Noreen still visiting, but next week

Jerry Noreen, the father of Minneapolis Transitions forward Kevin Noreen, said his son is still scheduled to visit Indiana despite Guy Marc-Michel’s signing. However, he said there was a misunderstanding between the two parties and that Noreen will be in Bloomington next weekend instead of this weekend.

Guy-Marc Michel signs with Indiana

Guy-Marc Michel

Guy-Marc Michel, a 7-foot-1 center from North Idaho College, signed a letter of intent with Indiana on Friday, he and his coach Jared Phay said.

(Korman here: We believe his first name is pronounced like it would rhyme with bee, and not like the word you’d use to describe a random male person. His last name is pronounced like my mom’s name, Michelle, but with a French accent. So, MEEshell. Happy mother’s day, mom, by the way. To you too, Mrs. Dopirak. And now back to Dustin’s reporting.)

“I think it’s a good place for me to get playing time,” said Marc-Michel, a Martinique native. “It’s a great team and it’s a school with great history.”

Michel chose Indiana over offers from Boise State and Gonzaga, though he admitted interest from the Bulldogs had waned since he went to North Idaho. He said he originally wanted to go to Gonzaga because of the success of Martinique native Ronny Turiaf, but didn’t have a qualifying SAT score, so the Bulldogs suggested he go to the junior college in Couer d’ Alene, Idaho, about 45 minutes away from Spokane. (more…)

Offutt to visit Ohio on May 15, hopes to make decision by May 17

Walter Offutt confirmed reports from the Indianapolis Star and Indiana Daily Student yesterday that a scholarship offer from Ohio has now made it a 50-50 race between Indiana and Ohio for his services. The former Warren Central star who transferred from Ohio State and then Wright State said he will visit Ohio next Saturday, May 15, and will make his decision by the following Monday.

“Honestly right now, it’s 50-50,” he said. “One day I’m leaning towards Ohio, one day I’m leaning towards Indiana. One day, one person close to me is saying I should go to Ohio, one day someone’s saying Indiana. It’s really back and forth. I don’t really know at this point.”

Offutt said last week that he would attend IU if the school could produce a favorable academic- and need-based financial aid package. As an in-conference transfer, he can not accept an athletic scholarship according to Big Ten rules. He said his mother Darlene had a meeting with Indiana officials last week, and though he didn’t know the particulars of the meeting, he told her it went well. (more…)

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Emanon rider Alex Ray takes a spin in the basement of the Alpha Tau Omega house three days before this year’s Little 500 on April 24. The team met at the house to do a few last-second tweaks to their bicycles before turning them in for pre-race inspection the next day. James Brosher | Herald-Times


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The surface at Billy Hayes Track was just overhauled in order to keep IU in position to host Big Ten meets. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


Bassett staying in draft

Former Indiana guard Armon Bassett will put his name in the NBA draft despite having a year of eligibility left.

So says Ohio’s official athletic site. That press release is quoted below. It does not mention Bassett’s recent run-in with the law; he was accused of punching a bouncer at a bar last week and breaking his nose.

Neither nor DraftExpress list Bassett in their mock drafts. He’ll likely end up trying to latch on a s free agent, it appears. (more…)

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