Denver Double Pump Video: Hanner Perea

  • 04/28/2011 9:08 am in

Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class got a boost of elite athleticism when La Porte La Lumiere forward Hanner Perea made a verbal pledge to the Hoosiers in October of 2010.

Watch a new collection of highlights of the 6-8 Colombian forward, the first five-star commitment for Tom Crean at Indiana, from the Denver Double Pump in the embedded media below. Thanks to ITH reader Stephen for providing the film of all four Indiana Elite games:

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  • Casey B.

    If I had to nominate one player for the category of “Most Likely to Break a Rim in 2012,” I’d pick Hanner.

  • Anonymous

    love the dunks and energy. i still believe he is not a 1 and done. which is great news for IU

  • N71

    At times it looks like he’s playing nurf ball with little kids.

  • N71

    At times it looks like he’s playing nurf ball with little kids.

  • Anonymous

    Geeze – he dunks so much that only the nastiest ones get a reaction from me. Some of his dunks would be disgusting for most players and just seem like layups from him.

    Since he got fouled in the video but we didn’t see FT’s, how’s his stroke?

  • RobD

    and on the other hand Jurkin is probably a 4 year player. not bad.

  • Anonymous

    Was thinking along the same lines. His dunks look a lot like mine did when I was more than a few years younger only mine was with a nerf ball and on a nerf goal. LOL

    I’m sure we will get more than one picture his first year of him throwing down a monster dunk and in the background will be one of the players on the other team leaning way back from the waist up and with their hands up around their head to protect themselves. Add in the terrorized look that will be on their face and you have one suitable for framing. Put said opponent in a pUKe uniform and I would damn sure buy one, blow it up, frame it up and proudly mount it on my wall.

  • Diesel

    He actually has a very good free throw stroke from the videos I’ve seen, which I think gives him the potential to develop an effective midrange shot.

  • Anonymous

    Right now, Hanner reminds me a lot of Brent Petway the former Michigan player. Crazy dunks and athletic plays, almost identical in size. The inability of Petway to develop a consistent jump shot kept him from making the pros. Instead, the best thing he is know for is winning the innagural NBDA dunk contest.

    Hanner – shoot a thousand jump shots a day, become deadly with it, and you will make the lottery.

  • unclekerfuffle

    I agree with Miamihoosier in hoping that HP develops a nice jump shot, maybe in the 5′-10′ range. I also want to see some additional footage on his defensive game.

    Regardless of my wishes for improvement, he is going to be a beast that should get a lot of offensive rebounding points and scare the hell out of some mere mortals as he flies to and above the rim.

  • Anonymous

    We all know he can dunk and alley oop with the best of hime, but after seeing him in person once and watching videos of him online, I am concerned that he doesn’t have the ability to create his own shot basically. Its either a lob down low to him for an easy dunk/lay up, or an alley oop. Very raw still, to say the least.

  • Anonymous

    *Best of them

  • Anonymous

    *Best of them

  • Anonymous

    When Hanner Perea is in a college game, the referees will be very busy with the whistle.

    THE GOOD: Hanner is going to get fouled a lot. He has the power to convert a lot of “and 1’s” I’ve heard his free throw stroke is solid, but if he somehow can’t convert at the line, he’ll never be a star. Here’s to hoping.

    THE BAD: Hanner is going to foul a lot. He is going to commit offensive fouls trying for the power move when the finesse move would be more effective. More often, he will foul an offensive player by biting on shot fakes and jumping high in the air.

    This will probably be the greatest test of CTC’s player development abilities. Hanner has the potential to be either a lottery pick or merely an athletic sideshow.

  • His stroke really is not Bad I put him at 75% after watching him in Denver and his jump shot isnt that Bad either.

  • I disagree, I saw him play 6 games 2 weeks ago and he can get his own shot and he has a suprizingly nice 15 footer.That is not his game w/ this coach and these players. In warm ups he steadily strokes 15 footers and he looks clean doing it. I know game is differant but he is the second tallest player on the elight team right now and is expexted under the basket in this video.

  • Mark my words, Hanner will have a very affective jump shot at IU. He, much like Austin needs to be in a structured offense at this time.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think he is a one-and-done type player yet. Maturity, touch and skill still have a lot of work before he can make an impact in the NBA. There are a lot of guys with his size in the NBA…you need the package.

    He has the upside to do so. But I see more of a two – three year player, leaning towrads the latter.

  • Anonymous

    Really good jump shot for a guy his size. He is pretty comfortable and confident out to 15 feet. Has a good free throw stroke. He needs to continue to work on the mid-range, but it is all there.

    I really like Jurkin.

  • Anonymous

    I know all the spring and summer threads are focused on recruiting, but thinking about the development of Hanner, reminds me of the problem of Derek Elston. He was a top 100 player out of high school (#78 scout #103 rivals), and now I have seen people posting comments suggesting he needs to go.

    It seems pretty clear we aren’t getting another big guy, Elston has the skill to be a major contributor, but IMO gained too much weight/muscle to the detriment of his jump shot and overall quickness.

    If he could play to his potential the next two years, this team can be a lot better.

  • unclekerfuffle

    I would love to see Derek figure it out and be the man in paint. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he is doing just that this off season.

  • Anonymous

    Good comparison at this point in Hanner’s development. I had forgotten all about him, was nicknamed Air Petway. Further proof that you have to have more to your game than just being able to jump really high and throw down monster dunks if you want to play at the next level. I think Hanner will do what it takes to make it at the next level, but if he doesn’t, unfortunately, he will be compared to Petway, in that he had the tools, but didn’t develop them enough to make a living using them.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing missing in this picture is Hanner in a cream and crimson colored uniform and a pUKe player trying in vain to get out of the way.

  • Kelin Blab

    Hanner needs two things that come to mind…
    1. A good PG like Yogi
    2. A go to move

  • Kelin Blab

    Crazy as it sounds, he could be given the way the NBA does things. If Daniel Orton can get drafted in the 1st round and NOT start at Kensucky and average 4ppg….yep Hanner could too…but I hope he doesn’t

  • IUJeff

    Liked his finishing after contact and use of the glass. Has some ups for sure.

  • IUJeff

    IMO the main thing wrong with Derek last year was him being asked to play center (or defend the post) and him wanting to play the power forward spot. If CTC has him still at center this year, he better have worked with a big man coach in the offseason and learned a LOT about post play and positioning. He just seemed out of his element against most of the stronger competition.

    We know he has the physique, he just has to learn how to use it in the college game.

  • BFowler

    The thing I liked the most was that the majority of this highlight was assists by Hollowell. Jeremy seems to be a willing and able passer.

  • Anonymous

    saw some coaches at the airport today meeting a recruit that i didn’t recognize — any idea who it could be?

  • Probabaly Yemi Makanjuola.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe that CTC recruited HP to be a central cog in the offense. He is here to provide rebounding and an athletic, physical presence in the post. Check.

    I think he could end up scoring 6-10 ppg based solely off of Yogi dribble-drives and putbacks off of misses. When you think of the roster in 2012, we have a ton of guys who can put the ball in the hole: Hollowell, Buss, CZ, Yogi, Jordy, Mo, CW, etc.

    Now, if he could develop some post moves or create his own shot, he could be borderline unstoppable; however, I don’t think that is the reason he is here.

  • wmrobinson

    I’m loving the Dekembe finger wag at the end of this.

  • Well said!!