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2022 NBA Draft will crush a Big Ten narrative, while it reminds of IU basketball recruiting misses – The Daily Hoosier

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That’s a well-known fact — the Big Ten Conference hasn’t produced an NCAA tournament champion since Tom Izo and Michigan State University won the crown in 2000 — a drought for 22 years.

Most experts say that the March league’s futileness is due to a physical playing style that doesn’t translate into postseason, and even discourages high-end high school talent from joining the league’s team in the first place.

“The biggest challenge for the league was being able to hire NBA-level talent throughout the conference.” ESPN’s Myron Medcalf said last year In a discussion about why Big Ten didn’t hold the trophy for generations.

It cannot be denied in the recruitment circle. The physicality of the Big Ten is a concern and is used by coaches outside the league as a negative tool. In essence, “Don’t go there. You won’t be beaten to get to the NBA.”

Overall, the story was accurate.

In 2016 Study by Matt Norlander of CBS SportsThe Big Ten was the last of the six major conferences when it came to the NBA’s first round draft options from 1996 to 2015. And even if you’ve added the options for the first round of the Big Ten to the next six drafts while hosting other leagues, there’s an update here. At the 2015 level, it’s still in the last place. In fact, the Big Ten has only one first round pick in each of the last two drafts.

But it’s all changing on Thursday night.

According to most simulated NBA drafts, including the latest update to ESPN on Thursday, Big Ten needs to let five players hear their name called in the first round.

To be drafted in today’s NBA, you need to be able to grow in a free-flowing style on the open court. Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, Jonathan Davis, Malakai Brannam and EJ Liddell all do that. I’m playing with Big Ten.

To be sure, Big Ten didn’t magically cure everything that stylistically afflicted it. It’s still too physical to produce a product to translate in March.

And hiring hasn’t taken off suddenly in the league.

In fact, Branham (247Sports Composite No. 38) and Liddell (44) may have been reasonably considered potential NBA players, but lottery candidates Ivey (89) and Davis (164). As for, the so-called experts have come a long way. ), Murray (334).

However, when five players from the Big Ten were called on Thursday night, the idea that the Big Ten would undermine the chance to reach the NBA flattened and suddenly became a recruitment counter punch for Mike Woodson and other members of the league.

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Credits – via Instagram’s Blake Wesley

Former Indian head coach Archie Mirror recently I did a frank interview He admitted that his greatest regret from his time in Indiana was his approach to hiring.

With only 13 scholarship spots available, talent assessments are mission-critical to college staff, and the first round of Thursday night could also blame Miller’s scouting ability while at IU.

Ivy is a product in the state and many considered it to be the most complete native hooder in its class in 2020. But Miller didn’t offer Ivy a scholarship, even though he dropped him to the IU team camp in 2018. That day, he burned the net at the Simon Skjot Assembly Hall, showing the potential of the NBA in the future.

Indeed, Ivy, a South Bend product and son of Neil, a Notre Dame female coach, thought she would be at home. But, as it turned out, it was a misconception.

Another South Bend product, Blake Wesley, actually received an offer from Indiana and had a mutual interest for some time. But I clearly remember when my father said in August 2020 that his family hadn’t been contacted by IU staff for months. This was a recruitment that had a chance to win if Indiana pushed hard with the right message.

The message had to be exactly what the University of Notre Dame did this year. Hold the ball in your hand and let it go. Wesley averaged 14.4 points per game as a true freshman. He was exactly the two-way athletic scoring wing that the Hoosiers lost between 2021 and 22. He will also be drafted in the first round on Thursday.

Finally, there were three chances for Indianapolis product Jay Claravia to land from Lawrence Central HS Mirror. First before committing to SIU-Edwardsville, then after resuming recruitment after a coaching change and landing in Indiana.

The last chance to land Laravia came at the wrong time, just as Miller’s tenure at IU had collapsed.

However, his 14.6 points per game at Wake Forest and 38.4% of the shots from behind Ark as a modern 6’9 Stretch 4 were another big asset for the Hoosiers.

This Thursday, Laravia will also serve as yet another reminder of what might have happened, perhaps hearing his name called in the first round.

La Ravia and Wesley were also two big mistakes on the recruitment site. Wesley was 121st, but Larabia wasn’t fully ranked.


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