024) PF - Derik Queen

    And because I don't have a clue who DSH is.
  14. ray

    (2024) - PG Boogie Fland to Kentucky

    I ate a great lunch, then I took a massive dump to make room for dinner. What did I miss? Kidding aside...it's another wonderful day in this precious and fleeting life. Enjoy your day, folks, and have a Happy Friday!
  15. ray

    (2024) - PG Boogie Fland to Kentucky

    At first, it certainly did seem like damn straight good news...until I noticed who also followed Boogie. It might come down to a battle between the finances of mcuban and the influence of wukaduk. We shall see.