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  1. ray

    (2022) - PF Noah Clowney

    They're not confident enough to go out on any weaker limbs? Yes, Indiana, Virginia Tech, and Alabama are three of the top contenders...hence the announcement of his short list of finalists, which included all three of those schools. That's like saying, "I'm not sure who will win the Presidential race, but I believe the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate are in contention". It makes you wish we had folks here with such insider information, doesn't it?
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    (2023) - PG Miro Little from Finland

    Two things come to mind from the videos in that link. One, I really like this kid's game. Two, that HBA court is atrocious. I'm sure it makes a nice home court advantage, considering all visiting squads would get lost in the endless web of lines on the hardwood. Jeez.
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    Juwan Morgan - Boston Celtics

    https://hardwoodhoudini-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/hardwoodhoudini.com/2021/09/10/boston-celtics-stevens-secret-signing/amp/?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a6&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From %1%24s&aoh=16315341645624&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fhardwoodhoudini.com%2F2021%2F09%2F10%2Fboston-celtics-stevens-secret-signing%2F
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    (2022) - PF Noah Clowney

    All of which are dwarfed by New Castle's field house, which seats 8,424. That's insane. For fun: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_high_school_gyms_in_the_United_States https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NCAA_Division_I_basketball_arenas New Castle and Seymour have larger gyms than 227 of the 350 division one college teams.
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    (2022) - PF Noah Clowney

    I agree. Although, I believe the embrace he and his family received (as do other major basketball recruits on visits to Bloomington) was a stern reminder to other schools how high the bar has been set with his visit to Indiana. My best guess is that even if other schools try to upstage such a welcoming, the fans just aren't as hardcore elsewhere as the Indiana community is about basketball. I believe they'll do their best to drum up "extras", but hopefully Noah recognizes the genuine interest IU fans have in him. We shall see. Regardless, I hope they gave equal amounts of love a second time around for Mr Banks.
  6. Yep. Rankings are merely opinions made by people supposedly in the know, but on paper that's one heckuva backcourt.
  7. https://247sports.com/college/indiana/Sport/Basketball/AllTimeRecruits/ If you're not counting Bates, and if you mean the highest rated recruit from out of state who committed, then yes.
  8. As always, thank you for all that you share with us. This kid seems like yet another extremely high-caliber kid (not just athletically) committed to the Hoosiers. I like his personality, seemingly humble and extremely appreciative but simultaneously very much an alpha, and he will be easy to root for...especially if his work ethic is on the level he promised and his leadership is on par with what I expect it will be. I also love he mentioned Yogi, Vic, Thomas, and Romeo. That spans several decades, not just the latest star at IU anyone watching in the past 5 years would be familiar with. He seems excited to be a Hoosier, as he should be, and I'm excited he is too.
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    (2022) - PF Noah Clowney

    "I know they said the bigs do a lot of their scoring, so I think it could be a good opportunity for me as far as scoring the ball." - Noah Clowney on Virginia Tech I realize no one is saying Clowney wouldn't be a part of the offense, but one of the things which apparently stands out to him about Virginia Tech is being a focal point of the offense. However, that certainly doesn't imply it's the most important factor in his decision.
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    Music Thread

    After nearly 60 years with one band and tallying a net worth of almost a quarter billion dollars, I would say he had a long and prosperous career. Who are The Stones without him? https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2007/oct/23/drummers
  11. Mr Berry believes the spare change he'll make on the sure bet is but only a fraction of the wealth he can make by betting against everyone else on the longshot. I've done this with horse racing.
  12. TJD is currently #55 according to this list. Jayden Ivy is #6. It's mostly freshman and international players. https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/2022-nba-mock-draft-chet-holmgren-paolo-banchero-jaden-hardy-jalen-duren
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    2021 IUBB Bahamas Trip

    I had to read the Daily Hoosier article twice to determine whether there was a typo. There wasn't. It is Nikola Jokic and Nikola Jovic.
  14. ray

    (2022) - PF Noah Clowney

    Did this one make his list?
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    College Football Thread

    With that kind of income, the kid would easily be able to afford a barber someplace in Columbus.