Video: Yogi Ferrell reacts to sudden death win

  • 06/09/2011 8:22 am in

It’s not often that a basketball game ends in a sudden death scenario.

But last night’s Junior-Senior All-Star in Kokomo did just that after D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera hit a 30-footer at the buzzer to tie the game at 102.

After Smith-Rivera hit the buzzer beater, game officials decided on a 1-minute overtime. The juniors won the tip, held the ball for 50 seconds and Smith-Rivera was fouled.

But the junior guard, who is headed to Oak Hill Academy in the fall, missed both free throws and time expired with the score still knotted at 102.

The second overtime was declared “sudden death” and Yogi Ferrell hit an off-balance baseline jumper to lift the Juniors to a 104-102 win.

Here’s what the Indiana-bound point guard, who finished with 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks had to say afterward:

Notable final stats: Cody Zeller (25 points, 21 rebounds, four blocks); Austin Etherington (two points, two assists and six rebounds), Gary Harris (15 points), Hanner Perea (six points, 15 rebounds), Ron Patterson (eight points).

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  • Anonymous

    If Yogi wasn’t a good enough player, he is more confident and articulate as a junior in high school than most college juniors are…love it.   Go Hoosiers!

  • CreamandCrimson

    I’m not too surprised the juniors were able to get a win in Kokomo.  The seniors were playing without Teague and Dawson and were a little fortunate to escape in the first game.  The stat line suggests Yogi was a little bit more aggressive in this one.  I am constantly impressed by Cody Zeller.  He shows up every night and performs on both ends.  Good luck with him this weekend Kentucky.  Also, very encouraging to see 15 rebounds from Hanner.  His length and athleticism give him the ability to be a great rebounder, if he commits to that aspect of the game, we will be a terrific rebounding team in 2012.  

  • CreamandCrimson

    I’m not too surprised the juniors were able to get a win in Kokomo.  The seniors were playing without Teague and Dawson and were a little fortunate to escape in the first game.  The stat line suggests Yogi was a little bit more aggressive in this one.  I am constantly impressed by Cody Zeller.  He shows up every night and performs on both ends.  Good luck with him this weekend Kentucky.  Also, very encouraging to see 15 rebounds from Hanner.  His length and athleticism give him the ability to be a great rebounder, if he commits to that aspect of the game, we will be a terrific rebounding team in 2012.  

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • JerryCT

    I am concerned about the AE numbers . Can somebody who saw him play help me feel better about his potential to contribute to the coming season ? The numbers are all I have and they are not very encouraging but there are other ways he may be helping.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • ldiu

    My observations from someone who sat thru the heat, etc.

    Jr. 

    Yogi can flat out play.
    DSR can flat out play.
    GH can flat out play.
    Patterson is better than I thought and will be really good.
    Perea is a true physical specimen, but very, very raw.  Good news is that he has 17 months to develop before his first game.

    Sr.

    CZ was and is the best player on the floor………..nobody close.  Works hard, runs the floor and does it all.  Yea!
    AE played hard but shot poorly and this is a concern.  Also, needs to quit whining when he has a foul called.  I am sure this will go away with maturity.
    Nic Moore can play.

    Kudos to Kokomo and surrounding communities.  100 degrees+ in the gym and probably 2,500-3,000 in attendance.  Only in Indiana.

  • IUBlueburd

    Sat thru the heat as well & agree with most of your observations, but will offer mine (for what they’re worth):
     
    Juniors-
    +Yogi was unstoppable when he wanted to get to the rack & has amazing body control and strength for a player his size. His competitive fire really showed toward the end of the game.
    +DSR is a stud and will be an all conference player wherever he goes. I’m just glad he didn’t through any punches last night.
    +GHarris’ 15 pts came quietly but could easily take over whenever he wants.
    +Patterson’s arms are sooo llooonnnggg. His defense and athleticism stood out too me. One criticism that seems to come up time and again that I noticed as well, was that he seems to settle for long jumpers too often when he could take it to the rim.
    +Perea – agreed, he is so gifted athletically, but is still so raw right now. Probably missed 2-3 easy layups, but did a nice job on the boards and skying for a couple put-backs.
     
    Seniors-
    +Cody – again, agreed. Best player on the floor by far. I know he can stroke the 15 ft jumper and has an arsenal of solid post moves, but I loved watching him get up and down the floor. He beats his man to the other end every time and tirelessly worked on the offensive/defensive glass. I could go on, but it’s all been said before…
    +AE – like Idiu said, AE shot poorly. He was probably 0-4 from three and didn’t get his 2 pts until late in the game on a wide open lay up. On a positive note, he did a decent job playing D on some of the better juniors in the state.
     
    Side notes-
    +Nic Moore is a flat out baller. Plays tough D for being so little and can absolutely stroke it from downtown.
    +IMO, Patterson seemed frustrated at times last night. He got his shots up, but it looked like he wanted to be on the floor more. I also caught an exchange between him and Chris Hawkins after the game that seemed awkward and tense.
    +The PUke and Butler kids weren’t impressive. Nothing to worry about. We certainly didn’t miss out on them.
    +Finally, they might still teach free throws in high school, but it sure looks like no one practices them. I can’t count how many free throws were missed in the last 3 minutes of the game and the OT’s.
     
    The future is bright. Go Hoosiers!

  • IUBlueburd

    Sat thru the heat as well & agree with most of your observations, but will offer mine (for what they’re worth):
     
    Juniors-
    +Yogi was unstoppable when he wanted to get to the rack & has amazing body control and strength for a player his size. His competitive fire really showed toward the end of the game.
    +DSR is a stud and will be an all conference player wherever he goes. I’m just glad he didn’t through any punches last night.
    +GHarris’ 15 pts came quietly but could easily take over whenever he wants.
    +Patterson’s arms are sooo llooonnnggg. His defense and athleticism stood out too me. One criticism that seems to come up time and again that I noticed as well, was that he seems to settle for long jumpers too often when he could take it to the rim.
    +Perea – agreed, he is so gifted athletically, but is still so raw right now. Probably missed 2-3 easy layups, but did a nice job on the boards and skying for a couple put-backs.
     
    Seniors-
    +Cody – again, agreed. Best player on the floor by far. I know he can stroke the 15 ft jumper and has an arsenal of solid post moves, but I loved watching him get up and down the floor. He beats his man to the other end every time and tirelessly worked on the offensive/defensive glass. I could go on, but it’s all been said before…
    +AE – like Idiu said, AE shot poorly. He was probably 0-4 from three and didn’t get his 2 pts until late in the game on a wide open lay up. On a positive note, he did a decent job playing D on some of the better juniors in the state.
     
    Side notes-
    +Nic Moore is a flat out baller. Plays tough D for being so little and can absolutely stroke it from downtown.
    +IMO, Patterson seemed frustrated at times last night. He got his shots up, but it looked like he wanted to be on the floor more. I also caught an exchange between him and Chris Hawkins after the game that seemed awkward and tense.
    +The PUke and Butler kids weren’t impressive. Nothing to worry about. We certainly didn’t miss out on them.
    +Finally, they might still teach free throws in high school, but it sure looks like no one practices them. I can’t count how many free throws were missed in the last 3 minutes of the game and the OT’s.
     
    The future is bright. Go Hoosiers!

  • Two things: 1. I wrote the title. 2. It says sudden death win, not just sudden death.

  • JerryCT

    Thanks. I see on Scoop that Hulls says Will is dramatically improving. Good news for us and some tough competition for AE to break into the lineup

  • Anonymous

    Yes.  I agree with you all.  I really like AE.  I naturally hope for the best for a classic IU bball kid like that.  However, I think he will struggle to see much playing time over his career with four year players (Oladipo and Sheehey) in front of him a year and Hollowell, Patterson and maybe Harris following.

    Mix in Verdell this year and Creek over the next two and it doesn’t look much better.

    Again, think he is a great.  Love the passion for IU.  I would have thown myself on the opportunity the same way he has if I was in his shoes.  However, he has a hill to climb if he is going to contribute on the court while at IU.  I feel confident he will contribute off it and in practice, which is important as well.

  • Anonymous

    i thought the same thing