Matt Roth down to two: Bradley and IU

  • 08/21/2007 9:11 am in

roth.jpgIt wasn’t without controversy, but Washington (IL) sharpshooter Matt Roth has narrowed his college choices to two: Bradley and Indiana.

Last week, it appeared Roth had trimmed his list to Indiana and St. Louis, but later said that he was misquoted. Whatever the case may be, he’s got things sorted out now and the Hoosiers look to be in very good shape.

Roth is expected to make a decision this Thursday or Friday and I’m expecting good news for IU. The choice pretty much comes down to whether Roth wants to play for appearances in the NCAA Tournament or National Championships.

At Bradley, he’d come right in and be one of their go-to-guys. The Braves are satisfied just to make the tournament and are thrilled if they’re able to advance.

At IU, he’d have to battle for playing time, but with his shooting ability, the minutes would come. Under Coach Sampson, IU is poised to make noise in the tournament every year and compete for championships.

In the end, will Roth opt to stay close to home or play in the national spotlight? We’ll know soon enough.

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on where he’ll end up.

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  • kelin

    WOW this is a little crazy to think that IU and Bradley are competing for recruits but I can understand his situtation. I hope Matt really looks at the bigger picture and see’s his opportunity at IU with the NCAA tourney, the need for his skill, and the opportunity to get better by playing against better competition(oh and his education for those of you who are scholars out there). Yes initially he would play more early at Bradley BUT, he will get the same opportunity at IU. I know IU fans would LOVE him!

    On a personal note…anytime we can get a kid out of Illinois it moves use one day closer of being rid of Bruce Whiner!

  • kelin

    WOW this is a little crazy to think that IU and Bradley are competing for recruits but I can understand his situtation. I hope Matt really looks at the bigger picture and see’s his opportunity at IU with the NCAA tourney, the need for his skill, and the opportunity to get better by playing against better competition(oh and his education for those of you who are scholars out there). Yes initially he would play more early at Bradley BUT, he will get the same opportunity at IU. I know IU fans would LOVE him!

    On a personal note…anytime we can get a kid out of Illinois it moves use one day closer of being rid of Bruce Whiner!

  • Zach

    Do we really want Illinois to drop Bruce Weber? :p

    Roth could be a new Hornsby for the Hoosiers, and as pointed out, he would definitely be a fan favorite.

    I believe we’ll receive good news from Roth. And if we don’t–I believe the decision was less a basketball one, and more about the closeness to home, etc.

  • Zach

    Do we really want Illinois to drop Bruce Weber? :p

    Roth could be a new Hornsby for the Hoosiers, and as pointed out, he would definitely be a fan favorite.

    I believe we’ll receive good news from Roth. And if we don’t–I believe the decision was less a basketball one, and more about the closeness to home, etc.

  • kelin

    You are right, as long as Webber is at Illinois we can continue to get Illinois kids and I love seeing his whining on the sidelines, and KS continue to pound him. If we win at ILLINOIS this year, it will be AWESOME.

    PS Matt Roth if you are reading this come to IU kid, seriously Bradley is Bradley.

  • kelin

    You are right, as long as Webber is at Illinois we can continue to get Illinois kids and I love seeing his whining on the sidelines, and KS continue to pound him. If we win at ILLINOIS this year, it will be AWESOME.

    PS Matt Roth if you are reading this come to IU kid, seriously Bradley is Bradley.

  • kelin

    You are right, as long as Webber is at Illinois we can continue to get Illinois kids and I love seeing his whining on the sidelines, and KS continue to pound him. If we win at ILLINOIS this year, it will be AWESOME.

    PS Matt Roth if you are reading this come to IU kid, seriously Bradley is Bradley.

  • J.O.

    It would be one thing if Matt was from Texas and considering Bradley. It’s another to be a quick commute away from campus…like he is.

    There is a great deal of excitement about Bradley basketball in the Peoria area…I wouldn’t underestimate it.

  • J.O.

    It would be one thing if Matt was from Texas and considering Bradley. It’s another to be a quick commute away from campus…like he is.

    There is a great deal of excitement about Bradley basketball in the Peoria area…I wouldn’t underestimate it.

  • J.O.

    It would be one thing if Matt was from Texas and considering Bradley. It’s another to be a quick commute away from campus…like he is.

    There is a great deal of excitement about Bradley basketball in the Peoria area…I wouldn’t underestimate it.

  • Paul Newbill

    Congratulations. I saw the pictures on her Facebook via Wolf. I hope you all are having fun.

    Are you ready to buy a home?

  • Paul Newbill

    Congratulations. I saw the pictures on her Facebook via Wolf. I hope you all are having fun.

    Are you ready to buy a home?

  • Zach

    Matt Roth will be announcing today at 4:30 PM CST (I assume).

    http://www.pjstar.com/php/index.php?/news/washington_roth_to_announce_today/

  • Zach

    Matt Roth will be announcing today at 4:30 PM CST (I assume).

    http://www.pjstar.com/php/index.php?/news/washington_roth_to_announce_today/

  • Zach

    Matt Roth will be announcing today at 4:30 PM CST (I assume).

    http://www.pjstar.com/php/index.php?/news/washington_roth_to_announce_today/

  • Zach

    Matt Roth will be announcing today at 4:30 PM CST (I assume).

    http://www.pjstar.com/php/index.php?/news/washington_roth_to_announce_today/