Notebook: Poindexter visit, 2014 visitors, more

  • 09/08/2011 8:55 pm in

Inside the Hall had a chance to catch up with Eric Gordon All-Stars coach Brian Keeton earlier this evening to discuss 2014 North Central forward Perry Poindexter’s unofficial visit to Bloomington on Wednesday.

Poindexter (pictured), who played junior varsity last season, now stands at 6-foot-7 with a 7-foot-2 wingspan and his tremendous upside has caught the eye of several Big Ten programs.

A couple of takeaways from our conversation with Keeton are blockquoted below:

Keeton on the visit: “It was a good visit. I thought things went real well. Perry really liked the staff. The visit was mostly just to get comfortable with the staff. Perry really hadn’t ever had the chance to meet or talk to Coach Crean, talk to any of those guys. It was the first time he got to interact with them. Perry, he was impressed and I think they’re going to start doing some good things down there.”

Keeton on what college coaches like about Poindexter: “Perry’s a big, big potential guy. He’s got the length, he’s a pretty athletic kid, he can get off the ground, he’s a great defender. Finding kids that want to defend at a younger age is kind of tough to do. He runs the floor extremely well.”

Keeton on the comparisons to former Purdue standout JaJuan Johnson at the same stage: “A lot of people give you the comparison of JaJuan Johnson. I know JaJuan real well. He played at the same high school I did. If Perry wants to work as hard as JaJuan used to work, then he’s got an opportunity to do some similar things. I think they compare him a lot because of body type and the fact that coming into college, JaJuan was more of a defender. Everybody was expecting him to be better on the defensive end than the offensive end. Perry’s at the same stage. He’s a better defender than he is an offensive player.”

The latest on 2015 Cathedral guard

Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star tweeted that the Indianapolis Cathedral freshman point guard will visit Notre Dame for the USC game on October 22. Coleman already has offers from Indiana and Notre Dame and is also hearing from Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. He’s expected to take a visit to Champaign-Urbana this fall for a football game.

2014 prospects from Kentucky to visit this weekend

Four of the top 2014 prospects from Kentucky — Jordan Green and Trey Grundy of Lexington Henry Clay, Shane Hall of Johnson Central and Justin Johnson of Sheldon Clark — are expected to take unofficial visits on Saturday for the Indiana-Virginia football game at Memorial Stadium. Green and Grundy were teammates this summer along with D’Angelo Russell on the Louisville Magic while Hall and Johnson played for the Kentucky Kings.

2014 Wapahani guard will also be in town

Also via Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star is news that 2014 Wapahani guard Grant Evans will be in Bloomington for an unofficial visit this weekend. Evans, who we wrote about at the GRBA Nationals in Fort Wayne in late July, also has visits scheduled to Michigan (September 17) and Minnesota (September 24).

Hoosiers still atop Rivals 2012 team rankings

Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class is still No. 1 nationally in the latest Rivals.com rankings released on Wednesday.

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  • IU_Fan_99

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  • IU_Fan_99

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  • Kelin Blab

    + It is good we are keeping the north central pipeline open, with Poindexter and very soon Eron Gordon.

    + Interesting comments from Dakich and his praise for our ‘2013’ class that those guys are better than what many think.

    + Looks like we are really playing in Kentucky’s backyard quite a bit

  • Dakich ripped the 2014 class

  • Dakich ripped the 2014 class

  • Jaleveil

    he didn’t “rip” anybody, he simply said that the 2014 class has a lot of very talented kids who need to focus on working hard and maturing instead of listening to people telling them they are great, but he said that they are still very young and have plenty of time to get that out of their system.  Remember these are still just kids who have two years of high school left.  He also said that did not apply to the guys who gave a verbal to IU as well as Bluiett and Spears.

  • Jaleveil

    he didn’t “rip” anybody, he simply said that the 2014 class has a lot of very talented kids who need to focus on working hard and maturing instead of listening to people telling them they are great, but he said that they are still very young and have plenty of time to get that out of their system.  Remember these are still just kids who have two years of high school left.  He also said that did not apply to the guys who gave a verbal to IU as well as Bluiett and Spears.

  • Among the things he called them: “clowns”, “Devin Dumes”, and “could get you fired”.  I think the Devin Dumes comment alone qualifies as ripping.   You’re right, they’re young and can mature (which Dakich admitted as well).

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    That’s pretty surprising considering I’ve heard nothing but positive things from coaches, teammates, and other members of the media about Lyes and Blackmon so far. 

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    That’s pretty surprising considering I’ve heard nothing but positive things from coaches, teammates, and other members of the media about Lyes and Blackmon so far. 

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    That’s pretty surprising considering I’ve heard nothing but positive things from coaches, teammates, and other members of the media about Lyes and Blackmon so far. 

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    That’s pretty surprising considering I’ve heard nothing but positive things from coaches, teammates, and other members of the media about Lyes and Blackmon so far. 

  • He did exclude Bluiett/Spears.  I didn’t hear him exclude Trey Lyles/Blackmon, but he might have and I just missed it.  The only person he called out by name was Jaquan Lyle.   I know they’re just kids and it might be reading into something that’s not there… I just thought it was interesting.

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    It was probably because of Lyle’s sweet hightop fade 
    Exhibit A:http://tinyurl.com/3tw2w27Exhibit B:
    http://tinyurl.com/3btcbkl

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    It was probably because of Lyle’s sweet hightop fade 
    Exhibit A:http://tinyurl.com/3tw2w27Exhibit B:
    http://tinyurl.com/3btcbkl

  • Rynefulton

    Hey Kelin, where are you getting this info/comments that Dakich gave?  Was this on his show, or can you tell me where I can read/listen to this conversation.  Very interested but haven’t been able to find anything on this topic discussed.  Thanks a million man

  • Rynefulton

    Hey Kelin, where are you getting this info/comments that Dakich gave?  Was this on his show, or can you tell me where I can read/listen to this conversation.  Very interested but haven’t been able to find anything on this topic discussed.  Thanks a million man

  • Rynefulton

    Hey Kelin, where are you getting this info/comments that Dakich gave?  Was this on his show, or can you tell me where I can read/listen to this conversation.  Very interested but haven’t been able to find anything on this topic discussed.  Thanks a million man

  • InTheMtns

    Not Kelin, but you can find the podcast of his talk with Jeff Rabjohns on 9/8 on Dan’s website. (1070thefan.com/dakich/podcast.aspx). Basically, he said a lot of the 2014 kids are acting entitled, need to grow up, need to work on their games.  He singled out Lyles as someone who needs to stop listening to everyone telling them how good he is. He excluded Bluiett and Spears from his general criticism of the 2014 class.

  • Rynefulton

    Hey thanks alot inthemtns….really appreciate it.  Sounded like some good listening or reading on a slow Friday at work lol

  • Brklynhoosier

    Lyle or Lyles?

  • Brklynhoosier

    Lyle or Lyles?

  • Brklynhoosier

    Lyle or Lyles?

  • InTheMtns

    Dac said “Lyles in Evansville.” which, of course should have been Lyle in Evansville. He said Lyles, so I typed Lyles (my mistake, sorry, I should have caught it ) but he meant Lyle.

  • Anonymous

    Saw Poindexter once last year and was really impressed by his physical talent.  If he works hard on his skills he could really be special. 

  • Anonymous

    Saw Poindexter once last year and was really impressed by his physical talent.  If he works hard on his skills he could really be special.