POTB 174: Scouting Indiana’s NBA draft prospects

  • 05/02/2017 3:55 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by Sam Vecenie, who covers the college basketball and the NBA draft for The Sporting News. Among the topics discussed:

· OG Anunoby’s draft stock and where he projects in the NBA
· How the injury could affect Anunoby’s draft stock
· Thomas Bryant and where he projects to go in the draft
· How Bryant’s play in his sophomore season affected his draft stock
· James Blackmon Jr. and whether he has a future in the NBA
· The hiring of Archie Miller and why it’s a perfect fit for IU
· IU’s decision to fire Tom Crean
· If any of IU’s young guys project as future NBA guys

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • iugradmark

    That was a great episode! You guys hit on many of the topics IU fans have wrestled with. It is great to hear it from an outsider because I am afraid IU fans are kind of an echo chamber when it comes to some topics. I guess I didn’t realize that TB was considered slow of foot going back to High School. I didn’t follow his recruiting that much and I wondered about his skills. I certainly don’t blame him for leaving but he really needs some work with a top notch trainer to develop his movement if he is going to make it.

    I agree with the comments on Morgan. As much as we need DD to make a jump, Morgan could be really special. If injury free, he could be amazing.

    Finally, another positive comment on the Archie hire. I think IU is very fortunate to get him and I hope we can hold on to him for many years.

    Thanks again guys. This hit on so many questions I have had from Crean to TB’s play this year. Now time to look forward.

  • HoosierOne

    Maybe I’m just being selfish but I think they could all benefit form coming back for another year under Archie. OG could prove he’s recovered from his injury and stand out as a dominant player, TB could develop his internal game/footwork/vertical, and JBJ could continue to dominate from beyond the arch and prove he can go injury free for a year. I can’t blame them for going to get the cash though….at the end of the day they have to put food on the table. If they all stuck around they could have a chance at a national championship.

  • iugradmark

    As a fan, I share your wishes. From their standpoint, I understand why they would not come back. I think the review of OG’s game is probably pretty accurate but if he is a first rounder, he should go.

    The comments on TB were enlightening to me. His problems with quickness and lateral movement go back to high school. I think he kind of is who he is at this point. I also think that he believes his path to pro ball is to be an outside player. He does not look like he worked on his inside game but rather focused on his 3 point shooting last off season.

    I only see Robert going if he is done with college or if his family could use support. In that case he is probably headed to Europe. JBJ has had an injury every year going back to high school and I wouldn’t blame him to try and earn some money playing ball. I am not sure his draft position will change a lot by playing another year.

  • KelvinSampson87

    This guest me comments were My thoughts exactly but in a much more articulate way.

    I think TB and OGs decisions were both no brainers. Another season with less than expected development for OG would have hurt him much more than a good season would help. A great season could help TBs stock a lot but I just don’t think that’s going to happen. Both of these guy brought their all every game and were great representations of the program. I genuinely wish for the best for both of them l.

    I had high hopes for DD this year and do again this year under AM and look forward to an awesome next season.