LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo is entering his third NBA season with the Orlando Magic and earlier this week, he was at the KFC Yum! Center for a preseason game against the Miami Heat.
Following shootaround on Wednesday afternoon, Oladipo spoke to Inside the Hall and other assembled media about a variety of topics. We’ve transcribed some of those comments below in a Q & A format:
With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’re taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster this month. Today, we continue our look at Indiana’s roster with Tim Priller.
It didn’t take long for Tim Priller to become a fan favorite for the Indiana faithful who pack Assembly Hall.
An unheralded recruit from Richland Hills, Texas, Priller committed to the program in April of 2014 as a relative unknown nationally. Indiana, in a tough position size wise following the mid-season transfer of Luke Fischer and the departure of Noah Vonleh for the NBA, needed to add depth.
As Tom Crean built his first Indiana recruiting classes, he sold his future vision of the program. Winning would be scarce to start. But stick with the hard-working culture and the long hours that come with it, and the on-court success would come.
Within that culture is an attention to detail on all aspects of a basketball player. Add it up year over year and Crean has shown a strong suit for player development. It’s been a major foundation for his program building at Marquette and Indiana.
With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’re taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster this month. Today, we continue our look at Indiana’s roster with Harrison Niego.
Freshman Harrison Niego didn’t have to be a walk-on. He had offers from other Division 1 schools, including Northern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago and Dartmouth. When his coach at Lyons Township High School (Ill.) Tom Sloan asked why Indiana, Niego’s response was simple.
With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’re taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster this month. Today, we continue our look at Indiana’s roster with O.G. Anunoby.
While he doesn’t arrive with the McDonald’s All-American accolades garnered by Thomas Bryant or the top 100 national ranking earned by Juwan Morgan, Indiana freshman O.G. Anunoby looks like a player with tremendous upside.
A late riser in terms of his recruitment, Anunoby emerged as an Indiana target in the summer before his senior season at Jefferson City, Missouri. The Hoosiers stayed diligent with the 6-foot-8 forward and eventually won his commitment over schools like Iowa, Ole Miss, Gonzaga and Georgia last fall.
In this week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich discuss a variety of topics, including:
Indiana has finalized its 2015-2016 basketball schedule with a pair of exhibition games set for Assembly Hall in early November.
The Hoosiers will welcome the University of Ottawa to Bloomington on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and then host Bellarmine University on Monday, Nov. 9.