Ferrell, Hollowell claim sectional crowns

  • 03/05/2012 1:13 pm 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): Regular season (25-2) complete.

Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Team-high 24 points, including the game-winner as time expired, in a 61-59 win over Indianapolis Tech on Feb. 28. (Video) Thirteen points in limited minutes (hip) in a 61-58 win over Warren Central on March 2. Eighteen points and 11 rebounds in 53-51 sectional championship win over Roncalli on March 3. Next: Regional vs. Indianapolis Pike at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 10.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Eight points in a 48-38 win over Indianapolis Marshall on Feb. 28. Twenty points in a 47-37 win over Heritage Christian on March 2. (Video) Eighteen points in a 65-44 sectional championship win over Broad Ripple on March 3. (VideoNext: Regional vs. Union County at Connersville on March 10.

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): Twenty-two points in an 83-45 win over Indianapolis Shortridge on Feb. 28. Eighteen points in an 83-28 win over Indianapolis Herron on March 2. Eleven points in a 65-44 sectional championship loss to Park Tudor on Mar. 3. Next: Season complete.

2013 COMMITMENTS

Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Twenty-two points in a 64-58 win over Lawrence North on Feb. 28. Nine points in a 63-58 overtime sectional semifinal loss to Roncalli on March 2. Next: Season complete.

Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Twelve points in a 61-58 sectional semifinal loss to Lawrence Central on March 2. Next: Season complete.

Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Eighteen points in a 91-29 win over Hartford on March 2 and 18 points again in a 84-47 win over Menomonee Falls on Mar. 3. Next: Sectional vs. Hamilton at Waukesha North on March 8.

2013 CLASS

BeeJay Anya (DeMatha Catholic, MD): Twelve points in a 55-54 loss to Paul VI Catholic in the WCAC championship game on Feb. 27.

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-seven points in a 61-59 sectional loss to Lawrence Central on Feb. 28. (VideoNext: Season complete.

2014 CLASS

+ Aaron Brennan (Guerin Catholic): Nine points and seven rebounds in a 35-28 sectional win over host Mt. Vernon (Fortville) on Feb. 28. Nineteen points in a 75-55 win over Indianapolis Howe on March 2. Eleven points in a 48-39 sectional championship win over Chatard on March 3. Next: Regional vs. Indianapolis Manual at Greencastle on March 10.

Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie, IL): Sixteen points in 76-42 playoff win over Burbank Reavis on Feb. 28. Seventeen points and 13 rebounds in a 63-62 loss to Marist on March 2. Next: Season complete.

+ Grant Evans (Wapahani): Twenty-three points in a 50-48 sectional loss to Muncie Burris on Feb. 28. Next: Season complete.

Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Thirteen points in a 78-66 win over Gibson Southern on Feb. 28. Ten points and 10 rebounds in a 57-46 win over sectional host Boonville on March 2. Eight points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in a 77-63 sectional championship win over Evansville Memorial on March 3. Next: Regional vs. Vincennes Lincoln at Washington on March 10.

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Twenty points in a 48-38 win over Indianapolis Marshall on Feb. 28. Fourteen points in a 47-37 win over Heritage Christian on March 2. Seventeen points and 11 rebounds in a 65-44 sectional championship win over Broad Ripple on March 3. Next: Regional vs. Union County at Connersville on March 10.

2015 CLASS

Jalen Coleman (Cathedral): Nine points in a 64-58 win over Lawrence North on Feb. 28. (Video) Eleven points in a 63-58 overtime sectional semifinal loss to Roncalli on March 2. Next: Season complete.

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  • Steve

    Hey ALex,
    Any word on 2015 forward from Corydon,Indiana (Bronson Kessinger)?. I know that he was in B-town for the Purdue game. How much attention is he getting from D1 programs?

  • Is it just me, or does Yogi look like a wax sculpture in the picture above? 

    O and good luck in Regionals, boys!

  • Is it just me, or does Yogi look like a wax sculpture in the picture above? 

    O and good luck in Regionals, boys!

  • WhatsUpKnight

    any update on hanner’s eligibility situation? i’m hearing the topic has been brought up again recently.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I attended Sectional 10 (at Tech with LC, WC and Cathedral) and wanted to pass on some quick observations.

    -Hartman played a really poor game against Roncalli.  He was in foul trouble right from the start (two fouls in the first two minutes) and failed to get into a rhythm.  If Hartman would’ve played well, I think Cathedral beats Roncalli and ultimately wins the sectional.   He is pretty big and his shot looks good but I do question his athletic ability.  Still plenty of time for him to get better though.

    -Jalen Coleman (I know Kelin loves this kid) is a very interesting 2015 prospect.  Coleman has a lot of athleticism and a good looking shot.  He made some questionable decisions with the ball but he is only a freshman so that’s not too concerning.  He has a lot of room to grow into his frame and I imagine he will end up being 6″4′ or 6″5′ with a lot of ability.  I loved his defensive ability and quick hands that forced several turnovers.

    -Hollowell was injured for the majority of the second half but he looked good when he was on the floor.  Good shot, impressive strength when going to the whole and finishing through contact, good free throw shooter.  I think he settles for the three ball a bit too much but he is going to be a good one, no doubt.

    -Devin Davis played a good game against LC.  However, all of that was absolutely crushed by a mind-numbingly bad decision that cost Warren Central the game.  WC had the lead and the ball late in the game.  Davis was inbounding the ball and for some reason, attempted to inbound the ball against the backside of an LC defender who was probably 7 or 8 feet away from him.  That risky play (putting it kindly) resulted in a turnover followed by a foul on Davis.  The foul was Davis’ fifth, he sat down, LC hit the free throws and proceeded to win the game.  Davis is a good player and he could be very good by the time he gets on campus.  I love his frame and he likes to rebound and appears to have a mean streak when doing so.  Here’s to hoping that’s the last time he tries that particular move on an inbounds play.

  • Keep_it_in_Indiana

    Yogi played great on Saturday night.  His jump shot was not falling in the first half so he began to attack the basket more in the second half.  Think Victor-like ability to get to the rim but better body control, which translates into more finishes at the bucket.  

    I have seen him play several times but was very impressed on Saturday.  He played with a ton of poise and is incredibly savvy.  He knows how to get a player on his hip, draw fouls, etc.  He is really very impressive all the way around.  He will have a huge impact immediately for the Hoosiers.  Really excited for what he brings to our team.  He is special.

    And oh, he is tough.  Broad Ripple tried to body him, foul the hell out of him, and frustrate him.  Yogi took it head on.  It was really quite impressive to watch Yogi’s demeanor and competitiveness shine through.  He will be a great Hoosier.

    Ron on the other hand…not one of his better showings.  The skill and ability is there though. He will be better served with some solid coaching and a real team around him.  He will bring good things to IU as well, he just is not as ready to do so as Yogi right out of the gate.

  • Oldguyy

    Agree with your assessment of Saturday night.  Patterson needs good coaching, but the tools are there (and did you see, his new coach was at the game?)  Fortunately, the IU team is finally at the point where new freshmen can be brought along at their own pace.  I wish Park Tudor played some man-to-man defense; I would have liked to see that part of Yogi’s game.

  • N71

    I see Jody Demling posted that Coach Crean will be in Pikesville, KY (been there, VERY remote) to see Ray Kasongo.  Very interesting, he’s a 6′ 8″ junior, a banger type I think like Davis.  We must be serious about the guy to go to Pikesville, man is that place remote.  I’d feel closer to home on Mars.  They do speak English and take US currency so that’s a plus.  Would we sign 4 for the 2013 class?  Man is this interesting when factoring in a couple of the other 2013 guys we’re interested in.  Insurance policy?

  • marcusgresham

    I know he was the MVP of a fairly high-profile camp last summer heading into high school.

  • marcusgresham

    I know he was the MVP of a fairly high-profile camp last summer heading into high school.

  • Kevin

    Jeremy Hollowell also threw down a MONSTER dunk and completely jumped over one of Roncalli’s little guards to get the and-one. I’ve been looking for video of it since it happened, but have yet to find one. I’ll get it posted as soon as I can.

  • stroot

    Wait… Luke Fischer’s team beat another team 91-29? Ninety-one to twenty-nine?!?

  • stroot

    Wait… Luke Fischer’s team beat another team 91-29? Ninety-one to twenty-nine?!?

  • Yes, they’re undefeated. May go down as one of the better prep teams in Wisconsin history from what I’ve read.

  • Jam52

    Surely, he didn’t drive. That’s deep Appalachia.

  • Bucky

    I’m in Madison, and they televise the state tournament here March 15-17.  I’ve heard a lot of conflicting reports about both Fischer and his competition.  I’m interested to see what he is really like.  I don’t know if the games will be streamed online or not.  

  • chicohoosier

    Hollowell’s final drive and finish was impressive, especially considering the circumstances. I’m having a hard time not seeing him as a great collegiate player with NBA upside.

    I see Yogi as being the only incoming frosh who will get starter minutes, even if he doesn’t start. Hollowell could relieve CW in spells and even take his minutes if he doesn’t bring it every single game. I really want to see how HP progresses and if he has enough of the basics to make a defensive and rebounding impact next year. It’s going to be very interesting to see this talent mesh with the guys returning next year.

  • N71

    Probably flew to Berea, drove a rental car for a while, and is then taking a burro or pack mule in for the last 10 or 15 miles.  God, I sure hope we see coach again.

  • MisterSlippery

    I can’t imagine Yogi not starting. That’s not a slight to our upper classmen – they’re just not naturally point guards, they’re twos – and having a guy like Yogi could help set everybody up better, including Vic and Jordy. Could be wrong, though. What a nice problem to have – so many good Hoosiers, you wonder how they see the floor!

  • chicohoosier

    I don’t know what you think Jordan Hulls is if not a point guard? Albeit a flawed one, but still brings a lot to the table. I just think it will be hard for Yogi to get the starting spot, I hope he does or at least plays more minutes throughout the game, but he will be a freshman, Hulls will be a senior, and playing time will be earned in practice and workouts, not to mention the leadership and toughness Hulls has brought to the team this year.

    I sort of disagree with people who have commented that Yogi and Jordy can play together, we would get abused at the 2 spot with a six footer on our defensive end and Jordy still is not a good defender at whatever spot he guards.

    Why I’m thinking about next year so much I don’t know, it is exceptional to be a Hoosier fan right now, in the present and even more so in the future!

  • SCHoosier

    Coal country bros..u don’t bring weak stuff with you down there. ever watch JUSITIFIED on cable..there ya go.

  • N71

    Weak stuff…what are you talking about, the alcohol?  If you’re talking about basketball I can’t imagine Pikesville, KY being tougher than driving the lane at Warren Central, Broad Ripple, Tech, North Central, LC, or Ben Davis.

  • N71

    Weak stuff…what are you talking about, the alcohol?  If you’re talking about basketball I can’t imagine Pikesville, KY being tougher than driving the lane at Warren Central, Broad Ripple, Tech, North Central, LC, or Ben Davis.

  • MisterSlippery

    I know he plays point guard, obviously, and I know he’s short, but I think of Jordy as more of a scorer than facilitator. I hope I’m wrong and he starts and gets ten assists a game next year and is our best player at getting Cody the ball, because you’re right about him being a senior and a good leader. And he’s a great scorer and underrated at driving to the bucket.

  • IUJeff

    only by PUke fans

  • chicohoosier

     Ten assists a game is a pretty high standard considering I don’t know the last college bball player to accomplish the feat for a season, but I get your point. For the most part, Hulls has done a terrific job this season controlling the tempo and setting teammates up from driving to the hole, and of course hitting big 3’s, his toughness and will to win has kept us in a couple this year to be sure.

    It would be fun to put a smaller lineup out there and just run for 10 minutes a game, any combination of Hulls, Yogi, WS, VO, CW, Holloway, Zeller, and Perea for intangibles would be some great up and down ball to watch. Our depth is going to be huge next year any way we play.

  • Jmossler

    Shane hall 2014 had 34 and 13. Haven’t seen kasongo’s numbers.

  • Kennydescombes

    Yes 10 assists?  Come on now…is Yogi even getting that in H.S.?  Probably not!  I think that Yogi and Hulls will see playing time together because they are going to be two of the top players on the team next year.  I see the situation when Yogi is at the point as the offense will be run very similiar to this year, sharing the basketball and moving guys around a lot.  In the situations in which the shot clock is getting down to 10 seconds (and nowhere near a good shot), the ball will find Yogi and he will create something for himself or someone else.  That is not to say that he will not be allowed to drive the lane early in the shot clock, but he will not be out there just dribbling the ball for 20 seconds. 

    As far as the notion of Hulls getting taken advantage of if he is playing with Yogi…the solution is team defense, playing postion and getting help from additional post defenders next year.  Plus, the versatility defensively that they should have with Watford, Oladipo, Sheehey, and others will allow Hulls to play the slowest footed player on the floor for their opponent.  I don’t see both guys, or anyone playing 30 minutes a game next year.  There is just too many players that will deserve and have something to contribute to the overall team effort. 

    Besides, even against the Big Ten elite, Hulls will be able to find someone to gaurd, it is not like every team is full of god gifted athletes that will make a player like Hulls too much of a liability to be on the floor.  IU will be dictating to other teams, and I would be surprised if they did not run team out of the gym, and seriously challenge just about every teams endurance.  Now that can be done with running a very good half court offense, and looking to run at every opportunity, and possibly even some sort of full court pressure.  if you have the horses, you may as well let them run, right?