Lyles leads Tech to first IPSAC title since 2003

  • 02/20/2012 9:45 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): Did not play (ankle) in a 69-42 win over Gary West on Feb. 17.

Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Thirty-three points in a 75-67 loss at Noblesville on Feb. 14 and 29 points in a 60-42 win at Southport on Feb. 17.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Fifteen points in a 62-27 win over Indianapolis Lutheran on Feb. 14 and 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 75-57 win over Indianapolis Chatard on Feb. 17.

Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Season is complete as United Faith Christian Academy has been banned from the state tournament.

Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Six points in a 58-50 loss to Indianapolis Tech on Feb. 17.

2013 COMMITMENTS

Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Ten points in a 54-50 win over Ben Davis on Feb. 17.

Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Six points in a 43-42 win over Carmel on Feb. 14.

Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Sixteen points in a 90-54 win over Nicolet on Feb. 16. It was Fischer’s first game since suffering a broken right hand in practice on Jan. 12.

2013 CLASS

BeeJay Anya (DeMatha Catholic, MD): Five points in a 55-49 win at O’Connell on Feb. 14. Eleven points in a 60-38 win at McNamara on Feb. 17. Four points in a 58-55 loss to Paul VI Catholic on Feb. 19.

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

2014 COMMITMENTS

James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Out for the season with a torn left ACL.

Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Twenty-one points and 16 rebounds in a 58-50 win at Broad Ripple on Feb. 17. (Postgame interviews.) Nineteen points and 12 rebounds in a 70-44 win over Chicago Lincoln Park (Ill.) on Feb. 18.

2014 CLASS

+ Aaron Brennan (Guerin Catholic): Ten points in front of Tom Crean in a 65-44 win at Indianapolis Washington on Feb. 17.

Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie, IL): Nine points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 50-47 win over Bogan in the semifinals of the Public League Playoffs at DePaul University on Feb. 15. Four points and seven rebounds in a 53-49 loss to Simeon in the Public League Final at Chicago State on Feb. 17.

+ Grant Evans (Wapahani): Seventeen points in a 54-47 win over Yorktown on Feb. 14 and 17 points and seven assists in a 76-38 win at Daleville on Feb. 17.

Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Fourteen points and eight assists in a 95-69 win over Evansville Mater Dei on Feb. 16.

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Fifteen points in a 62-27 win over Indianapolis Lutheran on Feb. 14 and 27 points (school record eight 3-pointers) in a 75-57 win over Indianapolis Chatard on Feb. 17.

2015 CLASS

Jalen Coleman (Cathedral): Fourteen points in a 54-50 win over Ben Davis on Feb. 17.

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  • psvirsky

    Hollowell has been putting up a ton of points this year.  Seems like he’s getting 25+ every game.  Is he playing 12 minute quarters?

    And 10 boards for Yogi?  Is that a typo?

  • Saw multiple reports on Twitter, including from our friend Kyle Neddenriep at the Indy Star, on the 10 rebounds for Yogi.

  • psvirsky

    Oh I trust Kyle and I certainly trust you, it’s just you’d expect the word “assists” to come after the number 10 for little Yogi.  Good for him.

  • Robert_Montgomery

    Love the work you guys do here, Alex.  Your site has become a staple of my Monday routine (and really every day for that mattter, haha).  It’s great to see updates on how the recruits are doing each week.  Gotta say, it seems like Jeremy has been playing with a chip on his shoulder all season long.  Definitely has the potential to be an huge contributor from the get-go next year!

  • 888

    Yogi is gonna be a diference maker for us like Cody has been. If  you play in his face hell drive by you and if you play off him hell bury a three. Double team him and hes gonna find the open man. Pick your poison. Hes gonna make Cody twice as effective with his penetration. When Codys man trys to help stop yogis layup guess where the balls going. These two have always wanted to play together. Next years our year. THE BEST PLAYERS MUST PLAY THE MOST MINUTES PERIOD.  CTC has given these juniors three years to prove they can get the job done They have not. Our freshman must play big minutes next year or if mediocracy sets in and CTC sticks to his seniors I beleive heads will roll. Top 5 nationally, BIG title, Final Four or next year is a huge disappointment.

  • 888

    Yogi is gonna be a diference maker for us like Cody has been. If  you play in his face hell drive by you and if you play off him hell bury a three. Double team him and hes gonna find the open man. Pick your poison. Hes gonna make Cody twice as effective with his penetration. When Codys man trys to help stop yogis layup guess where the balls going. These two have always wanted to play together. Next years our year. THE BEST PLAYERS MUST PLAY THE MOST MINUTES PERIOD.  CTC has given these juniors three years to prove they can get the job done They have not. Our freshman must play big minutes next year or if mediocracy sets in and CTC sticks to his seniors I beleive heads will roll. Top 5 nationally, BIG title, Final Four or next year is a huge disappointment.

  • Kelin Blab

    If our freshmen play big minutes next year we are in trouble. If Oladipo and Sheehey are beaten out by Patterson and Hollowell, IU will be a .500 team. I love the movement and all of these guys, you don’t win a national title with freshmen. I want an upperclassmen team lead by Sr. Hulls and Watford, Juniors Oladipo and Sheehey and up and coming Freshmen and Sophomores who push for time in practice.

    Yogi will have a huge impact on our team and the other guys also but an NCAA team can’t be blown up and handed over to the “Movement”.

  • Triple

    I concur.  There is a minority in the fan base that somehow misses the fact that basketball is a team sport. They rush to name individual starters and to call for benching players who struggle at times.  Fortunately Crean doesn’t make lineup decisions based on deductive logic.

    Next year is shaping up well.  More talent for sure.  But just as importantly we should see more depth and more experience too.  And by way of example, whether Yogi OR Jordan starts at point next year is NOT that important.  It’s what they EACH contribute that will determine success at that position.  Ditto for the other spots in the rotation.

  • 888

    I agree that wejust dont turn over the team to 5 freshmen not with the luxury of experience that well have, but for instance if Wat and Jordy disappear like they do at times there should be nothing that says they get 30 min a game cause theyre seniors. If Pattersons beatn his man on both ends let Jordan sit. If wat just shows up to collect his 30 min introduce him to Jeremy.  Nothing can replace experience but the bench motivates. If these seniors know there is a capable player behind them who will get the minutes then I think theyll show up to play. Last night at Iowa was inexcusable. Jordans my favorite player but im gettn tired of him lettn this team down. Hes the leader. We should be able to have lots of options next year not just seniors play 30.

  • kristheboss

    As far as I see it we have two positions open for freshman in the starting lineup. Honestly the first being the PG, Jordy being every bit of 5’10 is too small for the b10, he’s also not laterally quick enough to guard a lot of these teams pgs. He causes a lot of mismatches for us on defense because he really is such an easy target for an offense to go at. So I see Yogi and Remi hopefully offesetting Hulls into a Roth like role. And the last starting spot I’m really unsure about, do we plug in Sheehey and have him and VO with Yogi? Put in Perea and move watford to the 3? Run it with Hollowell at the 3 and Watford 4? But it will def. be fun to see how this goes. 

  • MitchellBMitch

    Your posts are clearly not thought out well and you make ridiculous claims that have no basis in fact. Our Juniors, and for that matter the entire team, has proven they can “get the job done”, we are a top 25 team this year, in a year that not many sports writers, let alone our own fan base believed a NCAA tourney bid was possible. In my opinion that is getting the job done pretty well.
     
    So for you to just say that the freshman will just automatically come in and get big minutes from our seniors and Will & Vic who will have another summer of improvement is pretty off base. I do admit we will have a great influx of talent, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into huge playing time and remember, they are freshman, who usually take time adjusting to the college game. Cody is the exception to the rule and IU’s fan base should not expect that of our freshman, even Yogi, who is probably most ready, IMO. Although, I do believe their playing time will increase as the season continues, but you cannot discount upperclassmen leadership and experience.  
     
    Additionally, your last comment saying that if we don’t have a top 5 ranking and a B1G title and Final Four, then our season is a disappointment is just another example of IU’s fan base being unrealistic in their expectations. Achieving those “benchmarks” doesn’t automatically happen just cause you have a good, potentially great team, it is very hard marking the Final Four and there are hundreds of examples of great teams not getting their who should have “on paper”.
     
    Please rethink your expectations and thought process when it comes to posting, because it’s clear not a lot of thought or rationality was put into your comments.
     
    We should be grateful for this season, excited about next but understand a lot has to come together for all your foregone ‘automatic’ expectations to come to fruition. I am a huge IU fan and glad you are too, but be realistic and knowledgeable instead of making crazy claims and lofty expectations, or you will always be a disappointed fan.  

    Go Hoosiers…

  • MitchellBMitch

    Thanks for talking some sense…That probably why you’re the moderator…

    Go Hoosiers…

  • Beard

    Next year’s minute distribution will be very interesting.  To me who starts isn’t all that important.  What does matter is how much everyone plays and who plays in crunch time.  One thing that is for sure is CTC will have a lot more options next year.  Assuming that out of our current rotation Jones, Roth, and Pritch are the only ones gone that leaves Zeller, VO, Hulls, Watford, Sheehey, Elston, and Abell (7 players by my count) that will be getting minutes next year. 

    I think it is safe to say that of the incoming freshmen that Yogi because of the athleticism he brings to a spot (PG — where IU currently lacks speed) will receive minutes in the rotation.  So too will Perea because of his freekish athleticism at the PF spot. 

    I think that of the 40 possible minutes available at PG you will see Yogi use up 25 of those.  Hulls will get the other 15 and will also probably soak up about 10 minutes at the two guard spot.

    At the 2, that leaves 30 minutes left and you need to find a way to get VO the majority of those.  Giving him 25 there and the other 5 to Sheehey we move to the SF spot.

    At the 3, Sheehey still needs additional minutes and if you slot him in 10 to 15 here that nets him 15 to 20 total minutes and leaves roughly 25 minutes here.  I think Watford will take up the majority of those but in the games when he is just drifting (which seems to happen roughly 40% of the time) you will see Hollowell get a lot of Watford’s minutes

    At the 4, I would expect to see a 20/20 or 25/15 split between Perea and Elston

    At center, I think a nice mix will be between 30 and 35 for Zeller with the rest going to Jurkin. 

    This leaves Abell and Patterson totally out in the cold which is hard to imagine.  But it is also hard to imagine either one of them getting more than 5 to 10 minutes broken down into smaller 2 to 3 minutes spurts.  (Let me just say that really sucks too because I love the types of games these two play.  Their most likely playing time will come as defensive stoppers when the opponent has someone going nuts exploiting Hulls’ speed or size or Yogi’s size. 

    What does everyone else think on this topic and how do you think CTC will split up the 40 minutes per game at each of the 5 positions?

  • Hoosier Hysteric

    How does this make any sense?  IU is much better than a .500 team this year and if some of the contributors who are leading to the above .500 record are replaced by better players, how does it follow that they’d have a worse record?

  • IU1972

    After suffering through yet another embarrassing road debacle led by our ‘stellar’ ‘leaders’ upperclassmen, three of whom collectively could barely break into the scoring column, I would be just fine next year with CZ and 4 of The Movement kids getting most of the minutes, unless some of the holdovers can figure a way to man up over the summer.  I’m trying to recall which was the most nauseating….Nebraska?   First 10 minutes at Mich? Or this Iowa thing?  Or was there another stinker that I’m forgetting?    

    Wish there was some way that HS hoopsters could graduate early  and enter college like FB players do when they do spring practice.  Hoop kids could just come in for conference season and NCAAs. If that fantasy could be aligned, then the hoop kid (Yogi) could start at PG for the rest of this year and maybe we could get Trey Lyles to graduate super early since Cwat is seriously AWOL and soft as super Charmin. NBA!?   Ha!    

  • Kelin Blab

    I think as fans we are going to have to transition as this team has had to do so. What I do know…ALL FIVE guys of the ‘Movement’ will NOT play a ton of minutes next year due to our personnel and they are freshmen. I am ok with this and try to look at the end result….ask Kentucky do they want 5 Freshmen or upperclassmen leading in minutes.

    I look forward to how much better these guys we have will now play, when the fight for PT is intensified.

    + How good will cody become shooting over a legit shot blocker in practice.
    + How will Hollowell play against an equally athletic guy like sheehey and oladipo in practice
    + Jordy going up against Yogi in practice will make both guys better players.
    + How does Patterson work against a 6’7 2guard in practice like Etherington? or a bigger and  stronger player like Remy.

    Looking down the road with 2012 as juniors and Trey Lyles coming that is what I look forward too.

  • Kelin Blab

    I think as fans we are going to have to transition as this team has had to do so. What I do know…ALL FIVE guys of the ‘Movement’ will NOT play a ton of minutes next year due to our personnel and they are freshmen. I am ok with this and try to look at the end result….ask Kentucky do they want 5 Freshmen or upperclassmen leading in minutes.

    I look forward to how much better these guys we have will now play, when the fight for PT is intensified.

    + How good will cody become shooting over a legit shot blocker in practice.
    + How will Hollowell play against an equally athletic guy like sheehey and oladipo in practice
    + Jordy going up against Yogi in practice will make both guys better players.
    + How does Patterson work against a 6’7 2guard in practice like Etherington? or a bigger and  stronger player like Remy.

    Looking down the road with 2012 as juniors and Trey Lyles coming that is what I look forward too.

  • Derbus

    WRONG!  pUKe will win it all this year with Freshman.  IUs upper classmen are failing to deliver on the road.  unacceptable.  Play the best players from practice, regardless of age.

  • Brklynhoosier

     Do you really not get this, or are you just being facetious?  If Patterson and Hollowell beat out Sheehey and Oladipo it’ll only be because Sheehey and Oladipo will have failed to (even marginally) develop.  And it will mean that Watford and Hulls have learned nothing from this year.  That’s a horrible sign — the team isn’t just it’s starting 5…

  • Bucky

    Evan Daniels has a story up about Shane Hall, described as a “6-foot-8 ultra athletic power forward.”  From Kentucky, class of 2014.  Was at Hoosier Hysteria, and IU is still watching him.  Hall had 22 points, 14 rebounds last week against 2013’s well-regarded Ray Kasongo, who visited IU in the past few weeks.

    Looks like Coach Crean is tired of playing in the BigTen without a power forward. 
      

  • SCHoosier

    These freshmen will go thru all the problems every other rookie does. Yogi should start from Day one..or will come conference time. That said..Crean defers to his seniors…so playing time will be earned. For Yogi and Hollowell..that shouldnd’t be hard to do.

  • Kelin Blab

    Derbus, not going to happen. Just ask Derek Rose, John Wall, Brandon Knight, and now KY’s new Freshmen class. Would not be surprised if KY didn’t make it to the final 4.  If your Freshmen are your best players you are in trouble. Failing to deliver on the road but beat Purdue last week on the road. Can’t over react here.

  • Kelin Blab

    Derbus, not going to happen. Just ask Derek Rose, John Wall, Brandon Knight, and now KY’s new Freshmen class. Would not be surprised if KY didn’t make it to the final 4.  If your Freshmen are your best players you are in trouble. Failing to deliver on the road but beat Purdue last week on the road. Can’t over react here.

  • HoosierPat

    KY will not win it all this year.  I don’t think they would be leading the B1G right now.  The SEC is weak.  They will come across a good coach in the tourney that will simply out coach Cal.  Crean’s gameplan was to get Davis out of the game.  It worked and IU won.

  • HoosierTrav

    I wouldn’t necessarily say if your freshman are your best players your in trouble. Syracuse won a national championship with their two best players being freshman. I do agree that if your whole team is fresh and sophs then you are in trouble. I think Kentucky this year is set up to win it but will choke bc well…. I hate them. Also, I don’t think calipari will ever win the big one. Next year the freshman who will log the most mins are yogi and JH. To say yogi will share half of jordys mins is crazy IMHO. HES A MCDONALDS ALL AMERICAN!!!! remember that Zeller kid? The inexperienced freshman who had never played a big ten game before? Yeah? Ringing a bell? What I’m getting at is, you put the best players on the court regardless of class. Poor Tom Pritchard’s mins had to be reduced bc of Cody. When everyone sees for themselves how special yogi and JH are, they’ll shut up real quick about the freshman talk.

  • HoosierTrav

    I wouldn’t necessarily say if your freshman are your best players your in trouble. Syracuse won a national championship with their two best players being freshman. I do agree that if your whole team is fresh and sophs then you are in trouble. I think Kentucky this year is set up to win it but will choke bc well…. I hate them. Also, I don’t think calipari will ever win the big one. Next year the freshman who will log the most mins are yogi and JH. To say yogi will share half of jordys mins is crazy IMHO. HES A MCDONALDS ALL AMERICAN!!!! remember that Zeller kid? The inexperienced freshman who had never played a big ten game before? Yeah? Ringing a bell? What I’m getting at is, you put the best players on the court regardless of class. Poor Tom Pritchard’s mins had to be reduced bc of Cody. When everyone sees for themselves how special yogi and JH are, they’ll shut up real quick about the freshman talk.

  • Kelin Blab

    I also read and send some prayers to Peter Jurkin who lost his mother.

  • MillaRed

    Kelin, I hear what you are saying, but right now, Hollowell is majorly ballin’. Is anyone playing better than him in the country the last 10 games? I think the kid is still very much underrated.

    At any rate, I see Yogi and JH getting pretty good minutes next year. There really isn’t anyone on our roster that was dominating like Hollowell is at the end of their senior year. If my memory serves me correctly.

  • Kelin Blab

    Hollowell is ballin’ Milla, but I have to admit the times I have seen him play this year my thoughts and text to my IU friends were:

    + IU fans will grow frustrated with JH quickly, bad demeanor
    + Hollowell = Christian Watford
    + If you love the energy and effort of Will and Victor, you won’t get that JH

  • SCHoosier

    Alex..do u or others know why Jurkin’s team was “banned from the state tournament.” That sure doesn’t send good vibes. Love this discussion about NEXT year..but can we collectively “will” the Hoosiers to get back on track THIS year?:) the movement is great..but I think we have to realize..that 3 guys could probably come in and start for D-1 teams..Yogi-Hollowell and Patterson. Jurkin is a project with potential. Perea is an athletic beast who can contribute immediately on defense..but has spent a lot of time on the bench this year with fouls. He is  a presence but not a full “b-ball player” as yet. That said..I wlecome them all..and its gonna be a long sumemr session for any returnees who aren’t bustin’ their butts to get better.

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  • 888

    I said our seniors not vic and will. They USUALLY show up.  Well see next year. Whether you guys like it or not these frosh are gonna play. Not just clean up minutes either. Yogis startn from day 1 period. He was better than jordan when he was a sophmore in highschool. Dont say he hasnt played against great competition either cause Indiana elite plays the best in the country and he more than holds his own. Yogis the real deal folks. Hollowells lokkn more like Calbert every year. These guys are the best weve had since Cheaneys class and they were pretty friggn good. It would be a shame to have wat throwing up bricks for 30 minutes and just have Jeremy sitting over there going wow why am I not in there. Oh im a freshmen and this must be the 1980s again when freshman were rarely ALL-AMERICANS.  Every year several freshman dominate the NCAA and alot are freshman ALL-AMERICANS. Freshman can plat WELL these days guys its 2012.

  • plane1972

    Especially if they run into these two guys. Cal got the better of him last year, but Huggy’s got his number and Kilicli looks like he eats large rodents for a pre-game snack. Would love to see him and Kevin Jones play those guys again.

    [Photo of Bob Huggins and Deniz Kilicli]

  • plane1972

    Especially if they run into these two guys. Cal got the better of him last year, but Huggy’s got his number and Kilicli looks like he eats large rodents for a pre-game snack. Would love to see him and Kevin Jones play those guys again.

    [Photo of Bob Huggins and Deniz Kilicli]

  • Gohorse41

    As pumped as I am for next years class of freshman these people who think we are just gonna bench all of our players we have now for highly touted freshman are crazy.. It will be awesome watching the freshman play but I am anticipating a lineup of Hulls, Oladipo, Hollowell, Watford, and Zeller starting 5..  with a second unit that could win a lot of games for us Ferrell, Patterson, Sheehey, Elston, and Perea.. along with Peter Jurkin and Remy Abell rounding out our rotation.  That is ideal I believe.. People need to remember that as good as the freshman could be, the guys we have now are still going to improve.. Go Hoosiers!

  • Bcedward2002

    Why is everyone forgetting about a man named Creek.  Leading scorer his freshman year until injury.