• unrealhoosier

    Why exactly have we backed off on Jaquan Lyle? Just curious, doesn’t make much sense unless they already didn’t think they had a chance…. and I didn’t get that vibe.

  • Kelin Blab

    I don’t think IU has backed off but they have begun to explore many other options.

  • scubahoosier

    I’ve been wondering the same thing. There has been a lot of chatter on different boards that he may have an attitude problem – but don’t all teenage boys have an attitude? He’s such a great talent and seems to be interested in Indiana. I’d love for him to wear the candy stripes.

  • HoosierTrav

    I would hate to lose this kid due to us not showing enough interest. I don’t have faith that we can get anywhere close with Tyus Jones. The next best point guard IMO and many others opinion is Jaquan and perhaps the best passer in the nation. He’s a one and done guy from Indiana. I have the feeling we would win this recruiting battle as long as we put in a better effort. Who knows, maybe CTC will turn the heat up soon. I sure hope so. I hate to lose elite Indiana talent to other states schools. It doesn’t help our programs visibility with in state recruits. I guess we just watch and see.

  • ScoopGeoff

    Just fell for Bluiett a little harder. There just something about that stroke and the way he feels space on the court that I really like.

  • Kelin Blab

    After watching this video a second time, I think the 2014 priority should be trevon bluiett. It is not easy to play with other big time talents and still allow your game to show. He has done so at Park Tudor with two other division 1 players and on his AAU team …..he just fits. Does not have to have the ball, rebounds, makes open shots, etc.

    You don’t find high level talents like him that can fit and play well with other talented players.

  • achurt

    First… I would agree with the other guys saying Trevon is the priority. He always impresses. Jaquan would be my #2, and I certainly don’t think he is a one and done guy.
    Second… who are these people that shoot these highlight tapes, and what is their obsession with the cheesy slow-mo?
    Third… I hope Trey focuses on his low post game, and doesn’t decide he wants to be a wing.

  • twarrior87

    Wow, Trey is going to be an abosulute beast by the time he gets to B-Town. I really like Blueitt’s game. He’s definitely someone we should continute to pursue.
    Regarding JaQuan – are there any character or attitude issues with him? If so, it could be a reason Crean seems to have backed off. He’s shown he is only interested in players with a good attitude and a solid work ethic.

  • Brklynhoosier

    Second the point re Trey and the post.

  • HoosierKen73

    Why would you feel that way about Trey? He can hit the three, and hit pretty much all over the court, plis take it to the hole… Why would you want to restrict his game to the post. What if he could develop into a LeBron kd of player? Not saying he is yet, but What would be wrong with a guy that size also being very versatile? Sorry, just don’t agree with you on that one.

  • HoosierKen73

    Why would you feel that way about Trey? He can hit the three, and hit pretty much all over the court, plis take it to the hole… Why would you want to restrict his game to the post. What if he could develop into a LeBron kd of player? Not saying he is yet, but What would be wrong with a guy that size also being very versatile? Sorry, just don’t agree with you on that one.

  • Trey’s game is developing into that of a hybrid 3-4. The beautiful thing about him is he has a polished post game (polished in a sense that experts have compared his footwork and post game to that of a young Tim Duncan), but he can also step out and make shots or beat his guy off the dribble. He has come a long way athletically over the past year or so. I think his versatility will pay huge dividends and create major match up problems when he’s at IU. He’s a true 6’9″ w/ shoes … he may grow some more… or he may not. If he was 6’11”+ I would agree more with your statement, but since he is not 7′ … I think I’d like to see him develop as he currently is, that way, he can play the 3, 4, and maybe even 5 for us depending on who is on the court for the opposing team… so I would urge him to keep on working on both aspects (inside and outside), so that way, regardless of where he lines up, he will be a match up nightmare.

  • Brklynhoosier

    It’s probably a result of all the big men we’ve had who never wanted to mix it up inside. Cf:

    Mandeville, Richard
    Allen, Ben

    Trey is ridiculously skilled in the post, and if he can grow another 1-2 inches, then he should be a nightmare match-up. I’m fine with him developing other weapons. But I don’t want him to forget his bread-and-butter.

  • achurt

    I’m very happy with versatility. I would love a big man that can blow past other bigs, and destroy smaller guys on the block. I just don’t want him to focus on being a wing. It all goes back to a comment he made a while back… I dont remember the specifics, but something about wanting to play the 3 in college.
    From what I’ve seen – there is no chance of him turning into Lebron. However, there is a chance that he turns into a baby Tim Duncan. I want him to focus on becoming exactly that.
    And yes, Brklynhoosier makes a good point about my reasoning. I loathe soft bigs. It seems like most bigs these days are soft. Everyone wants to shoot the three, and they never learned how to play with their back to the basket.

  • marcusgresham

    I’ll never in my life understand why anyone who plays anywhere near the block doesn’t learn the sky hook. For god sakes, it got George Zidek to the NBA and he couldn’t win a footrace with a harbor seal.