Q & A: Matt Carlino

  • 08/25/2008 9:31 pm in

carlino21.jpgInside the Hall caught up with Indiana’s latest commitment, 2011 guard Matt Carlino, to get his thoughts on the Elite Camp, his decision to commit early to the Hoosiers, his relationship with the coaching staff and more. Carlino is ranked No. 8 nationally in his class by the Hoop Scoop.

On his experience at the Elite camp and his decision to commit to IU:

“The elite camp was great. There were a lot of great players there and alumni. The coaches were great and they taught me a lot when I was down there. The decision was basically I loved Indiana so much that I didn’t think I needed to see anything else.”

On whether or not he followed Indiana as a kid:

“My dad was always a fan of Bobby Knight and so was I when he was at Indiana. I’ve continued to stay a fan of Indiana since then.”

On the experience of being in Assembly Hall:

“I had been there when I was in 4th grade. My brother and I got in there and were just shooting buckets. We thought it was the coolest thing at that age just to go shoot at Assembly Hall. One of the players actually let us, because they were about to practice, so he let us in there and we just got up a few shots. It was in the dark but it was still cool to go look up at the banners. It’s just an amazing place.”

On his relationship with Tom Crean and the coaching staff:

“I had known Coach Crean when he was at Marquette. I met him last summer and he just treated me and my family really well when we were down there. When he got the job at Indiana, I was really excited because I had been a fan of Indiana. He’s such a determined coach and I really like that about him. I think he has a great ability to get players to the next level.”

On the parts of his game he’d like to improve on:

“I’m always looking to improve on everything — all aspects of my game. Definitely getting stronger because the Big Ten is a very physical conference. It’s known as the most physical. Just working on all of the things Coach Crean tells me to like my pick and roll game and becoming a more consistent shooter.”

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  • peaychris

    we need more of these guys!! Thanks for the interview Big A… i mean Alex

  • peaychris

    we need more of these guys!! Thanks for the interview Big A… i mean Alex

  • JerryCT

    If he is truly a top 50 or #8 ranked layer in his class then I believe Carlino is so far the best and highest ranked player TC has recruited for IU and maybe even for Marquette. Usually I donot buy into the hype but this time ……………………………….I do

  • JerryCT

    If he is truly a top 50 or #8 ranked layer in his class then I believe Carlino is so far the best and highest ranked player TC has recruited for IU and maybe even for Marquette. Usually I donot buy into the hype but this time ……………………………….I do

  • JerryCT

    Also , a long time ago the NCAA said they would announce sanctions around 8/3 or 8/4. I put it on my calender. Anybody know of a new “drop dead” date ?

    Are they going to wait until all eyes are on basketball in Februrary to make a big example at the expense of IU ?

  • JerryCT

    Also , a long time ago the NCAA said they would announce sanctions around 8/3 or 8/4. I put it on my calender. Anybody know of a new “drop dead” date ?

    Are they going to wait until all eyes are on basketball in Februrary to make a big example at the expense of IU ?

  • I think the “failure to monitor” charge is the reason it's taking a bit longer than expected. I'd expect some news by the middle to end of September at the latest.

  • I think the “failure to monitor” charge is the reason it's taking a bit longer than expected. I'd expect some news by the middle to end of September at the latest.

  • JerryCT

    Understood. I assume then they have not offered a new deadline after they added the charge. If you find out a new date can you clue us in so we can start making our protest signs ?

  • JerryCT

    Understood. I assume then they have not offered a new deadline after they added the charge. If you find out a new date can you clue us in so we can start making our protest signs ?

  • hoosier07

    when TC can land a player like this, we have GREAT things to look forward to …

    as i read yesterday, 4 and 5 star recruits like to go to schools with top notch recruiting classes — hopefully this is just the start of two great classes in '10 and '11…

  • hoosier07

    when TC can land a player like this, we have GREAT things to look forward to …

    as i read yesterday, 4 and 5 star recruits like to go to schools with top notch recruiting classes — hopefully this is just the start of two great classes in '10 and '11…

  • hoosier07

    when TC can land a player like this, we have GREAT things to look forward to …

    as i read yesterday, 4 and 5 star recruits like to go to schools with top notch recruiting classes — hopefully this is just the start of two great classes in '10 and '11…

  • MikeinNC

    I agree, imagine what is going to happen with our recruiting in 2-3 years when the program is ascending back into national prominence….

  • MikeinNC

    I agree, imagine what is going to happen with our recruiting in 2-3 years when the program is ascending back into national prominence….

  • MikeinNC

    I agree, imagine what is going to happen with our recruiting in 2-3 years when the program is ascending back into national prominence….

  • rachel pembroke

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  • rachel pembroke

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  • rachel pembroke

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  • rachel pembroke

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  • monica

    hi ur really nice

  • monica

    what

  • monica

    yes u want play