2012 Intro: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell
The Essentials: 5-10, 165-lb guard for Park Tudor and Indiana Elite
The Schools: Butler, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Virginia and Washington have offered scholarships. Michigan and Xavier have expressed interest.
The Numbers: 23.4 ppg, 4.6 apg for Park Tudor, which fell to Wheeler, 41-38, in the Class 2A state championship.
The Quote: “There are other schools who are, and have been, really recruiting Yogi very exclusively. I’m not real sure that IU wants Yogi, just right now. I don’t know.” – Ferrell’s dad, Kevin, to Zach Osterman of Inside the Hall.
The Ranking: The Hoop Scoop ranks Ferrell the 86th best prospect in the 2012 class.
The Scout Says: “Few elite point guards have emerged from the class of 2012, but with continued development “Yogi” is knocking on the door. Bigger than advertised at just a shade under 6 feet tall, he’s got super quickness, a tight handle and outstanding floor vision. A fine vertical athlete who takes the ball right at bigger defenders near the rim, what really sets Ferrell apart is his deadly pull-up jumper (which is true out to 22 feet).” – Rivals.com analyst Eric Bossi on Ferrell following the adidas May Classic.
The Highlights (courtesy of UMHoops.com):
Filed to: Yogi Ferrell