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Historically, Purdue athletics was self-funded with sports revenue. Cordova tapped into the revenue to fund pet projects, all the while increasing tuition much higher than inflation rate and denying Indiana residents admission in favor of foreign students who pay >2X tuition.
….and don’t forget that Cordova’s husband had a made up, bullshit job where he was paid like 300k yearly to do absolutely nothing.
 
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bonefish1

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I think that misses the point. Purdue as a team gets assists on about 60% of its made field goals and 88% of its made three point shots. Purdue is a very good passing team. You don’t really want every basket to be assisted because it is important to be scoring in a variety of ways. Also, Painter likes a lot of ball reversals before getting a shot. IT and Hunter move the ball early in the possession which is what Painter wants. Carr historically is the kind of player who tries to break down the defense on his own and that is rarely going to be as hard to defend as the offense that Purdue runs. Maybe he’s being used differently at Texas, but what I saw at Minnesota is not what Purdue needs in its offense.
Finally, a legit conversation…. My argument would be that against Carr, teams have to defend both dribble penetration (which always seems to kill Purdue) while also trying to defend the 3 point line.
If you have a guy who can break down the D and dribble penetrate, it forces help D, which then gets the D into rotations and that’s what frees up shooters or your bigs underneath.
Carr and Ivey would have been the best backcourt tandem in the country. But alas…
 

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Finally, a legit conversation…. My argument would be that against Carr, teams have to defend both dribble penetration (which always seems to kill Purdue) while also trying to defend the 3 point line.
If you have a guy who can break down the D and dribble penetrate, it forces help D, which then gets the D into rotations and that’s what frees up shooters or your bigs underneath.
Carr and Ivey would have been the best backcourt tandem in the country. But alas…
I agree with most of what you are saying, but I think that Purdue is already better at creating good scoring opportunities than possibly any team in the country, as the offense is constructed. The primary scoring options are at the 2, 3, and especially 5, so having high efficiency, space creating, role players at the 1 and 4 is ideal.

Regardless, I see your point and it makes logical sense. We just have different views about how it would play out in practice, but we will never know for sure.

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I haven’t seen video of Smith dunking but you can see from the videos that are out there that he can from some of his rebounds and putbacks. However, I remember seeing one of LewJacks AAU videos where he two handed an inbound pass and then he maybe had one in-game dunk during his entire career.
I just posted a clip from his game last night first he dunks it after one of his 9 steals had 2 dunks in the first game as well. twitter oldboiler52 also of note he is now a legit contender for MR. Basketball as per the Indy Star
 

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His dad says 38 follow me on twitter I have seen countless dunks and two goal tending calls kid can fly
I’m not on Twitter. Someone did post video of him dunking, so now I agree, he can dunk. Which is great, I didn’t believe it until I saw it.
 

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I’m not on Twitter. Someone did post video of him dunking, so now I agree, he can dunk. Which is great, I didn’t believe it until I saw it.
Proclaims Marcus Carr would have been a great addition to Purdue basketball team, based on innuendo, without having proof that it really would be a good thing. Doesn't believe Smith can dunk until he actually sees irrefutable evidence for himself...

Classic...
 
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Proclaims Marcus Carr would have been a great addition to Purdue basketball team, based on innuendo, without having proof that it really would be a good thing. Doesn't believe Smith can dunk until he actually sees irrefutable evidence for himself...

Classic...
Lenny is a walking contradiction. I'm not even positive he understands how much he is mocked on here.

He's our own version of courtsense.
 
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bonefish1

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Proclaims Marcus Carr would have been a great addition to Purdue basketball team, based on innuendo, without having proof that it really would be a good thing. Doesn't believe Smith can dunk until he actually sees irrefutable evidence for himself...

Classic...
Do you have proof Carr wouldn’t have been a great addition?
All I know is he would have been a major upgrade over IT and Hunter. That’s not debatable.
 
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Lenny is a walking contradiction. I'm not even positive he understands how much he is mocked on here.

He's our own version of courtsense.
BBQ thinks people on an internet chat board care. Fascinating….
 

bonefish1

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Proclaims Marcus Carr would have been a great addition to Purdue basketball team, based on innuendo, without having proof that it really would be a good thing. Doesn't believe Smith can dunk until he actually sees irrefutable evidence for himself...

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Carr only had 20 against West Virginia the other night. He stinks.
 

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Do you have proof Carr wouldn’t have been a great addition?
All I know is he would have been a major upgrade over IT and Hunter. That’s not debatable.

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