Monday roundup: D.J. adds a move, Mackey surfaces in Vegas

D.J. White- The praise for D.J. White for his performances with the United States team leading up to the Pan American Games continues to come rolling in. Haverford, a blog that is following the team, has the latest on IU’s top returning scorer:

When the D stretched to account for Foster’s hot hand, White assaulted Jason Fraser with an array of hook shots and drop steps inside. D.J.’s hook is a throw-back to an earlier era with a contemporary influence. Both the traditional sky hook and White’s “power hook” are released with one hand with the off-arm pointed directly at the basket. The sky hook circa 1976 was a finesse shot, taken from a slight running start. But White doesn’t need the momentum or the leg kick often associated with the move to pour in his points. By dropping his beefy shoulder into his defender’s chest, he adds a powerful component to the high release point in order to hit this shot from the low post.

Sounds like D.J. is adding a nice hook shot to go along with his patented turnaround baseline jumper. If it continues to develop, he’ll be even more unstoppable on the low block.

- Bud Mackey, IU’s first commitment for the 2008 class, has landed with the Indiana Elite AAU team. Currently he’s participating in the Adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas, the biggest AAU tournament of the summer. This is Mackey’s first AAU action in quite a while due to a torn meniscus suffered at the end of last season.

Also playing on the Indiana Elite team are IU targets Tyler Zeller and Lewis Jackson. Through their first two contests of the event, Indiana Elite is 0-2. According to Jody Demling, coach Kelvin Sampson watched Indiana Elite yesterday along with UK coach Billy Gillispie, UNC coach Roy Williams and Illinois coach Bruce Weber.

  • knasmiley

    Thanks for the write up, I like seeing the staff giving their all in the Tyler Zeller sweepstakes, I dont see Kelvin Sampson relieving any pressure on TZ until he verbals, I am starting to LIKE our chances by the way. I may be in the minority here but I like our chances, I have that much faith in KS and the IU staff as a WHOLE…………..

    PS: Mackey had 19pts in 1 game and only 9pts in the other, he barely played in the 9pt outing so dont let that FOOL anyone, he is going to be a very very special player once KS gets his hands on him…………

    AJS

  • knasmiley

    Thanks for the write up, I like seeing the staff giving their all in the Tyler Zeller sweepstakes, I dont see Kelvin Sampson relieving any pressure on TZ until he verbals, I am starting to LIKE our chances by the way. I may be in the minority here but I like our chances, I have that much faith in KS and the IU staff as a WHOLE…………..

    PS: Mackey had 19pts in 1 game and only 9pts in the other, he barely played in the 9pt outing so dont let that FOOL anyone, he is going to be a very very special player once KS gets his hands on him…………

    AJS

  • Big A

    I like our chances to land on Zeller’s list when he narrows it down, but I don’t really like our chances beyond that. I hope you’re right and I’m wrong.

    By the way, I think his top four schools are Purdue, North Carolina, Kansas and Indiana.

  • Big A

    I like our chances to land on Zeller’s list when he narrows it down, but I don’t really like our chances beyond that. I hope you’re right and I’m wrong.

    By the way, I think his top four schools are Purdue, North Carolina, Kansas and Indiana.

  • Zach

    I feel we can do better than Zeller. From the little I saw of him at the AMC, I wasn’t impressed.

    I won’t be disappointed if he came here (which I just don’t see happening), but I won’t be disappointed otherwise either.

  • Zach

    I feel we can do better than Zeller. From the little I saw of him at the AMC, I wasn’t impressed.

    I won’t be disappointed if he came here (which I just don’t see happening), but I won’t be disappointed otherwise either.

  • Newt

    I can’t wait to watch Mackey bite Kentucky in the ass for 4 years like Lofton has at Tennessee….there is nothing better than a ticked off UK fan…lol

  • Newt

    I can’t wait to watch Mackey bite Kentucky in the ass for 4 years like Lofton has at Tennessee….there is nothing better than a ticked off UK fan…lol

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