AAU Preview: IndyBall.com Shootout

  • 04/06/2011 9:26 pm in

Inside the Hall will kick off its spring AAU coverage this weekend at the IndyBall.com Shootout in Indianapolis.

Fans in the area will be able to watch nearly all of IU’s verbal commits and also some of the prospects still on the radar at North Central High School and nearby Northview Middle School. Admission is $8 per day or $14 for a weekend pass.

Here’s a look at some of the notable teams that will participate: (Sunday game times and locations will be determined after pool play concludes on Saturday.)

Indiana Elite Team Indiana
Who to watch: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, Hanner Perea, Jeremy Hollowell, Ron Patterson
When & Where: 3:15 p.m. Saturday (North Central Main Gym), 5:45 p.m. Saturday (North Central Main Gym)

Eric Gordon All-Stars (16 & Under)
– Who to watch: Collin Hartman, Devin Davis Jr., V.J. Beachem, Zak Irvin
– When & Where: 10:15 a.m. Saturday (North Central South Gym Court 2), 4:30 p.m. Saturday (North Central Main Gym)

Spiece Indy Heat
– Who to watch: James Blackmon Jr., P.J. Thompson, Trevon Bluiett
– When & Where: 5:45 p.m. Saturday (North Central South Gym Court 1), 8:15 p.m. Saturday (North Central Main Gym)

D3 Pride
– Who to watch: Gary Harris
– When & Where: 10:15 a.m. Saturday (North Central Main Gym), 12:45 p.m. (North Central South Gym 1)

Eric Gordon All-Stars (15 & Under)
– Who to watch: Bryant McIntosh, Jaraan Lands, Jaquan Lyle
– When & Where: 10:15 a.m. Saturday (Northview Auxiliary), 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Northview Main)

Here’s a printer-friendly spreadsheet.

Both Alex Bozich and Joe Eberhardt contributed to this post.

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  • SeattleHoosier

    Isn’t Peter Jurkin on Indiana Elite too? I assume he isn’t playing because he’s so far away.

  • He is, but he’s at school at United Faith Christian Academy and will not play this weekend from what I understand.

  • eph521

    I’ll be there and can’t wait to see all four of our commits on the same floor together. How often do you get a chance to witness something like this? Four high school kids who will soon play college ball together. Priceless, definitely worth $8.

  • IU_Fan_99

    Alex, I donated some $$$ today… keep up the good work! – Doug from Chicago

  • Anonymous

    I really wish I could go up and see this. It will be basically watching IU lite. I could get some of my IU basketball fix I am already missing.

  • Thanks, we appreciate it.

  • Kelin Blab

    Ditto on the donation…..see you this weekend with a member of the 2024 class.

  • Anonymous

    Are you guys going to post AAU stuff like this throughout the season? I live up in Fort Wayne and would love to see the boys at Spiece but I can’t ever seem to find a schedule or who is on what team. I’d love to see them play together a few times this summer, as well as other prospects.

  • stonaroni

    Alex, any news on who is playing in the KY Derby Classic from the 2011 class? I know VO played in it last year. Is this a SR showcase type of thing?

  • Zeller and Etherington are both playing.

  • Zeller and Etherington are both playing.

  • I’m not sure we’ll have something this detailed for every tournament, but we’ll at least try to have information on the events we are covering.

  • I’m not sure we’ll have something this detailed for every tournament, but we’ll at least try to have information on the events we are covering.

  • Tournament play begins at 8:30 am on Sunday morning and runs all the way until 5:15.

  • Tournament play begins at 8:30 am on Sunday morning and runs all the way until 5:15.

  • According to Kyle Neddenriep, Trey Lyles will not be at IndyBall and will instead play with the Spiece 17’s at Boo Williams.

  • Anonymous

    This looks like a good time, but I think the AAU thing would drive me crazy. I can’t stand all these “all-star” games that are on right now. That is what AAU seems like it is as well.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, says a lot about his talent level

  • And pictures.

  • HoosierFromCt

    Thanks, Alex. Do teams play twice on Sunday?

  • Anonymous

    For whom does DSR play? anyone?

  • Anonymous

    AAU is usually much different than an All-Star game. All-Star games are run-and-gun games that are one-time only. There are no repercussions for playing poorly because you’ll never play on that same team again.

    AAU is team-based and very dependent on the personality of the coach. If a team has a strong coach with kids that get along, it can an even better environment for kids than a high school team. If the coach is weak, the team could come off like one assembled for an all-star game, but I not sure those teams stick around for long before falling apart.

    Some of these guys play on HS teams where they are far and away the best player on their team. They’re double- and triple-teamed and frequently square off against kids who aren’t even close to their talent level. AAU evens that out a bit and in the right situation can really allow a player to grow. Somebody like Austin Etherington who plays out of position in HS against lower level competition, for example, get a chance to really show what they can do.

    I don’t think someone like at North Central or Pike, who is surrounded by a talented HS team and plays tough competition, benefits nearly as much as a guy who’s forced to be a one-man team or plays out of position against inferior competition.

  • Spiece 17U

  • HoosierFromCt

    What time and where is Indiana Elite playing tomorrow, Sunday April 10th???

  • keep an eye out for the Indiana Dawgz, Vasha Davis,Leke Solanke,Blain Goodall,and the addition of Marquis Todd. this team is the official sleeper of the tournament trust me.