Yogi Ferrell postpones announcement on his future

  • 04/25/2015 11:41 am in

Following the tragic death of IU student Hannah N. Wilson, Indiana junior guard Yogi Ferrell has postponed Saturday’s planned announcement regarding his future.

“In consideration of recent tragic events within the IU family, Kevin Ferrell Sr. has postponed the announcement of the future basketball plans of Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell,” a statement from the Kevin Ferrell Foundation said. “The Ferrell family sends out its condolences and prayers to the family of Hannah N. Wilson.”

The announcement was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on the north side of Indianapolis.

The NBA early entry deadline is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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  • Fred C. Dobbs

    This is really sad news. My prayers are with the Wilson family.

  • Robert Golden

    Gentle tears for the Wilson family this morning.

  • BrianS

    Hannah’s father is a Doctor in my home town, and he’s an IU graduate too. We’re all so sad for her family. God bless them and help them through this terrible pain.

  • BobbyBeGoodKnight

    Tragic. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  • ForeverIU

    I stayed up very late last night following her news after she went missing. I was hoping against hope that the first news of her murder was a rumor. RIP Hannah Wilson, and may God give strength to your loved ones as they go through the unimaginable.

    Violence against women must stop.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Thoughts and prayers for the Wilson family

  • kaponya44

    Tragic situation.My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family.

  • IUMIKE1

    Having been close to a family that had to live through something similar, I think I have somewhat of an idea of what they must be going through, but one thing is for sure, no one knows exactly what it is like to go through a nightmare like this unless it is their loved one that it happened to. I’m sure they wanted answers just not this kind.

    Sincerest tears and thoughts for this family during their time of grief.

  • JH Horne

    Classy move by Yogi to stay out of the spotlight at this horrible time. So many of us on this forum are dads of IU student daughters – this could have been any of our little girls. Our hearts ache for the loss of a fine young woman and the pain her loss must cause her family.

  • Eugene Debs

    It stinks that there are so many people intent on doing horrible things to others.

  • sarge

    Tragic for the entire IU community. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young soul. Nobody deserves this cruel, unjust circumstances.

  • Gwade8888

    Maybe somebody will talk some sense into Yogi and enlighten him to the fact that any legitimate steakhouse announcement for an IU athlete needs to be made at either St. Elmo’s or Little Zagreb. For a guy whose nickname came from his love for food, he is showing very poor judgement.

  • pcantidote

    This makes me sick to think about.

    Classy move by the Ferrell family.

  • SCHoosier

    Horrible tragedy for the Wilson family. Thoughts and prayers go out to them. Appropriate decision by the Ferrell family.

  • SkjodtSTL

    Really? That’s your take-away point from this article?

  • Outoftheloop

    My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hannah Wilson. Right now, as Yogi has indicated by this postponement, nothing else really matters.

  • ForeverIU

    RIP, angel!

  • IU track Alumni

    Some people just can’t see past their own two feet. Best to just ignore people like that. Deepest condolences to the Wilson family.

  • cooper

    Sad story for her and her family.

    But since this is a sports site…I hope he delayed decision for the right reasons. Anyway it would se pretty clear he is going pro. Why else make this announcement and do it off campus?

    Not a bad decision by him he isn’t going to be considerably better or go higher. Maybe he turns into an Isiaih Thomas (celtics not Pistons) though I don’t think he is that good. If he wants to give up a shot at a final four to be a 2nd rounder and play in the d-league more power to him.