Report: 2011 guard Remy Abell to visit on Monday

  • 04/24/2011 9:23 pm in

According to a report by Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal, 2011 Louisville Eastern guard Remy Abell will visit Bloomington on Monday.

Abell was recently released from his National Letter of Intent with Bradley after the school fired Jim Les. The 6-4 Abell told Demling that he’ll consider IU, Xavier, Butler, Penn State and Western Kentucky.

Here’s what he said about the Hoosiers:

“Yes, I like IU a lot. I like where it’s at and I like the program. They have some great pieces there, especially if I get to go play with one of the top recruits in the country, Cody Zeller. He’s a great player and IU has one of the elite programs in the country. It would be an honor to play there and for coach (Tom) Crean. I am really looking forward to seeing what IU has to offer.”

Indiana currently has one scholarship remaining for the 2011-2012 season.

Abell is rated as a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and a 2-star recruit by ESPN.com and Scout.com. He was selected for the Kentucky All-Star team and was named first team All-State by The Courier-Journal. He averaged 16 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals and had 25 blocked shots during his senior season.

(Photo credit: Jody Demling)

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  • Dmglotz

    You totally miss the point, Dan. It’s about respect. To single out certain current players and state how much better the new recruits will be than they are is disrespectful. IU would not even had a team if it weren’t for our current players committing to IU at a time when the reputation of our program could not be any lower. Yes, I can’t wait for more wins as much as everyone else but I will never specifically state one of our players names and talk negatively about them. I have too much respect for them!

  • Dmglotz

    Easy for you to say from your La-Z-Boy! If they weren’t giving 100% then CTC would have them riding the pine in an instant.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the Weber reference was done in jest. Knowing who my audience was (ITH readers and posters), I figured that the Gordon situation was an understood item that didn’t need to be rehashed. I just enjoy taking any opportunity to speak ill of Illinois and its coach!

    My point is not that our verbals aren’t solid, because like you I believe they are, especially the 2012 class. The point is that it would be unwise for CTC to assume that every kid that gives him a verbal will end up in cream and crimson.

    The other ways that logjams can clear up include injuries, early NBA entries and transfers. It is silly to speculate on injuries unless it involves an injury we already know about, such as Mo’s. I think that CW may bolt for the NBA before his senior year, but again, that is nothing but speculation on my part. CTC may have already had a conversation with him about it, though.

    So far as transfers are concerned, I have my thoughts, but I didn’t bring it up, since we have been asked not to discuss specific players in that regard. I just think that we are in no position to turn down solid players who can help us this year to save a scholarship down the road.

  • Anonymous

    You might be right, but I still think that it had more to do with our lack of talent in that area than our offensive system.

    If you were a Big Ten coach, what would your defensive gameplan have been against IU last year? I would have told the guys to guard Hulls out to 25 feet, make him give up the ball and don’t let him have it back. I would have tried to force the ball into Jones’ hands.

  • unclekerfuffle

    IUEA:

    I think Remy’s talent is a better fit for IU with our current players/commits than he is for UofL or pUKe with their current players/commits.

    It all comes down to needs and it seems we definitely need some help for Jordy and then later on for Yogi at the point.

    Remy seems like a good player to bridge Jordy’s last two years and Yogi’s first two years.

    Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to have some recruiting inroads made into Louisville.

  • Anonymous

    Well D, i sometimes do miss the point. If my comments seem disrespectful, then i apologize to the offended player(s) and coach(es). What the heck, i will even apologize to you – we are fans of the same team afterall. I won’t get too squishy though and retract any comments that are critical of a particular player’s demonstrated shortcomings and subsequent failure to work on said shortcomings. That’s part of sitting on the fan couch in my basketball lounge.

    BTW, Stonaroni and I have disagreed on lots of stuff in the past – but we’re still here talking to each other. Maybe we still have respect for what IU basketball is supposed to be(?). We don’t yell demeaning comments at opposing players, or conduct ourselves in a foul manner at games. But this is a forum where we can be honest, open and yes, sometimes VERY critical of the individual elements that comprise the IU Men’s Basketball program. It bugs me too that people rip on Daniel Moore. I don’t think he’s that bad of an option at PG…his motor runs high and he’s a good “local” kid who I want to see succeed. But everyone here has an opinion and is entitled to lay it out there. If comments are too out-of-line, Alex will step in and set things straight.

  • Anonymous

    I think VJ3 is a very talented player but not sure i’d ever bestow the term “great” …especially when he’s playing out of position. I agree he could be more effective in an offense that’s more suited to his abilities. Obviously, every lineup should be determined by which players give us the best advantage over the opponent. But in general, if Abell can back up Jordy at PG, and have VJ part of the rotation at SG (i’m hopeful Mo takes a redshirt this season and works with the same intensity on both physical and mental recovery), then i think Abell could be a valuable asset to the team. This just in…CTC offered a scholly so it’s out there now.

  • Anonymous

    I was kinda under the impression CZ was gonna play the 4, CWat the 3, and TP at the 5. And that makes sense to me – i think TP is gonna be more of a force on offense since CZ can draw defenders and open CWat on the wing or TP at the hole. Just wait…we’re gonna see the TP we saw his frosh year, only tougher. “The Pritch” is getting a new nickname from me…”The Duke” because, like John Wayne..this TP is rough as hell and won’t take $#!t from ANYONE. Hahahaaaa.

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t Roshowd handling recruiting there to until he got canned over the Kyrie Irving being pushed toward Duke thing? So…let’s look at the whole puzzle instead of just part of one piece.

  • Anonymous

    I like those guys too – but CTC nailed it with Victor. “Victor wants to make great plays, but i just want Victor to play great.” The sky is the limit for that kid…but his highlight reel includes too many missed dunks when a put-back off the glass would have given us a better chance of winning games.

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t we calling that position the “Wing” now?

  • millzy32

    This whole feel sorry for us because we are down mentality needs to stop. This is IU people. 5 banners. Save the they’re trying and they’re good kids speech for IUPUI kids. I went to IU and I wasn’t good enough to play so I don’t want to hear about how great it is that some players decided to play for IU. IU is a national all time top 5 program and it is an honor to player there not a right. Thre isn’t all this discussion about IU and caring by the fans because IU is some also ran it’s because we were somebody and we’ll be somebody again. It’s time for results and they start this year. Winning 10, 11, 12 or even 15 or 16 games per year isn’t going to cut it. Feeling sorry for IU can’t continue it’s a loser mentality. We need to get the best players we can on the floor at all times and I don’t care if feelings are hurt. If you’re good enough you play and if not then you can watch and cheer. Playing at IU is a privilege this isn’t a charity.

  • millzy32

    Agree that D is most important but he can’t just be a non-factor on O he has to be able to at least contribute with some decent shooting and ball handling skills. I hope he’s a diamond in the rough. Will and Oladipo weren’t highly touted and they are both very serviceable at this point and played well as freshmen.

  • MillaRed

    Dan – Stonaroni – I know what the 3 spot is. I was being sarcastic.

    But yes, they are referring to the 2-3 spots when they say “wings.” I think it kinda eliminates the traditional small forward spot because the wings are interchangeable.

  • MillaRed

    “Any concerns over who is not coming in these upcoming classes is just being negative. I don’t recall anyone bolting on a Hoosier offer under normal circumstances in the past.”

    I was referring to the premise that anyone loses any sleep over the thought that the future recruits would back out of their verbals for no great reason.

  • MillaRed

    2011 NCAA Final Four

    UCONN – Alex Oriakhi 6’9″ (tallest starter)

    Butler – Andrew Smith 6’11” (16 blocks the entire year and gave little else)

    Kentucky – Josh Harrelson 6’9″ (more of a power forward)

    VCU – Jamie Skeen 6.9″ (tallest starter)

    I’m not sure a #5 is a necessity in college hoops anymore. Can you name one true center in the Big Ten that was significant? JJ, Sullinger, Leur, Davis, Mbakwe? All power forwards.

  • MillaRed

    Man, we hope you are right brother.

  • MillaRed

    Right on brotha

  • MillaRed

    Significant in fouls per minute? Yes!

  • MillaRed

    I want his fouls to count. Maybe break one arm? Just a small arm early in the season?

    Every foul has the potential for minor damage. Then he looks at them like poo on his sneaker.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly!

  • Anonymous

    Guy was a debacle. Creek was two tragic injuries. You can’t be serious and use them both in the same sentence.

  • Anonymous

    You are right. Victor was 88/161 = .547 on all FG; 8/26 = .308 on 3-point FG; and 80/135 = .593 on 2-point FG. But there had to be 15 missed dunks in those 135 misses! If Victor keeps it simple he will be 9 pts/game, 8/rebounds/game, and over 20 minutes/game and one of IU’s top players.

  • Anonymous

    There is no difference between a SF and a SG. They each must fill it from 3-point land and slash to the basket to finish and to rebound.

  • Anonymous

    Patterson can play PG, especially defensively!

  • Anonymous

    Traylor is NOT coming to IU.

  • stonaroni

    First of all I do not own a La-Z-Boy recliner, couch or chair.

    Secondly, when CW plays no helpside D and the guard on D lets his man blow past him to the rim, this is 100%?

    There is mental and physical effort dude. You ever heard of a mental mistake? Mental mistakes are worse than a mistake made with 100% effort.

  • stonaroni

    First of all I do not own a La-Z-Boy recliner, couch or chair.

    Secondly, when CW plays no helpside D and the guard on D lets his man blow past him to the rim, this is 100%?

    There is mental and physical effort dude. You ever heard of a mental mistake? Mental mistakes are worse than a mistake made with 100% effort.

  • Remy is a very good player. He is under the radar but don’t doubt his game. I’ve seen him play many times and he is a big strong guard like Eric Gordon used to be. Not really the shooter EG was, but he can get to the hoop like EG.