Roth solid with commitment to Indiana

  • 03/11/2008 5:44 pm in

Matt RothUnlike Devin Ebanks and Terrell Holloway, who are both expected to be released from their Letters of Intent, Washington (IL) guard Matt Roth appears to be solid with his pledge to the Indiana program despite the departure of Kelvin Sampson.

Roth’s high school coach, Kevin Brown, offered up the following comments to Will Larkin of SaukValley.com:

“Matt’s big on the history of the game, so he couldn’t pass up a chance to play at Indiana,” Brown said. “Playing in the Big Ten has always been a dream of his, and we’re all excited he got that opportunity. All of that (the NCAA allegations) caught us by surprise. Matt’s recruitment was totally by the book, so we had reason to believe that maybe (the accusations of improper conduct) were untrue. There was awhile where Matt was kind of up in the air about what was going on, but his commitment to Indiana remained strong. He has a great relationship with coach Sampson, but it was the university and its history that got him there.”

This is excellent news, Hoosier fans. Roth will be a solid four year contributor who is vastly underrated by many national scouts. He can flat out fill it up from the perimeter and should develop into a fan favorite shortly after his arrival in Bloomington.

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  • Ben

    BOB KNIGHT WAS AT THE ARMY FOR 5 YEARS AS A HEAD COACH BEFORE COMMING TO INDIANA

    COACH K WAS AT THE ARMY FOR YEARS

    BENNET HASN'T EVEN BEEN A HEAD COACH FOR TWO YEARS

    GRANT HASN'T EVERN BEEN A HEAD COACH FOR TWO YEARS

  • Ben

    COACH K WAS 5 YEARS AS WELL

  • Ben

    I'M NOT AGAINST AN UP AND COMMING COACH….I JUST DON'T THINK THAT HE IS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW…PITINO COULD KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING UNTIL WE FIND THE RIGHT GUY

  • Ben

    PITINO HAD ELEVEN YEARS PRIOR BEFORE BECOMING KY'S COACH

  • tberry

    We still will not know what the fall out- from the NCAA will be. The very best will want to know that before commiting.

  • tberry

    IU will have to settle for and up and coming coach (years of rebuilding) unless they become willing to put out some really Big Bucks (shorter rebuilding).

    Which will it be? IU has always gone cheap and I predict that is what they will do this time.

  • tberry

    IU will have to settle for and up and coming coach (years of rebuilding) unless they become willing to put out some really Big Bucks (shorter rebuilding).

    Which will it be? IU has always gone cheap and I predict that is what they will do this time.

  • ray

    THANK YOU MATT ROTH…YOU WON'T REGRET YOUR DECISION…IU FANS WILL LOVE AND ADORE YOU!!!

    yes!!!!! very good news! can't wait to see this kid playing for a program, and not simply for a coach. we'll see a lot of heart from this kid and he'll wear the uniform with a sense of pride.

    youtube matt roth folks…

  • ray

    THANK YOU MATT ROTH…YOU WON'T REGRET YOUR DECISION…IU FANS WILL LOVE AND ADORE YOU!!!

    yes!!!!! very good news! can't wait to see this kid playing for a program, and not simply for a coach. we'll see a lot of heart from this kid and he'll wear the uniform with a sense of pride.

    youtube matt roth folks…

  • ray

    THANK YOU MATT ROTH…YOU WON'T REGRET YOUR DECISION…IU FANS WILL LOVE AND ADORE YOU!!!

    yes!!!!! very good news! can't wait to see this kid playing for a program, and not simply for a coach. we'll see a lot of heart from this kid and he'll wear the uniform with a sense of pride.

    youtube matt roth folks…

  • ray

    THANK YOU MATT ROTH…YOU WON'T REGRET YOUR DECISION…IU FANS WILL LOVE AND ADORE YOU!!!

    yes!!!!! very good news! can't wait to see this kid playing for a program, and not simply for a coach. we'll see a lot of heart from this kid and he'll wear the uniform with a sense of pride.

    youtube matt roth folks…