Indiana’s five-game tour of Montreal and Ottawa earlier this month yielded quite a bit of content in a short period of time and we wanted to provide one place where readers could visit as an index page for all of our coverage.
Below, we’ve broken down all of our content from the trip into categories for easier access for those who missed any of it or if you simply want to go back and look through photo galleries or postgame videos.
Montreal rewind series
James Blackmon Jr.
With the fall semester underway on many Big Ten campuses, it’s time for our final look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season.
Illinois (20-15, 8th place tie, NIT second round)
· Arriving: Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall, eligible this season), Ahmad Starks (Oregon State, eligible this season), LeRon Black (247Composite Top 100), Michael Finke
· Departing: Jon Ekey (graduation), Joseph Bertrand (graduation), Darius Paul
Notes: After Darius Paul was suspended for the 2014-2015 season in early June, he opted to leave the program for junior college at Lamar State rather than serve out his suspension in Champaign.
Indiana (17-15, 8th place tie)
· Arriving: James Blackmon Jr. (247Composite Top 100), Jeremiah April, Max Hoetzel, Robert Johnson (247Composite Top 100), Tim Priller, Emmitt Holt, Nick Zeisloft (Illinois State, eligible this season)
· Departing: Austin Etherington (transfer), Evan Gordon (graduation), Jeff Howard (graduation), Jeremy Hollowell (transfer), Noah Vonleh (NBA), Will Sheehey (graduation), Peter Jurkin (transfer)
Notes: Indiana added two players since our last update in June in 2014 forward Emmitt Holt and Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft. Both are expected to be contributors this season.
With three lottery picks in the last two years, Indiana has established itself as one of the top programs in terms of developing NBA talent in recent seasons.
And now some of that talent is returning to Bloomington to work out this week, sources tell Inside the Hall.
Former Indiana All-Americans Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, who will appear Wednesday evening at IU’s “on the road” tour stop at Lucas Oil Stadium, are expected to workout in IU’s facilities this week.
In addition to Oladipo and Zeller, five members of the Miami Heat will also workout in Bloomington: Dwyane Wade, a former player for Tom Crean at Marquette, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, Udonis Haslem and Josh McRoberts.
MONTREAL — Indiana wrapped up its five-game tour through Canada on Wednesday afternoon with a win over the University of Quebec at Montreal. The Hoosiers completed their first foreign tour since 2007 with a 4-1 record overall, including a win over defending CIS champion Carleton University and a loss to CIS runner-up, the University of Ottawa.
We’ve got additional content from the trip on the way, but here’s a player-by-player look at how the entire roster performed statistically on the trip:
James Blackmon Jr.
18.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 turnovers, 1 steal, 0.2 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game.
36-of-62 field goals (58.1 FG%, 65.3 eFG%); 9-of-26 on 3-pointers (34.6%), 13-of-15 FT (86.7%)
9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.2 steals, 1.6 turnovers in 24 minutes per game.
17-of-46 field goals (37.0 FG%, 44.5 eFG%), 7-of-16 on 3-pointers (43.8%), 8-of-11 FT (72.7%)
18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3 turnovers, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.2 steals in 27.8 minutes per game.
37-of-56 field goals (66.1 FG%, 66.1 eFG%), 0-of-1 on 3-pointers (0%), 18-of-24 FT (75%)
With Indiana’s current lack of an effective big man on its trip to Montreal, the Hoosiers are looking for someone to step in and fill that role. Cue rising sophomore Devin Davis.
In the Hoosiers’ first game of their Canada tour, Davis grabbed 16 rebounds. Against Carleton on Monday, he scored 13 points and recorded six rebounds. The 6-foot-7 rising sophomore started in Indiana’s 96-69 win over McGill University on Tuesday night, as well, scoring seven points but earning just three rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
Following last night’s contest, Indiana coach Tom Crean shared optimism about Davis for this upcoming season.
“I think he has worked hard at it but there is a lot of room for him to work even harder and develop,” Crean said. “I thought tonight was his best game, offensively, although last night was his best game `intent-wise’. What he wants to erase is having 16 rebounds in 19 minutes the first night and then three rebounds in 22 minutes the next night. Those are the inconsistencies that he wants to erase.”
MONTREAL — Check out nine photos by Joe Eke from Indiana’s 96-69 win over McGill University on Tuesday evening at Love Competition Hall.
OTTAWA, Ontario — Check out 15 photos by Joe Eke from Indiana’s 95-85 win over Carleton University on Monday evening at the Ravens Nest.