Around the Hall: Recruiting, anyone?

  • 07/24/2010 11:44 am in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on.

+ We’ve updated our 2011 Recruiting Board and 2012 Recruiting Board. A more comprehensive update will come after July.

+ A few days old, but if you haven’t read Dana O’Neil’s piece on the shadiness of the current recruiting landscape, it’s a must-read.

+ Our friend Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal has video interviews with Hanner Perea and Peter Jurkin. Demling also has recaps from Las Vegas: Day One and Day Two.

+ Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was spotted wearing IU shorts during a recent workout with New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul.

+ The Indianapolis Star’s Kyle Neddenriep writes on the sad passing of Broad Ripple senior-to-be and IUPUI recruit Steven Jamison after an eight-month battle with rectal cancer.

+ Kyle also has an update on Robert Goff, who is back on the Indiana recruiting radar.

+ Eamonn weighs-in on the return of Maurice Creek over at ESPN College Basketball Nation.

+ West Virginia coach Bob Huggins broke four ribs in an accidental fall in Vegas.

+ After a review of the officiating during the NCAA Tournament, John Adams wants to make sure fouls that are committed are being called, ESPN’s Andy Katz writes.

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  • hoosierclarion

    I would like to add per Demling( IIRC), Coach Crean is taking another look at Chandler.

  • Taskmaster75

    I don't think we have much chance on him at this point. Seems to be headed for UK at this point. Plus, wasn't he a 5 star back when he de-committed? Seems to have taken a huge tumble in Rivals ranking-wise.

  • hoosierclarion

    Demling stated there has not been any UofL or pUKe coaches watching any Chandler games in Vegas but Coach Crean and McClain have been.

  • marchus

    Thats interesting…. with his tumble in the rankings I could see UK passing on him

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Thanks for the video…I'm sure the coaches see something more than this vid offers. Man do I hate pUKe.

  • hoosierclarion

    Something has happened or changed that we do not yet know about.

  • Outoftheloop


  • Outoftheloop

    What makes you think KY wants him?

  • marchus

    you mean with us? are you referring to Zellers recuitment?

  • Taskmaster75

    They offered him a scholarship according to Rivals.

  • hoosierclarion

    I am referring simply to this look-see to re-evaluate Chandler.

  • Casey

    Definitely wise to have a back up plan. As we have all learned a couple of times in recent history

  • millzy32

    Wade played for Crean and is showing his allegiance to Coach Crean by wearing IU shorts. No he didn't play at IU but having one of the best in the world sporting your gear is actually pretty cool.

  • Outoftheloop

    And he said he wants to go there, also according to Rivals. So why hasn't he accepted KY's offer already. Because he can't! KY already has 2 recruits committed for 2011, #1 and #5; and Ky has offered 9 more, #'s 2, 4, 8, 18, 19, 26, 36, 39, and 43 all ranked above Chandler, #52; and 4 of these are 6'9 or over, #'s 2, 8, 36, and 43. I say he can not accept his “offer” until many others in front of him have turned down KY. So again I ask, “What makes you think that they still want him NOW”? If he waits until the very end of spring/summer, and if Ky has 5 more go to the NBA, and if KY does not get 5 or so of the 11 players ranked in front of Chandler, then Ky will want him, but not otherwise. In fact IU ought to go after Chandler hard as the back up plan if Cody says “no”: he is a true center, an Indiana kid, 4 star, etc. We could sign him in November and help him to “Mr. Basketball” status if he plays great as a senior!

  • millzy32

    Huggy Bear and Las Vegas? Hmmm? Fell in the morning after innocently tripping over his bags and hitting coffee table?

    Kinda hard not to come up with the conclusion that he passed out on the coffee table after a hard night in Vegas. His history makes his story a little tough to believe.

    Just saying.

  • millzy32

    He's falling off the radar for a reason. Seems to be a combination of performance and possibly even attitude.

    Got caught up in all the hype surrounding his recruitment maybe???

    This is IU. Get on board with us or we'll find someone else better and you can go elsewhere. We want guys that want to be IU guys. No offense to them but this isn't a one hit wonder like Butler it's IU.

  • Taskmaster75

    If he wants to come here, that's great. I am just saying that if he was actually interested, he would have shown some before he committed to Louisville. I am not so sure he really wants to go to Indiana at this point.

    This is all pure speculation on my part anyway.

  • Outoftheloop

    It is pure speculation on my part too. But KY for Chandler is a remote hope for him.