“Indiana basketball is the *bleep*”: 3 takeaways from Hoosier Hysteria

Indiana Head Coach Mike Woodson
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Anyone attending or paying attention to Indiana basketball knows that Hoosier Hysteria this year was a big deal. What a show put on by the Hoosiers and a great showing by Hoosier Nation. From Mike Woodson swearing to G Herbo performing at center court, the hype for the Hoosiers this season is alive and well.

Three takeaways from Hoosier Hysteria

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Indiana’s Jalen Hood-Schifino is introduced during Hoosier Hysteria for the basketball programs at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. /

#3. Jalen Hood-Schifino has a lot of eyes on him

If his introduction to Assembly Hall was any tell, Jalen Hood-Schifino has a lot of swagger and confidence for an 18-year-old freshman that is expected to do a lot of big things for the Hoosiers this season. Hood-Schifino is a top 25 recruit from the 2022 class that has NBA-talent if he continues to develop and thrive alongside Trayce Jackson-Davis.

His length, size, and athleticism for a natural point guard is something that Indiana basketball fans haven’t really seen in quite some time. He was included in the starting group for the six-minute scrimmage that was put on by Mike Woodson, alongside Xavier Johnson, Miller Kopp, Race Thompson, and Trayce Jackson-Davis. The one downside, the starters lost to the backups in that quick scrimmage.

“I think we’re building something really special.”

Earlier in the day, Mike Woodson and the Indiana basketball program hosted its first ever pro day where all 30 NBA teams were represented, and one NBA scout had a lot of high praise for the freshman guard from Montverde Academy. It’s starting to look like Hood-Schifino is becoming a real possibility of being a one-and-done and possibly out of Bloomington and onto the NBA as soon as next season.