James Blackmon Jr. explodes for 40 in win at Howe

  • 12/18/2011 11:37 am in

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how IU’s five 2012 signees, four verbal commitments and other notable prospects with interest in the Hoosiers are performing at their respective schools. (Photo credit: Jamie Owens/J. Scott Sports)

You can send us stats or results for this report at insidethehall@gmail.com. (Note: We’ll be adding more recruits as the season moves along and more schedules become available.)

2012 SIGNEES

Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Did not play. Next: Elgin Tournament Dec. 19-22.

Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Six points, five rebounds and four assists in a 51-50 win at Bloomington South on Dec. 16.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): 18 points and six assists in a 87-60 win at Triton Central on Dec. 17.

Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Seventeen points in a 62-43 win at Trinity on Dec. 15. United Faith played at Kinston on Dec. 17, but no stats were available as of Sunday morning.

Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Eleven points in a 63-51 win over Indianapolis Northwest on Dec. 16.

2013 COMMITMENTS

Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): 14 points in a 59-42 win over Lafayette Central Catholic on Dec. 17. 

Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Team-high 15 points in a 54-50 overtime win against Ben Davis on Dec. 16.

2013 CLASS

BeeJay Anya (DeMatha Catholic, MD): Thirteen points in a 71-50 win at Carroll on Dec. 16.

+ Byron “Bo” Zeigler (Detroit Community, MI): Seven points and 10 rebounds in a 72-68 loss to Romulus on Dec. 16.

Derek Willis (Bullitt East, KY): Twenty-six points and 15 rebounds in a 63-39 win over Oldham County on Dec. 13 (Video).  Sixteen points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a 67-57 win over Central in the King of the Bluegrass on Dec. 16.

Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Twenty-one points in a 98-50 win at Grafton on Dec. 13. Fourteen points in a 79-35 win over Cedarburg on Dec. 16 and 26 points in a 99-62 win over Menomonee Falls on Dec. 17.

2014 COMMITMENTS

James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twenty-two points and 10 rebounds in a 83-79 overtime win against Ft. Wayne Concordia on Dec. 16 and 40 points in a 89-83 win at Indianapolis Howe on Dec. 17.

Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Thirteen points in a 77-54 win at Indianpolis Washington on Dec. 16.

2014 CLASS

Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie, IL): Twenty-two points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in a 78-42 win over Hope on Dec. 14. Four points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in a 64-61 win over Hyde Park on Dec. 13.

+ Grant Evans (Wapahani): Twenty-eight points in a 84-49 loss at New Castle on Dec. 13 and 28 points in a 86-37 win at Wes-Del on Dec. 16.

Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Twenty-nine points in a 88-86 loss to Evansville Memorial on Dec. 13 and five points, six rebounds and 10 assists in a 65-57 win at Washington on Dec. 16.

+ Jordan Green (Lexington Henry Clay, KY): Six points in a 59-53 loss to Perry County Central on Dec. 16 and 10 points in a 62-50 win over Hazard on Dec. 17. Both games were a part of the Coal Classic in Hazard, Ky.

+ Perry Poindexter (North Central): Six points and three rebounds in a 81-76 win over Hamilton Southeastern on Dec. 17.

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): 16 points in a 87-60 win at Triton Central on Dec. 17.

+ Trey Grundy (Lexington Henry Clay, KY): Nineteen points in a 59-53 loss to Perry County Central on Dec. 16 and nine points in a 62-50 win over Hazard on Dec. 17. Both games were a part of the Coal Classic in Hazard, Ky.

2015 CLASS

Jalen Coleman (Cathedral): 10 points in a 59-42 win over Lafayette Central Catholic on Dec. 17.

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  • IUfanPurduePhD

    That’s a ham-fisted prognostication seeing as how Hartman’s nearly two years away from being in college. Give the kid time to develop. Plus, just because he might ride the bench his frosh year (WS and VO will be seniors) doesn’t mean he’ll ride the bench his entire career (which is what your post suggested).

    Keep in mind that no one ever thought VO would be starting at the 2/3 back in 2009, but it certainly looks that way after he had time to develop his handle and his shot.

  • Anonymous

    Strength of schedule decides tie breakers

  • N71

    Best case is that he continues to develop and grow but his shooting is the thing that stands out to me.  He’s long and does a little of everything but of all the recruits he has a drop dead, beautifully perfect stroke.  Hollowell does as well but Hartman’s is one of the most perfect I’ve ever seen at his age…and he’s 6’6″ so he can get if off over anyone.  While these guys have slightly different mechanics or athletic skills I put Hartman’s stroke up there with Ray Allen or Peja.  If he continues to improve and grow he could be an incredible weapon so I see him and Jeremy holding down the 3 spot.  How do you guard I guy with the size and range…you don’t. 

  • N71

    This really depends on what you think is missing or needed.  Defense seems to be and will be a focus and our recruiting has reflected that priority in Remy, Ron, Peter, and Hanner.  At this point you could think that area is covered as long as the others are willing to learn.  So then what’s missing?  I think this is kind of hard to answer which is exactly what we want.  A big space eater would be great and Cliff and BeeJay address that area if we get one.  Trevon though is really gravy I guess.  Sometimes I look at a recruit (Gary Harris) and think I would love to have him but some of it is that I don’t want to have to play against him.  Now we just have to hope Gary is one and done at MSU.  Trevon has this odd knack like Jalen Coleman to almost see things before they happen which allows them to be in the right spot more times than not.  What is that, anticipation, perceptiveness…whatever it is I like it.  You can say Trevon is slow, not big enough, etc…but he’s a soph and looks young in my opinion.  This is a guess but he could grow another 4″ and then you are looking at a really skilled 6’10” 265 lbs kid that’s well coached and a good student.  I don’t want him at OSU, MSU, Purdue, or UM.  Let’s have a guy like that come play for IU. 

  • IUJeff

    IU is up to 17th in the AP poll. Illannoy is the one we jumped over.

  • IUJeff

    IU is up to 17th in the AP poll. Illannoy is the one we jumped over.

  • Cehlerding

    And James scored all 40 in the first quarter

  • I live in Fort Wayne so i see James play a lot, he does well on defense except when he goes up against a player like Bryson Scott, Bryson owned him both times we played Bishop Luers last year