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  1. Sorry if this was already mentioned earlier in the thread, but didn't this same turn of events with credits not being accepted also happen to Nojel Eastern in 2020?
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    (2024) - SG Gicarri Harris

    While this does seem to be the space Purdue typically works in from a rankings perspective, I can't decide if their recent recruiting is anything that will elevate them beyond the kings of January or if they are just getting lucky with the "my dad is in your athletic department's hall of fame" thing. That well can't be that deep.
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    NCAA MBB Transfer Portal

    Purdue fans during regular season winning streaks: "We do this with 3-star kids that had no other big offers. We rarely get a sniff from top-60 kids. This is all about our strong culture and how awesome we are. We don't need 5-stars." Also Purdue fans during recruiting: "I think pretty much every guy we've offered or may conceivably want is going to commit, as long as we decide we definitely want them. I think everybody wants to come to Purdue."
  4. craigyv88

    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    Not sure if the staff was or would be interested, but Logan Imes has also asked for a release from his LOI w/ Penn State. Whoever takes over there is going to have quite the blank canvas to start from.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    I think that would be fantastic, pending portal pieces. He was definitely impressive against Bidunga who got 8 of his 19 pts with Doughty out of the game for about 3 or 4 minutes after getting his 3rd foul. They had to get him back in quick. Doughty plays hard and has a bit of a chippiness (in a good way) to his game that I like. I'm also in the camp that it makes sense to take a chance on a kid once in a while since no one plays more than about 9 or 10 anyway. It's all 20/20 in hindsight, but it used to drive me nuts when the previous staff would bank scholarships, especially when kids like Pack, LaRavia, and Sparks were in state and almost assuredly would have came straight to IU if a chance was granted.
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    NCAA MBB Transfer Portal

    I watched Doughty in sectionals and again on Saturday night, and my comparisons are usually terrible but his post moves and play style remind me of Brunk quite a bit. Was definitely impressive for him to get 20 pts against Bidugna and it seems like he could maybe play the pro wrestling on hardwood B1G style but that determination is beyond me. In addition to Valpo he had offers from Sienna, New Orleans, and Miami (OH).
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    Indiana Players Now In The Portal

    That's a good question, I was just wondering the same thing myself and I certainly can't recall any. I know there's been some defections from IU to Purdue on the football side here just recently, but in terms of basketball I think Furst would be the only one to go from either direction to the other.
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    IUBB 2023 B1G Tournament March 8-12, 2023

    They got this one but this game is a microcosm of everything wrong with Purdue's approach going into March. Being reliant on rock fight basketball, wide foul discrepancies in their favor (more than 2:1 at times), overall bad officiating, and less than dynamic guard play is a terrible recipe for success in a high variance event like the NCAA tournament.
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    IUBB Recruit Rankings

    We only took a look as he quickly committed to toilet making, but Kanon Catchings rose 100 spots with this update to #17 and 5-star status. I really wish he would have kept his recruitment open longer.
  10. Hawkeyes - 75 Hoosiers - 88 Fran Technical Fouls - 2
  11. Not feeling great about this, however everyone thought they would go psycho little brother on us last year at home and blow us out to get revenge for our earlier win, and we only lost by 2. I'm probably trying to convince myself as much as anybody but this team knows they can beat Purdue and knows they can compete in Hackey Arena. IND - 74 PU - 73