POTB 089: ESPN Insider John Gasaway on IU, Big Ten

  • 09/16/2015 7:46 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is available each Wednesday during the offseason. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by John Gasaway, who covers college basketball for ESPN Insider.

Among the topics the trio covered:

· Gasaway’s prediction that Indiana will have the nation’s best offense
· How much improvement Indiana fans should expect from the defense
· Why John believes that Yogi Ferrell is the Big Ten’s best guard
· Whether Maryland is deserving of its preseason accolades
· A look at the Big Ten at-large and whether the league will be better than last season

Links mentioned:

· Top 10 offenses: Watch out for Indiana
· Updated top 25 players for 2015-2016

As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    a little disappointed he didn’t give a straight answer on potential breakout players. i’ve heard several people say it’s going to be RJ. i buy that too, if for no other reason than he’s got plenty of room for improvement. what i’d really love to see is TW knocking down open jumpers, and for him to maybe slow things andor smooth things out just a bit more on offense. i have a feeling this team goes as he goes.

  • TomJameson

    I’m not so sure of that. I agree that Troy is going to be a huge spark at times, but man, IU has a lot of offensive weapons. Troy can galvanize the crowd, and the team, with a fantastic dunk or a huge play. But JBJ can get hot and scorch somebody for 30 points or more (it can happen :-). I guess my point is that the other team can’t guard everybody, and everybody is a scoring threat.

    Oh man, can you just see NZ light it up with 10-12 3-pointers???

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    very good point. my guess is our top scorer won’t average more than 17, which would be a good thing imo. and i’m hopeful this team will have enough of an inside presence so that they don’t have to live and die by the mid-range and 3 point shot. that’s what made them look brilliant at times last year and completely stagnant at other times.

  • TomJameson

    Exactly my thoughts. While the average for (I think) 3 or 4 players may hover around 17, any one of them can “go off” one night and score 30. And I think the scoring this year can be the most all-around that they’ve had for a long time … inside, mid-range, 3-pt, slashing … Now if only a couple of the guards can develop a floater and perfect that pass for the alley-oop dunk! LOL