Justin Albers was a writer for Inside the Hall during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

Goodbye, ITH Nation

  • Justin Albers 08/17/2013 12:20 pm  

As difficult as it is to announce, I will be leaving Inside the Hall to accept a position with Fox Sports and Scout.com covering Indiana basketball and basketball recruiting. I’ll join Terry Hutchens’ team at AllHoosiers.com on Wednesday. I am ...

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Offseason storylines: Expectations for next season

  • Justin Albers 08/16/2013 8:06 am  

Welcome to offseason storylines, a look into some of the biggest storylines surrounding the 2013-2014 Indiana Hoosiers. Next up, we tackle this question: What will expectations for next season’s team look like? When Tom Crean took the Indiana job in ...

2014 forward LeRon Black narrows list to four

  • Justin Albers 08/15/2013 7:57 am  

Class of 2014 Memphis White Station (Tenn.) forward LeRon Black took another step in his recruiting process on Wednesday by cutting his list down to four schools. According to John Martin of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Black’s final four ...

Indiana breaks school’s attendance record for 2012-13 season

  • Justin Albers 08/14/2013 2:34 pm  

Indiana had an average attendance 17,412 in 19 home games last season, setting a school record that had stood since 2001-02. Assembly Hall’s seating capacity is 17,472. The Hoosiers’ average attendance was the best in the Big Ten and ranked fifth ...

An updated look at Indiana’s 2014 guard targets

  • Justin Albers 08/14/2013 12:05 pm  

With the recent decommitment of James Blackmon Jr., the list of guards on IU’s radar has undergone a bit of a shakeup. Here’s an updated look at all of Indiana’s 2014 guard targets. 1. Robert Johnson, 6-3, 180 pounds · ...

2014 guard LouRawls Nairn cuts list to three

  • Justin Albers 08/14/2013 8:11 am  

LouRawls Nairn, a 2014 point guard from Bel Aire, Kansas, narrowed his list to Indiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma on Tuesday. Nairn also scheduled official visits to all three of his finalists, with a trip to Bloomington set for Sept. 20-21. ...

Indiana to play LIU-Brooklyn, Stony Brook in 2K Classic

  • Justin Albers 08/13/2013 3:35 pm  

Indiana will play LIU-Brooklyn on Nov. 12 and Stony Brook on Nov. 17 at Assembly Hall as a part of the 2K Classic, according to a press release issued Tuesday. The Hoosiers will play in the tournament’s championship round games ...

Indiana coaching staff checks in with 2014 guard Ahmed Hill

  • Justin Albers 08/13/2013 12:05 pm  

After James Blackmon Jr. decommitted last week, it seemed likely Indiana would turn its attention to other 2014 guards it had already offered. Instead, Tom Crean issued a new offer to Isaiah Whitehead, who hadn’t heard from the Hoosiers until ...

Indiana only scheduled visit for 2014 guard Robert Johnson

  • Justin Albers 08/13/2013 8:09 am  

Robert Johnson will take an official visit to Bloomington the weekend of Aug. 24, his only scheduled official visit at this point. It was reported earlier in the week that Johnson would also take a visit to Pittsburgh, but he ...

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The Inside the Hall Mailbag: August 12

  • Justin Albers 08/12/2013 12:26 pm  

The Inside the Hall Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted to us via Twitter (@Justin_Albers or @insidethehall) and sent to us via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can. @jaktucke writes: Do ...

2014 guard Isaiah Whitehead planning official visit to Indiana

  • Justin Albers 08/12/2013 7:30 am  

Last year, Indiana got in the game late on highly-touted recruit Troy Williams and eventually got him to commit by making a strong impression on him. It looks like Tom Crean and his staff may be doing that again. Just ...

Indiana offers 2014 guard Isaiah Whitehead

  • Justin Albers 08/10/2013 12:17 pm  

Indiana may still be recruiting guard James Blackmon Jr., but they have started a search for his replacement in the 2014 class. On Friday night, just over 24 hours after Blackmon Jr. announced he would reopen his recruitment, the Hoosiers ...

James Blackmon Jr. reopens his recruitment

  • Justin Albers 08/08/2013 4:07 pm  

After committing to Indiana nearly three years ago, 2014 guard James Blackmon Jr. announced Thursday that he will reopen his recruitment. Blackmon Jr. was the Hoosiers’ only committed recruit in the 2014 class. Blackmon Jr. confirmed his decision to Inside ...

2014 big man Michael Humphrey trims list to 13

  • Justin Albers 08/08/2013 3:10 pm  

Michael Humphrey, a 2014 big man from Phoenix, Ariz., announced on Thursday that he has trimmed his list to 13 schools. The schools included for the 6-foot-10 center, in no particular order, are: Arizona State, Columbia, Grand Canyon, Indiana, Stanford, ...

Indiana to play in 2014 Jimmy V Classic

  • Justin Albers 08/07/2013 9:06 pm  

Ever since Indiana’s talks about continuing a series with Kentucky broke down, athletics director Fred Glass and Tom Crean have been working to find another marquee non-conference opponent. Glass and Crean may have finally found one, though not for this ...

2014 guard Robert Johnson to take official visit to Indiana

  • Justin Albers 08/07/2013 2:18 pm  

Richmond (Va.) Benedictine guard Robert Johnson told us in July that he would “definitely” take an official visit to Indiana. The 2014 guard kept his word, telling Scout.com’s Evan Daniels on Wednesday that he will visit Bloomington the weekend of ...