Film Session: The Yogi Effect

  • 11/12/2012 12:46 pm in

Freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell racked up seven assists in his Hoosier debut — a blowout victory over the Bryant Bulldogs.

Here’s a deeper look at three such assists in the latest edition of Film Session:

I.

Off a Ben Francis missed three, FerrellĀ corralsĀ the rebound. Cody Zeller, who got a hand up on Francis in the corner, is off to the races:

Ferrell takes but one dribble … :

Before he throw a long pass to Zeller:

He catches in stride:

And puts it in for two points:

Nothing complicated here. It’s just a combination of a big man who relentlessly runs the floor and a point guard adept at finding his teammates.

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II.

Victor Oladipo passes out of the right block to Ferrell:

Oladipo shows a ball screen on Frankie Dobbs. Ferrell fakes right, gets Dobbs leaning, and takes the advantage left:

From there, Vlad Kondratyev comes to stop the ball, and Ferrell throws a slick one-handed pass to Zeller:

Who dunks it home:

Here it’s as easy as Yogi drawing attention in the lane and finding the open man for a high-percentage look near the rim.

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III.

Ferrell throws an entry pass to Zeller:

Zeller dribbles out of the post and hands it back to Ferrell:

Zeller puts a bit of a brush screen on Dyami Starks, which allows Ferrell to make a line for the hoop :

With two defenders on Ferrell, Will Sheehey finds himself open. Ferrell delivers him a pass:

Dunk:

Again: Yogi draw the D on the strong side and dumps it off for a dunk to a teammate on the weak side. The action is just initiated off the opposite wing here.

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  • I say it all the time, but thanks so much for doing these film sessions. Best ITH feature by far (not to knock any other columns).

  • Evansville Hoosier

    the “Yogi effect” is VERY real… you can see it on the court, you can feel it in the stands. Every basket he makes is flashy. The crowd roars at every highlight pass, impressive dribble move, and pull up jumper. Yogi’s electric, and he changes this team. Can’t wait to see him progress as the year goes on; I still contend he’s better than Trey Burke.
    Also, I think the impact Yogi is having shows just how much we need to target Hyron Edwards. With the recruits coming now, its cool to come to IU again. Maybe we can switch the trend of us missing out on guys from far north Indiana. Going from Yogi to Edwards would be quite a luxury.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    the “Yogi effect” is VERY real… you can see it on the court, you can feel it in the stands. Every basket he makes is flashy. The crowd roars at every highlight pass, impressive dribble move, and pull up jumper. Yogi’s electric, and he changes this team. Can’t wait to see him progress as the year goes on; I still contend he’s better than Trey Burke.
    Also, I think the impact Yogi is having shows just how much we need to target Hyron Edwards. With the recruits coming now, its cool to come to IU again. Maybe we can switch the trend of us missing out on guys from far north Indiana. Going from Yogi to Edwards would be quite a luxury.

  • Kid is a beast! Makes everybody better.

  • MillaRed

    Really interested in seeing him match up with Craft.

  • MillaRed

    Really interested in seeing him match up with Craft.

  • MillaRed

    It’s one thing to have the skills, but Yogi’s demeanor is what impresses me the most. He knows he belongs out there. And that scowl? Dude is not out there to lose.

  • Drewp1

    The missing piece.

  • marcusgresham

    “I still contend he’s better than Trey Burke.”…or Marquis Teague.

  • marcusgresham

    I’m interested in seeing if Craft is allowed to beat the hell out of him like he does to other guys.

  • marcusgresham

    I’m interested in seeing if Craft is allowed to beat the hell out of him like he does to other guys.

  • Kris

    I think you’re right Drew. And Yogi should be around for a few years while Crean is landing more big-time recruits (think Zeller). Yogi will be able to help multiple IU teams compete for a championship. This is just the beginning of Yogi’s era.

  • Kris

    One thing we know for sure… Yogi won’t back down from Craft. The boy’s been in the weight room for sure.

  • Kris

    One thing we know for sure… Yogi won’t back down from Craft. The boy’s been in the weight room for sure.

  • Patrick Galvin

    Sad for Yogi, but great for us….Yogi’s size greatly diminishes his stock at the NBA level. Saying this with a grain of salt considering how little we have seen, but we could have a big big time PG for a 3 or 4 years in him.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    i love watching this kid’s quickness, both with his legs and his decision making.

  • NorthwestHoosier

    I agree about switching the trend of missing out on players from the north of the state. As evidenced by my user name, I’m tired of IU losing out on players from NWI!

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I agree, look at him, he’s thicker than every other B1G PG already. I doubt he’ll take kindly to being smacked by Craft.

  • SCHoosier

    Speed kills..but its got to be a controlled speed. Hoosiers were really ragtag during 3 spurts in the first game..I think that problem will take care of itself. And..u can’t run without the board…so go hard to the glass Hoosiers.

  • SCHoosier

    Speed kills..but its got to be a controlled speed. Hoosiers were really ragtag during 3 spurts in the first game..I think that problem will take care of itself. And..u can’t run without the board…so go hard to the glass Hoosiers.

  • We’re going to see alot of Zeller creeping around behind the backboard, he did that well last year. With Yogi penetrating and having the ability to score or dish, he’s going to get a bunch of easy buckets that way.

  • MillaRed

    He is a hand-checking machine isn’t he? Media darling. Makes me barfy. (but we have Cody. yes I have double standards)

    Craft cannot keep up with Yogi’s quickness. I think it’s going to be fun to watch. May be Yogi’s coming out party.

  • Arch_Puddington

    Ok, not to be negative at all, just to reflect on some of our admitted defensive struggles….Watch the first clip. As the ball comes up the court, one of Bryant’s players goes to the far corner. Watford points this out at the 3 second mark of the clip, but no one covers him. As the ball crosses half court we have four defenders back and Oladipo chasing, but they all run to the middle. At the critical moment of the sequence, all five of our players are bunched up in the lane and there are two guys open for Bryant on the perimeter. The guy leading the break dishes to the far corner, and the shooter gets a pretty good look. Cody lunges, but he is not really in position to defend. We end up with a fast break the other way, but the truth is that our transition defense broke down here. Our communication and spacing were both poor, and we were lucky not to give up a 3.

    Even allowing for Hulls, we have some pretty skilled on-the-ball defenders. What we still don’t have is great team defense. Team defense takes just as much coordination between they players as good offense, but of course it is unscripted. The other team knows what they are doing, and we have to react in the moment. We are still not great at it, and not just in transition. We still get lost in screens, make poor rotations, and leave guys open too often, even in the half-court. Other than staying healthy, there is no bigger factor for our title hopes than improving this.

  • Austan Kas

    Love the cut by Will in the last clip. He’s a great cutter, which is often overlooked. There, a lot of guys would have stayed out beyond the 3-point line and made Yogi kick it out across the court, but Will made a beeline for the rim when his man helped on Yogi, making it a fairly simple pass for Yogi.

  • Austan Kas

    Love the cut by Will in the last clip. He’s a great cutter, which is often overlooked. There, a lot of guys would have stayed out beyond the 3-point line and made Yogi kick it out across the court, but Will made a beeline for the rim when his man helped on Yogi, making it a fairly simple pass for Yogi.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I will be the first one to say I was in the camp that insinuated Jordan’s shooting and basketball reputation within the state completely made up for any deficiencies. At that there was some denial about how we were still solid at the point. While Jordan is still a major part of the team I will also say that I was wrong in how I felt. Now having an elite point guard has completely transformed the team and created a very slick balance while opening my eyes to a missing piece. It is something we have not had in a long long time, but having confidence in a definite elite pass first PG is something I hope is not fleeting for us for years to come. Even AJ was a score first PG, so was Armon. Yogi still looks like he knows he can score at will, and he will if needed. As a Colts fan we have had the luxury of being spoiled at the QB position for quite a while and it feels very similar to having this calibre of player at the point. I am also very awe inspired to say this after one collegiate game. I am sure he will have his off nights but Yogi truly will be a legend one day, and I look forward to this possibly opening the flood gates to show future elite point guards how successful they will be at Indiana.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Leadership.

  • shknqk

    Can’t hit what you can’t see.

  • shknqk

    Can’t hit what you can’t see.

  • Johninmi

    So when was the last really good point guard? I love verdell for what he did for the program, but yogi is another level. Coverdale? Damon? Greg Graham?joe hillman? Isiah? Buckner? Notice the order – newest to oldest and to save the best for last….

  • Derbus

    Now ask urself, “why did I drink the Kool-Aid?” Then relax 4 ur self therapy. Always be objective when u have not been part of the Yogi Effect! Lol. Everything is there in the AAU videos.

  • Derbus

    Now ask urself, “why did I drink the Kool-Aid?” Then relax 4 ur self therapy. Always be objective when u have not been part of the Yogi Effect! Lol. Everything is there in the AAU videos.

  • marcusgresham

    Greg Graham wasn’t the point guard on that team–Chris Reynolds was.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I watched the AAU videos. Those videos were against high school and future college players so I guess was cautiously optimistic. Perhaps, too cautious. My point now is based on what he is doing against current collegiate players. I am relaxed and very excited to be witnessing the Yogi Effect!

    I had no idea I was drinking Kool Aid. It tasted good at the time though.