Indiana officially started its season early Friday morning with a practice at 6:30 a.m. and after weeks of individual workouts, the Hoosiers will finally get a chance to begin working together as a team for 20 hours a week.
It’s an exciting time of year for Tom Crean, who spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall about his team entering a season in which the Hoosiers should begin ranked in the top 15.
As Indiana prepares for its first practice Friday, Tom Crean met with the media Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall to provide updates on a variety of topics.
You can watch the full video of Crean’s comments here, but we’ve also transcribed some of his more notable comments below:
Last week, we wrote that Athlon Sports ranked Indiana No. 17 in its preseason top 25 and picked the Hoosiers to finish fourth in the Big Ten in its 2015-2016 preview magazine.
Previously: Indiana ranked preseason No. 4 by Lindy’s Sports
Now that the magazine is on newsstands, here are some additional notes on Indiana and the Big Ten at-large from the annual publication.
With the official start of practice less than a month away, the 2015-2016 season is on the horizon. We’ll have comprehensive player-by-player previews later this fall, but here’s an early look at some of the storylines to keep an eye on with this season’s backcourt:
Previously: An early look at the 2015-2016 frontcourt
· This group should be special: After missing the postseason altogether in 2013-2014, Indiana returned to the NCAA tournament last season. The reason? Guard play.
It was revealed earlier in the week that Lindy’s Sports had tabbed Indiana as its preseason No. 4 team nationally.
Now that the digital version of Lindy’s is officially out, here are some additional notes on Indiana and the Big Ten at-large from the annual publication.
James Blackmon Jr. may have missed a significant chunk of this offseason with a left knee injury, but it hasn’t stopped him from finding ways to improve his game.
Last week at a speaking engagement in Fort Wayne, Indiana coach Tom Crean told reporters that Blackmon Jr. is still working to get better as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
With the official start of practice less than two months away, UM Hoops and Inside the Hall have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2015-2016 season.
Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and our third installment of players 15-11 is available below: (Previously: 25-21, 20-16)