Podcast on the Brink: Oladipo, Zeller, 2012-13 recap

  • 04/11/2013 1:18 pm in


After a long hiatus (also known as post-Sweet 16 depression) Podcast on the Brink is back to talk about Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller’s decisions to go pro and recap the year that was for the Hoosiers.

Co-hosts Matt Dollinger and Justin Albers are joined by Indy Star columnist Bob Kravitz to discuss Oladipo and Zeller’s prospects in the NBA as well as Indiana’s season-ending loss to Syracuse.

Among the other topics discussed this week:

· Indiana’s projected starting lineup for next season
· Who will make the better pro: Oladipo or Zeller?
· Was this year ultimately a disappointment for IU?
· What went wrong against Syracuse in the Sweet 16
· Yogi Ferrell, Will Sheehey, Hanner Mosquera-Perea next year

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at [email protected].

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  • Greg Anderson

    ok again guys really interested to see who will be starting next year and would love t hear everybodys input? my projected starter Fischer, Vonleh, Troy Wiliams, Sheehey, Yogi. I think Perea and hollowell have high upside but still need major improvement

  • Greg Anderson

    again i base starters by how they played this year and freshman I have seen on video and what people say about each of them. I think Fischer will be very big surprise on how well he will come in and play as freshman. Also might be wrong but I think Troy Williams could be better all around baskeball player then Vonleh. But both of them players I really am excited about. I think for transition game we got long, skinny athletic players to run the floor real good. Also real happy about S Robinson will be great backup to Yogi. to replace R abell. Very tenacious defender, great ball handler, got decent shot

  • Guest

    what was also very funny but cool to see was everyone of incoming freshman. Vonleh, troy Williams & Fisher I saw running the floor with the ball. Im sure Fischer not at much lol but we got PF/SF that dribble the ball as good as guards with Vonleh & troy williams.

  • Guest

    what was also very exciting to see was athleticism everyone of incoming freshman have. Vonleh, troy Williams & Fisher I saw running the floor with the ball. Im sure Fischer not at much lol but we got PF/SF that dribble the ball as good as guards with Vonleh & troy williams.

  • MillaRed

    The bad news – I do feel a level of disappointment
    The good news – I think we would have done better if Syracuse was avoided
    The bad news – We did not peak at the end of the season. Not sure we could have done it against others either.

  • MillaRed

    Yogi and Will are the only locks. Then there are battles at the 2, 4 and 5. I suppose we pencil in Noah (who to my chagrin, was not listed in the top 30 players by MaxPreps, bite me).

    Much like Michigan and McGary, I think Troy, Stan and Luke can play their way into the starting lineup by seasons end.

    Sorry to jump ahead a year, but the thought of Yogi, Blackmon, Williams, Vonleh and Fischer on the floor makes me very, very, very happy.

    Does anyone else get the feeling we are going to love Troy Williams?

  • cdog

    Where is Abell going?

  • WilliamTellOverture

    I would like to see a lineup of
    Stan or Troy
    because that would mean hanner beat out fischer for the spot and hopefully improved a lot over the summer. I hope we dont start 3 freshman mostly because i really want players like hanner to reach their potential.

  • I think what he means is that Abell is going to the 2 to backup WS.

  • CBhoosier

    I too really like that lineup, but if that happens we NEED Will and Yogi to develop Consistent 3 point shots. if that happens, that will be a great lineup.

  • baukev55

    I’d be surprised to see Vonleh here two years. Most people are saying that if he was in the 2013 draft class, he could have been a number 1 pick. Even if next years class is much better, I’m sure he’ll still be projected top 10

  • hoosier1158

    Yogi, Austin, Will, Noah and Hanner.

  • plane1972

    Seems hard to believe he’d be the top pick at his age. He’s already a year younger than his class after reclassifying. On the other hand, NBA teams get him a year sooner and get him closer to being a real contributor by the time his rookie contract expires. This is getting crazy!

  • plane1972

    This would most likely mean Hollowell steps into Will’s “Sixth Starter” role. That wouldn’t be bad in my book, but is Jeremy mature enough and selfless enough to accept that role? I don’t know, just sayin’.

  • WilliamTellOverture

    well maybe CTC tries sheehey at the 2 and JH at the 3, but i would be afraid that we would have 2 wings liable to get beat off the dribble. Sheehey may not be able to stay with small 2 guards and unless JH gets quicker, i wouldnt want him guarding a wing full time. i think he fits better in the Wat spot as a small 4. We really just have too many SF and not backup Pg or true Centers. We will have to make due, but who plays point when Yogi is out? I see remy as more of a 2.

  • mc2030

    With the utmost respect for Cody, who is among my favorite players of all time, my greatest disappointment with his IU career is that he never used his jumpshot as a weapon. I KNOW he can shoot because I have watched him play since high school, where he showed a smooth and natural stroke. He passed up so many opportunities, with teams just giving him the shot and protecting his drive, especially in the tournament! Syracuse knew he wouldn’t shoot. He drove right into their shot-blockers time and again. Hopefully he shows the world his pretty shot in the NBA and by some miracle please let him be a Pacer! Farewell, Victor and Cody!

  • Here’s a question- what would have been more satisfying? winning the big ten outright (as IU did) or losing in the NCAA championship and not having the big ten championship? I vote for the former myself.

  • SCHoosier

    We need players to step up as defenders and shooters. May the most determined win the spots!

  • I will answer your question with a question. Do you think there are many Michigan fans who consider the season a disappointment? They had the same expectations coming into the season. I’d take playing for the NCAA championship (and being within a couple possessions / bad calls away from winning over a B1G Champ any day.

  • iuoiu

    Well, seeing that the #5 BIG team made it to the championship game, along side all of the other teams in our conference (ex Wisky) doing well in the NCAAs, I’d say winning the BIG outright is something to be proud of. Also being 4-0 vs. both Michigan schools is something to be proud of as well.

  • kewaynes

    Stan the Man

  • HoosierFromCT

    ESPN’s Very Early Top 25 rankings has us at 19. No complaints, I hate rankings anyway but it also says “coach Tom Crean couldn’t be more excited about the progress of freshman forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea”… Is that ESPN just trying to fill space or is there serious truth to that?

  • SCHoosier

    Not sure about WS’s percentage..but he’ll continue to put them up..would rather see him focus on getting to the hole and using the pull up jumper. then again…SOMEBODY has to make a 3 next year.

  • SCHoosier

    The #4 belongs to NV..not sure at this point if JH can put the ball on the floor well enuff to earn the #3..Fischer has to start by B-10 time. Mystery to me is the #2..lot of candidates..and we will need somebody who can score from that position. Remy’s experience (if he shoots well) gives him an early edge..like Robinson or Williams there by B-10.

  • Earl Scheib

    The game now revolves around two types of players: the instant superstar Mickey D All-Americans who will do a year or maybe two, and those that will become veterans, like Will, who need college bball to heighten their game further. The coach has become an alchemist whose duty it is to make these two factions work together in hopes of finding synergy. In any case, seeing players actually stick around, play together and develop a team functionality over four years seems to be a quaint notion anymore. There will be a day when Senior Night is irrelevant at Assembly Hall, when it will simply be an homage to the bench mob. My enthusiasm for the Hoosiers, will not wane, but I do feel like I won’t get so attached to these guys in the future. Their names are writ in water.