I’m not gonna write you a basketball blog …

cause you asked for it.

Well, actually, I guess I will.

Somebody calling themselves Dynasty (a 1980s soap opera fan, I assume) commented below seeking basketball news. So, here goes.

A person with direct knowledge of the situation told me today that Armon Bassett is still hoping to stay at IU and play basketball. He expects to hear something this week about his status with the team. As we’ve been reporting, it appears as though his grades will have a major impact on whether he’s reinstated.

There have been reports on some message boards that Bassett has decided to leave Indiana and transfer to a nearby school. One report said he has already visited Cincinnati.

But I know his desire is still to play for the Hoosiers next year.

I’m still trying to figure out the situation with Miles Plumlee. The 6-10 big man in the class of 2008 has requested his release from Stanford. He had an offer from former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson, but it is unclear how familiar new coach Tom Crean is with the versatile forward who played his high school ball in North Carolina but is from Warsaw, Indiana.


  1. Miles would cerrtainly help low post…is he giving any thought to playing w/his brother…where were we when he was actively in the process?

  2. Making Bassett and Ellis work for a spot on the team in a good idea. I don’t think they should be able to walk on and off the team when they want. Sounds as if they have chose to hold out. If they want to return I say Coach Crean should take a look and see if they fit what he is trying to build this season. If not then they should have shown a little more interest when new coach came to town.

  3. I live in North Carolina and saw the Plumlee brothers play against our school’s team. Miles is the real deal. Confident, strong, moves well with the ball, good shooter good passer, great rebounder. His younger brother Mason (Duke-bound)needs to add strength and weight before he can make an impact in college.

    Miles would be an excellent PF/C addition for IU.

  4. Kick both Ellis and Basset’s ass to the curb. Trouble from day one and kids who should never have been allowed at IU.

    Thank Mike Davis for Bassett and Sampson for Ellis.

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