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#1. Jalen Hood-Schifino is unreal

An Indiana basketball freshman hasn’t had this much excitement and buzz surrounding him since Romeo Langford in 2018-19. We all remember how that turned out…

Jalen Hood-Schifino showed why he has so much excitement around him this upcoming season with confident jump shots and behind-the-back finishes at the rim. Hood-Schifino totaled 15 points, five assists, one block, and one steal along with just one turnover in 22 minutes played.

Leading this offense is going to be the biggest responsibility that Hood-Schifino takes on this season, as he has a realistic shot to make a case for an All-Big Ten team and even beyond that if he plays at this high of a level once the season begins.

Am I getting really excited for the upcoming season? Yes. Is Hood-Schifino going to be one of the best freshmen to ever play in an Indiana basketball uniform? We shall see.

Next. Jalen Hood-Schifino will be the Hoosiers MVP. dark