Evan White officially a Hoosier

Evan White, the freshman who was on an extended tryout with the men’s basketball team, has earned a spot. He’ll officially be added to the roster on Wednesday. Tom Crean’s team now has six walkons. White is a 6-foot guard from Harding, in Fort Wayne.

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  • DD #1

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 8:08 AM EDT

    Wow. Six walk-ons.

    I wonder how many of them will NOT be on the team next year after the incoming class arrives.

  • Eric #2

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 8:14 AM EDT


    I’m wondering the same thing, I’m sure that it will help out in practice, but that is a lot of walk-on’s for one team. It is a shame that this is what has to happen in the aftermath of the previous staff. Go HOOSIERS!!!!!

  • Big E #3

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 10:50 AM EDT

    No doubt it’s a short-term fix, just too bad they couldn’t scrounge up a 6’9″ walk-on from someplace…..

  • Jeff #4

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 12:30 PM EDT

    I hear you Big E.

    Where’s a Joe Haarman or Jason Stewart when you need one?

  • Brian #5

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 12:39 PM EDT

    Joe Haarman was ahead of his time!!

  • peegs_anti_reverse_pick_pocket #6

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 1:02 PM EDT

    Im sure most of the kids know that they wont be here next year, unless they have incredible break out seasons.

  • Zappatista #7

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 1:16 PM EDT

    I can garantee you that either way for most of them, especially the last couple that had ‘try outs’; it will be the thrill of their lifetime just to be there.

  • eric #8

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 1:33 PM EDT

    Anybody heard anything about the recruits who backed out at Arizona once Olsen said he was retiring? Could IU have a chance at any of them? What a clustermess that is at AZ; they had Kevin O’Neill lined up as Olsen’s successor, only to have Lute decide to come back, which ran O’Neill off, and now they’re in fall practice and Lute abruptly retires. That almost rivals IU’s turmoil of the last year ……… almost.

  • You know me #9

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 1:35 PM EDT

    At least he is an Indiana All-Star….has to mean something.

  • JeremyK #10

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 1:58 PM EDT

    Congrats to Evan, welcome to the Hoosiers! However, i think we’ve got enough guards now.

  • Shawn T. #11

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 2:03 PM EDT

    I go to the all star games every year, what all star team was the White kid on, I cant find his name in the all star books from last year or the year before, I done some more checking and I cant find his name even on an honorable mention.

  • Chris Korman #12

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 3:35 PM EDT

    Shawn T.,

    You’re right. I can’t find his name on the Indiana All-Star roster.

    We got that fact from a press release put out by IU; but it is poor reporting by us to not check it.

    I’ll do some more checking into this.

  • Jared Poertner #13

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 8:07 PM EDT

    Shawn T.,

    I was the one who originally reported that White was an Indiana All-Star, and it was my mistake not to double check the press release.

    Lessons to be learned.

    I just wanted to take the blame and apologize for the error.


  • phil t #14

    Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:37 PM EDT

    what ever happened to the crack of dawn tryouts for walk-ons? what ever happened to the tryouts where the walkons had to earn the respect of the coaches and were rewarded with a position on the squad? now they just appoint a player as a walk-on…lame

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