Blackmon Jr. delivers pair of big games for Luers

  • 01/09/2012 8:01 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): Eighteen points in a 65-51 win over Farragut on Jan. 7.

Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Thirty-eight points in a 84-76 loss at Bowman Academy on Jan. 3 and 36 points in a 74-60 win over Columbus North on Jan. 6.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Sixteen points in a 47-37 win at Heritage Christian on Dec. 6.

Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Twenty-one points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a 90-69 win at Gaston Day on Jan. 3 and 11 points in a 70-50 win over North Hills Christian on Jan. 6.

Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Eighteen points, five rebounds and five steals in a 80-15 win over Indianapolis Herron on Jan. 6.

2013 COMMITMENTS

Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Nine points in a 70-50 win at Indianapolis Northwest on Jan. 3 and 12 points in a 74-40 win at Indianapolis Howe on Jan. 6.

Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Twenty-seven points and 10 rebounds in a 56-52 overtime win over Lawrence North on Jan. 3 and 12 points in a 66-35 win over Terre Haute South on Jan. 6.

Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Team-high 21 points in a 68-36 win over Port Washington on Jan 6.

2013 CLASS

BeeJay Anya (DeMatha Catholic, MD): Eleven points in a 67-54 win over St. John’s on Dec. 3. Ten points in a 87-51 rout of Good Counsel on Jan. 5. Seventeen points in a 62-47 win over Neumann-Goretti on Jan. 7.

Byron “Bo” Zeigler (Detroit Community, MI): No stats available this week, but Zeigler reportedly visited Central Michigan for a game against Toledo on Saturday. Zeigler’s uncle, Ernie, is the coach at Central Michigan and his cousin Trey plays for the Chippewas.

Derek Willis (Bullitt East, KY): Posted a triple-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocks in a 68-57 win over Jeffersontown on Jan. 6. Ten points in a 77-40 win over Iroquois on Jan. 3.

2014 COMMITMENTS

James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Thirty-one points in a 76-69 win at Ft. Wayne Dwenger on Jan. 6 and had 33 points on Jan. 7 in a 94-65 win over Muncie South.

Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-six points and nine rebounds in a 85-59 win at Decatur Central on Jan. 4 and 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists and three steals in a 62-53 win at Ben Davis on Jan. 7.

2014 CLASS

+ Aaron Brennan (Guerin Catholic): Nineteen points in a 61-59 win at Indianapolis Chatard on Jan. 6.

Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie, IL): Twenty points and 16 rebounds in a 70-56 win over Muskegon Heights (Mi.) on Jan. 7. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was reportedly in attendance.

+ Grant Evans (Wapahani): Sixteen points and nine rebounds in a 49-46 win over Blue River on Jan. 6.

Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Posted a triple-double with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a 67-57 win over Vincennes Lincoln on Jan. 7. Did not play due to a “coach’s decision” on Friday night. Bosse beat Evansville Central 87-81.

+ Jordan Green (Lexington Henry Clay, KY): Sixteen points in a 65-56 loss to Scott County on Jan. 3.

+ Perry Poindexter (North Central): Five points in a 70-66 loss at Ben Davis on Jan. 6.

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Fifteen points in a 47-37 win at Heritage Christian on Jan. 6.

+ Trey Grundy (Lexington Henry Clay, KY): Eight points in a 65-56 loss to Scott County on Jan. 3.

2015 CLASS

+ Brennan Gillis (Ben Davis): Nine points in a 70-66 win over North Central on Jan. 6 and was not listed in the box score in a 62-53 loss to Indianapolis Tech on Jan. 7.

Jalen Coleman (Cathedral): Fourteen points in a 70-50 win at Indianapolis Northwest on Jan. 3 and five points in a 74-40 win at Indianapolis Howe on Jan. 6.

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  • Anonymous

    Wonder what the reason for “coach’s decision” was for Lyle not to play.

  • MillaRed

    Seems to me many rankings need to be updated. A number of our guys are moving up.

    Lyle continues to make me nervous. Something going on in the kids head that just doesn’t seem to blend in with the mentality we are looking for.

  • HoosierinDC

    He’s 15. Hopefully he has good people around to help him mature.

  • HoosierinDC

    He’s 15. Hopefully he has good people around to help him mature.

  • HoosierFromCT

    so Buss had 18 and the other team had 15? 

  • eph521

    Blackmon sure knows how to score, 31 pts is impressive in 1 game, let alone back to back games, even at the HS level.

    Yet Jeremy Hollowell had 38 and 36 pts in back to back games – even more impressive! 

  • Gave the nod to Blackmon for the headline because his team won both games, but a great week for Hollowell as well.

  • Gave the nod to Blackmon for the headline because his team won both games, but a great week for Hollowell as well.

  • Redfacecubfan

    Where will Blackmon end up in the class rankings after a year like this? Will be interesting to see a guy jump 2 stars and land in the…top 50/25/10?

  • ryanmaccw

    Any idea who is leading the race for Indiana Mr. Basketball?

  • HoosierDadE

    Gotta give it up for Jeremy, what great back to back games…

    As I said when he signed, the 2nd greatest athlete to go from LC to IU behind myself (your sarcasm detectors should be GOING WILD)

  • Anonymous

    What are your thoughts on Hollowell as potential Mr. Basketball? Can he do it? He’s been on fire this year and led his team to huge wins, one of which was a win over HSE and Gary Harris. Does he even have a chance at being a mcdonalds all American?

  • Anonymous

    Lyle is young, but I believe Coach Crean has be excellent in recruiting the right players.  I don’t think Coach Crean would recruit players who are JUST talented.  He wants more than just athletes on this team.  He understands that IU basketball is more than just a game…it’s a way of life.

    College basketball isn’t great because of the top-tier one and done players!  College Basketball is GREAT because of the players who devote themselves to there institution year after year!  🙂

    Go Hoosiers

  • Rhino2125

    I’d have to second that…It seems like he’s heading in a different direction with his mentality and possibly other areas when I see the “coaches decision” issue.  Obviously we know nothing in concrete…However, our team is geling so well together and it everyone is in for the long haul.  Other than coming to IU to showcase an individual’s own skillset and game to get into the NBA draft after 1 yr.  There are certain prototype players that are falling in line with IU and its great to see.  What is the saying though…One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch? 

  • Anonymous

    Perea’s stat lines are impressive, he’s putting up some good numbers against top notch teams like Farragut and Finley Prep.  It would be interesting to see how La Lumiere would perform in the IHSAA tourney with all the talent they’ve got loaded up there.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t worry too much about it right now.  What dumb things were you doing at 15?  (not insinuating you’re a bad person)  I know that I did some questionable things and had to learn the hard way.  I think CTC has more insight than we do.  I hope his coaches in high school are creating an environment for him to learn what is right and wrong before he commits at the next level.

  • N8 Price

    What is a realistic expectation for next year’s team considering we’re #8, 15-1 at this point?

    Additions:

    Yogi – a super quick, penetrating guard excellent at finding the open guy.  Combine this with our shooting and that will be difficult to deal with.  He can knife in on any team and kick it or score.  Even if he drives to score we’ll have Cody and Hanner for tip ins.

    Ron – a lock-down defender like Victor who has a better shot.  Combine Ron with Remy and Victor and they will be able to contain any back court.

    Jeremy – Add his shooting to what we have already and boy, who do you throw the ball to?  Jordy, CWat, and Jeremy will be capable of 20+ any given night.  Someone will be on.

    Hanner – He should take a bunch of pressure off Cody to defend and rebound freeing Cody up for more focus on scoring perhaps.  If he scores a bunch I imagine it will be linked to Yogi’s driving, drawing, and dish style of play, that or offensive rebounds.

    Peter – someone long who can give Cody a break or fill in if Cody is in foul trouble.  Like Hanner, his scoring will probably be linked to Yogi unless he’s getting tip-ins on missed shots.

    Add the continued development of Cody, CWat, Victor, Will, Jordy, DE, Remy, and Austin and that’s something right there.  Kentucky will reload but that formula doesn’t seem to win championships.  Michigan will be tough, OSU will be young again, Duke and UNC are always good, Baylor will be entering NCAA sanctions…who will be better than IU next year?  The Pacers?

    A championship next year should be the goal…unless of course we win one this year, then a repeat would be in order.

  • Shime

    I am from Evansville and heard he cussed at a teacher. Not officail but this what I heard.

  • Anonymous

    Someone asked D. Elston over break how things were going, and he said, “the practices are harder than the games right now.”  Can you imagine what practices will be like in the next couple of years?  Huge change from 2-3 years ago.  Our second five will be better than most teams starting five. haha

  • Anonymous

    Holowell…wow. Kid has a stroke..wait till Calbert gets ahold of him..he’s gonna get big minutes next year. One concern..appears to me that the caliber of competition both Jukin and Perea are playing against is really weak….anybody got a clue on that?

  • Anonymous

    Yea kinda makes you wonder if they’ll have to play with two balls:)

  • Anonymous

    La Lumiere is a private school that travels and plays the best teams in the country. So Hanner is playing against top notch competition. Not sure about Jurkin though

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Xavier and Cincinnati have scholarships to spare.

    Too soon?

  • Shime

    You are way off the both travel and play very tough competition.

  • Look at his numbers. 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Pretty good for a point guard if he gets his head straight, add him to what we already have coming on-board and it gets scary. For opponents.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    These numbers are RIDICULOUSLY GOOD . Hollowell reminds me of Cheaney …. Buss is gonna surprize those voters that have shunned him in the polls . Blackmon and Lyles are absolutley tearing it up , hope we can get Jaquan Lyle to go wiyh them . Man I could go on and on and on . Good to see numbers for Jurkin and Fischer . MAN IT IS AN AMAZING TIME TO BE A HOODADDY ! This is fun and its only getting started !!!

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    These numbers are RIDICULOUSLY GOOD . Hollowell reminds me of Cheaney …. Buss is gonna surprize those voters that have shunned him in the polls . Blackmon and Lyles are absolutley tearing it up , hope we can get Jaquan Lyle to go wiyh them . Man I could go on and on and on . Good to see numbers for Jurkin and Fischer . MAN IT IS AN AMAZING TIME TO BE A HOODADDY ! This is fun and its only getting started !!!

  • Anonymous

    The 2014 class outperfoms all the others in ppg.  Very impressive and they play a lot of 4A competition.

  • 888

    I think with the depth well have CTC could run a press for 30 minutes a game and simply wear teams down. Runem till they simply give up. Pressure on both ends all the time. When yhe 1st team needs a blow send in the second wave thats pretty much just as good as the 1st. Were not gonna lose but maybe 2 games.DYNASTY

  • Eastwood88_20

    Forgot creek!

  • Eastwood88_20

    Forgot creek!

  • nakedsamurai

    Lyles and Blackmon could be a ridiculous pairing, especially if they each grow a couple inches.  Even so, if not.

  • RainCityHoosier

    You said exactly what I’m thinking.  This is not the first time we’ve heard similar things about Lyle – his immaturity and poor decisionmaking.  I very much agree this is concerning.  The last thing in the world we want to do is bring in another Bracey Wright or someone that is not good for team chemistry.

  • RainCityHoosier

    You said exactly what I’m thinking.  This is not the first time we’ve heard similar things about Lyle – his immaturity and poor decisionmaking.  I very much agree this is concerning.  The last thing in the world we want to do is bring in another Bracey Wright or someone that is not good for team chemistry.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    totally agree.  Our depth next year will be the best in the nation.  We shouldn’t skip a beat win the rotations come plus we’ve not been that impressive on the D end of the rebounding.  With the new comers that should increase as well.  It looks as if we will have all of our bases covered next year.