Etherington, Zeller post big numbers in holiday tournaments
Washington’s Cody Zeller (40) catches a pass from Kurtis Anthony (24) in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic on December 30 at New Castle. Washington fell to Center Grove, 68-64. Photo by Jamie Owens of J. Scott Photography. Click here to view a gallery from this game and other Indiana high school games.
Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how 2011 signees Austin Etherington and Cody Zeller, IU’s eight verbal commitments and other notable prospects with interest in the Hoosiers, are performing at their respective schools.
You can send us stats or results for this report at [email protected]. Here’s our latest update:
+ Austin Etherington (Hamilton Heights): Hamilton Heights went 4-0 in two days and won the Richmond Holiday Tournament. Etherington was named MVP of the event. Twenty-six points in a 77-45 rout of Northeastern on Dec. 28. Followed that up later in the day with 29 points in a 67-43 win over Floyd Central. On Dec. 29, Etherington scored 20 points in a 66-40 win over Guerin Catholic and scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 66-61 win over Tipton.
+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Twenty-four points in a 84-57 conference win over Mt. Vernon (Posey) on Dec. 28. Led Washington with 24 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and an assist in a 68-64 loss to Center Grove in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic on Dec. 30. Washington also fell to Warsaw, 46-44, in the consolation game of the Hall of Fame Classic. Zeller had 13 points and 15 rebounds. He was named to the all-tournament team. (Inside the Hall coverage links: Here and here.)
+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Did not play as La Lumiere was off for holiday break.
+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Twelve points in a 67-48 win at Tri-West on Dec. 28. Seventeen points in a 49-40 win over Winchester at Mackey Arena on Dec. 29 in the SuperHoops New Year Classic. Twenty-one points in a 76-53 win at Lapel on Dec. 30.
+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Seven points in a 68-48 win over the Arden Christ School on Dec. 29. UFCA won 65-54 at Walton on Dec. 28, but no individual numbers for Jurkin were available. UFCA also played at I.C. Norcom on Dec. 30, but no results were available.
+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Fourteen points, five rebounds and six blocks in a 72-56 win over Jeffersonville at Mackey Arena on December 29. On Dec. 30, scored 25 points in a 72-59 win over Southport and seven points in a 45-38 win over Chatard in the Broad Ripple Tournament. Patterson attended the Indiana-Ohio State game at Assembly Hall on Friday.
+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Twenty-three points in a 76-72 overtime win over Lawrence Central on Dec. 29. Harris also attended the Indiana-Ohio State game at Assembly Hall on Friday.
+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Twenty-two points and nine rebounds in a 76-72 overtime loss at Hamilton Southeastern on Dec. 29.
+ Mitch McGary (Brewster Academy): Did not play as Brewster Academy was off for holiday break.
+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Did not play. Cathedral returns to action on Jan. 4 against Indianapolis Northwest.
+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Nineteen points in a 59-50 loss to Munster in the Marion Tournament on Dec. 29. Did not play (back) in a 47-45 win over Marion on Dec. 30.
+ Basil Smotherman (Heritage Christian): Did not play. Heritage Christian returns to action on Jan. 7 at Park Tudor.
+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Thirteen points and six rebounds in a 72-56 loss to Broad Ripple at Mackey Arena on Dec. 29.
+ Mark Williams (Cleveland Benedictine): Twenty-two points in a 58-56 loss to Hoover on Dec. 28 and 19 points in a 67-60 loss to Berlin Hiland on Dec. 29.
+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): Missed Hamilton Southeastern’s 76-72 overtime win over Lawrence Central on Dec. 29 with a sprained MCL. Irvin is expected to be out for a month. (Update: Irvin will be out at least the next three games.)
+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twenty-seven points in a 90-68 win over Ft. Wayne Snider in the Summit Athletic Conference Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. On the second day of the SAC Tournament, Leuers beat Wayne 73-72 in overtime on and lost to Northrop 78-74. Blackmon Jr. hit 10-of-10 free throws in the second half of the Northrop loss.
+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Did not play. Tech returns to action on Jan. 7 at Brebeuf Jesuit.
+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Seventeen points in a 68-65 double overtime win over New Albany on Dec. 29.
+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Did not play. Bosse returns to action on Jan. 7 at Evansville Central.
+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): Fifteen points in a 57-53 loss to Perry Meridian on Dec. 30.
+ P.J. Thompson (Brebeuf Jesuit): Brebeuf won 61-58 at Martinsville on Dec. 30, but no individual stats were available.
+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Seventeen points in a 49-40 win over Winchester at Mackey Arena on Dec. 29 in the SuperHoops New Year Classic. Nine points in a 76-53 win at Lapel on Dec. 30. Park Tudor beat Tri-West, 67-48, on Dec. 28, but no individual stats for Bluiett were available.
(Note: 2013 prospect Darryl Hicks, who has an offer, is sitting out this season at Louisville Trinity due to KHSAA transfer rules.)