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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2021, 03:01:53 PM »
Rocket Watts in the portal.  Would be shocked if some or all of Loyer, Brown and Kithier didn't join him.
Wow. I figured those other guys would leave, but I thought he had a town to stick around and thrive if they used him correctly

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« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2021, 03:26:55 PM »
Wow. I figured those other guys would leave, but I thought he had a town to stick around and thrive if they used him correctly
He could be a great complimentary piece.  But he can't play point, and if he wasn't there was nobody good enough to get him the ball.

He was really pretty horrible for 1.5 of his 2 years.  He was great down the stretch last year, but terrible prior to that, and then the floor fell out this year.  At one point he was the lowest rated individual player in Big Ten games, since KenPom started tracking that data (which I believe goes back 8 years)

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2021, 09:42:55 PM »
Minnesota coach Ben Johnson has added his first transfer commitment since taking over the head job.

The Gophers received a commitment from George Washington transfer Jamison Battle on Monday evening. Battle is a Minneapolis native.
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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2021, 10:24:20 PM »
I'm not sitting it out in some sort of protest or anything like that.  I just preferred college sports to pro sports for many things that had little to do with the level of play.  The more that is stripped away, just to give college players (sorry "student athletes") every freedom except to get paid, I just find myself losing interest.  I've always bought Extra Innings, but this past year I bought the other 3 pro packages too.  I bought League Pass one other time, but this is the first for Center Ice or Sunday Ticket.  I've just naturally started drifting away from college sports.

I think the only MSU game I watched last year start to finish was Northwestern.  I'd have it on in the background while I did other stuff, even the Michigan game, which was unheard of even 2-3 years ago, when I had two small children that actually made it HARDER to do.  I treat college football like I treat MLB now.  I like to have it on, but I don't much care about the result, and I don't feel the need to be engaged with how it's going.  At least football, to an extent, is about the helmet, so IMO the portal has less of an impact on me there.  Basketball has always been about the personalities.  I think I still hate Brian Cardinal.  Making it a year to year sport, meh.  I'm no fan of Fran, but I found myself rooting for Iowa this year, simply because they were a team of guys that had built together over the course of the past couple years, and I feel like I knew them.


Man you're making me depressed.  I watch CBB and CFB as much as/more than I ever have.  It's pro I have little no interest in, NFL the only one I still passively follow.  NBA it's tough for me to get past a min or two.  

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2021, 06:12:06 PM »
Purdue big man Emmanuel Dowuona enters the transfer portal. 

He didn't suit up at all this season. Reportedly he had "breathing issues" which as fans we all assumed that he had a rough recovery from a COVID infection, but as with anything else, that's all rumor and speculation. 

Coming into the year he was expected to be #3 behind Trevion Williams and Matt Haarms, and probably see Zach Edey redshirt. He was a bit of a project, with a lot of athleticism but not quite ready for prime time. Well, the world went to hell, Haarms transferred out, Dow had medical issues, and Edey showed the world that he was ahead of schedule.

So I'm guessing Dow is looking at the depth chart, and realizing that between Tre and Edey that he's not going to get a minute of PT, and with one of the incoming freshmen being a top-40 recruit as a 4/5 tweener, that he's going to get passed over for #3 on the depth chart. 

I wish him the best. Dow leaving is probably going to be win-win, in that it will get him into a program where he can get playing time and it'll free up a scholarship for the Boilers. 

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2021, 09:10:23 PM »
PSU point guard Jamari Wheeler transferring to OSU

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2021, 01:48:48 PM »
The rumors are that he wants to go somewhere where he could play
UT-Arlington for Mayor Jr. it is

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2021, 02:20:19 PM »
What are the thoughts on IU's new coaching situation? 

Apparently Matta is picking up some sort of Associate AD for MBB title, so he won't actually be directly involved in coaching OR recruiting... Not sure exactly what his purpose is. 

Woodson has never coached in college, has never had to recruit. 

I'm sure they want to go for the Juwan Howard situation, particularly bringing in Matta similar to what Michigan did with Martelli. But Woodson is 15 years older than Howard at 63, and Matta isn't an assistant coach--he's an administrator. And Beilein left a functional organization behind him--IU is a rebuild job. 

I don't see this ending well for IU--which of course makes me happy. 


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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2021, 05:44:18 PM »
Musa Jallow enters the transfer portal, EJ Liddell enters the draft process but is retaining his eligibility.

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2021, 05:50:03 PM »
What are the thoughts on IU's new coaching situation?

Apparently Matta is picking up some sort of Associate AD for MBB title, so he won't actually be directly involved in coaching OR recruiting... Not sure exactly what his purpose is.

Woodson has never coached in college, has never had to recruit.

I'm sure they want to go for the Juwan Howard situation, particularly bringing in Matta similar to what Michigan did with Martelli. But Woodson is 15 years older than Howard at 63, and Matta isn't an assistant coach--he's an administrator. And Beilein left a functional organization behind him--IU is a rebuild job.

I don't see this ending well for IU--which of course makes me happy.
I'm not sure. I think Woodson's track record in the NBA is pretty good. Howard was never a head coach at any level, so it made sense for an old timer to pair up with him on the bench. Woodson doesn't need head coaching help, he needs help navigating college recruiting, which Matta is familiar with. Now, as far as whether that equates to something resembling a strong Indiana program...I have no idea. 

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2021, 09:08:39 AM »
Buckeyes playing in Maui Invitational next season

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2021, 09:10:43 AM »
Buckeyes playing in Maui Invitational next season
Fort Myers too. I might go to that one. Badgers were supposed to be there this past November but they bailed.
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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2021, 10:31:47 AM »
Wow, Roy Williams retiring.

UNC, Texas and Indiana in the same cycle?

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Re: 2021-2022 B1G Basketball thread
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2021, 12:23:28 PM »
Wow, Roy Williams retiring.

UNC, Texas and Indiana in the same cycle?
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