Lyles scores career-high 33 in win over Ft. Wayne Luers

  • 02/06/2012 9:03 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 (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.)


Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Nine points and six rebounds in a 83-51 win over Gary Wallace on Jan. 31. Twelve points and five rebounds in a 61-45 win over Detroit Country Day at Lawrence Central on Feb. 4.

Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Twenty-eight points in a 75-68 win over Franklin Central on Feb. 3 and 34 points and 16 rebounds in a 78-74 loss to Cathedral on Feb. 4.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Twenty-three points in a 63-35 win over Brebeuf Jesuit on Feb. 3.

Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Eighteen points in a 74-60 win at North Hills Christian on Jan. 31. Team-high 20 points in a 101-65 win over Victor Christian on Feb. 3.

Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Twenty-six points in a 70-67 win at Indianapolis Manual on Feb. 3 and fifteen points in a 69-62 overtime loss to Warren Central at Lawrence Central on Feb. 4. Broke Broad Ripple’s all-time scoring record in loss to Warren Central. Patterson now has 1,419 career points.


Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Five points in a 59-49 win at Indianapolis Chatard on Jan. 31. Twenty-one points in a 78-74 win at Lawrence Central on Feb. 4.

Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Ten points in a 56-32 win at Center Grove on Feb. 3 and 17 points in a 69-62 overtime win over Broad Ripple at Lawrence Central on Feb. 4.

Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Did not play as he recovers from a broken right hand suffered on Jan. 12. Expected to miss a total of three to four weeks.

2013 CLASS

BeeJay Anya (DeMatha Catholic, MD): Team-high 18 points in a 92-62 win at St. Mary’s Ryken on Jan. 31. Team-high 19 points in a 76-54 win over St. John’s on Feb. 3.

Byron “Bo” Zeigler (Detroit Community, MI): No stats available this week.


James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Thirty-two points, five rebounds and four assists in a 87-81 win at Ft. Wayne Snider on Feb. 3. That win clinched the SAC title for Luers. Ten points in a 73-51 loss to Indianapolis Tech at Lawrence Central on Feb. 4. Blackmon Jr. suffered a right knee injury late in the first half and did not return. He was expected to have a MRI following the injury.

Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-three points and 14 rebounds in a 89-50 win over Indianapolis Arlington on Feb. 3. Career-high 33 points and 18 rebounds in a 73-51 win over Ft. Wayne Luers at Lawrence Central on Feb.4.

2014 CLASS

+ Aaron Brennan (Guerin Catholic): Twenty-eight points in a 68-53 win at Cardinal Ritter on Feb. 3. Thirteen points in a 60-42 loss to Lapel on Feb. 4.

Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie, IL): Seventeen points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 60-46 win over Leo on Jan. 29.

+ Grant Evans (Wapahani): Nineteen points in a 71-44 win at Cowan on Feb. 3. Eleven points in a 66-57 win over Union on Feb. 4.

Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Twenty points and 16 rebounds in a 59-55 win at Evansville North on Feb. 4.

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Twenty-one points in a 63-35 win over Brebeuf Jesuit on Feb. 3.

2015 CLASS

Jalen Coleman (Cathedral): Ten points in a 59-49 win at Indianapolis Chatard on Jan. 31. Career-high 28 points (10-of-11 shooting) in a 78-74 win at Lawrence Central on Feb. 4.

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  • iudawg

    Imagine the depth we’ll have next year.

  • iudawg

    Imagine the depth we’ll have next year.

  • IULaw79

    never like hearing “knee injury”.  Get well soon James Blackmon Jr.

  • MillaRed

    We were all wondering what a healthy Peter Jurkin was capable of the last few years. Well, it looks like he’s pretty darn good. He may get some PT next year after all. We need the depth.

  • Eastwood88_2

    I took the 2 and half hour drive to LC to gain a perspective of just what we have coming in.  Here are my thoughts

    Parea – La Lumiere is a college team.  No two ways about it.  If they played any other team in this classic they win by 30.  HP rolls the first 6 points and the classic was rocking.  Two quick fouls and he sat a quarter and a half.  Didn’t box out once in this game and often was out of place on defense.  Didn’t see a single jump shot and only scored in transition.  He is very thin and not as tall I as expected.  Regardless, the guy has unlimited upside.  Don’t expect the world from this kid in the first year.  Side note – Simpson is a beast with a terrible attitude.  Kid can’t jump and didn’t score a single point.  Davis shoots way too much.  Good handel and gets to the bucket with ease.  Both will start for purdue next year.

    Patterson – Alex what is this guys wing span?  Felt like his arms are crazy long.  His jump shot is insanely high.  Rises up with ease and has a nice touch.  He is 6’3″ and plays center for his team.  WC was all over him and it was hard for him to get an open look.  When he was square and didn’t fade away – book it.  Otherwise it was short everytime.  Took a ton of plays off defensively but chalk that up to playing every minute and not having much help.  I really like his upside and always has a smile on his face.

    Davis – Again foul trouble gets him the bench early.  Kids the whole package and clearly under-rated.  Has a great ablility to get to the rim, played great defense, boxes out and rebounds very well.  No chance he is not a top 100 kid.  Going to fit in very well.  DE is what I was thinking but better.  Need 2 inches more


    Blackmon – I left right after he came from the rafters to block a shot and hurt his need.  My friend I was with said it looked really bad when he landed.  Not good.  26 pts a game as a soph, the real deal here.  Top 20 talent without a doubt.  Scaring to think how good this kid will be by the fall of 2014. 

    Lyles – Espn got this one right calling him one him of the best 25 hs bball players in any class.  The entire package and very well might be the number 1 player in the 14 class when it is all said and done.  He is what 15/16 years old and already has a game that would start in college.  The lower half reminds me of Sullinger.  Not kidding, seriously.  Upper half is week but he is all of the 6’10” he is listed at, can shoot, dribble, rebound, box out and pass.

    After watching this two for a half I got scared and my friend didn’t help me.  He said these players are too good for IU. I hit him in the face for this.  What the blank is that suppose to mean?   Question to you guys, is there truth to this?  These kids are so good did they commit to early?  Will they change there mind when KY comes a calling with a bag full of cash?

    I say no.  Here is why.  THE INDIANA RECRUIT CLASSIC – seriously?  Never heard of such a thing.  Who put this on and whomever he is should be praised by the IU community.  In a day in which painter is losing what is thought to be locks – Dawson, Harris and Willis.  Our program throws this event.  I watched every IU recruit get to play infront of a sea of red and sign autographs to 100 kids each.    Blackmon and Lyles getting all this love at such a young and Crean hitting the road every night.  We are very lucky to have him as our coach.  The future is crazy bright!  Next time he doesn’t call a time out or has a terrible lineup in, I am giving him a pass.  Just continue bringing in this talent and I could coach them!

  • MillaRed

     Very cool thx for the summary

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I swear, every time I get on here, Lyles has put up 25 & 15. Is that a joke? Every game? He’s a sophomore!! That kind of rebounding prowess comes from more than just a height advantage. He’s obviously learned how to get rebounds without just being big, and that’s extremely impressive for a guy his size.
    It almost scares me. Lyles is destroying any competition that comes his way, and Blackmon is putting up like 30 a game. Both guys are obviously world beaters, and with the trend of high ranking recruits decommitting, I’m anxious for these guys to get to campus. It is reassuring that Lyles is always seen wearing IU gear and that he is at a lot of the games, but man, I just hope we can actually get them here.

  • Lucas Vaal

    I hate to hear that about Blackmon Jr. Get well very soon!

  • Lucas Vaal

    I hate to hear that about Blackmon Jr. Get well very soon!

  • Keep_it_in_Indiana

    Agree with Milla, can tell you know the game and appreciate the insight.  

    Hope Blackmon is ok.

    Totally agree on Lyles.  He would play right now at IU.  

    Agree with the “too good” thing.  We are in the same echelon as Kentucky and our program is trending nicely.  These guys aren’t going anywhere.  Crean is only about 60% of the way to rebuilding.  It will only get better.  Can’t wait. 

    Go Hoosiers!

  • RainCityHoosier

     Eastwood – many many thanks for the fantastic post!  Sorry to hear about Blackmon; hope it’s not too bad and he can return as good as new. 

  • BIGWayneIU

    Is Jaquan Lyle no longer a target for IU?  I thought he had IU high on the list but didn’t see him in the recap?

  • Jmoran1

    I was at the game when this happened:  It was a fast break for Tech and Blackmon was trailing the play and completely swatted the crap out of the ball and then landed on his knee.  Very similar look to what Creek looked liked when he injured his knee (instantly grabbed his knee and was on the floor for about 10 minutes until he was helped off the court).  Certainly didn’t look good…

  • HoosierDadE

    Great write up…thanks.

    I want to echo everyone’s sentiment’s in hopeing Blackmon is okay.  A knee injury for someone that young and explosive is scary (regardless of what college he is going to attend)

  • Bucky

    Is there enough mutual interest with 2013’s Ray Kasango to include him in this feature?

  • 888

    Yes were stillmon Jaquan. Hes probably gonna comit this summer or fall. IU is by  far the favorite. Now if we can add Alexander LOOK OUT.

  • 888

    Yes were stillmon Jaquan. Hes probably gonna comit this summer or fall. IU is by  far the favorite. Now if we can add Alexander LOOK OUT.

  • millzy32

    Look again he had 20 and 16 at Evansville North.

  • Guest

    Keep us posted on Blackmon.

  • BIGWayneIU

    Yep, my bad.  Was looking at the wrong year!

  • scholasticus

    A couple thoughts about the recent decommits:

    1. Willis was a Kentucky kid who committed to a non-Kentucky school, then decided to stay home.
    2. Harris is a marquee player who committed to a non-marquee program, then decided to step up.

    IU will probably lose one or two somewhere along the way, but we are a marquee school recruiting mostly in-state kids. I suspect most of these guys will stick with us.

  • Oldguyy

    I wonder if Mike Woodson had Broad Ripple’s scoring record before Patterson broke it.  It would be nice to dream that Patterson could be the scorer that Woodson was…yes I know Woodson was in high school before they had the three-point shot, which would lower his output compared to Patterson.

  • Chumbo07

    Blackmon tweeted he thinks he tore his acl.

  • Joshmofo1

    Blackmon said on twitter that its a torn ACL.. I hope the kid recovers. Hoping he doesn’t have the Mo Curse. 

  • marcusgresham

    If Lyles is a legitimate 6’10” then Blackmon, by looking at this picture, is a lot bigger than I thought he was.

    Hate to hear that he tore an ACL but he does have youth on his side so let’s hope it heals well for him.

  • marcusgresham

    If Lyles is a legitimate 6’10” then Blackmon, by looking at this picture, is a lot bigger than I thought he was.

    Hate to hear that he tore an ACL but he does have youth on his side so let’s hope it heals well for him.

  • HoosierDadE

    I saw that too…it looks like he tweeted at Collin Hartman.  Tough break for an explosive player.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Well, piss!!!  That sucks but at least that’s a surgery now days that seems to have a pretty high recovery and back to normal rate.  It really, really sucks to hear about kids at that age suffering serious injuries like that.  As a parent, you would just like to think that stuff doesn’t happen to kids but it does.  He’s a strong kid and has a great family so he’ll be back just fine. 

  • Eastwood88_2

    That is what it looked like in person. Tough break. Going to so most of the aau season. He needs to take the time to fully recover.

  • Joshmofo1

    Yeah, I’m hoping that he’ll make a full recovery. He needs to take his time and heal, don’t worry about dropping in the rankings. Hoosier Nation knows how great he is. I’m with you and think he can make a full recovery.

  • Brian

    George Hill (IUPUI…Indiana Pacers) had the scoring record before Patterson broke it.

  • HoosierTrav

    Word came in today…… Torn ACL… sigh

  • Evansville Hoosier

    A buddy of mine plays for Evansville Central and when I read JaQuan’s stat line to him, he insisted that he had 20 rebounds because Bosse’s big men were out. Either way, it is a quite impressive line.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    That’s what I got from that picture. Either Lyles is 6’8″, or Blackmon is 6’4″. I sure hope it’s the latter, with a full recovery from this knee injury, his combination of scoring proficiency, and then some size that I didn’t think he had, he’s a Gary Harris 2.0 to me (with a better jump shot).

  • Pinehurst

    His mother is a doctor in Ft. Wayne and he will have the best possible care. Take care James.

  • 323SGrant

    Really bummed to hear about Blackmon’s injury. Saw him at the AMC this past year. Wish him well. Hope Jaquan Lyle will join that class with Blackmon and Lyles.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Gary Harris never committed anywhere other than Michigan State.

  • Hooosierhooops

    No, Patterson passed Hill in all-time scoring before Christmas.  Hill finished third all-time when he left Broad Ripple.  Woodson was second and Jeff Robinson was in first place.  Patterson just passed Robinson.