Originally Posted by bucksfan2
The whole "were better off now than we were 5 years ago" line of thinking is getting old. Your IU basketball, you supposed to be good. It takes 1-2 years to build a club from nothing to something, especially with IU's pedigree.
IU may have tough sledding next season. Losing Hulls, Oladipo, Zeller and Watford is going to be a tough task to overcome. The only guy currently on their roster who has a chance at becoming a B1G award winner next season is Ferrell.
It's not a quick turnaround when you have to start from scratch. And the program right now is better off than it has been since Knight was there. Sure they had a great run under Davis in 2002, but that was fool's gold. Davis was a horrible coach, and what followed was not surprising.
Next year's team will not be as good as this year's was, but they still have a good chance to be very good. Sheehey will be an above average starter. They have a 6'9" freshman coming in that is a projected 2014 lottery pick. And they have 2 other 6'8" guys who were top 40 recruits last year. They will need contributions from somewhat unknown commodities, but the talent is there. They won't be as good as OSU or MSU, but those two teams could easily be top 5.