Commentary Archive

Freshman Focus: CJ Gunn

A lot has changed with IU basketball since CJ Gunn announced his commitment to the program in February of 2021. Gunn, who chose the Hoosiers over offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Xavier and Missouri, gave his pledge to Archie Miller ...

Freshman Focus: Kaleb Banks

Less than four days after Indiana formally announced the hiring of Yasir Rosemond to the coaching staff, Kaleb Banks was already mentioning his relationship with Mike Woodson’s new assistant as a primary reason for his interest in the Hoosiers. Rosemond ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition v.1

Big Ten rosters for the 2022-23 season are coming into focus, so it’s time for our first look at how the league standing may shake out next season. Here are our first set of Big Ten power rankings for the ...

Four thoughts on Indiana basketball’s 2022-23 roster

Indiana’s 2022-23 roster was officially released last week and the Hoosiers have 17 players who will don the candy stripes next winter. The roster features four scholarship newcomers, a new walk-on and a new assistant coach. Several early projections for ...

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 ...

Freshman Focus: Malik Reneau

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 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

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 ...

The Big Ten, NBA draft combine and the decisions that could impact next season’s conference race

The NBA draft combine gets underway on Wednesday in Chicago and there are a few key Big Ten storylines to follow. Before getting into the decisions that could have a major say in next season’s race, there are no shortage ...

That’s A Wrap: Mike Woodson

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Today we conclude our series with a look at Mike Woodson.  Previously: Logan Duncomb, Tamar Bates, Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway, Jordan Geronimo, Khristian Lander, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Parker Stewart, Xavier Johnson, Michael Durr, Miller Kopp, Rob Phinisee, Race Thompson, Team Offense, Team ...

That’s A Wrap: Team Defense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: team defense. Defense (35 games): Adjusted efficiency: 92.9 (24th), Def. eFG%: 46.2 (27th), TO%: 17.7 (219th), Def. 3PFG%: 33.0 (137th), Def. 2PFG%: 44.0 (10th), Opponent Free Throw ...

That’s A Wrap: Team Offense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: team offense. Offense (35 games): Adjusted efficiency: 107.0 (95th), eFG%: 50.6 (148th), TO%: 17.2 (101st), 3PFG%: 33.3 (200th), 2PFG%: 50.9 (125th), FT%: 70.0 (233rd), FTA/FGA: 33.5% (83rd), ...

That’s A Wrap: Race Thompson

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Our player recaps conclude today with a look at Race Thompson. Thompson (35 games): 11.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, .7 blocks, 53.6 FG%, 27.3 3PFG%, 65.2 ...

That’s A Wrap: Rob Phinisee

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Rob Phinisee. Phinisee (25 games): 4.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, .8 steals, 37.4 FG%, 31.2 3PFG%, 41.2 FT% in 24.4 minutes per game. Previously: Logan Duncomb, Tamar ...