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  1. HoosierHoopster

    Early Big Ten Projections (2021-2022)

    I don't think it's an unfair assessment, that's not the same as my saying I can't see this team finishing in the bottom 5. And I can't. I would be really surprised if we finish in the bottom 5 -- this is clearly not the same team as last season, with the transfers, and it's coached by a very different (in my view, exceptionally better) coach, with an exceptional, new and experienced staff. Do we know where the team will finish? Of course not. But yeah, I can't see them finishing in the bottom 5. That would be more than a disappointment, it would be a real failure, with this team, and this coaching staff.
  2. HoosierHoopster

    Early Big Ten Projections (2021-2022)

    I can't see this team (barring key injuries) finishing in the bottom 5, but it's definitely accurate to say we have a wide range of possibilities and things are fairly unknown right now.
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    (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA

    Who said DeVonte needed the shot to be open to shoot? :)
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    (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA

    Appreciated. I wasn’t talking midrange though generally. To be a legit NBA prospect, he needs to show consistent shooting and that includes an outside shot. The proverbial big is largely dead in the NBA, you need to move more like a wing and you need to be able to step outside and knock down shots. Trayce helps us in many ways, he’s a clearly tremendous All American level player. But there’s a reason he and Woodson are talking about him stepping outside and shooting — just as Juwan did (with mixed success). And i love Juwan as a player, and he did work on his outside shot and he dud make an NBA team. For what it’s worth I’m maybe more optimistic on TJD’s ability to show an outside shot than some. He’s got a good stroke. He was clearly limited by CAM and that, uh, “offense.” I think we’ll see a decent level of shooting level from him this year side note, on my phone deliberately ignorring a meeting i’m in, sorry if what I’ve posted is already covered in the thread
  5. And it's all circular really -- we win and we will land the top IN recruits, that fit what Woodson and staff are looking for. So it's really what you prioritize -- win, along with building the program with the right kind of players to wear the cream and crimson (which Woodson is clearly doing right now), with the best players we can bring in from wherever, and then we become the destination school, again, for the top IN prospects, and we balance the team with IN players who Woodson and staff recruit -- not just because they're IN kids, because they fit the team staff is building now and for the future.
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    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    Very high on Geronimo, his upside is way up there and he can shoot, we'll be seeing that this season.
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    (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA

    Yes and Woodson pointed that out when they had their meeting that lead to Trayce coming back. I think we'll be seeing that as well --
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander to INDIANA (IN 2020!)

    Very much agree on the raw talent comment. He is uber talented, as a distributing point with floor vision, just hasn’t a) been physically ready for college ball and b) had an offensive coach who would let him run. I’d bet on him working his way in to good minutes this season and being key by next season
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    College Bball Thread

    Makes my day lol
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    (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA

    I'm thinking Trayce has a real shot at staying on the post-season All-A team. If he adds that mid-to-outside shot to his arsenal, under Woodson's encouragement instead of limitations, and shows it with some consistency, he'll be in the NBA next year. He may be anyway, but adding shooting could well move him up into the first round, can run small ball 5 but needs to show the shooting. I'm not much for mock drafts especially at this point, but this one, an aggregate, has him at 48. https://hoopshype.com/lists/2022-nba-mock-draft-chet-holmgren-jalen-duren-paolo-banchero/
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    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    Bottom line: kid’s really good
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    College Bball Thread

    Good grief this could be an April Fools joke, except it’s October lol
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    Romeo Langford - Boston Celtics

    Romeo in opening game of season, double ot loss to Knicks, shot 4-6, 2-3 from arc for 10 and 3 boards in 23 min off the bench- good start to season
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    Coach Knight at the IUBB reunion

    Dude, just wait until you're 55 lol
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    Your Moderators

    Ok I’m changing my handle to Spicy Italian