Ryan Corazza // 08/09/2011 8:34 pm
Below are highlights reels of Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, Trey Lyles and Jeremy Hollowell from Monday night’s televised adidas Nations third place and championship games.
Ferrell (No. 1 in blue):
Lyles (No. 11 in white):
Hollowell (No. 10 in white):
i think yogi could make me average 10 pts per game, and believe me, im not that good.
I wish somebody ask if Kaleb should be interested in the hoosiers. He recieved so many easy passes from Yogi, how could you not want to play with him.
Yogi is really really good. Like national Frosh of the year good
Just think I was the idiot who wanted IU to go after Nic Moore over Yogi. S&P should downgrade my opinion sometimes about basketball.
I remember your Nic Moore phase — I wish he would’ve walked on. But you (and I) get points for being all over Mitch McGary before he blew up in the rankings (although we were crazy enough to say we’d take him over Zeller if we could get a solid verbal).
haha I was questioning that too
Yeah….those guys ought to be all right at IU. I mean, they might make the team if they continue to work hard.
Either that, or it’s finally going to be great to watch the Hoosiers again.
I mean, whichever…..
He looks good too for a big man. Nice coordination, rebounds and runs the floor. Agreed. He and Zeller would kill it down low.
And me! I was begging for McGary after his freshman year at Chesterton! I knew he was going to turn into a 5-star top 10 player. He just had all the tools and size. The only question was his athleticism and it was easy to see that he was going to end up being so big and strong that it wasn’t going to be an issue.
Thinking Trey is 15 and was already one of the better players in an event that included the best High School seniors in the nation, I think it would be hard to over state his potential……. IU could easily have the number 1 player in the 2014 class already commited! This is going to be a fun ride over the next few years gentleman, Yogi looks like Tony Parker with Ricky Rubio’s flash, even this year, with Zeller taking over the 4, Watford is going to break out in a huge way, he will dominate the leauges 3 men…….the last 3 years are already starting to fade away…..
Although I would still much rather have Zeller because I personally feel he’ll be a better fit and player McGary is more highly rated now than Zeller was.
I hope you’re right but I still think Watford is too slow to play the 3 position effectively and too weak to play the 4 effectively. He has the size of a 4 without the muscle, the handles of a 4, the shooting ability of a 3 and the mindset of a 3. I just hope Crean can find the best way to utilize him on both ends so that we aren’t sacrificing Defense for Offense or vice versa.
Just saw the new 2012 ESPN rankings. All the IU kids bumped down. Throw that entire process down the toilet where it belongs. These guys are clueless!
I’m hearing the biggest improvement CWat made this off-season is in his strength. All of these kids no defense killed us last year. They are now upperclassmen so if they don’t get it now, they never will. I think we will see a different team this year. Put to much pressure on themselves to squeak out a few BT wins this year. They will not be great, but they will beat some good teams.
Hopefully that gets the home fires burning in these guys. Love the disrespect angle for motivation.
Can we discuss what a joke the new ESPN rankings are?
Yogi isn’t a top 30 player? (34) Hanner Perea is down to 48? These rankings are skewed so heavily to kids who have not yet committed because that is where the story is, not necessarily where the true talent is. How can a ranking justify the decline just days after Yogi’s performance at Adidas Nations?
What’s more is Mitch McGary’s ranking. Granted, he has played extremely well as of late and deserves to be ranked fairly high, however his meteoric rise from a ranking near 100 several months ago to top 5 is extreme.
In the new rankings only FOUR of the top 26 are committed. Dirty pool, ESPN. Dirty pool.
I can care less about the rankings. Is there really a difference between the players ranked 10-50? And I’m not upset that ESPN thinks only 33 players in the nation are better than Yogi. I wasn’t a math major but I’m pretty sure that puts him in the 99.9999999999999 percentile? Not bad.
And I’m actually happy Buss isn’t ranked. I can’t wait to hear the national tv commentators say “And this kid wasn’t ranked?” after he shuts down the best player on the opposing team.
I beg you, never, ever, ever, mention Yogi and Rubio in the same sentence. Ever.
So the official line was 8 assists for Yogi in this game. These highlights show double digits even if you take out a couple of the questionable ones. The kid had a double double. Can’t wait to see him in Bloomington.
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