Video: Collin Hartman Highlights at Best of the Midwest

2013 Indianapolis Cathedral forward and IU commitment Collin Hartman continued his strong play this summer at last week’s Best of the Midwest in Indianapolis as the Eric Gordon All-Stars won the 16-and-under gold title.

Inside the Hall was in attendance and we’ve compiled over 90 seconds of Hartman video which is available in the embedded media player below. (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player.)

  • Anonymous

    Well…that was the best Hartman video I have seen yet.  There was a lot more there than him standing around the 3-point arc and shooting threes.  He was active, shooting off of a hard cut, shooting off of the dribble and taking the ball to the rack.  He has a beautiful shot and a D-1 ready body.  If he can continue to improve on those other aspects of his game the potential to be a solid player is for sure there. 

    Reports have indicated he has improved his all around game this summer.  This video shows that.  Very encouraging.  Keep it up!

  • http://weeklycritiquely.blogspot.com/ IUfanPurduePhD

    Some of those blocks were ridiculous … looked like they were deleted scenes from Billy Madison.  If you’re 5’0″, maybe don’t try a lay up in front of someone who’s 6’6″ and in good position.

    Really glad to see Hartman being aggressive on the offensive end!  That’s what we need our wings to do at the next level.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  We know the kid can shoot but a couple of those dunks were eye-opening to me.  And it’s always hard to judge height on a video like this, but he seemed like a tall 6’6, whatever that means.  

  • Anonymous

    Collin is solid, looks like he’s being much more agressive out there. Can you say Robbie Hummel 2.0?? ..without the injuries though please

  • Anonymous

    Collin is solid, looks like he’s being much more agressive out there. Can you say Robbie Hummel 2.0?? ..without the injuries though please

  • Anonymous

    Collin is solid, looks like he’s being much more agressive out there. Can you say Robbie Hummel 2.0?? ..without the injuries though please

  • Anonymous

    Collin is solid, looks like he’s being much more agressive out there. Can you say Robbie Hummel 2.0?? ..without the injuries though please

  • Anonymous

    Probably because he is actually 6’6 and not 6’4, which is how most guys get listed.  Hartman looks great, and is a huge pick up.  I am glad he and Davis have each other to rely on during their long commitment time.  They say they are good friends.

  • Kelin Blab

    First on that last play/dunk by Hartmann, I could hear Bill Rafferty saying “send it in Colin”.

    He looks bigger, shot still looks good, hope he continues to develop his handle and develop an inside game. Him and Yogi on pick and roll will be nice.

  • base

    Are you smoking hopium comparing him to Hummel?

  • http://twitter.com/johnsoad Adam Johnson

    The biggest knock I have from this video is his, what’s the word, daintiness(?), on his off the ball cuts. He acts like he’s trying to sneak up on someone and not out position them. He’ll have to make harder off the ball cuts into the lane if he wants to be successful at the next level. Other than that he seems to have grown in his game through the summer. Just needs some more aggression off the ball. 

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • base

    I wonder if his “daintiness” come from being raised by a single mother. AJ Hammons and Jeremy Hollowell were raised by a single mother. Hammons and Hollowell have been labeled a little soft in the past. However, that will change at the next level when they enter Tough Tom’s Man’s Academy. I’ve seen Hollowell’s toughness increase some. Plus, Collin is only a junior and perhaps Scott Hicks at Cathedral will instill some “growl” in his game.

  • http://twitter.com/johnsoad Adam Johnson

    It isn’t a knock against his size or anything. I just couldn’t come up with a good word to define what he was doing. It is an easy fix, stop tippy-toeing into the lane like you’re going to surprise them and cut stronger. He’s pretty strong with the ball but in several videos I’ve seen him drift off the ball more so than cut. He does it several times in the above video but the best example of what I mean would be at 1:20ish.

    Still, solid game that will get a lot of benefit from a PG with excellent court vision (Ferrell).

  • RobD

    base, you tend to be the most consistent naysayer here. Do you just enjoy telling people they’re stupid, or do you really think ITH posters *are* stupid? Hartman has lots of indications that he’ll be a player comparable to Hummel, Dunleavy, even Singler. If nothing else he looks like a great 4-year player for the Hoosiers, which would be 2 more than Purdue got out of Hummel…

  • RobD

    So, base, having a single mother is an indicator that a kid who plays basketball year round, with rough and tumble opponents, will be “dainty”? 

  • RobD

    So, base, having a single mother is an indicator that a kid who plays basketball year round, with rough and tumble opponents, will be “dainty”? 

  • RobD

    So, base, having a single mother is an indicator that a kid who plays basketball year round, with rough and tumble opponents, will be “dainty”? 

  • Anonymous

    haha.  I agree Rob.  Base – not sure about that “leap” at all as it is completely unfounded and not a smart comment (e.g. I was raised by a single mother, am I soft?).  I would like to think not.  AJ Moye was, is he soft?  I would actually argue the opposite.  But again, not my expertise.

  • Anonymous

    haha.  I agree Rob.  Base – not sure about that “leap” at all as it is completely unfounded and not a smart comment (e.g. I was raised by a single mother, am I soft?).  I would like to think not.  AJ Moye was, is he soft?  I would actually argue the opposite.  But again, not my expertise.

  • Anonymous

    haha.  I agree Rob.  Base – not sure about that “leap” at all as it is completely unfounded and not a smart comment (e.g. I was raised by a single mother, am I soft?).  I would like to think not.  AJ Moye was, is he soft?  I would actually argue the opposite.  But again, not my expertise.

  • base

    There are cases where a kid being raised by a single mother whose father is never around and the kid doesn’t have a strong male mentor in sports can be a little soft. Don’t be naive to think I mean all kids who are raised by a single mother with no father around will be soft. The word all is always a fallacy of composition.
    Cody’s dad was working with his boys and thumping them with pads in the post as they were growing up. Some kids just don’t have that kind of opportunity being raised by a single mother unless there is a strong mentor offering their time to the kid. Do you understand what I mean now?

  • base

    There are cases where a kid being raised by a single mother whose father is never around and the kid doesn’t have a strong male mentor in sports can be a little soft. Don’t be naive to think I mean all kids who are raised by a single mother with no father around will be soft. The word all is always a fallacy of composition.
    Cody’s dad was working with his boys and thumping them with pads in the post as they were growing up. Some kids just don’t have that kind of opportunity being raised by a single mother unless there is a strong mentor offering their time to the kid. Do you understand what I mean now?

  • base

    Size doesn’t matter, it’s the fight in the dog that matters. Basketball is a contact sport, football is a collison sport. Collin is only a junior and has plenty of time to acquire the growl. I like his game, but he needs to get the growl. Of course it’s just my opinion.

  • B_ball_baller12

    Hartman by far has shown the most improvement this summer even more then JHollowell..I’m not saying he’s the best but hes taken huge strides from june (causious and not effective) to a July in which he’s becoming a force inside with feces floaters and rim rattlers..all compliments his pretty stroke from mid and deep……….also parenting should never be brought up in question when you do not know their situation and life. that’s ignorance at it’s best

  • base

    I respect your opinion RobD. Perhaps my snarky comment was too offensive and combative to you and your feelings towards Collin’s game. I think it’s fair to say that time will tell. I would like nothing more for Collin to make the NBA like Hummel would have and perhaps still might and Dunleavy and Singler. No harm no foul.

  • base

    I respect your opinion RobD. Perhaps my snarky comment was too offensive and combative to you and your feelings towards Collin’s game. I think it’s fair to say that time will tell. I would like nothing more for Collin to make the NBA like Hummel would have and perhaps still might and Dunleavy and Singler. No harm no foul.

  • base

    I respect your opinion RobD. Perhaps my snarky comment was too offensive and combative to you and your feelings towards Collin’s game. I think it’s fair to say that time will tell. I would like nothing more for Collin to make the NBA like Hummel would have and perhaps still might and Dunleavy and Singler. No harm no foul.

  • base

    I respect your opinion RobD. Perhaps my snarky comment was too offensive and combative to you and your feelings towards Collin’s game. I think it’s fair to say that time will tell. I would like nothing more for Collin to make the NBA like Hummel would have and perhaps still might and Dunleavy and Singler. No harm no foul.

  • Anonymous

    DAMMMN JUST SAW THAT HE’S INJURED! Cannot help but think that I Jinxed him…..I am a cubs fan though

  • Anonymous

    DAMMMN JUST SAW THAT HE’S INJURED! Cannot help but think that I Jinxed him…..I am a cubs fan though

  • Anonymous

    DAMMMN JUST SAW THAT HE’S INJURED! Cannot help but think that I Jinxed him…..I am a cubs fan though

  • jcopey

    Looks like he is coming along in his game quite well.  Definitely improving as he matures.  I also like his length – great reach.  Hope he recovers quickly and fully from his injury.

    Also for what it’s worth, I looked up the rankings of Purdue’s class in 2007:  Hummel (75), E. Moore (35), J. Johnson (42) so it’s definitely not who is ranked highest coming in to college, it’s who works the hardest and earns the highest ranking when they leave college :)  to be continued . . . work hard!

  • jcopey

    Looks like he is coming along in his game quite well.  Definitely improving as he matures.  I also like his length – great reach.  Hope he recovers quickly and fully from his injury.

    Also for what it’s worth, I looked up the rankings of Purdue’s class in 2007:  Hummel (75), E. Moore (35), J. Johnson (42) so it’s definitely not who is ranked highest coming in to college, it’s who works the hardest and earns the highest ranking when they leave college :)  to be continued . . . work hard!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, even though he doesn’t have overwhelming athleticism those dunks showed off that he can still get up.  Rankings be damned, I think he can turn into a good player for IU

  • MPmike

    Hartman is going to be really fun to watch for years to come. Keep it up and always improving. The skies the limit.

  • MPmike

    Hartman is going to be really fun to watch for years to come. Keep it up and always improving. The skies the limit.

  • base

    Only fools would say Cody is soft and they’ve never seen him play.

  • base

    Only fools would say Cody is soft and they’ve never seen him play.

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