I’m not allowed to read every tweet about Indiana Hoose fans, but I’m sure that’s enough to get a few of you excited.
I mean, this is Indiana, after all, a Hoosier basketball team that was not very good this year and now has a great new coach.
We’re in the middle of a new recruiting cycle, and Indiana is looking to add a new star in De’Aaron Fox and a young guard in Tyler Ulis.
The Hoos have some of the best players in the country in Fox, Ulis, and other guys who are going to help them win.
I’m sure there are still fans who are upset that they can’t see the tweets because of Indiana’s recent firing of Frank Haith.
However, I do understand that you are upset because Indiana fans were pissed off.
Indiana has not won a single game since the 2017-18 season.
In fact, it hasn’t won a game since 2014-15.
But the Hoos are so good right now that they’re really the only reason that they have a chance to win a national championship.
They’re the best team in the conference, and if you can’t read their tweets, then maybe you should not watch them.
This is what happens when a college basketball team is not winning.
This is why you have to watch them on TV.
Anyway, it’s time for the 2017 NBA Draft, and the Hoas are in a bit of a tough spot.
So let’s go through each draft class, and see if they could make a move in 2017-2018.
Kentucky Wildcats (via Houston Rockets)Top five players: Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Josh Jackson, Myles Turner, Jabari JohnsonThe Wildcats have three players who are projected as first rounders, and three of them have been selected in the top 10 of the ESPN 100 rankings.
Parker has the most upside in this class, with more upside than all but two other players in this group.
Jabari Parker is one of the most exciting prospects in this draft class.
Source: ESPN.com/Jeff GoodmanThe Wildcats are hoping to draft Myles Tristan Thompson and Josh Jackson.
They’re also hoping to get Jabari Smith.
They could also target a young, skilled big man who can guard anyone.
Jackson is the best prospect in this bunch, but it would be nice to see more production from him as a rookie.
I’m excited to see what the Cavs do with him.
Tristan Thompson was drafted #1 overall in the 2017 Draft.
He was the second overall pick in 2018 and was traded to the Knicks in the offseason.
He averaged 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds in 36 games with the Knicks.
He’s a skilled small forward who can defend.
Josh Jackson is the third player selected in this year’s draft.
He had some problems for the University of Kentucky, shooting 42% from three-point range and getting beat by some players for stretches.
The 6-10 power forward averaged 9.4 points and 6.3 rebounds in 16 games for the Wildcats this season.
The team is looking for an offensive spark from Jackson.
Myles Turner was a highly-touted recruit who was ranked as a top-30 player in the class of 2021.
He started the season at Kentucky, but he tore his ACL against Clemson and missed the rest of the season.
He’ll need to improve his shot if he wants to get back into the NBA.
Kyle Anderson, the 5th overall pick, has been a solid pro in the D-League this season for the Portland Trail Blazers.
He shot 42% on three-pointers and grabbed 8.3 boards.
He can play on both sides of the floor and is a decent rebounder.
Anderson will have to be a bit more consistent to be considered a top prospect in the NBA, but his upside is certainly there.2.
Michigan Wolverines (via Washington Wizards)Top 5 players: Malik Monk, Josh Hart, Tyler Uliss, Trey Lyles, Marcus Paige, Jordan ClarksonSource: ESPN/John BazemoreIf the Wolverines were going to draft Malik Monk and Josh Hart in the next few years, they probably would have done so this year.
Monk and Hart are both guards who are considered NBA-ready, and Monk and Lyles are both good shooters who can shoot the three.
Lyles is a big, strong center with great size.
Monk is a good shooter, and both of these guys are likely to be able to contribute in the pros.3.
Arizona Wildcats (by Washington Wizards via Arizona)Top Five players: Brandon Ingram, Jayson Tatum, Jabril Toney, Jaron Blossomgame, De’Andre AytonSources: ESPN3.1. Florida