North Montgomery's Byrd commits to Pu...

North Montgomery's Byrd commits to Purdue

There are 53 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 6, 2007, titled North Montgomery's Byrd commits to Purdue. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

As North Montgomery's DJ Byrd thought about where he wants to play Division I college basketball, the junior small forward realized there was no need to extend the recruiting process.

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Pittsboro, IN

#1 Sep 6, 2007
great news. So is this story several days old too? I don't check JC online much.
BOILER UP

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 6, 2007
Eat it IU
ptr

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 Sep 6, 2007
BOILER UP wrote:
Eat it IU
Good luck to Byrd, but I assume he has no national title aspirations.
Jared

Duncan, OK

#4 Sep 6, 2007
C'ville (the town, not the school) has D-I talent? Who knew? It's been several years since the last ones!

Early 90's saw that kid from CHS that could've played D-1 basketball and baseball, but went pro (and was a bust) in baseball instead. What was his name?

South also graduated Brandon Kaser who was a walk-on punter at Purdue...but rarely, if ever, played.

BJ Schlicher graduated from north in what, 96? Kid could've gone D-1 in Baseball, basketball, or football. But he, too, went pro baseball and was also a bust. Last I heard he attempted to play QB for either IUPUI or UIndy and sucked at it.

Not that I'm a fan of Purdue, but I hope this kid does well! It'd be a nice change!
dave

Carmel, IN

#5 Sep 6, 2007
ptr wrote:
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Good luck to Byrd, but I assume he has no national title aspirations.
So nice to stick it to the hoosiers. Guess Calvin Sanctions couldnt pull something illegal, I mean magical, out of his hat this time. No phone usage sucks huh. I wonder how Byrd informed Calvin of the decision, maybe a letter.

“Who is John Galt?”

Since: Mar 07

Carmel

#6 Sep 6, 2007
dave wrote:
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So nice to stick it to the hoosiers. Guess Calvin Sanctions couldnt pull something illegal, I mean magical, out of his hat this time. No phone usage sucks huh. I wonder how Byrd informed Calvin of the decision, maybe a letter.
I wish I could see the Hoosiers actually play but those banners hanging from the rafters make it a little tough. Hey at least Mackey's got a nice unobstructed view...
indysince50

Kansas City, MO

#7 Sep 6, 2007
BOILER UP wrote:
Eat it IU
That's the kind of display of intelligence I would expect from the bottom feeder element of Purdue fans.
indysince50

Kansas City, MO

#8 Sep 6, 2007
Jared wrote:
C'ville (the town, not the school) has D-I talent? Who knew? It's been several years since the last ones!
Early 90's saw that kid from CHS that could've played D-1 basketball and baseball, but went pro (and was a bust) in baseball instead. What was his name?
South also graduated Brandon Kaser who was a walk-on punter at Purdue...but rarely, if ever, played.
BJ Schlicher graduated from north in what, 96? Kid could've gone D-1 in Baseball, basketball, or football. But he, too, went pro baseball and was also a bust. Last I heard he attempted to play QB for either IUPUI or UIndy and sucked at it.
Not that I'm a fan of Purdue, but I hope this kid does well! It'd be a nice change!
Sounds like you need a history lesson.

The first basketball game played outside of the state of Massachusetts was in 1892 at Crawfordsville.

The fist iron hoops ever used in a game were in Crawfordsville.

The first intercollegiate game was played between Purdue and Wabash in 1894 in the YMCA gym at Crawfordsville.

The first high school state champion in basketball was Crawfordsville.

Crawfordsville finished runner-up in 1958 when the state champion represented the entire state and also had the Trester Award winner. A couple of teams they knocked off that year were highly touted Jeff of Lafayette and East Chicago Washington.

I think C'ville's history is replete with many successes, not busts.
congested

Louisville, KY

#9 Sep 6, 2007
hoosier_incident wrote:
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I wish I could see the Hoosiers actually play but those banners hanging from the rafters make it a little tough. Hey at least Mackey's got a nice unobstructed view...
You'd think... but they hang up their Big 10 championships as well. They seem to have a lot more of those than IU.
congested

Louisville, KY

#10 Sep 6, 2007
indysince50 wrote:
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That's the kind of display of intelligence I would expect from the bottom feeder element of Purdue fans.
Let's be honest. The bottom feeder element of IU fans is hard to distinguish from the bottom feeder element of Purdue fans.

When you get past what school they're rooting for, all you have is a guy with a mullet wearing jorts (jean shorts) and british knights shoes.
Wayne

United States

#11 Sep 6, 2007
I love the boilers, but am not a fan of the pickup. A 6'4" small forward in the big ten with marginal lateral quickness and athletic ability. With the talent coming in, and there is plenty of it, I don't see this kid getting on the floor anytime soon. Best of luck, but I'm skeptical.
Geoff

Elmhurst, IL

#12 Sep 6, 2007
Eat it IU??? I've never even heard of this kid and since there is no metion of a ranking of any kind (although I do take those with a grain of salt), I'm not too upset about this one.
BoilerUpUHoosier s

West Lafayette, IN

#13 Sep 6, 2007
indysince50 wrote:
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Sounds like you need a history lesson.
The first basketball game played outside of the state of Massachusetts was in 1892 at Crawfordsville.
The fist iron hoops ever used in a game were in Crawfordsville.
The first intercollegiate game was played between Purdue and Wabash in 1894 in the YMCA gym at Crawfordsville.
The first high school state champion in basketball was Crawfordsville.
Crawfordsville finished runner-up in 1958 when the state champion represented the entire state and also had the Trester Award winner. A couple of teams they knocked off that year were highly touted Jeff of Lafayette and East Chicago Washington.
I think C'ville's history is replete with many successes, not busts.
I agree... C'ville, without question, has one heck of a history when it comes to the game of basketball.
PURDUI

United States

#14 Sep 6, 2007
BOILER UP wrote:
Eat it IU
Typical "PURDUI mentality". LOL !!!!!
IMikey

Dallas, TX

#15 Sep 6, 2007
hoosier_incident wrote:
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I wish I could see the Hoosiers actually play but those banners hanging from the rafters make it a little tough. Hey at least Mackey's got a nice unobstructed view...
haha. You're a tool.
BoilerUpUHoosier s

West Lafayette, IN

#16 Sep 6, 2007
congested wrote:
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You'd think... but they hang up their Big 10 championships as well. They seem to have a lot more of those than IU.
Actually, Purdue Men's Basketball has 1 National Championship, and 21 Big Ten Championships.

Many IU fans claim our National Title doesn't count, because it was a polled decision. However, just a few short years ago before the BCS, football titles were decided the same way. I guess according to Hoosier fans, ND is outta luck.
Myles Brand

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Sep 6, 2007
Wayne wrote:
I love the boilers, but am not a fan of the pickup. A 6'4" small forward in the big ten with marginal lateral quickness and athletic ability. With the talent coming in, and there is plenty of it, I don't see this kid getting on the floor anytime soon. Best of luck, but I'm skeptical.
Don't follow recruiting that close, hey?
Shelly Dubinski

Princeton, IN

#18 Sep 6, 2007
Painter continues with great instate recruiting. Hope Zeller also commits.

“Who is John Galt?”

Since: Mar 07

Carmel

#19 Sep 6, 2007
congested wrote:
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You'd think... but they hang up their Big 10 championships as well. They seem to have a lot more of those than IU.
Purdue 21
IU 20

Try Again homie.

Much love from IU Star

Newport, KY

#20 Sep 6, 2007
He's not tough enough to play in the Big Ten

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