Paul Oren of The Times, Bleacher Report, & Valparaiso University talks to us about Valparaiso Basketball’s transition from The Horizon Conference to the Missouri Valley Conference, Alec Peters getting drafted to the Phoenix Suns, the Drew Era, new HC Matt Lottich, and a look into the off-season.
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..
Top MMA Fighters From Indiana.
Indiana is most well known for the quantity and quality of basketball talent that it produces. Despite that, the state has produced a number of high quality MMA fighters. A common theme is that northwest Indiana produces the majority of this talent. Take a look at the top MMA fighters that call or have called the Hoosier State home.
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.