HD Video: IU signees react to All-Star exhibition win

SEYMOUR, Ind. — It wasn’t easy, but the Indiana All-Stars got the job done on Monday night at Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium.

After leading the Junior All-Stars 63-44 at halftime, the Senior All-Stars weathered a second half run and won the first of two exhibition games, 104-97.

Michigan signee Glenn Robinson led all scorers with 21 points and Michigan commit Zak Irvin led the Juniors with 20 points.

Ron Patterson led a trio of IU signees on the Senior All-Stars with 14 points (6-of-9 shooting), four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Yogi Ferrell, runner-up for Mr. Basketball, added 11 points (5-of-11 shooting) and seven rebounds and Jeremy Hollowell chipped in five points (1-of-7 shooting), four rebounds and four assists.

For the Juniors, IU commit Devin Davis had a double-double with 14 points (6-of-14 shooting) and 13 rebounds and Collin Hartman had five points (2-of-8 shooting) and two steals.

Inside the Hall caught up with Ferrell, Hollowell and Patterson for postgame reaction:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Fischer/691470077 Steve Fischer

    Hey I don’t like the Michigan recruits scoring more than ours. Hollowell 1 for 7? I know he can do much better.  Next game guys.

  • marcusgresham

    The all-stars are playing far tougher competition than they will be Friday and Saturday.

  • J Christen0523

    With all the press going to Hanner, Yogi, and Jeremy, it seems like Patterson could have the most consistent impact.  Tough defender, and from what i have read to what i have seen, he doesnt get the press about his offensive abilities.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I didn’t see the game and I won’t comment on stats from an All-Star game I didn’t see.

    However, I will comment on a couple of players that continue to backup what I think I know about them. First, Ron Patterson can have a very valuable role off the bench. He can be a disruptive perimeter defender (as we all know, he has a freakish wingspan) and I think could provide some offense off the bench.

    Second, I really like the continued improvement of Devin Davis. Every time I have seen him play he has attacked the basket and been very active on the boards. One thing I am pretty sure we can count on from Davis from day one on campus is rebounding.

    I am a bit worried about the play of Hartman. Every game I have seen him play has been rather underwhelming. He looks good in warm-ups. He has good form and good size and looks like he should be a matchup problem. And then the game starts and you kind of forget he is there. He doesn’t do anything awful to standout but I haven’t seen him do anything great either.

     

  • Arch_Puddington

    I’ve thought the same thing. Perea and Jurkin are athletic, but raw. Hollowell is like Watford the freshman, but we have Watford the senior. Yogi will shore up our ballhandling/playmaking, but our other major need — perimeter defense — is Patterson’s specialty.  

    Somewhat separately, I like the look of Davis’ numbers. He may not be quite the high-flyer that some top recruits are, but dang, he gets it done.

  • Arch_Puddington

    I’ve thought the same thing. Perea and Jurkin are athletic, but raw. Hollowell is like Watford the freshman, but we have Watford the senior. Yogi will shore up our ballhandling/playmaking, but our other major need — perimeter defense — is Patterson’s specialty.  

    Somewhat separately, I like the look of Davis’ numbers. He may not be quite the high-flyer that some top recruits are, but dang, he gets it done.

  • plane1972

    Yeah, Davis has me excited for his arrival. Seems like he will be the gritty, in-the-trenches guy who can actually put up some numbers.

  • Arch_Puddington

    Energy is a talent all to itself, just like shooting or leaping. Davis seems to have it, and I look forward to watching him.

  • N71

    Why do I like Ron more and more?  I love the way he carries himself, the smile, etc.  He comes across as young like a freshman should be but you just know he’s going to develop into something special.  Cody and Yogi came in or are coming in fairly polished which is great but watching someone grow is really, really fun and Ron seems like he’s positioned perfectly for this.

    Davis sure seems like that interior lunchpail guy we’ve needed and then has the added feature to his game of being able to score.  Someone who can rebound, defend AND score is worth their weight in gold.

  • N71

    It’s just a moment in time, you need to look at their larger body of work.  I’d take Hollowell over anyone on the court.  But to their credit, the Michigan recruits and Gary Harris (MSU) are just good, no other way to put it.  IU should be allowed 20 scholarships just because the state is so prolific at developing young players.  I hate that Gary got away, he’s a Hoosier to me when I look at him.  This will take some adjustment on my part.  Kind of like seeing Peyton in a Bronco’s uniform.

  • IUJarbo

    Davis was the best player on the floor last night, a total beast inside.  Should have scored even more but missed some bunnies.  Patterson also looked great, he has a college ready body and you have to see his wingspan in person to appreciate it.

  • IUJarbo

    Davis was the best player on the floor last night, a total beast inside.  Should have scored even more but missed some bunnies.  Patterson also looked great, he has a college ready body and you have to see his wingspan in person to appreciate it.

  • IUJarbo

    Don’t worry, they were all dunks caused by some All-Star Game ole defense, and cherry picking.

  • Swishmac IU

    Did we ever pursue Robinson?  I know the family history, but was there something about his game that CTC didnt like or was he essentially committed when CTC arrived?

  • iufan4life10

     Patterson seems like that player who says “oh I’m an ok player that is just trying to get better” but then after the media and teammates leave he stays at the gym for hours after a game getting better. 

    It seems that the recruits are getting a glimpse at what is expected of them at open gym and workouts.  I can see this team being in excellent shape next season and just running teams into the ground.  The kind where teams have their hands on their knees at the free throw line gasping for air. 

  • Pritch24

    I really like Buss coming in. He’s sort of flown under the radar but he can be a guy that can come in and give Vic a break guarding the other team’s best player. Plus, I like his hair.

  • DarkSouth

    I’m not sure but it seemed like Michigan was all over him early.  Seeing things in the news and online, it appeared to me like Michigan was the only program taking him serious before he blew up in the past year.  I don’t think Purdue was serious beyond playing to the fanbase due to who his father was.
     
    I could be wrong, that’s all speculation on my part.  But give Beilein credit at UM, I never thought he could recruit at the level he has. If I’m a Purdue fan, I’m getting nervous about the in-roads he’s making in Indiana.

  • N71

    Who was guarding Yogi… they must be good.  Was it Demetrius Jackson?  Looking at the photos the guy must be working out, not sure why we drifted away from him.  Perhaps it is just a scholarship issue but he sure seems like a nice player.

  • N71

    Who was guarding Yogi… they must be good.  Was it Demetrius Jackson?  Looking at the photos the guy must be working out, not sure why we drifted away from him.  Perhaps it is just a scholarship issue but he sure seems like a nice player.

  • Swishmac IU

    As a coach, I have never subscribed to the 5 out and 5 in philosophy as there is always a shortcoming/mismatch that doesnt allow it, but next years team literally has two solid 5 team units.  Practices will be more competitive than 75% of the games we are in next year.  Think CTC would start selling season tickets to practice as a fund raiser.

  • CreanFaithful

     I spoke with a guy last week who is close to the Harris family.  He told me it was PUke if he didn’t opt for MSU.  Glad it shook out the way it did… This class is just fine without Harris.  We have soo many guys that could see minutes in his same position.

  • N71

    Purdue?  Why didn’t he like IU, too crowded or something else?

  • millzy32

    Not that it really matters but aren’t his parents both Purdue Alums and wasn’t his mom a standout player there. 

    Both of my parents went to IU and so did I.  I probably would have been disowned if I went to PUke. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Atkinson/100000033529646 Gary Atkinson

    One game means absolutely totally nothing. I remember just a few days ago when many of these type fans had the Miami Heat written off

  • CreanFaithful

    You know how these things go, but the guy seemed legit with his story… the way he explained it was that Gary’s mother was a PUke grad.  He also said that Gary seemed was favoring PUke, but that his dad pushed him towards MSU for some reason.  Outside of friends headed to Bloomington, he said we had no chance.

  • JohnS

    Re: Hartman – a double double in an all-star game…what more do you want?

  • JohnS

    Re: Hartman – a double double in an all-star game…what more do you want?

  • ScoopGeoff

    I agree… Obviously GH is a potentially great player, but we fans were clamoring hardest for him before we saw the vast, and somewhat unexpected, improvement of both Dipo and Sheehey.

    On that note, the Harris vs Dipo matchup should be an interesting one to watch next year.

  • CreanFaithful

     Really what I meant was that I was glad he didn’t end up at PUke.  But again, I think we are set at the 2-3 spot for the time being (with plenty more coming in the next couple classes).

  • iufan4life10

     I agree with your philosophy of it not usually working, but this team could put so much pressure on teams.  I think we could have lineups that could really pressure teams on defense with length and athleticism and oh by the way they will get to the rim and dunk everything on you!  We could also have a team that sits back in a zone but on offense have 4 players that shoot over 40% from deep.  Teams will start getting confused as to what players are on the floor and rushing out to non-shooters and laying back off deadly shooters.  It is going to be a fun team to watch this coming season.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Hartman had 5 points (2-8 FG) and 2 steals. In what world does that count as a double-double. If you were referring to Davis’ double-double, as I said, I love his game and think he will have a big impact as a Hoosier.

    Also…when I say his play worries me, I am referring to the five games I have seen him play in person over the past year. Like I said in my post, stats in an All-Star game I didn’t see don’t concern me at all. Underwhelming performances (not terrible but just kind of invisible) in games I saw in person concern me. I just haven’t seen much improvement from Hartman over the last year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.t.jackson.9 Stephen Todd Jackson

    How about those shoulders  [————-0————-] ?

  • JohnS

    Sorry got the two mixed up.

  • IUisAwesome

    Wow nice to see Ron have an awesome game!  Maybe he’ll contribute this year?  It’s okay that Collin Hartman and Hollowell are struggling.  I know Jeremy will snap out of it and I really hope Collin does.  I can’t wait to see us play Garry Harris aka trader to Indiana basketball, we will shut him down when we play MSU! 

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    Buss is gonna be the man , I’ve said that for the past two years. IMO he will be the hardest worker , he has been shunned all this time , and just keeps getting better . His defense and hard work will be the ticket on to coaches playing time list .

  • Hoosierfan60

    2+ points, 2 steals is technically a double -double… :)

  • HoosierKen73

    In that one video from Coach Crean in Indianapolis I believe it was, he said, Patterson is 12″ over… That is, he is 6′ 4″ and his wingspan is 88″, that is roughly the wingspan of a 7′ 4″ guy… In fact Crean commented, ‘We’re talking spiderman type of guy…a freak’. I think Patterson will be great at IU. Great work ethic and great hustle.   

  • HoosierKen73

    Wouldn’t you just love it, if it was a Patterson matchup against Gary Harris…and Patterson would frustrate the heck out of Harris…like hold him to almost nothing.. Teach that ”traitor’ (I’m thinking you meant, not trader…lol..) for going green. He’d have looked so good in candy stripes. Couldn’t believe it when I heard he’d gone MSU. Course I didn’t realize his mom was a PUke.

  • IUisAwesome

     Yeah Ron is awesome.  He will frustrate so many guys in the Big 10.  Looking forward to next season.

  • KellBell

    Ron and Vic in the backcourt will be a defensive nightmare for teams. It will be so sweet to watch their defense next season. Can’t wait for it to start.

  • KellBell

    Ron and Vic in the backcourt will be a defensive nightmare for teams. It will be so sweet to watch their defense next season. Can’t wait for it to start.

  • http://twitter.com/Jake_Lort Jake Lorton

    He actually after he decided that IU was his second choice. No offense to you, but I’m going to trust Harris himself over someone who is close to his family.

  • CreanFaithful

    I don’t take offense.  I would agree that the source is always going to be more credible than what an outsider has to say… Did Harris say that in an interview? 

  • Geoff_85

    Well these guys are now playing some stiff competition, so I can see why people would take this game into higher consideration than most games on the AAU circuit. Having said that, this was an All Star game, and people need to take that into account – not discredit anyone’s efforts, but realize this wasn’t a game that has the magnitude of the IHSAA state tournament or NCAA level.

  • Geoff_85

    I’m really looking forward to seeing our defensive unit in games next year. Imagine the defensive prowess of this lineup –

    PG Patterson
    SG Oladipo
    SF Sheehey
    PF Zeller
    C   Jurkin

    The other team might not score. And the transition baskets…oh my. Of course this lineup isn’t exactly plausible (no Yogi, no Hulls), but would be awesome to see.

  • HoosierDD

    Next year is going to be so exciting. When you think about the number of different lineups we can put on the floor, it’s crazy. Probably one of the deepest teams in CBB. We should be able to match up with any team with fresh players off the bench at any time.  Can’t wait!

  • SGHoosier

    Yogi talks like a coach’s son. Very serious boy.

  • SGHoosier

    Yogi talks like a coach’s son. Very serious boy.

  • ScoopGeoff

    Yogi is no slouch on defense… Extremely quick and springy with great instincts. I think a better, more plausible, line-up would be:

    PG – Yogi
    SG – Buss
    SF – Dipo
    PF – Perea
    C – Zeller

    I’m still too hazy on Jurkin’s abilities to put him in any line-up. I think Perea’s athleticism works great with Zeller as rim defenders. It allows the 3 guards to get up into their men and hassle the sh!t out of them, knowing if the get beat or back-cut that there are 2 guys who have their backs.

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