Report: Peter Jurkin ready to return

  • 02/18/2011 8:53 am in

After missing a month and a half due to a stress fracture in his lower leg, 2012 Indiana commit and United Faith Christian Academy (NC) center Peter Jurkin will return to action tonight, according to a report in The Charlotte Observer.

The 7-0, 200-pound Jurkin, who is rated the No. 20 center in his class by, will return and play in tonight’s SPAA championship game at Statesville Christian.

Jurkin, a native of Sudan, was the first recruit to join IU’s 2012 recruiting class, which also includes Broad Ripple’s Ron Patterson, La Lumiere’s Hanner Perea and Park Tudor’s Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell.

Previously on ITH:

adidas Nations: Quick chat with new IU commit Peter Jurkin
Peter Jurkin joins Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class
2012 Intro: Peter Jurkin

(HT: Jody Demling)

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  • Glad to hear he is back, will be a great addition to IU bball.

  • Luke72

    This is good news! With some upper body development Peter will be a grate contributor! From what I’ve seen in his videos he’s not a “project” in any way.

  • Anonymous

    yea Peter! IMO this guy is Uber talented

  • InTheMtns

    This is totally off subject, but I just came across this —

    Tom Pritchard’s put-back jam against Minnesota is in competition for a 2011 Dunk of the Year contest. The 2011 Dunk of the Year is wholly determined by fan voting and will be announced on a one-hour “Dunks of the Year” special airing on CBS April 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college dunk videos are released at the Dunks of the Year fan page on Facebook ( The top weekly vote-getters proceed to the Finals, which tip off March 7, and are highlighted within the CBS special.

    Pritchard’s dunk is competing against three other dunkers in this week’s picks. Voting for this week ends Sunday, February 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Not much time left, but it would be cool if we could get The Pritch into the finals.

  • justin

    Best news we could here as Indiana fans is he comes back with 30 pts 20 rebounds that what I want to hear. Indiana basketball is on this guys shoulder as the only big man we have coming that can play down low against other teams if something happens to him then Indiana will take that much more longer to recover and Crean will be gone.

  • Anonymous

    This is good news. People may dog Jurkin for not having a great offensive game, but the fact is he’s coming to Bloomington to play defense, block shots, and rebound and he’s very adept at doing all three. That being said I think he does have a chance to expand his offensive game as his free throw motion looks very good and he looks to have some touch on it, which leads me to believe that Crean may be able to develop his low post game

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to hear a “Peter Jurkin! HA! HA!” call from Gus Johnson.

  • millzy32

    It’s pronounced Yurkin so if he pronounces it correctly (which he should) then it’s not as funny anymore.

  • millzy32

    Here’s to Jurkin getting back to full strength with no setbacks. GL Pete.

  • Anonymous


    I know you are excited but slow down and take a deep breath between sentences–LOL

    Everything will work out just fine for Crean and the Hoosiers even if Peter does not perform at a Sullinger-type level his freshman year.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard it pronounced “Yurkin” as well. However, check out Peter’s interview from adidas Nations on Youtube. When he says his name, he uses the “traditional” J sound.

  • InTheMtns

    ?No, Sheehey’s dunk hasn’t been nominated – at least not yet. This is the 6th week and there will be two more weeks so maybe his will be in one of those.

    As of Friday, for this weeks voting: Louisville’s Kuric is in the lead with 54%, followed by Memphis’ Stephens with 28%, Pritchard with 16%, and Vanderbilt’s’ Taylor with 2%. Kuric got a T on his dunk, as well as a running start and as dunks go, IMO, isn’t nearly as impressive as the other 3 nominees. Obviously, the Louisville fans are turning out the vote.

  • Anonymous

    Kuric’s dunk wasn’t better than The Pritch or Sheehey’s, but that was the worst technical foul call I’ve ever seen.

  • Anonymous

    According to Yahoo, he’s still in IU’s list of 7 schools, but doesn’t have an offer.