Tyler Tachman was a writer for Inside the Hall from July 2020 through August 2022. Follow him on Twitter.

Thank you, Inside the Hall

I want to say thank you. But before I get too far into that, let me provide some context. As I prepare for the upcoming semester, I’m moving to IndyStar to cover IU athletics. This means I’m moving on from ...

Report: 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. cuts list to three schools, set to announce decision Sunday

Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. has cut his list to three schools — Indiana, Maryland and Virginia — and will announce a decision on Sunday, August 7, per On3’s Joe Tipton. Kaiser Jr. has taken official visits to ...

Tamar Bates opens up about fatherhood: ‘I have a new purpose’

Tamar Bates left early in the morning. He flew from Portland to Utah and then home. That was on March 18. The day before, Indiana’s 2021-22 season came to a close. For Bates, his first season at IU wasn’t linear. ...

Q & A: Jamie Kaiser Sr., father of Jamie Kaiser Jr., recaps official visit to Indiana

Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. has finished an official visit to Indiana. Kaiser Jr., listed at 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, is ranked 101st nationally in the 2023 class, according to the 247Composite. Indiana offered Kaiser Jr. a scholarship ...

Jordan Geronimo is expanding his skill set. Is he primed to have a breakout 2022-23 season?

There have been these moments. You may have seen them. Take, for instance, Indiana’s win at Iowa in January 2021. Jordan Geronimo, in his first college season, was an important part of Indiana’s upset, bringing energy, scoring seven points and ...

Malik Reneau could bring frontcourt depth — and more — in his freshman season at Indiana

Race Thompson remembered two plays. During a Zoom media availability about a month ago, Thompson was asked to recall a particular move that freshman forward Malik Reneau made. Thompson came up with two. Thompson said that Reneau hit a little ...

Kaleb Banks’ major upside could make his development compelling to watch

It was in between his sophomore and junior high school seasons when Kaleb Banks started working out with Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Georgia. Banks had previously played for Spalding High School in Griffin, Georgia, but transferred to Fayette ...

CJ Gunn’s two-way skill set makes him an intriguing part of Indiana’s future

CJ Gunn wanted to guard Emoni Bates. Indy Heat 17U head coach Ryan Owens knew it, because Gunn told him so. It was April 2021, in between Gunn’s junior and senior high school seasons. Gunn’s Indy Heat team was playing ...

Jordan Hulls’ journey brings him back to IU: ‘For me, it was something that I just couldn’t pass up’

Coming home this early — on a permanent basis — wasn’t part of the original plan. Jordan Hulls was playing for MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. This past season was his ninth playing professional. He planned on playing another ...

Jalen Hood-Schifino brings competitiveness, versatility to Indiana

Growing up, Jalen Hood-Schifino played basketball in his grandparents’ backyard. He played against his older cousins, Sherron and DeAndre Schifino. DeAndre Schifino would end up being a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. Sherron Schifino would end up ...

Q & A: Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. talks recruiting process, possible Indiana visit and more

Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. is “supposed to be taking” a visit “to Indiana soon” he told Inside the Hall. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound wing attends Bishop Ireton High School in Virginia and plays for New World Basketball on ...

Race Thompson wants to keep building — himself and the program — at Indiana

In more than one instance, the verbiage that Race Thompson used seemed fitting. “Stepping-stone,” Thompson said during a Zoom call with reporters on Thursday. Earlier in the Zoom call, Thompson also mentioned “building” on what he had accomplished personally over ...

Freshman Focus: Jalen Hood-Schifino

Thirteen pounds. That’s how many much weight Jalen Hood-Schifino lost during a period of time last summer due to getting COVID-19, according to his mother Angel Schifino. Jalen was down emotionally and physically, Angel Schifino said. His time playing at ...