POTB 080: Tom Coverdale


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 former IU guard Tom Coverdale and the trio discusses a variety of topics, including:


James Blackmon Jr. out until September after knee surgery


Indiana sophomore guard is out until September after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel.

Crean confirmed that Blackmon Jr. underwent surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus in a text message to Inside the Hall. He added that he expects Blackmon Jr. to be healthy by the start of practice in September.


2016 guard Bruce Brown to cut list after July

Vermont Academy (Vt.) guard Bruce Brown is one of the most sought after backcourt players in the class of 2016.

It’s not hard to see why, either, as the 6-foot-4 guard plays with tremendous energy and contributes in a variety of ways. Brown again showed off his versatility at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Finals at the Peach Jam during the first July evaluation period.


Four-star big man Tony Bradley talks improvement, recruiting


NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Class of 2016 Bartow (Fla.) forward Tony Bradley is continuing to stockpile offers from the nation’s top programs.

His lengthly list of offers is a who’s who of college basketball and includes Kansas, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Connecticut, and Indiana, which offered a scholarship in May.


Indiana offers pair of class of 2017 point guards

Indiana offered scholarships to a pair of class of 2017 point guards on Monday, according to reports. The two new offers went to Trevon Duval of St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) and Matt Coleman who played at Maury in Norfolk, Virginia, but is transferring to Oak Hill Academy.

Duval (pictured) is a five-star prospect in the 247Composite (No. 7 overall) and Coleman is a four-star at No. 27 overall.


2016 guard Ibi Watson talks Indiana offer, recruiting

It didn’t take long for class of 2016 Pickerington Central (Ohio) guard Ibi Watson to get a call following the conclusion of the first July evaluation period.

Watson had just finished playing for All-Ohio Red in the Best of the South near Atlanta and was headed home when a call came in with a scholarship offer from Indiana.


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