Austin Etherington erupts for 35 in Saturday win

  • 12/14/2009 7:05 pm in

etherington070609Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey and 2011 commitments Austin Etherington and Matt Carlino are performing at their respective schools. Here’s our latest update:

+ Victor Oladipo: DeMatha moved to 6-0 with a pair of wins over Carroll (10 for Oladipo) and Benedectine (9 for Oladipo). The Stags are ranked No. 15  in the USA Today Super 25.

+ Will Sheehey: Playing in his first season at Sagemont, Sheehey returned from an ankle injury recently and scored 35 points in a 75-65 win Friday over Palmetto and had 10 points in a Saturday win over Gainesville Bucholz. Sagemont is 5-1.

+ Austin Etherington: Hamilton Heights (3-2) snapped a two-game skid with a pair of weekend road wins over Lewis Cass and Tri-Central. Etherington scored 35 in Saturday’s win over Tri-Central.

+ Matt Carlino: Bloomington South continued its winning ways with a 72-43 win on Friday at Southport and a 54-42 win at home over Terre Haute North on Saturday. Carlino scored 18 points on Friday and five points on Saturday. The Panthers are No. 1 in Class 4A and No. 10 in the USA Today Super 25.

Other notables:

+ Cody Zeller: The Hatchets, No. 2 in Class 3A, moved to 5-0 with a pair of wins — 61-37 on Friday at Edgewood and 67-46 on Saturday against Forest Park. Zeller had 19 points in the Edgewood win.

+ Jeremiah Davis: The Muncie Central guard returned from a one-game suspension to score 14 points in a 70-64 home loss against Kokomo on Friday. The Bearcats are 2-2.

+ D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera: Smith-Rivera scored 10 points in a 83-79 North Central loss on Friday at Carmel.

+ Ron Patterson: The 6-3 Broad Ripple sophomore had 17 points and seven rebounds in a 82-48 Friday win over Indianapolis Ritter.

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  • hoosierboy

    I really like Patterson. It would be hug if IU landed him. He is so smooth and brings a high level of athleticism. Not only can he knock down shots, but he can fly up and down the court smoothly. Would be a great fit in Creans system. He also plays swarming defense. Does anyone know his interest level in the hoosiers? Or other schools he is favoring?

  • BaseballBuc

    Crazy how only 1 player out of the players that have committed or that we are still recruiting is a big man. Zeller isn't really a true power forward or center (yet). We NEED big guys.

  • cooper

    So IU has two new guards coming in next year with Jobe, Dumes, leaving? This means next year IU will have JR, VJ3, Hulls, Roth, Watford, Creek, Oladipo, Sheehey, Elston, Capo, Bawa, Pritchard, maybe one more recruit and a couple walkons?

    According to ESPN IU is looking at a kid from Ga. named Mobley. Cliff notes version of his game is he can run, jump, “extremely talented rebounder”, and can hit a 15ft jumper. He must be stick thin though he is 6'9 and 210. Sounds like someone IU needs. Down to IU, USCarolina, and Cincinnati. Would seem to fit with Crean wanting to run. Enough about this character from Fordham, we do not need him unless he will come in and start. Lets hope this kid comes and can put on 15 pounds a year. I don't care if he can do anything other than run up the floor and rebound. I hope Crean is visiting him this week, and telling him how much playing time is available.

    JR leaves meaning, VJ3, Hulls, Roth, Watford, Creek, Oladipo, Sheehey, Moore, Carlino and Etherington come. Leaves IU with 10 guards/small forwards assuming no one else leaves. Capo, Elston, Pritchard and Bawa would be the only bigs.

    All this is a long winded way of saying IU has to find another big in the next two years.

  • Kelin Blab

    Cooper I believe Mobley eliminated IU a long time ago….pretty sure I read that on here somewhere….back to the drawing board.

  • Kelin Blab

    I believe Patterson really likes IU and has been down to IU quite a bit. Seems to be hime and DSR visit together often and are good friends. He is a better fit for IU than PU, but his list is fairly long. Crean has came up to Indy to see him play a week ago or so….he is doing his job.

  • Kelin Blab

    The two guys in 2010, I like as they BOTH add some athleticism that we really need. Both are rebounding wings and have that “toughness” Crean likes. Sheehey will be on TV next week on ESPNU…..I think both kids could come in and make an impact.

    As far as bigs, next year if it isnt a big that is going to play, I don't want 'just a big'. Save it for Zeller, Plumlee, or someone else.

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  • Higgy

    I don’t think he has eliminated IU, as of October IU was still number 1 on his list. He still has IU, Cincinatti, and South Carolina as his three school of interest. I didn’t see any articles stating that he removed IU from his list. According to ESPN, Rivals, and Peegs he is still interested.

  • Higgy

    Peegs and Rivals both say that he does have an offer, did IU recline his offer recently?

  • tberry

    YES, we need a BIg that can play BUT we really needed a big that can run and be athletic.

    Just look at the Ky game and if we had had a really good big it would have made a LOT of difference!!!

  • Bedo

    IU needs the TOP JUCO PF or center for next year! What are these guys witig for – IU has some of the HOTTEST Coeds and top schooling in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I'm pretty sure IU is no longer recruiting Mobley. He doesn't have a scholarship offer.

  • hoosierboy

    To JUCO big out there! We need you! lol but Marco could of been useful on Cousins and Eli Holeman looked dang good against the Wolverines. He really added some muscle. or maybe it was just the look from his baggy red tall T. haha.

  • GFDave

    I agree that we need more size. Watford, Elston and Pritchard just aren't enough. They need some help.

    I don't see anything happening in this regard for 2010, unless there are coaching changes and players reopen their recruitment. 2012 is too far away to help our current group, so that leaves 2011.

    Plumlee is a true post player and would be a good get, but I think he's probably not leaning our way.

    I like Zeller and hope we get him, but he won't come in as a frosh and help our interior game because I think he needs physical development.

    That leaves my dark horse, Branden Dawson. I know he's not tall, but he's tough, makes space for himself and is a battler. The kid knows how to rebound. My impression is that he would help us tremendously in the competitive mindset area and would be a contributor from the very beginning.

    Other than these three, I don't see any recruits in the next two years that address our interior play needs.

    Maybe we do go for a JUCO big in 2011 who would be able to play with the current group for their most competitive and meaningful two years.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    We should be able to sell our program and a starting spot to a top ranked and athletic PF/C. You come to IU, get a starting spot, will be surrounded by wings so its harder to double down, you'll be able to run the floor, look NBA ready and have good draft stock.

    I've said this a few times but I think its time to change the strength and conditioning program/coach. Some players on our team should have much better physical appearances/attributes than they do.

  • Kelin Blab

    Dave I agree Branden Dawson would help on the inside despite being only 6'6. I hope like hell Crean can break the strong hold by painter on the 'region' area cause between Dawson and Marrero IU would be in great shape to get either one. Both kids are studs.

  • valpohistory

    I hope they didn't rescind this offer. If they could sign a 6'9 rebounder to the mix of relatively large guys, we should be pretty much set on big men. I've heard a lot of talk on message boards and blogs about how the Hoosiers need to recruit more size, but they are banking on Bawa, DE, and BC, and CW to put on some weight and strength and be the big men that they can build around before they start sprinkling in other big guys and other projects, like Bawa, that they can build. Personally, I left TP out because I don't know how much longer he will stay at IU. He looks so unhappy all the time. Comments/Opinions? It's obviously just speculation but what would you guys think?

  • hoosierodi

    I know the main topic here is bigs we need, But it sounds like Jerimiah Davis is a solid IU lean after the Kenyucky game.

  • Kelin Blab

    I hope so……..did he make any comments after the game? I have not seen anything….

  • cooper

    From his read up he seems a perfect fit. Typing in his name no issues came up with him. Wonder why they wouldn't want him. Sounds like he would play right away.

  • cooper

    Agree with you both, first saying a big that will play doesn't mean much right now. If you can rebound and guard you'd play. If we can't recruit someone we have to bring in a JUCO. I've never seen Zeller play or Plumlee as I don't live in state but Zeller doesn't look real strong so I'm not sure how great a rebounder he will be.

    Without someone coming in I don't see IU progressing as far as they should next year.

  • cooper

    Completely agree. I've asked who the strength coach is in the game chats because I've thought the same thing. I can't believe someone didn't set out a program for TP to follow. He should have been working on explosive moves and putting on muscle. He looks the same as last year but even slower. If players aren't following his program then they should be running Memorial Stadium until they throw up.

    The only guy noticeably stronger is VJ3. I think Roth looked bigger but mostly fat, not cut. Maybe Jobe can be hired after the season.

  • zap

    Crean should look at the 7 footer from Tipton. He has a lot of potential. Good hands for a big guy

  • hoosierboy

    Not a chance. sorry

  • JohnS

    Are you kidding? Jeff Watkins is one of the top strength /conditioning coaches (why do you think Crean kept him from the last staff). All our players came back better than last year, some of the new guys picked up size in just the first summer (look up what Watford has to say about Jeff). Verdell has always had a problem putting on weight in high school – look at his improvement since last year. Roth looked like a high school player last year, he looks like a college player this year. Tijan wasn't anywhere near as cut as he is today. We have the talent, sooner or later things will click with this group and we'll start winning with more consistency.