Around the Hall: Wrapping up Indiana All-Star week

  • 06/13/2011 1:01 pm in

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    Blackmon has of wingspan of 6’11? That’s impressive for a 6’2″ guard. That could mean he has more growing to do, which never hurts a basketball player.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the exact same thing.  If his athletisism continues to improve he has the potential to be a beast on defense with that wingspan in the same way Buss is currently.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the exact same thing.  If his athletisism continues to improve he has the potential to be a beast on defense with that wingspan in the same way Buss is currently.

  • cdog

    Not really suprised by Blackmon not make the team… there were a lot of great wing players.  However, Lyles was very strange.  He was just named national freshman of the year by a major publication and he seemed to be doing well in the first session.  Did he get injured or just have a bad showing?

  • Anonymous

    That is actually the first time that I’ve listened to Dopirak and Kellenberger and I enjoyed their commentary. I like the positive hype for Abell after the all star game.