That’s A Wrap: Collin Hartman

  • 04/05/2018 7:44 am in

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Collin Hartman.

Hartman (23 games): 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1 assist, 37 FG%, 24% 3FG in 15.4 minutes per game.

After missing his entire senior campaign because of a torn ACL in his left knee suffered in the early fall of 2016, Collin Hartman returned for one final go-round in Bloomington. His hope was to help ease the transition and to be a part of the start of a new era of Indiana basketball.

The fifth-year senior has been through it all as a Hoosier. In a drill shortly after his freshman season, he tore his right ACL when he planted wrong. Hartman recovered in time for his sophomore year, when he posted the best 3-point shooting numbers of his career (48 percent on 61 attempts). He’s guarded every position on the court, been tasked with being a bench leader when he was out with injuries and was a starter on the 2016 team that advanced to the Sweet 16.

When November came around this season, Hartman’s knee was ready, but his body wasn’t. After hitting a trio of triples in the final exhibition against UIndy, a groin injury kept him out for the first five games of the regular season. Six weeks after returning, Hartman injured his right shoulder, keeping him out in an early January contest in Minneapolis.

Five games after coming back from that setback, Hartman landed awkwardly in a practice the day before the Purdue game and was forced to sit out another pair of games.

Hartman’s body wouldn’t cooperate with his ambitions, and it had a hindrance on his game. In the 23 games Hartman logged minutes this season, he could never get into a rhythm shooting the ball.

A majority of his shots this season came from behind the arc. 78 percent (66-of-85) of his field goal attempts on the season came from three, yet he only hit those at a 24 percent clip. Hartman was much more efficient inside, where he nailed 66 percent of his shots on only 19 attempts.

Still, the veteran forward managed to find ways to contribute. Twice, Hartman tied his career-high of five assists, boosting Indiana to wins over Northwestern and at Iowa. In that late-season win in Iowa City, Hartman didn’t score a single point, yet was a vital contributor. Besides his five assists, he also posted two steals and a block.

Hartman also managed to take care of the ball, posting a turnover rate of just 11.4 percent, per KenPom. That ranked as the second-best on the team, behind only De’Ron Davis.

Bottom line: An IU commit all the way back in 2011, Hartman’s Hoosier career has come to a close. He was a crucial contributor to the 2016 team that won the Big Ten. Hartman showed flashes in his fifth-year, but his body wouldn’t cooperate and his perimeter shooting waned. Even with his on-court performance not meeting expectations, he managed to provide leadership and stability in Archie Miller’s first season in Bloomington.

Quotable: “He’s probably one of the toughest dudes I’ve ever seen as far as fighting the injury bug day in and day out. It seems like he can never catch a break, but at the end of the day, he always tries to bounce back and come back as quick as possible and try to keep the same attitude and give everything he has to the team,” – Robert Johnson to the media after senior night.

PreviouslyJustin SmithAl Durham Jr.Clifton MooreDevonte GreenDe’Ron DavisZach McRobertsJuwan MorganFreddie McSwainTim Priller, Josh Newkirk

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  • coachv

    or a little average. average stands alone. like the cheese

  • coachv

    ok. let’s calm down

  • coachv

    wha? from the field or from 3?

  • coachv

    is lacrosse a sport?

  • coachv

    better yet, don’t get married kid. way too young. you’ll see

  • coachv

    priller’s shining moments? lol. do tell. and you can skip the 5 minutes against purdue

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    Ok editor in chief, correction made. Now answer my question….please.

  • pdhoosier

    Had a big paragraph response but comp is dying. You two are THE worst

  • MrNobody

    CH is just behind MO Creek in the what might of been if not for injuries in recent IU lore. I know players in past that affected national championship contention will get brought up. But so sad for those two

  • Mark Bando

    No, i missed it.

  • Mark Bando

    No place for comments like that on this forum.

  • coachv

    i always told my players in high school the most important individual skill was being able to dribble with either hand in traffic with your eyes up. of course, that’s a more developmental age with players as young as 14. in college, i can see it being shooting what with more defined roles. most important team skill? talking

  • VOXAC30

    Wow…. this is not the place for that kind of garbage. Civil discussion please. Please remove that comment!

  • VOXAC30

    Nice point Ivan!

  • VOXAC30

    Ron what Ivan is saying still holds water. We did not have a 3 pt specialist to take the open looks so the percentages are accurate and as expected based on the numbers from previous years. Being an awful shooting team emphasized the normalized numbers (normalized to the season). There wasn’t a drop in shooting there were missing shooters.

  • VOXAC30

    Koko I cannot speak for Ivan but Archie has only got one year under his belt so you kind of have to bring in previous seasons at IU. I guess if you wanted to really compare you could look at Dayton’s shooting percentage but I have no desire for that one. I agree with Ivan and I prefer Archie a lot more CTC not even a question in my mind but we only have one year for a body of work. I definitely see far greener pastures ahead but to point out numbers, in this instance, are not gloom and doom.

    I say that. but this was the worst season in IU basketball I can remember. Losing to Rutgers, ISU, and IUFW in a single season was absolutely brutal for me.

  • Parker Gabhart

    I got on here to read all the comments about how much we appreciate CH heart and dedication. The sweat and tears he put into the program, instead I see trolls arguing the coach’s abilities and how no one on the team can shoot. It’s a shame this thread wasn’t used to its ability to thank Collin

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    I criticized Priller. You criticized Collin. Neither of us were disrespectful in our comments. There is no difference.

    However you looked down upon any comment made toward Priller yet thought it was ok to call Collin “average”, basically saying the only potential he had was that of being sidelined with an injury.

    I don’t get it.

    Happy Friday!

  • VOXAC30

    I’m guilty and your right. I really enjoyed the CH years they guy is a class act and truly gave it his all.

  • Koko

    I was not referring to Archie or his first year as coach when I said doom and gloom. First of all my post was to RonMlarky not Ivan.
    I was not referring to the team performance this past season as doom and gloom. If you read my back and forth with mlarkey you will see my reference to doom and gloom is my opinion of his point of view towards the team, the players and coach. He is not a very upbeat fellow if you read what he is saying without listening to what others have to say in reference to his downer comments.
    I have seen worse seasons than Archie’s first year as coach…..much worse.

  • marcusgresham

    Throw Pat Graham in that conversation.

  • marcusgresham

    While I usually disagree with Ron, he probably has a point here. Crean and his assistants focused on offense to the detriment of the defense. Archie’s a far more defensive-minded coach to begin with and when you couple that with having to kind of make up for lost time with the current roster’s defensive mindset something was bound to suffer.

  • VOXAC30

    Sorry about that and thanks for the clarification I should have read the “reply arrow” portion first. I could not agree with you more Ron does have a tendency to go over the top.

  • John D Murphy

    Also, yogi and jbj took the tough 3’s in the last few years reliving the others to only take open in-rythym shots

  • John D Murphy

    The worst? Either that was hyperbole or you have some serious memory problems

  • John D Murphy

    My feelings are deeply hurt

  • John D Murphy

    CH was injured for 2 years and coming off a broken shooting wrist. You don’t think having healthy legs matters in getting the reps.

  • IdahoHoosier

    I guess I appreciate your commitment to a flawed argument. But math doesn’t work like that. You can’t compare a single game’s performance to a season’s average, and if you did, the comparison would mean nothing. By definition, the “top 3-4” could only consist of 3-4 players, not all of them depending on the numbers you choose to cherry pick. And sadly, a horse did kick my mother in the head and she lost her memory which was a very tragic experience in my life, and obviously hers too.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Yikes. Correction is hard to take. And my mother is fine now thankfully.

  • MrNobody

    Tried to not go back too far but you are completely correct. One of my other favorite players

  • MrNobody

    Crickets

  • IdahoHoosier

    It is unfortunate that whatever perceived differences you think we have compels you to prefer we occupy separate universes. I will do my best not to purposely bother you, but can’t promise I won’t respond to your posts, especially if I have insight to add. Discussion needs diverse perspectives. I hope you will be more accepting of other ideas than your own and not afraid to even be wrong sometimes. I know I can improve there too.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Haha. I’m not open to discussion? As you openly state you refuse to discuss anything with me. The irony is as thick as you are my friend.

  • Mike Blair

    offense wins games ….defense wins CHAMPIONSHIPS