Indiana ranked preseason No. 17 by Athlon Sports

  • 09/03/2015 2:58 pm in

The second college basketball yearbook to be released this fall, the Athlon Sports college basketball preview magazine, hits newsstands on September 10.

As was the case with the Lindy’s Sports preview, Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell is featured on one of the regional covers.

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We’ll have a more detailed post with some IU and Big Ten centric notes once the magazine is officially released, but here are some highlights:

· Indiana is ranked No. 17 in the Athlon preseason rankings

· Yogi Ferrell is preseason first team All-Big Ten and Troy Williams is preseason third team All-Big Ten

· Indiana is picked to finish fourth in the Big Ten behind Maryland, Michigan State and Purdue

· Maryland is ranked preseason No. 4, Michigan State comes in at No. 1, Purdue is No. 16, Wisconsin is No. 19 and Michigan is No. 22

Indiana was ranked No. 4 in the Lindy’s Sports preview and No. 14 in ESPN.com’s most recent preseason top 25.

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  • CreanFaithful

    Every report I have ever read on Thomas Bryant specifically mentions his high motor. Both CZ and NV averaged 29 min/game over the meaningful part of their respective freshmen campaigns. Baring injury, TB will do the same.

  • HoosierBuddy

    On a seperate issue quick question. I just read a report that Hanner Perea was in the vehicle while holt and bryant were cited. Why is he still allowed to hang out with the team due to the abundance of bad decisions he has made?

  • whomikewho

    They are friends and unfortunately for us he came back to visit his friends. Can’t stop someone from coming to Bloomington. The players should not have put themselves there. Not all Hanner’s fault but trouble does follow the kid.

  • I agree with most of what you have to say, except… You know Cody did not start out as strong right from the ‘git go’ either. And, I would imagine TB is getting stronger every day under the guidance of the IU strength and conditioning program. You know he really doesn’t look like some weakling in his pre-IU videos. he seems to be holding his own grabbing rebounds and defending.. In fact maybe a better rebounder/defender than Cody was in HS.

  • Surely man, we do need to point fingers at CTC here again.. What would an IU comment section be without that?

  • Is there something wrong with giving one example to prove a point? When the original poster threw out the initial comment without any examples?

  • I’m pretty sure CTC did not have ‘Thou shalt not hang with Hanner’ in his list of Commandments. Probably didn’t think he had to name names, only situational dos and don’ts… As the poster below indicates, how do you stop it really. The guys should know better though. I did read where Yogi was seen with him at a concert in B’ton earlier, sometime during the summer or late summer. Really disappointed with all of those kinds of developments. I mean I know they are friends, but Hanner does seem to either have a real nose for getting into trouble or disregard for the rules. I liked him as a player.. finally got to be reasonably good b4 his injury.., but gosh that kid is trouble.

  • ForeverIU

    Boring! LOL.

  • ForeverIU

    Are you serious? Now we’re going to tell our players who they may and may not hang out with, and dictate the types of loyalties they have to their friends? We know NOTHING about what Hanner was up to. It is all conjecture. But I guess it’s okay for players to be guilty until proven innocent. How do you know, for example, that he hasn’t been telling guys to be careful and not make his same mistakes? How do we ever know when we never get the narrative from the players themselves?

  • IMSKRONG

    How can you prove we’re a top 15 team and bring Ohio State. Compare to another Top 15 team. If I were Rutgers I wouldn’t want to play us either. So we’re obviously Top 15. Right?

  • Bill Graham

    Oh nice another individual who is going to repeatedly target my posts. I have better things to do than troll fellow Hoosiers.

  • Bill Graham

    Agreed. Excellent!

  • HoosierBuddy

    But is it of any coincidence though that Hanner has been present in almost all of the off court issues. Now finding out that he was present during the last incidence. The players as a whole should no better. Im not saying not be friends. But as a player why put yourself in that position of someone who is known to make bad decisions. IM NOT SAYING HANNER IS A BAD PERSON, JUST HIS DECISIONS.

  • ForeverIU

    You can think whatever you like about Hanner. I disagreed with your post above, and this one too, but I didn’t comment on the first post because you are entitled to your opinion, and at least you’re not trying to police the forum like others on here.

  • SilentBob

    I’m not worried about the strength or what we refer to as motor. I do think he is a better rebounder and defender than Cody as a freshmen. I’m worried about the tank and how many miles per gallon it gets

  • SilentBob

    Again as I said to Ken. I’m not worried about the motor at all. I’m worried about how big of a tank and how many miles per gallon it gets. And I thought Noah only averaged like 25 minutes per game?

  • SilentBob

    And your right Cody wasn’t very big and strong when he first arrived on campus. But I did find it interesting in the recent POTB that he said his conditioning (not strength training) in high school was much more strenuous than either college or the NBA. Good thing is I think Lyonel is much more focused on the conditioning aspect than his predecessor.

  • Are you serious? if he’d have been telling them that, they’d have been at a play, a tennis match, or a movie, or in church listening to the choir…. they certainly would not have been out in a car with booze and broads. How naïve are you?

  • ForeverIU

    Okay Sherlock Holmes! I guess I’m not smart enough. LOL!

  • whomikewho

    you will be okay billy

  • marcusgresham

    Eh, I’d argue that we need vocal communicators–especially on the defensive end.

  • Spooky

    Personally, I thought Bill’s post was hilarious and very accurate! You two would be able to have one heck of a conversation/debate about shoes. What is so insulting or “childish” about Bill stating the obvious??? You seem very salty.

  • whomikewho

    Lol. Billy’s has a gang. What do you guys go by?

  • ForeverIU

    Telepathy!

  • Haha.. I really like going back and forth sometimes.. I just got a kick out of how hard you were trying to make HMP look like a ‘good guy’. Thing is, and I’ve said it before many times.. I loved Hanner. A lot of guys on here really liked to ‘stick poke’ him.. I thought he had a lot of potential.. and even looked the other way after his DUI incident. But darn, he seems to have a real affinity for bending the rules… I also really feel sorry for him. I mean here he is a million miles away from home and family. I don’t recall, I think though his father passed away.. I mean the kid has gone through some stuff. But apparently, he just doesn’t get it. He’s only making his life a greater challenge filling it with obstacles. He just can’t stay away from trouble it seems.

  • ForeverIU

    When I was posting as At the Quarries, I was one of the most vocal supporters of CTC in booting out Hanner, because I thought what he and Devin did was an act of disrespect and insult (knowingly carrying around and smoking pot), not just to CTC but the entire team, and especially after what CTC and the entire team had done to help Devin in his recovery. I also thought this would be a sort of coming of age for CTC, and that he would maybe for the first time start commanding a kind of respect that I don’t think he did in the past. But I don’t feel this has happened. Something is wrong in the team culture, and players don’t seem to be taking their coach seriously. As an outsider, I don’t know where the root of the problem is, and to be fair I have to assume it is as much on CTC as anyone else. So anytime our “crises” get blamed on players as our first reflex, I tend to react by reminding others (and myself) that CTC is also potentially culpable, especially as captain of the ship. And especially because he is way above the players in the power structure and players for the most part don’t have a platform for giving us their own narratives. So, you’re not going to see me sympathetic to CTC anytime soon, LOL!

  • ForeverIU

    Sorry to bring this up again, but I don’t think some of you realize how much the booting out of Emmitt is going to hurt us. We had two guys who were really getting along and playing the same position, and now this. And for what? An unopened bottle of vodka? I’m still pissed, and I’m still boycotting the games!

  • CreanFaithful

    If you look ignore non conference and only look at his minutes over conference games they go up. It’s like 29.5/game. Zeller was the same over his conference+B1G tourny+NCAA Tourny. 28.9 min/game.

  • I guess it’s more difficult for me to be that hard on CTC, I mean if what he does, and how he leads his life, and all that is written about him isn’t ‘Leading by example’, then I haven’t seen anyone leading by example. He has tried to build a family culture, he tried having the team become closer… living closer with each other and all, it just seems to me they just don’t get it. Did you read EH’s apology? In that, he tried to justify his actions by saying what he did was what every other young college student does, when he get’s to college. Thing is… he has to realize, he gave up some of that in the first incident that he was involved in.. I don’t know, he just didn’t seem to get it. I really liked that kid too. Thought he had a world of potential.. He just blew it in the culture within which they are right now.. Too many incidences of high profile exposure, that are bad for the program.