Around the Hall: Ferrell among nation’s best

  • 10/29/2014 12:09 pm in

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

· Yogi Ferrell is the 37th best player in college basketball according to SBNation.com and James Blackmon Jr. is listed among “50 more who just missed” the top 100.

· Nike announced Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh is one of three rookies to recently join the Jordan Brand team.

· Ferrell and Blackmon are a big reason why Indiana is one of the top 20 backcourts in America, according to NBCSports.com and Ferrell was also listed as the fifth best lead guard in the country by NBC.

· ESPN.com released its preseason power rankings and the Big Ten has five teams in the top 25.

· In an ESPN Insider piece (premium link), ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman picked Indiana to finish eighth in the league.

· In a season primer of sorts, the Associated Press writes that Indiana is changing its attitude to change its course.

· Zach Osterman’s takeaway from Hoosier Hysteria: Hanner Mosquera-Perea is better.

· Ken Pomeroy details what factors play into his preseason ratings, which have Indiana slotted at No. 26 nationally.

· Four former Indiana players are on NBA rosters to begin the 2014-2015 season: Eric Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller and Vonleh.

· The one-month contract that D.J. White signed in Spain expires next week.

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  • calbert40

    Hahaha! I didn’t know there were rungs of the ladder below Bayless!!

  • Outoftheloop

    …OR being 2nd team All B1g or lower.

  • Outoftheloop

    The exact same “inconsistent” statement could be lodged against every college basketball player in 2013-14, including Napier of U Conn. As for Will’s “terrible” stats, LeVert, who is now being touted for BiG Player of the Year by many for 2015, had the following stats: 34 min/game, .439% FG, .408 3-point, .767 FT%, 160 rebounds, 12.9 pts/game. Better than Will’s but not by much, and no one ever claimed that Will was good at 3-point shooting % and FT %.

  • Outoftheloop

    So what? That comment means nothing!

  • Outoftheloop

    I have no crush, I am just not an idiot, claiming that the stats don’t matter, only my subjective opinion.

  • Alford Bailey

    Why the personal attacks? Come on, man. Every post on here is an opinion. Respect it.

  • Bryce Kepner

    Nice comeback there bud

  • Bryce Kepner

    By just saying he was #2 or #3 in stats on a bad team doesn’t prove he was a great player.

  • Dave Carnes

    I didn’t either

  • Dave Carnes

    Besides HoosierNation wanting to believe in this Kid Yogi hasn’t proven much.We have a huge problem is it at point or is it on the bench.It is one or the other.

  • Dave Carnes

    I don’t see that.For two years we have by all accounts had top 5 big men and I have seen to few sweet assists even against some of our week opponents.I see one pass that comes after he has determined that he can’t make the hole.Look we are talking about a kid who has stated as a goal to quit jumping without a destination for the ball. Good high school player NEVER do that let alone well respected college kids.

  • Dave Carnes

    SMU beat the national champs twice last year with NIC leading the way.SMU would have run us off the court last year.

  • Dave Carnes

    Very few of them had lottery picks down low to pass the ball to.

  • calbert40

    I don’t know that EVERY college player is inconsistent, but even if they all were, “inconsistent” would still be a very subjective characterization of a player.

    From the start of B1G play through the first of February, Will averaged 8.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg and shot 36.8 percent from the field. Not his best work, but not “terrible” either. However, if you look at each game during that span, you’ll see it wasn’t even that good.

    Shooting: 3-10 / 4-6 / 3-10 / 6-13 / 1-7 / 2-6 / 3-10 / 3-6
    Points: 9 / 13 / 9 / 13 / 2 / 5 / 12 / 6
    Rebounds: 5 / 0 / 5 / 6 / 3 / 9 / 5 / 2

    I’m not going to take the time to delve further into them, but you also have to look at how he got his stats. Against Iowa, he scored 30 points on just 20 attempts. Pretty efficient. However, against LIU-Brooklyn, he scored 19, but took 18 shots to get there.

    Again, I’m not saying Will was bad, and I wish he was still with us. I really liked what Will brought to the team. However, a player who will score 30 one night and then 2 on another (without getting hurt) is inconsistent. We should have gotten more consistency from him.