Video: Park Tudor point guard Yogi Ferrell

  • 11/23/2010 8:41 am in

On the eve of his college announcement, which Zach and I will both attend and then record the ITH podcast from, here are two new highlight videos of 2012 Park Tudor point guard Yogi Ferrell.

Ferrell, the No. 2 point in his class according to Rivals.com, will choose between Butler, Indiana, Florida, Wake Forest and Virginia prior to his team’s season opener against University:

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  • Anonymous

    Wow. IU has needed a heady PG like this for a long time. Able to drive, draw the double/triple team, dish to the open man… splash.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say that I am more excited about Yogi playing here than any other player we’ve signed. I think the addition of a very solid point guard will (hopefully) get rid of our Achilles heel… TOs.

  • MillaRed

    The kid is downright nasty. The Blur!

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    I heard that Lou Alcinder, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Isaiah Thomas are all going to come out of retirement and have put IU at the top of their lists. Why not? Everything else seems to be going CTC’s way.

    Anyway, I cannot wait to see Yogi play. I’ve already made it a point to schedule a few short jaunts down to the Indy area this winter to watch Lyles, Buss, Yogi, and some other IU recruits but I CAN’T WAIT to see Yogi!!!

    Is it just me or could he be the best PG that IU has ever recruited outside of Zeke. I know how good AJ Guyton was but he didn’t come in as a PG. He was more of a scoring guard and Michael Lewis and Luke Jimenez were the supposed natural PG’s, although Jimenez was too slow. Yogi is lightning fast, uses both hands equally effectively on the bounce and pass and at the rim, has a great shot, can jump well enough to make up for his diminutive stature, and sees the whole floor.

    I think the closest to a PG with high expectations and buzz would be Neil Reed in 1994-1995 and he was nowhere near as talented as Yogi is!

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    I’m just sitting here watching these videos over and over again. I can’t stop.

    In video number 1, at the .25 second mark or so, Yogi makes a sick crossover move then uses his left hand to carry the ball over a defender and put up a runner and score. The move is my favorite move because I think he traveled but he did is so freaking quick that the refs didn’t even have a chance to catch it!!!

    Amazing!!!

  • Anonymous

    video #1 at 43 second mark…sry Buss

  • Anonymous

    I was always in a way more excited about getting Yogi than everyone else. And that is saying a lot! The kid looks like a straight baller and where I am usually most in favor of height at most positions, I love his size – being smaller helps him. This may sound a bit crazy, but I picture him making it to the next level at some point (hopefully after 4 years of college ball) – he could be a player like Curry that makes up for his size with so many other explosive talents. Being in the point position and being as good as I think he will be, I think he will see the most minutes of all the IU players on the team – it will be very hard to ever take him out. He is, in my eyes, the biggest part of the puzzle to making a memorable run in the tournament.

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    He’s small but he’s strong. He’s short but thick and quick so it’s hard for guys to stay with him!

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    He’s small but he’s strong. He’s short but thick and quick so it’s hard for guys to stay with him!

  • HoosierFromCT

    hahaha, love the travel comment. He has “NBA” written all over him, so it makes sense that refs don’t call it, cuz they want him to get use to it.

  • HoosierFromCT

    hahaha, love the travel comment. He has “NBA” written all over him, so it makes sense that refs don’t call it, cuz they want him to get use to it.

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  • Anonymous

    I was amazed at his quickness and cuts to the basket in the first video. Lightning fast. (Is Yogi even the right nickname for this kid?)In the second video, Yogi impresses with unselfish play, with the right pass at the right time. He will be an assists machine with the players around him at IU.

  • Anonymous

    The Blur is a better nickname. I like it.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Star is jumping the gun with this ‘story’ to get some readers.

    It’s really become a ‘Mr. Obvious’ situation with Yogi, hasn’t it? In spirit, Yogi committed to IU on Nov 11th, 2010, the same day Cody announced. Amen.

  • Yogi is my fav recruit. Agree with the other comments – haven’t seen someone this good at the point since Zeke (IMHO pound for pound one of the best to ever play the game)…

    Also hope to get Harris and could we get a banger (like Lauderdale at OSU) – ie a big with some girth/leap/ and quick? Does Hammons fit that bill? Jurkin if he bulks up certainly could but I doubt he will bulk up for 4-5 yrs. I was hoping Guy would do that – please free guy

  • N71

    All the pieces are there if we can get Yogi. We’ll have good bigs in Peter, Hanner, and Cody. We’ll have wings in Harris, Hollowell, Will, and Victor. We’ll have points in Yogi and Hulls. Solid well rounded team with no apparent weaknesses. We’ll be able to defend any type of team and impose our will on offense. The collective gpa will be strong and these guys can return to Indiana after their NBA careers and play leadership roles in the communities in some form or fashion for the rest of their lives. Once it snows here in Indy I’m making a Martha the Mop Lady snow woman, putting a fire on, and kickin’ back to watch the Hoosiers who have turned the corner allowing me to finally smile again when I think of IU Basketball.

  • Yogi Kelin Harris

    Talk about closing borders….a la RMK style
    STATE RANKINGS
    2011 class – #3 player Zeller #6 Etherington
    2012 class – #4 Ferrell #5 Patterson (Still waiting on #1 player Harris and #3 Hollowell)
    2013 class – #1 Hartman #8 Devin Davis
    2014 class – #1 player Lyles Blackmon top 5

    More than likely Mr. Basketball Zeller, Ferrell, Trey Lyles

  • MillaRed

    I know he is playing against high school level kids but wow, he is breaking ankles out there. The thing that separates him IMO is that range. The kid is all net. Off the dribble. Mid-range. Doesn’t matter.

    Of course you want to play with The Blur, you are getting open 12 footers all day long. And in the case of The Buss and Gary Harris, easy transition baskets.

  • MillaRed

    I too have wondered if CZ or Hanner could play the 3 spot so all of these guys are on the floor together. But I’m not sure it’s going to happen. Those dudes are still growing!

  • MillaRed

    Did you watch the Duke-Marquette game last night Kelin? Did RMK save Dicky V’s soul at some point in his life?

    That guy mentions Coach Knight 4 times a game. He could be a color commentator for women’s figure skating and would thank Bobby for inventing ice. It’s amazing.

  • Yogi Kelin Harris

    Yes I watched it and my ‘like” for Dickie V is sinking. I think Tony Parker was interested in talking with RMK until Dicky V got mad and ran him away. I hope he doesn’t do any of our games this year. It has become too much……

  • MillaRed

    Ditto on the Dicky V fan club. A-n-n-o-y-i-n-g………….

  • marcusgresham

    I’d seriously consider contacting Abdul-Jabbar and seeing if he’d like to come work with Guy.

  • Yogi Kelin Harris

    Just got a look at this video….some of these plays are against Pike w Teague and some are against Ron Patterson.

  • Yogi Kelin Harris

    Just got a look at this video….some of these plays are against Pike w Teague and some are against Ron Patterson.