Tom Crean spoke in Fort Wayne on Sunday, August 9 at a dinner event for “Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana” and spoke to reporters about a variety of topics, including the status of James Blackmon Jr., the addition of Max Bielfeldt and more.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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: