Kenny Smith breaks down film with Yogi Ferrell

  • 11/08/2011 4:24 pm in

Five-Star Basketball: Guard Play with Kenny Smith: Yogi Ferrell

Park Tudor’s pint-sized floor leader Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, a 2012 Indiana-commit, is the subject of our second installment of ‘Guard Play with Kenny “The Jet” Smith.’

In this 11-minute episode, “The Jet” breaks down game film with Ferrell, constructively critiquing the point guard’s pick-and-roll offense, dribble penetration, decision making and transition offense.

Filed to:

  • 415Hoosier

    I absolutely love Yogi’s attitude and demeanor.  He took notes throughout the conversation.  He called Kenny “Mr. Smith.”  He didn’t brag about his extraordinary quickness.  This kid has the maturity and mental make-up to be a GREAT leader.

  • Kmow

    Great advice from the “Jet “. everybody is gonna love this kid

  • JohnFromBeyond

    I agree.

    Got it.

  • Anonymous

    Kenny was a great player in college and the NBA.  Good advice for our future point guard.  Especially about living for the moment, something that we adults seem to push these kids away from sometimes.  Enjoy high school young man, we will be here with open arms when you come aboard.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Can’t wait for Yogi!!!!  Hey if you don’t agree with some Indiana games only being show online go to the BTN facebook fan page and click on everyones post and check out the wall post on their page about this topic.  “Like it” if you agree.

  • Anonymous

    I heard rumors that the Stony Brook game won’t be aired either. Any truth to this?

  • Ben Ancelet

    I can’t wait for Yogi to get to BTown. He will bring an element that we haven’t had in a long time, an all-around game at PG. I’d have to go back to Coverdale to find a player that had the impact that Yogi will have. Yogi is more if a facilitator than Coverdale was but he’s the last impact PG I can think of playing for IU.

  • Anonymous

    No truth to the rumor according to BTN’s schedule here: http://btn.com/shows/ make sure you click the box and select “Friday, November 11, 2011” 

  • Anonymous

    Good stuff. Really liked the parts where he showed Yogi how to use the screener better and what to do when someone tries to post him up when he gets to the next level. Smith is right, that is one of the first things opponents are going to try and do especially after they see that for the most part he is probably going to be able to stay in front of them when they have the ball.

    Next year the roles kinda reverse for Cody. This year we have him making a big difference for others and next year HE will have teammates, especially Yogi, that will make that kind of difference for him.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  But Kenny (and Yogi for that matter) need a history lesson.  How can Kenny forget Greg Graham? Granted his NBA career didn’t amount to nearly as much as Zke and he was obviously not a flashy player, but we all know Graham was fantastic floor general for those early 90’s teams with Calbert and Alan Henderson.

  • InTheMtns

    I don’t think that rumor is true. From what I understand there are two more games slated for the BTN “live (if your lucky) stream”. those are the Dec. 4th game against Stetson, and North Carolina Central on February 22nd.

  • InTheMtns

    I also liked that he told Yogi to tell the screener when he wasn’t set screens properly and not let him get away with sloppy, ineffective screens. And you know Yogi’s going to do it!

  • Anonymous

    YES !

    I think that is the kind of thing he will bring with him to IU and he will be able to be mentored by JH, day in and day out, on the finer points of how it is done at the next level making him ready to take over those responsibilities altogether when JH is not in the game or help him with it when both are in the game at the same time. Should also keep us from having any kind of real lapse in having a vocal leader after JH graduates and for the next few years. As the season goes on I think we will see more and more just how much of a difference having that vocal leader makes as well as how much not having it in the past was hurting us.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks guys. Still not happy about the other 2 games

  • Kelin Blab

    “Got it” will live on forever!

  • Kelin Blab

    This type of conversation is where good becomes great. Game film was always a big help during my coaching and playing days and the ‘tape’ don’t lie. What Kenny Smith told Yogi was spot on correct about the pick and roll and transition decisions.

  • Anonymous

    JH should have sat in on this little lesson.  Our bigs are terrible at moving screens and sticking their legs out, but that may be due to the guards not playing the screens properly.

  • InTheMtns

    I don’t want to make a blanket statement because we have seen good screens, but I think you are right about many times the guards just don’t get close enough. The screener sees the gap developing and tries to fix it by growing wider by sticking out elbows and legs or moving over. Maybe we need a barker: “Keep your arms and legs inside the screen at all times.” And guards with better aim. Or a day with the Jet.

  • Love this tape.  My favorite part is when Yogi admits “I don’t know”.  Individuals who do this improve.  Self delusion on the other hand, usually leads to poor outcomes.  Realistic expectations and acknowledgement leads to growth….great lessons here not only for basketball but life….Yogi is special…anytime you are mentioned in the same sentence as Isiah is special…I rank Isiah as one of the top 3 guards to ever play the game…

  • Anonymous

    The Jet is an underrated player from his time and he had a really sweet dunk in the dunk contest years ago…bounce between the legs, off the back board and reverse jam. 
    This is good stuff, Yogi seems like a sponge for info on how to improve his game.  Does anyone else picture seeing Calbert Chaney having these sorts of sessions with the players now?  I believe this will fall in the parameters of his roll with IU.   

  • Bleeding Crimson

    AJ Guyton was a great guard that could shoot the lights out.  Great all around PG.  It he can live up to that standard I’ll be throughly impressed.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I think the Jet needs to talk to the entire team and point out the screeners true job and how to run the play, where to be, don’t move, etc.