Recruit roundup: Robinson, Findlay Prep win Iolani Classic

122412auThroughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how IU’s six 2013 signees and James Blackmon Jr. are performing at their respective schools.

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2013 SIGNEES

· Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Out for several weeks after suffering a fractured left wrist that required surgery. Cathedral beat Brebeuf Jesuit 68-58 on Dec. 22.

· Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Twenty-five points and 16 rebounds in a 99-94 triple overtime loss to Indianapolis Pike on Dec. 19.

· Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI): Thirteen points in a 71-45 win at Port Washington on Dec. 21 and seventeen points, including two 3-pointers, and three blocks in a 80-36 win over East Troy on Dec. 22.

· Noah Vonleh (New Hampton Prep, NH): Did not play as New Hampton is off until Dec. 27.

· Stanford Robinson (Findlay Prep, NV): Ten points, six steals and five assists in a 70-37 win over Moanalua (HI) on Dec. 19. Four points, five rebounds and four assists in a 73-63 win over Coolidge (D.C.) on Dec. 20. Five points as Findlay Prep beat Montrose Christian 40-35 on Dec. 21 and four points in a 61-53 win over La Lumiere on Dec. 22. All games in the Iolani Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, which Findlay Prep won and Robinson was named to the all-tournament team.

· Troy Williams (Oak Hill Academy, VA): Twelve points in a 78-37 win over Kamehameha on Dec. 19. Seventeen points in a 62-30 win over ‘Iolani (HI) on Dec. 20. Thirteen points in a 70-67 loss to La Lumiere on Dec. 21. Ten points in a 65-48 win over Montrose Christian (MD) on Dec. 22. All games in the Iolani Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Oak Hill finished 3rd and Williams was named to the all-tournament team.

2014 COMMITMENT

· James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Thirty-nine points and 12 rebounds as Luers defeated Bishop Chatard 65-62 in the IPSAC/Midwest Showcase at Marshall High School on Dec. 22. Blackmon Jr. is now averaging 37.8 points through four games.

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

    Blackmon was outstanding, Robinson made his all tourney team but in 4 games only averaged under 6 points.

  • marcusgresham

    Are there any available statistics on Blackmon’s shooting? Is he just killing people or is he a gun? I get the impression from what I’ve read that he’s just a monster.
    Hope Stan & Troy got to hang out together on the beach.
    Either Luke’s team is world-class or they play some of the biggest turds in Wisconsin–seems like they haven’t given up more than 45 all year.

  • SCHoosier

    I’ve also been trying to find that out. Does he play and shoot within a system or does he just throw up a lot of shots (and hits a lot) cause his dad is the coach. Can he get to the rim..handle the ball well etc. Obviously the kid can put it in the hole..but ..how… is the question. I’ve just ever seen anybody describe his game.

  • shknqk

    Nice to see Stan winning and being recognized for defense and distribution rather than scoring.

    That is a chemistry maker and going to be welcome next year with whatever squad remains.

    Blackmon has good handles. Pure stroke, way better than average hops.

    No matter what we learn about Fischer I think we’ll just have to see how he does when he gets here. He seems like an enigma. I am thinking he’ll be solid Todd jadlow

  • Alex

    I’ll be watching him on Wednesday. I’ll let you know!

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.shoda.3 Steve Shoda

    James Blackmon Jr. has a pure stroke, elevates well on his smooth jumper, can take everyone off the dribble, can throw down dunks with authority, and can rebound the ball. Blackmon is a complete offensive player, the best I have seen in a long time without forcing shots. I was at the FW South game where Blackmon scored 44 points and I thought he probably had about 25 or 30. Blackmon just scores so easily and effortlessly that the points and 3’sI just add up quickly. He is a monster.

  • Miamihoosier

    My Christmas wish has 3 parts: 1st after we win the national championship this year, Cody and Vic swear to come back to defend their title. 2nd, Kentucky signs Wiggins and every other recruit they are still chasing. and 3rd and most important: #1 and 41-0 Kentucky plays #2 and 41-0 Indiana for the National Championship in the most hyped, most watched college basketball game in history. It revives the sport to it’s former glory, and of course we win by 20……….

  • Miamihoosier

    James is ranked the #47th best player in the nation in 2014, but no one has seen him play in two years. I think he is as good or better than #3 ranked Tyus Jones. After this AAU season, I expect him to skyrocket up the charts, but even if he doesn’t, we are probably getting the premier scoring guard in the country in 2014. He’s an Allen Iverson/Russel Westbrook hybrid. People keep saying there are no “great” teams in college basketball this year (I disagree), but if we land Dwayne Morgan, and Noah Vonleh is a 2 year player, we have 3+ first round picks and likely 3+ other pros on our 2014 squad…….hard not to be great with that kind of talent.

  • marcusgresham

    Sorry. Any wish that includes Kentucky going undefeated into the final game is something for which I cannot be onboard.

  • MPmike

    Please give Luke Fisher more credit than that. Fisher is more of an athletic–Jadlow was not a good athlete just a good scorer and screen man.

  • Kenneth234

    I think that the main reason why Stan is not scoring at a rate that would be highly impressive is because he has joined a very good team and they were playing against some of the best High School teams in the country. He currently plays along with 4 other players who have committed to Division 1 programs, so he does not have to be the scorer. We know he can score from last season, and through his AAU games this summer.

  • MisterSlippery

    I see Luke as a shorter Sean Bradley.

  • marcusgresham

    Eek. Could we at least make that Andris Biedrins?

  • HoosierGrad07

    My perfect scenario in that game would be to win by just a few with a few very late great plays made by our side. That way, KY fans think they are about to achieve immortality and we rip it away from them and they live in sadness from that day forward. The End.

    P.S. If we win the title and Cody and Vic both come back, we’ll be preseason #1 even if KY gets all those recruits. So those rankings may need to be reversed. Which is fine cuz would we really wanna be #2 ALL year? Yuck…

  • SCHoosier

    Many thanks Steve..sounds like the real deal and not just a gunner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnathan.bishop Johnathan Bishop

    I think everyone is underrating how good Luke Fischer can be. Tom Crean said in a recent interview, that Fischer is a 7′ basketball player. Now only seeing highlights, I can say he seems to have excellent footwork, finishes under pressure, and has a pretty decent looking 3pt shot. I think If Zeller stays another year, he can pass out what he knows to Fischer and Fischer will a 10+ppg average.

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