#2. Jalen Hood-Schifino makes plays for the Hoosiers with double-digit assists
Jalen Hood-Schifino totaled the most assists (12) in an Indiana basketball player’s first two games of his career since at least 1996-97, surpassing Robert Johnson (2014-15) and Jamarcus Ellis (2007-08) who both added up 11 assists in their first two games.
Hood-Schifino will continue to be the primary playmaker as Xavier Johnson continues to find his rhythm at the start of the season. The freshman will likely play the most minutes on the team and play with all eight Hoosiers that play consistently.
With eight assists in his second college game, look for Hood-Schifino to find shooters like Miller Kopp and Tamar Bates on the outside while helping get big men like Trayce Jackson-Davis and Malik Reneau the ball early and often to establish an inside-out game.