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

Thank you, Inside the Hall

  • Tyler Tachman 08/08/2022 8:53 am  

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 ...

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

  • Tyler Tachman 08/05/2022 5:19 pm  

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’

  • Tyler Tachman 07/29/2022 7:55 am  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 07/27/2022 9:41 pm  

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?

  • Tyler Tachman 07/20/2022 8:25 am  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 07/14/2022 4:59 pm  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 07/12/2022 10:03 am  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 07/08/2022 9:40 am  

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’

  • Tyler Tachman 07/01/2022 9:33 am  

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 ...

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Jalen Hood-Schifino brings competitiveness, versatility to Indiana

  • Tyler Tachman 06/24/2022 12:05 pm  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 06/21/2022 12:32 pm  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 06/16/2022 9:05 pm  

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

  • Tyler Tachman 06/10/2022 8:50 am  

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 ...

Freshman Focus: Malik Reneau

  • Tyler Tachman 06/09/2022 7:29 am  

Montverde Academy was stacked with talent. The Eagles’ 2019-20 roster featured multiple future NBA players: Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Day’Ron Sharpe and Moses Moody. At the time, Malik Reneau was a sophomore, playing for Mater Academy Charter (Hialeah Gardens, Florida). ...

With unselfishness and perspective, Trayce Jackson-Davis preparing for fourth season at IU: ‘I’m focused on a championship’

  • Tyler Tachman 05/23/2022 8:20 pm  

Trayce Jackson-Davis had to be asked about it more than once. The first time — in summary  — he was asked about the importance of being among or at the top of various all-time IU individual statistical categories. Jackson-Davis was ...

With the return of Trayce Jackson-Davis, the external expectation for Indiana should be to finish at or near the top of the Big Ten next season

  • Tyler Tachman 05/20/2022 3:43 pm  

There is probably a more eloquent or descriptive way to lead into this, but instead, let’s get right to the point. Trayce Jackson-Davis is returning to IU for the 2022-23 season. The external expectation for Indiana should be to finish ...