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Trish

Michael Durr to Indiana (South Florida Transfer)

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Agree with others that this is for the Dickinson and Edey types of the BIG, as well as a good practice guy for TJD/Race/Duncomb to go against. I like that he’ll have 2 years because I think we’ll be without both TJD and Race after this year. He’s a lot bigger and a better rebounder/shot blocker than Brunk, so definitely an upgrade there. What I don’t get is what he sees personally as a fit here. He was playing starter minutes at USF and he’ll likely get 10 minutes tops here. Doesn’t make much sense to me but I’ll take him if he buys in

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1 minute ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

Tweeted by TJD very shortly after the Durr announcement.

 

I am always confused by people that reference fictional villians (even if at the height of their power) as a good thing, especially when those villians end up losing in spectacular fashion in the end

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38 minutes ago, Stuhoo said:

 

In my opinion Michael Durr is not a swap out for Joey Brunk. The size is comparable but the skill set is almost a  polar opposite:

  • Brunk--clever scorer around the rim, has some big games and is a great rah-rah teammate, kinda soft post defender, lousy rebounder for his size and terrible FT shooter.
  • Durr--see descrption of Brunk above and flip it to the exact opposite.

 

Competent FT shooting from a post player, hallelujah!! He’s what we need against teams that can go big and based on last year it seems like he wants to develop a perimeter game too. Woodson loves versatile players.

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10 minutes ago, WayneFleekHoosier said:

It appears his perspective is the opportunity to play for a historical basketball program with a big fanbase and an intense game feel.  Also, he likes Woodson and knows that Woodson will be interested in his success post basketball.  This all sounds great.  Probably knows role is diminished, but who knows, play great and increase role.  

If Durr becomes a serviceable role player at IU for two years, his life will change. If he starts at USF for 4 years and then plays professional basketball overseas for 5-6 years - after that he is scrolling the classifieds for job postings like the rest of us. If he is a serviceable big man for IU for 2 years - the largest alumni base in the country will have his back.

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1 hour ago, Jeff_Boy_Ardee said:


7.9 Rebs 2.9 Off Reb is nice. If his main role is to spell TJD and/Race at times and score off put backs or east post ups, I think it’s a pretty good pickup. 79% FT shooter for a big is very solid too IMO. He looks athletic enough and moves well to take up space defensively also.


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I agree, and based off his video -which is all I know about him- he gets some put-backs. 

He's not Hakeem the Dream for sure,  but seems like a serviceable, back-up big body. 

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He was a 9 and 8 guy last year in 26 minutes per game.  The level of competition in the American conference shouldn't be mistaken for low D1.....Houston has turned into a contender for the NCAA title, Memphis may underachieve but has as much talent as anyone in the country, Wichita State is pretty much a yearly entrant in the dance, and while Cincinnati was down last year they are typically a bubble team.  SMU and Temple have had their moments.

FWIW, in the one game Durr played against Houston last year he went 14/7 and was 5 of 7 from the field.

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I don't think he'll sniff the court unless we're facing a monster big guy in terms of size.

TJD / JORDAN should be the main rotation at center. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Loaded Chicken Sandwich said:

Why would we play Geronimo at center when we have a group of TJD, Race, Durr and Duncomb?

And with Hunter’s departure we have a need at the 4. Geronimo will likely play a nice role for this team but it will be at the 4.

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10 minutes ago, Loaded Chicken Sandwich said:

Why would we play Geronimo at center when we have a group of TJD, Race, Durr and Duncomb?

Small ball center. 

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9 minutes ago, Trish said:

I don't think he'll sniff the court unless we're facing a monster big guy in terms of size.

TJD / JORDAN should be the main rotation at center. 

 

Oh god no I want the days of IU playing 6’6 centers gone. Brings back the horrors of Crean putting Stan Robinson on AJ Hammons

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Just now, Hoosierfan2017 said:

Oh god no I want the days of IU playing 6’6 centers gone. Brings back the horrors of Crean putting Stan Robinson on AJ Hammons

I didn't realize Jordan was only 6'6, he looks like he's 6'8".

Nonetheless, I would run him at small ball center at times. We have an NBA coach wanting to play an NBA style. Luke won't be ready, we have no idea about this new guy. 

Jordan and four guards around him that could shoot would be fun to watch imo. 

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