• Anonymous

    not saying he IS Andrew Bynum but the way he moves and plays in this clip remind me Bynum.  Love that he was keeping the ball high on rebounds!  He’ll be a welcome addition to the post rotation.  

  • JohnFromBeyond

    Good to see something recent on him. I’d like to see him slam the ball more instead of taking layups, but he’s got time to develop that killer instinct (and he will have plenty of role models to show him!).

  • Jmfriedman

    I think the kid looks way more polished than our last few “projects” at his size.  He is definitely going to be a helpful additon on D.  Could be like that Werthy kid on Kansas.  Give him some good coaching and he may be a really helpful player.

  • Jmfriedman

    I think the kid looks way more polished than our last few “projects” at his size.  He is definitely going to be a helpful additon on D.  Could be like that Werthy kid on Kansas.  Give him some good coaching and he may be a really helpful player.

  • He has natural athletic ability, but he is very flat footed.  I agreen with Johnfrombeyond… When you have to jump 4″ off the ground to dunk… I’d like to see a dunk instead of a layup… but he doesn’t have much of a vertical… at least of all the film I’ve seen, I haven’t seen much ups.

  • Frank

    Oh boy Im excited to see this guy coming! I dont care with arms that long and his height he doesnt have to jump!  Think what this kid will do to the middle on defense!

  • Anonymous

    He looks like a good addition, just might benefit from working on his “ups” a little bit.

  • Anonymous

    He looks like a good addition, just might benefit from working on his “ups” a little bit.

  • Mike K

    Compare this video with the other one Alex mentions on Twitter. 
    Also, in a recent matchup with Kaleb Tarczewski, he scored  6 with 11 rebounds while KT had 22/10 (if I am remembering correctly).

  • Joe B

    The great mystery man of the 2012 class.  It’s good to see a clip of PJ because he is our least covered/known about recruit(partly due to the injury that held him out).  But like mentioned before; he is NOT another Tijan/Bawa project.  He has coordination.  He uses pump fakes.  He hits short jumpers.  He has some moves.  But without a doubt he is going to be a guy that will change the game defensively.  I really think he could be a hidden gem of this class once he becomes a JR/SR.  Hopefully, a little offense comes with that too, but I’d be happy with a shot blocking robot..

  • Anonymous

    Considering his shin problems, I’m okay with him not having a great vertical at this moment.  And it seemed like more of a problem for the second jump situations rather than a normal athletic jump.  And at that height, he obviously doesn’t need as much hops.  Hopefully he’ll improve and be jumping higher than everyone else by the time he’s at IU, but for now, I think his hops are acceptable, considering the circumstances.

  • Kappa707

    He gets pretty high @ 0:41 for that block.

  • N71

    I’m not sure what to think between this video and the one below.  They are highlights so you don’t get a feel for what influence Peter is having on the game regardless of stats.  Fortunately he will only be called on to give Cody a blow next year where Hanner will play the more significant role I would think with regards to defending the paint and rebounding.  The competition he will experience in practice will be excellent for his development.  By the time he’s a sophomore he’ll be 7’1″ 255 I’m guessing and ready to play a bigger role.

    http://www.highschoolot.com/content/video/10548008/#/vid10548188

  • Anonymous

    Hops Hops Hops OMG he is 7′  playing in a 6’2″ and under game, he doesn’t need to jump in this clip and when he does he comes down on his feet, not falling around like the air is thin. he looks alot better than the TV game he played against Oak Hill last year. He has made great strides since that game. The same as usual for him and JH GET IN THE WEIGHT ROOM !!!!!! Don’t wait until this summer 

  • nakedsamurai

    Not sure he’s a great flat-footed jumper, but with one step or more, he does get some space off the ground.

  • matt

    he at least looks more coordinated then bawa and tijan which is encouraging

  • 888

    As long as he stays healthy we got a steal. Hes improved alot since last year. wait till CTC gets his hands on him. Hell develop at a faster pace. Hes gonna be an absolute presence in the paint Good luck to teams we play next year tryn to get a shot of in the paint with Hanner, Cody, and peter in the game at the same time. No more of these easy layups weve seen the last two games. I think teams will be eating those. Very exicted!!!

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’ve definitely seen more vertical from him in previous videos, but he looked really flat footed in this video.

  • Anonymous

    Agree better than Bawa and Tijan right now..not much of an explosive leaper..but has a shot and appears agile. My concern has been the level of competition..looks pretty weak and he certainly hasn’t dominated. Anybody know anything about level of competition? This kid appears to have a huge upside…and as some one else suggested..it needs to start in the weight room. Looks like he can run t he floor..what’s not to like at this point?

  • Anonymous

    Re: my earlier ocmpetition questions..kids playing on this video knew what they were doing. Peter Not real aggressive but held his own.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    My comment is that he is tall and in desperate need of steak dinners .

  • Anonymous

    I think the “ups” issue will be solved when he is coached, conditioned, and has to jump.  Right now I am guessing he probably gets a bit lazy b/c when you are playing guys 6″ shorter than you, you don’t really have to jump.  

    I have seen clips from before his shin injuries we he had quite a bit of leaping ability. I am guessing all gets sorted out by fall next year.

    I am optimistic on Jurkin.  90% of the time seven footers are a bit of a gamble.  I think Jurkin could be a huge piece to our championship puzzle going forward – no pun intended…

  • Anonymous

    I’m really excited about Jurkin. Remember he’s not gonna be asked to guard the other teams best big. He’s gonna be asked to rebound next to CZ and HM-P and get some blocks. Just imagine when a big tries to make a post move on Cody and then PJ OR HM-P are there to meet them. Have fun while it lasts msu, osu…. As of 2012 you will no longer be able to bully our frontcourt. Gosh we are gonna great next year. I have a feeling jordy is really gonna benefit from playing the 2 at times. We are loaded at every position. Name one aspect that elite teams have that we won’t have in 2012-2013.. Woo!!

  • Kelin Blab

    There is quality vertical tape of PJ ironically at Cook Hall

  • Kelin Blab

    There is quality vertical tape of PJ ironically at Cook Hall

  • Kelin Blab

    He has put on alot of weight and will come in bigger than Jajuan Johnson.

  • Qpletcher

    All I see is pritchards replacement, and him waving his arms high above casting a shadow like an oak tree while the other four folks play in your jock d without fear of getting Cody in foul trouble if they get beat.

    Length has killed us and this gives us a little bit more… Actually with hmp and jh, we will have mucho length.

    And he has played some top notch competition, so that should be encouraging.

    I see some amount of basketball iq and skill, as opposed to the loveable 7 footers of yesteryear.

  • Kelin Blab

    What I can see from this video….

    + PJ has gained more muscle
    + His fundamentals are still strong
    + Has added some face up game
    + Still blocks shots out of the air which is great.

  • Eastwood88_20

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but we are over signed by one? Been saying pj is a redshift for sure. With cw, cz, de and hp, he will be last off the bench. Plus we are more likely to see creek or hollow ell among others play a big before him.

  • Eastwood88_20

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but we are over signed by one? Been saying pj is a redshift for sure. With cw, cz, de and hp, he will be last off the bench. Plus we are more likely to see creek or hollow ell among others play a big before him.

  • CH

    I see alot of potential with this guy. A 7 foot shot blocking presence around the rim will be a great addition to this team.

  • Damianus504

    Given the oversigning issue we face, he looks to me like a candidate for prep school. I would rather have Wilis or Anya…

  • John

    I’ve been wondering that too.  Unless somebody transfers, don’t we have to send somebody to prep school?  Anyway, barring injury PJ looks like a big contributor in 2 years.  Maybe even a Roy Hibbert on the upside ….   IU looks like a top 10 team for the next 4 years. 

  • Anonymous

    Redshirts still count as a scholarship (and I would be highly surprised if he does end up redshirting anyways).

  • Kelin Blab

    With our limited size options, PJ won’t redshirt at all.

  • MPmike

    Agreed. I saw earlier footage of Jurkin and (that was when he was ranked in the top 150 before his injury) he reminded me of a young more athletic Dikembe Mutombo swatting shots out of bounds and moving with more of swift feet. He did miss most of last season and most of the summer, so I think he is trying to get back 100%.

  • MPmike

     I saw earlier footage of Jurkin and (that was when he was ranked
    in the top 150 before his injury) he reminded me of a young more
    athletic Dikembe Mutombo swatting shots out of bounds and moving with
    more of swift feet. He did miss most of last season and most of the
    summer, so I think he is trying to get back 100%.