More on Pritchard commitment and Tuesday links

  • 09/18/2007 7:01 pm in

ball.jpg– I’ve noticed a few comments on this blog and on various IU message boards across the Web asking what effect, if any, Tom Pritchard’s commitment to IU will have on Tyler Zeller and Kevin Jones.

First off, I don’t think Pritchard’s commitment is a sign that IU isn’t going to land Zeller or Jones. I’m not saying that they’ll land either guy because I think it’s still totally up in the air. But I think some of the comments trying to link the Pritchard commitment to the sentiment that we’re not getting Zeller or Jones are off base. Rest assured, both guys are at the top of IU’s wishlist.

As far as the scholarship numbers go, the Hoosiers appear to be fine in that department. D.J. White, A.J. Ratliff, Mike White and Lance Stemler are all seniors. You’ll also have Kyle Taber’s scholarship freed up after the season. (Taber has Ben Allen’s scholarship for the upcoming season.) And one has to think there’s a good chance that Eric Gordon’s grant could also become available based on his NBA potential. That would be at least six available scholarships, assuming Gordon goes pro, and as of today there are four committed players for 2008.

– Hats off to Jeff Rabjohns for his coverage of the Tyler Zeller recruitment. Rabjohns has a story today with an update on Zeller’s trip to Chapel Hill this past weekend. {Indianapolis Star}

– The Indiana Daily Student has quotes from Kelvin Sampson’s press conference earlier today. {basketblog}

– Madisonville (KY) guard Jon Hood recently visited IU on an unofficial visit. Hood shot up the rankings this past summer and is the No. 39 player in the 2008 class according to Rivals. Hood will attend Kentucky’s Midnight Madness next month. {C-J Recruiting Blog}

– And finally, Jody Demling goes a bit more in-depth about the Pritchard commitment. {Louisville Courier-Journal}

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  • Tim

    IU has six scholarships before Gordon goes pro, seven if he does.

    Shaw transferred-scholarship to DeAndre Thomas (0)
    Keeling transferred-scholarship to Adam Ahlfeld (0)
    Allen transferred-scholarship to Kyle Taber (0)
    D.J. White, Mike White, Ratliff, Stemler and Ahlfeld graduate (5)
    Kyle Taber goes back to walk-on status (6)
    *Gordon goes to the NBA (6 or 7*)

    Ebanks, Mackey, Roth, and Pritchard commit (2 or 3*)

    So the big questions are: does Gordon go to the NBA (likely), does D.J. come back for his redshirt year (unlikely), does Taber someway earn to keep his scholarship (unlikely). So we probably still have 3 scholarships available, but its some uncertain and tricky math.

  • Tim

    IU has six scholarships before Gordon goes pro, seven if he does.

    Shaw transferred-scholarship to DeAndre Thomas (0)
    Keeling transferred-scholarship to Adam Ahlfeld (0)
    Allen transferred-scholarship to Kyle Taber (0)
    D.J. White, Mike White, Ratliff, Stemler and Ahlfeld graduate (5)
    Kyle Taber goes back to walk-on status (6)
    *Gordon goes to the NBA (6 or 7*)

    Ebanks, Mackey, Roth, and Pritchard commit (2 or 3*)

    So the big questions are: does Gordon go to the NBA (likely), does D.J. come back for his redshirt year (unlikely), does Taber someway earn to keep his scholarship (unlikely). So we probably still have 3 scholarships available, but its some uncertain and tricky math.

  • kelin

    Ok I am going to sell Big TP to you and me…the one thing I think has happened in the age of the AAU circuit, youtube, and 4,5 star prospects is the recruitment of good players that fit your team. Yes there are no Youtube video’s on TP but if it wasn’t for one video on Matt Roth we could be having the same conversation…..

    Here is a list of what may be deemed 5 star youtubers IU has had…Bracey Wright, Marshal Strickland, Rod Wilmont, Charlie Miller, and Andre Patterson

    Here is a list of 3star non youtubers that fit a team that is building…..Tom Coverdale, Todd Leary, AJ Moye, Randy Whitman, Steve Eyl (the greatest screener in IU history)and my ALL TIME non IU non Youtuber favorite…Lee Humphrey… So TP welcome to IU nation.

  • kelin

    Ok I am going to sell Big TP to you and me…the one thing I think has happened in the age of the AAU circuit, youtube, and 4,5 star prospects is the recruitment of good players that fit your team. Yes there are no Youtube video’s on TP but if it wasn’t for one video on Matt Roth we could be having the same conversation…..

    Here is a list of what may be deemed 5 star youtubers IU has had…Bracey Wright, Marshal Strickland, Rod Wilmont, Charlie Miller, and Andre Patterson

    Here is a list of 3star non youtubers that fit a team that is building…..Tom Coverdale, Todd Leary, AJ Moye, Randy Whitman, Steve Eyl (the greatest screener in IU history)and my ALL TIME non IU non Youtuber favorite…Lee Humphrey… So TP welcome to IU nation.

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    I agree somewhat with what you are saying, but Rod Wilmont was by no means a highly touted recruit.

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    I agree somewhat with what you are saying, but Rod Wilmont was by no means a highly touted recruit.

  • Tyler

    He was like a 2 or 3 star recruit wasn’t he?

  • Tyler

    He was like a 2 or 3 star recruit wasn’t he?

  • kelin

    I think Rod was one of the BEST scorers in the country when he left h.s. and one of the BEST athletes as well. At IU he became a three point shooter, but I remember Rod being a scoring machine out of Georgia I believe.

  • Tyler

    He’s from Louisiana.

  • kelin

    I think Rod was one of the BEST scorers in the country when he left h.s. and one of the BEST athletes as well. At IU he became a three point shooter, but I remember Rod being a scoring machine out of Georgia I believe.

  • Tyler

    He’s from Louisiana.

  • Tyler

    By the way, does anyone know where I can get a ‘Got Gordon?’ t-shirt?

  • Tyler

    By the way, does anyone know where I can get a ‘Got Gordon?’ t-shirt?

  • IU Jimmy

    Tyler, I got mine at Greetings (on Kirkwood) in Bloomington.

  • IU Jimmy

    Tyler, I got mine at Greetings (on Kirkwood) in Bloomington.

  • slojoe

    Rod graduated from a Florida High School. He was only a 3 star recruit according to Scout. I don’t know what his Rivals rank was, but I doubt that he was a 5 star.

  • slojoe

    Rod graduated from a Florida High School. He was only a 3 star recruit according to Scout. I don’t know what his Rivals rank was, but I doubt that he was a 5 star.

  • knasmiley

    Thanks for the story ITH, great stuff this morning for sure………….

    On the Hood front, he was recently offered by Pearl at UT and Cincy with Billy Clyde offering him a scholly over the phone to his father, Hood didnt take that as an offer though, saying it should be either over the phone with ME or in person and is sending Billy Clyde to see him friday with a more formal offer. Then Florida is coming up to see him play……..What I am getting at is it is nice to see the staff still on this young man, they have been for awhile just no news of it I guess, thanks again……..

    Yeah, Rod is from Florida, although a great scorer in HS for some reason he wasnt highly thought of or recruited, what a GEM we got, cant measure HEART that is for sure, wish we had him one more year, I remember KS saying the same thing too…..

    As for Pritchard I feel he helps with Tyler Zeller, it will now allow TZ to run and run and run and not have to worry about subbing to do the dirty work down low, although he can do it I think his game is a sprint down the court and beat his man that way. I feel with him, EH and Devin Ebanks the 09 team is shaping up to be just as good if not better than 07 and that is scary for sure….

    I would like to thank all on this site, posters too, great perspectives from ALL angles, thanks again………

    AJS

  • knasmiley

    Thanks for the story ITH, great stuff this morning for sure………….

    On the Hood front, he was recently offered by Pearl at UT and Cincy with Billy Clyde offering him a scholly over the phone to his father, Hood didnt take that as an offer though, saying it should be either over the phone with ME or in person and is sending Billy Clyde to see him friday with a more formal offer. Then Florida is coming up to see him play……..What I am getting at is it is nice to see the staff still on this young man, they have been for awhile just no news of it I guess, thanks again……..

    Yeah, Rod is from Florida, although a great scorer in HS for some reason he wasnt highly thought of or recruited, what a GEM we got, cant measure HEART that is for sure, wish we had him one more year, I remember KS saying the same thing too…..

    As for Pritchard I feel he helps with Tyler Zeller, it will now allow TZ to run and run and run and not have to worry about subbing to do the dirty work down low, although he can do it I think his game is a sprint down the court and beat his man that way. I feel with him, EH and Devin Ebanks the 09 team is shaping up to be just as good if not better than 07 and that is scary for sure….

    I would like to thank all on this site, posters too, great perspectives from ALL angles, thanks again………

    AJS

  • kelin

    This site is the BEST site for info and posters I have seen or been on. The only problem with this site is Bruce Weber doesn’t come on here at all, I would love to get his thoughts about recruiting..or NOT recruiting

    FYI…as you can see I love prodding brucey weber and he can thank his actions last season for that. I am working on road trip to Illinois this year so I can see EJ, DJ, and the chicago recruits give an Illini A$$ whuppin’ in person.

  • kelin

    This site is the BEST site for info and posters I have seen or been on. The only problem with this site is Bruce Weber doesn’t come on here at all, I would love to get his thoughts about recruiting..or NOT recruiting

    FYI…as you can see I love prodding brucey weber and he can thank his actions last season for that. I am working on road trip to Illinois this year so I can see EJ, DJ, and the chicago recruits give an Illini A$$ whuppin’ in person.

  • kelin

    ………Matt Painter is running a close second because of this statement “If Gordon had called me I would NOT have recruited him”

  • kelin

    ………Matt Painter is running a close second because of this statement “If Gordon had called me I would NOT have recruited him”

  • Chris

    Rod was from Miramar Florida and averaged nearly 30 points per game in high school.

  • Chris

    Rod was from Miramar Florida and averaged nearly 30 points per game in high school.

  • Newt

    Pritchard will embrace the Indiana tradition and be a good four year player. He could be the next Brian Cardinal-he makes a great living now. I love players that want to put on the IU jersey. I hope I can compare him to Matt Nover at the end of his tenure.

  • Newt

    Pritchard will embrace the Indiana tradition and be a good four year player. He could be the next Brian Cardinal-he makes a great living now. I love players that want to put on the IU jersey. I hope I can compare him to Matt Nover at the end of his tenure.

  • Smits

    Wilmont is from Florida and was a 3 star recruit. Also, AJ Moye was in the Top 50 recruits for 2000.

  • Smits

    Wilmont is from Florida and was a 3 star recruit. Also, AJ Moye was in the Top 50 recruits for 2000.

  • nobbe

    Does anyone know where ic an buy a got gordon? t-shirt in or around bloomington? and how much are they????

  • nobbe

    Does anyone know where ic an buy a got gordon? t-shirt in or around bloomington? and how much are they????

  • You can also get those got gordon? T-shirts and Air Gordon T-shirts at http://www.gotgordon.com

  • You can also get those got gordon? T-shirts and Air Gordon T-shirts at http://www.gotgordon.com

  • Jason

    Taber’s scholarship will not be available he is a red shirt/Jr. he will still have that scholarship for another year…

  • Jason

    Taber’s scholarship will not be available he is a red shirt/Jr. he will still have that scholarship for another year…