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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s our latest update:
+ Austin Etherington (Hamilton Heights): Thirteen points in a 69-46 win over Lewis Cass on Dec. 10 and 18 points in a 78-58 rout of Tri-Central on Dec. 11.
+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Eighteen points and 17 rebounds in a 61-36 win over Edgewood on Dec. 10. Washington lost for the second time this season on Dec. 11 at Forest Park, 70-65. Zeller finished with 29 points and eight rebounds.
+ Kelvin Amayo (NIA Prep): Averaging 19.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Newark, N.J. based NIA Prep.
+ Michael Chandler (Lawrence North): Twenty-four points and 12 rebounds as Lawrence North fell to Scott County (KY) 92-78 in Lexington on Dec. 11.
+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Thirteen points and 16 rebounds as La Lumiere beat South Bend Riley on Dec. 7. La Lumiere also played St. John’s Military (WI) on Dec. 11, but no stats for Perea were available on the school’s web site.
+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Ten points in a 67-42 win over Beech Grove on Dec. 10. Game-high 29 points as Park Tudor moved to 5-0 with a 59-36 win at Covenant Christian on Dec. 11.
+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): According to this story in The Charlotte Observer, Jurkin is suffering from a stress fracture in his foot.
+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Eighteen points in a 56-45 win at Cardinal Ritter on Dec. 10. Team-high 19 points in a 66-58 win over Harding on Dec. 11.
+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Banked in a 3-pointer with ten seconds remaining in overtime to lift Hamilton Southeastern past host Noblesville, 56-55, on Dec. 10. Harris finished with a game-high 25 points.
+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Twenty-three points as Lawrence Central fell to Pike, 73-55, on Dec. 10.
+ Mitch McGary (Brewster Academy): Brewster won on both Dec. 10 (74-72 over MCI) and Dec. 11 (81-73 over Notre Dame Prep), but McGary’s stats were not listed on the school’s web site.
+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Eight points, nine rebounds and two blocks in a 64-56 win over Indianapolis Tech on Dec. 10. Eight points in a 75-54 win at Perry Meridian on Dec. 11.
+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Fifteen points in a 61-57 win at Fishers on Dec. 9. Fourteen points as Warren Central fell at Avon, 62-52 on Dec. 11.
+ Basil Smotherman (Heritage Christian): Twelve points in a 57-54 overtime win at Columbus East on Dec. 7 and 15 points in a 77-63 win at Bishop Chatard on Dec. 10.
+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Five points in a 65-50 win over Seymour on Dec. 10 and 13 points in a 85-57 rout at Madison on Dec. 11.
+ Mark Williams (Cleveland Benedictine): Eleven points in a 72-53 win over Chicago Lincoln Park on Dec. 10 and 16 points in a 62-55 loss to Columbus Walnut Ridge on Dec. 11.
+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): Five points in a 56-55 overtime win at Noblesville on Dec. 10.
+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Thirteen points, in front of Tom Crean, as Luers beat Ft. Wayne South, 76-74, on Dec. 10 and 21 points as Luers won 60-52 at Anderson on Dec. 11.
+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-two points and eight rebounds in a 64-56 loss at Cathedral on Dec. 11. Eighteen points as Tech drilled Gary Roosevelt, 99-78, on Dec. 11.
+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Eighteen points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 65-56 loss to Castle on Dec. 10.
+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): 19 points as Bosse knocked off Princeton, 76-72, on Dec. 10.
+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): 12 points in a 85-43 loss at Pike on Dec. 11. Brownsburg fell to Zionsville, 45-40, on Dec. 10, but no individual stats for Lands were available.
+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Thirteen points in a 67-42 win over Beech Grove on Dec. 10. Thirteen points in a 59-35 win at Covenant Christian on Dec. 11.
(Note: 2013 prospect Darryl Hicks, who has an offer, is sitting out this season at Louisville Trinity due to KHSAA transfer rules.)