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Silat Player

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  1. Silat Player

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    If IU gets both Reneau and Dennis, I'm not sure that I see JG staying. I obviously have no inside knowledge, but you've just added a 4/5 and a 3 to the roster. I would see Dennis especially being an issue if JG was given any promises about being given opportunities to play the 3. Obviously, who knows. But if any of the rumors about JG considering moving closer to home the last 2 years have been true, you've got to wonder if he is considering pulling the trigger this year before May 1st if Dennis commits. Certainly something to look for.
  2. Symbiotic relationship? I guess that kid DID go to N'Western...
  3. Well, it's not like the BIG Ten teams were world-beaters in the NCAA tourney. I like that CMW is trying to immediately change the roster. I'm sure that he'll do his best with the team this year, but it's been encouraging that he immediately identified that this team couldn't win with its current pieces. The NBA is such a shooter's league, that's obviously what CMW is immediately trying to do with this team. I'm still stunned that Miller didn't try to add shooting like this over the last 2 years. It's like he was the only guy in the world who didn't realize that IU was never going to do anything until they added some serious shooters. And let's face it - it won't truly be a team full of Woody's guys for a couple of years. But instead of just doing his best with who IU already had, he made some key additions and seemingly let our slowest big guy go.
  4. Silat Player

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    Yep. There seems to be such a preoccupation with players being great from the moment that they step on the floor that people don't seem to think that many players need a couple of years to get better. I honestly wish that IU would be a bit more like Purdue in that respect. The Boilers still redshirt a number of guys in their program, and those players don't waste a Frosh year not playing. Players like Leal, Phin and Galloway are important to be there and be leaders in their upperclassman years.
  5. Silat Player

    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    If Trey could fix his shot, he will be an exceptionally important to this team going forward. He has a high basketball IQ and makes the team better overall when he's on the floor. He's definitely an intangibles kind of guy that you need to win. Heck, if he can just become a decent mid-range shooter, he will be very valuable.
  6. Silat Player

    Next Season’s Expectations

    I see this team as possibly starting slow, but really picking up steam as the season progresses. CMW has definitely upgraded the talent a bit (short of the need for another big body, Dammit Brunk). I hope that a lot of fan's expectations aren't too high at the start of the season. A lot of new pieces and a presumably new offensive and defensive system for all players to adapt to. I'd like to think that this team will look hugely different in March than they will in November. I think that middle-of-the-pack Big Ten finish and a spot in the NCAA tournament would be a good first year for Woody.
  7. Silat Player

    This really sucks...

    Same here. I used to be such a megafan that I planned my schedule around IU games and taped every game. The last couple of years, I tried to catch all the games; but didn't really get upset if I missed one. Let's hope CMW brings back excitement.
  8. Silat Player

    Xavier Johnson - Commits to IU (PG)

    Lander needs to camp out in the weight room this summer, and only leave it to shoot a thousand jumpers a day. He desperately needs some strength.
  9. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    Yep, and that's why IU sucked the last couple of years, because they couldn't hit an open shot. I'm skeptical that they will become much better over a single offseason. IU needs to recruit a couple of shooters. Hopefully Parker is one of those guys, but whether or not Aarman comes back, CMW needs to find another shooter.
  10. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    You mean we have a coach who will tailor his scheme based on the strengths or weaknesses of his team? That's crazy talk at IU!
  11. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    Yep, Race is the kind of junkyard dog player who is necessary to win in the Big Ten.
  12. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    It's good to see some leadership being shown by TJD. That's something that IU has been missing on the court. It would be nice if CMW created a culture where new recruits come in and realize from day 1 the correct way to do things around the program.
  13. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    He absolutely did underachieve. But have any teams underachieved more than Duke and Kentucky this last year? Not to even make the tournament with the myriad of 5-stars. You've really got to coach that type of talent down...
  14. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    Certainly more effective than the giant fatheads...
  15. Silat Player

    Player decisions

    Yep. Nothing like wasting 10-15 seconds on the shot clock slowly bringing the ball upcourt and pounding the ball at the top of the 3-pt line. What was baffling was that IU wasn't a good shooting team. One of the ways to remedy that is to push the ball quickly up court after a made basket and try to get a quick shot before the defense is set.