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After last year's hardly noticeable performance, a turnaround in minutes played and the quality of those minutes could be a signficant recruiting tool for a Raleigh Burgess or Malachi Moreno as to how they might develop under Coach Woody.

https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/duncombs-iu-basketball-teammates-are-impressed-logan-is-going-to-provide-a-lot-for-us-this-year/?fbclid=IwAR1ltjGkknF4Alx9AbrOehhPjfjKZsSqyTOWCdU0WDtaXLyxfNHYUTi8GqI

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21 hours ago, Stuhoo said:

I can’t think of a 6’7” wing who will primarily be a catch and shoot guy for an IU comp.

Maybe Hornsby or Kopp.

Physically there’s some Troy Williams, though the skill set is totally different.

”plus defense Hornsby/Kopp and wired to score” is eventually an all-conference player. Let’s hope.

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20 hours ago, BtownStrength said:

I remember on the older boards how some posters thought Wat was too perimeter-oriented aka didnt want to work the post.

There was quite a bit of fan criticism of Watford his first couple of seasons at IU. That criticism evaporated after he hit the shot that beat number one Kentucky.

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3 minutes ago, Honkyman said:

There was quite a bit of fan criticism of Watford his first couple of seasons at IU. That criticism evaporated after he hit the shot that beat number one Kentucky.

Right. He was a legend at that point. But even the rest of that season he really evolved into a complete player. We as a fanbase always seem to pick out 1 player a season on which we really unleash the vitriol. Wat shed that role, but he wasn't deserving of it in the first place. He was the best healthy player on a TERRIBLE squad. 

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8 minutes ago, Honkyman said:

There was quite a bit of fan criticism of Watford his first couple of seasons at IU. That criticism evaporated after he hit the shot that beat number one Kentucky.

As CWat matured he became a far more effective player on the block. 

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2 hours ago, BtownStrength said:

Right. He was a legend at that point. But even the rest of that season he really evolved into a complete player. We as a fanbase always seem to pick out 1 player a season on which we really unleash the vitriol. Wat shed that role, but he wasn't deserving of it in the first place. He was the best healthy player on a TERRIBLE squad. 

100%. One guy over on HSN took to calling Frosh/Soph Wat "Cookies" mocking him as weak going to the rim and defending. Wat of course developed into a guy who could defend multiple positions well, finished well in the lane and of course became exceptional and one of our most memorable players from the perimeter and as a representative of IU basketball. The Wat Shot to this day after decades of IU ball and growing up in B Town remains one of my best memories of IU ball. Why some have to attack and pick on guys especially when they're still developing as Frosh-Soph players at the college level is beyond me.

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