Monday Notebook: Gary Harris shines at Super Showcase

  • 07/25/2011 8:17 am in

+ Sunday was a big day in Orlando at the AAU Super Showcase for 2012 recruiting target Gary Harris as the Hamilton Southeastern senior put up 26 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots in a win over Rodney Purvis and the CP3 All-Stars in front of Tom Crean. Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal has the details.

+ Indiana Elite opened Friday’s Super 64 event in Las Vegas with a 53-50 loss to Double Pump Elite and a 80-65 loss to Dream Vision and Shabazz Muhammad at Rancho High School. Elite also fell to the Atlanta Celtics on Saturday, 63-58, to finish their super pool with a record of 0-3. Tournament play at the Super 64 got underway on Sunday and Elite advanced to the round of 32 with a 84-60 win over Full Package Elite at Desert Pines High School. Elite has the potential for three games on Monday and begins play this morning at 10:20 a.m. local time against the DTA Devin Harris Superstars at Rancho.

+ Evan Daniels of Scout.com (premium link) reported that 2013 Indiana target Byron “Bo” Zeigler had Duke, Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State and Central Florida watching him in a Sunday game in Las Vegas. Zeigler also received a mention in the Rivals.com Sunday notebook from Vegas.

+ 2014 Indiana commitment Trey Lyles was impressive on the perimeter (premium link) at the St. Louis Summer Classic according to Scott Phillips of Scout.com.

+ A couple of new highlight mixes of Ron Patterson and Hanner Perea:

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  • Anonymous

    True on every point.  One of the parents of one of the kids told me they weren’t real happy with the coach either.  Before I was told that, I questioned quite a few moves he made.  Granted, they only had like 7-8 kids but the subs at certain times were questionable at best.  Yogi and Ron both looked very frustrated with the situation.  Hanner just played hard the whole time, as did Ron and Yogi.  I am very happy to have these kids coming, they will win us a lot of games.

  • Anonymous

    “and generally bring the nation’s opinion of heartland b-ball down a notch.”
    Coming from a Gene Keady apostle, it says a lot. Really.

  • Anonymous

    “and generally bring the nation’s opinion of heartland b-ball down a notch.”
    Coming from a Gene Keady apostle, it says a lot. Really.

  • Adam B

    Perea is going down in most services to a high 4 star. Unless he improves his post game dramatically, that’s where he belongs

  • Adam B

    Or he left because Adams benched him for going to his prom.

  • CreamandCrimson

    “So they end up winning a bunch of high-profile games, not having the greatest tourney success…”  Sounds a lot like your Boilers.  You know, minus the whole winning a bunch of high-profile games part.

    From a Hoosier perspective, I think you are missing a couple of critical factors.  The first is that IU is not bringing in a bunch of one and done guys.  Demarcus Cousins, John Wall, Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, all one and done.  I really don’t see anyone from IU’s 2012 class jumping to the pros after one year.  The second thing you are missing is the leadership of Cody Zeller and Yogi Ferrell.  They are both players who make everyone around them better and they will be on campus for more than a season or two.  All that being said, I think I would take a couple of top ten seasons and a couple of conference titles over the next three years.  If nothing else, we’d be beating the Boilers again.

  • CreamandCrimson

    “So they end up winning a bunch of high-profile games, not having the greatest tourney success…”  Sounds a lot like your Boilers.  You know, minus the whole winning a bunch of high-profile games part.

    From a Hoosier perspective, I think you are missing a couple of critical factors.  The first is that IU is not bringing in a bunch of one and done guys.  Demarcus Cousins, John Wall, Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, all one and done.  I really don’t see anyone from IU’s 2012 class jumping to the pros after one year.  The second thing you are missing is the leadership of Cody Zeller and Yogi Ferrell.  They are both players who make everyone around them better and they will be on campus for more than a season or two.  All that being said, I think I would take a couple of top ten seasons and a couple of conference titles over the next three years.  If nothing else, we’d be beating the Boilers again.

  • IUJeff

    If we get Gary, I will wager that IU wins the national championship in 2012-13. Thinking about the line-up we’ll have makes me drool. Imagine CWat and Jordy as seniors, Will and Vic as upper-classmen. Throw in Cody and the super six frosh. WOW. It is (a loaded) Indiana.   

  • IUJeff

    If we get Gary, I will wager that IU wins the national championship in 2012-13. Thinking about the line-up we’ll have makes me drool. Imagine CWat and Jordy as seniors, Will and Vic as upper-classmen. Throw in Cody and the super six frosh. WOW. It is (a loaded) Indiana.   

  • Anonymous

    Lots of misconceptions :

    + Crean is an above average defensive coach. Check his profile on Pomeroy’s site. Despite a lack of talent IU is still average or better in NCAA in adjusted defense. Also see Marquette numbers.

    + AAU is not about winning. It’s about improving and gaining exposure to college coaches. Everything else is secondary, including winning. By the way, Purdue kids play in AAU tournaments without winning…won’t define their college career.

    +Hard to speculate about cohesion of a team that won’t exist for another 16 months (assuming you’re comment directed toward 2012 class).

    +We’re not Kentucky, just as you’re not Indiana State.

    +Glad you’re rooting against us, if you were lukewarm I’d question you’re “fan” status.

  • Anonymous

    Tom Crean has highly influenced him.  Definitely some subliminal messaging.

  • Anonymous

    What was all that stupid rambling about?  Indiana is doing the same thing (only better) that PU is doing.  They aren’t going after the one and dones, but program builders.  We aren’t just getting the crappy one and done players, as you alude to.  We are getting good character guys from our home state that are highly ranked.  That is what Painter has been doing at Purdue, but now Indiana is getting some top notch guys.  Thanks for all the underhanded compliments, though (Are we the prettiest fat girl at school?)

  • Anonymous

    What was all that stupid rambling about?  Indiana is doing the same thing (only better) that PU is doing.  They aren’t going after the one and dones, but program builders.  We aren’t just getting the crappy one and done players, as you alude to.  We are getting good character guys from our home state that are highly ranked.  That is what Painter has been doing at Purdue, but now Indiana is getting some top notch guys.  Thanks for all the underhanded compliments, though (Are we the prettiest fat girl at school?)

  • eph521

    I’d be careful suggesting what the #1 complaint was on this site last year. Maybe reaching on that one.

    And let’s face it. You’re the Purdue fan on an IU site, and among other things, dogging how an AAU team is playing for goodness sakes. Some would say you’re just stirring the pot.

    Personally I don’t mind the dialogue with a Purdue fan if handled maturely, but your form of polite conversation has only been to criticize our coach, our current players, our incoming players… and worst of all, compare us to Kentucky.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Easy eph.  We’ll just all bookmark this page and make sure we remember to come back and laugh our butts off in a couple years when PUke fans reacquaint themselves with the spot they’ve more often than not been accustomed to, second fiddle in this “heartland b-ball” region.

    Let them enjoy their short run at the top as soon things will be back to normal and PUke will be back to being a Big Ten force/National Stage Joke while IU once again assumes National Elite Program status. 

    After all, when ESPN or other sports entities mention or report on the traditional NCAA Basketball Powerhouses, you never hear the Boilers mentioned with UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, or IU!  It probably explains why PUke fans seem to hate any top tier program while IU fans respect everyone except the perennial cheaters down in Lexington.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Easy eph.  We’ll just all bookmark this page and make sure we remember to come back and laugh our butts off in a couple years when PUke fans reacquaint themselves with the spot they’ve more often than not been accustomed to, second fiddle in this “heartland b-ball” region.

    Let them enjoy their short run at the top as soon things will be back to normal and PUke will be back to being a Big Ten force/National Stage Joke while IU once again assumes National Elite Program status. 

    After all, when ESPN or other sports entities mention or report on the traditional NCAA Basketball Powerhouses, you never hear the Boilers mentioned with UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, or IU!  It probably explains why PUke fans seem to hate any top tier program while IU fans respect everyone except the perennial cheaters down in Lexington.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Easy eph.  We’ll just all bookmark this page and make sure we remember to come back and laugh our butts off in a couple years when PUke fans reacquaint themselves with the spot they’ve more often than not been accustomed to, second fiddle in this “heartland b-ball” region.

    Let them enjoy their short run at the top as soon things will be back to normal and PUke will be back to being a Big Ten force/National Stage Joke while IU once again assumes National Elite Program status. 

    After all, when ESPN or other sports entities mention or report on the traditional NCAA Basketball Powerhouses, you never hear the Boilers mentioned with UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, or IU!  It probably explains why PUke fans seem to hate any top tier program while IU fans respect everyone except the perennial cheaters down in Lexington.

  • HoosNation

    There was no talk of cohesiveness problems from the coaching staff.  The main complaint was not having a definite game time leader on the floor.  All that changes with the addition of CZ. 

    Mesh talent like Calipari can?  Never heard of that being one of his strong suits.  I have heard he likes to cheat…

    The expectations of all of us here on ITH are beating the ugly out of Purdue.  We EXPECT to do that.  And we don’t have to wait until the 2012 season because it starts this season….

    Feel free to check back often Boiler”chicken”. Ha

  • HoosNation

    There was no talk of cohesiveness problems from the coaching staff.  The main complaint was not having a definite game time leader on the floor.  All that changes with the addition of CZ. 

    Mesh talent like Calipari can?  Never heard of that being one of his strong suits.  I have heard he likes to cheat…

    The expectations of all of us here on ITH are beating the ugly out of Purdue.  We EXPECT to do that.  And we don’t have to wait until the 2012 season because it starts this season….

    Feel free to check back often Boiler”chicken”. Ha

  • HoosNation

    There was no talk of cohesiveness problems from the coaching staff.  The main complaint was not having a definite game time leader on the floor.  All that changes with the addition of CZ. 

    Mesh talent like Calipari can?  Never heard of that being one of his strong suits.  I have heard he likes to cheat…

    The expectations of all of us here on ITH are beating the ugly out of Purdue.  We EXPECT to do that.  And we don’t have to wait until the 2012 season because it starts this season….

    Feel free to check back often Boiler”chicken”. Ha