6-Banner Sunday: Schedule and recruiting news dominate another busy week for IU basketball

  • 06/27/2021 8:07 am in

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Welcome to another edition of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint production between The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall where we highlight the five most essential IU basketball stories of the past week, plus take a look at how the other IU sports programs are doing.

As the offseason rolls on, more opponents for the upcoming season were revealed. Also, there were multiple recruiting developments this week and Forbes Magazine had its say on IU basketball.

In non-IU related news, a massive ruling from the Supreme Court could determine the future of the NCAA potentially.

This week’s Assembly Call show from Thursday can be watched here.

• Gavitt Games opponent announced
• Game against Marshall revealed
• Recruiting news
• NIL news
• Indiana Basketball named third most valuable team by Forbes Magazine
• Hoosier Roundup

Banner #1 – Gavitt Games Opponent Announced

IU’s competition in the annual Big Ten vs. Big East Gavitt Games will be St. John’s on Wednesday Nov. 17 in Bloomington. The Red Storm finished last year 16-11 and No. 69 in KenPom last year.

Whether SJU can match last year’s performance, largely rests on the return of Julian Champagnie who currently has his name in the NBA draft and is yet to announce whether he will withdraw and return to school.

Other matchups in the event include Providence-Wisconsin, Illinois-Marquette, Seton Hall-Michigan, Creighton-Nebraska, Michigan State-Butler, Ohio State-Xavier and Rutgers-DePaul.

Banner #2 – Game against Marshall revealed

Besides the Gavitt games, the Hoosiers also had a contest against the Marshall Thundering Herd revealed. The Basketball team will look for a victory to avenge the Soccer team’s loss in the National Championship game this spring.

The time and date has not yet been announced. Marshall finished last season 15-7 and No. 92 in KenPom competing in Conference USA. They are coached by Dan D’Antoni, the older brother of legendary NBA coach Mike D’Antoni.

Banner #3 – Recruiting News

Lots of recruiting news took place this week as is typical with the offseason.

Inside The Hall’s Alex Bozich broke down the news of the 2022 class here and the 2023 class here.

Bozich also had a detailed article about 2023 prospect Jalen Hooks who took an unofficial visit to IU last week.

Other recruiting news included an offer to 2022 player Ernest Udeh Jr.

Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, they lost out on 2022 prospect Justin Taylor who committed to Syracuse instead.

Banner #4 – NIL News

The Supreme Court made a unanimous ruling that sided with NCAA Athletes when it comes to education. Justice Brett Kavanaugh went all out on the NCAA calling their business model “flatly illegal in almost any other industry in America”. The NCAA may have a temporary solution to the issue per the USA Today.

Former Hoosier and current Olympic star Lily King weighed in on the issue per the Herald Times’ John Blau.

Banner #5 – Indiana Basketball Named Third Most Valuable Team by Forbes Magazine

IU’s Basketball program was named No. 3 most valuable college basketball team by Forbes Magazine. This allowed the Indiana Basketball Twitter account to mention about the accomplishment.

The high value and fan commitment allows Indiana to spend more money on coaches than most college programs. The Hoosiers had the top dollar salaries of their new assistant coaches revealed per the CNHI’s Kevin Brockway.

Banner #6 – Hoosier Roundup

• Women’s Basketball star Grace Berger and Team USA won Gold at the AmeriCup. They also added a grad transfer to next year’s roster.

• The success of Swimming and Diving gave Indiana Diving Coach Drew Johansen the head coaching spot for the US Olympic Diving Team. Swimming Coach Ray Looze was given a spot on staff for the swimming team as well. They also had an additional Hoosier named to the Olympic Team.

• Men’s Soccer announced it’s schedule for the upcoming season.

• Women’s Soccer signed a grad transfer.

• Softball added a transfer from rival Purdue.

Thanks for your continued support of The Assembly Call. We’ll be back next weekend with a new roundup.

Now go enjoy yourself a 6-banner Sunday.

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