• Katie M.

    So…anyone want to say still that we don’t want this kid? At the VERY least we need him as a backup to Yogi for next year. IMO kid looks like a very athletic and smart pg/ sg combo.

  • HoosierTrav

    I thought I was watching a Trey Burke highlight video. He’s a stud. I dont think we need him but I sure as heck wouldn’t complain about having him.

  • slojoe

    Great fundamentals on fast break.

  • jpniles

    The kid obviously doesn’t shy away from contact. The 3-point shot is not fundamentally sound but he was making them while getting pounded. He was also making them from pretty far out. I like this kid as a back-up for yogi and/or alongside Blackmon. The future is looking so bright we might need to wear shades!

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    this guy is a beast . Living in Louisville I have been able to follow him , He is solid on the defensive end as well. hard to pass up.

  • Rie

    Have we even extended an offer to him yet? It appears we have not, but some clarification would be nice.

    With more coaching on the fast break, he would be deadly with our team, especially with JBJ. Combine our system with our weight training and he would be well on his way to being a top B1G pg. I am not sure how happy he would be playing behind Yogi, which is a reason I see him looking elsewhere for immediate playing time.

    It will be interesting to see when he plans to sign though, because the uncertainty of Exum’s commitment could be a deterrent, both for him, and for us.

  • inLinE6

    He’s great but I just don’t see the need for another guard. I’m sure we have other higher priority targets.

  • Rie

    Why do you not see the need for another guard in 2014? It will be our most thin position, especially for true pgs. Our big man rotation would be minimum four deep, and five if Jurkin comes around, which I am obviously skeptical of. So while I would like a premier big man, guard (specifically a true pg) is still very much a need.

  • Dagwoods

    Looks good to me, great court vision. I wonder what his HS averages were (would give a better idea as to whether this was more highlight or more the norm)? I think Pitino let a good one slip away.

  • Lil Hoosier

    I’m tired of people worrying about this kid’s immediate playing time. He didn’t decommit from Louisville because there was another guard there, he decommited because there was 4 other guards at Louisville! Yogi is our only true point guard! And will have plenty of playing time at point guard if he commits. No one can deny that! Yogi is great but he can’t play the whole game!

  • GoIU811

    Very surprised that a scholarship has not been offered yet to this guy. Highlight video is very impressive in my opinion. I definitely think he would be a great addition to the team!! JBJ, Gooluck or Humphrey, and Snider would be a great class for IU. And if by some miracle Exum still decides to go to college IU can find a spot for him, but at this point I’m going to say I doubt we ever see Exum in a college uniform.

  • He does not have an offer.

  • ScoopGeoff

    He looks very good, but what I really like is that he looked like he was doing it alongside, and against, some real talent… It seemed about half HS highlights and half AAU, and both of his teams looked stacked. I think that makes the transition to the next level a lot easier… He won’t have to change his game at all.

    Also love how he changes directions on a dime at close to full speed. Looks to be pretty special with the ball. Not as fast or strong as Yogi, but more fluid… Would make a special PG combo. As good or better than any in the country.

  • SCHoosier

    Nasty cross-over (at full speed too!), excellent court vision (finds the open man) and a soft touch on his shots. This kids obviously wants to get in transition as do the Hoosiers. Most coaches will say their point and their post are the two most important positions to develop offensive around..this guy can play. Would be really surprised if he didn’t get an offer. One consideration..Yogi has 3 more years and there are a ton of good guards in the ’15’16 class…so postponing the recruitment of Yogi’s replacement could be delayed. Bird in the hand though..u know what I’m sayin’?

  • mike griff

    I may be wrong but I think this kid scored 60 points in a high school game last year. How could you not want that?

  • WisconHoosier

    A fast attacking guard like this puts so much pressure on the defense. Would love to see him at IU.

  • dynamite vision. Always looking for the open man. A lot of spectacular (high risk) passes though. I wonder what his assist to turnover ratio is.

  • AKA Hoosier Daddy

    This kid reminds me of trey burke 2.0 and a few years of je ney Jackson he might be 5.0 so ill say take him please.I wouldn’t want to play against him cause who would guard him? He is aggressive to the basket which IMO is something yogi lacks and has great floor awareness with a good soft touch on passing.He looks as though he doesn’t mind contact and that will get him solid minutes at IU.I would love to see the Q @ IU !!

  • cdog

    Exum is going to be a spring signee, if he goes to college. CTC won’t wait that long. I would believe we will have one of Johnson, Snider, or Hill signed to a LOI in November. We don’t need three guards in this class unless either Yogi or Stan don’t come back in 2014. Then Exum could come into play. If Exum is a concensus top 5 pick in April, he won’t be going to any college. There are no guarantees on draft day (just ask Mr. Noels).

  • Dagwoods

    Yes, I agree, Exum will never see a college uniform. Just 2 years salary as a lottery pick would be more than what a typical college grad will make in 30 years (after graduating) – no brainer.

  • Rie

    Quentin is playing against other high school players, not the same talent Yogi is up against. Quite frankly, Yogi had the same ability to drive the basket at the point Quentin is at, but even better. I am also excited to see this kid if he joins, but we should not be so quick to anoint him certain abilities that are harder to translate. Yogi was surrounded with scoring talent and two top 4 NBA draft picks and was more of a facilitator. We will see his improvement in a bigger role this season, including his assertiveness in getting to the basket.

  • Knuckledrager

    “King Crimson” Love it. The band and the color tie to IU (Cream and Crimson). The late 60’s and early 70’s was an a$$ kicker. Go Hoosiers.

  • Knuckledrager

    Oh, the kid was impressive too. Go Hoosiers. I keep harping on court awareness. But, court vision is extremely important, IMO. Go Hoosiers.

  • Knuckledrager

    I think Yogi could play the whole game, if need be. They call him “Tank”. But, it would be prudent to have a back up for him. I think there are or will be players here who could fill for Yogi in a pinch. But, this kid looks like he goes full bore all the time. He wouldn’t be a wasted scholly. Go Hoosiers.

  • Knuckledrager

    Yes, I agree with your agree, on the preceding agree. I think he’s keeping his options open. Smart move on his part. Agonizing to the hopefuls. Go Hoosiers.

  • Jim Morris

    Not seeing what is so special about him. Good speed but I’m worried about his handle in the college game. Doesn’t look very tight. Doesn’t have great size or seem to have great leaping ability either. Like his vision though.

  • Brklynhoosier

    Agreed. Also seems off-balance on the shot, w/ a low release. But plenty of natural athleticism. Could turn out to be very, very good.

  • HoosierTrav

    I still have some hope but i think the chances of Exum to IU are slim to none. He’s looking at guaranteed Oladipo/Zeller money. Hard to pass that up. I can list some perks to being in college for a year but that’s coming from a guy who doesn’t have 4 million dollars staring him in the face.

  • HoosierTrav

    Very true. Yogi was a much better player than Q in high school. People sleep on Yogi. They base their assumptions about what he is able to do, solely on last seasons play. Last year wasn’t Yogi’s year to be who he really can be. The Yogi of the first tourney game is who the real Yogi is. B.E.A.S.T.