Staff // 04/16/2012 6:42 am
That’s how I see it. Ten minutes a game. That’s about what TP played last season, and we need to replace it. In fact, I believe our frontcourt depth could allow CTC to rest Cody more during the games even if he isn’t in foul trouble.
If we can get 10 – 15 mpg out of Perea and Jurkin combined, we are golden.
Nothing against TP….. TP did fine as a back up…A few rebounds , some good D….but could not finish at the rim……This kid is light years ahead of TP at that….Thats why I said PJ is a major improvement in that area alone….Also constant practice against CZ everyday will really bring this kid along even quicker……TP didn’t have that advantage.
We really don’t need any more scorers. We are already one of the most efficient scoring offenses in the nation, AND we are adding Yogi and Hollowell, who are scoring machines.
Jurkin can help us in team D, rebounding and blocked shots. We could use help in all of those areas.
* We were 10th in the B1G in scoring Defense.
* 8th in blocked shots
* While we were +4 in rebounding margin, we still need to improve on the glass.
* 8th in defensive rebounding percentage, etc.
Jurkin and Perea are going to be HUGE assets (literally) in helping the team in each of those areas.
bro, what the hell are you talking about?
I am as excited to see him on the court next year than any of the 2012′ers
+ If PJ blocks, changes, and deters shots next year I am all for it
+ Playing for an NBA coach has helped his game and it is obvious he has worked on his body.
+ I never put him in the same class as bawa and tijan given PJ has much experience as Hanner, given they both played with Indiana Elite for quite a few years.
+ Red Shirting him would not be a good idea given we are thin at the 5 spot. You want Jeff Howard backing up Cody?
How about some alley-oop to PJ from Jogi
I feel and hope he becomes a player similar to Louisville’s Gorgi Deing ? These two remind me of each other .
What if… just what if, you are drunk. Just kidding with you. I highly doubt that will happen.
Yeah, while I was watching the UL-UK game I realized there’s no reason Jurkin can’t become a guy like Deing. Both huge, skinny guys that have odd names. Perfect match.
I won’t say I’m not excited for this kid, but when you consider big guys we got excited for that IU recruited in recent memory – Bawa, Tijan, and to a lesser extent Guy-Marc Michel (I say lesser extent because he turned out to be ineligible anyway) – I can’t get TOO excited. Other than the top flight big guys, most are projects. However, PJ does look a lot more polished than Bawa or Tijan. Who knows, he could be another Uwe Blab.
Unfortunately, this does not solve our scholarship problem. I want PJ next year, and let’s face it, we’ll need him, but I also don’t want anyone to transfer. I guess it’s a good predicament to be in, but I’m ready for the whole scholarship thing to be over with.
Seeing Zeller and Jurkin on the floor together is certainly what I’m hoping for (see my post in “That’s A Wrap: Defense”), but as I said above in response to rgd213, it’s hard to get too excited for a true college center when you consider we haven’t had one pan out in recent memory. I don’t really consider Cody Zeller to be a true center in the college game, though he obviously does a tremendous job playing the center position.
I really want to know, any Peter Jurkin experts out there?
PERFECT use of italicization here. “The other Indiana school” is really going places in academics. I hear it’s really going to be a focus of the school now…probably because IU will be kicking their asses year in and year out in basketball getting recruits like PJ. I’m not really sure why I’m talking crap about PUke…really just bored at work I guess, but hey, if 14,000 PUke fans can chant “IU sucks!” and “F*** IU!” in games that IU has nothing to do with, I guess this this is perfectly fine.
I was shocked by how well he ran the floor in this video. His free throw form is fantastic. He really looked to score here too. IU has the potential to score 85ppg next season, and with the stoppers they’ll have on defense, the potential to allow only 60ppg. The more I see Peter Jurkin, the more sold on him I’m becoming.
Jurkin has a lot of skills on both ends of the floor along with a high bball IQ. On defense, he leaves his feet only after the offensive player leaves his feet for the shot. He allows space just before the shot when he is guarding the post so the offensive players cannot jump into him. On offense he was mostly there for put backs and alley-oops, but on that pick and roll he showed extremely well with hands out, ready for the pass.
I love to see Jurkin, Zeller, and Watford on the front line. That is NBA size and a lot of quickness.
PUke isn’t terrible at everything … just most things.
I would actually like to see more than 10-15 combined minutes out of PJ and HP. If we could get more like 10-15 minutes out of each of them that would be great. If we could go to a bigger front line (PJ, CZ, CW or CZ, HP, CW) that would allow for CW to guard the point and JH to slide to the off guard. Also having PJ or HP on the back line to block shots could help if JH gets beat.
If Jurkin can work on the baby sky hook like Blab perfected it, then watch out!!
This kid is more polished than Bawa, and more athletic than Blab. Think his presence in the paint won’t help CZ and CWat? This kid will be a defensive stopper and looks like a monster on the boards. Amazing class coming in….he is much stronger and polished than the last video of him….
After a few tall beers with my friends at Applebee’s, we came up with some hilarious dirty stuff that you can say with his name that’s actually not dirty because it correctly pertains to basketball and is properly used. Oh that was a good night haha.
I’m sure if went back and watched highlight reels of Pritch he scored a bunch in high school.
Not saying Jurkin won’t be solid (and I truly hope he will,) but I don’t know that you can compare the two until you’ve seen them against similar competition.
Not since Haston as far as I can remember.
The honey badger!
I wonder if Muggsy had any “friends” come in and work with PJ.
I was just getting ready to make that comparison. Dieng was all right his freshman year, but he made huge strides this season and is probably on track to be a first-round pick in a year or two (if not a lottery pick.)
pritch was know for his J in high school believe it or not. He is also 6’9. PJ is 7+
I remeber tp scored 2 in the Kentucky-Ohio allstar game…..
Also, believe it or not, Pritch was a pretty highly recruited player. He was in the ESPN U100… Jurkin is ranked in the 160-170 range.
you don’t have to worry about Nix at all, he was arrested for possession of pot and suspended indefinitely
Based on what I saw at Saturday’s game, that isn’t going to happen. He needs to put some muscle on and he’s going to have to get more assertive.
Your Kidding right?….As the talent has improved every year since TP arrived, His stats,his playing time, his ability to compete with that talent has went down every year….That’s just a Fact…I love TP for what he has contributed to this IU rebuilding job…But I’m sorry to say again with the talent rise,TP is the most offensively challenge player on the team now……I’m sorry if that riles you….But thats not even going out on a limb to say … I maybe the only person on here that fells that way or will admit it and thats fine, and you can fry me on here as much as you like..But would be a tough argument to prove any other way……So like I said I will take my chances on PJ being a big improvement in that back up role