Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on. (Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)
— Lots of chatter that this past weekend’s Indiana-Kentucky All-Star games may have helped to revitalize the series. Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star writes that the rivalry still seems to be alive and Rick Bozich of The Louisville Courier-Journal says the game in Kentucky should be moved downtown to the KFC Yum! Center.
— Dustin Dopirak and Hugh Kellenberger give their final analysis from the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star games over at The Hoosier Scoop.
— Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star writes that Cody Zeller is ready for his next great challenge in Bloomington.
— Both James Blackmon Jr. and Trey Lyles tried out for the USA Basketball 2011 Men’s U16 National team, but were not selected for the final roster. Blackmon Jr. measured a wingspan of 6-foot-11 at the USA Basketball team trials over the weekend.
— Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops attended Michigan’s College Practice Camp and has scouting reports from many of the prospects that attended. Notable players with IU interest in Dylan’s reports: Zak Irvin, Demetrius Jackson, Mark Donnal, Jalen James, V.J. Beachem, Malcolm Hill, Drake Harris and Perry Poindexter.