Zeller, Washington rout Evansville Memorial for 11th straight win

  • 02/28/2011 8:22 am in

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): Twenty points in a 58-56 win at Peru on Feb. 26 to clinch the Mid-Indiana Conference title.

+ Cody Zeller (Washington): Twenty-five points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and four assists in a 69-50 win over Evansville Memorial on Feb. 25. Final regular season stats: 24.6 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 bpg, 66.4 percent from the field, 68 percent from the foul line.


+ Hanner Perea (La Porte La Lumiere): Twenty-five points and 19 rebounds in a 95-43 win over the Croatian U17 National team on Feb. 21.

+ Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Park Tudor): Eleven points and nine assists in a 67-55 win over Indianapolis Cathedral on Feb. 22.

+ Peter Jurkin (United Faith Christian Academy, NC): Four points in a 61-57 win over Flora McDonald in the second round of the state tournament on Feb. 24. Two points in a 57-49 loss to Fayetteville Trinity Christian in the NCISAA state championship game on Feb. 26. Was not listed among the scorers for UFCA’s other games last week.

+ Ron Patterson (Broad Ripple): Twenty-one points in a 72-67 win over Lawrence Central on Feb. 22. Fourteen points in a 78-55 win over Indianapolis Washington on Feb. 25.

2012 CLASS

+ Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern): Nineteen points, nine rebounds and six steals in a 79-65 win at Lafayette Jeff on Feb. 24.

+ Jeremy Hollowell (Lawrence Central): Eighteen points in a 72-67 loss at Broad Ripple on Feb. 22. Lawrence Central beat Indianapolis Manual, 72-59, on Feb. 24, but no individual stats were available.


+ Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral): Thirteen points in a 67-55 loss at Indianapolis Cathedral on Feb. 22. Five points in a 62-44 loss at Center Grove on Feb. 24.

+ Devin Davis Jr. (Warren Central): Twenty-eight points and five rebounds in a 82-65 loss at Indianapolis Pike on Feb. 25.

2013 CLASS

+ Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville): Sixteen points in a 67-43 win at Columbus East on Feb. 22. Nineteen points, two blocks and two steals in a 72-64 loss at Indianapolis Howe on Feb. 25.

+ Mark Williams (Cleveland Benedictine): Seventeen points in a 63-62 win at St. Ignatius on Feb. 26.

+ Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern): Fourteen points and six assists in a 79-65 win at Lafayette Jeff on Feb. 24.


+ James Blackmon Jr. (Ft. Wayne Luers): Twelve points in a 76-64 win over Ft. Wayne North to clinch the Summit Athletic Conference title.

+ Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech): Eight points and 10 rebounds in a 69-65 loss to Perry Meridian on Feb. 22. Twenty points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in a 71-56 win at Indianapolis Arlington on Feb. 23.

2014 CLASS

+ Ernie Duncan (Evansville Harrison): Twenty points in a 75-64 win at Evansville Mater Dei on Feb. 24.

+ Jaquan Lyle (Evansville Bosse): Twenty-three points, 10 rebounds and four assists in a 92-60 win at Mt. Vernon (Posey) on Feb. 22. Bosse won at Evansville Reitz, 78-71, on Feb. 25, but no individual stats were available.

+ Jaraan Lands (Brownsburg): Not listed in box score in 69-46 loss at Indianapolis North Central on Feb. 22.

+ P.J. Thompson (Brebeuf Jesuit): Game-winning 10-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift Brebeuf past host Carmel on Feb. 25. Thompson finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

+ Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Twenty-three points and nine assists in a 67-55 win over Indianapolis Cathedral on Feb. 22.

(Note: 2013 prospect Darryl Hicks, who has an offer, is sitting out this season at Louisville Trinity due to KHSAA transfer rules.

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  • Luke72

    Impressive stats for the future Hoosiers! No question we need the help!

  • Yes, 12 rebounds is correct.

  • Anonymous

    Really wish Perea went to a more traditional school…25 points is nice but I question the talent level he’s playing.

  • Man Jaquan Lyle must really be the real deal. Can anyone elaborate? What kind of player he is and maybe a comparison?

  • Kelin Blab

    + The 12 rebounds for PJ is impressive given he is 5ft9ish. Solid solid kid and player.
    + The more I see Hartman the more I always say that kid is headed to 6’10ish, he is just so so long
    + Patterson is what I called a basketball bully (in a good way) He is a guards nightmare because of his size and if you are not his size he bully’s you on both ends. Looking forward to see them vs DSR.

  • Lalumiere has played some very tough competition. Believe me. Their basketball coach and A.D. used to be Delray Brooks who played at IU. I think he has since stepped down as basketball coach though.

  • Anonymous

    I”d really like to see Hollowell come on board. He has that long lanky body ala Tayshaun Prince and if he wanted to turn up the defense on his opponent would be a nightmare with those long arms.

  • Anonymous

    If Hartman were to grow that big, with his skill set, he would remind me some of Austin Croshere. I always liked that guy when with the pacers.

  • MillaRed

    Not sure if Cody could have done any better with the expectations put on him. Insert him into the 2011 lineup immediately!

    Really glad to see the AE and Devin Davis numbers. Davis has been on a tear.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    I heard that Jurkin was suffering from shin splints? Does anyone know how serious that is?

  • marcusgresham

    Let’s just hope he’s training him to be in college for a while!

  • marcusgresham

    Speaking from experience when I ran track (20+ years and 60+ pounds ago,) they hurt like a mother but aren’t generally a health issue. It’s unusual for a basketball player to get them, though, because the amount of backpedaling done evens out the use of the muscles in the back and the front of the leg.

  • Yeah, I kinda know what Trey Lyles is about. Would like to hear someone’s evaluation on Jaquan.

  • It just comes from running the same thing and on the same ground over and over. Track runners get them all the time. But If you let them get worse, they can result in stress fractures so you don’t want to mess with them.

  • Anonymous

    one of my friends who lives in Evansville plays ball with him. he said Jaquan talks about IU all the time…and that he’s already doing dunks off the vertical and stuff and that he is a good player

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    I actually had them too from valet parking at Ceasar’s, but they went away after I got into shape. Maybe it was just from him being out of shape due to his prior injury.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    I actually had them too from valet parking at Ceasar’s, but they went away after I got into shape. Maybe it was just from him being out of shape due to his prior injury.

  • Kelin Blab

    Azur I have heard the exact same thing. He really really likes IU. One of his friends told me this….

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Damn. I need to stop smoking before I post.

  • Anonymous

    No. In fact, he didn’t even get taken out of the game. Unfortunately, for those of us living in this part of the state, that isn’t surprising. Peru is incredibly undisciplined. A friend of mine was at the game, and he said it looked far worse in person than the YouTube video. He thought he was going to be paralyzed.

    Evidently, AE was charged with a Tech for getting in the guy’s face after it. I think that the ref should have realized the situation and given AE some space on that. I guess the rest of the game was pretty rough, but AE played very well.

  • Anonymous

    I got them from running bleacher laps non-stop in HS! They were basically nothing more than an annoyance for me, but I wasn’t 7′ tall either!

  • MPmike

    Dan Dakich stated on his radio show that he was not impressed with Hanner Perea. Is there something to what Dakich is saying? Is Perea overated or not? Since I have never seen him play, who can tell me if Perea is the real deal or not?

  • stonaroni

    I hope the IHSAA gets ahold of that tape and follow up with the player who did this act and the officials who overlooked it.

    There was no need for the push in the back and no excuse for an official to not see a kid 10 feet in the air get pushed on a dunk when the kid was clearly 2 steps behind Alex. It wasn’tt like Alex was in trafic and the ref could not see. Alex was out front a jumping from the middle of the lane when the assailant was at the FT line.

    Alex is still suffering from the concussion and supposedly heading back to the neurosurgeon with complications.

    I heard Alex is out 6 weeks. The IHSAA should suspend the Peru player for six weeks, the last weeks of the season and then baseball, track or whatever the kid participates in.

    And yes Peru is extremely undisciplined, not sure that will ever change as it seems to be entrenched in their culture.

    Kudos to Austin for keeping his head and only getting a tech. I can tell you without a doubt that if another player did that to my brother, I would have made sure he was laying immobile next to him.

    Kudos to Austin for hitting the game winner and sealing the MIC with just seconds left.

  • Anonymous

    It was pretty gruesome. I think some form of punishment is required for the kid who pushed him. Honestly, I don’t believe the Peru kid intended to hurt him. Still, it was a stupid and unnecessary play that caused a lot of harm to Alex and, by extension, the entire HH team.

    I find it appalling that he wasn’t even removed from the game. That program is becoming infamous for their play…and that’s not a good thing.

    I hope everything ends being okay with him. Honestly, if Austin did NOT get in the guy’s face, I would have thought less of him. If someone had done that to my brother, I would have been T’d up as well!

  • The_Hall_Monitor

    I think once these recruits come in the iu pu rivalry will be back not just because we have more skill but also because we currently only have 6 players from indiana on our roster taylor wayer jeff howard kory barnett danny moore jordy and elston in the games this year our intensity was way down mainly because our team isn’t from indiana and do not know what the rivalry is all about

  • Diesel

    Or on the B10 network…..or on ESPN….oh wait, that would mean he might know a thing or two?

  • MillaRed

    Agreed. Was in Eville 2 weeks ago and the kid is an IU lean.

  • MillaRed

    Dorkich says nice things from time to time about IU but I still think he is sore over his short stint as coach. Never had a chance and that’s why he sits back and rips on everyone.

  • Anonymous

    maybe the Peru kid didn’t intend to hurt him – but he was fully aware he was pushing someone ready to dunk in the air. that’s just the biggest no no in basketball. it’s kind of like driving drunk in a crowded place- you may not intend to harm anyone, but you’ve significantly increased the chances of that happening. that was definitely one of hte worst, if not worst plays I’ve ever seen.

  • MillaRed

    Thing is, he has things to develop as a high school junior that our D1 college juniors are working on as we speak!

    I saw this kid touch a basketball hanging 12 feet 6 inches off the ground without a running start. He’s a freak. When growing like he is, being from out of the country his game will need to develop. By the time he reaches IU I think he can contribute on D and the boards. Right now I am not concerned about the stats.

  • Don’t be so obtuse

    Uh, the point is that he’s just another failed coach who runs his mouth all day, every day. Who cares that he has three different pulpits? If he knew half as much as he thinks he does, he’d still be coaching. Sorry about your picture.

  • Anonymous

    Peru has imploded since they lost to Kokomo. They were #1 in 3A and undefeated. Since then, they have lost to middle of the pack MIC teams like Taylor at Peru! Also, I have heard that the Peru player who pushed Alex will not be playing in the tournament, but for a different reason. I don’t have all of the details, so I won’t speculate, but someone with knowledge of the situation told me that he will probably be unavailable for the tourney.

    HH and Western shared the MIC. Congrats to both teams. AE played very well in that game, especially considering the circumstances surrounding the game.

  • Anonymous

    Dakich is entitled to his opinion, and like Diesel, I believe his opinions on these matters hold water. Perea is still highly touted in the ’12 class, so there are a lot of intelligent basketball minds who disagree with him. However, to say that Dakich has nothing to add to this conversation simply because he isn’t a coach isn’t a valid point.

    Personally, I think Perea will be a great addition to the program if he does nothing other than rebound well.

    It seems that when anyone criticizes a recruit before he hits campus, he is demonized by many people on here. I wish that practice would stop and stop quickly!