Chris and Matt discourse the news of 3 top 100 recruits committing to Archie Miller, B1G conference partial schedule release, news of Indiana – Arizona series, and more.
So I decided to do what any IU fan currently does best, overanalyze what Gregg Marshall’s first 6 seasons as a D1 head basketball coach and compare it to Archie Miller’s first 6 years (Archie coached 6 seasons at Dayton before becoming IU’s HC).
My hope was that Archie’s first 6 seasons would stack up fairly well against against Marshall’s first 6 seasons. This would prove to me that Archie has the ability to evolve in the caliber of a coach that Marshall currently sits at.
My fear was that I would find that Marshall blew Archie out of the water at the beginning of his respective career.
What I found was..
Lets breakdown the important part of the trade. Oladipo just finished his 4th year in the NBA so I decided to compare the first 4 years of ‘Dipo and Paul George. They are certainly not the same player, but it is important to remember that Paul George was raw with talent in his first 4 years in the same way that Oladipo was. Upon comparison, ‘Dipo’s stats are eerily similar to Paul George’s. In fact they both had the exact same FG% (.434) and steals per game (1.5) over their first 4 years in the NBA.
In addition, Oladpio has improved his field goal % and 3 point % every single year since entering the NBA. While his points per game did take a small drop last season, one should expect that from anybody joining alongside ball-heavy Westbrook. Expect Oladipo to increase his scoring average considerably next season.