Trio of 2009 guards to attend Hoosier Hysteria

  • 10/02/2007 8:59 pm in

Dexter StricklandWith the unfortunate news regarding Bud Mackey surfacing last Friday evening, the attention of the IU staff shifts to the class of 2009 to lock up another guard.

Let’s face it, most of the 2008 talent has been spoken for and it’s most likely far too late to get in on the available talent still left on the board.

We’ve already told you that Dexter Strickland (pictured) and Lance Stephenson will attend Hoosier Hysteria next Friday night at Assembly Hall. Various reports now indicate that Nolan Dennis, another highly touted 2009 guard, will also attend the festivities.

Just to give you an idea of how well Strickland, Stephenson and Dennis are thought of, consider these rankings by Scout and Rivals:

– Strickland: Scout (No. 1 PG); Rivals No. 16
– Stephenson: Scout (NO. 1 SF); Rivals No. 4
– Dennis: Scout (No. 6 SG); Rivals No. 21

Landing any one of these guys could help ease the pain of the Mackey news. Landing two of them would greatly diminish the pain. All three and you’ll be saying, “Bud who?”

Also, for those of you who won’t be attending Hoosier Hysteria, the Big Ten Network is planning to have reports from the event throughout the Big Ten Tonight basketball tip-off special.

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  • jaime gongora

    That is one heck of a trio. I’ts also great that Devin Ebanks will acompany all three of them on his official visit. Perhaps they could all realize that if they all go to one school that they could actually create something legendary. In turn the major publicity would help their NBA stock. They already have the natural skills, and Kelvin sampson, can teach them all the fundamentls to make them great college and NBA players.
    jaime

  • jaime gongora

    That is one heck of a trio. I’ts also great that Devin Ebanks will acompany all three of them on his official visit. Perhaps they could all realize that if they all go to one school that they could actually create something legendary. In turn the major publicity would help their NBA stock. They already have the natural skills, and Kelvin sampson, can teach them all the fundamentls to make them great college and NBA players.
    jaime

  • bootsie white

    beware of signing too many of these guys who’ll be one and done. tough to build anything when guys are always heading out the door. a stud or two is essential. But you need to fill in the gaps with grinders.

  • bootsie white

    beware of signing too many of these guys who’ll be one and done. tough to build anything when guys are always heading out the door. a stud or two is essential. But you need to fill in the gaps with grinders.

  • jaime gongora

    I think thats what Derek Elston brings to the table already. Besides 2010 is a big class and the great ones come from the midwest. Unlike Mike Davis I think Sampson has Plan B already set.

  • jaime gongora

    I think thats what Derek Elston brings to the table already. Besides 2010 is a big class and the great ones come from the midwest. Unlike Mike Davis I think Sampson has Plan B already set.

  • Elston isn’t a one or two year guy, but he’s not a grinder either. He’s got a good chance to become an All-Big Ten player.

  • Elston isn’t a one or two year guy, but he’s not a grinder either. He’s got a good chance to become an All-Big Ten player.

  • Elston isn’t a one or two year guy, but he’s not a grinder either. He’s got a good chance to become an All-Big Ten player.

  • Elston isn’t a one or two year guy, but he’s not a grinder either. He’s got a good chance to become an All-Big Ten player.

  • kelin

    Lets not forget Matt Roth will still be there….does anyone know anything else about midnight madness other than it starts with a v-ball game at 5:30pm?

  • kelin

    Lets not forget Matt Roth will still be there….does anyone know anything else about midnight madness other than it starts with a v-ball game at 5:30pm?

  • kelin

    Lets not forget Matt Roth will still be there….does anyone know anything else about midnight madness other than it starts with a v-ball game at 5:30pm?

  • kelin

    Lets not forget Matt Roth will still be there….does anyone know anything else about midnight madness other than it starts with a v-ball game at 5:30pm?

  • kelin

    Does anyone know anything about this Big Ten Network? I have comcast so I am unfamiliar with it…..

  • kelin

    Does anyone know anything about this Big Ten Network? I have comcast so I am unfamiliar with it…..

  • $5 I believe at the door or two canned goods.

    As far as the Big Ten Network goes, I’d say it’s pretty important to have. Many of the IU games are on it this year. If cable doesn’t have it in your area, there’s always DirecTV or Dish Network.

  • $5 I believe at the door or two canned goods.

    As far as the Big Ten Network goes, I’d say it’s pretty important to have. Many of the IU games are on it this year. If cable doesn’t have it in your area, there’s always DirecTV or Dish Network.

  • $5 I believe at the door or two canned goods.

    As far as the Big Ten Network goes, I’d say it’s pretty important to have. Many of the IU games are on it this year. If cable doesn’t have it in your area, there’s always DirecTV or Dish Network.

  • $5 I believe at the door or two canned goods.

    As far as the Big Ten Network goes, I’d say it’s pretty important to have. Many of the IU games are on it this year. If cable doesn’t have it in your area, there’s always DirecTV or Dish Network.

  • kelin

    I can’t wait to hear Comcast commercial on how they will televise over 20 of IU’s games between there major networks….espn, espn2 etc etc. Then they will throw in they will also televise Pacer games…..I would make a Bud and Pacer joke but I won’t even bother……..

    10 days til midnight madness

    PS.
    A few weeks ago I sent a picture of my 1 yr old son in an IU jersey in triple threat position I might add (seriously) to KS for an autograph. Needless to say I was very honored when he returned it with a nice note about fatherhood and a nice note to my son. I appreciate HIM the man for doing that cause he does not no me or my son and to take the time out to do so is a big deal.

    Thanks Coach……now how about some tickets!

  • kelin

    I can’t wait to hear Comcast commercial on how they will televise over 20 of IU’s games between there major networks….espn, espn2 etc etc. Then they will throw in they will also televise Pacer games…..I would make a Bud and Pacer joke but I won’t even bother……..

    10 days til midnight madness

    PS.
    A few weeks ago I sent a picture of my 1 yr old son in an IU jersey in triple threat position I might add (seriously) to KS for an autograph. Needless to say I was very honored when he returned it with a nice note about fatherhood and a nice note to my son. I appreciate HIM the man for doing that cause he does not no me or my son and to take the time out to do so is a big deal.

    Thanks Coach……now how about some tickets!

  • knasmiley

    Great duo to go along with Kevin Jones, MM/HH should be one for the ages thats for sure………

    I too am hearing that Leslie McDonald will visit IU the following weekend, he is another HIGHLY related guard in the 09 class. It wouldnt surprise me one bit to see IU get 2 of the above mentioned players, adding to that equation is Wall out of NC. I like our chances for atleast 1 but I am beginning to think that 2 is very very possible………..

    PS: Wish I could be there, hoping Time Warner Cable gets it together and gets the BTN, its killing me not being able to see the Fball games but the bball games just might seal my fate….vbg

  • knasmiley

    Great duo to go along with Kevin Jones, MM/HH should be one for the ages thats for sure………

    I too am hearing that Leslie McDonald will visit IU the following weekend, he is another HIGHLY related guard in the 09 class. It wouldnt surprise me one bit to see IU get 2 of the above mentioned players, adding to that equation is Wall out of NC. I like our chances for atleast 1 but I am beginning to think that 2 is very very possible………..

    PS: Wish I could be there, hoping Time Warner Cable gets it together and gets the BTN, its killing me not being able to see the Fball games but the bball games just might seal my fate….vbg

  • Sam Berkowitz

    Are the big guys like Jones still coming to Midnight Madness?

  • Sam Berkowitz

    Are the big guys like Jones still coming to Midnight Madness?

  • Sam Berkowitz

    Are the big guys like Jones still coming to Midnight Madness?

  • Jones will be there. Ebanks will be there on his official visit and I believe Elston is going to come as well.

  • Jones will be there. Ebanks will be there on his official visit and I believe Elston is going to come as well.

  • Clark

    You are correct Big A Elston will be there for HH.

    http://indiana.scout.com/a.z?s=170&p=9&c=6&cfg=bb&dv=20071009&yr=2009

  • Clark

    You are correct Big A Elston will be there for HH.

    http://indiana.scout.com/a.z?s=170&p=9&c=6&cfg=bb&dv=20071009&yr=2009

  • Clark

    You are correct Big A Elston will be there for HH.

    http://indiana.scout.com/a.z?s=170&p=9&c=6&cfg=bb&dv=20071009&yr=2009

  • Tim

    I got a queston for you guys. As I understand it, Hoosier Hysteria has never sold out Assembly Hall. Last year was close to 15,000 and I heard it was the biggest crowd ever for Hysteria. I know 05 only had about 11,000.

    So, will Assembly Hall be sold out this year for Hoosier Hysteria? Are the combination of Sampson’s 2nd season, DJ White, Eric Gordon, and a Top 10 preseason rank enought to do the trick?

    Personally, I think so, and it will be an incredible night.

  • Tim

    I got a queston for you guys. As I understand it, Hoosier Hysteria has never sold out Assembly Hall. Last year was close to 15,000 and I heard it was the biggest crowd ever for Hysteria. I know 05 only had about 11,000.

    So, will Assembly Hall be sold out this year for Hoosier Hysteria? Are the combination of Sampson’s 2nd season, DJ White, Eric Gordon, and a Top 10 preseason rank enought to do the trick?

    Personally, I think so, and it will be an incredible night.

  • Tim

    I got a queston for you guys. As I understand it, Hoosier Hysteria has never sold out Assembly Hall. Last year was close to 15,000 and I heard it was the biggest crowd ever for Hysteria. I know 05 only had about 11,000.

    So, will Assembly Hall be sold out this year for Hoosier Hysteria? Are the combination of Sampson’s 2nd season, DJ White, Eric Gordon, and a Top 10 preseason rank enought to do the trick?

    Personally, I think so, and it will be an incredible night.

  • kelin

    I think it will be sold out given KS, DJ, and especially a hometown kid…EJ. I very well may be there for the volleyball game…..

  • kelin

    I think it will be sold out given KS, DJ, and especially a hometown kid…EJ. I very well may be there for the volleyball game…..

  • Clark

    I am going to be at the volleyball so I can get a good seat for HH.

  • Clark

    I am going to be at the volleyball so I can get a good seat for HH.

  • Clark

    I am going to be at the volleyball so I can get a good seat for HH.

  • Clark

    I am going to be at the volleyball so I can get a good seat for HH.

  • kelin

    Clark…I want to do that also but I cannot fathom sitting through a volleyball game…..I guess I have to do what I have to do…I’d rather tailgate

  • kelin

    Clark…I want to do that also but I cannot fathom sitting through a volleyball game…..I guess I have to do what I have to do…I’d rather tailgate

  • jaime gongora

    oh poor babies. You get to go see gorgeous athletes compete under the comfort of Assembly Hall. Man you have it rough. Just joking, but I’m jealous that you guys are going. Send my love from chapel hill. I expect an update from you guys and anything you can tell me about the new recruits. Just in case you guys are curious UNC always sells out their midnight madness, thats only because there is no chance what so ever to get regular season game tickets, and this is the only time anyone from the public can participate during basketball season. Darn wine and cheese fans.

  • jaime gongora

    oh poor babies. You get to go see gorgeous athletes compete under the comfort of Assembly Hall. Man you have it rough. Just joking, but I’m jealous that you guys are going. Send my love from chapel hill. I expect an update from you guys and anything you can tell me about the new recruits. Just in case you guys are curious UNC always sells out their midnight madness, thats only because there is no chance what so ever to get regular season game tickets, and this is the only time anyone from the public can participate during basketball season. Darn wine and cheese fans.

  • jaime gongora

    oh poor babies. You get to go see gorgeous athletes compete under the comfort of Assembly Hall. Man you have it rough. Just joking, but I’m jealous that you guys are going. Send my love from chapel hill. I expect an update from you guys and anything you can tell me about the new recruits. Just in case you guys are curious UNC always sells out their midnight madness, thats only because there is no chance what so ever to get regular season game tickets, and this is the only time anyone from the public can participate during basketball season. Darn wine and cheese fans.

  • jaime gongora

    oh poor babies. You get to go see gorgeous athletes compete under the comfort of Assembly Hall. Man you have it rough. Just joking, but I’m jealous that you guys are going. Send my love from chapel hill. I expect an update from you guys and anything you can tell me about the new recruits. Just in case you guys are curious UNC always sells out their midnight madness, thats only because there is no chance what so ever to get regular season game tickets, and this is the only time anyone from the public can participate during basketball season. Darn wine and cheese fans.

  • Clark

    Kelin, I understand where you are coming from on that.

  • Clark

    Kelin, I understand where you are coming from on that.