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What does 2019 HOLD in store for IU Basketball

Coming off a 16-15 season in 2017-2018 for Indiana Hoosier Basketball is not acceptable for DIEHARD Hoosier fans. With the signing of a potential lottery pick in Romeo Langford, Archie Miller’s second campaign looks to be promising. With several new freshmen coming in, what will the season be like in 2018-19?

One can say that the future looks bright for the second season for Miller, but there are some people who think that it could be an up and down season for Indiana. But, as they say, only time will tell. It does help though that both Zach McRoberts, along with Juwan Morgan, will be back will take the load off of Langford. Langford, who was last years Mr. Basketball in Indiana, will have a teammate with him from the team in Robert Phinisee who played against each other in the 2016 Class 4A State Championship of which New Albany defeated McCutcheon. Those are the high schools that Langford and Phinisee went to.

As for Morgan, who averaged 16.4 ppg and 7.4 rpg last season, he will be a force down low which will help the Hoosiers. With McRoberts, who will be Langford’s backcourt mate, he is coming off a mediocre season last year average 6.0 ppg and 3.0 apg. This should help out Romeo as he is learning the ropes. Another person who should be able to help out this year for IU would be Justin Smith, who had some great moments on Tuesday in the 104-55 win over Chicago St.

They had no trouble with Montana St. in an 80-35 blowout, but the schedule will be tough next week when Indiana has a home game with Marquette and then travel to Fayetteville to face Arkansas a week from this Sunday.

Overall, they should be a top-five team in the B1G this year and make the NCAA Tournament, but it all heeds on how they will all be able to mesh together. If this is to so, this could be a special team and if that is the case will this be Romeo Langford’s only season wearing the Cream and Crimson in Bloomington?

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