Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/15/14
Minutes before taking the podium at Indiana's recent booster dinner Starlight, Ind., IU coach Tom Crean likened the event to the unofficial start of the season. Held annually in early June, the trip comes just days before freshmen report to school. It's a chance for Crean to recap the season past, and begin laying out his vision for the one to come. This year, Crean hammered on the same message he's repeated since March. "Our guys last year spent too much time being buddies," Crean said. "Buddies are afraid sometimes to tell people what needs to be done." Accountability, consistency, leadership — these are the same principles Crean centered on during a lengthy postseason interview with The Indianapolis Star in March. Now IU prepares for another season, sans Will Sheehey and Noah Vonleh but with another McDonald's All-American in incoming freshman James Blackmon Jr.
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