May 17th, 2013 at 3:04 PM
By Evan Reller
Indiana was well represented at the NBA Draft Combine today. Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo were both equally impressive.
It's a testament to the hard work of both players and the training staff in Bloomington.
Both players were kept out of the drills section of the event by their agents. This isn't uncommon and many other headliners and projected lottery picks were held out of this portion of the combine.
Height - 6' 4.25'' with shoes (no idea why they even bother to measure without shoes, there is no barefoot basketball league)
Weight - 213.2 lbs
Wingspan - 6' 9.25''
Reach - 9' 4.5''
Body Fat – 6.6 percent
Height - 7' .25'' with shoes
Weight - 230 lbs
Wingspan - 6' 10.75''
Reach - 8' 10''
Body Fat – 4.75 percent
The takeaways from these numbers are interesting. Oladipo is shorter than he was listed at all season, 6-5, which isn't that surprising. His large wingspan and reach more than makes up for this slightly shorter stature, and explains his expertise on defense. Coach Tom Crean recently stated on twitter that he recorded a deflection every 2.3 minutes. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 15th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
By Evan Reller
Evan Gordon has signed up to play with Indiana for his final year of eligibility. Gordon is transferring from Arizona State and will enroll in the Sports Administration masters program in Bloomington.
We talk a bit about the prospect of Gordon coming to IU over the weekend. Gordon is the younger brother of former Big Ten Freshman of the Year Eric Gordon, who is now playing for New Orleans in the NBA.
Gordon will help to shore up a depleted back court and give the Hoosiers some much needed experience. There is a good chance he will start alongside Yogi Ferrell and one of the incoming freshmen this fall.
Even if he doesn't start he will be a leader on the team and probably one of the first players off the bench. He adds another experienced ball handler who can play from the point and shooting guard positions. He is at the very least an improvement over Remy Abell, who is transferring away from IU.
Gordon was also considering Butler and took to twitter to say how difficult the decision was Tuesday evening. Gordon said his decision boiled down to the masters program, the mystic of IU, and the exceptional coaching of Tom Crean. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 11th, 2013 at 2:05 PM
By Evan Reller
Evan Gordon is looking to transfer from Arizona State for his senior season.
Gordon is the younger brother of Eric Gordon, former Indiana Hoosier and current NBA player for the New Orleans Hornets.
Gordon is reportedly looking to play some where closer to home. That probably means some where in Indiana. He will be visiting IU and talking with the coaching staff over the weekend. He also said that he plans to visit Butler. Purdue is a possibility, but seems unlikely.
In his junior season at ASU, Gordon averaged 10.1 points per game while shooting 39-percent. He also managed 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists while playing 32.2 minutes per game.
This will be the second time that Gordon has transferred. He played at Liberty his freshman year, and had to sit out a season before playing for ASU. Gordon won't have to out a season since he has already graduated.
Adding an experienced player like Gordon to the backcourt is intriguing. IU has lost four players, including two starters, from the guard rotation.
IU looks like the front runner to sign Gordon, especially since they have another scholarship to give. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 9th, 2013 at 2:14 PM
By Evan Reller
The match-ups for the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge have been announced. The Indiana Hoosiers will head to upstate New York to face the Syracuse Orange.
This will be Syracuse's first season in the ACC. This will also be the first time that IU and Syracuse will play on a non-neutral court. The two teams will play on Tuesday, December 3rd in the Carrier Dome. This will be a rematch (somewhat) of the Sweet 16 game this past season that bounced IU from the tournament.
IU has won its last two Big Ten/ACC Challenge games. The Hoosiers trounced North Carolina at Assembly Hall, 83-59, and won at NC State 86-75 in 2011.
All games will be shown on the ESPN networks, with specific times and channels to come at a later date.
Tuesday December 3rd
Florida State at Minnesota
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Wednesday December 4th
Boston College at Purdue
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami, FL at Nebraska
North Carolina at Michigan State
Northwestern at North Carolina State
Wisconsin at VirginiaRead more... Join the Conversation...