Via IUAthletics on YouTube:
Don’t sleep on this kid. He may not make a huge direct impact on the court this year, but just wait. His presence WILL be felt in Bloomington.
Then again, he may make a huge direct impact… time will tell. I’m impressed by his maturity. Very excited about this kid!
He will definitely be a top contributor, along with Watford, in the Beard category.
Can not wait to see this guy play in a Hoosiers uniform. He’s part of a group of guys that are flat out ballers, none of whom are prima donnas. This 2012 class will probably set records for games won in a 4 year span. I mean, most of them are 4 year guys, have an excellent team right now, and have great recruits coming to help out in the future. It’s going to be an awesome season. Keep with it, stick with it. Go Hoosiers!
I think if Jeremy puts in the time/effort, he (and Hanner) could be gone in 2-3. But I’d be okay w/ that — because those would be 2-3 really great yrs…
With these guys growing lumberjack beards, should we worry about Dunn Woods?
Hanner would have to get a heck of a lot better on the offensive end in order to see the League in 4 years. He’s got the athleticism, but is raw as raw gets.
Raw as raw gets was Tijan. Hanner’s at least 5 steps up. VO was also not the most offensively skilled player when he got to B-ton. Now he’s being listed a second-rounder. HP has all the athleticism VO does — he’s just 3 inches taller. Keep in mind the NBA drafts on potential. I’m not saying it WILL happen, but assuming he develops 2-3 reliable moves in the post, I think it’s fair to say he’s gone…
The other thing to keep in mind about Hanner is that his HS team was absolutely horrible at getting him the ball. Much worse than I have ever seen even in AAU ball. My best guess for Hanner is that he’ll make an impact in a handful of games this year in some big moments and after a year of college practice and conditioning, he’ll explode as a Sophomore.
I see Hanner as a Ibaka kind of player. He is relied on mostly to defend the post, block shots, and get rebounds. Ibaka can step out and hit a 15-17 footer every so often but doesn’t really need to do it.
I believe it was the All Star game in NOLA where Hanner shot a few three pointers and had good form. I don’t see him shooting many threes at IU but if he can develop a consistent 15 footer and a couple of post moves he will be gone in 2-3 years.
Quite a transition for the freshmen and it looks like CTC is not wasting any time. Hollowell’s and the other freshmen players maturation (both physically and mentally) is growing exponentially at this point. The upperclassman and coaches will certainly help his development. I love the “time management” quote. This will help in every facet of his career. He and Yogi could be an impact players this yr and are being nurtured to get there.
Hope Trey sees this. I do feel that the competing programs have their webs in place to try to entice players. We have seen it happen with MSU, UNC, UK, and OSU. This time it is different. Unless Trey is getting a “sweet deal” I think the program is perched to be in a place to stop this type of poaching. CTC had DWade comng to bloomington to work on his game. Cody is either 1 or 2 in the draft boards. If Trey is considering his options in a rationale manner I would not count us out.