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  1. That's not how the 247 rankings work. The 247sports Composite is a combination of 247, ESPN, and Rivals rankings. The 247sports is just 247s staff's ranking of the players. The 2022 rankings haven't been updated in a while. The 2021 rankings were the only ones updated.
  2. 1. Indiana is going to be fine if Braden Smith commits to Purdue. Indiana hasn't even offered the kid a scholarship. Woodson has handed out plenty of offers the past couple of weeks, and if he doesn't think Braden is good enough then we should be very comfortable with that decision. 2. You can guys can say rankings don't matter and all this, but look at his offer list. Purdue, Montana, Appalachian State, Toledo, and Belmont have offered. That's one high major offer and 4 other low-mid majors. Butler hasn't even offered. 3. Just because a kid grew up a huge Indiana fan and dreaming of playing for Indiana, that doesn't qualify him for a scholarship offer. If you guys want to recruit players that grew up dreaming of playing at Indiana then that's how will trot out a lineup of Braden Smith, Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway, Luke Goode, etc. And that team will be Northwestern. Just simply not good enough. 4. AAU basketball is the best place for talent evaluation, much better than High School basketball. In AAU, the majority of players are high-mid major talents with the worst players still being low major players. In High School basketball, you have maybe 2 high-mid major players on a team. The talent levels, length of players, athleticism, etc. are completely different. What Braden Smith can do against 6 feet white kids is a whole lot different than what he can do against 6 foot 5 kids that have multiple Power 5 offers. That's why AAU is a much better place to evaluate kids than HS. 5. I'll also say this. Some players can be High School phenoms, but they just don't project to be good high major basketball players. The same with college to the pros. TJD is a great college basketball player, but right now his game doesn't project to be an NBA player that is in the rotation regularly.
  3. I expect him to commit there very soon.
  4. Looks like Braden is going to take that Purdue offer very soon.
  5. You must be Braden Smith's dad. There is no way that Braden has a 40 inch vertical.
  6. Sorry about that. How in the heck did I not notice that thread. My bad. I’ll delete this one.
  7. I thought I’d start a separate thread to discuss possible Assistant Coaches and other staff members. Coach Woodson has retained stud recruiter Kenya Hunter, so we have 2 more spots open. I would personally like to see 2 more stud recruiters added to the staff. It’s very important that Coach Woodson surrounds himself with 3 assistants that have significant recruiting connections and can open doors for him. I don’t doubt Coach Woodsons ability to recruit, relate to players, and sell his NBA coaching experience, especially after he got Trayce to stay another year. However, Coach Woodson doesn’t have the recruiting connections to AAU programs, high school coaches, etc. Anyways here are some names that have been thrown out for the 2 open assistant coaching staff positions. Dane Fife - been at Michigan State for 10 years now under legendary coach Tom Izzo. Stud recruiter with Midwest and state of Indiana connections. Was the lead recruiter on Jaren Jackson, Max Christie, Joshua Langford, Jaden Akins, Malik Hall, Matthew McQuaid, etc. Is currently the lead recruiter on 5 star Jalen Washington, 4 star Tre Holloman, 3 star Jaden Schutt, etc. Regarded as a very good defensive coach. Would certainly be a great hire if you can get him. Would lessen the Michigan State staff and would give Indiana the ability to land some great recruits and steal some of Michigan State’s recruits. Indiana has a shot here, but they will have to offer him a large salary for him to say yes. Michael Lewis - current UCLA assistant coach under Mick Cronin. Worked under Brad Stevens (Masshole) and Chris Holtmann at Butler. Also worked under Tim Miles at Nebraska for 3 years. Regarded for his offensive coaching ability, the Bruins are currently 13th in the country in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency (KenPom). Drew Adams - Current Assistant at Bradley. Son of Indiana Elite director Mark Adam’s. Drew has great connections to obviously Indiana Elite and other Midwest programs. Has gotten good players to Bradley and increased their overall talent level. Adam Cohen - Associate HC at Stanford. A very, very good recruiter. Has landed 5 stars Zaire Williams and Harrison Ingram, 4 stars Isael Silva, Jaiden Delaire, and Tyrell Terry. KT Turner - Associate HC at Texas this year, but Shaka Smart is now gone. Worked under Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown at SMU. Landed Shake Milton, Tyson Jolly, Charles Smith, etc. at SMU. Some other name that aren’t as plugged in recruiters, but worth mentioning for the Assistant position. Mike Roberts - will be interesting to see what happen there. Hasn’t been retained, but he is still working at IU right now. Calbert Cheaney - I don’t think Calbert brings us the recruiting punch and connections we would like. Sean May - Worked under Roy Williams in a non-recruiting position the last 6 years. I would certainly prefer a much more proven recruiter Anyways, I will continue to update this list as I read and learn more about the possible Assistant coaches. Just wanted to provide a place where we could talk about the Assistant coaching staff and just that. If you have heard any rumors from reliable sources please share.
  8. When do you think the Brad to IU news will be announced? Today? Sunday? Later than that?
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    What is that plan?
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    General New Coach News

    The Hoosier Hysterics don't actually believe Archie should be extended. For the Reasonable Rabby show, they take the extreme, irrational views of the Indiana fanbase and play the part of that fan. For a while now, they have been on the side of firing Miller.