Around the Hall: Anya and USA Basketball, Amar’e camp

  • 06/22/2012 11:10 am in

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

+ BeeJay Anya is in the Canary Islands with the 2012 USA Basketball U17 National Team preparing for next week’s FIBA U17 World Championship in Kaunas, Lithuania.

+ Cliff Alexander, Kennedy Meeks and Marcus Lee (pictured) are all participating in the Amar’e Stoudemire Skills Academy this weekend. Measurements for all three players are available here.

+ Slam Magazine recaps the NBPA Top 100 Camp with detailed scouting notes on Alexander and Kuran Iverson.

+ The father of 2015 Franklin (OH) guard Luke Kennard called a recent unofficial visit to Louisville “awesome” according to Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal.

+ The Indianapolis Star continues its countdown of the top 50 Indiana players of all-time with Uwe Blab at No. 43.

+ Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com looks at 10 potential breakout players for 2012-2013.

+ CBS Sports looks at NBA Draft patterns from colleges and conferences over the past decade and it’s not pretty for the Big Ten.

+ The USSFA High School Shootout tips off tonight at Carmel, North Central and Warren Central.

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  • LOVEMYHOOSIERS

    i love what anya said at the end of his interview, “i just want to play at the next level and be able to take care of my family” sounds like a terrific kid. Would be so excited if we got im. but he would be the 5th commitment and we do have tht scolly problem so would we just altogether stop for other 2013 recruits if anya commits? or what if someone commits before anya would we be out for him?

  • CutterInChicago

    I was reviewing the Stoudemire Skills Academy measreuments and can say that Mamdou Ndiaye is a big, big, big guy (7’4″ 297 with 8’1″ wingspan).

  • IURyan

    Yes, we would stop recruiting for ’13 if Anya commmits. And yes, we are waiting on Anya. If he goes somewhere else, we have other players on hold or we will wait for ’14.

  • IURyan

    Yes, we would stop recruiting for ’13 if Anya commmits. And yes, we are waiting on Anya. If he goes somewhere else, we have other players on hold or we will wait for ’14.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Cliff Alexander is a BIG, long dude. He’d be such a great get. Truly B1G ready body, and a lot of explosiveness to go with it.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I feel like its a long shot at this point, but I still think I’d rather have Marcus Lee than Beejay Anya. I’d be happy with either, but I think Lee has a lot more potential and fits our playing style better.

  • SCHoosier

    Anya will have a good developmental experience with the national team..but its going to cloud his recruitment and delay for a long period a visit to IU.
    guess we just have to sweat it out..and see if the other offers step up first.

  • cdog

    He is a great player that is long and has a B1G ready body. Unfortunately, I think he is a strong MSU lean from everything I am hearing in Chicago. I had heard he may also be hearing from pUKe as well. Anthony Davis was a Chicago boy who Slimepari turned into a multi-millionaire. Chicago coaches are famous for taking a little under the table and that fits in real well with KY. Not that past history is any indication of futue performance… or is it.

  • Arch_Puddington

    Interesting claim. Who do you think is on hold, and what do you base such a claim on?

  • Arch_Puddington

    Interesting claim. Who do you think is on hold, and what do you base such a claim on?

  • HoosierKen73

    Yes love those Hoosiers… Thought it was interesting what Luke Kennard’s father said after the Louisville visit,,,’awesome’… He had glowing praise for IU after their unscheduled visit a couple of weeks ago..wonder where they stand now in comparison?
    Would take either Anya or Lee but as with Evansville Hoosier, kind of like Lee maybe a little better for our fast paced style of play.

  • HoosierKen73

    Pretty sure that would be a project…anyone else know anything about Mamdou? First I’ve heard of him. Haven’t seen him on any of the Rivals lists, that I recall.

  • HoosierDD

    Honestly, I think Lee is the least likely. After him it’s Beejay or Semi, and I would love either!!

  • MisterSlippery

    I agree, the Chicago recruits bring about too much risk. It’s not the kids – its all the hangers on. To me its sad, because there’s a lot of really talented players that are good kids. I’d rather take my chances letting them go to Calapari, Drew, Frank Martin, or any of the other guys that if you know any coaches, they’ll tell you they cheat like crazy.

  • DarkSouth

    The Kennards had good things to Sat about Michigan after visiting UM as well. I wouldn’t read too much into it.

    It’s a cool experience to visit a school for the first time and they’re probably being honest about it. But recruiting is a long process, he’s a long way from decision time.

  • WisconHoosier

    Saw one video where he lost the opening tip to a kid who looked like Manny from Modern Family.

    Ndiaye is as big as an oak tree, but less mobile.

  • He looks like Christian Watford’s lil brother.

  • obat

    Arguably the funniest thing I’ve ever read on this site. That. Was. Awesome!

  • IUFan87

    I honestly believe BeeJay is going to be a Hoosier but for some reason it falls threw Semi will be wearing a hoosier jersey next year. I believe a lot of hold up right now on BeeJay is Creek because he can file to play another year with the time he has missed and if we dont get one guy to leave early then we dont have room for both.

  • IUFan87

    I honestly believe BeeJay is going to be a Hoosier but for some reason it falls threw Semi will be wearing a hoosier jersey next year. I believe a lot of hold up right now on BeeJay is Creek because he can file to play another year with the time he has missed and if we dont get one guy to leave early then we dont have room for both.

  • Hooisers or nothing

    wow espn insider just ahd an article about anya and said Iu looks to be ‘in the drivers seat’

  • Arch_Puddington

    But again, based on what? If Ojeleye has expressed interest in accepting our offer, but we have put him off pending Anya’s decision, why would he wait? He can go anywhere he wants, and I find it hard to believe he would willingly play second fiddle for us, particularly when we are oversigned anyway. Someone will have to provide compelling evidence before I believe anyone is waiting on Anya.