Hoetzel, Johnson to play in Derby Festival Classic

  • 03/19/2014 12:57 pm in

Class of 2014 Indiana signees Max Hoetzel and Robert Johnson will play in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville on Friday, April 18.

The duo will be teammates on the Green roster and will also participate in the Night of Future Stars on Thursday, April 17, at Floyd Central High School in Floyd Knobs, Indiana.

The game will be televised in the Louisville market at 7 p.m. ET on WDRB.

Indiana’s third signee for the 2014 class, James Blackmon Jr., will play in the McDonald’s All-American game, the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic.

Basketball Classic tickets are available at TicketMaster locations or ticketmaster.com, by phone (800-745-3000) or the Freedom Hall box office (502-367-5144).

Full rosters are available after the jump.

White Team
Keita Bates Diop – Ohio State
Leron Black – Illinois
Trevon Bluiett – Xavier
Chris Chiozza – Florida
Bonzie Colson – Notre Dame
Brandone Francis – Florida
Jaylen Johnson – Louisville
Chinanu Onuaku – Louisville
Devin Robinson – Florida
Quentin Snider – Louisville

Green Team 
Jonah Bolden – UCLA
Angel Delgado – Seton Hall
Isaac Copeland – Georgetown
Max Hoetzel – Indiana 
Robert Johnson – Indiana
JaQuan Lyle – Undecided
Dwayne Morgan – UNLV
Goodluck Okonoboh – UNLV
Romelo Trimble – Maryland
Dion Wiley – Maryland

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  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    8 players between both teams were serious targets and/or had offers, or were near misses for IU at some point. Will be a great game to watch, and very excited to see Robert and Max first hand.

  • MillaRed

    What is the latest on JaQuan Lyle guys?

  • IULaw79

    Looks like its down to Oregon and Memphis last I saw

  • kaponya44

    This game will most likely be a typical AAU track meet,so guys will be trying to get their points but I hope too hear of our recruits trying hard and not leaving fundamental things like blocking out ,protecting the ball,proper defensive stance and good movement without the ball to name a few .Like I said though the biggest relief would be to hear of neither Max or Robert taking plays “off” .Show me some defense gentlemen !!! Some good outside shooting numbers would be icing as would good overall scoring output from either or both since they are billed as strong shooters.

  • Snookafly

    I’m pulling for Oregon since we can’t take him.

  • Snookafly

    Devin Robinson, Goodluck Okonoboh, JaQuan Lyle, Jonah Bolden, Leron Black, Trevon Bluiett, Quentin Snider….great. Robert and Max better dominate.

  • All indications are that he’ll pick Oregon.

  • Dee McDonald

    Down to 3: Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Memphis.

  • Alford Bailey

    Can’t take much from these games but will be a first hand look at Max for Hoosier fans.

  • Wow! What a fall from grace eh?

  • Alford Bailey

    Oregon seems odd to me. Thought he would be a great fit at Memphis or Ok St. Kid can ball when he brings it. Saw him completely take over against top talent.

  • Mike Blair

    Watch some video of Blackmon…the kid is fantastic.

  • Why in the world would you move Yogi to the two? He’ll be the point.. e just won’t need to, and we won’t want him to, shoot nearly as much. Don’t think JBJ has much notion of playing the one, he’s a shooting guard.. Now RJ maybe play some point.. I think both , well all three will be better shooters than anyone we had this year. JMO, on where he plays at IU, but you’re right about the first part, the kid is fantastic.

  • Mike Blair

    I’ve never really liked Yogi playing “point”. Creen himself doesn’t call him a point guard, called him a lead guard or something. I think he underachieves as a point, but he is an superior shooter. Having him be able to run off some screens….deadly. I would like to see even Stan at the one. Yogi just has too many turnovers and his situational recognition is ….well, poor. It could be Creens offense though. I just hope Blackmon isn’t a one and done…which he might be.

  • CreanFaithful

    Yogi will be our point guard. I’m sure we’ll see multiple guards initiate the offense at some point in the season next year, but that will be Yogi’s primary duty. JB and RJ can’t touch Yogi’s ball handling ability and speed. Next year we will have much greater spacing, creating better passing lanes. Plus, when Yogi finds an open man, we’ll stand a better chance of the receiver knocking the shot down. His assist numbers will jump next year.

  • TorontoHoosierFan

    Nice surprise to see Max included in this game. I’m guessing this means his stock is on the rise considering where he was ranked to start the year?

  • Joe Pop

    yeah and we didnt make the tournament either