Bassett likely out on Tuesday; D.J. talks to SI

  • 01/07/2008 12:51 pm in

Armon Bassett– According to Chris Korman of the Herald Times, Armon Bassett will likely miss Tuesday’s game at Michigan. Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson had the following to say on this morning’s Big Ten conference call:

“We have to get Armon Bassett back. For us to be as good as we can be, we need him to be playing. Not having him is a blow for us. I don’t think we’ll have him for the Michigan game, either. He’s just getting a lot of treatment. A lot of rehab. It’s something that’s going to bother him the rest of the year. It may be a thing where he needs to have surgery and be out or we may be able to get him through the year with it.”

Bassett played just three minutes on Wednesday at Iowa in Indiana’s 79-76 win. Look for Jordan Crawford to get the nod at the point Tuesday evening in Ann Arbor.

– Our friend Luke Winn of SI.com threw down a Q & A with D.J. White and here is one of the more interesting responses on Eric Gordon’s sleeping and eating habits:

LW: Gordon looks like such a veteran scorer when he’s on the floor. Does he at least have some freshman habits off of it, that make him seem like a kid? Or is there anything the older guys harass him about?

DJW: Well … We both take naps in the same room [at Assembly Hall] before games. And he snores in there a lot. It’s loud and it gets very annoying; I joke with him about it, but there’s nothing you can do to make it stop. You nudge him and he might lighten up for a few seconds, but after that he’s back to snoring.

He also can eat a lot. The way his body is like — with no fat — you wouldn’t know it, but he’ll eat like three hamburgers at a time. He has a huge appetite. He can easily out-eat me.

You can read the entire interview by clicking here.

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  • Stephen

    This will be a horrible blow to the Hoosiers if Bassett misses more time. Bassett is an emotional leader for the Hoosiers. His attitude on the court keeps the team energized. More importantly, he has some concept of how to run the offense, while Crawford just wants to get his own glory. It will be devastating to give Crawford the PG position. Crawford has plenty of potential, but he is no where near Bassett’s reliability. Moreover, Bassett is the Hoosiers’ top 3-point shooter. He’s more money than EJ.

  • Stephen

    This will be a horrible blow to the Hoosiers if Bassett misses more time. Bassett is an emotional leader for the Hoosiers. His attitude on the court keeps the team energized. More importantly, he has some concept of how to run the offense, while Crawford just wants to get his own glory. It will be devastating to give Crawford the PG position. Crawford has plenty of potential, but he is no where near Bassett’s reliability. Moreover, Bassett is the Hoosiers’ top 3-point shooter. He’s more money than EJ.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Thanks for linking the DJ interview, I doubt I would have ever seen it otherwise.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Thanks for linking the DJ interview, I doubt I would have ever seen it otherwise.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Thanks for linking the DJ interview, I doubt I would have ever seen it otherwise.

  • kelin

    I really hope this season doesnt turn into a “what could have been” deal…we have yet to have a team 100% healthy and on the court. We are in the Big Ten season, we can get away with it with an Iowa or N Western, maybe Michigan but NOT OSU, Wisc, or MSU.Get healthy Armon, AJ, and Eli please.

    Are there any other redshirts we can call up…Hell run James Hardy out there…

  • kelin

    I really hope this season doesnt turn into a “what could have been” deal…we have yet to have a team 100% healthy and on the court. We are in the Big Ten season, we can get away with it with an Iowa or N Western, maybe Michigan but NOT OSU, Wisc, or MSU.Get healthy Armon, AJ, and Eli please.

    Are there any other redshirts we can call up…Hell run James Hardy out there…

  • kelin

    I really hope this season doesnt turn into a “what could have been” deal…we have yet to have a team 100% healthy and on the court. We are in the Big Ten season, we can get away with it with an Iowa or N Western, maybe Michigan but NOT OSU, Wisc, or MSU.Get healthy Armon, AJ, and Eli please.

    Are there any other redshirts we can call up…Hell run James Hardy out there…

  • Stephen

    I hear that Eli is going to be redshirted. His injury is not going to heal enough to allow him to play. I don’t think that’s a big loss, however. At least not for this year, but it would be nice for him to get some development in, instead of just watching.

  • Stephen

    I hear that Eli is going to be redshirted. His injury is not going to heal enough to allow him to play. I don’t think that’s a big loss, however. At least not for this year, but it would be nice for him to get some development in, instead of just watching.