Vitale on IU, Eric Gordon and the Mackey situation

  • 10/01/2007 3:51 pm in

vitale.jpgI caught ESPN’s Dick Vitale on the radio this afternoon with the Zonebusters on 1570-AM in Louisville and here’s what the Vitale Bald Dome Index (VBDI) had to say about IU, Eric Gordon and the Bud Mackey situation:

“Eric Gordon, I think could be the guy on the perimeter like Kevin Durant. I think he’s going to really have people going bananas down there at Indiana. I think Sampson’s recruiting class has been phenomenal. They just got a tough blow with the kid out of Kentucky who got in trouble for next year. It’s just sad when you hear those situations. It really breaks your heart when kids have such an opportunity. He’s certainly innocent until proven guilty, but you read about so many athletes today who just don’t make good decisions in their life and that really bothers me because I love the game so much. I think Indiana will be a major, major factor in the Big Ten.”

Wow, Kevin Durant? The same guy who just won player of the year as a freshman? That’s a lot to live up to, but I wouldn’t put it past our boy, EJ. As far as the comments on the Mackey situation, I have to echo the sentiments of Dickie V. It’s just a sad situation all the way around.

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  • kelin

    Question…..is anyone other than me fighting off the feeling of not getting “over hyped” about EJ and this season?

    I LOVE EJ and rank him as the #2 best indiana h.s player I have ever seen ….#1 Big Dog, #2 EJ, #3 Damon Bailey….BUT I just don’t want all of this dumped on a frosh. The good thing is I think EJ is so so level headed he will go out and just play like he does and they hype will take care of itself.

    I guess I should enjoy it given I haven’t had this feeling in a Looooooooooooong time with IU BBALL.

  • kelin

    Question…..is anyone other than me fighting off the feeling of not getting “over hyped” about EJ and this season?

    I LOVE EJ and rank him as the #2 best indiana h.s player I have ever seen ….#1 Big Dog, #2 EJ, #3 Damon Bailey….BUT I just don’t want all of this dumped on a frosh. The good thing is I think EJ is so so level headed he will go out and just play like he does and they hype will take care of itself.

    I guess I should enjoy it given I haven’t had this feeling in a Looooooooooooong time with IU BBALL.

  • kelin

    Question…..is anyone other than me fighting off the feeling of not getting “over hyped” about EJ and this season?

    I LOVE EJ and rank him as the #2 best indiana h.s player I have ever seen ….#1 Big Dog, #2 EJ, #3 Damon Bailey….BUT I just don’t want all of this dumped on a frosh. The good thing is I think EJ is so so level headed he will go out and just play like he does and they hype will take care of itself.

    I guess I should enjoy it given I haven’t had this feeling in a Looooooooooooong time with IU BBALL.

  • That photo scares me. A lot.

  • That photo scares me. A lot.

  • Tom

    I saw Big O,McGinnis,Mount,Rayl,Bonham-I did not see Bird in h.s.—but Gordon is 3rd next to Big O and McGinnis. He is not overhyped!

  • Tom

    I saw Big O,McGinnis,Mount,Rayl,Bonham-I did not see Bird in h.s.—but Gordon is 3rd next to Big O and McGinnis. He is not overhyped!

  • Tom

    I saw Big O,McGinnis,Mount,Rayl,Bonham-I did not see Bird in h.s.—but Gordon is 3rd next to Big O and McGinnis. He is not overhyped!

  • bootsie white

    don’t forget Big Dog Robinson. He could ball for The Velt in Gary.

    And Damon Bailey was no slouch.

  • bootsie white

    don’t forget Big Dog Robinson. He could ball for The Velt in Gary.

    And Damon Bailey was no slouch.

  • kelin

    Big Dog had Alan Henderson visably intimidated after the first two posessions in the championship game. At one point in that game it began to feel sorry for Alan Henderson….Damon B. is just a legend of legends and I would put him and ALford as two of the most fundamentally sound players ever at IU or Indiana H.S. ball……..

    What EJ has on them both is he does not and did not get enough credit for his defense….not nearly enough.

  • kelin

    Big Dog had Alan Henderson visably intimidated after the first two posessions in the championship game. At one point in that game it began to feel sorry for Alan Henderson….Damon B. is just a legend of legends and I would put him and ALford as two of the most fundamentally sound players ever at IU or Indiana H.S. ball……..

    What EJ has on them both is he does not and did not get enough credit for his defense….not nearly enough.

  • kelin

    Big Dog had Alan Henderson visably intimidated after the first two posessions in the championship game. At one point in that game it began to feel sorry for Alan Henderson….Damon B. is just a legend of legends and I would put him and ALford as two of the most fundamentally sound players ever at IU or Indiana H.S. ball……..

    What EJ has on them both is he does not and did not get enough credit for his defense….not nearly enough.