Carlino, Bloomington South cruise to Sectional 15 crown

  • 03/07/2010 2:52 pm in

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how 2010 signees Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey and 2011 commitments Austin Etherington and Matt Carlino, as well as other notable prospects being recruited by Indiana, are performing at their respective schools. (Note: This is not intended to be a complete list of players Indiana is recruiting. Only players with published stats are listed.)

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+ Victor Oladipo – DeMatha (MD): Team-high 17 points as the Stags beat Paul VI Catholic, 81-59, on March 4. DeMatha plays St. John’s today in the WCAC semifinals at American University.

+ Will Sheehey – Sagemont (FL): Sheehey’s senior season ended on March 5 with a 52-37 loss to Jacksonville Providence in the Class 2A semifinals. Sheehey finished with 4 points on 2-of-10 shooting.


+ Austin Etherington – Hamilton Heights (IN): 11 points as the Huskies fell 52-37 to Mt. Vernon (Fortville) in Sectional 27 at Mt. Vernon.

+ Matt Carlino – Bloomington South (IN) (Pictured, Photo by Chris Howell of the Bloomington Herald-Times): 12 points as the Panthers won Sectional 15, 76-47, over host Columbus North on March 6. 15 points in a 76-37 sectional semifinal win over Columbus East on March 5. Up next: Evansville Harrison on March 13 at Seymour.

2010 CLASS

+ Will Yeguete – Florida Air Academy (FL): Yeguete, who visited Indiana on Saturday for the Northwestern game, scored 16 points in a 62-59 overtime loss to Jacksonville Providence in the Class 2A quarterfinals on February 27.

2011 CLASS

+ Aaron Thomas – Aiken (OH): Season-ending 78-56 loss to Moeller on March 6 in the District 3 semifinals at the University of Cincinnati. 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 81-59 District 3 quarterfinal win over Hamilton on March 3.

+ Branden Dawson – Gary Lew Wallace (IN): 13 points and 16 rebounds as Lew Wallace won its first sectional title since 1996 — 85-51 over Gary Roosevelt — on March 6. 22 points and 11 rebounds in 78-52 sectional semifinal win over Hammond on March 5. Up next: Plymouth on March 13 at Chesterton.

+ Cody Zeller – Washington (IN): 13 points as the Hatchets won their sixth straight sectional title, 43-30, over Jasper on March 6. 18 points in a 54-35 sectional semifinal win over Vincennes Lincoln on March 5. Up next: Corydon Central on March 13 at Washington.

+ Jeremiah Davis – Muncie Central (IN): Eight points as the Bearcats won Sectional 8 at New Castle, 48-43, over Pendleton Heights on March 6. 20 points in 53-49 sectional semifinal win over Connorsville on March 5. 20 points in opening round sectional win over Greenfield-Central on March 3. Up next: Lafayette Jeff on March 13 at Marion.

+ Marquis Teague – Pike (IN): Five points as Pike beat Indianapolis Manual, 79-57, in a sectional semifinal on March 5. Up next: Sectional 12 championship game against Ben Davis on March 8 at Indianapolis Tech.

2012 CLASS

+ A.J. Hammons – Carmel (IN): The Greyhounds fell to Westfield, 44-38, in the semifinals of Sectional 9 on March 5. No individual stats for Hammons were reported. On March 3, Hammons scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and had seven blocks in a 63-53 opening round sectional win over Fishers.

+ DeJuan Marrero – Bowman Academy (IN): 10 points and 15 rebounds as the Eagles beat Morgan Township, 98-70, to win Sectional 49 on March 6. 20 points in a 110-68 sectional semifinal rout of Kouts on March 5. 17 points and nine rebounds in 100-40 opening round sectional win over LaCrosse on March 3. Up next: Pioneer on March 13 at Triton.

+ D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera – North Central (IN): The Panthers beat Lawrence North, 41-30, to win Sectional 10 at Lawrence Central on March 6. No individual stats for Smith-Rivera were published. 24 points and 10 rebounds in 68-47 sectional semifinal win over Warren Central on March 5. Up next: Ben Davis or Pike on March 13 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

+ Gary Harris – Hamilton Southeastern (IN): 12 points in 43-42 loss to Noblesville in Sectional 9 at Carmel on March 5.

+ Jeremy Hollowell – Lawrence Central (IN): 20 points in 73-66 loss to Lawrence North in Sectional 10 on March 5. 10 points and five rebounds in 89-48 opening round sectional win over Arlington on March 3.

+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell – Park Tudor (IN): The Panthers won Sectional 43 — 66-50 — over Heritage Christian on March 6. In a 58-46 sectional semifinal win over Cardinal Ritter on March 5, Ferrell scored a game-high 32 points. In an opening round 50-44 upset of host Washington on March 2, Ferrell had a game-high 32 points. Up next: South Ripley on March 13 at South Ripley.

+ Ron Patterson – Broad Ripple (IN): Nine points in a 56-44 loss to Warren Central in Sectional 10 at Lawrence Central on March 3.

2013 CLASS

+ Collin Hartman – Cathedral (IN): Game-high 20 points, including six 3-pointers, in a 63-50 loss to Lawrence North in Sectional 10 at Lawrence Central on March 3.

+ Darryl Hicks – Shelby County (KY): 21 points in a 83-70 Eighth Region semifinal win over North Oldham on March 4. Up next: Owen Valley on March 8 at Henry County.

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  • IU student

    I was at a “function” where I was hanging out with Will Yeguete and the rest of the IU freshman. He really likes IU and the team seems to like him too. Just thought I would let you bros know…

  • Kelin Blab

    After seeing Carlino in person, I really really think IU got a steal. He is a lot bigger than I thought and pretty athletic.

  • StuHoo

    And, especially compared to other recruits, incredibly consistent in varied contributions

  • marsh21

    Great, as I thought he was kind of small via the pics and video.

  • hoosierodi

    Haven't seen a whole lot of Carlino, but he looks like hes got a similar build to Jon Scheyer, any chance he becomes that good? I would love it.

  • Kelin Blab

    Carlino is to me a little bigger than Scheyer but more athletic….I could see him heading in that direction

  • guccimane

    Sheehey had a rough game. I still don't know how I feel about this kid.

  • lug

    On the surface it would seem this way and I can understand how you could post this. Crean was trying to get some talent in here ASAP and has been looking everywhere. I think you will see a trend where we get some some good Indiana talent. He's getting there with Indiana HS players but at the same time is trying to have to compete now in the Big 10 and does not have the luxury of being able to keep a short list, atleast not yet.

  • jeff

    None of those stats above really blow me away. Sheehey tough game.

  • Kelin Blab

    One stat not to sneeze at Jeff is a lot of these kids are coming from programs that won their sectional and winning programs…..which is a plus and brings a winning attitude IU needs.

  • jacqueb13

    Carlino is a lot more athletic and stronger than Scheyer. I saw Matt play numerous times last year, here in AZ.

  • jeff

    Kelin: Not many hs teams have division one talent. I think it should not be too much to expect them to win sectionals. I hope there are some impact players for IU in that list but really its no where near what we got used to in the past.

  • bishop92iu

    I had a chance to see Austin Etherington against Mt. Vernon on Friday. Not a good shooting night for him, but not unexpected considering the size and athleticism of Mt Vernon and their aggressive zone defense. That said, Austin seems to be a pretty intelligent player who has good court awareness and good ball handling skills considering his length.

    I was impressed by his athleticism on several occassions – 1.) he pulled down a board, dribbled the length of the floor in heavy traffic, and knocked down a 10 footer; 2.) on defense, he came from the other side of the lane and swatted a layup off the glass – the Mt. Vernon faithful were all quite stunned as it looked like a sure 2 points; and 3.) had a nice put back in the paint over a couple of the Mt. Vernon bigs.

    In summary, his shot was off tonight, but he's clearly a smart ballplayer with a decent handle, good court awareness, and enough athleticism to be more than just a spot-up shooter.

  • BaseballBuc

    Saw Dejuan Marrero play twice over the weekend. He is very good at only 16 years old. He has an unbelievably mature game for his age. Bowman IMO is the 2nd best team in the state next to Btown South. If he were on a team where he was asked to score a lot, he would. He has very good post moves, runs the floor well for his size, long arms, unbelievable finisher. He just needs to improve his shooting to play the 3. Seems like a steal for the school that gets him. I would really like Crean to make a push for him. Too bad he really doesn't have interest right now in recruiting indiana players.

  • cooper

    I agree, and living in Florida I can tell you there isn't alot of basketball talent. Everybody plays football. I'm not sure how Sheehy will turn out

  • Kelin Blab

    Did I miss something …..too bad he really doesn' t have an interest in recruiting Indiana players? Are we talking about Crean or someone else.

  • BaseballBuc

    In my opinion, i'm not really floored by Crean's recruiting strategy so far. He has spent all his energy on guys like Irving, Selby, Christmas etc and is striking out on these prospects. He has recruited a lot in the florida, baltimore, eastern areas, and there are indiana high school and indiana aau coaches saying whats wrong with our guys. For example, when IU sent 3 coaches to watch Kyrie Irving, I heard that a lot of Indiana AAU coaches where left saying, “we had tournaments the same day and some of our guys didn't even get a look.” Now don't get me wrong, because if he does land one of these recruits, then we aren't having this discussion. I know because he is recruiting all these great national players, hes going to miss out once and a while, but I wish he would spend a little more energy in his own back yard. It's sort of like an onside kick in football; if you get the ball, then it was a great call, if you don't then its a bonehead play.

  • GFDave

    Its very popular right now to bash Crean and this “not recruiting Indiana kids” meme is one of the ways its done. Its true he recruits out of state. Its also true he's in on a lot of Indiana kids. So to me the criticism is that if he spends any time out of state he will catch flak.

  • GFDave

    “Too bad he doesn't have the interest right now in recruiting Indiana players.” That's your analysis? There are 19 names up there and are all but 5 are Hoosier kids, including 2 commits.

  • GFDave

    Yeah, that photo shows he is spending time in the weight room and is getting ready for B10 play. He looks much stronger than the pics from last summer. I wonder if he is getting taller too.

  • Kelin Blab

    I know for a fact Crean is recruiting Indiana kids extremely hard from some personal knowlege of Indiana kids he is recruiting in my area….starting in the 8th grade! If you look at a lot of these Indiana kids IU is on their list and the interest is mutual. If a talent like Irving and Selby visit your campus, speak positively about your program and you have built a relationship with them….you send the entire staff, campus, and chancellor if you can to see him. I also know Crean is trying to crack the code in the region by pursuing kids in Gary that usually are reserved for Painter…..

  • tg1438

    There are many factors though that can keep a kid from dominating even though they are more talented in high school, that don't happen in college. For one, there is no shot clock which can really slow teams down and keep athletes from getting out and playing to their strengths. Also, you mentioned lack of talent. So if you are a D-1 prospect and no one else on your team is very good, then the opposing team doesn't really have to guard anyone except that player, and then force the others to make shots. Coaches at the high school level will really do their best to take the best players out of their games. Brandon Knight who I'm sure anyone on here would love to come to IU scored 16 points below his average in the state finals and they lost, does that mean that you'd doubt him because he didn't dominate?

  • tg1438

    Plus in the last 2 recrutiting classes, which we were very behind on because of previous mishaps by a certain coach, the major in-state talent was already decided. Crean has made great gains and sits very well with the younger talent in the state. He has his name in with many of the Indiana Elite players at different age groups that are all from Indiana (Zeller, JDavis, Plumlee, DSR, Hollowell, Patterson, and the 2 commits, plus Perrea and Jurkin). That's all from 1 Indiana AAU program.

  • MD didn't try to break down the wall with Harangody. Luke wanted to come to IU and Davis didn't offer a scholarship.

  • DJ5

    I know that in NW Indiana, Purdue has outrecruited IU for decades, and that's a tough task for Crean to deal with. MD tried to break down the wall with Harangody, Hummell, Moore, but his the constant speculation with his job security was a button for Painter and Co. to push with recruits. I remember being at an EC vs. Valpo game and seeing Painter in the crowd, but MD only sent an assistant.

    One benefit for Crean with Marrero is that he plays with Spiece and not SYF. Does anyone know how Crean and IU are received in the Spiece circle?

  • MD didn't try to break down the wall with Harangody. Luke wanted to come to IU and Davis didn't offer a scholarship.

  • JohnS

    The word on the Conley/Oden recruitment was that they were a package deal. Davis didn’t want Conley and only recruited Oden. Dumba$$.

  • long ball

    I hope when Will Sheehey scored his wopping 4 points on 2 of 10 shooting in his final game, that his broken leg and arm will be healed in time for the start of the 2010 season.

  • tmeaster

    Sheehy has two D1 players on his own HS team – Fab Melo is a McDonalds All-American and Syracuse recruit and Rod Days who is being recruited by a number of high major D1 schools according to ESPN –… .

  • Taskmaster75

    Yet another goddamn reason to hate Mike Davis. Didn't we have a legit shot at Conley and Oden as well? I have no idea if this is correct, but I heard it around.

  • DJ5

    He recruited him, but I didn't say he offered him. But you are right, Luke would have come to IU in a heartbeat.

    MD really screwed up that year. He really thought he could get Oden, but wouldn't work on Conley Sr. Did IU even sign anyone that year?

  • Josh Haltom

    I have seen Carlino play eight times this year- will be ten- after this Saturday- assuming they cruise by E.H. as expected. He is stronger and quicker than you would think. He also plays in an offense that has a Butler commit and Xavier commit as well as with Spencer Turner who has multiple d1 interests and plays at the 2 spot. Carlino is solid. The offense that Holmes runs does not allow Carlino to go off like he is capable of, however, Carlino plays within the role the coach has handed down to him- which I think goes a long way in being a part of the team Crean builds. Also, and suprisingly, Carlino has guarded quicker PG's as well and has good foot speed. IU got a steal- no doubt. He is more athletic than Hulls and gets height on his jumper- unlike hulls so he should be able to shoot over defenders. He will also work someone down to the post off the dribble. Assuming that he keeps progressing and no injuries set him back- I would compare him to an Andy Rautins. Not as tall but plays the same type of game and is capable of doing more than he seemingly looks like he could do.

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  • aceman07

    Oh, please don't mention that!!! This is a haunting thought!!!

  • jadlim2310

    I have played against Seehey on two different occasions and he is a very athletic kid. He may not be fully developed, but he has potential.
    And for what you guys are saying about Carlino, he is the most athletic white kid you'll find. I played for the Elite this summer and saw him play several games, because he is the age group below me. He's a good player and I think he will surprise everyone with his athleticism and how much he is going to improve from now until he gets to IU.

  • jadlim2310

    and also, I played against Etherington at Mt. Vernon and we had several schemes set up to keep the ball out of his hands. He was close to the top in scoring in the state the season. He had 17 the first time we played them and 12 in sectionals. we have a very rangy team and have long defenders. don't be discouraged he is going to be a great player too. his build is fantastic.