Indiana updates 2016-17 roster with uniform numbers, heights, weights

  • 08/23/2016 4:33 pm in

Indiana released a new version of its roster this afternoon with updated heights and weights for new and returning players.

The most significant changes came for what appears to be a bulked up frontcourt. Thomas Bryant, who was listed at 245 pounds as a freshman, is now 255 pounds.

Sophomore Juwan Morgan is up 25 pounds from a season ago and is now listed at 230 pounds. He’s also now listed at 6-foot-8 after being listed at 6-foot-7 as a freshman. Sophomore OG Anunoby is now listed at 235 pounds after being listed at 215 as a freshman.

Junior Josh Newkirk is also up 10 pounds to 195 and James Blackmon Jr. is up five pounds to 200. Senior Collin Hartman also moved from 215 pounds to 220.

The updated roster also has uniform numbers, heights and weights for seven new players.

Freshman De’Ron Davis, who will wear No. 20, is listed at 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds. Freshman Curtis Jones, who will wear No. 0, is listed at 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds. Freshman Devonte Green, who will wear No. 11, is listed at 6-foot-3 and 186 pounds. And freshman Grant Gelon, who will wear No. 24, is listed at 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds.

Junior Freddie McSwain will wear No. 21 and is listed at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds.

Walk-ons Johnny Jager (No. 10) and Zach McRoberts (No. 15) are also on the updated roster.

You can view all of the roster updates over on our roster page.

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  • Bill Graham

    Alex, suggestion:

    It would be nice in the future to have some sort of formatting option for posts. Such as italics and use bold print (I’m sure you can appreciate this as a journalist). I don’t know if that is a Disqus programming thing or if its something you and your staff can handle…but either way it would be nice to emphasize our points with those tools.

    -sidenote: everyone loves the site and you guys do a great job.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    I know and I appreciate you playing DA. His passion and enthusiasm is the catalyst this team (and all our future teams) needs. Every time I see him in pics or videos, I alwaysee that he’s the outside expression of the team’s inner passion.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    “Freshman 15” is no joke. I never lost mine.

    Post Script: Obviously I realize your weight gain was 10lbs, but the common expression is “Freshman 15”. Don’t want you to think I’m a moron from UK that can’t add.

  • TomJameson

    Big baby, you are wrong in thinking that you speak for everybody, or most everybody, or even anybody except for yourself.

  • TomJameson

    You do have a point about muscle needing energy, but the comparison is always to fat (muscle burns more energy than fat). But with more muscle they really can move faster, at least the kind of movements they use on the BB court. Big muscles are better for short bursts of energy and long sinewy muscles better for long runs (endurance). BB is more of the short spurts of energy, but with the depth of a lineup and the ability to substitute, it makes sense to bulk up to a degree.

    I would worry more about the affect to their shooting, but not too much because I know they are shooting all the time they are bulking up. And I don’t worry about the sandpit much either. I’ve never seen a professional volleyball player with bad feet. 🙂

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    haha! thanks for clarifying, huntin’.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    Well I know if I was 6-9, I’d actually play.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    So just because he makes it through that daily routine means he has a great work ethic? No. Or else he’d be good by now. He isn’t that typical player that sits at the end of the bench. Not when walk ons are better. Not when people at the hper are better. You can homer it up as much as possible. Fact is, no one actually cares. He’s a novelty act. That is it.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Hey I’ve been that guy! I worked just as hard or harder than everyone else to earn my minutes and made the most of them. I cared about basketball and my team just as much as the “star player”. My family and friends cared about me and my team. You speak in generalities but the fact is someone cares and he is there busting his butt with his teammates. Even if he doesn’t get the playing time his job is to make his teammates work hard and get better. You absolutely have to have a great work ethic to even show up every day to this team!

  • IdahoHoosier

    I like your thoughts on using the “experimental” big or small lineup. The small lineup you mentioned (Josh, CuJo, Rob, Collin, O.G.) would really be something against a team with no dominant big man. Think of how well that small-ball has worked for Golden State where Draymond Green plays the 5. It would be dependent on the opponent, and I think we’d need 4 or 5 of those guys to be pretty much good/great shooters, but that would be something to see!

  • Hardwood83

    We get it. True or not, there is no need to continually savage the kid because he took advantage of a fantastic opportunity offered to him.

  • Hoosier Brews62

    Love that picture. That’s how you block out!! Especially that JM & CH were injured!

  • I am Baby Cakes

    Not necessarily. His motivation to show up could just be education. And if he was good enough to compete in practice then he’d play before the last 30 seconds.

  • sarge

    I very much doubt that. There are many guys that are that height, playing D2-3 that wouldn’t make the cut. Even D1. Indiana is a top tier basketball school and TP is lucky to land here, not good enough up to this point to play. Odds are, even if you were as tall, Big Tim would probably school you.

  • sarge

    Then he would focus solely on school and would forget about basketball. Quit being so jealous of TP already.

  • sarge

    Haha, always room for a UK joke!

  • I am Baby Cakes

    Then he wouldn’t get all the traveling and perks.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    I could probably school him at 5-9.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    “UK” and “joke” are definitely synonymous.

  • pcantidote

    How do you know that the school makes the call? Maybe the team and coaches decide what information to publish.

  • pcantidote

    Look at Devonte having no fear and claiming that #11.

  • sarge

    Hahaha, it has to be all of these things other than just playing basketball at a great school. You can always change your name to Tim Priller ya know.

  • sarge

    I very much doubt that too. Especially if you play basketball like you whine on this forum.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    just a gut feeling but JM is going to have a breakout year ! i’m thinking 6th man of the year in the BIG. BTW already scoping out hotel rooms in Houston,

  • SilentBob

    Absolutely. When you do such heavy lifting and excercise you literally make little tiny tears in your muscle fibers which cause your soreness the next morning. A kid like CuJo could probably barely brush his teeth the first few weeks on campus. Got keep that body nice and loose come game time.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    You’re the only one whining because said Tim Priller isn’t good.

  • sarge

    You done yet? Tim is still in candy stripes.

  • sarge

    Zinger!

  • who’syourhoosier

    I think it’s possible that he slimmed down instead of bulking up. I thought I saw a glimpse of him in the training vid. He looked leaner than before. Maybe they don’t want say that a player has lost weight because it is not intimidating.

  • MK

    To me it seems like his impact goes beyond the weight room. Clearly the guys love him and he adds a lot to team building. I think that makes a significant difference.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Your probably right but being skeptical only means concern which can be quickly erased at the first game.

  • Bill Graham

    Yes. Quite simply yes. Because he survives the grueling routine reflects a great work ethic. The least athletic and least useful Navy seal is still a Navy seal…Tim Priller is still a Hoosier he grinds it out like everyone else..now as far as ability goes…I don’t think that always reflects work ethic…the old saying comes to mind: “You can’t make chicken salad without chicken.” Well…Tim Priller isn’t a chicken but that doesn’t mean he ain’t a hard workin turkey.

  • BC Hoosier

    I was thinking the same thing. I think a player’s wingspan is just as important, if not more, as height and weight when evaluating the physical measurements of a basketball player.

  • TomJameson

    You’re probably right …. words I seldom hear. lol
    Nothing wrong at all about a little healthy concern.

  • Hoosieriniowa

    Are you confirming my point or something else?

  • MK

    who cares if they don’t show the weight? What difference does it make at all?

  • Hoosieriniowa

    Exactly. Why do they show the weight in sports for men if it doesn’t really make a difference?

  • perhaps writing to the women’s program would be more effective than posting a one-liner on an unrelated internet forum?

  • Spot on. This is such a dramatic difference from a couple years ago when Hartman and others were forced to guard 7-footers. Complete turnaround.

  • OG on Hayes. I’d like to see him completely shut him down. Zero points, demonstrable frustration and bad mistakes, and retiring to the bench early. He is fully capable of this. Same for Morgan. They should be able to play as lock-down defenders against the league’s best this season. And if they do this, the opposition has very little chance of keeping up with the offense. Very little. This is the year.