HD Video: IU signees, coach react to Derby Festival Classic win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In front of a strong showing of Indiana fans at historic Freedom Hall, a trio of IU signees each played their part in helping the White team to a 130-127 win in the 2012 Derby Festival Basketball Classic.

Jeremy Hollowell was one of seven players on the White team in double figures with 11 points. The 6-foot-8 forward shot 4-of-10 from the field and also had three assists and two rebounds. Ron Patterson added eight points and five rebounds and Hanner Mosquera-Perea chipped in seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Inside the Hall caught up with all three players and the White team coach — Jason Smith from Brewster Academy — for postgame reaction:

  • Mikelord32

    I liked the way that Patterson played D and crashed the boards. Hollowell has a nice shot and  can handle the ball. Perea I was not that high on, he seems very raw and he has no hands, cant rebound, block out or play D at all.

  • SGHoosier

    Hanner wants to gain another 20lbs?!! He will be a monster.

  • Shaneisaacs

    Just plain silliness.  HMP is going to be a stud at IU.  Like coach said, when he gets to his soph year he will be MUCH more developed, and will quite possibly be all big ten.  GO IU!

  • Classof73_N1Fan

    How come we are not seeing anything about 7 ft Peter Jurkin? I can’t wait to see him on one side in the paint and Cody on the other. That would scare the bejesus out of any team. Is he still coming in as a freshman next year?

  • Classof73_N1Fan

    How come we are not seeing anything about 7 ft Peter Jurkin? I can’t wait to see him on one side in the paint and Cody on the other. That would scare the bejesus out of any team. Is he still coming in as a freshman next year?

  • hoosiercutter

    You are commenting on arguably the best athlete in the 2012 class. Rebounding, Defense and blocking out?? Please remember this is an all-star game before you go writing Hanner off..I have a strong feeling you might regret doing so. Go Hoosiers!

  • Kelin Blab

    Hanner gave a really good answer as to the pressure of being #1 next year. Coach seems to have guys who understand what it takes to be good and willing to put in the work.

  • ChicagoHoosier12

    Hanner really seems to have the right mindset when it comes to doing what it takes to win and getting better individually. He still needs some coaching, but all the kid ever talks about is what he needs to do to get even better. I think he has a great work ethic and I’m excited to see what he can become at IU. He has all the potential you could ask for.

  • nativehoosier

    That’s the best version of “Celebration” ever!

  • SCHoosier

    I think everybody needs to take the red capes off these recruits including Yogi..and understand that they are now college players in high school bodies. First order of business (as it was with Zeller) is getting stronger. They’ll get a good start this summer. then IU coaches will focus on their individual areas of improvement..and from everything I’ve heard..Yogi already gets an “A” in b-ball IQ. Hollowell is probably second in that area..Patterson gets by on grit..but needs work on his shot and offensive techniques and Perea is just a puppy..a frisky one to be sure. By their Soph year..or maybe by the end of their fresmen year..these kids will be something to watch. Perea has the most development to do..but when he gets there he will be scary.

  • SCHoosier

    With the Tijan and Bawa experiences still fresh in my mind..I’ll h ave to see Jurkin on the court belfore  I “believe.”  Every indication is that he is more advanced those those two..and that really wouldn’t be saying much. His numbers showed a nice improvement this year..coming off an injury which hurt his development.

  • 888

    Its gonna take a little time with Hanner but weve NEVER had anybody with his GOD given ability. Hes gonna be a stud not only at IU but in the NBA!! Just wait till our coaches get ahold him and have set plays to get him isolated. Hes gonna be unstoppable with 1person guarding him. You cant teach what he can do; its truly a gift and hes gonna make a lot of money doing it. Im just glad hes gonna do it for us. CTC said he has grit and that hes never coached anyone who can do what he can and remember MSU had alot of great athletes. Morris Peterson! If he stays 4 years which I doubt hell be an All-American.

  • IURob1997

    I have to say I was at the game and was slightly disappointed in Hanner. We all know he is a stud athlete but getting up that high doesn’t help when you have hands of stone. He could not hang on to anything.

  • SeattleHoosier

    I like the coach.  Seltzer replacement?

  • SeattleHoosier

    I like the coach.  Seltzer replacement?

  • dtfreed

    I have watched other clips where he has great hands and everyone raved about how good his hands were. CW, the want to be Pro, has weak hands and should stay and work on his inside game. 

  • b_side

    For what it’s worth, AJ Guyton is rallying support in Twitter.

  • IUis#1BABY!

    I was at the game and I am becoming disappointed with Hanner Perea.  He was so much better his Junior year than his Senior year!  If you score 10 points a game in High School college BK will be very tough in the Big Ten.  What do you guys think??? 

  • IURecruitsRAwesome

    Who thinks Ron Patterson needs a haircut when he comes to IU?

  • IURob1997

    Yes I’m sure highlight clips he has made great plays but I was at the game and he struggled if you saw the whole game, not a highlight clip, with his hands

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1164240492 Richard Howenstein

     Why?

  • Mikelord32

    I just thought he was a little further along. I have watched him three times and I am not impressed. I think that it is getting noticed that’s why he is falling in the rankings. I’m just hoping he is just tired from playing so much. I am not trying to be negative just truthful anyone at the game last night that didn’t see that he has no hands say it.

  • Jmetz1

    Nobody. This post is idiotic.

  • Jmetz1

    Nobody. This post is idiotic.

  • Clintz1985

    IU is goin all the way!!!We’re Back!!! GO HOOSIERS!!!!!

  • hoosierhoops73

    I’ve seen Hanner in the recent invitational with his high school team and again in the North-South game, and I agree–he has not learned to block out or play defense. Not sure his high school coach has a clue. But Hanner is certainly a premier athlete–he’ll be putty in CTC’s hands–and by year two, he could be a Dramon Green type of ball player. For now, though, I think Hollowell is far more ready to step in and excel in the Big Ten.

  • Kelin Blab

    Could care less, the kid plays hard, loves to play defense….enough for me

  • Kelin Blab

    Could care less, the kid plays hard, loves to play defense….enough for me

  • IURob1997

    I completely agree, I was also at the game and Hanner is a great athlete but nowhere near being an impact player for IU with his inability to catch the ball

  • Kelin Blab

    CW has weak hands? They worked well against Kentucky. Not sure if I have ever heard that criticism of Watford.

  • Kelin Blab

    Saw hanner catch tons of good passes from Yogi during AAU. He will get better folks.

  • SCHoosier

    If it’s his thing..why not..as long as he takes coaching and plays hard.(and washes it once a week)

  • barbason

     I have. Plenty. No offense to Cwat.

  • barbason

     I have. Plenty. No offense to Cwat.

  • Natey pooh

    I am really excited bout our future. Hanner just has to be a role player next year, and he will do it well.

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t.  I think Cody should grow dreds in a show of support.

  • shime

    Wow one of the craziest posts I seen on here.

  • DetroitHoosier

    go get a life !!!…who do you think you are?…What do you need is the thing you need to worry about….

  • DetroitHoosier

    go get a life !!!…who do you think you are?…What do you need is the thing you need to worry about….

  • shime

    People you cannot go by All-Star games. I remember watching the McDonalds all-star game a few years ago and thought Kevin Love was the worst player I seen in an all star game(ever). Now look at him.

  • marcusgresham

    When I click on the list of recruits I don’t see Bronson Kessinger listed in the ’15 class.  I know Crean saw him play at the Salem Sectional.  Is the list for that class just too long at this point to even bother updating?  I know the staff surely has watched tons of kids so it’s hard to narrow them down.

  • marcusgresham

    When I click on the list of recruits I don’t see Bronson Kessinger listed in the ’15 class.  I know Crean saw him play at the Salem Sectional.  Is the list for that class just too long at this point to even bother updating?  I know the staff surely has watched tons of kids so it’s hard to narrow them down.

  • 888

    Ifyou watched him play at La Lumiere you would see that he was total misused. Hes not been coached very well. The guards on that team (and the coach as well) think its better to jackup a 23 foot fallaway jumper than to throw the ball to the post. Just give CTC a minute to teach him and your gonna be very happy. Hes been doing things phsically since he was 15 that that MOST guys in the NBA cant do. He will probably have the biggest jump from year 1 to year 2 than anyone on this team. Just be patient with him and enjoy the highlights on sportscenter.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    I’m not to concerned with Hanners weaknesses , We have seen what the staff has done with Vic and Will . Hanner hasn’t been playing ball that long and is pretty raw . For this reason I am even more excited bout him as he will be at IU longer . With the exception of Hollowell all of the recruits have something that will keep them out of the NBA for awhile . Thats what I really like , I dont want a bunch of self seeking UK type recruits .

  • hoosierfan4life

    Ron Patterson reminds me of a young Roderick Wilmont. Hanner will be just fine and by his sophomore year he’ll be a beast dunking all over people. I’m not worried about him at all. HOO HOO HOO Hoosiers!!!

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    I’ll be updating a lot of the recruiting sections very soon.

  • HoosierHawz

    I agree except that Jurkins will have the mot development to do.  Perea next year should give us 12-14 min a game max.  He should average 6 points or less and 4-6 rebounds.  If you are asking more from him than that is unrealistic. 

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