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Zeller stands out in NBA summer league

Five former Indiana players — Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Noah Vonleh, Will Sheehey and Christian Watford — participated in the NBA summer league, which concludes later today in Las Vegas. Oladipo played in the Orlando summer league, while Watford played both in Orlando and Las Vegas. Zeller, Vonleh and Sheehey played in Vegas. Here’s a look at how […] The post Zeller...
Via Inside the Hall
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watford to play for Pistons, Warriors in NBA summer league

Former Indiana forward Christian Watford hasn’t given up on his dream of making the NBA. As first reported by David Pick of Eurobasket.com and Dustin Dopirak of The Herald-Times, Watford will play with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Pro summer league from July 5-11 in Orlando and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA […] The post Watford to play for Pistons, Warriors in NBA summer...
Via Inside the Hall
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Temple transfer Anthony Lee be a fit for IU?

About a year ago, Christian Watford’s block in the round of 32 helped seal Indiana’s win over Temple as the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. The Temple player Watford blocked, 6-foot-9 forward Anthony Lee, is now leaving that program and is one of the first significant graduate transfers to […] The post Could Temple transfer Anthony Lee be a...
Via Inside the Hall
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IU-Nebraska Postgame: Another Sluggish Senior Night Loss

Last year’s Senior Night was one of the most anticipated I could remember. It was the final time Christian Watford, Derek Elston, and fan favorite extraordinaire Jordan Hulls would be taking the court at Indiana … and the team was playing to clinch an outright Big Ten title at home. The Hoosiers flopped, losing to Ohio State 67-58. It was a sluggish, disappointing performance...
Via The Assembly Call
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Indiana Hoosiers fight song synced with Christmas Lights

This Indiana Hoosiers die-hard is experiencing zeitgeist alright. Zeitgeist translates from German into ‘Merican as “spirit of the times.” Indiana Hoosiers spirit. Holiday spirit. Christmas spirit. School spirit. Spirit of the season. He, or she, most likely a he, synced up Christian Watford’s 3-pointer to beat Kentucky at the buzzer in December of 2011 with Christmas lights...
Via The Sports Bank
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Indiana Hoosiers fight song synced with Christmas Lights

This Indiana Hoosiers die-hard is experiencing zeitgeist alright. Zeitgeist translates from German into ‘Merican as “spirit of the times.” Indiana Hoosiers spirit. Holiday spirit. Christmas spirit. School spirit. Spirit of the season. He, or she, most likely a he, synced up Christian Watford’s 3-pointer to beat Kentucky at the buzzer in December of 2011 with Christmas lights...
Via The Sports Bank
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

IU not ranked in the AP top 25

The last time Indiana wasn't ranked in the Associated Press top 25, Christian Watford had yet to hit his buzzer-beating 3-pointer against Kentucky. But the first AP poll for this season has the Hoosiers on the outside looking in.
Via indiana.scout.com
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Noah Vonleh adds 25 pounds of muscle over the summer

Noah Vonleh has added 25 pounds of muscle this summer to elevate his weight from 215 pounds to 240 pounds. Vonleh is an incoming freshman at Indiana that Tom Crean hopes will help replace Cody Zeller and Christian Watford in the frontcourt. “A lot of guys I played high school basketball and camps with were saying I got a lot bigger and a lot stronger, this and that,” Vonleh said...
Via RealGM
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Watford becomes fifth from 2012-2013 team to sign professional contract

Indiana’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team has a fifth player in professional basketball as Christian Watford signed with Hapoel Eliat in Israel on Wednesday. Watford joins Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic), Cody Zeller (Charlotte Bobcats), Jordan Hulls (Slupsk Energa Czarni/Polish Basketball League) and Derek Elston (Floriana Francesco Fenech Greens/Maltese Powerade League) as...
Via Inside the Hall
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Christian Watford Signs With Hapoel Eilat

Christian Watford has signed with Hapoel Eilat of Israel. Watford played collegiately at Indiana and went undrafted in June. Watford can play both forward positions.
Via RealGM
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Oladipo, Watford to make NBA Summer League debuts

Former Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and Christian Watford will make their professional debuts on Sunday in the NBA Summer League in Orlando. The Orlando Magic potentially giving Oladipo minutes at the point guard position is one of the major story lines to watch in Orlando, while [...]The post Oladipo, Watford to make NBA Summer League...
Via Inside the Hall
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Q & A: Tom Crean discusses 2013 NBA Draft

Tom Crean addressed the media earlier this morning via teleconference to discuss Thursday’s NBA Draft. On the call, he discussed several topics, including Victor Oladipo’s work ethic, Cody Zeller’s game translating to the NBA, Christian Watford’s future and more. Here’s the complete transcript of his comments, via ASAP Sports and IUHoosiers.com: COACH CREAN: Thank you ...
Via Inside the Hall
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Christian Watford likely to play for Pacers and Mavericks in NBA Summer League

Former Indiana forward Christian Watford wasn’t drafted last night, but he’ll still get a shot to play in the NBA. After working out for more than 15 teams, Watford had some second round interest, but didn’t hear his name called. He’ll now have to play his way onto a roster and he could get that [...]The post Christian Watford likely to play for Pacers and Mavericks in NBA...
Via Inside the Hall
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Destined for Glory and Success with Christian Watford and Victor Oladipo

Via Sholape Oriola on YouTube:The post Video: Destined for Glory and Success with Christian Watford and Victor Oladipo appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
Via Inside the Hall
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Christian Watford's Shooting Keeps Him Poised To Be Drafted

As Danny Green displays the importance of shooting in the NBA Finals, Christian Watford is impressing teams with his outside jumper and appears poised to be selected in the draft late this month, a source told RealGM. Watford, the 6-foot-9 forward out of Indiana, has participated in 15 workouts for teams so far and is receiving requests to schedule more. Teams have let Watford know...
Via RealGM
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Crean: “We’ve got to have collective leadership”

STARLIGHT, Ind. — When Indiana takes the floor next fall, the Hoosiers will be without two likely lottery picks in Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo and two four-year, 1,000-point scorers in Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford. Will Sheehey will be the only four-year player in the program and seven new players, including six freshman, will [...]
Via Inside the Hall
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Indiana’s Christian Watford Autographed A “Natty Belt”

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. [Reddit]
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Indiana a top 25 team heading into next season?

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...
Via Inside the Hall
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Hoosiers Creek set to transfer for Senior Season

When times were hard and things were down at Assembly Hall there was hope in form of Maurice Creek. He was a member of the same class as Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, and Derek Elison and arguably was the first of all of these players to help Hoosiers basketball begin it's upward climb. Unlike the others he won't finish out his eligibility at IU, instead opting...
Via The B1g Time
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Incoming class sees opportunity for early minutes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With two starters graduating and two departing early for the 2013 NBA Draft, no Big Ten team will have more production and experience to replace next season than Indiana. The Hoosiers lose four 1,000-point scorers in Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo, and a key reserve in Remy Abell, who opted to transfer for his final two seasons...
Via Inside the Hall
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

That’s A Wrap: Christian Watford

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2012-2013 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Christian Watford. Watford (36 games): 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 43.2% FG, 48.4% 3PFG, 81.1% FT in 27.9 minutes per game. They said Christian Watford, for all his talent and scoring ability, despite the biggest shot in Indiana hoops in some time, was...
Via Inside the Hall
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Q & A: Noah Vonleh at McDonald’s All-American media day

CHICAGO — 2013 IU signee Noah Vonleh touched on a range of topics at McDonald’s All-American media day this afternoon at the United Center. What follows is an edited interview with the versatile, five-star forward during a one-on-one session with Inside the Hall. On his role next season at IU: “Coach Crean talked to me a little bit. Me and Troy Williams will probably end up...
Via Inside the Hall
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Inside the Hall Mailbag: April 2

The Inside the Hall Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted to us via Twitter (@insidethehall) and sent to us via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can. @bball_for_life3 writes: Was this season over-hyped, or even a failure? Failure? No chance. Winning a Big Ten championship outright is extremely difficult to do, as evidenced by the fact...
Via Inside the Hall
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Film Session: Problems with the Syracuse zone

Indiana’s inability to solve the zone of Syracuse, particularly in the first half, doomed them during Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen loss. A look at four first half empty trips for the Hoosiers in the latest edition of Film Session: I. As they did all season, the Hoosiers race down the court for a quick, easy look. Jordan Hulls is the ballhandler as Cody Zeller looks to fill a lane...
Via Inside the Hall
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Indiana found their program but was completely lost against the zone

It has been quite the journey for Indiana basketball the past five seasons, and though the program is nationally revelant once again, the group that brought them back was completely lost last night against Syracuse and their zone. The best way to stifle a fastbreak team in basketball is to slow down the game, and there is no better way of doing that than by using a defense that minimizes...
Via The Victory Formation
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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