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Highlights from Tom Crean’s appearance on ESPNU podcast

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Indiana coach Tom Crean was a guest on ESPNU’s college basketball podcast earlier today where he primarily discussed the legacy of Bo Ryan following yesterday’s news that the Wisconsin coach will retire after the 2015-2016 season.

You can listen to the full podcast here.

Crean also discussed a couple of topics pertinent to next season and here are some highlights:

On Thomas Bryant: “We’ve had four different individual workouts with him now and every time I walk out of one there, there’s something that I really didn’t realize he has. Right away, I thought, ‘We’re going to have to do a lot more with his left hand this summer,’ though his left hand is pretty good. His shooting is coming, he’s got to learn to shoot off the move, and all of a sudden, he rings off five 3s in a row the other night in drills. To me, when you’ve got someone who can space like that — and that’s what we’ve got to get to as a team, is that you’ve got to guard us in the paint, you’ve got to guard us at the 3-point line and everywhere in-between, especially in transition and in the shot clock.”

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Indiana ready to begin phase two of offseason workouts

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After a strong spring following a loss to Wichita State in the NCAA tournament in Omaha, Indiana is ready to begin phase two of the offseason.

Many of IU’s returnees have been working out off campus in recent weeks – Troy Williams and Robert Johnson spent time in Texas working out with John Lucas, for example – but that will change soon.

And as everyone returns to campus and the three freshmen and graduate transfer Max Bielfeldt arrive, it will be back to work for a program that enters the 2015-2016 campaign with significant expectations.

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Video: Tom Crean’s speech at Huber Winery

Tom Crean addressed hundreds of Indiana fans on Wednesday night at Huber Winery in Borden and here’s video of his speech, courtesy of IU Athletics on YouTube:

Part two is available after the jump.

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Crean says IU not in rush to fill final open scholarship

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Max Bielfeldt’s commitment to Indiana on Tuesday brought the Hoosiers to 12 scholarship players for next season, one under the NCAA limit of 13.

But are the Hoosiers done recruiting for the class of 2015?

On Wednesday night at the Indiana “on the road” tour stop at Huber Winery, Tom Crean said that nothing is imminent in terms of adding another player, but did not rule out the possibility of filling the open scholarship.

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Video: Crean, Glass address media at Huber Winery

BORDEN, Ind. – Before addressing a large contingency of fans who gather annually at Hubery Winery to hear from the coaches from a variety of Indiana’s athletic programs, Tom Crean and Fred Glass met with the media at length on Wednesday evening and addressed a variety of topics.

Inside the Hall was in attendance and we’ve got the full video of comments from both Crean and Glass from earlier tonight. Watch the in-depth update from Crean and comments from Glass from the first stop of the 2015 “On the Road” tour below:

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Indiana scores perfect on APR for 5th straight year

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Indiana basketball’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) added a fifth consecutive score of 1,000 under Tom Crean, according to data released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA.

The program also received an APR Public Recognition Award for the third straight year.

Here’s the full release issued by IU:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the third straight year, Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean will see his program earn an APR Public Recognition Award which is given to high-performing teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their particular sports. Thirty-nine institutions were honored.

“Our staff and Marni Mooney keeps all involved on task, the players understand our commitment to their education, and everyone in the program takes tremendous pride in our academic success,” said IU coach Tom Crean. “Our players consistently exceed their own expectations and reach new heights that are as rewarding an achievement as they experience.”

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Right call made in dismissals of Davis, Mosquera-Perea

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The message sent from IU announcing the dismissals of Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea on Thursday was succinct. It needed no further explanation.

Enough is enough.

In less than 35 words, the program announced Davis and Mosquera-Perea failed to live up to their responsibilities. Effective immediately, they were no longer part of the team.

Both players were given second chances by Tom Crean to remain with the program after making mistakes that exhibited a lack of judgement. In Mosquera-Perea’s case, it was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol on Feb. 14, 2014, which could have resulted – but fortunately did not – in a serious injury. And in the case of Davis, it was a disregard for Crean’s advice for 20 minutes earlier that night of what to steer clear of on Halloween night. In the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2014, Davis was involved in a serious accident that also involved alcohol.

With their poor decisions this week, when Davis was cited for possession of marijuana in an on-campus housing building with Mosquera-Perea also present, both players showed that getting a second chance meant more to Crean than it did to them. And in the process, Davis and Mosquera-Perea lost their futures in Bloomington.

The decision to dismiss them had to be made. They had run out of chances to remain a part of the program.

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