Around the Hall: Zeller, Scout’s 2012 rankings, more

  • 09/14/2010 12:01 pm in

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Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on.

+ According to this tweet, Tom Crean will make an in-home visit today with 2011 Washington forward Cody Zeller.

+ Crean went on a Twitter run Monday and admitted giving up field-level access to the Ravens-Jets Monday night game in order to recruit. So who did Crean see on Monday? Hanner Perea. And also Collin Hartman and Trey Lyles.

+ Scout.com updated its 2012 rankings. Gary Harris (15), Hanner Perea (21), Jeremy Hollowell (29), Yogi Ferrell (36), D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (37) and Ron Patterson (69).

+ According to a premium story on SpartanMag.com, Harris is down to Indiana, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Xavier.

+ eph521, one of the ITH comment overlords, sent us the following video interview with 2011 point guard Cezar Guerrero.

+ IUHoosiers.com posted a profile of junior center Guy-Marc Michel.

+ Illinois coach Bruce Weber showed up at Lawrence Central’s lunch room to visit Hollowell.

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  • Diesel

    Sorry, I didn’t distinguish in-home vs workout. I had just seen that Butler was there on opening day and Roy Williams was there on Sunday, but had not seen whether it was in-home. Looking back on what I had read, you are correct that CTC was classified as in-home. Very nice! Although the case was made by Dakich that it probably doesn’t matter with the Zellers (as opposed to someone like DSR – my input) what order any of the visits take place in.

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least I know I’m not losing my mind about the in-home visits. 🙂

    … and my hope stays alive about our ‘ideal’ position of being first and last.

    Dakich knows more than me and might be right that being first or last is meaningless for the Zellers.But… My hope is that the Crean visit went well and since we were first that Cody will compare everything hereafter to how much he enjoyed Crean’s visit. Wishing thinking, glass half-full – yes! But many of us know from business deals, sales presentations, etc… getting in first AND having the last chance to speak – sometimes that pays dividends.

  • Anonymous

    The incentive is to do the right thing… and not allow a coach who lied to the NCAA to lead your program. It’s a matter of principle. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no saint… and believe in second, third, fourth, etc chances for people. I think Pearl is a good coach and deserves a job somewhere – BUT – there should be a consequence to lying to the NCAA and not just a financial penalty… that sends the wrong message to me.

    I understand the logic of the program potentially being better off with Pearl in a few years… but I think that’s focusing on the wrong thing. It’s not all about winning in my opinion… it’s about doing what’s right. I suppose we can disagree on what “right” means in this case.

  • Anonymous

    The incentive is to do the right thing… and not allow a coach who lied to the NCAA to lead your program. It’s a matter of principle. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no saint… and believe in second, third, fourth, etc chances for people. I think Pearl is a good coach and deserves a job somewhere – BUT – there should be a consequence to lying to the NCAA and not just a financial penalty… that sends the wrong message to me.

    I understand the logic of the program potentially being better off with Pearl in a few years… but I think that’s focusing on the wrong thing. It’s not all about winning in my opinion… it’s about doing what’s right. I suppose we can disagree on what “right” means in this case.

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    They’ll eventually get him for something Gary. It’ll either happen when he starts to get old and slips up on his cover-ups or he’ll tank the winningest program in college basketball in pUKe and then other top schools won’t touch him so he’ll have to get a job at Fresno or something like that.

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    HA

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    Yeah, they are way off on that one! A 7-footer that can run, jump, catch a tough pass, blocks shots without fouling, and has a finger wag should be a top 50 player at least!

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    It is between us and OSU. He’s even said that’s the leaders.

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    From what I’ve heard, he’s a bigger name than a player. Didn’t get the size his dad had (yet) and definitely doesn’t have the game.

  • Anonymous

    Dakich may be the man, but I think it is pretty apparent that the first is memorable because you compare everything to it, and the last is memorable because it is the most recent. I don’t care if you are a Zeller, Smith, Goober, or … Dakich. The timing definitely does not hurt, and I would go so far as to say it gives an, albeit slight, advantage.

  • Anonymous

    That is hilarious.

  • millzy32

    Hope it’s because we’re the only school that has a chance and everyone else knows it. Probably just a misprint though.

  • Anonymous

    I agree- he will get caught. The NCAA seems to be on a tear lately- FINALLY coming down on USC after 5yrs, busting chops in SEC & ACC football and the level of nonsense in basketball is becoming an embarrassment. UK/Calipari appear to be flaunting the rules with this Anthony Davis kid and all of last years mercenaries. I will bet $$ this doesn’t end well for them and sooner then later.

  • Anonymous

    I agree- he will get caught. The NCAA seems to be on a tear lately- FINALLY coming down on USC after 5yrs, busting chops in SEC & ACC football and the level of nonsense in basketball is becoming an embarrassment. UK/Calipari appear to be flaunting the rules with this Anthony Davis kid and all of last years mercenaries. I will bet $$ this doesn’t end well for them and sooner then later.

  • Baseball Montgomery Buc

    He’s not as good as his dad but he’s pretty good. He’s 6’6” with good athletic ability. He can shoot it and score it from anywhere. The only weakness is that he needs to add strength. But mark my words, he will end up thriving in a system like Belein’s, where it’s an offensive system made for shooters and scorers.

  • It’s just a few phone calls! What coach has ever gotten fired for making too many phone calls and then lying about it? Oh, wait … never mind.

  • It’s just a few phone calls! What coach has ever gotten fired for making too many phone calls and then lying about it? Oh, wait … never mind.

  • Celebrity Jeopardy, even.

  • Anonymous

    I will admit I’m a Bruce Pearl apologist (USI, class of ’93) but I don’t disagree with giving him a second chance because he hasn’t had any issues before this. He’s always run a clean program (unless he just hasn’t been caught,) and cleaned up a lot of the garbage that was going on with the players at Tennessee. That being said, one tiny error and he’d be gone.

  • Anonymous

    At which point Fresno will become a perennial top 10 program, because shady kids and shady parents don’t mind shady coaches

  • Outoftheloop

    And the unstoppable Skyhook!

  • Outoftheloop

    If the NCAA strips Calipari of his wins in 2009-10, will that mean not only has he never appeared OFFICIALLY in a Final Four or won a Championship, but he has also never reached the Elite Eight? I would like that!

  • Outoftheloop

    And he took Algebra 3 BEFORE he took Algebra 2, according to Yahoo Sports!

  • straight story

    Schools in talks with Gabe York to this date are: 9 of the “Pac 10′, Georgetown, Kansas, OK, Notre Dame, Marquette,Syracuse,V.Tech and more.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not looking good for Pearl.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=5575856

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    Very, very true . . . ala Jerry T and UNLV!!!

  • garyindiana_311

    i don’t disagree thats it’s right thing for the sake of integrity, but what has the SEC shown you whats more important to them, money or integrity? i was explaining why tenn just docked his pay instead of canning him.

  • oldred1976

    I was thinking about going down in front of the NCAA in Indy and carrying picket signs like “Hey NCAA grow some balls and Ban Calipari” I’m Sure with the combined imagination of ITH we could come up with some memorable jabs maybe even make a youtube vid. What do ya think?

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    I think every IU fan should wear prison scrubs to the IU/pUKe game this season! Next year when it’s back in Indiana there should be some great chants out of the student section as well!

  • Anonymous

    Something about birds of a feather flocking together. I guess the only thing to determine is where the vulture roosts.

  • Anonymous

    At this point it starting to look like you could play him for that salary in Go Fish….and win. LOL

  • Anonymous

    I believe it’s called a picture is worth a thousand words. A very good example of putting Photo Shop to work for what it was probably originally invented for.

  • Anonymous

    I believe it’s called a picture is worth a thousand words. A very good example of putting Photo Shop to work for what it was probably originally invented for.

  • stonaroni

    In talks or full rides?

  • stonaroni

    There are so many rules with recruiting it is a joke. Pearl didnt give the kid money. Pearl had a couple players to his house. How was that wrong? The NCAA would rather frown on a coach looking after a recruit and trying to show hospitality and his humility than truly police the agents and their runners who have infultrated all NCAA amateur sports. A coach wants the kid to get a four year education and help set the table for the future, the agent is looking to make money. The NCAA isn’t too far behind with their TV deals and tournament/bowl coverage.

    I bet the kid was there with Pearl’s son or a coach. Either way the NCAA continues to try to enforce their rules while thousands of student athletes garner no wages, yet makes millions of dollars each year for the NCAA.

  • Anonymous

    Our local UK apologist show host was explaining that yesterday, and he says that Algebra 3 is actually trigonometry, which doesn’t truly require algebra as a prerequisite. Of course, if Calipari were to ever run out of toilet paper this guy would gladly offer to do the job bare-handed for him.

  • Anonymous

    Aw hell, don’t even bring up Jeopardy on me. My year and a half in the contestant pool has expired without getting called (for the second time) and now I have to try out again.

  • Anonymous

    “You are dirty, you’re a hack;
    your Final Fours are taken back…”