Taber’s running again

Indiana junior big man Tijan Jobe met with the media for the first time today, and among the topics he discussed was his roommate, Kyle Taber.

Taber, the lone returning scholarship player for the Hoosiers, had knee surgery in late August and is expected to be out until at least early November.

According to Jobe, though, Taber has begun working out at Assembly Hall again.

“He’s been doing some work, all non-contact, but just running by himself,” Jobe said.

In the meantime, Jobe and freshman forward Tom Pritchard have been facing each other frequently (being the only true big men on the team) with assitant coaches Roshown McLeod and Bennie Seltzer filling in when needed.

Jobe was asked if he could get the better of McLeod, a former Duke player and first-round pick in the NBA draft whose career was cut early by injury.

His answer?

“Probably. Maybe.”