2012 Broad Ripple guard Ron Patterson scored a team-high 23 points for Indiana Elite One in a 66-54 pool play win over the Northern Kings. Watch high-definition quality of Patterson from that contest, as well as his postgame meeting with reporters, in the embedded media players below: (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player.)
2013 Indianapolis Cathedral wing Collin Hartman is playing his first summer with the Eric Gordon All-Stars and the IU commit talked about the differences between high school and AAU, the progression of his game, his future in Bloomington and more on Wednesday at the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis:
2013 Mishawaka Marian point guard Demetrius Jackson took an unofficial visit to Bloomington recently and holds offers from both Michigan and Xavier. The 6-foot, 175-pound guard updated his recruitment and talked about his interest in the Hoosiers after a pool play loss at the adidas Inviational:
Inside the Hall spent the opening day of the live July evaluation period at the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. Our recap and notebook from day one follows. Photo courtesy of Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports.
— Tom Crean was front and center for Indiana Elite’s opening game against guard Shabazz Muhammad and Dream Vision. Elite built a 16-point lead, but couldn’t hold off a brilliant effort by Muhammad, the country’s No. 1 player. Jeremy Hollowell paced Indiana Elite with 23 points in the 80-73 loss, Hanner Perea had 14 andYogi Ferrell added six. Afterward, Ferrell blamed sloppy ball handling as a primary reason that Elite was unable to hold the lead. Muhammad finished with 39 points.
— Elite bounced back from the loss with a 81-73 victory over Connecticut Basketball Club, which features the country’s top big man, Andre Drummond. Ferrell was strong as both a playmaker and a scorer (15 points), Hollowell put up another twenty-point effort with 23 and Hanner Perea had seven, but four of those came on thunderous dunks that brought the Indiana fans on hand to their feet. The second dunk drew a questionable technical foul on Perea that was his fifth foul. Indiana assistant coach Tim Buckley was in attendance for this game as was Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun, Texas’ Rick Barnes and Xavier’s Chris Mack.
— 2013 commitment Collin Hartman caught fire from the perimeter and finished with 22 points in an afternoon win over the Atlanta Celtics. Eric Gordon All-Stars coach Matt Green said Hartman is becoming more assertive in looking for his offense in recent weeks. Hartman’s teammate, Devin Davis Jr., had 10 points in a morning win over New Heights and four points in the Atlanta Celtics win. Green said he sees Davis Jr. ultimately playing the four in college.
— 2013 New Haven wing V.J. Beachem still claims offers from just Butler and Purdue, but told reporters he’s very interested in Indiana. Beachem has always been labeled as a “potential” guy, but is beginning to show signs of putting things together.
Check back throughout the day for live updates from editor Alex Bozich and recruiting analyst Joe Eberhardt from day one of the adidas Invtiational in Indianapolis. (Note: Updates from Dustin Dopirak and Hugh Kellenberger of The Herald-Times and Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star will also be pulled in below.)
Indiana commitment Trey Lyles scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 70-55 loss to Lawrence North in the USSFA Shootout Championship at Carmel on June 26. Inside the Hall compiled video of ESPN.com’s No. 5 player in the 2014 class from that contest in the embedded video player below (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player):