Former Indiana All-American Yogi Ferrell, who has been mostly absent in recent mock drafts, may be improving his chances to be selected with strong workouts according to Ian Begley of ESPN.com.
Here’s what Begley wrote on Sunday about Ferrell, who is ranked No. 80 in Chad Ford’s latest top 100 rankings:
Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell continues to impress in workouts around the league. He shot the ball well in sessions last week with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, per several people familiar with the workouts. Ferrell, a 6-foot PG, worked out for the Knicks on Friday alongside Kansas’ Perry Ellis and for Brooklyn earlier in the week. The Knicks don’t have a draft pick but are expected to acquire one. The club has worked out several prospects in recent days at the practice facility, with an emphasis on the triangle offense. For what it’s worth, both Ferrell and Ellis are projected as second-round picks; Ferrell may be helping his draft stock with his strong shooting performances.
Both Ferrell and Troy Williams are scheduled to workout for the New Orleans Pelicans today.
Just got to New Orleans and met up with my brother @YogiFerrell11 ??
— Troy Williams ??? (@troywilliams_) June 13, 2016
Newcomer jersey numbers revealed
Indiana announced jersey numbers for its five new players this season over the weekend: Curtis Jones – 0, Devonte Green – 11, De’Ron Davis – 20, Freddie McSwain – 21 and Grant Gelon – 24.
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) June 11, 2016
Another non-conference game revealed
A sixth non-conference game was revealed on Indiana’s 2016-2017 schedule over the weekend as Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reported that the Hoosiers will host Liberty on Nov. 19.
The Flames finished last season 13-19 and No. 289 in the KenPom.com ratings.
Indiana’s schedule for next season is being tracked on our future schedules page.
Indiana All-Stars complete eighth straight sweep
For the eighth consecutive year, the Indiana All-Stars beat the Kentucky All-Stars in both games of their annual series.
On Sunday, the Indiana team had to grind one out shorthanded as they were without Mr. Basketball Kyle Guy as well as C.J. Walker, a Florida State signee.
But Indiana had just enough for its 16th straight win as it beat Kentucky, 99-96, at Bellarmine University.
Northern Illinois signee Eugene German finished with a game-high 34 points and finished the two-game series with 54 points.
Indiana signee Grant Gelon went scoreless on Sunday in just seven minutes. Gelon was 0-of-3 from the field.