Video: Robert Phinisee highlights vs. Harrison

  • 01/26/2018 10:56 am in

Class of 2018 McCutcheon point guard and IU signee Robert Phinisee is having a terrific senior season and is a lock for the Indiana All-Star team. Phinisee has had several high scoring games, including a 46-point outburst against Harrison back on Dec. 15.

Inside the Hall has compiled more than two minutes of highlights from that contest, which are available below:

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  • ImYourHuckleberry

    No way this kid doesn’t start next year. What a talent he is. Reminds me so much of Yogi. Only difference is Yogi had an extra gear. Not too many as quick as him, yet completely under control.

  • sarge

    He is extremely talented and we are beyond lucky to have him coming in. IU will be a powerhouse in 2-3 years, maybe even next year?!

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    I’m hoping so Sarge. We need a commitment from Jackson-Davis. Build a solid class around him. Need some absolute dead eyes added to this roster as well. Trying to live in the now but looking ahead at what could be is exciting.

  • Arch Puddington

    Patience, my friend! Assuming no on leaves and no one else signs (cough cough..ROMEO…cough), we will have 8 freshmen or sophomores next year, and only one senior. And only three (I think) will have been top 100 recruits. The foundation is being laid, and I think several of the incoming players will become really good over time, but next year is too soon to anticipate “powerhouse” status. As ImYourHuckleberry says, bring in Jackson-Davis and another top player or two for 2019, add in the experience of the 2017 and 2018 players, and we will start to look more like we hope.

  • sarge

    I did say maybe, right; )

  • sarge

    I love the team we have this year. But I am looking forward and realizing what we can be and it is exciting. Love J-D and yes, we need some shooters (cough Romeo cough cough Romeo cough)

  • Colt

    Hot damn! A real PG for next season.

  • MK

    Seems to me this is our first true PG recruit since Yogi. Very pumped.

  • N71

    Based on this particular video he reminds me of Devonte, a high level scoring machine.

  • RonMlarkey

    This sentence has quite the contradiction.

  • Arch Puddington

    I’d rather have a true, quality PG than any position on the floor — especially one who is likely to be around a while. When you look at what guys like Yogi, Frank Mason, or even Bronson Koenig became by the time they were juniors and seniors, Phinisee is even more exciting. Looks like the kind of player who will at some point in his career have total command of the court.

  • Banned on the Run

    Ha…It would be nice to see some passing highlights of the point guard of tomorrow. For instance, at 1:21 he has a teammate posting up for an easy bucket, and instead he chooses to dribble into a double team.

  • I’m really hoping we land both Brooks and TJD in 2019, then another guard (another guard in 2018 would be good as well, no matter if it’s Romeo or someone else). That would make us pretty damn strong in 2019-20 and beyond.

  • Brklynhoosier

    To be fair, we’ll have 2 seniors. McRoberts might be a walk-on, but he’s also a starter, and while I’m hopeful the talent we have coming in next year will push him further down the depth chart, I find it hard to believe he won’t play.

  • Arch Puddington

    Well, that would be just awesome. With what we have seen this coach do with the current bunch, it’s exciting to think about what he could do with players like that.

  • Arch Puddington

    Dang, how could I forget such an important player? I agree with you 100% — he is a key figure for next season regardless of what the freshman do.

  • inCMitrust

    This kid will be playing starter minutes from day one.

  • RonMlarkey

    Hopefully with Izzo resigning after this season. Keion brooks and TJD will both commit early.

  • It’s sure a lot of fun to think about.

  • Arch Puddington

    There is always tension with a point guard who can score. Obviously the ability to stretch and defense with outside shooting and the ability to get to the rim are hugely important in today’s game. But as you say, involving others and making the right pass are as well. I am certain RP has been shown how Archie intends to use him, and I’m certain it includes a lot of passing! Can’t wait to see it develop.

  • KingofKentucky

    If you don’t mind me adding to your point Phinisee was quoted as saying “Coach Miller said he wants me to come in next year and run the show.”
    If we look at Coach Miller’s previous seasons at Dayton the PG was usually the 3rd or 4th best scorer on the team. I believe this bodes well for Phinisee as he won’t be required to score but to distribute. This is still a tall task for any freshman. The good thing is there is strong possibility he will have Green, Morgan, Davis and McRoberts to distribute too. All those players have shown the ability to score. They probably won’t be an offensive powerhouse but there’s a high chance the offense looks significantly better next year with a KenPom ranking in the 60s or 70s.

  • Arch Puddington

    Interesting point about Archie’s PGs at Dayton. And I agree with your estimation of where our offense might end up. We actually spent the first part of this year in the 60s, but have fallen off with the better defenses in conference. A number of next year’s freshmen seem to be competent shooters, so between them and the upgrade at point we agree RP will be, we could finish much better than we have this year.

  • He averages 6.0 assists a game to 2.7 turnovers, for a 2.2:1 ratio. So he does pass the ball on occasion (and yes, we’ll want that turnover number to be lower, but a >2:1 assist to TO ratio isn’t bad). That’s on top of 30.5 points and 6.0 rebounds a game.

  • SeeingRed

    Some context here -– this is the cross county rivalry game. No love lost in any sport, any matchup. Rob was likely out to bury Harrison in the last go round. Which is exactly what he did.

    There have been plenty of games in which he has doled it out and played very unselfishly. But this was Harrison, so he shredded them. Frankly, I’m fine with a little bit of that in the next IU point guard.

  • Banned on the Run



    Sure this is against HS talent, but really excited about over that smooth jump shot. No hesitation on the long 2s

  • Lance76

    I understand that RP has attended games and watched many games on tv. It would not surprise me to learn that Archie has pointed out what needs to change at pg next year. Just a quess, but I think RP comes in locked and loaded. Wouldn’t it be great to have RP play against Yogi in summer ball.

  • I’ll second that, emphatically: I want players who take these rivalries seriously and are out for blood every time we match up with Purdue, UK, KU, Duke, et al.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    Izzo isn’t going anywhere

  • IUBizmark

    I think you need some Romeotussen for that cough.