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.)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Class of 2014 Marion (Ind.) guard James Blackmon Jr. is the fourth McDonald’s All-American to sign with Indiana under Tom Crean and he is expected to bring much needed perimeter shooting to Bloomington next season.
On Friday night at the Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam at the Spiece Fieldhouse, Blackmon Jr. was in attendance to watch his younger brother, Vijay, and he sat down with Inside the Hall to talk about his recent experiences at the McDonald’s All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic, his future at Indiana and much more.
Indiana picked up a surprise commitment on Saturday when Richland Hills (Tex.) forward Tim Priller joined the 2014 recruiting class.
Here’s a look at some video of Priller from his senior season at Richland Hills, where he averaged 17.8 points. Video via JdEddings on YouTube: