Indiana basketball outplayed again & more takeaways in Northwestern loss

Indiana's Jalen Hood-Schifino (1)
Indiana's Jalen Hood-Schifino (1) /
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Indiana’s Jalen Hood-Schifino (1) /

#1. Jalen Hood-Schifino is too good to stay in Bloomington for more than one year

Unfortunately for Indiana basketball fans, it would be a complete shock to me if Jalen Hood-Schifino is wearing the cream & crimson any longer than the 2022-23 season. If he’s not a first-round draft pick, I don’t know basketball.

In 35 minutes of action, Hood-Schifino posted a career-high 33 points on 12-for-17 shooting and 5-for-7 from beyond the arc, adding in three rebounds, three assists, but also six turnovers.

Hood-Schifino was hitting nearly every shot he took and couldn’t be slowed down by the stout defense of the Northwestern Wildcats, but it was almost a waste because the Hoosiers could not get any stops defensively.

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Don’t get me wrong, Hood-Schifino definitely needs to improve his defensive IQ and effort, along with just taking care of the ball more, but if we get efforts as we saw from him offensively, maybe creating more shots than taking, I don’t see how he lasts another season in Bloomington before his debut in the NBA.

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