Commentary Archive

Freshman Focus: Trey Galloway

“Freshman Focus” is an Inside the Hall series on each of Indiana’s incoming freshmen. Today, the series concludes with Trey Galloway. Previously: Anthony Leal, Jordan Geronimo, Khristian Lander Indiana’s recruitment of Trey Galloway was a multi-purposed endeavor. Sure, the Hoosiers ...

‘His confidence is really high’: Jerome Hunter impresses in summer workout ahead of second IU season

When Zach Fleer, co-owner of 270Hoops that covers Central Ohio high school basketball, arrived at a high school all-star game in 2014, there was an eighth-grade all-star game taking place on the floor prior to the contest. He watched as ...

Freshman Focus: Khristian Lander

“Freshman Focus” is an Inside the Hall series on each of Indiana’s incoming freshmen. Today: Khristian Lander. Previously: Anthony Leal, Jordan Geronimo The words poured out of Michael Adams’ mouth with pace and passion. Lists were quickly formed. One represented ...

Freshman Focus: Jordan Geronimo

“Freshman Focus” is an Inside the Hall series on each of Indiana’s incoming freshmen. Today: Jordan Geronimo. Previously: Anthony Leal Everyone has something different they miss about Jordan Geronimo. His AAU coach, Vin Pastore of Mass Rivals, went with the ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition v. 1

There’s still plenty to sort out with Big Ten rosters for the 2020-21 season. The deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft won’t come until early August, which means several  players still have a chance to shift the balance of ...

Freshman Focus: Anthony Leal

“Freshman Focus” is an Inside the Hall series on each of Indiana’s incoming freshmen. Today: Anthony Leal. Jordan Basye has trained Anthony Leal since Leal was in middle school, and he’s coached the incoming IU freshman as an assistant with ...

‘There’s really nothing like Indiana high school basketball:’ All-Stars react to no games and series significance

After holding a top 60 workout at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Indiana All-Star game director Mike Broughton heard some of the girls talking about how someone had the coronavirus in Avon. Broughton was driving home after the workout, and ...

Justin Smith has left Indiana basketball, here’s how the Hoosiers could adjust

Plenty of continuity will persist for Indiana entering next season, but Justin Smith’s departure means a key cog in the team’s on-court look and performance is gone. It’s impossible to brush aside Smith’s importance to Indiana when looking at the ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament recap

Welcome to the final recap of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Over the past few weeks, we have explained how this tournament came to be, recapped the drafting of teams and completed all ...

Rob Phinisee, pushed by brothers, becoming leader Indiana needs for the future

Charles Phinisee was seated behind the Indiana bench amongst a small portion of IU fans that made up the sellout Mackey Arena crowd. He wasn’t wearing any red, despite his younger brother playing for the Hoosiers. Charles is a recent ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament: Final round

Welcome to the final round of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Previously, we revealed the draft on Podcast on the Brink, sent out an introduction post for the tournament and contested the first ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament: Round Two

Welcome back to round two of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Last week, we revealed the draft on Podcast on the Brink, sent out an introduction post for the tournament and began round ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament: Round One

The players have been selected, the teams have been formed and the voting can now commence in round one of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Earlier this week, the results of the 2010s ...