Podcast on the Brink: Recruiting special

  • 01/17/2012 4:07 pm in

Podcast On The Brink hits the recruiting trail this week with Indianapolis Star high schools reporter Kyle Neddenriep and Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein talk to both experts about IU’s upcoming recruiting classes along with the other prospects Tom Crean and staff are currently pursuing.

Neddenriep gives his take on IU’s wealth of in-state recruits and explains why 2012 signee Yogi Ferrell might be the most important of them all.

Daniels breaks down where Indiana’s classes rank in the country and Big Ten and provides his opinion on the team’s incoming players. He also discusses the recruiting merits between high school and AAU ball and gives an inside look into Crean’s reputation as a recruiter.

So tune in and enjoy. As always feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com. We’ll be back later this week with another show.

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  • Hoosiers11c

    I have come to really enjoy these podcasts. .Well done gents and great to hear Kyle and Evan share their light on the recruitment world

  • Hoosiers11c

    I have come to really enjoy these podcasts. .Well done gents and great to hear Kyle and Evan share their light on the recruitment world

  • Hoosierfan88

    Great podcast guys. Top notch guests for the subject. After hearing this..very curious who the next commitment will come from..any guesses posters?

  • N71

    Just saw Cathedral play Tech and wow, there were a bunch or large, really good players on the court.  Hartman plays on a team with what is probably 5 D1 players.  Hartman (IU), Drew (Saint Louis), Coleman (IU hopefully), Barthel (Butler?), and #11 who will probably play at some place like IUPUI, IPFW, etc.  This is why Hartman’s stats are not out of this world.  Trey was a beast, no idea what his stats were but he’s large and in charge.

  • N71

    Just saw Cathedral play Tech and wow, there were a bunch or large, really good players on the court.  Hartman plays on a team with what is probably 5 D1 players.  Hartman (IU), Drew (Saint Louis), Coleman (IU hopefully), Barthel (Butler?), and #11 who will probably play at some place like IUPUI, IPFW, etc.  This is why Hartman’s stats are not out of this world.  Trey was a beast, no idea what his stats were but he’s large and in charge.

  • I would say Moe Evans & David Hill (he was offered by a couple schools early) (is he #11?) could both end up D-1. 

    I could see Barthel getting some D1 looks as he’s got pretty good size and is active. Very early for a lot of 2014 guys.

  • Anonymous

    Great work guys. Really impressed with the quality content provided…or as we say in social strategy “meaty content”

  • Mike K

    Thanks for the podcast. Good stuff.

    After Daniels’ comments about Devin Davis I wish that you would have asked Daniels if he has seen DD play this season. Seems like DD is putting together some impressive numbers.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone else heard that Derek Willis is supposedly announcing his commitment this Friday? What are your thoughts on him? Sorry if this happened to be mentioned in the podcast… I didn’t get the chance to listen to it yet.

  • Podcast On The Brink

    Willis is announcing Friday. Evan Daniels of Scout.com predicts on the show that Willis will end up wearing blue next season.

  • Podcast On The Brink

    Willis is announcing Friday. Evan Daniels of Scout.com predicts on the show that Willis will end up wearing blue next season.

  • Recker777

    Daniels did not seem too high on Jurkin helping his first season in.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    Man I really don’t know about Peter he seems like such a project . Seems like we coulda went after somebody Like McGary .

  • N71

    Broad Ripple was next up and played Christmas Attics in a blow out.  Could have been 110 to 28 if Broad Ripple hadn’t shown mercy.  Broad Ripple’s team…well…they are men.  They look like a squad of Special Forces guys, all about the same size (6’4″ 215) and put together.  They are strong and physical but lack real bigs.  I wouldn’t want to play them, you’re not getting out of it the way you went in, you’ll loose a tooth, have a deep bruise somewhere, etc.  Oh, and Ron Patterson’s mom’s hair is awesome.  She will be behind the IU bench on some national game and the camera guy will be panning.  He’ll stop and focus in and the US hair design industry will never be the same again.  She is a star in the making.

  • N71

    Broad Ripple was next up and played Christmas Attics in a blow out.  Could have been 110 to 28 if Broad Ripple hadn’t shown mercy.  Broad Ripple’s team…well…they are men.  They look like a squad of Special Forces guys, all about the same size (6’4″ 215) and put together.  They are strong and physical but lack real bigs.  I wouldn’t want to play them, you’re not getting out of it the way you went in, you’ll loose a tooth, have a deep bruise somewhere, etc.  Oh, and Ron Patterson’s mom’s hair is awesome.  She will be behind the IU bench on some national game and the camera guy will be panning.  He’ll stop and focus in and the US hair design industry will never be the same again.  She is a star in the making.

  • I kept the book at the Part Tudor game last night and it was the first time I’ve seen Yogi & Trevon play in person.  I came away really impressed with Yogi, but not in the way I expected.  He obviously lifts weights and was very strong and he can shoot lights out, but his quickness & intelligence are what really blew me away.  He rarely looked to score and still ended up with 15pts.  Every single time down the court he put his team in position to take a quality shot.  It was unreal.  He had total command of the offense. Trevon also impressed.  He hit 3 from beyond the arc and they all looked effortless.  He was also unstoppable down low and ended up with 23pts.  Always in the right place at the right time.  Park Tudor played zone the whole game (disappointing) so I didn’t get to see Yogi or Trevon guard anyone in particular.  They both seemed like good kids who are working hard to become even better basketball players.

  • Plane1972

    I like the idea of the “Jurkin Project”. Won’t be the same as the other bigs we had to endure early in the Crean era simply because we don’t need him immediately. I would not be opposed to a redshirt year for him. Let him get his feet wet early and develop his body a bit before you ask him to seriously compete for minutes. That will be a big task for him next year. Then enjoy 3-4 years of solid play from him as a defensive stopper with some new offensive moves thrown in there for good measure.

    I’m not sure McGary was a good fit for IU. Wish him all the best and don’t look forward to watching him in the maize and blue next season, but I’m fine with the guys we have to go against him.

  • FFJakeT

    I was at the game last night, second time seeing Yogi (1 in summer AAU, first seeing Trevon). You are spot on, probably had 11-12 assists is my guess. Also note that it was a blowout and he went out really early in the 4th. Yogi has great court vision, and like you said, always makes the right pass. Notice how when someone else would pass to them they would just kind of run through the motions, but when Yogi passed it to someone they instantly went to attack and make a play of some sort. Very happy he is a Hoosier.

  • Anonymous

    Peter Jurkin committed after IU was coming off a 10-21 season, and he committed before the rest of the movement. Hindsight is 20/20,but at the time, he was a great get and still brings something we don’t have much of – shot blocking.

  • MPmike

    I agree with the most part except for Aaron Craft being the best defender in the nation. Remember Brandon Paul dropped 43 on him.