Victor Oladipo mentions the late nights at the gym, the wear and tear on his key card, and he's quick to point out he's just a tad unusual, too.
The Indiana product is also just a few weeks away from realizing a dream.
The NBA draft is next month and Olapido figures to be one of the top picks after he helped lead the Hoosiers back to national prominence.
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Former Indiana Hoosiers center Cody Zeller achieved a standing vertical leap of 35.5″ at the NBA Draft combine on Friday. The 20-year-old Zeller’s jump is a record for any individual listed at 6’9″ or above in the last decade. After averaging 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 36 games as a sophomore, the 7-foot, 240 pound Zeller unwisely declared for the draft...
Looks like the Celtics are looking for bigs.
According to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix, Indiana's Cody Zeller has interviewed with the Celtics.
Most mock drafts have Zeller projected as a top-10 pick, so the odds of the Celtics snagging up the seven-footer are slim unless they trade up or he really bombs in workouts.
While Boston may not be able to draft Zeller, it...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Evan Gordon is headed home.
Indiana announced Thursday that the former Arizona State guard, who announced he was leaving the program about two weeks ago, will transfer to Bloomington and enroll in graduate school so he can be eligible immediately next season.
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CHICAGO — Indiana All-American Cody Zeller didn’t participate in the day one drills portion of the NBA Draft combine at Attack Athletics, but he did meet with the media and will participate in Friday’s strength and agility tests. Inside the Hall was there as Zeller fielded questions from the media on Thursday afternoon. Watch him [...]
Indiana just sent out a press release confirming the addition of Arizona State transfer Evan Gordon for the 2013-2014 season. Here’s the full release: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that Indianapolis native Evan Gordon, a 6-2, 195 lb., guard who has scored 1,186 points in the first three [...]
Indiana’s recruiting efforts in the area known as the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virginia) in the Tom Crean era have yielded talents like Victor Oladipo, Maurice Creek and Stanford Robinson over the last five years. As arguably the most talent rich pocket of the country, it’s no surprise that the Hoosier staff continues to recruit the area hard. One [...]
The NBA Draft Combine begins Thursday in Chicago, and former Indiana players Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller will be among the players participating. Both Oladipo and Zeller announced last month that they would leave school early for the NBA. Most teams have done their scouting of all the players entering the draft, and that is [...]
The transformation story of Victor Oladipo from under recruited athlete to probable lottery pick is one that is sure to resonate with future Indiana recruiting targets. But more than a month before Oladipo walks onto the stage at the Barclays Center after hearing his name called, his ascent has captured the attention of one of [...]
Here are Troy Williams 2012-13 season highlights from his senior year at Oak Hill Academy as well as the Kentucky Derby Classic. Troy has signed to play for the Indiana Hoosiers next season.
Verdell Jones III had a dream of making the NBA when he was a kid. It became much more of an attainable goal when he played at Indiana. His NBA dream and goal seemed to be all but gone when he suffered a torn ACL against Penn State during the Big Ten Tournament of his [...]
Although the college basketball season did not end with a national title for the Big Ten, there was no doubt that it was the strongest league in the nation. At least during the regular season. That may or may not change next year. The Big Ten boasts a grand total of one McDonald’s All-American: the Indiana Hoosiers Noah Vonle.
Let’s get to know him!
The good: tweener who’s...
Indiana’s opponent for the 2013 Big Ten-ACC Challenge will be Syracuse, Inside the Hall has learned. ESPN will announce the complete schedule for the 15th annual challenge later today. Syracuse advanced to the Final Four last season after beating Indiana and Marquette in the East Regional at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The Hoosiers [...]
Former Indiana guard Remy Abell is getting closer to choosing a new home. As first reported by Inside the Hall on Tuesday, Abell has narrowed his list of schools to Xavier, St. Louis and St. Mary’s. Abell announced his decision to transfer from Indiana after two seasons last month. Abell said on Tuesday evening that [...]
Thanks to Christian Watford — or, rather, an Indiana fan seeking an autograph from Christian...
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It is probably safe to say that we all recognize Indiana as a basketball school. The Hoosiers have built a long-standing rich tradition when it comes to college hoops. Bobby Knight helped build Indiana basketball to what it continues to be to this day as they have resurfaced as a Big Ten power. It's OK for a college football blog to recognize the Hoosiers at a basketball school...
Perhaps I’ve been out of college too long, but I’d never of the term “Natty belt” before. Now I have, thanks to this photo of Indiana forward Christian Watford signing one for a fan.
Innovative, to say the least.
The Indiana football team rolled into the Hoosiers' Assembly Hall to hold a dunk contest, GoPro's attached to heads and all.
Indiana was the first school to offer a scholarship to JaQuan Lyle in late 2010.
And as his list of schools has been trimmed to seven — Indiana, Florida, Illinois, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee and UCLA — the Hoosiers remain active with the five-star guard from Evansville Bosse.
Tom Crean and associate head coach Steve McClain were in Evansville on April 24 for an in-home...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The 20th annual Bill Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam Classic tipped off Friday night at Spiece Fieldhouse and Inside the Hall was there to get a look at several prospects, including 2014 commit James Blackmon Jr., Trevon Bluiett, JaQuan Lyle, Eron Gordon, Vijay Blackmon, Caleb Swanigan and Carlton Bragg.
Here are our notes and observations from the first night...
At last month’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville, 2013 Germantown (Wis.) forward and Indiana signee Luke Fischer said he wasn’t concerned about where he fell in the national rankings.
“It doesn’t really bother me that much at all. I really don’t care about rankings,” he told Inside the Hall. “They don’t really mean much to me. I’ve just always gone...
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell showed some serious skills this past season as a freshman point guard starting at Indiana, helping the Hoosiers to the Big Ten title and a No. 4 ranking in the AP poll.
But as a sixth grader in his native Indiana he had mad skills on the mic, too, and boasted about where his ballin' would take him: "When I go to the NBA, you gon' see me...
A year ago, Indiana was a consensus top three team in most of the early rankings for the 2012-2013 season.
The decisions of Christian Watford and Cody Zeller to return to school coupled with other returnees like Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey and a talented recruiting class made the Hoosiers a popular pick to rise to the top of the polls and compete for a national...
Indiana was the first school to visit 2014 combo guard Ahmed Hill at Aquinas high school in Augusta, Ga. last September, and the coaching staff has developed a good relationship with Hill ever since then.
The Hoosiers offered the 6-foot-4 guard a scholarship after watching him at last April’s Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton, Va., and Indiana remains high on Hill’s list because...
Indiana has been recruiting 2014 Mount St. Joseph (Md.) guard Phil Booth for some time now and his interest in the Hoosiers remains high.
Tom Crean has talked about recruiting year-round winners and Booth certainly fits that description. Mount St. Joseph finished his junior season 31-8 as Booth averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists playing alongside Ohio State signee...