• Evanpend

    His passing ability is what stuck out to me the most. Looks like this kid is poised to be a stud.

  • IUGRADUATE

    I really hope this young talented athlete commits to Hoosiers soon. Are there any updates on his recruiting?

  • After all the recruits Duke, UNC, and NCST have taken from our fine state over the years, it would really be sweet music to my ears if he committed to TC and our Hoosiers. Come to the good side, Theo!

  • Miamihoosier

    I just have this feeling that 2014 is going to be a monster class for us. For me, the perfect class: Theo Pinson, Dwyane Morgan, Dante Exum, and Jaquan Lyle, to go with James Blackmon Jr, and we win the Big Ten, and MINIMUM go to the final four, that’s with upperclassman Juniors of Yogi, Jeremy, and Hanner, and a Sophomore beast in Troy Williams, and Luke Fischer…….what if Noah Vonleh followed the Cody example and came back for his Sophomore year too…..whew……one can dream…in the mean time, Kentucky is one Andrew Wiggins away from the ALL TIME best recruiting class that has ever or will ever be assembled, and their 2nd championship in 3 years…….I know a lot of you would disagree, but I’d even give em 13′ if we could take 2014…..

  • HoosierBeaver

    holy lord he’s got some rubio in him

  • Mooks

    Reports say that Theo Pinson is feeling IU and Duke over every other school he is checking out. If that holds true and if he commits holy cow…….

    Pinson is easily quick enough to be a 2-guard.

    Imagine a lineup of
    PG: Yogi
    SG: Theo Pinson
    SF: Troy Williams
    PF: Noah Vonleh
    C: Hanner Perea/Luke Fischer

    Key Bench: Jeremey Hollowell, Remy Abell, Devin Davis, James Blackmon Jr, Stan, AE. WOW!! Can’t touch this.

  • Mooks

    Reports say that Theo Pinson is feeling IU and Duke over every other school he is checking out. If that holds true and if he commits holy cow…….

    Pinson is easily quick enough to be a 2-guard.

    Imagine a lineup of
    PG: Yogi
    SG: Theo Pinson
    SF: Troy Williams
    PF: Noah Vonleh
    C: Hanner Perea/Luke Fischer

    Key Bench: Jeremey Hollowell, Remy Abell, Devin Davis, James Blackmon Jr, Stan, AE. WOW!! Can’t touch this.

  • Kenneth234

    I’m thrilled if we just get Pinson and keep Blackmon Jr. for 2014. Anyone else, is just icing on the cake. Wouldn’t mind seeing a true big man in that class either, cough…Cliff Alexander…cough!

  • b_side

    Could be wrong on this, but I recall reading that since Vonleh reclassified to 2013, he’ll be too young to enter the draft after his freshman year.

  • Mooks

    Your right, you have to be 19. Currently Vonleh is 17.

  • cheeseman18

    I had NO idea this kid had that kind of passing skills! Boy is he gonna be exciting to watch, I just hope it’s for us and not against us.

  • cheeseman18

    I had NO idea this kid had that kind of passing skills! Boy is he gonna be exciting to watch, I just hope it’s for us and not against us.

  • mel_anon

    I believe the rule is 19 years old OR one year of college experience, so he would be eligible.

  • P

    Wow, such a smooth player. Obviously he’s interested in IU, but what is our standing in landing him right now?

  • Hoosurdaddy

    Wow just WOW this kid really see’s the floor and from this vid alone you can see he has MAJOR athetic ability! Can you imagine him and Yogi on the floor at the same time with that kind of passing ability??? To coach against that would be a nightmare!
    Theo come home baby IU would love to have ya!

  • him playing in college makes no difference. The “one year out of high school” requirement is in addition to the age requirement.

  • Miamihoosier

    Step back from the ledge Mr. Swanson, it took Calipari 3 years of number 1 recruiting classes to win a title. Recruits play for guys who will help them become draft ready……Oladipo is a better reason for a player to come to IU than any NCAA win could be.

  • Just playing the devil’s advocate… other coaches might try to convince centers/PF recruits that Crean doesn’t know how to develop big men, pointing to CZ having a less efficient soph year when he was expected by many to dominate the league. Obviously that’s not applicable to Theo’s position.

  • mel_anon

    Yes, your description of the rule is more precise than mine. However the age restriction is “must turn 19 during the calender year of the draft” which Vonleh will turn 19 during 2014. The bottom line is, he’s eligible for the 2014 draft.

  • mel_anon

    Yes, your description of the rule is more precise than mine. However the age restriction is “must turn 19 during the calender year of the draft” which Vonleh will turn 19 during 2014. The bottom line is, he’s eligible for the 2014 draft.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    His interior passing looks phenomenal. Candy stripes are always in style Theo!!

  • HoosierTrav

    Dwayne Morgan has committed to UNLV and did not have IU in his final 3. He did not even complete his expected visit to IU’s campus. My guesses from what I’ve been seeing: Theo Pinson (Duke), Dwayne Morgan (UNLV), Dante Exum (Indiana), JaQuan Lyle (Louisville). And yes I do think that UK will win it all next year. They have an amazing class and the kids are all high character kids. They will have a leader in Andrew Harrison and much more talent than anyone everytime they step on the court.

  • NC_Hoosier

    Jeremy wont be coming off he bench.

  • NC_Hoosier

    Jeremy wont be coming off he bench.

  • HoosierTrav

    I love Theo. I hope we can convince him to sign with the Hoosiers. He seems to be fascinated with all that is Duke though. I’d say he’s a Blue Devil at the end of the day but what do I know. Things can change and change quickly. Troy Williams was a UNC lock up until Hoosier Hysteria.

  • Kelin Blab

    Tough argument….
    + Zeller is a lottery pick
    + All American
    + All Big Ten
    + Gained in strength and conditioning which is equally important in the NBA.

  • Kelin Blab

    join the forum….insider report covers that….good stuff in there.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    can somebody say, ‘one and done’?

  • WhatsUpKnight

    can somebody say, ‘one and done’?

  • From what I’ve read on ESPN insider, it seems like at this time we are in the lead for Pinson. Crean and Coach Kenny went out to see his last 3 games this year, and Pinson said that no one is recruiting him as hard as IU is. I hope this gets us a commitment soon, his abilities, especially his court vision, seem spectacular.

  • From what I’ve read on ESPN insider, it seems like at this time we are in the lead for Pinson. Crean and Coach Kenny went out to see his last 3 games this year, and Pinson said that no one is recruiting him as hard as IU is. I hope this gets us a commitment soon, his abilities, especially his court vision, seem spectacular.

  • calbert40

    Hello, Mr. Court Vision! WOW!! I about jumped off of my chair watching some of those passes! Crazy good. I’d love to have him, but looking at his offers, we need to make certain he doesn’t go to Syracuse. Could you imagine him running point for them? Ugh.

  • calbert40

    Hello, Mr. Court Vision! WOW!! I about jumped off of my chair watching some of those passes! Crazy good. I’d love to have him, but looking at his offers, we need to make certain he doesn’t go to Syracuse. Could you imagine him running point for them? Ugh.

  • gerald

    we cant build our program with one and done kids, his passing is too flashy, didnt show a jump shot, look at the size of the kids hes playing against…do we really want this kid over a homegrown indiana 3 star that can shoot lights out and will stay all four years? JUST KIDDING >>>> STUD.

  • If memory servers correct…Theo was at the game when we beat #1 Michigan earlier in the year. I hope that was enough for him to have a great experience. Game Day too.

  • As HoosierTrav commented, Dwyane Morgan did commit to UNLV. IU didn’t recruit him that much leading up to his decision.

  • WisconHoosier

    I’m going to nitpick here. No one is icing. That’s what many said last year about Gary Harris. Said we didn’t need him because we had other recruits, especially Hanner. Well, we did need him. He would have been a key Hoosier, despite vying with Vic for position.

    To win an NCAA title, we need every elite recruit we can get.

    Since 1995, every national champion except Syracuse in 2003
    had at least three players who drew NBA paychecks (Syracuse had Carmelo Anthony and Hakim Warrick). Some champions had 4 or 5 future pros.

    PS: totally agree on Alexander. Don’t think it’s likely, but we need someone like that.

  • WisconHoosier

    PS to my post: should have added “just my opinion, respectfully submitted.” I re-read my post, and it comes across as challenging K234, and that wasn’t my intent.

  • -expected preseason to be the 1st or 2nd overall pick by every major draft analyst. Now many draft analysts have him outside the lottery in a weak draft class. This is falling below expectations

    -expected to be player of the year and first team all american by every major sportswriter. Finished the season as 2nd or 3rd team all american. This is falling far below expectations

    -expected to be Big Ten player of the year and 1st team all Big Ten. Fell below expectations

    These expectations were put on Cody because they were in line with his natural player development. Falling below these expectations would imply that he did not develop properly. Crean has better arguments to make for helping Zeller’s player development, but if he uses the ones you mentioned he’ll be torn apart by other coaches.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Theo, bring it to HoosierLand!!! I gta say, pUKe is in trouble cuz our team is looking solid. pUKe player’s parents on their next recruiting class liked the GPAs that are posted over a door in their practice facility, hahahahahahahahahaha. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-kentucky-1989

    vs

    Rankings and recognitionUniversity rankingsNationalARWU[23]48U.S. News & World Report[24]75Washington Monthly[25]78GlobalARWU[26]82QS[27]216Times[28]156

    IU has over 120 majors and programs ranked in the nation’s top 20. Twenty-nine graduate programs and four schools at Indiana University are ranked among the top 25 in the country in the US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2001–02. Time magazine named IU its 2001 College of the Year among major research universities. Newsweek named it the Hottest Big State School in the Nation in 2005. The Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked Indiana University as the 28th best in the world in the social sciences and the 90th best in the world overall.[29] Also the Russian based Global University Ranking placed Indiana University among top 90 in the world in 2009.[30] Acceptance rate for the University is 60%. Average SAT’s range from 1010-1180.

    The Student Building. Home of the Departments of Anthropology and Geography.

    In 2010, the Academic Ranking of World Universities gave IU Bloomington a world rank of 90 and a national rank of 50.[22] Time named IU Bloomington its “2001 College of the Year” among major research universities.[31] The University is considered a Public Ivy. Indiana is one of 61 members of the Association of American Universities, the leading American research universities. Additionally, IU has over 110 academic programs ranked in the top twenty nationwide.

    I am proud to have graduated from the Kelley School of Business!!

  • daviddoss83

    Duke hasn’t even offered or visited theo pinson in months

  • Daren Collentine

    I can say I dont care. Like you wouldn’t have taken Anthony Davis for one year? Or Kevin Durant when he was on Texas? It sucks but I’d rather have an awesome guy for one year than not.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    can somebody say ‘missed the point’? i was simply alluding to how talented he is, nothing more.

  • Daren Collentine

    sorry. took that the wrong way

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