POTB 130: Blackmon Jr. stays, Williams goes

  • 05/25/2016 9:45 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for another episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich discuss Wednesday’s news of James Blackmon Jr. returning to Indiana for his junior season and Troy Williams departing for the 2016 NBA draft.

Among the topics discussed:

· Thoughts from Jerod and Alex on both decisions
· The impact on both decisions on IU’s team next season
· The challenges the Hoosiers will face next season without Williams
· The importance of Blackmon Jr.’s decision to return
· How these decisions shift expectations for next season, if at all

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

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  • BL4IU

    Didn’t realize DD required surgery. Wonderful.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    AB’s right about how much we’re gonna miss YF. and NZMBTW. not only talented players, but upperclassmen, leaders, who made their teammates better. next year’s team will be arguably more talented, but unquestionably younger.

    i do take issue with taking TW over JBJR if given the option. mostly due to the needs of next year’s team, which will benefit more from another 3-point threat. with this roster, i just think it’ll be easier to replace TW’s production though i agree his replacements are unproven. no doubt we’ve gotta have guys ready to step up and be leaders.

    CTC’s going to have to step up too. he’s got the pieces, now what’s he going to do with those pieces to make the offense elite again. can he adapt to life without YF? tons of question marks with this team.

  • BL4IU

    Starts with getting and staying truly healthy. I mean, damn, we have an incredibly long list of players that have gone under the knife (CH, JBJ, RJ, JN, JM, DD). Hell I’m probably missing someone.

    Agree, coaching is the next priority. Probably Coach’s biggest challenge since arriving at IU but for recruiting CZ. New leaders, new go-to players, new freshman to rely on and most likely, changes to our offensive and defensive approaches. Good luck Coach!