Then Richard passed Ricky on to Knight. Ricky says, "I went to the door when Coach Knight came to visit, and he gave me a real hard slap on the butt. I thought, That's strange." But then came the friendly arm around the shoulder. Later Alford took Calloway under his wing. "His dad said one of the reasons Ricky came down here was to learn from me," Alford says.
With Alford lofting three-pointers, Calloway knifing through the lane and 6'7" senior Daryl Thomas manning the middle, Knight has a nice ensemble. He also has two jucos, five ex-redshirts and a flock of midsize guys who'll bang or shoot or whatever it takes. Indiana may even run, really run, this season. Want to borrow Richard's tires, Bob?