HD Video: Park Tudor’s Yogi Ferrell vs. Forest Park

  • 03/20/2011 9:46 am in

Inside the Hall made the trip on Saturday to the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium in Seymour for the Class 2A Semi-state championship game between Park Tudor and Forest Park.

Indiana’s point guard of the future, junior Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, paced Park Tudor with a game-high 25 points and seven assists in a 57-45 victory.

Watch over 20 high-definition quality clips of the five-star point guard (No. 11 in White) in the embedded media player below (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the video player):

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  • Man, does he have a quick first step or what? Wow.

  • jcopey

    LOVE IT! Congrats Park Tudor & Yogi. Good luck next week and we’ll all be cheering you on.

  • Guest

    Hmm, maybe. But based on what we’ve heard, I was expecting him to be quicker. Only able to turn the corner a couple times. Most of this was 3 pt shots. Was expecting more penetration and drive and dish. Still like him, though.

  • N71

    I’ve seen Yogi a number of times and I can’t think of anyone I’ve seen that’s quicker/faster. I’m sure John Walls, Kyre Irvin, and a few others are as fast or faster but we won’t have to play against those guys. Yogi will be breaking ankles all over the Big Ten.

  • Derbus

    Yogi is ready for college hoops NOW!
    Zeller will get stronger and better!
    AE needs to meditate to keep his emotions in check and his ability evolving!
    Buss is a catalyst!
    Perea needs a big man coach to extract his total potential!
    Hollowell needs to sign and be another strong piece!
    Harris needs to sign and be part of something bigger than any of its individual parts!
    Jurkin (like UNC’s Henson) needs to hit the weight room with a strength coach!
    Traylor needs to join this group and be the ninth player in 2 Hoosier classes that can beat any team in the USA on any given night and take IU to the promised land.

    This is our intention and it will manifest!!!!!!!

  • MillaRed

    Yogi may be the best player we have coming in over the next two years.

  • Anonymous

    Man oh man does this Yogi kid look like a player. I watched the video twice, as I admittedly haven’t seen anywhere near as much of Yogi as I have of Zeller, something I’m sure will change over the course of Yogi’s senior year as ITH continues their great coverage.

    He prefers to drive right a bit but can drive in either direction. Similarly, he can dribble with either hand, though he seems to prefer his right strongly as his shooting hand. @1:41 he drives left, dribbling with his left hand all the way to avoid the defender’s reach, then shoots with his right hand at the end of the drive. He can already drive in both directions very well, can already handle with either hand effectively, and has a dangerous jab step, or right drive fake that he uses to make up for the slight difference in speed when he goes left v. right. He has a year to build on this and he already seems to utilize a mix of drives very well, whether his goal is to drive to the cup, open a passing lane, or get himself open for a jump shot..

    Yogi’s ability to create space for himself off the dribble or reach pretty much wherever he wanted on the floor was stunning. His burst is very quick. I’d say he’s quicker than Marquis Teague, though Teague has a sort of lull you to sleep, consistently jabbing, game that is extremely effective and I’m not saying Yogi is a better player at this point of that he has a better ceiling. I don’t think either of those things are true right now. But I think Yogi has a quicker first step and gets his shot up faster.

    The way Yogi moved without the ball made me think he could work some SG if he is a strong enough shooter coming in, but we don’t have a ball handler as fast with the ball as Yogi is.

    Did I mention he made some pretty nice passes in this vid yet? There’s a lot to like about this kid’s game.

  • oldred1976

    This is the first video I’ve watched and it appears Yogi could crack our (IU) line-up today.I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the Batesville kids as they watched their heart get cut out w/out the benefit of a sedative.

  • wseward

    Just curious I have seen some Buss, Cody, Jurkin, and Perea defensive highlights (mainly blocks and steals) and man those two are impressive.

    Does anyone have any idea what kind of defender Yogi is? Just curious how he will be able to handle his man in the Big Ten.

  • N71

    He’s strong for his size but if there’s a 6′ 5″ 210 point guard that’s backing him down I think he’ll need some help. That would proably be the case for anyone though. He’s fast and quick enough to stay with anyone in the open court or on the perimeter. He will probably be able to draw a bunch of charges I would guess. At 5′ 11″ the only issue I see is trying to defend a really big point but he’ll have help from Buss, Hanner, and Peter.

  • Anonymous

    Great burst, stop and ELEVATION. Man, the young man can get airborne before letting go of that jumper.

    Gonna be fun to watch!

  • Anonymous

    I went to North Central during the days of Jason Gardner….Yogi definitely reminds me of him. Both are undersized point guards, but are quick, strong, great vision and solid outside shooters. I know Gardner dunked a few times during games — not sure if Yogi has that level of athleticism, but his hang time sure is a thing of beauty.

  • HoosierDavey

    Anybody out there who has watched by Yogi and De Davis? I’m wondering who would be considered the better player or who has the most potential.

  • Guest

    When guys are overplaying the first step, he takes the step back jumpshot. Not that he isn’t fast/quick turing the corner, just that he is smart and knows that if the defender is playing off of him because he’s so quick, he can take the jumper. He’s actually more impressive to me because of this.

  • JerryCT

    Looking at this impressive video and after watching tons of NCAA basketball this week I think more than ever if we add a player to 2011 it should be a quick ball handler who can handle tight pressure, and a tough defending PG who gets assists.

    Right now we :

    1. almost always require a ball screen to beat anybody off the bounce
    2. dribble at lot but move the ball very little while dribbling
    3. because ball is not moving neither are the other players
    4. very low assists

    VCU may be the best recent example of a PG requiring no ball screen, moving the ball anywhere on the floor w quickness, and finding other players also moving hard w/o the ball

    Yogi could play for us now. Isn’t there anybody out there for 2011 left with similar quickness ? A big will not help our offense unless he gets the ball.

  • Is this like Oprah’s dream board or something — if you type it on ITH and believe, it comes true? I hope so!

  • Good call, Jerry. The entire PU/VCU game last night, I kept thinking, “I hope Yogi can cut up the PU defense like this in a couple of years.”

    I wish I had a VCU shirt to wear for lecture tomorrow. *sigh*

  • InTheMtns

    Rodriguez was impressive wasn’t he? Wow. I watched two of VCU’s three games and as I watched, I thought “I think this is the style of play CTC’s trying to install at IU.” Then when I watched VCU slice and dice Purdue’s vaunted defense, I thought, “I sure hope so!”

  • Anonymous

    I’ve thought this several times — a play making PG may be the most valuable position on the court then add some big time play makers around him at other positions and you got a good good team