Etherington, Zeller post big numbers in holiday tournaments

  • 01/02/2011 4:54 pm in

Washington’s Cody Zeller (40) catches a pass from Kurtis Anthony (24) in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic on December 30 at New Castle. Washington fell to Center Grove, 68-64. Photo by Jamie Owens of J. Scott Photography. Click here to view a gallery from this game and other Indiana high school games.

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how 2011 signees Austin Etherington and Cody Zeller, IU’s eight 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): Hamilton Heights went 4-0 in two days and won the Richmond Holiday Tournament. Etherington was named MVP of the event. Twenty-six points in a 77-45 rout of Northeastern on Dec. 28. Followed that up later in the day with 29 points in a 67-43 win over Floyd Central. On Dec. 29, Etherington scored 20 points in a 66-40 win over Guerin Catholic and scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 66-61 win over Tipton.

+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Twenty-four points in a 84-57 conference win over Mt. Vernon (Posey) on Dec. 28. Led Washington with 24 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and an assist in a 68-64 loss to Center Grove in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic on Dec. 30. Washington also fell to Warsaw, 46-44, in the consolation game of the Hall of Fame Classic. Zeller had 13 points and 15 rebounds. He was named to the all-tournament team. (Inside the Hall coverage links: Here and here.)

2012 COMMITMENTS

+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Did not play as La Lumiere was off for holiday break.

+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Twelve points in a 67-48 win at Tri-West on Dec. 28. Seventeen points in a 49-40 win over Winchester at Mackey Arena on Dec. 29 in the SuperHoops New Year Classic. Twenty-one points in a 76-53 win at Lapel on Dec. 30.

+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Seven points in a 68-48 win over the Arden Christ School on Dec. 29. UFCA won 65-54 at Walton on Dec. 28, but no individual numbers for Jurkin were available. UFCA also played at I.C. Norcom on Dec. 30, but no results were available.

+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Fourteen points, five rebounds and six blocks in a 72-56 win over Jeffersonville at Mackey Arena on December 29. On Dec. 30, scored 25 points in a 72-59 win over Southport and seven points in a 45-38 win over Chatard in the Broad Ripple Tournament. Patterson attended the Indiana-Ohio State game at Assembly Hall on Friday.

2012 CLASS

+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Twenty-three points in a 76-72 overtime win over Lawrence Central on Dec. 29. Harris also attended the Indiana-Ohio State game at Assembly Hall on Friday.

+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Twenty-two points and nine rebounds in a 76-72 overtime loss at Hamilton Southeastern on Dec. 29.

+ Mitch McGary (Brewster Academy): Did not play as Brewster Academy was off for holiday break.

2013 COMMITMENTS

+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Did not play. Cathedral returns to action on Jan. 4 against Indianapolis Northwest.

+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Nineteen points in a 59-50 loss to Munster in the Marion Tournament on Dec. 29. Did not play (back) in a 47-45 win over Marion on Dec. 30.

2013 CLASS

+ Basil Smotherman (Heritage Christian): Did not play. Heritage Christian returns to action on Jan. 7 at Park Tudor.

+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Thirteen points and six rebounds in a 72-56 loss to Broad Ripple at Mackey Arena on Dec. 29.

+ Mark Williams (Cleveland Benedictine): Twenty-two points in a 58-56 loss to Hoover on Dec. 28 and 19 points in a 67-60 loss to Berlin Hiland on Dec. 29.

+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): Missed Hamilton Southeastern’s 76-72 overtime win over Lawrence Central on Dec. 29 with a sprained MCL. Irvin is expected to be out for a month. (Update: Irvin will be out at least the next three games.)

2014 COMMITMENTS

+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twenty-seven points in a 90-68 win over Ft. Wayne Snider in the Summit Athletic Conference Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. On the second day of the SAC Tournament, Leuers beat Wayne 73-72 in overtime on and lost to Northrop 78-74. Blackmon Jr. hit 10-of-10 free throws in the second half of the Northrop loss.

+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Did not play. Tech returns to action on Jan. 7 at Brebeuf Jesuit.

2014 CLASS

+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Seventeen points in a 68-65 double overtime win over New Albany on Dec. 29.

+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Did not play. Bosse returns to action on Jan. 7 at Evansville Central.

+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): Fifteen points in a 57-53 loss to Perry Meridian on Dec. 30.

+ P.J. Thompson (Brebeuf Jesuit): Brebeuf won 61-58 at Martinsville on Dec. 30, but no individual stats were available.

+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Seventeen points in a 49-40 win over Winchester at Mackey Arena on Dec. 29 in the SuperHoops New Year Classic. Nine points in a 76-53 win at Lapel on Dec. 30. Park Tudor beat Tri-West, 67-48, on Dec. 28, but no individual stats for Bluiett were available.

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

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  • MillaRed

    Does anyone have an idea of what the younger brother wants to do? Is he getting offers etc??

  • BaseballBuc

    Yeah I agree, both look like they have their heads on straight. We all know how good Sullinger is, but did you pay attention to how smart that kid plays? Don Fischer said this morning, “you can tell he’s a coach’s son.” It’s huge when you get a kid with that much talent and is the son of a coach.

  • stonaroni

    Younger brother wants to play major college basketball. Right now he has been getting attention from mid majors, this summer will prove where he falls as far as interest and offers are concerned.

    CTC has seen Alex play many times as he was an 8th grader dunking in the scrimmages that CTC and Buckley would attend.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Stonaroni or anybody,
    I’ve never seen him play. I know Brain Evans as well as Pat Graham…does his stroke remind you of either play?

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Stonaroni or anybody,
    I’ve never seen him play. I know Brain Evans as well as Pat Graham…does his stroke remind you of either play?

  • Bleeding Crimson

    MillaRed,
    Is Blackmon’s dad coaching now as well?

  • Bleeding Crimson

    MillaRed,
    Is Blackmon’s dad coaching now as well?

  • Bleeding Crimson

    MillaRed,
    Totally agree and that is what I’ve been preaching all along. We are playing mostly soph every minute of every game with just above average talent. 2009 was a good class but no one and dones.

    Ind Banners, 2011 will be a more experience class and with the help of Zeller at the post and AE off the bench for scoring we will be better but we still need a beast at the 5 to be a great TEAM.

    2012 is ours to have until then we need to accept that facts that CTC is doing a great job in teaching these current kids.

  • MillaRed

    If I am not mistaken his dad coaches his high school basketball team.

    By the way, his little brother is rated the #1 player in the 2016 class.

    Hopefully he follows in big brothers footsteps. I would say the chances are
    good!

  • stonaroni

    Funny how this stuff works these days. Before you know it these 5 star players are going to be purebred with studding fees.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    There is another reason why I love this site besides the great IU basketball info…from time to time we get to enjoy the little things in life.

    On the above link you will notice in the upper right hand corner of the home page that there is a pic tagged “you are not supposed to know” that reminds me of a battle that I fight in my warped noggin. I can’t decide who has the best tush between Jessica Alba vs Jessica Biel? Nice to fancy about though. I would have to add whoever’s tush that this may be to the fancy.

    Thanks Himmy for exploiting my noggin.

  • marcusgresham

    Well, sometimes he did play like he had holes in his hands.