POTB 125: Hoosiers in the NBA with Matt Dollinger

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 are joined by Sports Illustrated NBA editor Matt Dollinger to talk Hoosiers in the NBA and also some Hoosiers who could be picked in June’s NBA draft.

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Report: Michigan grad transfer Spike Albrecht considering Indiana

According to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Michigan graduate transfer Spike Albrecht is down to seven schools and Indiana is one of his potential destinations.

Joining the Hoosiers in the running for Albrecht are Purdue, USC, Milwaukee, Syracuse, Wichita State and Texas A&M.

Michigan initially announced that it would block Albrecht from transferring to another Big Ten institution, but later rescinded the restriction after public backlash.

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That’s A Wrap: Team offense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Indiana’s offense.

Final stats (35 games): 82.6 ppg, 50.2 FG %, 58.7 eFG %, 41.6 3PFG%, 19.6 TO%, 33.9% FTR.

Indiana’s offense was elite in the 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 seasons, but the Hoosiers took things to another level in 2015-2016.

A look at this season’s numbers, in comparison to those aforementioned seasons, bears that out:

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This was Indiana’s best offensive team to date under Tom Crean in a variety of statistical categories. Among them: points per possession, effective field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, 2-point field goal percentage, percentage of shots blocked and points per game.

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That’s A Wrap: Tom Crean

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: coach Tom Crean.

As the 2015-2016 season began, Tom Crean spoke out about his complicated reality as head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers.

Despite some success, not every Indiana fan was on board. Negativity existed. Some wondered if he was the man for the job.

“It’s not easy being Tom Crean,” read a headline on CBS in an article that detailed how both his son and daughter had been directly affected by such negativity.

“Tom Crean hears all the noise about his job security,” read another on ESPN in an article which described this year as “a season on the precipice for Crean.”

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Jones tries to grow as a leader in senior season at Huntington Prep

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As Curtis Jones began his senior season at Huntington Prep, there was a leadership void that needed to be filled.

The graduation of Thomas Bryant – the team’s vocal leader and energy guy – was a significant loss. And Jones, along with Michigan State signee Miles Bridges, were thrust into more prominent roles for their senior seasons.

Not only was the loss of Bryant big from a production standpoint, but he was the guy who was the loudest guy on the court for Huntington Prep, according to Jones.

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POTB 124: IU signee and Colorado Mr. Basketball De’Ron Davis

Podcast on the Brink is back for a bonus 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, Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich is joined by class of 2016 Indiana signee and Colorado Mr. Basketball De’Ron Davis, who is in Louisville this week for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic.

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Video: De’Ron Davis, Curtis Jones address media at Derby Festival practice

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Class of 2016 Indiana signees De’Ron Davis and Curtis Jones will be teammates next winter in Bloomington and are also teammates for this weekend’s Derby Festival Basketball at Freedom Hall.

The teams arrived in the Derby city earlier today and practiced at Male high school. Inside the Hall was there and caught up with both players to discuss their high school seasons and to also look at ahead to what’s next:

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That’s A Wrap: Yogi Ferrell

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Yogi Ferrell.

Ferrell (35 games): 17.3 points, 5.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 55.0% eFG, 82.9 FT%, 42.0 3PFG% in 34.7 minutes per game.

The list of awards Yogi Ferrell collected during his senior season in Bloomington is an impressive one.

First team all-Big Ten. Big Ten all-defensive team. Wooden Award All-American. Associated Press All-American. Cousy Award finalist.

And that’s just a small sampling. His standing in the IU record books is perhaps even more impressive.

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POTB 123: Don Fischer

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new 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 week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by the voice of the Hoosiers, Don Fischer, to recap the 2015-2016 season and also touch on a variety of topics.

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That’s A Wrap: Ryan Burton

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Ryan Burton.

Burton (24 games): 0.6 points, 0.4 rebounds, 77.8% eFG, 57.1 3PFG% in 3.2 minutes per game.

There are moments in every season that may not stand out at the time as meaningful, but when looked back upon later, made a difference between winning and losing.

Senior walk-on Ryan Burton had two of those moments in his final season in Bloomington.

A former Division II player at Bellarmine University in Louisville and a native of Bedford, Burton came to Indiana to focus on being a student in the Kelley School of Business. It was a dream come true for him to play out his final two seasons of eligibility for Indiana. In his final year at IU, he helped the Hoosiers capture a Big Ten championship.

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