Video: Ferrell, Bluiett talk Covenant Christian win, IU-UK

  • 12/14/2011 1:44 pm in

Park Tudor teammates Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Trevon Bluiett have been to their share of games in Bloomington over the past several seasons.

But a Saturday night game with Covenant Christian, a 75-42 win for Park Tudor, kept the duo from making the trip to Assembly Hall for Indiana’s 73-72 win over No. 1 Kentucky.

Inside the Hall caught up with both Ferrell (five points) and Bluiett (15 points) on Saturday for their reaction to the rout of Covenant Christian and also some thoughts on the Hoosiers knocking off the Wildcats:

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  • hahahah Yogi says his pops even went to the IU game over his game.

    Wish we could have seen you there little BMOC! All in due time.

  • N71

    Trevon seems very positive toward IU, he sparked up when talking about us.  He looks so young in the face yet he’s already 6′ 5″ or 6′ 6″.  I suspect he’s going to become a large young man.  What a class Trey, James, Trevon, and Jaquan would make.  Follow that up the next year with Jalen Coleman and whoever else starts to emerge.  Man, we will be rollin’.

  • IUVoice

    Yogi is so charismatic with his attitude and smile, he reminds me of a young Isaiah Thomas. He will lead his I.U. team to championships(Big Ten, NCAA) with his attitude and skill.

  • Anonymous

    Great coverage! It’s awesome that Yogi is DVRing IU games. I wonder if Teague ever DVRed a kensucky game

  • dave

    ive been sayin it since day 1 he is a young zeke

  • rickmahorn

    you heard it here first Yogi will range from either a good shooting Ty Lawson to a superstar like Isaiah. They dont come around very often like this kid…unreal…

  • Plane1972

    Did you ever get a glimpse of Teague’s face after Watford’s shot went down? He feet got tangled up beneath the melee from the IU’s bench and he had this kind of knowing smile on his face. Kinda like, man, I was just a part of a great game and am probably the only guy on my team who gets how big this is for Indiana. Completely speculating, but softened my disdain for Teague. I hope he goes on to have a big year – not so big that he helps them win a championship, but big.

  • He actually reminds me more of Jay Williams.

  • He actually reminds me more of Jay Williams.

  • N71

    I posted this before but Yogi is a star in the making.  I was taking my son and a few of his grade school teammates to their team’s game at Park Tudor and we were roaming from the 3 gyms trying to figure out which one we needed to be in when we came to the gym where the varisty was practicing.  You should have seen the face on these little 6th graders when they saw Yogi.  Their eyes widened and one whispered loudly, “It’s Yogi”.  They stood there just watching him, not saying a thing, star struck.  Every little dude in Indianapolis knows who Yogi is and try to be like him.  This is thousands of little fans already following Yogi let alone IU and I bet you they will not miss one of his game that are on TV next year.

  • MillaRed

    Yogi is ready for Big Ten play right now. Makes you wonder what the lineup will be next year.

    Jordy at point out of respect with Yogi the 6th man? I think they both will be on the floor together a lot.

    All I know is this, at any given time, two of these four will always be on the floor.

    Jordy, Yogi, Will and Vic. Much of the time I suppose 3 out of the 4.

    With the emergence of Sheeladipo, I am beginning to wonder. Does The Movement have a starter next year?

    Jordy, Vic, Will, CWat and The Z?

    Then The Movement behind them? Wow.

    And there is this kid named Mo? Elston, AE, Remy? Are you kidding me? Imagine what those practices will be like.

  • eph521

    We’re already rollin’! 😉

  • Anonymous

    I actually had the same thought come to my mind when i saw his face.  I wish no bad on the kid he is concerned about his future as a NBA player so he chose Kentucky, which you cannot get upset at the kid given Calipari’s track record with point guards to the NBA

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been thinking the same thing. Originally I figured that Yogi would start and possibly Hollowell and Hanner, but I’m not so sure anymore.  I mean, Jordy is a great leader, and will be a senior. Now that Watford is still playing the 4, I can’t see Hanner taking him out. And Oladipo is a rising star with no limit to his potential, so he’s got Hollowell beat! I never would have imagined it, but this 2012 class could just end up being the best second team in the nation for a year before they take over as starters! Is there a point where we have too much depth and kids are upset over playing time?! Lol I can see that happening with someone like AE.

  • jgon86

    He is not faster than ty lawson, but he is way more skilled.

  • jgon86

    He is not faster than ty lawson, but he is way more skilled.

  • MillaRed

    I’m in Wisconsin Cheeseman are you? This is cheese paradise up here buddy.

    Let’s not say the dreaded “T” word. (transfer) We will get thrown out of here. But I think it’s inevitable.

    As long as CWat keeps playing defense I don’t see him going anywhere. And I think Hanner need a year anyway. But Elston will have to fight for those minutes. Jurkin can use some seasoning but the Buss, if he can shoot he will be in there.

    Hollowell will get major minutes. He’s a matchup nightmare.

    Suddenly I feel rich.

  • Anonymous

    haha well actually I’m cheeseman because my real name is Colby, but not from Wisconsin. Lol

    yeah, I will hate to see it, but I think its inevitable too….there’s just not enough minutes to go around for this many talented guys.

  • Anonymous

    haha well actually I’m cheeseman because my real name is Colby, but not from Wisconsin. Lol

    yeah, I will hate to see it, but I think its inevitable too….there’s just not enough minutes to go around for this many talented guys.

  • Anonymous

    I am already looking forward to the game at Rupp next year…assuming Cal mans up on the series.  IU is matching who UK is bringing in next year but IU has a very solid a veteran squad returning.  WOW!! It is amazing to think how a team can have 3 #1 classes in a row and not have any depth.

  • HoosierDaddy27

    I was thinking that it would be Yogi, Jordy, CWat, Hanner, and Cody with Sheeladipo, Hollowell, and Remy as the next wave, and everyone else fighting for minutes as they progress and find their niches.

    But what do I know lol It will be interesting to see how Crean rotates all of the talent.

  • Anonymous

    Thats a great story.

  • Anonymous

    In my opinion Yogi starts. I love Jordy, but he(they) always miss getting the rock to CZ. Yogi wont. Again, just my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Instead of the T word  being inevitable, how about this scenario.  One IU player is willing to give up his scholarship and can (financially) play as a walk on next year.  I believe the numbers would then be a perfect fit.

  • guest

    My 8 year old had the same reaction when we saw him play this summer in Fort Wayne. Can’t wait to see him in an IU uniform.

  • Anonymous

    i agree with that for working out the scholarship issues. But what i meant when i was speaking of the T word is that some guys may not get much playing time, and might decide to go somewhere else where they have a better chance to play more minutes. I hope that they will see the bigger picture and stay around just to be a part of such a great team, but who knows.

  • Anonymous

    i agree with that for working out the scholarship issues. But what i meant when i was speaking of the T word is that some guys may not get much playing time, and might decide to go somewhere else where they have a better chance to play more minutes. I hope that they will see the bigger picture and stay around just to be a part of such a great team, but who knows.

  • Anonymous

    that’s true. I just feel like Crean will at least give Jordy the chance to start the season, simply because he has worked his butt off to earn that spot. But in the long run, it’s a good thing. Jordy and Yogi will really challenge each other in practice and elevate each others games, i guess we’ll just have to wait and see who can make the best impression on CTC. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I can see that too. He starts VJ3.

  • Dfitz

    Just curious as to how many 4-5 stars Kensucky has on the bench and the great one can’t seem to have them game ready. A good coach should be able to get some good minutes out of the rest of the bench.

  • Bill J Teague

    Question,  Dont these kids need to commit soon,  seems like everyday we discuss another probable to iu, Good problem, however only a few spots remain.  Who ldo you all think will leave to fit next years class?

  • Bill J Teague

    Question,  Dont these kids need to commit soon,  seems like everyday we discuss another probable to iu, Good problem, however only a few spots remain.  Who ldo you all think will leave to fit next years class?

  • Kevin

    I’m and old man and I have that reaction.

  • HoosierFromCt

    I really hate to think about that but I can’t help it.  I really hope nobody leaves and somebody steps up and offers to pay for school but this is asking for a lot. 

  • HoosierFromCt

    I really hate to think about that but I can’t help it.  I really hope nobody leaves and somebody steps up and offers to pay for school but this is asking for a lot. 

  • Anonymous

    Keep him the hell away from motorcycles, then

  • 323SGrant

    Exactly, whoever gets the ball to CZ should get the nod. It was a shame CZ didn’t get a shot or touch the ball the last several minutes of the IU/UK game, especially when A. Davis had four fouls.

  • Anonymous

    Mea culpa.  I was responding to MillaRed, but I overlooked what he was responding to and I inadvertently blundered down the wrong train of thought.  Old brain cells will do that to you.

    I too hope that everyone will stay around.

    This “TEAM” is so different from what we have seen over the last 3 years because of defensive and offensive improvements.  It is really a joy to watch them  have a breakout season.  They have earned it big time.

  • Anonymous

    I guess it all depends on how badly each player wants to be part of a championship team. I would think most players would take a lesser role (as long as they still get minutes as “the best subs in America”) and play in the NCAA finals and return the following year as a starter. But i’m not a player…just a fan.

  • Anonymous

    I guess it all depends on how badly each player wants to be part of a championship team. I would think most players would take a lesser role (as long as they still get minutes as “the best subs in America”) and play in the NCAA finals and return the following year as a starter. But i’m not a player…just a fan.

  • Anonymous

    In the scenario where a player offers to pay his own way through school, i have a couple thoughts:

    1) NONE of them deserve to relinquish their hard earned scholarship, but….

    2) In-state tuition is cheaper than out-of-state tuition, so i’d be looking at an in-state kid, if someone decided to do this.

    3) The entire state (and other followers of IU bball) would know of the sacrifice someone made for the good of the team, and i suspect that someone would have a lucrative career after graduation if said player isn’t playing professionally for some reason.

    4) Perhaps if a player did that, he could still find himself involved in the NBA in some manner (maybe in some sort of assistant or administrative position in a very large state known for oil near Mexico).

  • MillaRed

    I’m beginning to wonder if the lack of commits is due to the amount of talent in front of them.

  • eph521

    I’ve been thinking the same thing lately Milla. For some positions, especially wings, kids have to wonder how much playing time they’ll get on an IU team in the future. Gary Harris had to at least consider this when he chose MSU.

    Then again, if you’re a big, bruising SOB who likes to play defense, block shots and generally intimidate opponents, hopefully kids realize we have plenty of room for that type of player at IU.

  • eph521

    I’ve been thinking the same thing lately Milla. For some positions, especially wings, kids have to wonder how much playing time they’ll get on an IU team in the future. Gary Harris had to at least consider this when he chose MSU.

    Then again, if you’re a big, bruising SOB who likes to play defense, block shots and generally intimidate opponents, hopefully kids realize we have plenty of room for that type of player at IU.

  • HoosierHysteric

    My guess is it will be Yogi, Vic, Will, CWat, and Cody. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jordy took Will’s spot and played off the ball, and Will remained our 6th man. 

  • MillaRed

    Seems to be the missing link. I think Trey Lyles will hold his own. But that is a few years away.

    I think a pretty decent transfer might find his way on the roster next year if it fits.

  • MillaRed

    Seems to be the missing link. I think Trey Lyles will hold his own. But that is a few years away.

    I think a pretty decent transfer might find his way on the roster next year if it fits.

  • I don’t see Sheehey starting. Crean likes his explosiveness off the bench. My guess would be Jordy, Oladipo, Hollowell, Watford, and Zeller. Hollowell would be a nightmare to guard due to his size and abilities. The good news is, is that we should always have fresh legs on the court, which would definitely help us come March. 

  • Anonymous

    actually not many…I think Cal’s system is not going to work as much as he hopes. I think many true UK fans do not really like how he does things.  They like tradition just like IU fans.  As much as I hate to say it but the real fans for both schools are similar.  UK basketball is the face of the state and people do not like what they are seeing, but the W’s are getting racked up.