Etherington, Zeller post big numbers in weekend games

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how 2011 signees Austin Etherington and Cody Zeller, IU’s seven verbal commitments and other notable prospects with interest in the Hoosiers, are performing at their respective schools.

You can send us stats or results for this report at insidethehall@gmail.com. Here’s our latest update:

2011 SIGNEES

+ Austin Etherington (Hamilton Heights): Twenty-two points and 11 rebounds in 76-58 win at Guerin Catholic on Dec. 4. (Etherington’s younger brother, sophomore Alex, scored 31.)

+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Thirty points (13-of-18 from the field), 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 54-53 upset loss at Evansville Central on Dec. 3. The Hatchets, led by 33 points from Zeller, bounced back with a comfortable 58-43 win at North Daviess on Dec. 4.

2011 CLASS

+ Michael Chandler (Lawrence North): Thirteen points in a 74-53 win at Terre Haute South on Dec. 3. 19 points in a 68-52 win over Marion on Dec. 4.

2012 COMMITMENTS

+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Seven points in a 55-43 loss at Memphis White Station on Dec. 3 and eight points, six rebounds and two blocks against Findlay Prep on Dec. 4.

+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Poured in a game-high 19 points in a 58-45 win over Roncalli on Dec. 4.

+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Nine points in a 77-74 loss at Flora McDonald on Nov. 29. UFCA also played on Dec. 3 (Upper Room) and December 4 (Word of God), but results were not yet posted on the school’s website. Through the first four games, Jurkin was averaging 5.8 ppg.

+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Thirty points in 67-52 rout of Guerin Catholic on Dec. 3. Eighteen of team-high 25 points in the first half as Broad Ripple fell to Cathedral, 68-65, on Dec. 4.

2012 CLASS

+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Nine points in the Royals’ 53-34 win over Mt. Vernon on Dec. 3. Hamilton Southeastern followed up win over Mt. Vernon with a 62-57 win at Pendleton Heights. Harris scored 24.

+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Eighteen points in a 63-56 win at Indianapolis Tech on Dec. 3 and 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 83-73 loss at North Central on Dec. 4.

+ Mitch McGary (Brewster Academy): Ten points in a 83-67 win over the Robinson School on Dec. 3. Brewster also played on Dec. 1, a 100-57 win at the Holderness School, but no individual stats for McGary were reported on the school’s website.

2013 COMMITMENTS

+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Ten points and 10 rebounds in a 61-54 win over Warren Central on Dec. 3 and 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in a 68-65 win at Broad Ripple on Dec. 4.

+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Eleven points and five rebounds in a 61-54 loss at Cathedral on Dec. 3 and 11 points in a 38-37 win at Franklin Central on Dec. 4.

2013 CLASS

+ Basil Smotherman (Heritage Christian): Off until Dec. 7 at Columbus East.

+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Game at Louisville Male on Dec. 4 was postponed due to Male’s participation in the Kentucky state football finals. Baker and the Red Devils will play their first Hoosier Hills Conference game on Dec. 10 at home against Seymour.

+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): Had 10 points in a 53-34 win over Mt. Vernon on Dec. 3 and seven points in a 62-57 win at Pendleton Heights on Dec. 4.

2014 COMMITMENTS

+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twenty-five points in high school debut — a 69-66 win at Mishawaka Marian on Dec. 4.

+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-nine points, 20 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and two steals in a 63-56 loss to Lawrence Central on Dec. 3. Sixteen points in a 56-42 loss at Carmel on Dec. 4.

2014 CLASS

+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Fourteen points in 66-53 loss at Bloomington South on Dec. 4.

+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Off until a Dec. 10 home game against Princeton.

+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): Seven points in a 54-40 loss at Fishers on Dec. 3 and a game-high 25 points in a 58-52 win at Plainfield on Dec. 4.

+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Eleven points and eight rebounds in Park Tudor’s 58-45 win over Roncalli on Dec. 4.

(Note: 2013 prospect Darryl Hicks, who has an offer, is sitting out this season at Louisville Trinity due to KHSAA transfer rules.)

(Photo credit: Associated Press/Darron Cummings)

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Might be possible for him to re-classify back to 2011, but I don’t think that’s the plan.

  • Diesel

    Ace with the assist to Loop. Nice work fellas.

  • Diesel

    Good question on Hammons, not sure. It’s amazing how quickly we move on to the next recruit.

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_Engel Chris Engel

    I can’t wait to see Lyles play. He has put up some great performances so far this season.

  • Diesel

    I’ll see Yogi and Trevon on Saturday. I may try to put a little something together.

  • Diesel

    Uwe, are you going to CTC’s tanning salon?

    By the time I adjust to your picture again it will be someone new.

  • Diesel

    Funny, just ran across this from Reggie Rankin:

    Class of 2012 center A.J. Hammons (Carmel, Ind./Oak Hill Academy) has continued to improve his conditioning and was a presence in the lane against Quality Education (N.C.), recording six blocked shots. Hammons has great size, length and timing.

  • Anonymous

    I understand what you’re saying, but if we were to put a lineup with Jurkin,Zeller, Hanner, AE, Yogi, with Ron Patterson as the sixth man, I would take that versus any six we currently have. Right now, not trying to diss our current players, but…

  • Anonymous

    great post

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Diesel.

  • Anonymous

    Who do people want more Hollowell or Harris? I don’t know much about the two other than what is on this site but I think I want Hollowell more…his size is very intriguing. That would give IU a 3/4 player that the class is lacking. Is Harris interested in football or being a duel sport athlete in college?

  • Kelin OlaHarrispo

    Interesting read on Mitch McGary. Some coaches want him to still go with 2011 but he is not sure yet. Will know more soon. Could that be your Guy replacement? Bringing in another 6’11 Indiana kid. He did mention he may still end up 2012, but 2011 is an option.

  • Kelin OlaHarrispo

    Disco— Both great players, Harris takes you to the final 4, he is Eric Gordon minus the range on his jumpshot, and finally Harris has a college body now. He is the ONE to get and could have a larger impact than Yogi or Cody.

  • Anonymous

    I assume you’re talking about UM Q&A – my feeling from his answers is that 2011 is probably unrealistic. He mentioned how it would be tough b/c of the classes he’s in to qualify for ’11. But who knows, I’d prefer to get him earlier – allow Cody to play the 4 right away and give him a year to improve before the loaded ’12 class.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Good interview, I like how he was upfront with his grade troubles. The more video I see of him I like him more. If he really is 6’11, 255 he has a lot of hustle for a dude that big, that will definitely go over nicely with Hoosier fans.

  • MillaRed

    Are you telling me CWat, TP, Derek and Capo could not lock down Zeller and Perea? Because you would be right………

  • kentuckyhoosier

    lets just leave purdue out of it

  • kentuckyhoosier

    What year is Wannah bail ? And where does AJ hammons fit in the puzzle if at all?

  • kentuckyhoosier

    And I think Jamarcus was an assistant to Tim Garl and helped distribute the pharmacies

  • kentuckyhoosier

    Thanks for the update Alex , being in Louisville I now know that I can go see Darryl baker play Male , and will wearing Hoosier attire .

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    But he is most likely a one-and-done which means JH could have an opportunity to take you to 2 Final Fours instead of the one?

    I’m just playing Devil’s A_D_Head on that one. I’d still rather have Harris but if that’s the choices then IU can’t go wrong.

  • millzy32

    You forgot another great Leader Albert Haynesworth but I agree, great post.

  • millzy32

    Another question. Does Chandler get along with Cody Zeller and Austin Etherington? What do they think of him?

    Have to have some team chemistry and no doubt that these guys have played at some point against each other so they will know what they think of him.

  • millzy32

    Well if he leads us to the Title game in his sophomore year like Jeffries did then I can’t wait.

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