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Topic:  RE: So many offers, so few slots
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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 1/13/2022 11:53:06 AM 
There was an interesting thread on the college basketball subreddit about the best recruits teams just missed out on. I believe Bane's final two were TCU and Miami. Good choice - hard to imagine the kid leading a home win over KU slumming it in Millett.

Did you know Russell Westbrook was *this* close to signing with Kent State?
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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 1/14/2022 12:47:34 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
IMO, where they failed was retaining the likes of Ryan Taylor, Zach Butler, and Jaaron Simmons. They also failed to get that one kid, or two kids, who would have been difference makers from day one - someone like Desmond Bane, Isaiah Maurice, Jayvon Graves, Tyrese Haliburton, Devin Cannady.


Haliburton and Bane both drafted in the first round of this week's NBA draft. Haliburton 11th and Bane 30th.


OU Country nailed that one.



Haliburton getting early mentions as possible rookie of the year. Bane has hit at least one 3 pointer in the first 6 games of his career, second most ever in the NBA.


Haliburton averaging 14 pts and 7 rebs for Kings.

Bane at 17.5 ppg while becoming one of the league's top sharpshooters for the surging Memphis Grizzlies.


Thanks for reviving the thoughts on this. Goes to show they could identify talent very well, they just couldn't close the deal well enough.

I never would have seen both of those guys being NBA contributors when they were early on at ISU and TCU. They got notably better. Good for them.
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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 1/14/2022 8:39:18 PM 
Wasn’t Bane leaning towards Miami until they got rid of the coach or something?


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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 1/15/2022 1:33:42 AM 
Eff Bane talk....rehash bad/irrelevant hash....


RS Bobcat

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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/1/2022 1:41:33 AM 
RSBobcat wrote:
Eff Bane talk....rehash bad/irrelevant hash....


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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/13/2022 2:28:22 PM 
RSBobcat wrote:
Eff Bane talk....rehash bad/irrelevant hash....


THe league leader in Bane talk ....we are not even close.... 110 page megathread on the Kid from Richmond https://overthepylon.boards.net/thread/349/desmond-bane

Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back to the 70s. TO be sure, like JP, WillRyan was on him before the rest of the world even got a look. WOuld be interesting to find out why WIll is not getting on those players in his next job.

THat thread is sublimely ridiculous but it has taken on it's own life and has a personality that shows a good side of much needed humour in the fanbase.

Last Edited: 2/13/2022 4:13:56 PM by bornacatfan


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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/13/2022 3:45:11 PM 
bornacatfan wrote:
RSBobcat wrote:
Eff Bane talk....rehash bad/irrelevant hash....


THe league leader in Bane talk ....we are not even close.... 110 page megathread on the Kid from Richmond https://overthepylon.boards.net/thread/349/desmond-bane

Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back to the 70s. TO be sure, like JP, WillRyan was on him before the rest of the world even got a look. WOuld be interesting to find out why WIll is not getting on those players in his next job.

THat thread is sublimely ridiculous but it has taken on it's own life and has a personality.

Richmond HS games attendance prolly blows away BSU attendance (big gym - grew up just across the state border from there)


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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/13/2022 4:24:00 PM 
RSBobcat wrote:
bornacatfan wrote:
RSBobcat wrote:
Eff Bane talk....rehash bad/irrelevant hash....


THe league leader in Bane talk ....we are not even close.... 110 page megathread on the Kid from Richmond https://overthepylon.boards.net/thread/349/desmond-bane

Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back to the 70s. TO be sure, like JP, WillRyan was on him before the rest of the world even got a look. WOuld be interesting to find out why WIll is not getting on those players in his next job.

THat thread is sublimely ridiculous but it has taken on it's own life and has a personality.

Richmond HS games attendance prolly blows away BSU attendance (big gym - grew up just across the state border from there)


Used to. HS hoops in Indiana has taken a hit with the IHSAA focus on hyping the Indy Metro match ups and the 3rd decade of class hoops. Marry that to the loss of manufacturing in the traditional Basketball Powerhouse cities and our game is suffering....not that we do not produce talent....we just are not getting crowds out in the numbers we did...especially post COVID. I do not think it will come back as the Indy focus puts schools with 4500 to 6000 students against each other with maybe 2K showing up at a game. Still turning out Kyle Guy, Gary Harris, Mike Conley type players but we do not see the folks turning out to see them. I do think if Ball was relevant there is still an astute basketball crowd that would show up and show out. My friends and hoopheads still show up to HS games and our Indiana High School FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/188104194872872 is very active. I just do not think in the coming years Friday night hoops is going to be the center of the next generations priorities. One of the reasons I am really enjoying seeing Joey uniting SouthEast Ohio around his HS. Special Stories like that are ones we used to enjoy with our homegrown hoop heros all over the place.


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Winter comes and asks how you spent your summer.....

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  Message Not Read  RE: So many offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/13/2022 6:37:24 PM 
bornacatfan wrote:
Used to. HS hoops in Indiana has taken a hit with the IHSAA focus on hyping the Indy Metro match ups and the 3rd decade of class hoops.


Three decades, it's been that long? I didn't grow up in Indiana but I recall early cable in Columbus, Ohio, getting an Indianapolis TV station. Some recollections from the 1970s:

* a statewide insurance company commercial with a poor, young Black boy practicing shooting outside with a coat hanger for a basketball rim and a crumpled up aluminum can as a basketball with his mom calling him in for dinner. "One last time, Oscar, come in for dinner."

*Dick the Bruiser, Bobo Brazil and Saturday morning professional wrestling out of Indianapolis.

*Regional high school basketball including 2 semifinals, 1 final and 1 consolation game. And only one classification.

Last Edited: 2/13/2022 6:38:49 PM by bobcatsquared

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  Message Not Read  RE: So m Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back tany offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/13/2022 11:24:56 PM 

bobcatsquared wrote:
bornacatfan wrote:
Used to. HS hoops in Indiana has taken a hit with the IHSAA focus on hyping the Indy Metro match ups and the 3rd decade of class hoops.


Three decades, it's been that long? I didn't grow up in Indiana but I recall early cable in Columbus, Ohio, getting an Indianapolis TV station. Some recollections from the 1970s:

* a statewide insurance company commercial with a poor, young Black boy practicing shooting outside with a coat hanger for a basketball rim and a crumpled up aluminum can as a basketball with his mom calling him in for dinner. "One last time, Oscar, come in for dinner."

*Dick the Bruiser, Bobo Brazil and Saturday morning professional wrestling out of Indianapolis.

*Regional high school basketball including 2 semifinals, 1 final and 1 consolation game. And only one classification.



That went away with the last game being in 1997. Delta, 3 miles from the house, was in it vs Bloomington North in the old Hoosier Dome ....i think it was like 41K for the final game. BSU players Petey Jackson and Rob Robbins were on that team that lost that night. Tommy was 10 and got to see the last Single Class TOurney with guys he played for in grade school camps and leagues. It was a big deal and there are still raging debates about it. It ain't coming back so move on... I am glad you have those memories. Big time wrestling was quite the show....and Oscar never had to go too far for a real hoop. Crispus Attucks and the community on the west side of Indy was very structured and close knit.

Last Edited: 2/13/2022 11:39:13 PM by bornacatfan


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Winter comes and asks how you spent your summer.....

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  Message Not Read  RE: So m Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back tany offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/14/2022 12:31:16 AM 
We used to also get Kentucky HS basketball playoffs on my local TV in SE Ohio. Remember watching Louisville Male and Lexington Catholic a lot. I think it single class with 16 regions.
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  Message Not Read  RE: So m Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back tany offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/14/2022 10:17:18 AM 
Borna, am I right that they used to have consolation game at the regionals? Maybe at the state final 4 as well? NCAA tournaments used to have consolation games as well. Remember the year Notre Dame made the final 4 in 1978 and lost to Arkansas in a close consolation game. Kentucky and Goose Givens won it all, I believe.

Do you remember the insurance company. They sponsored a lot of Indiana high school/college basketball games on TV.

Last Edited: 2/14/2022 10:19:25 AM by bobcatsquared

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  Message Not Read  RE: So m Miami was in the mix for the same reason that Miami was in the mix for Matt Howard. They are 30 miles from home and the family could all see him play. Miami has been a good place for Eastern Indiana kids going back tany offers, so few slots
   Posted: 2/15/2022 10:32:29 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Borna, am I right that they used to have consolation game at the regionals? Maybe at the state final 4 as well? NCAA tournaments used to have consolation games as well. Remember the year Notre Dame made the final 4 in 1978 and lost to Arkansas in a close consolation game. Kentucky and Goose Givens won it all, I believe.

Do you remember the insurance company. They sponsored a lot of Indiana high school/college basketball games on TV.


Consolation games....I am not sure i remember those at the Regional level as we have always played 2 games in the AM and winners in the Final at night at that level.

NCAA def had Consolation.

Jpe Hall took over from Rupp and won in a short period of time. Robey, Givens, Kyle Macy (Peru IN....oldkatz knew him as a lil tyke at Indiana Tech) Williams and Shidler. That was an 8....48 58 78 98...they seem to win on 8s


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Winter comes and asks how you spent your summer.....

The game loves and rewards those who love and reward the game

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