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Welcome to another edition of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint production between The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall where we highlight the five most essential IU basketball stories of the past week, plus take a look at how the other IU sports programs are doing.
One more offseason week is in the books, which means we’re now one week closer to the Mike Woodson era tipping off in Bloomington.
In the meantime, we’ll keep you up to date on all of the most important stories involving your Hoosiers.
Let’s get to this week’s:
• Class of 2022 commit CJ Gunn suffers a broken wrist.
• Chris Reynolds tabbed to head NCAA DI men’s basketball committee in 2022-2023
• IU’s new president Pamela Whitten tours the IU athletic campus
• Indiana adds UNC Asheville to its non-conference slate for 2021-22
• Under a month until Indiana’s Bahamas trip
• Hoosier Roundup
Banner #1 – Class of 2022 commit CJ Gunn suffers a broken wrist
Indiana’s lone commit for 2022, CJ Gunn, suffered a broken left wrist on Thursday while competing at the Peach Jam. The injury is not considered serious, but it may keep Gunn out of action for up to five weeks.
If there is a silver lining, the injury was to the left wrist and not Gunn’s shooting hand. Not only does that alleviate concern for lingering issues going forward, but it will also allow Gunn to continue to work on several skills during his recovery.
You can read more details on Inside the Hall: CJ Gunn suffers broken left wrist at Peach Jam
Banner #2 – Chris Reynolds tabbed to head NCAA DI men’s basketball committee in 2022-23
The success of former Indiana players continued this week when former Indiana guard, Chris Reynolds, was selected to chair the NCAA DI men’s basketball committee.
Reynolds played at Indiana from 1989-1993 during one of the most successful stretches in IU history. He was on two Big Ten Championship teams in 1991 and 1993, and the Final Four squad in 1992.
Reynolds currently serves as the vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Bradley.
Banner #3 – IU’s new president Pamela Whitten tours the IU athletics campus
Some fun images came out of Bloomington this week when new Indiana University President Pamela Whitten took time to tour the Indiana athletics facility with AD Scott Dolson.
Whitten assumed her new post on July 1 and is no doubt getting a crash course in all things IU. With the recent success of so many of IU’s athletic teams, she will have the good fortune of presiding over what many are calling a potential golden age of Indiana athletics.
President Whitten also displayed a pretty tight spiral on Twitter as she threw a little touchdown pass to Indiana Football coach, Tom Allen, during her tour of Memorial Stadium. Welcome to Hoosier Nation, President Whitten! Nice pass!
Banner #4 – Indiana adds UNC Asheville to its non-conference slate for 2021-22
Another date on the non-conference schedule has been filled. Indiana will host UNC Asheville at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Dec. 29th.
UNC Asheville is a part of the Big South Conference and finished last season with a 10-10 record. Last season UNC-A was a fast-paced, high-scoring team, who struggled on the defensive end to keep their opponents from scoring. This should be an interesting matchup and a test for Indiana’s transition defense.
This addition brings the total of non-conference games for the Hoosier to eight.
Banner #5 – Under a month until Indiana’s Bahamas trip
Indiana’s much an anticipated trip to the Bahamas is less than a month away. It is scheduled for Aug. 10-16. While there, Indiana will play a pair of exhibition games against BC Mega, a professional team from Serbia. Indiana fans will get their first glimpse at a Mike Woodson-led Indiana team, and all the new additions on the roster for 2021-22.
The games are not slated to be televised, however, there will be no shortage of media coverage from the event with all of the buzz that is surrounding the Indiana Basketball program.
Banner #6 – Hoosier Roundup
• Ali Patberg Named NCAA Woman of the Year Candidate
• Berger, Bezerra and Capobianco Named IU Athletes of the Year
• Indiana Ink: The Permanent Art of Indiana Football
• Tom Allen Named to Dodd Trophy Watch List
• Six Hoosiers Selected In MLB Draft
• ‘Locked In’—Jaquez Smith Aims To Be Receiver Ready
• High Expectations Loom Again for Indiana Men’s Soccer
• Drew Johansen’s Divers ‘Prepared to Challenge the World’
• Crider Earns Spot on CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division 1 Football Team
Thanks for your continued support for The Assembly Call. We’ll be back next weekend with a new roundup.
Now go enjoy yourself a 6-banner Sunday.