Tamar Bates Archive

2021-2022 Player Profile: Tamar Bates

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ve transitioned from our look at other Big Ten programs to our player-by-player previews of the 2021-22 Indiana roster. Today, our player profiles continue with a look at freshman Tamar ...

‘We love you Woody’: Excitement builds at Mike Woodson’s first Hoosier Hysteria

In his first act at Hoosier Hysteria as Indiana’s head coach, Mike Woodson, wearing candy stripe pants and a crimson top, strutted out to “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. In the middle of a spotlight, he made his way ...

Video: Hoosier Hysteria interviews, dunk contest and 3-point shooting highlights

This year’s Hoosier Hysteria didn’t feature a scrimmage, but it did feature a dunk contest and a 3-point shootout along with Assembly Hall debuts for several IU newcomers. Following the event, Tamar Bates and Xavier Johnson discussed their first Hoosier ...

Mike Woodson’s new practice tradition, expectations for the program and other things we learned at IU’s media day

Mike Woodson, Indiana’s newly appointed head basketball coach, has made his standards blatantly clear. He’s done so by starting a new tradition for the team every day before practice. The players huddle together and crane their necks to look at ...

Video: 2021-22 season media day press conferences with IU’s 13 scholarship players

All 13 of Indiana’s scholarship players addressed the media on Monday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for the program’s 2021-22 season media day. Watch all of the player press conferences below:

Video: Recent interviews with Xavier Johnson, Miller Kopp and Tamar Bates

Three of Indiana’s newcomers from last season – Xavier Johnson, Miller Kopp and Tamar Bates – are all expected to make significant impacts next season in Bloomington. Johnson and Bates are already on campus and Kopp is expected to arrive ...

Indiana’s freshmen – Tamar Bates and Logan Duncomb – have arrived in Bloomington

Indiana’s two incoming freshmen for next season, Tamar Bates and Logan Duncomb, have arrived in Bloomington. The program’s offseason workouts are expected to begin on Thursday, June 10 according to comments in late May by Mike Woodson. Bates, the No. ...

Freshman Focus: Tamar Bates

Indiana may have found a gem late in the 2021 recruiting cycle with the addition of shooting guard Tamar Bates. Bates was originally committed to play for Shaka Smart at Texas but reopened his recruitment in late March after Smart ...

Indiana signee Tamar Bates named to 2021 Jordan Brand Classic roster

Class of 2021 IMG Academy guard and Indiana signee Tamar Bates was recognized as one of 30 players named to the 2021 Jordan Brand Classic Roster that was released Saturday afternoon. The Jordan Brand Classic (JBC), now in its 20th ...

Dane Fife talks offseason workouts, expectations for Tamar Bates, Miller Kopp and Xavier Johnson

In the weeks after Archie Miller was fired, it was rare for a day to pass by without a new piece of news swirling around the program. It began with six Hoosiers entering the transfer portal, four of which eventually ...

Indiana confirms addition of Tamar Bates, Miller Kopp to 2021-22 roster

Indiana has confirmed the additions of Tamar Bates and Miller Kopp to the 2021-22 roster in a pair of releases from media relations. The Bates addition was confirmed on Friday with Kopp’s addition officially announced on Monday. In the releases, ...

Inspired by Nana, Tamar Bates is ready to prove himself at Indiana

The number was there as a reminder. Two digits, atypical for a basketball player to wear, stretching across his chest. They were there in remembrance of his grandmother. He calls her “Nana.” Tamar Bates announced his commitment to IU on ...

Class of 2021 four-star guard Tamar Bates commits to Indiana

Tamar Bates, one of the top remaining players available in the class of 2021, committed to Indiana on Monday. Bates, a 6-foot-5 guard who is lefthanded, originally signed with Texas, but opted to reopen his recruitment after Shaka Smart left ...