NBA Top 100 Camp Q & A: Hanner Perea

The NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp ran from Thursday through Saturday at the University of Virginia and four of Indiana’s class of 2012 commitments — Hanner Perea, Jeremy Hollowell, Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Ron Patterson — participated. Hamilton Southeastern’s Gary Harris and Brewster Academy’s Mitch McGary were also in attendance.

Greg Rosenstein, former men’s basketball beat writer for The Indiana Daily Student and currently of USA Today, had a chance to catch up with all six prospects in a set of interviews that will appear on Inside the Hall.

Rosenstein caught up with Perea, who scored 38 points in six games at the camp, for a Q & A :

How has camp been going so far for you?

It’s going really well. I love playing against players like this. Going against tough guys like this allows me to see where I need to get better.

What have you learned that you need to work on?

Right now, I need to work on my shot and my post moves. I need to move around the basket more and I need to talk more.

How did your first game (finished with six points) go this morning?

It went pretty good. I got a few blocks and a lot of rebounds. I know this is just the first game. As it keeps going on and on, I’m going to try to get better.

Outside of the game, you and the other players have had other developmental sessions. What was that like?

It’s been a good experience working with the NBA players and NBA coaches. My dream is to get to the NBA and having the opportunity to work with them now and asking them what I need to work on is great. They can see what I need to work on and can help me with that.

What was it like to play with Ron (Patterson) this morning?

It was fun. We didn’t get to play together much, but it was fun. I know him and everything about him – the way he plays, he knows the way I play – so it was good.

What is your plan for the rest of the summer? What are you hoping to improve on?

I’m going to be taking summer school classes to get my grades better for next year. I’ll be playing AAU the entire month of July. During summer school, I’ll be with my high school coach, so we will be working everyday in the weight room and on the court to get better.

(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

  • Kelin Blab

    HannerTime gives me good quotes….”….going against tough guys…”
    Love it

  • SeattleHoosier

    Like the focus on academics, but worry that it’s a bit of an issue.  We need him as soon as he hits the campus.

  • SeattleHoosier

    Like the focus on academics, but worry that it’s a bit of an issue.  We need him as soon as he hits the campus.

  • Tom McG

    Yeah, hes going to be solid by the time he gets here. If he could develop offensively then “whoah”.

  • Q95

    no doubt perea has quite a bit of raw talent. when he arrives in bloomington next year, his biggest problem against division 1 opponents will be avoiding foul trouble. once coach crean is able to harness his skills, he’s definitely going to add something we have not seen in a while.

  • Q95

    no doubt perea has quite a bit of raw talent. when he arrives in bloomington next year, his biggest problem against division 1 opponents will be avoiding foul trouble. once coach crean is able to harness his skills, he’s definitely going to add something we have not seen in a while.

  • Kelin Blab

    I think Hanner will be ok there. Alot of kids good standing take summer courses to make the senior year easier, and increase gpa to help with ACT/SAT test and the sliding scale they use. HannerTime will be on campus

  • Anonymous

    I think he’s gonna have foul issues as well having seen him a few times.  But he is going to be fun to watch.

  • Derbus

    I am glad you like HannerTime Kelin, one of my contributions to a Creme and Crimson T-shirt.

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