Author: Mike Schumann

The 2024-25 Miami Heat frontcourt will have a heavy IU basketball influence. In addition to first round draft choice Kel’el Ware, former Indiana star Thomas Bryant will play for the NBA franchise next season.  Marc Stein appeared to be the first of many to report the news. It’s the second time in three years the Heat will have two former Hoosiers.  Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller both played for Miami in 2022-23. For Bryant, it will be a return season with the Heat. The 6-foot-10 Bryant is expected to return on a one-year contract at the NBA veteran minimum, around…

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Adam Howard keeps moving up the ranks within the IU basketball program. From manager, to graduate manager, the Indiana native is now full-time on the IU staff. IU coach Mike Woodson announced on Tuesday the addition of Howard to become the program’s Assistant Director of Recruiting and Operations. “Adam comes from a great basketball pedigree,” said Woodson in a release. “His father, Todd, is a legendary coach in this state. Adam has been a great asset for us in recruiting and we are excited to keep him on our staff as we continue to push this program further.” In The…

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Former IU basketball one-and-done star Romeo Langford has another opportunity lined up this summer. The New Albany, Ind. product appeared on the Philadelphia 76ers summer league roster released today. Langford is listed by Philadelphia at 6-foot-5 and 216 pounds. Now 24, Langford most recently played for the Salt Lake City Stars in the NBA G League, where he appeared in 17 games in 2023-24 and averaged 11.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 46.1 percent overall and 37.9 percent from three. Langford was drafted 14th overall by the Celtics in 2019.  He has played in the NBA over…

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Former IU basketball one-and-done star Jalen Hood-Schifino won’t play for the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. The Lakers reported Hood-Schifino underwent a successful lumbar microdiscectomy procedure on March 21.  He is still rehabilitating and was not included on their 2024 summer league roster released on Tuesday. Hood-Schifino appeared in just 21 games for the Lakers as a rookie and averaged 5.2 minutes and 1.6 points per game.  He spent time in the G League where he averaged 22 points and shot 43.2% from three. Injuries have plagued Hood-Schifino since his arrival in Los Angeles.   He also missed the first two…

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We’re four months away from what is becoming a highly anticipated edition of IU basketball. The Hoosiers appear to be a lock to open the season in the top-25 after what most believe was a strong offseason of roster construction by head coach Mike Woodson and his staff.  In their way-too-early top-25 published on Monday, ESPN kept the Hoosiers locked in at No. 18. But Indiana has gone just 63-40 overall during Woodson’s first three years, including a 31-29 mark in the Big Ten.  That underwhelming performance and an overhauled roster leaves plenty of uncertainty surrounding the 2024-25 Hoosiers. Here…

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Four years ago at this time he was just looking to make an NFL roster. Signed by the Tennessee Titans in 2020 after going undrafted out of Indiana, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is now entering his fifth season with the AFC franchise.  And he is now the longest-tenured offensive player with the Titans. Over the last four seasons, Westbrook-Ikhine has played in 61 games, with 30 starts.  He has caught 94 passes for 1,276 yards and 10 touchdowns. Westbrook-Ikhine signed a new 1-year, $2 million deal with the Titans during the offseason, but he says he’s taking nothing for granted going into…

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The Miami Heat announced today they have signed former IU center Kel’el Ware. The Heat selected Ware in the first round (15th overall) in the 2024 NBA Draft. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. Reports suggest the four-year deal is worth approximately $20.5 million to $22.5 million. According to Spotrac, Ware signed a 4 year , $22,512,733 contract with the Miami Heat, including $9,542,760 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,628,183. In 2024-25, Ware will earn a base salary of $4,655,040, while carrying a cap hit of $4,655,040 and a dead cap…

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Class of 2025 in-state 4-star forward Trent Sisley announced on Monday evening he’ll spend his final season of high school at Montverde Academy in Florida. Sisley announced that decision on his social media accounts on Monday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 Sisley averaged 24 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.9 steals per game this season as a junior at Heritage Hills H.S. He shot 60% from the field overall, and 35% from three on 78 attempts. At Heritage Hills Sisley played a lot on the block, but his future in college and beyond appears to be on the wing. …

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IU sophomore guard Kanaan Carlyle is learning from one of the best this week, earning an invitation to the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp. Carlyle is one of 12 student-athletes to earn an invitation to the elite camp, led by 19-year NBA All-Star Chris Paul. The camp, which is being held in Las Vegas from June 30 to July 3, teaches the attendees what it takes to play at the highest level and how to prepare for the hurdles they will face in college and then the NBA. It’s the same camp Jalen Hood-Schifino attended in 2022 before his Big…

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Former IU baseball player and alumnus Michael Earley was announced as the new head coach of  Texas A&M on Sunday. Earley is an Anderson, Ind. product.  He graduated from Anderson H.S. in 2006.  He played one season at Cincinnati before transferring to play for IU and head coach Tracy Smith for three seasons. Earley had a magnificent senior campaign for IU in 2010, finishing with a .352 average, 13 home runs and 15 stolen bases to garner Third Team All-Big Ten recognition.  He provided protection for his star teammate Alex Dickerson most of the season, helping the sophomore earn Big…

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