Open Thread: So, who’s in your rotation?

  • 08/16/2011 8:25 am in

One of the more interesting open threads we’ve had to date on Inside the Hall was last August when we polled you on Indiana’s top eight players entering the 2010-2011 season. The topic was sparked by comments made by Tom Crean stating that when he spoke with many of the players, most of them had Guy-Marc Michel in the top eight of the rotation.

Your responses to that call for discussion led to some pretty interesting debate and with the AAU season over, what better time than now to fire up another open thread?

We’ll switch it up a bit, but here goes: If you were to compose a rotation of players for the upcoming season, who would be on your list?

Bonus points for showing your work. Happy Tuesday, friends.

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  • Anonymous

    I like the fact that no one is saying anything about Mo. No talk, no pressure, get the guy totally healthy. If it takes a full red-shirt year to rehab this talented player-that is OK! We have 10 good ones to put on the floor and a 3-pt gunner to add when we need it.

  • Anonymous

    Who catches the throw inbounds?

  • Anonymous

    I agree, on senior Saturday and all games where the score is either up or down 20 with 2 minutes or less to go (we can play the subs and quit the inane fouling).

  • Anonymous

    I agree, on senior Saturday and all games where the score is either up or down 20 with 2 minutes or less to go (we can play the subs and quit the inane fouling).

  • Anonymous

    I agree, on senior Saturday and all games where the score is either up or down 20 with 2 minutes or less to go (we can play the subs and quit the inane fouling).

  • Anonymous

    I agree, on senior Saturday and all games where the score is either up or down 20 with 2 minutes or less to go (we can play the subs and quit the inane fouling).

  • Anonymous

    I agree, on senior Saturday and all games where the score is either up or down 20 with 2 minutes or less to go (we can play the subs and quit the inane fouling).

  • Anonymous

    Hulls, Abell, and Jones (Will and Vic are wings not guards to me).

  • Anonymous

    Hulls, Abell, and Jones (Will and Vic are wings not guards to me).

  • Anonymous

    Hulls, Abell, and Jones (Will and Vic are wings not guards to me).

  • Anonymous

    Hulls, Abell, and Jones (Will and Vic are wings not guards to me).

  • Anonymous

    Hulls, Abell, and Jones (Will and Vic are wings not guards to me).

  • Anonymous

    Hulls, Abell, and Jones (Will and Vic are wings not guards to me).

  • Anonymous

    I would Red-Shirt Mo Creek until he is 100% totally rehabbed and STRONG! If that takes all season, then that is OK with me. Give him a chance to be great when he plays, not limited and tentative.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I agree if he’s not 100% you redshirt him a year to see if he gets 100% healthy.  Also, that would put him in a graduating class with Will and Vic.  If Mo did get back to 100% that would be one heck of a class of wings!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Man, it’s depressing to remember just how good Mo Creek was pre-injury.  He would be out on a break and elevate and throw it down with authority.  Last year (before injury #2) he would get out on a break and look like he was going to fall down before barely getting off the floor for a layup.  I can’t wait until he’s healthy again!!

  • Niswander91

    PG: Hulls
    SG: creek or victor if creek isnt quite back
    SF: Watford
    PF: Zeller
    C: Pritch

    6-9: Sheehey, Elston, Etherington
    no offense to VJ just really dont like his play

  • Plane1972

    Your use of the word rotation is a good one. I think we are getting close to having a second rotation (perhaps only 2-4 players in that 2nd tier, but another rotation, nonetheless).

    Is it possible in the college game to do something akin to what Larry Bird did as coach of the Pacers? Like clock work, you could depend on a 2nd group to take the floor early in the 2nd quarter to give rest to the starters and give other guys predictable minutes in a reserve role. We may not be deep enough for something like that yet, but once we see the 2012 guys in the mix with the remainder of this roster, we may see something like that. I always thought that was what really helped solidify a guy’s understanding of his role.

  • Plane1972

    Agree 100%. Pretty amazing turn of events for us to think we can survive a season without Mo Creek, but I sure feel a lot better about that possibility this year.

  • HoosNation

    Hulls
    Vic
    Will
    Watford
    Zeller
    =
    Best possible lineup to dominate.

     Not sure what the agreement was or if there was even one in the first place about zeller not playing center but the kid is pushing 7′ so he can just play “the middle”. Its not like the kid is 185 lbs, he can handle his own.  No way we can keep the sophs off the floor!!!  Creek prob is not ready for game time situation even if his knee is 100%. VJ should come off the bench and can still avg 10-12pts in limited minutes with and against the second team.  Pritchs game warrants 2nd team action as well, even if some people think hes a good defender???  Personally i don’t see it.  All other parts of the team will work themselves out.  CANT WAIT!!

  • Anonymous

    What it’s going to be is not what it should be. IMO this is how it should be

    1- Hulls
    2- Jones III
    3- Watford
    4- Zeller
    5- Pritchard

    Bench:
    Sheehey
    Oladipo 
    Elston
    Creek
    Abell
    Etherington

    No more Danny Moore!!!!

    Jones and Pritchard have to be starters as Seniors, at least at the beginning. Regardless of the rotation we will be bottom feeders yet again. My prediction is 9th in the B-10 and that’s being optimistic. 

  • Anonymous

    What it’s going to be is not what it should be. IMO this is how it should be

    1- Hulls
    2- Jones III
    3- Watford
    4- Zeller
    5- Pritchard

    Bench:
    Sheehey
    Oladipo 
    Elston
    Creek
    Abell
    Etherington

    No more Danny Moore!!!!

    Jones and Pritchard have to be starters as Seniors, at least at the beginning. Regardless of the rotation we will be bottom feeders yet again. My prediction is 9th in the B-10 and that’s being optimistic. 

  • Rjm19782003

    C      Zeller>Elston>Sheehey
    PF    Pritchard>Sheehey>Elston>Etherington
    SF    Watford>Sheehey>Etherington
    SG   Jones>Creek>Oladipo>Roth
    PG   Hulls>Oladipo>Remy>Mooore

    Play a 3 guard Lineup on occasin with Hulls, Oladipo, Creek, Watford, and Sheehy, just to let this lineups spped and athletic ability wear out the oppisition

  • Bgavin

    I am a UK fan but I like IU because of their history as a top basketball school. From an outsider’s perspective I think that your most talented lineup is Hulls, Creek,  Oladipo, Watford, and Zeller. I understand worrying about Creek’s knees but to see all the negativity regarding him was surprising. I believe that he and Watford are your two best players. Zeller is good and Oladipo is an up and comer. I have not seen the other freshman play but I would have to say this lineup gives you the best chance to win. Also I would keep pritchard off the floor as much as possible as he cannot score. Defense is good but won’t matter if you can’t score enough to win. Just my two cents. Also I think this is IU’s best chance under Crean by far to be a competitive team. I predict 17-18 wins with a mid finish in the Big 10.

  • Jacstan

    jack                                                                                                                                                                  pg  j halls sg oladipo   sf vj3  pf  zeller  c elston

  • Can I smoke some of that?