Big Ten Preview: Indiana Hoosiers


#1

#2

I still don’t have a little roster graphic, so here’s one from 3MW.


#3

I am concerned about their backcourt. Even if you think Langford is a sure thing, your banking on Devonte Green to be a legit starter (shaky at best) and then zero proven depth behind them. Morgan and Davis should be a dirty frontcourt though. Fitzner will be a nice addition to pair with either of those two as well off the bench with his shooting


#4

I know that 3MW hope that Phinisee will end up earning the starting PG spot, and think that might be more likely than Green holding onto it


#5

So how do they have room for 14 guys on their roster?


#6

Zach McRoberts is a walk-on.


#7

Archie impressed the entire state of Indiana by finally keeping a Mr Basketball winner home. We’ve seen lots of promising young talent not turn out the way we expect.
I’m not sold on the Hoosiers. PG is a question, the freshman are going to play like freshman, and outside of Langford, Morgan and maybe Davis, there are not solid players that would worry coaches.


#8

Dylan, one minor correction to an otherwise excellent article–the BTT is at the United Center in Chicago this year, not at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


#9

Oof. Brain fart, my mistake. Too bad too because the BTT is far more enjoyable in Indy :slight_smile:


#10

I agree, and this despite the fact that, aside from my four years in Ann Arbor (and a summer as a law clerk for a Detroit law firm), I have lived in Chicago or its suburbs for my entire life. In Indy, the tournament dominates–at the United Center, it seems like an afterthought.


#11

Indiana feels a bit like UM in profile, if not roster construction. Defense first, poor 3PT, offensive efficiency predicated almost entirely on good shot selection, flexible lineups.


#12

I think Smith will start, not Fitzner


#13

I didn’t make that graphic, FWIW.

However, it does sound like they might like Fitzner as a starter. Don’t think they are planning on starting Morgan at the 5. That could obviously change though.