2019 is coming to a close and it was another successful year for Inside the Hall. Here’s a look back at the ten most read stories from 2019:
Indiana has its first commitment in the class of 2020.
Trey Galloway, a 6-foot-5 guard from Culver Academies, announced his commitment to the Hoosiers on Friday afternoon.
It is the first commitment for Indiana from a high school player since November of 2018 when McDonald’s All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis announced that he had signed a National Letter of Intent with the program.
– Glass said he’s “bullish” on Archie Miller, but that Miller is in his second year of a “serious rebuild.”
– In regard to firing Crean, Glass said he was not looking back at (Tom) Crean’s success but forward and he didn’t believe Crean could sustain that success. Mentions a team with three pros that didn’t make the NCAA tournament.
– Glass said he doesn’t like losing seven games in a row. Jokes that he thought about asking to give this presentation at a different meeting because it’s “no fun to walk in here losing seven in a row.”
– Glass says he thinks Archie will eventually be one of IU’s iconic coaches.
Butler graduate Joey Brunk, who has two years of eligibility remaining, committed to Indiana on Tuesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-11 center made the announcement via his Twitter account.
This is the second straight offseason that Archie Miller has added a graduate transfer as the Hoosiers landed Evan Fitzner from Saint Mary’s last May.
Indiana has had mixed success in the past with graduate transfers.
Indiana’s 2020 recruiting class has a third member.
Jordan Geromino, a 6-foot-6 forward from St. Paul’s School (NH) and Mass Rivals, committed to the Hoosiers following his official visit to Bloomington this weekend.
Geronimo is the No. 98 player nationally according to the 247Composite and joins Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway in IU’s 2020 recruiting class.
Indiana guard Devonte Green will not play in Tuesday’s game against Northwestern at Welsh Ryan Arena.
Green, a 6-foot-3 junior from North Babylon (NY), did not travel with the team to Evanston and is suspended.
“Indiana University junior Devonte Green, a member of the men’s basketball team, has been suspended from game competition for not meeting the standards expected of members of the program,” IU said in a release. “There will be no further comment on the matter at this time.”
· Indiana keeps its name in the NCAA tournament conversation: There’s still plenty of work to be done, but Indiana is still alive for an at-large NCAA tournament bid.
Thursday’s win will be a quadrant two victory for tournament selection purposes and it gives the Hoosiers a third road win on the ledger.
After not being selected for the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in six seasons, Indiana will play in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for the second time in three seasons.
The Hoosiers, the No. 1 seed in the Lower Left Bracket, will open the NIT against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Red Flash, regular season champions of the Northeast Conference, are ranked No. 261 in the Ken Pomeroy rankings.
Sophomore forward Clifton Moore is leaving the Indiana program with the intention of transferring, according to multiple reports on Friday afternoon.
Corey Evans of Rivals.com was the first to report the news and Inside the Hall has also confirmed that Moore will transfer.
The 6-foot-10 Moore played in just 15 games this season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.
Moore, a product of Hatboro-Horsham in Pennsylvania, was a 3-star prospect out of high school and the No. 151 player nationally, according to the 247Composite.
Most projections still have Langford going in the lottery, albeit in the back half. His 3-point shooting (27.2 percent) was a struggle this season, but the New Albany product still led the Hoosiers in scoring (16.5 ppg) before missing the final three games. There’s plenty to like about the way Langford projects at the next level. He’s long, athletic and is one of the best finishers at the rim in the college game. He also grew tremendously as a defender in Bloomington. If the shot comes around in pre-draft workouts, Langford could quickly vault up draft boards.
Former Indiana coach Bob Knight made his first public appearance on campus in Bloomington on Saturday afternoon since his firing in 2000.
Knight, 78, attended IU baseball’s game against Penn State at Bart Kaufman Field.
In video published on social media by BTN, Knight rode into the stadium in a golf cart with an IU official. In a golf cart behind him, longtime Bloomington sports writer Bob Hammel and IU varsity club director Scott Dolson followed Knight.