Video Tour: Cook Hall

  • 04/23/2010 3:46 pm in

Cook Hall, the new men’s and women’s basketball facility, will be dedicated Sunday in a ceremony that will include IU President Michael McRobbie, Athletics Director Fred Glass, Tom Crean, Felisha Legette-Jack, Quinn Buckner, Jordan Hulls, Scott May and others.

If you’re unable to attend the Cook Hall dedication, we’ve compiled video from a Friday afternoon tour of the state of the art facility. J.D. Campbell, the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, guided the tour and spoke about many of the rooms. Enjoy.

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  • Hammer

    If your a kid that loves basketball and visits this facility they will want to come and play at IU. You have no excuse not to get better with a 24/7 facility available. What a get facility and it will attract the the kids that truly love the game! Great Plan guys.

  • DJWhite

    Thats exactly what I thought. I'm so glad Kelvin Sampson was left out.

  • DJWhite

    Thats exactly what I thought. I'm so glad Kelvin Sampson was left out.

  • GFDave

    I love the place. Beautiful. I know it will help our recruiting and player development.

    One minor improvement to make. I think its ironic that Ahlfeld sponsored the NBA wall. Maybe we can get the NBA players to sponsor a wall of ex-Hoosiers who've done big things outside of basketball.

    A side note. Yesterday I watched the women's Little 500 on HDNet. That was way cool. The girls from Teter took it home. I was in Thompson 1 for 2 years.

  • GFDave

    I love the place. Beautiful. I know it will help our recruiting and player development.

    One minor improvement to make. I think its ironic that Ahlfeld sponsored the NBA wall. Maybe we can get the NBA players to sponsor a wall of ex-Hoosiers who've done big things outside of basketball.

    A side note. Yesterday I watched the women's Little 500 on HDNet. That was way cool. The girls from Teter took it home. I was in Thompson 1 for 2 years.

  • Hammer

    If your a kid that loves basketball and visits this facility they will want to come and play at IU. You have no excuse not to get better with a 24/7 facility available. What a get facility and it will attract the the kids that truly love the game! Great Plan guys.

  • cooper

    Part of the recruiting problem is the lack of quality names on that Hoosiers in the NBA wall…it looks empty

  • cooper

    Part of the recruiting problem is the lack of quality names on that Hoosiers in the NBA wall…it looks empty

  • GFDave

    I love the place. Beautiful. I know it will help our recruiting and player development.

    One minor improvement to make. I think its ironic that Ahlfeld sponsored the NBA wall. Maybe we can get the NBA players to sponsor a wall of ex-Hoosiers who've done big things outside of basketball.

    A side note. Yesterday I watched the women's Little 500 on HDNet. That was way cool. The girls from Teter took it home. I was in Thompson 1 for 2 years.

  • cooper

    Part of the recruiting problem is the lack of quality names on that Hoosiers in the NBA wall…it looks empty

  • HoosierDavey

    Alex, will Legacy Court be open to the public for regular hours during the week, just on game days, or both? I really want to spend some time in there.

    Have to say that I ditto those glad to see denim shirt left out of the history…and I'm glad they gave Knight and Davis the love.

  • HoosierDavey

    Alex, will Legacy Court be open to the public for regular hours during the week, just on game days, or both? I really want to spend some time in there.

    Have to say that I ditto those glad to see denim shirt left out of the history…and I'm glad they gave Knight and Davis the love.

  • There will be regular hours for the public to visit and I'll pass along once that information is available.

  • There will be regular hours for the public to visit and I'll pass along once that information is available.

  • HoosierDavey

    Alex, will Legacy Court be open to the public for regular hours during the week, just on game days, or both? I really want to spend some time in there.

    Have to say that I ditto those glad to see denim shirt left out of the history…and I'm glad they gave Knight and Davis the love.

  • There will be regular hours for the public to visit and I'll pass along once that information is available.

  • HoosierFromCT

    Not talking about Mike Davis…….

  • HoosierFromCT

    Not talking about Mike Davis…….

  • HoosierFromCT

    Not talking about Mike Davis…….

  • Hoosier76

    Queen City Standout

    The talent has never been an issue with Aaron Thomas, and now the 6-foot-5 wing is beginning to put it all together. In a night game for the Queen City Prophets, Thomas was nothing short of spectacular in taking his game to a new level.

    During the high school season Thomas looked to be more of a small forward because of his average ability to handle the basketball, but since that time he has put in work in the gym and now it is showing itself on the court.

    Quite simply Thomas couldn't come close to being stopped on Saturday night. He was hitting from three, he got to the rim, finished well above the rim with a variety of dunks, and also was hitting from the mid-range with great touch.

    What was most impressive is how tight his handle looks. Thomas now legitimately has made the transition to being a shooting guard, and it showed. He was able to break his man down off the dribble going either direction, and also now has a dynamic crossover dribble, especially from left to right.

    On his way to probably well over 40 points, Thomas proved that he is a high-major basketball player in a big, big way.

    This is a little blurb from a Peegs article about the King James Shooting Stars Classic. Sounds like he is putting the work in

  • Hoosier76

    Queen City Standout

    The talent has never been an issue with Aaron Thomas, and now the 6-foot-5 wing is beginning to put it all together. In a night game for the Queen City Prophets, Thomas was nothing short of spectacular in taking his game to a new level.

    During the high school season Thomas looked to be more of a small forward because of his average ability to handle the basketball, but since that time he has put in work in the gym and now it is showing itself on the court.

    Quite simply Thomas couldn't come close to being stopped on Saturday night. He was hitting from three, he got to the rim, finished well above the rim with a variety of dunks, and also was hitting from the mid-range with great touch.

    What was most impressive is how tight his handle looks. Thomas now legitimately has made the transition to being a shooting guard, and it showed. He was able to break his man down off the dribble going either direction, and also now has a dynamic crossover dribble, especially from left to right.

    On his way to probably well over 40 points, Thomas proved that he is a high-major basketball player in a big, big way.

    This is a little blurb from a Peegs article about the King James Shooting Stars Classic. Sounds like he is putting the work in

  • Kelin Blab

    I read that and was pleased with the article. Apparently the kid has worked on his game and for him to hopefully be the heir apparent to Mo Creek would be great. I think our 2011 class will be dynamite along with 2012, I have updated my predictions based on a JD article I read….

    + Dav is doesn't deny that he could be close to making a college decision. His father, who works for the city of Muncie as a driver, would like for him to stay close but doesn't discount out-of-state schools as a possibility.

    + “I'm looking at the coaching, style of play and players on the team already.

    Dad wants him close to him and Ball State sucks and he would like to see what players are on the team….could that be Austin Etherington?

    2011 AE, J.Davis, Aaron Thomas, Tyler Zeller
    2012 Kenny Kaminski, DSR, Hanner Perea, P. Jurkin, ?????

  • Kelin Blab

    I read that and was pleased with the article. Apparently the kid has worked on his game and for him to hopefully be the heir apparent to Mo Creek would be great. I think our 2011 class will be dynamite along with 2012, I have updated my predictions based on a JD article I read….

    + Dav is doesn't deny that he could be close to making a college decision. His father, who works for the city of Muncie as a driver, would like for him to stay close but doesn't discount out-of-state schools as a possibility.

    + “I'm looking at the coaching, style of play and players on the team already.

    Dad wants him close to him and Ball State sucks and he would like to see what players are on the team….could that be Austin Etherington?

    2011 AE, J.Davis, Aaron Thomas, Tyler Zeller
    2012 Kenny Kaminski, DSR, Hanner Perea, P. Jurkin, ?????

  • Hoosier76

    Queen City Standout

    The talent has never been an issue with Aaron Thomas, and now the 6-foot-5 wing is beginning to put it all together. In a night game for the Queen City Prophets, Thomas was nothing short of spectacular in taking his game to a new level.

    During the high school season Thomas looked to be more of a small forward because of his average ability to handle the basketball, but since that time he has put in work in the gym and now it is showing itself on the court.

    Quite simply Thomas couldn't come close to being stopped on Saturday night. He was hitting from three, he got to the rim, finished well above the rim with a variety of dunks, and also was hitting from the mid-range with great touch.

    What was most impressive is how tight his handle looks. Thomas now legitimately has made the transition to being a shooting guard, and it showed. He was able to break his man down off the dribble going either direction, and also now has a dynamic crossover dribble, especially from left to right.

    On his way to probably well over 40 points, Thomas proved that he is a high-major basketball player in a big, big way.

    This is a little blurb from a Peegs article about the King James Shooting Stars Classic. Sounds like he is putting the work in

  • Hoosier76

    Queen City Standout

    The talent has never been an issue with Aaron Thomas, and now the 6-foot-5 wing is beginning to put it all together. In a night game for the Queen City Prophets, Thomas was nothing short of spectacular in taking his game to a new level.

    During the high school season Thomas looked to be more of a small forward because of his average ability to handle the basketball, but since that time he has put in work in the gym and now it is showing itself on the court.

    Quite simply Thomas couldn't come close to being stopped on Saturday night. He was hitting from three, he got to the rim, finished well above the rim with a variety of dunks, and also was hitting from the mid-range with great touch.

    What was most impressive is how tight his handle looks. Thomas now legitimately has made the transition to being a shooting guard, and it showed. He was able to break his man down off the dribble going either direction, and also now has a dynamic crossover dribble, especially from left to right.

    On his way to probably well over 40 points, Thomas proved that he is a high-major basketball player in a big, big way.

    This is a little blurb from a Peegs article about the King James Shooting Stars Classic. Sounds like he is putting the work in

  • Kelin Blab

    I read that and was pleased with the article. Apparently the kid has worked on his game and for him to hopefully be the heir apparent to Mo Creek would be great. I think our 2011 class will be dynamite along with 2012, I have updated my predictions based on a JD article I read….

    + Dav is doesn't deny that he could be close to making a college decision. His father, who works for the city of Muncie as a driver, would like for him to stay close but doesn't discount out-of-state schools as a possibility.

    + “I'm looking at the coaching, style of play and players on the team already.

    Dad wants him close to him and Ball State sucks and he would like to see what players are on the team….could that be Austin Etherington?

    2011 AE, J.Davis, Aaron Thomas, Tyler Zeller
    2012 Kenny Kaminski, DSR, Hanner Perea, P. Jurkin, ?????

  • Diesel

    The last Muncie Central star that went to BSU turned out pretty well…(Bonzi)

    Kellen, the classes you mention are solid solid solid and would be a 100% indication that IU has turned it around and competing for things like B10 championships and NCAA tournament runs. And I know this whole scholarship thing is very fluid, but without any transfers this year it puts us in a huge bind. If Emmanual Negedu clears and gets signed, we are out of schollies in 2011 for JD, Aaron Thomas, and Zeller. Plenty of room in 2012, and I love the list by the way.

    My question to you is, looking at the scholly numbers, and noting typically that it has to be a pretty extreme circumstance for a junior to transfer, how will this happen? If Big Tom isn't transferring this year, he will finish as a Hoosier. My possibilities would be Roth (who could reclassify with redshirt), Bawa, or Sheehey, not that I necessarily want anyone to go, just trying to make sense of it.

  • Diesel

    The last Muncie Central star that went to BSU turned out pretty well…(Bonzi)

    Kellen, the classes you mention are solid solid solid and would be a 100% indication that IU has turned it around and competing for things like B10 championships and NCAA tournament runs. And I know this whole scholarship thing is very fluid, but without any transfers this year it puts us in a huge bind. If Emmanual Negedu clears and gets signed, we are out of schollies in 2011 for JD, Aaron Thomas, and Zeller. Plenty of room in 2012, and I love the list by the way.

    My question to you is, looking at the scholly numbers, and noting typically that it has to be a pretty extreme circumstance for a junior to transfer, how will this happen? If Big Tom isn't transferring this year, he will finish as a Hoosier. My possibilities would be Roth (who could reclassify with redshirt), Bawa, or Sheehey, not that I necessarily want anyone to go, just trying to make sense of it.

  • Uncle Joey

    Dwight McCombs to Central Florida… huh??

    http://midstatehoops.com/v5/?p=5123

  • Uncle Joey

    Dwight McCombs to Central Florida… huh??

    http://midstatehoops.com/v5/?p=5123

  • Kelin Blab

    Diesel the scholly thing I always leave for the big money men to figure out. I go on what Crean has said….” we have to be prepared to sign guys that want to come here”, and he was saying this in context to the number of kids they signed last year and their scholly challenges. I can come up with 3 names for sure that we all know that could be on a transfer list and we all know who they are. I also can come up with one more….but it isn't Sheehey. I think if Sheehey produces and especially from the perimeter, he could be the reason someone else could be out the door.

    My gut tells me knowing what Crean is trying to do in 2011 and 2012…SOMEONE…is leaving this year..and possibly one more person…And especially if EMan gets cleared and commits to IU….I don't have any insider info but looking at the positions Crean is recruiting for 2011, a wing in thomas, a combo guard in JD, and Zeller a big….leads me to believe he would make room for them if they wanted to come…..and can you blame him?

    Another thing to consider, given Eman's situtation if he gets cleared to play, Crean could ask him for one year to walk on and earn his scholly and I don't think he would object to it and not unreasonable to ask…..

    I always say…as a fan…when Hoosier Hysteria hits…no one including me nor you, ever say…gee where is Nick Williams, Ben Allen, or Malik Story…it is the guys on the court …..

  • Kelin Blab

    Diesel the scholly thing I always leave for the big money men to figure out. I go on what Crean has said….” we have to be prepared to sign guys that want to come here”, and he was saying this in context to the number of kids they signed last year and their scholly challenges. I can come up with 3 names for sure that we all know that could be on a transfer list and we all know who they are. I also can come up with one more….but it isn't Sheehey. I think if Sheehey produces and especially from the perimeter, he could be the reason someone else could be out the door.

    My gut tells me knowing what Crean is trying to do in 2011 and 2012…SOMEONE…is leaving this year..and possibly one more person…And especially if EMan gets cleared and commits to IU….I don't have any insider info but looking at the positions Crean is recruiting for 2011, a wing in thomas, a combo guard in JD, and Zeller a big….leads me to believe he would make room for them if they wanted to come…..and can you blame him?

    Another thing to consider, given Eman's situtation if he gets cleared to play, Crean could ask him for one year to walk on and earn his scholly and I don't think he would object to it and not unreasonable to ask…..

    I always say…as a fan…when Hoosier Hysteria hits…no one including me nor you, ever say…gee where is Nick Williams, Ben Allen, or Malik Story…it is the guys on the court …..

  • Diesel

    The last Muncie Central star that went to BSU turned out pretty well…(Bonzi)

    Kellen, the classes you mention are solid solid solid and would be a 100% indication that IU has turned it around and competing for things like B10 championships and NCAA tournament runs. And I know this whole scholarship thing is very fluid, but without any transfers this year it puts us in a huge bind. If Emmanual Negedu clears and gets signed, we are out of schollies in 2011 for JD, Aaron Thomas, and Zeller. Plenty of room in 2012, and I love the list by the way.

    My question to you is, looking at the scholly numbers, and noting typically that it has to be a pretty extreme circumstance for a junior to transfer, how will this happen? If Big Tom isn't transferring this year, he will finish as a Hoosier. My possibilities would be Roth (who could reclassify with redshirt), Bawa, or Sheehey, not that I necessarily want anyone to go, just trying to make sense of it.

  • Uncle Joey

    Dwight McCombs to Central Florida… huh??

    http://midstatehoops.com/v5/?p=5123

  • Kelin Blab

    Diesel the scholly thing I always leave for the big money men to figure out. I go on what Crean has said….” we have to be prepared to sign guys that want to come here”, and he was saying this in context to the number of kids they signed last year and their scholly challenges. I can come up with 3 names for sure that we all know that could be on a transfer list and we all know who they are. I also can come up with one more….but it isn't Sheehey. I think if Sheehey produces and especially from the perimeter, he could be the reason someone else could be out the door.

    My gut tells me knowing what Crean is trying to do in 2011 and 2012…SOMEONE…is leaving this year..and possibly one more person…And especially if EMan gets cleared and commits to IU….I don't have any insider info but looking at the positions Crean is recruiting for 2011, a wing in thomas, a combo guard in JD, and Zeller a big….leads me to believe he would make room for them if they wanted to come…..and can you blame him?

    Another thing to consider, given Eman's situtation if he gets cleared to play, Crean could ask him for one year to walk on and earn his scholly and I don't think he would object to it and not unreasonable to ask…..

    I always say…as a fan…when Hoosier Hysteria hits…no one including me nor you, ever say…gee where is Nick Williams, Ben Allen, or Malik Story…it is the guys on the court …..

  • Kelin Blab

    WOW….Saw this on Indy Star with Hutch…..a impressive feature at Cook Hall….again…WOW

    One of my favorite features of the new facility is the ability the coaches have through video during practice. There are two large cameras permanently installed in both the men's and women's practice courts. One is at the midcourt line on the side, the other behind the basket. Tom Crean has a key he carries in his pocket that he can push a button on and it will mark that spot in practice. If he wants, he move directly to an area in the corner of the practice court where he can bring the players over. There, a large screen, which is protected by doors that have padding on them, can be opened up and Crean has the ability to take the team instantly to any point he wants in the practice they've been holding. On a side screen, he can use it as telestrator and give immediate instruction. The days of having to wait until the end of practice or the next day to pound home points are over. Crean and his staff have the ability to do it immediately.

  • Kelin Blab

    WOW….Saw this on Indy Star with Hutch…..a impressive feature at Cook Hall….again…WOW

    One of my favorite features of the new facility is the ability the coaches have through video during practice. There are two large cameras permanently installed in both the men's and women's practice courts. One is at the midcourt line on the side, the other behind the basket. Tom Crean has a key he carries in his pocket that he can push a button on and it will mark that spot in practice. If he wants, he move directly to an area in the corner of the practice court where he can bring the players over. There, a large screen, which is protected by doors that have padding on them, can be opened up and Crean has the ability to take the team instantly to any point he wants in the practice they've been holding. On a side screen, he can use it as telestrator and give immediate instruction. The days of having to wait until the end of practice or the next day to pound home points are over. Crean and his staff have the ability to do it immediately.

  • Kelin Blab

    WOW….Saw this on Indy Star with Hutch…..a impressive feature at Cook Hall….again…WOW

    One of my favorite features of the new facility is the ability the coaches have through video during practice. There are two large cameras permanently installed in both the men's and women's practice courts. One is at the midcourt line on the side, the other behind the basket. Tom Crean has a key he carries in his pocket that he can push a button on and it will mark that spot in practice. If he wants, he move directly to an area in the corner of the practice court where he can bring the players over. There, a large screen, which is protected by doors that have padding on them, can be opened up and Crean has the ability to take the team instantly to any point he wants in the practice they've been holding. On a side screen, he can use it as telestrator and give immediate instruction. The days of having to wait until the end of practice or the next day to pound home points are over. Crean and his staff have the ability to do it immediately.