Notebook: Dakich on Harris, recruiting rule changes, more

  • 08/08/2011 2:35 pm in

+ Former Indiana interim and assistant coach Dan Dakich discussed the Gary Harris recruitment during a couple of segments of his radio show on 1070 the Fan this afternoon. While Dakich initially said he wasn’t ready to make a prediction on Harris’ destination just yet, he later added that Harris would “probably” pick Indiana. The reason? Indiana is making it difficult for kids to say no. Dakich cited Indiana’s recent success on the recruiting trail as a big reason that it could be tough for Harris and his family to say no to the Hoosiers.

+ ESPN announced networks and times for the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Indiana at NC State will tip at 7:15 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 on ESPN2.

+ The NCAA Division I Leadership Council has come to a consensus on five potential recruiting rules changes according to this release. Eamonn Brennan has a solid breakdown on what the changes could mean over at ESPN, but here’s a quick look at the five changes according to the NCAA’s release:

  • A start date for official visits beginning after the men’s basketball championship in April of the junior year.
  • Deregulating the type of communication between coaches and prospects (including text messaging and other forms of electronic communication).
  • Allowing unlimited communication after Aug. 1 before the junior year in high school.
  • Permitting evaluations at certified nonscholastic events on two weekends in April, with some restrictions.
  • Permitting some contact at a prospect’s educational institution in conjunction with an evaluation, with some restrictions and requirements.

+ Jarred Reuter, who picked up an offer from Indiana earlier this summer, will transfer and is re-classifying to 2015 according to his father, Rob.

+ If you missed it, Luke Winn of SI.com took an in-depth look at the transfer behaviors of top 100 recruits and how it relates to de-commitments. The interesting conclusion: “A player who attended multiple high schools was almost twice as likely to decommit from a college than was a single-HS recruit.”

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  • Anonymous

    IMO I don’t see him leaving the state of Kentucky. So far we are one of the three schools heavily after him, but I could see some other big programs getting involved to.

  • Anonymous

    I Hope Mr. Dakich’s feelings about Gary not being able to say no to Indiana are right, this guy excites me! It has to be so tempting for him when he sees the other Indiana guys playing together to want to join. Yogi your pg, Hollowell on the other wing, and Perea to get all your boards and ignite assembly hall with his dunks. What a dream situation!

  • Superhoops

    My opinion:  Harris to MSU.  Why would he want to come play with all the guys from Indiana?  I think getting all these Indiana kids could be a negative with him and other recruits.  Where is the playing going to come from if we have 8-9 legit starters?  PU would be my guess if not MSU.  I think he wants to compete against these Indiana kids, not with them.

  • Anonymous

    I personally think he could go anywhere.  He is good enough that he will get a lot of playing time anywhere he goes.  I think he will go to the place where he has the best chance of winning a national championship.  With the 2012 class that may be Indiana but a lot can change in a year.  Hopefully Dakich is right.

  • Anonymous

    I personally think he could go anywhere.  He is good enough that he will get a lot of playing time anywhere he goes.  I think he will go to the place where he has the best chance of winning a national championship.  With the 2012 class that may be Indiana but a lot can change in a year.  Hopefully Dakich is right.

  • jgon86

    That was a very sick pass that yogi gave to Kaleb.  So good that Kaleb might want to reconsider IU.  

  • Anonymous

    Yogi on the fast break is like watching a Ferrari pull away from a bunch of model T’s, not to mention as the announcers said “he has the ball on a yo yo”   this kid is sick! Definitely the game MVP, the Arizona kid got half his 24 points on assists from Yogi!   Trey looked good for only being 15, showed a great shooting touch, just needs to keep getting stronger, and he will dominate these AAU circuits in 2 years….maybe as the #1 player in the nation

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    This is just an idea, not what I think will happen, but if we have good team speed then why couldn’t we go small and try a lineup of Hulls, Yogi, Harris (or hollowell or any other player), Perea, and Zeller?

    Wouldn’t a shooter like Jordy have a field day with that much speed, athleticism, and passing ability on the floor with him?

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Good point.  It could be Yogi, Hulls, Harris (or other guard), Watford, and Zeller.  Especially since Perea may not be a finished, polished product.  His freshman year could be a 18-22 minute instant highlight role player type year.  You never know at this point. 

    Man, it’s WAY more fun talking about this stuff than what we’ve talked about the last three years!!!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Good point.  It could be Yogi, Hulls, Harris (or other guard), Watford, and Zeller.  Especially since Perea may not be a finished, polished product.  His freshman year could be a 18-22 minute instant highlight role player type year.  You never know at this point. 

    Man, it’s WAY more fun talking about this stuff than what we’ve talked about the last three years!!!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Good point.  It could be Yogi, Hulls, Harris (or other guard), Watford, and Zeller.  Especially since Perea may not be a finished, polished product.  His freshman year could be a 18-22 minute instant highlight role player type year.  You never know at this point. 

    Man, it’s WAY more fun talking about this stuff than what we’ve talked about the last three years!!!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I can think of two good reasons to come play with the other Indiana guys at IU:

    1)  First, he’s that good so he’s going to play no matter where he goes and if that’s the case why wouldn’t you play with the guys you know?
    2)  Because if that group is really going to be that good, then why wouldn’t you want to WIN and have a shot at as many NCAA titles as you play seasons?

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I can think of two good reasons to come play with the other Indiana guys at IU:

    1)  First, he’s that good so he’s going to play no matter where he goes and if that’s the case why wouldn’t you play with the guys you know?
    2)  Because if that group is really going to be that good, then why wouldn’t you want to WIN and have a shot at as many NCAA titles as you play seasons?

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I can think of two good reasons to come play with the other Indiana guys at IU:

    1)  First, he’s that good so he’s going to play no matter where he goes and if that’s the case why wouldn’t you play with the guys you know?
    2)  Because if that group is really going to be that good, then why wouldn’t you want to WIN and have a shot at as many NCAA titles as you play seasons?

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I can think of two good reasons to come play with the other Indiana guys at IU:

    1)  First, he’s that good so he’s going to play no matter where he goes and if that’s the case why wouldn’t you play with the guys you know?
    2)  Because if that group is really going to be that good, then why wouldn’t you want to WIN and have a shot at as many NCAA titles as you play seasons?

  • Anonymous

     Jordy, Vic, Gary, Watford, Zeller

  • Anonymous

    Gross.

  • That same thing could have been said about Bobby Knight.

  • That same thing could have been said about Bobby Knight.

  • Anyone know if DSR’s recent interest in MSU (and vice versa) will help or hurt our chances with Harris?

  • Anyone know if DSR’s recent interest in MSU (and vice versa) will help or hurt our chances with Harris?

  • Anyone know if DSR’s recent interest in MSU (and vice versa) will help or hurt our chances with Harris?

  • IU_Fan_99

    true… good point!

  • I want this kid because he’s highly ranked, but I think 75% of my desire stems from the chance to steal a recruit from Purdue… so I’m willing to pass on a little emotional instability in a 15-year-old kid.

    Plus, since the rest of the kids that will be at IU and in his recruiting class seem solid, I don’t think he’ll present any problems.

  • I want this kid because he’s highly ranked, but I think 75% of my desire stems from the chance to steal a recruit from Purdue… so I’m willing to pass on a little emotional instability in a 15-year-old kid.

    Plus, since the rest of the kids that will be at IU and in his recruiting class seem solid, I don’t think he’ll present any problems.

  • Baxter

    Last year’s MVP means little to this year or the one after.  We need defense and distribution at the point,

    I’m not convinced that Hulls is the best option we’ll have for the dribble drive offense, 

    We will learn more this fall.

  • Baxter

    Last year’s MVP means little to this year or the one after.  We need defense and distribution at the point,

    I’m not convinced that Hulls is the best option we’ll have for the dribble drive offense, 

    We will learn more this fall.

  • Kewaynes

    I love Hulls and think he’ll be super solid his senior year but I just can’t see starting Yogi and Hulls together. Too much of a size disadvantage.

  • Kewaynes

    I love Hulls and think he’ll be super solid his senior year but I just can’t see starting Yogi and Hulls together. Too much of a size disadvantage.

  • Kewaynes

    I love Hulls and think he’ll be super solid his senior year but I just can’t see starting Yogi and Hulls together. Too much of a size disadvantage.

  • Kewaynes

    I love Hulls and think he’ll be super solid his senior year but I just can’t see starting Yogi and Hulls together. Too much of a size disadvantage.

  • Anonymous

    after watching Yogi set up other players with ease last night – i would want to play with that guy ….. and Zeller, Perea, Hollowell, etc.  Two years into college he would have all the limelight he needs and would probably be making runs to championships then probably NBA consideration.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I would think that Kaleb Tar(whatevertheheckhisnameis) would revisit the idea of going to IU and add them back to his list again.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I would think that Kaleb Tar(whatevertheheckhisnameis) would revisit the idea of going to IU and add them back to his list again.