Devin Davis named MVP of Marion Tournament

  • 01/02/2012 9:34 am in

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how IU’s five 2012 signees, five 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: This is not a complete list of prospects IU is recruiting. Prospects may be added/removed on a week-to-week basis depending on the availability of stats.)

2012 SIGNEES

Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Fifteen points and nine rebounds in La Lumiere’s 67-66 over Findlay Prep, the nation’s No. 2 team, on Dec. 29. Not listed among the leading scorers in a 74-73 win over Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Dec. 30. Both games played in the  Mike Miller Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Did not play. Next: At Bowman Academy on Jan. 3. Attended Indiana-Ohio State game.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Eight points in a 73-42 win over Tri-West on Dec. 27. Broke Park Tudor’s all-time scoring record and finished with 29 points and 10 assists in a 60-56 win over Lapel on Dec. 29. Attended Indiana-Ohio State game.

Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Six points in a 57-55 win over St. Mark’s (Mass.) on Dec. 28. Eight points in a 53-41 loss to Ravenscroft on Dec. 29. Fifteen points in a 66-61 loss to Upper Room on Dec. 30.

Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Twenty-six points in a 59-51 win at Heritage Christian on Dec. 30.

2013 COMMITMENTS

Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Not listed among leading scorers in Cathedral’s 49-46 loss to Bowman Academy on Dec. 31 at East Chicago Central.

Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Eighteen points in a 58-51 win over Munster on Dec. 29 and 21 points in a 67-55 win over Bowman Academy on Dec. 30. Both games were in the Marion Tournament and Davis was named MVP. Attended Indiana-Ohio State game.

Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Eight points in a 66-46 win over Wauwatosa East (NC) on Dec. 27 and did not score in a 60-49 win over De Pere (NC) on Dec. 28. Attended Indiana-Ohio State game.

2013 CLASS

BeeJay Anya (DeMatha Catholic, MD): Twenty-one points in a 59-48 win over Lincoln (Ca.) on Dec. 27. Six points in a 83-47 win at Mayfair on Dec. 28. Eleven points in a 64-49 win over Newark Memorial (Ca) on Dec. 29. Thirteen points in a 74-64 win at Windward on Dec. 30.

Byron “Bo” Zeigler (Detroit Community, MI): Sixteen points, 11 rebounds and three assists in a 60-35 win over Dearborn Heights Robichaud on Dec. 28.

Derek Willis (Bullitt East, KY): Bullitt East went 3-1 in the Beach Blowout in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, but no individual stats were available.

2014 COMMITMENTS

James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twenty-five points in a 77-68 win over Ft. Wayne Dwenger on Dec. 28. Thirty-two points and game-winning assist in a 76-75 win over Ft. Wayne North on Dec. 30. Twenty-three points in a 83-73 loss to Ft. Wayne Northrop on Dec. 30. All games were a part of the SAC Tournament.

Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Did not play. Next: At Decatur Central on Jan. 4. Attended Indiana-Ohio State game.

2014 CLASS

Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie, IL): Six points and eight rebounds in a 60-52 win over West Aurora on Dec. 29. Eleven points (only 1-of-9 from the foul line) and 13 rebounds in a 77-68 double overtime win over Warren on Dec. 30. Not listed among leading scorers in 44-27 loss to Simeon on Dec. 30. All games a part of the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

+ Grant Evans (Wapahani): Twenty-one points in a 63-58 win at Monroe Central on Dec. 30.

Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Did not play. Next: Evansville Central on Jan. 6.

+ Jordan Green (Lexington Henry Clay, KY): Thirteen points in a 63-56 win over Glasgow on Dec. 27. Twenty-six points in a 77-73 win over Moore on Dec. 28. Thirteen points in a 75-61 loss to Lexington Catholic on Dec. 29. Eleven points in a 59-53 win over Bardstown on Dec. 30. All games a part of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic.

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Twenty-seven points in a 73-42 win over Tri-West on Dec. 27. Twenty points and nine rebounds in a 60-56 win over Lapel on Dec. 29.

+ Trey Grundy (Lexington Henry Clay, KY): Twelve points in a 63-56 win over Glasgow on Dec. 27. Twelve points in a 77-73 win over Moore on Dec. 28. Four points in a 75-61 loss to Lexington Catholic on Dec. 29. Twelve points in a 59-53 win over Bardstown on Dec. 30. All games a part of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic.

2015 CLASS

Jalen Coleman (Cathedral): Not listed among leading scorers in Cathedral’s 49-46 loss to Bowman Academy on Dec. 31 at East Chicago Central.

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  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Is it just me or does Trevon Blueitt keep filling it up on these stat lists?

    Could he be a better version of AJ Moye possibly?

  • stonaroni

    Not good to see Fischer putting up a goose egg in a game as a JR in high school at 6’9″.  i am really hoping he did not play in the game or got injured early.  it is obvious that this program needs some inside muscle for 2012,2013 and beyond.

    I would rather have Willis, he has more upside.  I am guessing he goes elsewhere.

  • N71

    I had been thinking we had 3 pressing recruiting needs:

    1. I long-term replacement for Cody (i.e. a viable post player)
    2. A long-term replacement for Yogi
    3. A banger

    This is assuming we win a championship next year and won’t be able to keep them from going to the NBA before they graduate.  Luke solves #1 assuming he continues with his development.  Jalen Coleman solves #2 if we can get him, I see Jaquan and James as scoring guards.  As for need #3 I don’t know, BeeJay or Cliff are an answer to #3 but Devin Davis could end up being that guy.  We need some beef though to deal with MSU because they are always going to have some 6’8″ 270 lb cave troll.

  • N71

    I had been thinking we had 3 pressing recruiting needs:

    1. I long-term replacement for Cody (i.e. a viable post player)
    2. A long-term replacement for Yogi
    3. A banger

    This is assuming we win a championship next year and won’t be able to keep them from going to the NBA before they graduate.  Luke solves #1 assuming he continues with his development.  Jalen Coleman solves #2 if we can get him, I see Jaquan and James as scoring guards.  As for need #3 I don’t know, BeeJay or Cliff are an answer to #3 but Devin Davis could end up being that guy.  We need some beef though to deal with MSU because they are always going to have some 6’8″ 270 lb cave troll.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I really want to take a trip to Ft. Wayne or check the schedule to see if they get close to me at all. Blackmon, Jr. sounds like he’d be fun to watch. 

  • Anonymous

    Peter Jurkin prepare yourself for culture shock upon arriving at IU.  You will find that an IU BB  team uses all 5 players on offense, not just 3 guards trying to pad their stats for their egos or college scouts.  You will be playing organized bb and on a “team” for the first time. Based on watching UFCA games, this will be a big change for you. I think you will be able to adjust and thrive in your new environment at IU.

    Welcome aboard young man.

  • Anonymous

    Tape I saw of Fischer shows him to be fast down the floor..quick off his feat..a very good passer..and shuffed the ball on a breakaway with no effort. Yes he needs strength (who doesn’t at that age)..but he appears to be athletic. Willis seems to have a problem committing…given a choice of him or Anya..I’d take the latter. Fischer wants to be at IU..and has nothing but improvement ahead of him.

  • nakedsamurai

    Yogi with 29 points and 10 assists in a game where they scored 60?  He was responsible for all but 11 points for his team!

    And Trevon Blueitt scored 20 that game.  I wonder how many he scored that weren’t off Yogi assists.

  • Anonymous

    I saw Ron Patterson play at Heritage Christian last week and came away impressed. He is quicker than I thought and has a beautiful shot when he gets his feet set. He didn’t work hard on defense sometimes but his positioning was great and he never made an error while defending the ball. 

  • DJ5

    Jurkin was up against Kaleb Tarczewski, 7 footer ranked 6th in his class going to Arizona. Peter also grabbed 11 boards and had 3 blocks. Kaleb went for 22 and 10 and is the focus point of the offense. Nice to see Peter get the W. same for the rest of these guys. They know how to win games.

  • IUAl

    I caught the SAC championship game at FW Wayne over the weekend. Blackmon is an effortless offensive player-very much like his dad was. Great stroke from 3, just a beautiful looking jump shot. Scored many different ways of the dibble and drive. He is an underrated passer and very good when he draws defense and gives the ball up.
    A bit laidback on defense but good footwork. The Scott twins were impressive as well, both scored 30. They also worked VERY hard on defense and caused Leurs backcourt trouble. Bryson will give us fits for years at P—–. The Scott kids are really strong, especially Bryson.

  • Andrew

    Do you mean national championship?  Who can assume they will win a championship?  I’m very confused with the first sentence after your list.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    All along I’ve wondered about Fischer , I hope I’m wrong but he just get me excited . On the other hand James Blackmon Jr. is absolutely going off up there in Ft. Wayne ! 

  • I_Charged_The_Court

    Does anyone besides me think Blueitt and Lyle are stars and the two most important players we need to find room for?

  • I_Charged_The_Court

    Does anyone besides me think Blueitt and Lyle are stars and the two most important players we need to find room for?

  • N71

    Sorry.  Yes, win a national championship.  Why not, who will be better than us next year?  So, once we win some of the guys will think their draft value could not get any higher and make the jump.  Cody, Yogi, Vic, and Jeremy perhaps.

  • Yimyames

    Agree with the Fischer comment, the fact that after the osu game he said to himself “this is where I want to play” well, that’s good enough for me. Welcome aboard Luke. Funny how some people want to knock slime ball for getting top notch talent, then gripe when we offer a top 100. News flash, top 100 recruits are good players.

  • Southport65

    I heard from some fans that Fischer was sick with the flu and missed one game and was not him self the other. He is going to be a good IU player and he is still growing. He may be 7’0 and 250 before he gets to IU. This w as a major steal from the badgers.

  • Anonymous

    Couple questions on the headliner here – Davis is really an interesting prospect – I remember people projecting him as a 4 vs a 3 – sounds like a really good player – is he still 6’6 or has he put on size?

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Holy crap, I thought I was optimistic.

  • Anonymous

    Luke Fischer will certainly have time to develop, and the coaching staff has proven they can coach young talent (Sheehey, Oladipo, & Zeller) . He will become a key role player for the Hoosiers. We are looking extremely deep at the forward position, over the next couple years.

    The offer was given last spring before IU basketball’s Renaissance movement in the last 2 months. This will be a continuous growing process for the program. We can not expect to get top 25 recruits just days after we just established our presence to national conversation.

    The coaching staff is building the program the right way with 4 year players, instead of one done caliber players.

    I will take 4 years players any-day over Kentucky’s 1 or 2 year players.

  • Keep_it_in_Indiana

    I am actually with stonaroni here…

    Firstly, who wouldn’t say, “this is where I want to play” after watching the home team knock off the #2 team in the country?  

    Secondly, he is barely a top 100 recruit.  Not a top 100 by ESPN.  Does not have an offer from his home state school, WI.  

    Thirdly, I have watched a fair amount of tape and I think athletic is a stretch.  He looks a bit flat footed and weak in the knees.

    Given our recent success, I would have preferred we waited even into next year to land a better player (see Kansas this year or even Michigan building off last year’s success to land McGary).

    At the end of the day we are likely ok given the other talent we have coming in.  However, in my opinion we are a bit weak on the front line if Hanner and / or Jurkin take a bit longer to pan out, which is another reason I would have preferred we waited a bit.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see Devin appearing to catch his stride.  I think he could turn into to quite a player for us.  An improved Elston if you will.  He looks much better in the recent video below than he did last year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2I0KXL28nk

  • Shime

    I totally agree with you about P. Jurkin he plays on a team that does not use him. The couple of times he was on T.V the gaurds would launch it from all over the place, and not even look inside. People think he cannot score, but he really is not given a chance. From what I seen if he gets it he scores. He is going to be a pleasant surprise to alot of people on here.

  • Anonymous

    Trevon is high on my wish list simply because he and Yogi already have chemistry. I bet his grades are pretty good too…he seemed highly articulate during any interview i’ve seen.

  • Shime

    People you are going by rankings. Like I said a couple of years ago M. McGARY was barely a top 150 recruit. This kid has got two years  two strengthen his game. Remember all the naysayers the put down Oladipo and Sheehey and what they were ranked. Trust CTC he knows what he is doing.

  • N71

    Davis is a very interesting prospect, he’s obviously very talented but has been dealing with injuries.  If you travel around central Indiana he’s probably THE player in the 2013 class.  He’s similar to Will and Victor in that he’s a do everything type of player.  His injuries (back) have you wondering how good he is if healthy.  He’s not as fast as Victor and can’t jump like that and can’t shoot I don’t think, as well as Will.  He’s probably better than both though around the rim in traffic.  I guess he’s somewhat like Ron Patterson where he’s a guy that will likely play a bunch because they can really do just about everything pretty darn well.  Our 2013 class is really good sitting in between 2 once-in-a-lifetime classes in the ’12 and ’14 guys.

    Imagine Ron Patterson and Davis having 24/7 access to Cook Hall and the weight room…scary.  Patterson may be a basketball version of Bob Sanders in the making with the build, the defense, and the cool hair. 

  • Anonymous

    The basketball showcase at Lawrence Central Feb. 4th will have four games featuring Yogi, Blackmon, Lyles, Perea, Jurkin, Hollowell, Patterson, and I think Hartman. Bought my tickets last month. Can’t wait.

  • Anonymous

    The basketball showcase at Lawrence Central Feb. 4th will have four games featuring Yogi, Blackmon, Lyles, Perea, Jurkin, Hollowell, Patterson, and I think Hartman. Bought my tickets last month. Can’t wait.

  • Swishmac IU

    Who is our PG when Yogi goes pro after year 2?

  • Swishmac IU

    Who is our PG when Yogi goes pro after year 2?

  • Jethro Troll

    Really?  IU needs to start thinking about Yogi’s replacement a year before he even steps foot on campus?  And not just a replacement, but a long term one?  And all of the above is based on assuming IU will win a NC?

    Someone’s getting way ahead of themself.

  • Swishmac IU

    OK, maybe better said, who is our PG is Yogi is injured or in foul trouble?  CTC is doing an amazing job stocking the shelves with deep talent at all positions but PG IMO.  Forget if the go pro or not, I am more concerned about injury or fouls.

  • TOMMYCFORPRESIDENT

    I was at the Marion Tournament for the Championship when Warren played Bowman Academy.  Overall the game was very sloppy but I was very impressed with the type of assignment that Devin Davis was given.  He guarded DeJuan Marrero the entire game.  Marrero is a top 50 prospect committed to DePaul for the class of 2012 and held him to 12pts.  Davis shows terrific upside in that he can shoot the ball better than many and he also is very quick up and down the floor.  The movement is on its way Hoosier fans!!!

  • SammyIU24

    Can someone explain to me why James Blackmon’s rating went so far down in a year?  Every time I look, hes filling up the stat book.  I’ve never seen him play but heard hes a beast.  So why the decline in ratings?  Not like that matters much, just curious.

  • N71

    Remy or Ron are the only options other than a walk on.  Not sure how they would do against a press.  Remy is the man at this point, Ron will likely play more of a Victor role.

  • N71

    I know, some people here are crazy.  I just like to keep my head down while buying up red banner material off ebay.

  • Anonymous

    Coming in for Super Bowl that weekend, where did you buy tix?

  • hoosier4life

    Both of Cody’s brothers played all four years in college and got degree’s.  He comes from an Indiana family who is all about education. He isn’t going pro after his sophmore year, even if we win a title.  He isn’t Jared Jeffries alright.  And Yogi…is only 5’11 and very young. He won’t be going pro after his freshman year. The NBA scouts don’t get real excited about guys under 6 ft tall. We are good to go for awhile. 

  • hoosier4life

    Both of Cody’s brothers played all four years in college and got degree’s.  He comes from an Indiana family who is all about education. He isn’t going pro after his sophmore year, even if we win a title.  He isn’t Jared Jeffries alright.  And Yogi…is only 5’11 and very young. He won’t be going pro after his freshman year. The NBA scouts don’t get real excited about guys under 6 ft tall. We are good to go for awhile.