Hoosiers complete Bahamas Tour with 52-point win

  • 09/02/2007 5:48 pm in

D.J. WhiteIn their final Bahamas barn burner, IU snuck past the Commonwealth Bank Giants 115-63. I’m pretty sure most of the teams that play at the HPER could beat the three teams IU played on this trip.

Nonetheless, the final contest provided an opportunity for fantasy friendly statistics. D.J. White led the way with 22 points, Eric Gordon and Armon Bassett added 19 points each and Jamarcus Ellis added eight points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

For a complete look at the numbers, click here.

Here’s a quick glance of some of the team numbers from the trip:

The Hoosiers shot 56% this weekend and held its opponents to 33.9% accuracy.

IU outrebounded its opponents 55.0 to 28.7.

The Hoosiers had 87 assists and 59 steals in three games. They also forced 30.3 turnovers per game, while averaging 108.0 points.

I’m fairly certain we learned nothing about the team IU will put on the floor this coming season from this trip. It was an opportunity for the incoming players to get acclimated to Coach Sampson’s system and an opportunity for Eric Gordon to visit family in the Bahamas. Other than that, the competition level was mediocre and provided no real challenge. Nonetheless, the real value from the trip comes in the form of building team camaraderie and getting film for the coaching staff to break down before Midnight Madness tips off the season.

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  • Zach

    Getting some killer Labor Day tans doesn’t hurt things either.

    Seriously though, as alluded to, this was all about the early practices the team gained in participating in this tournament.

    Just over a month and a half until they’re tipping off things at Hoosier Hysteria.

  • Zach

    Getting some killer Labor Day tans doesn’t hurt things either.

    Seriously though, as alluded to, this was all about the early practices the team gained in participating in this tournament.

    Just over a month and a half until they’re tipping off things at Hoosier Hysteria.

  • Jack Schneider

    Is it possible Eric Gordon and his family were so pleased by the team’s trip to the Bahamas, allowing Eric to visit with family members (was that a reason Sampson chose that location for the trip?), that he might consider a second season in Bloomington? Maybe not, but it’s something nice to think about. Too bad Holman couldn’t make the trip. The practice and games probably would have benefited him as much as any of the players. Let’s hope he can play this season; the Hoosiers badly need his size inside, especially on defense, even if his talent is still raw.

  • Jack Schneider

    Is it possible Eric Gordon and his family were so pleased by the team’s trip to the Bahamas, allowing Eric to visit with family members (was that a reason Sampson chose that location for the trip?), that he might consider a second season in Bloomington? Maybe not, but it’s something nice to think about. Too bad Holman couldn’t make the trip. The practice and games probably would have benefited him as much as any of the players. Let’s hope he can play this season; the Hoosiers badly need his size inside, especially on defense, even if his talent is still raw.