USSFA High School Shootout: Day Two

  • 06/27/2011 12:10 pm in

CARMEL — Tournament play of the 2011 USSFA High School Shootout began Sunday morning at Carmel High School and by the end of the day, Lawrence North was the last team standing. The Wildcats, led by the stellar play of Eron Harris, finished the weekend undefeated.

Inside the Hall was in attendance and here’s a rundown of the prospects we caught on day two:

Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Arsenal Tech: Lyles continued his strong play as he helped lead Tech to the finals of the 1st place bracket, where the Titans fell to Lawrence North. Lyles scored 32 points and pulled in double digit rebounds in that contest. The 6-foot-8 forward knocked down jump shots from the perimeter, earned his way to the foul line and was efficient working out of the low post. Lyles was relentless on the glass and his hard work was rewarded with second chance points throughout the day. Sunday was another productive day for the youngest Indiana commitment, who has been busy for most of the spring with Spiece Indy Heat and adidas Nations.

Jeremy Hollowell, Lawrence Central: Hollowell was outstanding on Sunday as he scored 26 points in an 84-73 win over Bowman Academy and 28 points in a 64-57 loss to Tech in the tournament semi-final. He scored in nearly every way imaginable: jump shots from all over the floor, attacking the rim and finishing contested drives, earning second chance points on the offensive glass and scoring out of the low post on occasion. Hollowell was also effective as a distributor as he drew double teams and was able to teammates for open looks. Lawrence Central clearly missed 2012 point guard Tyler Corley, who was out of town at an Elite Camp, but Hollowell did his best to lead the Bearcats all weekend long.

Ron Patterson, Broad Ripple: Patterson helped lead Broad Ripple to the second place tournament championship where he finished with 28 points in a 76-73 win over North Central. He struggled with his outside shooting, but the 6-foot-3 guard did a great job of scoring from 17 feet and in. Patterson had his mid-range jump working off the bounce and showed the ability to knock down the turn around jump shot when backing his man down. The class of 2012 commitment moved well without the ball, earned easy scoring opportunities by cutting to the basket and excelled on the fast break with dunks and layups. Patterson also found his way to the foul line frequently by using his physicality.

— Jaraan Lands, Brownsburg: Lands scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 55-36 win over Sullivan in the fourth place bracket. He’s an opportunistic prospect who does a great job of scoring by taking what the defense gives him. He has the shooting touch to knock down 3-pointers and mid-range shots and the strength and ball handling to get to the rim and score or draw contact. Lands was solid on the offensive glass and used his size to overpower smaller opponents. If he can improve on his shot selection and overall athleticism, it should make him a much more dangerous player entering his sophomore season.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Lyles – very impressive #s for a sophomore to-be.

    Thanks for the report – great work.

  • Anonymous

    Lyles – very impressive #s for a sophomore to-be.

    Thanks for the report – great work.

  • Anonymous

    Lyles – very impressive #s for a sophomore to-be.

    Thanks for the report – great work.

  • Anonymous

    Lyles – very impressive #s for a sophomore to-be.

    Thanks for the report – great work.

  • Anonymous

    I am confident IU recruits will have the offensive firepower needed to compete with most teams — I think defense is going to need to be the #1 priority with team improvement.

  • Anonymous

    I am confident IU recruits will have the offensive firepower needed to compete with most teams — I think defense is going to need to be the #1 priority with team improvement.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  But I am not as worried.  Crean defenses put in the effort and I have liked what I saw from Crean’s coaching here.  IU’s defense should improve with inherent athletic upgrade we will be getting with our new recruits. 

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  But I am not as worried.  Crean defenses put in the effort and I have liked what I saw from Crean’s coaching here.  IU’s defense should improve with inherent athletic upgrade we will be getting with our new recruits. 

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  But I am not as worried.  Crean defenses put in the effort and I have liked what I saw from Crean’s coaching here.  IU’s defense should improve with inherent athletic upgrade we will be getting with our new recruits. 

  • N71

    What is the latest projection for Trey?  At the beginning of his Freshman year he was the #1 2014 player nationally and being compared to Tim Duncan.  Then he fell off a little due to Tech’s weak performance, mostly due to the coach after having watched them play.  Talent was not the issue.  Now he’s tearing up the summer scene again and has a coach that should make Tech much better.  Tim Duncan is 6′ 11′, 255lbs, and one of the best players ever.  Is this still the best comparison for Trey Lyles?  It may be, I don’t know, I haven’t seen him play in several months.  If so Trey is on track to be the best recruit to come to IU perhaps ever and the best player out of Indy since Oden.  Is this a fair projection?

  • N71

    What is the latest projection for Trey?  At the beginning of his Freshman year he was the #1 2014 player nationally and being compared to Tim Duncan.  Then he fell off a little due to Tech’s weak performance, mostly due to the coach after having watched them play.  Talent was not the issue.  Now he’s tearing up the summer scene again and has a coach that should make Tech much better.  Tim Duncan is 6′ 11′, 255lbs, and one of the best players ever.  Is this still the best comparison for Trey Lyles?  It may be, I don’t know, I haven’t seen him play in several months.  If so Trey is on track to be the best recruit to come to IU perhaps ever and the best player out of Indy since Oden.  Is this a fair projection?

  • N71

    What is the latest projection for Trey?  At the beginning of his Freshman year he was the #1 2014 player nationally and being compared to Tim Duncan.  Then he fell off a little due to Tech’s weak performance, mostly due to the coach after having watched them play.  Talent was not the issue.  Now he’s tearing up the summer scene again and has a coach that should make Tech much better.  Tim Duncan is 6′ 11′, 255lbs, and one of the best players ever.  Is this still the best comparison for Trey Lyles?  It may be, I don’t know, I haven’t seen him play in several months.  If so Trey is on track to be the best recruit to come to IU perhaps ever and the best player out of Indy since Oden.  Is this a fair projection?

  • N71

    What is the latest projection for Trey?  At the beginning of his Freshman year he was the #1 2014 player nationally and being compared to Tim Duncan.  Then he fell off a little due to Tech’s weak performance, mostly due to the coach after having watched them play.  Talent was not the issue.  Now he’s tearing up the summer scene again and has a coach that should make Tech much better.  Tim Duncan is 6′ 11′, 255lbs, and one of the best players ever.  Is this still the best comparison for Trey Lyles?  It may be, I don’t know, I haven’t seen him play in several months.  If so Trey is on track to be the best recruit to come to IU perhaps ever and the best player out of Indy since Oden.  Is this a fair projection?

  • N71

    What is the latest projection for Trey?  At the beginning of his Freshman year he was the #1 2014 player nationally and being compared to Tim Duncan.  Then he fell off a little due to Tech’s weak performance, mostly due to the coach after having watched them play.  Talent was not the issue.  Now he’s tearing up the summer scene again and has a coach that should make Tech much better.  Tim Duncan is 6′ 11′, 255lbs, and one of the best players ever.  Is this still the best comparison for Trey Lyles?  It may be, I don’t know, I haven’t seen him play in several months.  If so Trey is on track to be the best recruit to come to IU perhaps ever and the best player out of Indy since Oden.  Is this a fair projection?

  • I think Lyles will likely be a pro, but there is always the chance that does not happen. I wouldn’t put him quite on the level with Oden or Gordon at this point, but that’s because he hasn’t done the things they did, yet. If he continue to perform at a high level and show improvement, watch out. He has the chance to be one of the best guys out of Indy in the last 5-10 years if he keeps it up.

  • I think Lyles will likely be a pro, but there is always the chance that does not happen. I wouldn’t put him quite on the level with Oden or Gordon at this point, but that’s because he hasn’t done the things they did, yet. If he continue to perform at a high level and show improvement, watch out. He has the chance to be one of the best guys out of Indy in the last 5-10 years if he keeps it up.

  • Anonymous

    As of the the first 3 years CTC’s teams can’t even spell defense

  • Kelin Blab

    I agree with Joe. Kinda early for Trey to be compared with EJ and Oden. Those two dominated the game and still waiting for Trey to do that. Those guys dominated on both ends also. I like Treys development, now I want to see that dominating takeover edge that those guys have. I think Yogi is developing that this summer and from late last year.

    I remember seeing kids faces when they played again Oden or Ej, it was a helpless expression they had when those two did WHATEVER they wanted too.

  • Kelin Blab

    I agree with Joe. Kinda early for Trey to be compared with EJ and Oden. Those two dominated the game and still waiting for Trey to do that. Those guys dominated on both ends also. I like Treys development, now I want to see that dominating takeover edge that those guys have. I think Yogi is developing that this summer and from late last year.

    I remember seeing kids faces when they played again Oden or Ej, it was a helpless expression they had when those two did WHATEVER they wanted too.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I understand the other guys’ needs to stay cautious but I too feel like Trey Lyles has a chance to be the best recruit to ever step on the floor at IU.  Whether or not he turns out to be a Duncan depends on how he reacts to the college game, but right now his skill set and talent at 15/Soph is without a doubt the highest skill set an IU recruit has had in a long, long time! 

    In a nutshell the kid can shoot from deep, lead the break, pass on the interior, pass off the drive, use a never ending array of post moves, rebound relentlessly, and knock down the mid-range jumper and turnaround!

    That’s a pretty impressive skill set from a kid who doesn’t even have his license yet!

    I hope that he steps on campus (for at least two years) and has the same attitude Tim Duncan had and develops in the same way.  It would be gravy if he was like Duncan and wanted to get his degree before making the jump to the NBA as well!

  • Anonymous

    Imagine that AAU backcourt with Gordon and Derrick Rose when they played together a few years ago?