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  • 01/16/2011 9:44 pm in

Cody Zeller talks to the media after signing his National Letter of Intent with Indiana on November 11, 2010. Photo by Inside the Hall.

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): Eleven points in a 72-64 win over Western Boone on Jan. 15. Twenty points and 11 rebounds in a 73-56 win at Lapel on Jan. 14.

+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Battled foul trouble, but still finished with 16 points in a 70-54 win over Jasper on Jan. 14. Twenty-two points in a 49-27 win at Gibson Southern on Jan. 15.

2012 COMMITMENTS

+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): No stats available on the La Porte La Lumiere web site for this week’s games.

+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): A team-high 24 points, but Park Tudor fell 59-48 to Lawrence Central in the semifinals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 14. Thirteen points in a 57-47 win over Indianapolis Roncalli in the first round of the Marion Country tournament on Jan. 12. Eleven points as Park Tudor beat Lutheran, 65-34 in the quarterfinals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 13.

+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Out until February with a stress fracture, according to The Charlotte Observer.

+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Twenty-one points in a 55-53 win at Indianapolis Arlington on Jan. 14.

2012 CLASS

+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Twenty-six points in a 71-70 win over Cincinnati Taft on Jan. 15. (Also, Harris tweeted this.)

+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Twenty-one points, but Lawrence Central fell to Pike, 71-61, in the finals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 15. Twenty points and 12 rebounds in a 59-48 win over Park Tudor in the semifinals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 14. Twenty-seven points and five rebounds in a 81-80 triple overtime win over Ben Davis in the opening round of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 12. Hollowell hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 21 points in a 66-64 win over Lawrence North in the quarterfinals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 13.

+ Mitch McGary (Brewster Academy): Brewster Academy beat the Maine Central Institute, 71-62, on Jan. 14, but no individual stats were posted on the school’s web site as of Sunday evening.

2013 COMMITMENTS

+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Thirteen points in a 63-54 win at Carmel on Jan. 12.

+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Warren Central fell 53-51 in double overtime to Lawrence North in the opening round of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 12. No individual stats were available.

2013 CLASS

+ Basil Smotherman (Heritage Christian): Did not play. Heritage Christian resumes play on Jan. 18 in the Indianapolis City tournament.

+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Twenty points in a 47-40 win at Providence on Jan. 15. Five points in a 57-52 win over Floyd Central on Jan. 14.

+ Mark Williams (Cleveland Benedictine): Twenty points in a 77-63 win over Cardinal Mooney on Jan. 14 and seven points in a 73-57 loss to Buchtel on Jan. 15.

+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): Sixteen points in a 71-70 win over Cincinnati Taft on Jan. 15.

2014 COMMITMENTS

+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Eighteen points in a 87-71 loss to Ft. Wayne Northrop on Jan. 14 and thirty points in a 82-60 win over Ft. Wayne Blackhawk on Jan. 15.

+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-three points in a 71-66 loss to Indianapolis Northwest on Jan. 14.

2014 CLASS

+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Seventeen points in a 63-53 loss at Evansville Central on Jan. 13. Harrison beat Evansville North, 83-65 on Jan. 14, but no stats for Duncan were available. Both games were a part of the Old National Bank Classic.

+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Seventeen points in a 80-64 win over Evansville Memorial in the opening round of the Old National Bank Classic on Jan. 13.Twenty-one points and nine rebounds in a 73-66 win over Evansville Reitz in the semifinals of the Old National Bank Classic on Jan. 14. Bosse fell 76-55 to Castle in the finals of the Old National Bank Classic on Jan. 15. Lyle finished with three points.

+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): Six points in a 54-44 win over Indianapolis Manual on Jan. 15.

+ P.J. Thompson (Brebeuf Jesuit): Eight points in a 81-51 loss to North Central in the opening round of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 12.

+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Six points, but Park Tudor fell 59-48 to Lawrence Central in the semifinals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 14. Fourteen points in a 57-47 win over Indianapolis Roncalli in the first round of the Marion Country tournament on Jan. 12. Park Tudor beat Lutheran, 65-34 in the quarterfinals of the Marion County tournament on Jan. 13, but no individual stats 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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  • A Train

    Alex,

    Great 3A game at Washington on Friday night. Washington vs. Princeton (last 3 3A titles between the two programs)
    Should be a great atmosphere, love Washington’s gym.
    My buddy is the coach at Princeton and I’m headed to the game. I’ll post some thoughts on CZ after the game.

    A Train

  • HoosierMitch

    Always love the updates. What a great site this Alex and company. Keep it up.

  • Anonymous

    Lyle had 3 points in the title game against Castle.

  • Thanks. I’ll get this updated in the morning.

  • kentuckyhoosier

    seems like harris and hollowell are having great years .Any word on where they will play aau ball?

  • Anonymous

    I plan on being at the Friday night game in Washington also. I have never seen CZ live and I thought this would be a good chance to get a look at him against a strong team.

    I’ll try to post my two cents worth over the weekend.

  • Hollowell seems to be at the top in the ’12 class…….how nice would it be to catch Hollowell in there yet?!

  • Hollowell plays with Eric Gordon All-Stars and Harris plays for D-3 Heat.

  • marcusgresham

    I assume the pic of Harris is a rebound. If he’s launching for a dunk from that far through traffic I don’t even know how to begin to describe that.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I’ve said it before but I hope the stress fracture Jurkin is suffering from isn’t in his foot! For bigs of that size stress fractures can be a real problem!

  • It was a dunk. And he finished it, I’m told.

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Someone PLEASE find a video of that and post the link

  • Anonymous

    What about Walter Pitchford?

  • Haven’t been able to find stats for him, so I’ve yet to add him to the report.

  • MillaRed

    OK that is an X-Box dunk. Can’t wait to see it.

    I am not feeling warm and fuzzy about the prospect of Harris coming to IU. I think there are too many stars coming in and he wants his own to shine brighter.

  • Anonymous

    I am so thankful to have you guys that put all of this together. You do such a great job and give us so much information. It is truly appreciated and keep up the great work guys!!!!

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Holy crap.

  • stonaroni

    Not saying he will ever come to IU or have the opportunity with a scholly offer, but Alex Etherington is becoming a legit talent. He has had a very solid soph season in high school so far.

    Alex will hit the scene this summer and should get a lot of attention.

    Alex is 6’5″ extremely athletic, jumps like a deer and can wreck the rim already. Alex is not afraid to hit the 3 either. He reminds me of a Luke Recker type of player.

    Not sure where he will be playing this summer in AAU, but he has improved a ton this year.
    Will not be shocked if he picks up offers this summer from teams like Butler, Xavier, New Mexico, etc.

  • GFDave

    I went back and did some digging in the data. I hope I didn’t make any errors, but here are the recruit scoring averages for games reported by ITH from Dec 6 through yesterday:

    2011 Etherington – 18.3
    2011 Zeller – 23.1
    2012 Perea – 11.5
    2012 Ferrell – 16.5
    2012 Jurkin – 9.0
    2012 Patterson – 21.3
    2012 Harris – 18.8
    2012 Hollowell – 17.2
    2012 McGary – 10.0
    2013 Hartman – 11.8
    2013 Davis – 16.2
    2013 Smotherman – 11.0
    2013 Baker – 13.3
    2013 Williams – 17.6
    2013 Irvin – 10.7
    2014 Blackmon – 23.1
    2014 Lyles – 20.7
    2014 Duncan – 16.4
    2014 Lyle – 15.5
    2014 Lands – 13.5
    2014 Thompson – 8.0
    2014 Bluiett – 11.6

    Some of these kids have only one or two games reported on them (Jurkin, Perea) others have a solid representation of how their season is going (Zeller, Etherington). Notice how Patterson is just playing great. Also Blackmon and Lyles jump off the stat line as frosh, or any year really.

  • GFDave

    I went back and did some digging in the data. I hope I didn’t make any errors, but here are the recruit scoring averages for games reported by ITH from Dec 6 through yesterday:

    2011 Etherington – 18.3
    2011 Zeller – 23.1
    2012 Perea – 11.5
    2012 Ferrell – 16.5
    2012 Jurkin – 9.0
    2012 Patterson – 21.3
    2012 Harris – 18.8
    2012 Hollowell – 17.2
    2012 McGary – 10.0
    2013 Hartman – 11.8
    2013 Davis – 16.2
    2013 Smotherman – 11.0
    2013 Baker – 13.3
    2013 Williams – 17.6
    2013 Irvin – 10.7
    2014 Blackmon – 23.1
    2014 Lyles – 20.7
    2014 Duncan – 16.4
    2014 Lyle – 15.5
    2014 Lands – 13.5
    2014 Thompson – 8.0
    2014 Bluiett – 11.6

    Some of these kids have only one or two games reported on them (Jurkin, Perea) others have a solid representation of how their season is going (Zeller, Etherington). Notice how Patterson is just playing great. Also Blackmon and Lyles jump off the stat line as frosh, or any year really.

  • kentuckyhoosier

    Thanks Alex , getting one of the two would be geat !

  • I went and watched Ron Patterson play last night. This dude is going to be very good. He hit pull up threes, got some and 1s, and had an absolute monster dunk after following his own shot off of a miss from the right side. He also was a one man press break and demonstrated poise towards the end of the game when they were killing time. I was extremely impressed with his game, especially his efficiency. He could be scoring A LOT more, but his team actually has some really good players around him, including his brother who is one of their bigs.

  • base

    I have seen him play three times this year. The first was in Noblesville in the Metro League where he locked down Yogi in the second half. Then he put up 25 points in a losing cause against Hartman and Cathedral, although he was dropping 3’s at above a 50% clip. Then I saw he leadership in Mackey Arena against Jeffersonville where the Rockets won by 18 or so. He was unselfish, a leader and did everything you could ask. His numbers for that game were incredible insofar as points, rebounds, blocks, steal and assist. He is the Buss because he can carry his team anywhere they want to go.

  • N71

    He’s the “Buss” because he’s taking everyone to school. He was also the first Indy kid to commit and got the ball rolling. Ron Patterson shows leadership in many different ways. He going to be great for IU. Not sure about those dancing girls though that Broad Ripple has…only thing missing is a pole. They should get rid of them, very tacky. I had my 10 year old son and he asks, “what are those girls doing?” I turned my head and thought, “sweat Jesus!”. Then replied, “ahhh…ask your mom”.