Over the summer, Inside the Hall will be taking a look back at some of 2014 signee Robert Johnson’s top games from his 2013-2014 season at Benedictine College Preparatory.
As a senior at Benedictine, Johnson averaged 24.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals as the Cadets finished 25-7 against a schedule with talented teams from across the country.
“Robert had the challenge of being the only returning starter this year from a state championship team that graduated four division I guys,” Benedictine coach Ryan Marable told Inside the Hall during the season. “He has embraced that challenge not only statistically by carrying much of the scoring and rebounding loads while guarding the other teams best player night in and night out, but also by providing leadership and guidance to our guys on a daily basis in practices and games.”
In the first installment of our scouting video of Johnson, we look back at a February 8 meeting with St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) in the Primetime Shootout in Roselle, New Jersey.
Benedictine prevailed, 81-75, as Johnson finished with 30 points (10-of-22 shooting), 11 rebounds and four assists. St. Benedict’s featured point guard Johnathan Williams, a VCU signee.
This video, available after the jump, has a little bit of everything to give you a more complete look at Johnson’s game including made shots, some missed shots and a few assists as well.
Class of 2014 Indiana signee Max Hoetzel played against a nationally competitive schedule this past season at Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Mass.) and put up numbers impressive numbers: 16 points, eight rebounds and close to four assists per game, according to Titans coach Chris Sparks.
“He’s made significant progress for us,” Sparks told Inside the Hall in April. “And I think that’s one of the things with the league that we play in. Every team that we play is going to have kids that are going to compete at the Division I, high major, mid-major, low major level. I think it was a good test for him night in and night out and I think it was a big adjustment early on.
“The pace, the speed of the game and the size and strength of some of the guys compared to where he came from. Not to take anything away from his local high school, but I think midway through the year, he started to get it. He made significant strides, was a huge contributor for us and really led to our success in the league.”
We’ve compiled more than two minutes of Hoetzel, who will arrive on campus later this month, from his senior season at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, which is available after the jump.
Indiana forward and Big Ten freshman of the year Noah Vonleh completed his second workout on Wednesday when he visited one of the teams which he’s been linked to in several mock drafts, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Vonleh also worked out for the Sacramento Kings this past week and will workout in Orlando and Boston next week.
After Wednesday’s workout in Los Angeles, which also included Gary Harris, Aaron Gordon, Tyler Ennis, Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott, Vonleh addressed the media and discussed his thoughts on the organization and a variety of other topics:
Also on Wednesday at Huber Winery, Indiana coach Tom Crean was asked which team could be the best fit for Vonleh at the next level and we’ve got his complete thoughts after the jump.
STARLIGHT, Ind. — Indiana athletics director Fred Glass was on hand Wednesday evening for the first stop of the department’s “On the Road” tour at Huber Winery.
Watch Glass address the media on a variety of topics in the media player below:
STARLIGHT, Ind. — Before addressing a strong contingency of fans who gather annually at Hubery Winery to hear from the coaches from a variety of Indiana’s athletic programs, Tom Crean met with the media at length on Wednesday evening and addressed a variety of topics.
Inside the Hall was in attendance and we’ve got the full video of Crean’s comments including his early thoughts on next season’s team, a health update on Peter Jurkin, the future of Hanner Mosquera-Perea, Indiana’s schedule for next season, a trip to Montreal in August and much more:
Watch the in-depth update from the first stop of the 2014 “On the Road” tour below:
Quotes are available after the jump.
Christ Presbyterian Academy (Tenn.) wing Braxton Blackwell is one of Indiana’s top targets in the class of 2016 and was one of the standouts at the adidas Gauntlet last month in Dallas. Blackwell averaged 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game as the Atlanta Celtics finished 5-0.
As a sophomore at C.P.A., Blackwell won Tennessee’s Class AA Mr. Basketball award while averaging 19.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 2.7 steals per game.
Here’s a look at highlights of Blackwell from adidas Gauntlet Dallas via Atlanta Hoops TV:
(Note: Here’s a link to our recent feature on Blackwell with extensive comments from his high school coach.)