Hoosiers add a preferred walk-on: Broderick Lewis

  • 05/16/2008 7:48 am in

lewis.jpgBroderick Lewis of Lafayette Jeff will join Brett Finkelmeier, Daniel Moore and Kory Barnett as a walk-on at Indiana, according to the Lafayette Journal and Courier.

Broderick Lewis sought an opportunity. Indiana University’s rebuilding basketball program is eager to provide it. The Lafayette Jeff senior forward has accepted Hoosier coach Tom Crean’s preferred walk-on opportunity.

Lewis, who averaged 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds during the Bronchos’ 23-2 season, was considering Division II and junior college playing options until new IU assistant Tim Buckley watched a highlight tape.

“We began discussing specifics … my game and where they probably could use me next year. They don’t really have an athletic 6-5 or 6-6 wing player like me right now. I know they are crunched on scholarships. That’s why the best they could do is a preferred walk-on. I took a visit and spent the whole day with the coaching staff.”

“It’s basketball, and it’s what I want to do. I always had dreams of going to the Big Ten or the ACC. This is my opportunity. I want to make the most of it. I’m very happy.”

Lewis will add depth to next season’s roster by giving Tom Crean and staff another player to use in practice. The Hoosiers now have 12 players on next season’s roster and could add another if Maurice Sutton comes to Bloomington. Sutton is expected to decide by May 21, the last day of the spring signing period.

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  • HoosierSmitty

    I live in Lafayette and teach & coach in that school corp, so I've seen Lewis play plenty. He's a pretty gifted athlete and solid player. He had to play center in a three-point shot oriented offense. He probably won't be more than a practice player, but if the Hoosiers ever need minutes this upcoming season, he'll be able to jump on the court and give them solid play. I wish him the best and hope to see him have success at IU.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I live in Lafayette and teach & coach in that school corp, so I've seen Lewis play plenty. He's a pretty gifted athlete and solid player. He had to play center in a three-point shot oriented offense. He probably won't be more than a practice player, but if the Hoosiers ever need minutes this upcoming season, he'll be able to jump on the court and give them solid play. I wish him the best and hope to see him have success at IU.

  • hoosier07

    Maybe with the right coaching he can be better than a practice player. Any size at this point is helpful…

  • hoosier07

    Maybe with the right coaching he can be better than a practice player. Any size at this point is helpful…

  • tberry

    You have to give Walk Ons a great deal of credit. They will work just as hard as the stars in addition to paying their own costs. Sometimes one will be elevated but that is not the norm.

    While the Scholarship Players are the flashy parts that everyone admired the Walk On is the part that no one sees but help keeps the team functioning. They work week after week with nothing more that the love of playing and hope.

  • tberry

    You have to give Walk Ons a great deal of credit. They will work just as hard as the stars in addition to paying their own costs. Sometimes one will be elevated but that is not the norm.

    While the Scholarship Players are the flashy parts that everyone admired the Walk On is the part that no one sees but help keeps the team functioning. They work week after week with nothing more that the love of playing and hope.

  • Looks like a nice catch, certainly can use that 6 1/2 foot wingspan!

    Big A, is there any possibilty of adding another “section” along the right hand side of this page, where there could be a list of all the players that will be coming this fall, and not just the scholarship players?

  • Looks like a nice catch, certainly can use that 6 1/2 foot wingspan!

    Big A, is there any possibilty of adding another “section” along the right hand side of this page, where there could be a list of all the players that will be coming this fall, and not just the scholarship players?

  • JerryCT

    Sorry to ask but what is a “preferred walkon” ? Do walkons count in the academic stats ?

  • JerryCT

    Sorry to ask but what is a “preferred walkon” ? Do walkons count in the academic stats ?

  • I think it's a guy who is invited to walk onto the team, as opposed to a regular student who decides to try out for the team.

    Kind of like Joe Montana's kid at ND, as opposed to the legions of regular undergrads who try to walk on to the football squad every year.

  • I think it's a guy who is invited to walk onto the team, as opposed to a regular student who decides to try out for the team.

    Kind of like Joe Montana's kid at ND, as opposed to the legions of regular undergrads who try to walk on to the football squad every year.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    I heard that Manhattan player Rashard Green, brother of UNC Danny Green, is transfering and IU is on his list…Anyone hear this?

    Another 6'4'' Guard… http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID

  • Disco_Briscoe

    I heard that Manhattan player Rashard Green, brother of UNC Danny Green, is transfering and IU is on his list…Anyone hear this?

    Another 6'4'' Guard… http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID

  • hoosierfan27

    daniel moore, kory barnett, broderick lewis

  • hoosierfan27

    daniel moore, kory barnett, broderick lewis

  • Given the mess that surrounds Danny Green and his parents…might want to avoid him.

  • Given the mess that surrounds Danny Green and his parents…might want to avoid him.

  • flahoosier

    he averaged 9pts in highschool? Lets hope he doesn't play.

  • cooper

    he averaged 9pts in highschool? Lets hope he doesn't play.

  • According to HoosierSmitty, he was playing center in a 3 point offense. That could be one reason why he was not scoring a lot.

  • According to HoosierSmitty, he was playing center in a 3 point offense. That could be one reason why he was not scoring a lot.

  • Kelin Blab

    I think this walk on is ok but is he an Indiana All Star???

    Sincerely,
    Daniel Moore

  • Kelin Blab

    I think this walk on is ok but is he an Indiana All Star???

    Sincerely,
    Daniel Moore

  • Kelin Blab

    OK according to my count at this time………..IU has exactly TWO post players next season…Kyle Taber and Tom Pritchard. Am I correct on this????

  • Kelin Blab

    OK according to my count at this time………..IU has exactly TWO post players next season…Kyle Taber and Tom Pritchard. Am I correct on this????

  • hoosierfan27

    ur right kelin

  • hoosierfan27

    ur right kelin

  • Kelin Blab

    When I get a second I may sit down and look at our roster………….
    glad about KS being gone…
    glad about the knuckle heads being gone…..
    glad about our phone call issues being gone…..
    glad coach crean is here…………..
    glad he pulled off a good recruiting class this year and next…..

    ummm two post players….Taber and Pritchard….I am happy they are here but the big man drills during practice won't last very long….

  • Kelin Blab

    When I get a second I may sit down and look at our roster………….
    glad about KS being gone…
    glad about the knuckle heads being gone…..
    glad about our phone call issues being gone…..
    glad coach crean is here…………..
    glad he pulled off a good recruiting class this year and next…..

    ummm two post players….Taber and Pritchard….I am happy they are here but the big man drills during practice won't last very long….

  • BTOWN40

    maybe your boy Daniel Moore can play center, that way he can at least sniff the cort fir some pt

  • BTOWN40

    maybe your boy Daniel Moore can play center, that way he can at least sniff the cort fir some pt

  • MikeinNC

    This is my concern too. I know Crean must have a plan here…while he has always favored a fast-paced, guard heavy approach, he must know he has some good low-post guys due to commit soon. I can't believe his plan for going into the Big Ten is to play a bunch of young guards with a former walk-on in the post.

  • MikeinNC

    This is my concern too. I know Crean must have a plan here…while he has always favored a fast-paced, guard heavy approach, he must know he has some good low-post guys due to commit soon. I can't believe his plan for going into the Big Ten is to play a bunch of young guards with a former walk-on in the post.

  • MikeinNC

    This is my concern too. I know Crean must have a plan here…while he has always favored a fast-paced, guard heavy approach, he must know he has some good low-post guys due to commit soon. I can't believe his plan for going into the Big Ten is to play a bunch of young guards with a former walk-on in the post.