Wednesday, January 23, 2008
"Oh, he still plays for IU?"
This is the response most people have when I mention D.J. White. Two broken feet and a Marco Killingsworth ago, D.J. White was the Big Ten freshman of the year and had his own theme song courtesy of Weezy F. Baby. Now, thanks to the much improved coaching of Kelvin Sampson, deciding to ditch the t-shirt under the jersey, and a wisely staying out of last year's NBA draft, D.J. is performing like the stud we all expected him to be. Anyone who doubts the fact that he is an All-American and one of top players, not just big men, in the game can look here:
This should answer any lingering questions about Big White's talent, especially for those budding sabermatricians out there.
(Thanks to Chris Engel of the Indiana Daily Student for the heads-up on this link)
IN OTHER NEWS:
I saw a great quote on ESPN regarding the Kentucky players' feelings about the Tennessee Vols last night.
"Kentucky upset the Vols 72-66 and sent the following message: We may be down, but don't disrespect us in a building that has seen more glory than Tennessee could muster in six lifetimes."
I think that message, minus the "we may be down" part, is exactly what the Hoosiers are tattooing on their opponent's foreheads this season, and for the last 29 games (all wins) at Assembly Hall.