Ferrell’s 31 points lead Park Tudor to sectional crown

  • 03/06/2011 5:05 pm in

(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

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): Twenty-seven points in a 77-74 sectional semifinal loss to New Palestine on Mar. 4.

+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Thirteen points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot in a 56-36 sectional semifinal win over Vincennes Lincoln on Mar. 4. (HD quality video from the game is available here.) Fifteen points in a 47-36 win over Southridge to win the Southridge sectional on Mar. 5. Up next: Regional against Evansville Bosse on Saturday at Washington.

2012 COMMITMENTS

+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Did not play. Tournament in Pennsylvania this week.

+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Thirty-five points in a 72-61 sectional win over Heritage Christian on Mar. 1. Nine points in a 57-34 sectional semifinal win over Indianapolis Scecina on Mar. 4. Thirty-one points in a 67-51 rout of Indianapolis Washington on Mar. 5 to win the Triton Central sectional. Up next: Regional against Centerville on Saturday at Connersville.

+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Did not play. Season complete.

+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Sixteen points in a 75-61 opening round sectional loss to North Central on Mar. 2.

2012 CLASS

+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Twenty-one points in a 56-51 sectional semifinal win over Fishers on Mar. 4. Fifteen points as Hamilton Southeastern beat Carmel, 57-53, to win the Noblesville sectional on Mar. 5. Up next: Regional against Center Grove on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Twenty-one points in a 60-52 opening round sectional win over Warren Central on Mar. 1. Fourteen points and six rebounds in a 64-61 overtime sectional win over Indianapolis Cathedral on Mar. 4. Twenty-six points in a 83-61 sectional final loss to North Central on Mar. 5.

2013 COMMITMENTS

+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Nine points in a 64-61 overtime loss to Lawrence Central in the sectional semifinals on Mar. 4.

+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Seventeen points in a 60-52 opening round sectional loss to Lawrence Central on Mar. 1.

2013 CLASS

+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Ten points in a 60-52 opening round sectional loss to New Albany on Mar. 1.

+ Mark Williams (Cleveland Benedictine): Seventeen points in a 101-41 Division II Stow District opening round win over Akron North on Feb. 28. Twenty-two points in a 76-45 Division II Stow District second round win over Woodridge on Mar. 4. Up next: Division II Stow District third round game against Buchtel on Wednesday at Stow, Ohio.

+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): No individual totals available for Irvin in a 56-51 sectional semifinal win over Fishers on Mar. 4. Twelve points as Hamilton Southeastern beat Carmel, 57-53, to win the Noblesville sectional on Mar. 5. Up next: Regional against Center Grove on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

2014 COMMITMENTS

+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twenty-one points in a 91-55 sectional semifinal win over Adams Central on Mar. 4. Up next: Sectional championship against Bluffton on Monday at South Adams.

+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-three points in a 73-49 sectional semifinal loss to Avon on Mar. 4.

2014 CLASS

+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Fifteen points in a 78-51 sectional semifinal loss to Castle on Mar. 4.

+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Six points in a 72-58 opening round sectional win over Boonville on Mar. 1. Eighteen points in a 57-42 sectional semifinal win over Gibson Southern on Mar. 4. Twenty-five points and 10 rebounds as Bosse beat Princeton, 64-63, to win the Princeton sectional on Mar. 5. Up next: Regional against Washington on Saturday at Washington.

+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): Eleven points in a 89-56 opening round sectional loss to Indianapolis Pike on Mar. 2.

+ P.J. Thompson (Brebeuf Jesuit): Twenty points in a 71-63 sectional semifinal win over Indianapolis Howe on Mar. 4. Nineteen points in a 59-49 sectional final loss to Indianapolis Roncalli on Mar. 5.

+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Thirteen points in a 72-61 sectional win over Heritage Christian on Mar. 1. Thirteen in a 57-34 sectional semifinal win over Indianapolis Scecina on Mar. 4. Eight points in a 67-51 rout of Indianapolis Washington on Mar. 5 to win the Triton Central sectional. Up next: Regional against Centerville on Saturday at Connersville.

(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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  • Diesel

    Yogi has “it”. No one on our team has “it”. I cannot wait until “it” arrives in Bloomington.

    2012 The Takeover!

  • Kelin Blab

    The success these kids are having in high school will help them tremendously at IU. When you have a group of kids who come from well coached successful programs they take those traits with them to the next level.

  • Luke72

    Good to see that Yogi got the Sectional crown, seems to continue to improve, he’s good now by the time he get’s to IU he’ll be the cure,

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to the sectional winners – GL in the regionals!

  • Anonymous

    I agree 100% on Yogi. I too think he will be much more productive when he has weapons around him (Zeller / Patterson / etc.) and defenses are not keyed in on him. He puts up incredible #s when he is played one-on-one and can set people up all day long. We need to get some shooters in place to take advantage (e.g. Sheehey and Vic need to be shooting about 150 3’s per day this summer and the next preparing).

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to seeing Harris and Irvin face CG at Hinkle on Saturday.

  • Kelin Blab

    CG could win that regional, DSR could be suspended and depending on which Pike team shows up and…..can Harris and Irvin be enough to beat the Grove? Great regional despite being class basketball

  • MillaRed

    I have an idea Kelin. These recruits are watching the same IU team we are and still on the bandwagon thank goodness. Coach is telling them something we don’t know. We are instilling this offense for the long haul etc etc. We all keep speculating and it’s driving me nuts.

    I think I speak for all of us ITH when I say…………..

    We need you to disguise yourself as Gary Harris and ask for a recruitment visit. Truly taking one for the team. We need to know WTH the real plan is because he’s not telling us. Maybe you could hide a laptop in the corner and Skype the meeting?

    Anyway we appreciate your effort because if you don’t do this for us I think that would be pretty selfish.

    Sincerely,

    Milla D. Red

  • MillaRed

    I look at this kid, listen to him and observe his Tweets once in a while. Yogi just seems to have this attitude that says, “Bring it. You wanna stop me? Let’s go.”

    I’m liking me some Yogi.

  • Kelin Blab

    ….but I have no hair, how can I pull this off?

  • JerryCT

    I watched alot of basketball this year other than IU. I have a theory which may be supported by the facts.

    I think the Dribble Drive Motion offense is almost DOA among elite teams in college at this point. Driving to the basket is part of every offense so that has not changed. It is specifically the DD as a scheme using spacing that has now become defended by everyone and resulting in TO’s and failed possessions.

    Perhaps one of the clearest cases is Villanova. They have it all in a good coach, who has experienced Ferrell-like guards ( Wayans, FIsher ) and “clean up” bigs but they are now getting stomped regularly .

    Like every offense in every sport the defense and the players have adjusted to the offense that is popular and made it less effective.

    Moreover, I am struggling to envision Zeller in the DD offense relegated to cleanup on the weakside low block. I think coach needs to expand the concepts to take advantage of shooters, which we have vs drivers which we do not have. Yogi can play in any scheme.

    My first priority if I were coach would be to review Pitt . I counted 7 screens in one possession before a shot and this was within 20 seconds. I think this is the future , as well as the past

  • millzy32

    Defenses are getting better everywhere period. I can remember back in the late 80’s watching IU beat Auburn 107-90 down at the Hoosier Dome. That was the year IU won it all in 87 and then a few years later UNLV had their teams scoring 100/night. Nobody does that anymore. I miss it.

  • Scott W

    Like to see Crean go after Brandon Jennings from BYU. He was kick of the team for violating BYU’s honor code. The kid is 6-8, the teams #1 rebounder, and third leading scorer.

  • MillaRed

    We don’t want to hear about your problems Kelin. This is important to us. If you need a hair transplant get it done.

  • MillaRed

    And he can cuddle with the girls without getting booted. All I can say about that is WOW.

    But I don’t think he was completely let go. I think they suspended him indef or the year.

    I think his last name is Davies btw.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    You could wear that WWII bomber hat that Harris wore in the interview.

  • Anonymous

    Correct, he’s suspended but not released. They haven’t kicked him out of school and the process is going on. It’s possible Davies could be back on the team next year, depends on how BYU (administration, not athletic department) wants to handle it.

  • Anonymous

    Attended the North Central v. Broad Ripple game last week and had a question for those who’s seen Patterson play before. How did his offense in that game compare to how he played in other games?

    Really impressed by Jaquan Lyle’s stat-line versus Princeton. That’s against a team that returns starters from a former state title team and is a top ranked team (2 or 3?) in 3A, and hosting that sectional title game. For a freshman to put up those numbers is pretty impressive.

  • ldiu

    I watched James Blackmon, Jr. play last night. Even thought Luers lost, he is a real player.
    So smooth and has such good instincts and athletic skills. He could probably start next year for many teams in the Big 10 and all by the time he is a junior. Kind of reminds me little of Mike Woodson, which is a very nice compliment.