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  1. HoosierHoopster

    (2018) PF Race Thompson to IU

    Exactly -- have been saying this for Hunter for some time, he's a shooter/scorer whose game was significantly limited by CAM's offense (offense that was, well, offensive). A lot of people are sleeping on Hunter, and not saying that's not fair, questions remain about whether he'll have that free-flowing game back with his game legs at 100%, but I do think he has a real shot at having a much improved year under Woody's floor-spacing, inside-out and get out and gun offense. CAM's "offense" killed the outside game.
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    The Player That Defines Each IUBB Era

    I'll play Knight -- Going with Alford. No fear, ego without bounds, talent to match his ego, a winner no matter what. Davis -- Going with Bracey Wright - out of state recruit, talented but undisciplined, maybe underappreciated Sampson - I'll go with Arman Basset for same reasons, seriously talented, no interest in academics, left IU after Sampson and took his next team, Ohio, to the tourney, also MVP of the 2010 MAC tourney Crean - I like Troy here Miller - Either Rob or Lander, talented, lost on offense (and won't be, imo, under Woody) Woodson (too soon?) I think Bates is going to be Woody personified on the court - dynamic player, on BOTH ends, offensively attacking and pulling up to rain threes off the bounce, downhill in transition, and a flat out winner
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    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    It's of course way early to be talking NBA ... but yeah, this kid already has that combination of dribble-moves, outside pull-up and athleticism to go with being a two-way wing... I'm really looking forward to watching him play a real role in redefining IU ball.
  4. Never bought into the transfer rumor, Hunter has a chance to have a really good season now with Woody’s stretch-the-floor run and gun game, kid’s a shooter
  5. HoosierHoopster

    College Bball Thread

    If so that would be pathetic
  6. There’s a piece up on ITH now with Fife talking a lot about Rob, how he doesn’t see a better defender in the B1G, how he sees an easy fix to his shot noting how many shots Rob took moving laterally, and being there for kick outs with feet set. That sounds like a starter, and thing is the poll has him only as a point, but Woody is looking to have a different guy bring the ball up repeatedly and Rob can play well off ball and bring it up - I see him as starting. I’m hoping Lander is ready to start as primary ball handler or at least one of them, there’s no one as quick, and he was the no. 1 ranked point in his class for good reason. I think the other starting on ball / primary ball handler will be X, driving and kicking or dishing off to TJD. After TJD, I just have no idea at this point. Bates is going to be fantastic, but he hasn’t played a college game yet. Doubt he starts, though maybe by mid season. No one seems to be talking about Hunter but he can spread the floor and I’m hoping he’s close to 100 percent and now in a system and under a motivating, encouraging coach that will let him rip the outside shots. Kopp was brought in to knock them down. Race is a better all around player (imo) and if gets the jumper going watch out. Geronimo has monster potential - will he hit from outside with more shots, Guys are brought in on transfer and we focus on them but that kid could kill it this season. Stewart? Can’t tell yet, promise is there. Started to do this poll but gave up lol
  7. HoosierHoopster

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    awesome, he's a computer guy too!
  8. HoosierHoopster

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    "He's a skilled three-level scorer with size who can go get his own bucket. His biggest strength is in his ability to make shots off the catch and pull from three and will make a for scoring punch in Bloomington next season." Really looking forward to seeing this kid get up and down the floor. Two-way wing who's a "skilled three-level scorer with size" who biggest strengths include pullups from 3? Can't wait.
  9. HoosierHoopster

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    I don't know I heard N/A was really good. :0
  10. HoosierHoopster

    Yogi Ferrell - LA Clippers

    Time to update the thread title - Yogi has signed a 2-year deal with the Clips - Good to see him land his new deal and with a much much better franchise
  11. HoosierHoopster

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Not projection, have watched him shoot, that’s too small a sample size to draw any conclusion from. He has a pretty decent stroke. No, no one is calling him Bielfeldt
  12. HoosierHoopster

    2021 Transfer Portal

    And Race has shown the ability to hit from outside, now he’ll play on an offense and under a coach who pushes that. Race has the tools imo and his demonstrated all around game is simply better
  13. Adragna is excellent. Love his clips, thanks for posting DWB
  14. HoosierHoopster

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    It’s not either or for me - Geronimo has monster potential, best nba potential on the team imo and he can shoot and we should see a lot more of him and his shooting under Woodson — but, Hunter has the ability to really spread the floor. He may or may not ever have that explosion you’re talking about again, but his game was always a more smooth - sort of Wat-like game, not built on quick-twitch / explosion. If he returns fully healthy I see a lot of Wat - like game in him - and remember Wat went from a guy people complained about for his inability to move laterally quickly on D and soft attempts at the rim through his soph year to one of the best on-ball defenders on the team
  15. HoosierHoopster

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Also consider the source, just more confidence destroying by cam