Around the Hall: Unofficial visits, Indiana All-Stars tip off

  • 06/04/2012 9:47 am in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff:

+ Jordan Hulls is among the ten most important seniors in college basketball next season according to Andy Glockner of SI.com.

+ Class of 2015 prospects Jalen Coleman and Ryan Fazekas will be in Bloomington on unofficial visits today.

+ HickoryHusker has a rundown of all of the Indiana All-Star week information including dates, times, admission costs and rosters. Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star also takes a look at the Indiana All-Stars.

+ Terry Hutchens of The Indianapolis Star has a nice feature on Yogi Ferrell putting the disappointment of not winning Mr. Basketball behind him.

+ New IU walk-on point guard Jonny Marlin talks about his decision to leave IPFW for Bloomington.

+ The Champaign News-Gazette takes a look at 2014 Park Tudor wing Trevon Bluiett.

+ Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com asks the question: With the late addition of Montrezl Harrell, should Louisville be preseason No. 1?

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  • Naked Samurai

    Ryan Fazekas?  Any relation to former Nevada stand-out Nick Fazekas?

  • Naked Samurai

    Ryan Fazekas?  Any relation to former Nevada stand-out Nick Fazekas?

  • alex forney

    The value of Jonny Marlin to this team is unmeasurable. Great high school player great kid.

  • HoosierDadE

    ESPN has coaches “you need to follow on Twitter” and our CTC is 1.1 million behind that guy at pUKe…

    I believe (delusionally) that ITH gets 250k hits per day so we should close that gap by the end of the week, is my math correct on that Alex?

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I have never seen him play, but the dude looks like Eli Manning.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I have never seen him play, but the dude looks like Eli Manning.

  • Casey B.

    Heyyyyy it’s that sports editor who tweets at high schoolers in attempts to sway their college decisions!

  • IUisAwesome

    Man I’m really gonna miss Jordy.  He is an amazing shooter.  The future looks incredible for IU basketball. 

  • SCHoosier

    I’d love to see Louisville ranked #1 going into the year 1) they probably deserve consideration 2) IU doesn’t need that ranking or the pressure. It’s where we end..and I hate to see Crean’s team distracted  by an early season loss..thnking about their ranking rather than their improvement as a team and individuals.

  • INUnivHoosier

    It certainly doesn’t hurt to have a seasoned D-I player in practice.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Who?

  • R1smock

    To tell the truth, the ranking is nice. And it’s nice press, but I don’t care about it that much. It’s not like they will go undefeated. The b1g will be tough. The best benefit is a shot at a top seed.

  • SirEric

    haha that would be great

  • Pritch24

    I remember watching him go at Dee Davis and Btwn South a few years back in the New Castle Tournament. Marlin, matched up against Davis, hit not one but TWO buzzer beating threes to send the game into OT and Double OT where he exploded and his Center Grove team won the championship. Great performance, as you can tell it sticks out to me.

  • Pritch24

    I remember watching him go at Dee Davis and Btwn South a few years back in the New Castle Tournament. Marlin, matched up against Davis, hit not one but TWO buzzer beating threes to send the game into OT and Double OT where he exploded and his Center Grove team won the championship. Great performance, as you can tell it sticks out to me.

  • HoosierPat

    I’ve seen Jonny Marlin play many times and he is a very good basketball player. He is a great person and a very hard worker. He will definitely be an asset to the team.

  • Kokomo_Joe

    As long as we are a #2 seed or better in the NCAA tourn, I think we will be in a great position to go to the final 4

  • Guest

    Not me.  I want to see IU ranked #1 at the beginning of the season, in the middle of the season, and at the end of the season…and at the beginning of next season, in the middle of next season, and at the end of next season.  Rankings aren’t everything, but I’d never say I want to see someone else ranked about IU!  It puts IU even more back in the national spotlight.

  • Guest

    Not me.  I want to see IU ranked #1 at the beginning of the season, in the middle of the season, and at the end of the season…and at the beginning of next season, in the middle of next season, and at the end of next season.  Rankings aren’t everything, but I’d never say I want to see someone else ranked about IU!  It puts IU even more back in the national spotlight.

  • Casey B.

    Tom Davis.

  • Tolly1

    If we stay #1 or become no. 1 that means we are winning. That is a good thing. This team is hungry so dont worry about distractions.  Confindence did this team well last year. I suspect the same for this year.

  • 888

    I agree. We need all the positive exposure we can get. Weve came a long way thanks to CTC.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    I hear ya on the pressure but I know the #1 ranking sure helps in the recruiting , especially this time of year .  

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    I hear ya on the pressure but I know the #1 ranking sure helps in the recruiting , especially this time of year .  

  • marcusgresham

    Wish I weren’t so poor right now–I’d love to go watch the Indiana kids put their ritual beating on the Kentucky players (I can’t say Kentucky all-stars when Indiana probably cut a team worth of players capable of beating Kentucky’s,) especially when my cousin is playing for the Indiana girls (and may end up playing at IU since she was released from her Ball State LOI.)

  • kielty

    So does Marlin need to sit out a year? I don’t know how walk-ons work but I assume he is definitely on the team

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Has anyone else seen this? I was crying with laughter. Definitely worth a Quicklink.
    http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/2012/5/1/2991035/pro-combat-goes-b1g-indiana-edition

  • ufo33

    Buss Patterson is going to really surprise people at IU.
    A defensive condor, when Patterson swoops down on you with his 7’5 wingspan at guard and defends the opponet’s point or shooting guard you are in serious trouble.
    I think Patterson is going to be a major surprise in the B1G.
    Patterson has been getting by on pure athletic talent, now he will get pure fundamentals , high level coaching and training. Look out!

  • ufo33

    Buss Patterson is going to really surprise people at IU.
    A defensive condor, when Patterson swoops down on you with his 7’5 wingspan at guard and defends the opponet’s point or shooting guard you are in serious trouble.
    I think Patterson is going to be a major surprise in the B1G.
    Patterson has been getting by on pure athletic talent, now he will get pure fundamentals , high level coaching and training. Look out!

  • Evansville Hoosier

    First, I agree with all of your points. With a good work ethic and a lot of time in the gym, he could be a great player. He has the physical tools.

    However, I find it hard to believe that he has a 7’5″ wingspan. If I were guessing I’d say MAX 7’2″, probably about 6’11”, which is still phenomenal.
    The only reason I say this is because we had been saying Anya had a 7’9″ wingspan, and then I read somewhere it was really 7’4″. I’ve also heard many times that Kevin Durant has a 7’4″ wingspan, and I’m not sure I’ve seen arms longer than that guy’s.
    So yes, Patterson is quite long, but I doubt THAT long.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    First, I agree with all of your points. With a good work ethic and a lot of time in the gym, he could be a great player. He has the physical tools.

    However, I find it hard to believe that he has a 7’5″ wingspan. If I were guessing I’d say MAX 7’2″, probably about 6’11”, which is still phenomenal.
    The only reason I say this is because we had been saying Anya had a 7’9″ wingspan, and then I read somewhere it was really 7’4″. I’ve also heard many times that Kevin Durant has a 7’4″ wingspan, and I’m not sure I’ve seen arms longer than that guy’s.
    So yes, Patterson is quite long, but I doubt THAT long.

  • DarkSouth

    Yeah, it couldn’t be 7’5″…I think Gheorghe Muresan had the 2nd longest in NBA history and it was 7’10”. And Gheorghe was around 7’6″ I think.

    I think wingspan is generally 1.02 (or so) multiplied by height.  DraftExpress, I think, used to have a chart listed expected wingspan by height (for NBA players, doubt it applies to the average person).  I think it included other metrics as well, like standing reach and stuff. 

    No doubt that Patterson has a long wingspan for his size. I agree that he should be an excellent defender.

  • DarkSouth

    Yeah, it couldn’t be 7’5″…I think Gheorghe Muresan had the 2nd longest in NBA history and it was 7’10”. And Gheorghe was around 7’6″ I think.

    I think wingspan is generally 1.02 (or so) multiplied by height.  DraftExpress, I think, used to have a chart listed expected wingspan by height (for NBA players, doubt it applies to the average person).  I think it included other metrics as well, like standing reach and stuff. 

    No doubt that Patterson has a long wingspan for his size. I agree that he should be an excellent defender.

  • IUMIKE1

    I believe you are talking about the girl from your dad’s old place of employment (& my alma mater) aren’t you ? She was the main reason I went to several of that school’s girls’ games. Always kinda thought that she, for the most part, wasn’t used in a way that allowed her to show everything that she was capable of doing, especially in the sectional championship game last year. I will be following her at the next level. Believe she has a chance to do well when she starts receiving a much higher level of coaching and conditioning than what she got in high school.

    Thought I read on another site that she had already received and accepted an offer from IU. She is one of the main reasons that I’m going to the all star game in Louisville Friday night. If memory serves me right she had a really good game last year on the junior all star team (17 pts & 13 rebounds or something like that) when they played the then seniors. I hear you on the poor thing right now, that’s why I ratholed quarters & ones a little bit at a time so that I could go to the game in Freedom Hall. 

  • millzy32

    The last time I can remember IU being ranked number 1 during the season was around the time that they were going to play Vanderbilt and guess what they lost to Vandy.

    The year?  1987.  Guess how that played out.

  • millzy32

    The last time I can remember IU being ranked number 1 during the season was around the time that they were going to play Vanderbilt and guess what they lost to Vandy.

    The year?  1987.  Guess how that played out.

  • Kevbauer

    Saw Crean in a golf cart with recruits this afternoon on campus! Not sure who he was with, but I assume Jalen and Ryan were there. Man, this guy just doesn’t stop working! Great guy too, first time I ever saw him and he smiled and said hi.

  • I stand corrected, Ron Patterson has a 7’3″ Wingspan, Patterson has a +12 wingspan according to Coach Crean as quoted in several articles that I read.  Coach Crean said that he has never seen anybody with a +12 wingspan, let alone coached one, and is excited about what he can do defensively.
     

  • I stand corrected, Ron Patterson has a 7’3″ Wingspan, Patterson has a +12 wingspan according to Coach Crean as quoted in several articles that I read.  Coach Crean said that he has never seen anybody with a +12 wingspan, let alone coached one, and is excited about what he can do defensively.
     

  • 888

    iu was #1 in 1993 for a good portion of the year. Alan Henderson got hurt or it would have been banner#6.

  • marcusgresham

    Mom said that her grandfather (mom’s brother) said she’s going to IU, and yes, Dad taught at Eastern about 3 years.  When did you graduate?

  • marcusgresham

    I swear Patterson looks like he could tie his shoes without bending over.

  • BenJW

    Wouldn’t called him “seasoned” exactly with only one season since graduating high school.

  • IUMIKE1

    Class of 77

  • IUMIKE1

    Class of 77

  • INUnivHoosier

    I’m not trying to say he is a grizzled vet, but he clearly has more experience playing against a variety of D-1 talent than a traditional walk on would have, and I think that makes him a great catch. He’ll go far in making practice even more beneficial to the crew that will see significant floor time.