NBA Top 100 Camp Q & A: Hanner Perea

The NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp ran from Thursday through Saturday at the University of Virginia and four of Indiana’s class of 2012 commitments — Hanner Perea, Jeremy Hollowell, Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Ron Patterson — participated. Hamilton Southeastern’s Gary Harris and Brewster Academy’s Mitch McGary were also in attendance.

Greg Rosenstein, former men’s basketball beat writer for The Indiana Daily Student and currently of USA Today, had a chance to catch up with all six prospects in a set of interviews that will appear on Inside the Hall.

Rosenstein caught up with Perea, who scored 38 points in six games at the camp, for a Q & A :

How has camp been going so far for you?

It’s going really well. I love playing against players like this. Going against tough guys like this allows me to see where I need to get better.

What have you learned that you need to work on?

Right now, I need to work on my shot and my post moves. I need to move around the basket more and I need to talk more.

How did your first game (finished with six points) go this morning?

It went pretty good. I got a few blocks and a lot of rebounds. I know this is just the first game. As it keeps going on and on, I’m going to try to get better.

Outside of the game, you and the other players have had other developmental sessions. What was that like?

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Video: Cheaney, Crean meet with the media

Indiana head coach Tom Crean and new Director of Basketball Operations Calbert Cheaney met with the media earlier today at Assembly Hall. Watch the entire press conference below, courtesy of IU Athletics:

Spring highlights: Hanner Perea

Thanks to CityLeagueHoopsTV for this new spring highlight reel of 2012 commitment Hanner Perea:

NBA Top 100 Camp Q & A: Jeremy Hollowell

The NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp ran from Thursday through Saturday at the University of Virginia and four of Indiana’s class of 2012 commitments — Hanner Perea, Jeremy Hollowell, Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Ron Patterson — participated. Hamilton Southeastern’s Gary Harris and Brewster Academy’s Mitch McGary were also in attendance.

Greg Rosenstein, former men’s basketball beat writer for The Indiana Daily Student and currently of USA Today, had a chance to catch up with all six prospects in a set of interviews that will appear on Inside the Hall.

Rosenstein caught up with Hollowell, who scored 33 points in six games at the camp, for a Q & A :

What has your experience been like here at camp?

It’s been a real fun camp. We’ve been learning more than just basketball. I’ve been interacting with guys from all over the country: playing with them, practicing with them. It’s been real fun.

What is it like to be coached by current or former NBA players?

It’s been fun. These guys have all been in our shoes when they were younger. I’ve been listening to them and learning from them. I’m taking their advice and using it.

How did you do in your first game (finished with five points) this morning?

I did alright. The jump shot wasn’t really falling, so I started going to the basket. We won so that’s all that matters.

You ended up beating Ron Patterson and Hanner Perea’s team. Did that mean anything more to you?

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Video: Trey Lyles at the Rose City Showcase

Via Tim Brown of OregonLive.com:

Calbert Cheaney named Director of Basketball Operations

Calbert Cheaney’s return to Bloomington is official. Per IU Media Relations:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – One of the most decorated players to ever wear the Cream and Crimson, is returning to Bloomington to rejoin the Hoosiers men’s basketball program. Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean announced at his Father/Son camp that former IU All-American and National Player of the Year Calbert Cheaney has been named Director of Basketball Operations.

Coach Crean and Cheaney will be available to meet with the media at noon, Monday, in the press room in Assembly Hall.

“Calbert will have an impact on our program in a major way,” said Crean. “He wants to get into coaching full time and he knows the path it takes, the work ethic and the sacrifice. Every kid who plays college basketball at this level aspires to achieve what Calbert did on and off the court, both collegiately and as a professional. Having him here as a mentor on a day-to-day basis will be invaluable to our players.”

Cheaney, an Evansville native who played 13 seasons in the NBA following his career at Indiana, returns to Bloomington after spending the last two years working for the Golden State Warriors.

“My family and I believe that this was the right time to begin a career in college basketball and I am especially looking forward to playing a role in the growth of the players at Indiana,” said Cheaney. “I’m very grateful to Coach Crean for this opportunity to return to IU and I look forward to contributing immediately in any way possible.”

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Around the Hall: NBPA Top 100 Camp, more

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on. (Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal wraps up day one and day two of the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp with updates on the Indiana commitments and targets. Demling also caught up with Ferrell for a video Q & A as well as Hanner Perea.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell was among the standout players on day one of the camp according to ESPN.com’s Paul Biancardi. Ferrell was also a standout on day two.

A four-game shootout on February 4 at Lawrence Central will feature eight Indiana recruits.

Park Tudor freshman Troy Spears sat down with Tom Crean recently on an unofficial visit to Bloomington.

The Big Ten agreed to a multi-year contract extension for men’s basketball on Thursday with CBS Sports.

Thad Matta’s top assistant at Ohio State, Brandon Miller, resigned to spend more time with his family.

New Arkansas coach Mike Anderson is refusing to release guard Rotnei Clarke for a transfer.

The NCAA is cracking down on rules for “elite” camps by sending its enforcement staff on unannounced visits around the country.