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6-Banner Sunday: Logan Duncomb’s new perspective on life
May 9, 2021
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Welcome to a different version of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint manufacturing between The Meeting Name and Contained in the Corridor the place we spotlight the 5 most important IU basketball tales of the previous week, plus check out how the opposite IU sports activities packages are doing.
Memorial Stadium hosted commencement on Saturday as the subsequent class of IU college students formally grew to become graduates. In the meantime, the IU basketball offseason continues to forge forward.
Mike Woodson spoke with native columnists final week and shared extra particulars about his transition to IU. Woodson additionally made an look on The Area of 68 Podcast with A.J. Guyton.
“I wish to win and I would like them (the gamers) to expertise profitable as a result of it might be nothing like they’ve ever seen of their life at Indiana College,” Woodson mentioned. “I’m going to push you together with my employees to get again to the highest.”
Within the new class of 2021 247Sports rankings, Tamar Bates was as much as No. 26 and Logan Duncomb got here in No. 62. That is the primary class since 2018 that Indiana has a number of incoming freshmen within the top-100, per 247Sports.
IU assistant coach Dane Fife joined this week’s version of Podcast on the Brink, which you’ll hearken to right here. Former IU guard Devonte Inexperienced joined a particular version of Hoosier Storytime with Meeting Name. The weekly present of Meeting Name Radio can be discovered right here.
• Indiana signee Logan Duncomb’s new perspective on life • Dane Fife talks offseason exercises, expectations for subsequent season • Contained in the Corridor concludes season wrap-ups • Indiana introduces Mike Stump, Anitra Home to help employees. • Winners and losers within the Huge Ten this offseason • Hoosier Roundup
Indiana signee Logan Duncomb’s new perspective on life
Throughout his senior 12 months at Archbishop Moeller Excessive Faculty in Cincinnati, Indiana basketball signee Logan Duncomb has handled grief after the loss of life of his good friend Michael Currin.
Logan was a sophomore after they grew to become buddies, whereas enjoying collectively on the Moeller basketball workforce. Currin, who was a grade above Logan, grew to become a job mannequin. He all the time talked to Logan and made him really feel welcome. If Logan made a mistake, Currin would all the time be encouraging.
However final September, Logan spent the evening at a good friend’s home when he was woke up at 6 a.m. He was instructed that Currin was in a critical automobile accident and in important situation on the hospital. Currin died every week later.
The tragedy spurred Logan to take a look at the world otherwise and he’s gained a higher appreciation for all times. He tells these near him that he loves them extra typically.
“I simply attempt to reside like Currin,” Logan mentioned. “Simply reside as much as his values, which was being sort to everybody. Let everybody in with an open coronary heart.”
All through his senior 12 months, Logan tried to reflect Currin’s character. He invited his youthful teammates to gatherings. He talked to them and made them really feel welcome. If Logan noticed a teammate having a nasty day, he’d discuss to them. Within the classroom, he’s close to the highest of his graduating class with a weighted GPA of 4.65. Logan plans to reach in Bloomington in June the place he’ll begin exercises with IU.
“Don’t overlook them,” Logan mentioned. “Bear in mind them. Attempt to reside out your life as they need you to. Dwell of their picture.”
Dane Fife talks offseason exercises, expectations for subsequent season
IU assistant coach Dane Fife spoke with Contained in the Corridor about Indiana’s offseason exercises and expectations for subsequent 12 months. Early on, Fife and the employees have been placing their deal with fundamentals.
“For the shortage of a greater time period, let’s tighten up sure expertise which might be missing, the fundamentals,” Fife mentioned. “It’s to not put the fault or blame on anybody apart from we’re attempting to develop our personnel. We might do that if it have been 12 months 5, if it have been 12 months three and we’re definitely going to do it in 12 months one.”
It’s been little observations, Fife mentioned, like telling Trey Galloway to get extra air underneath his shot. Making correct passes that enable a shooter to catch the ball in rhythm. Advising Trayce Jackson-Davis to take a breath earlier than capturing his free throws.
Just lately, Fife has been watching movie on Rob Phinisee, observing the way to put Phinisee in higher conditions to achieve success.
“I used to be shocked at what number of pictures Rob took when he was transferring virtually full pace laterally,” Fife mentioned. “I’m considering, gosh, these are powerful pictures… I believe there’s a easy repair that may actually assist him.”
Contained in the Corridor concludes season wrap-ups
Contained in the Corridor printed its last installment of retrospective items, reviewing Archie Miller, workforce protection and workforce offense from final season.
In March, Miller was fired after 4 seasons on the helm in Bloomington. He failed to steer the Hoosiers to a NCAA Match look in a tenure that was riddled with inconsistencies. In his last season, Indiana misplaced six consecutive video games to finish the 12 months. Miller was booed off the court docket after Indiana’s loss to Rutgers within the first spherical of the Huge Ten event.
Indiana’s offense final season was typically stagnant. It’s 3-point and 2-point capturing percentages each dropped from the earlier season. There was additionally a major decline in success on the offensive glass.
On protection, Indiana began the season with a few of its greatest numbers underneath Miller, however then fell aside throughout Huge Ten play. Defensive rotations have been typically sluggish and communication was poor. They did, nevertheless, put up some nice efficiency in opposition to Iowa, but additionally allowed 52 second-half factors in opposition to Michigan State.
Indiana introduces Mike Stump, Anitra Home to help employees
IU added two extra members to its help employees final week. Mike Stump was added because the workforce and recruiting analyst and Anitra Home because the Assistant to the Head Coach.
Stump graduated from Cathedral Excessive Faculty in Indianapolis earlier than working as a supervisor for the College of Kentucky’s basketball workforce. He labored with Karl-Anthony Cities, Devin Booker and Jamal Murray throughout his time with the Wildcats. He additionally held teaching positions at Broad Ripple and Cathedral Excessive Colleges, in addition to a place with the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants.
Home first met Mike Woodson throughout his profession at IU, serving as his tutor. Woodson went on to grow to be the primary particular person in his household to earn a university diploma.
Home graduated from Silver Creek Excessive Faculty and finally completed a bachelor’s diploma in secondary schooling/social research and a grasp’s diploma in studying. She labored within the IU athletic division as a tutor beginning in 1974 earlier than accepting a full-time job in 1979. She retired from her place as Director of Eligibility and Programs in 2014. However now, she’s making her return.
Winners and losers within the Huge Ten this offseason
It’s been a loopy month for school basketball because the switch portal has precipitated quite a lot of transferring elements. Contained in the Corridor picked winners and losers within the Huge Ten to date.
Winners: Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue.
Losers: Iowa, Illinois, Rutgers, Northwestern.
Nonetheless to be determined: Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin.
To recap IU’s actions, they introduced in new head coach Mike Woodson together with assistants Dane Fife and Yasir Rosemond, whereas retaining Kenya Hunter. Additionally they added Thad Matta in an off-court function.
On the roster, Indiana misplaced Armaan Franklin, Al Durham and Joey Brunk within the switch portal. However the Hoosiers are bringing transfers Miller Kopp and Xavier Johnson, in addition to four-star freshmen Tamar Bates and Logan Duncomb. Woodson additionally satisfied 4 of the Hoosiers initially within the switch portal to remain at IU. Plus, Trayce Jackson-Davis is staying for his junior season.
By Aaron (Ari) Shifron
Soccer and Baseball had big weeks, as the previous is onto the Elite Eight of the NCAA Match and the latter has taken the Huge Ten lead. Additionally, Soccer had some off discipline information and Males’s Golf is off to postseason play for the primary time in eight years.
• Soccer beat St. Francis Brooklyn and Marquette of their first two NCAA Match Video games to advance to the Elite Eight. Additionally, star ahead Victor Bezerra was named a finalist for Participant of The 12 months in School Soccer.
• Baseball closed out a sequence victory over Iowa to re-take the highest spot within the Huge Ten, permitting Cole Barr to be named named Convention Participant of The Week. They then beat Rutgers twice, earlier than falling to Nebraska, however Huge Ten lead remains to be in tact for now.
• 4 former Hoosier Soccer gamers signed to play within the NFL. Additionally they introduced a recreation with Colorado State in 2026.
• Water Polo ended their season with a loss to Cal.
• Softball misplaced the sequence finale to Michigan State, however swept a sequence from Penn State with two doubleheader victories.
• Males’s Golf completed sixth on the Huge Ten Championships to earn an NCAA Match bid.
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