HD Video: Ferrell ready to build chemistry with future teammates

  • 04/10/2011 4:15 pm in

2012 Park Tudor guard and IU commit Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell is expecting a big spring and summer out of himself and his Indiana Elite teammates.

Inside the Hall caught up with Ferrell after his spring AAU debut on Saturday at North Central and IU’s point guard of the future explained why this year’s Elite team might be better than last year’s:

Joe Eberhardt also caught up with Yogi for an interview and that video is available after the jump:

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  • oldred1976

    Well, Yogi I’ve got feeling you and your mates are going to be supported more than any AAU team ever has been . It’s INDIANA

  • unclekerfuffle

    Gotta love it!

  • RJG

    This is the first interview I’ve heard with Yogi. He sounds like a very bright, personable, and enthusiastic young man. With his style of play and great attitude, I think he will be a perfect fit for the program.

  • Diesel

    “The IU Fans will treat you well”

  • Kelin Blab

    Listening to Cody and Yogi talk, this program is in good hands. I don’t like to do the past and present comparisons but this kid wreaks of the type of ‘attractive personality’ that Isiah had at IU. You watch him and he smiles at you off the court and while he is on the court he takes your heart out and steps on it and makes a heart sandwich on an onion roll (Ok I went too far but you get my point)

  • CZ is the milkshake and the rest of the recruits are the side of fries (now I’ve gone way too far), we’ll finally have a full meal (team) in Bloomington.

  • Anonymous

    I have seen Yogi play a time or two but I have never been as impressed as I was Saturday. Granted the competition wasn’t fantastic, he did things with the ball that left people shell-shocked.

    His command of the ball and feel for the game is absolutely incredible. Couple that with his smooth stroke, work ethic and leadership capabilities and he is the perfect fit for this crop of recruits.

    He can set people up and control the game but lay off and he will kill you and do it with confidence.

    Unreal…love it Yogi!

  • Anonymous

    (Typed from the Steak’n’Shake drive-thru.)

  • JerryCT

    The top 2 things I like to watch in basketball are defense and passing. Yogi is going to put fans in the seats and maybe even put us on national TV more often with his passing. His defense is good too . Unlike Hulls, Roth, Creek he has a real jump shot from beyond the arc.

    Like most of us I some days want to wake up and have it be 2012 already

  • MillaRed

    Yogi seems like one of those guys that just frustrates you to the point of mental exhaustion.

    He can hold on to the dribble. When he pulls up, he’s strong and patient enough to make a good pass. Drains the three, gets into the lane at will.

    I’m beginning to think he starts from Day 1. He brings so much to the table.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I can’t help but be reminded of Isaiah when I watch him. I hate to put that kind of pressure on a kid before he gets to school, though. But if he can even be close to that good…I might be speechless for four years!

  • Anonymous

    It will be hard to hold him off, that’s for certain. I wonder if CTC will use Hulls at the 2 with Yogi at the 1? That would be a pretty solid backcourt even if it is for just one season.

  • I think your favorite things to watch in basketball games are the following:
    1. Tom Pritchard
    2. Defense
    3. Passing
    4. Tom Pritchard
    5. Flags

  • RobD

    I think that by mid-season it’s going to be really hard for upperclassmen to get playing time once these guys have adjusted.

  • JerryCT

    Yes I do watch TP because what he does tells me about the game that is happening like:

    1. Lots of high ball screens ==> Jones & Hulls cannot drive their defender
    2. No passes into the post ==> still running a non-cutting offense
    3. Lots of hedging ==> No confidence in Hulls/Jones defending the screen
    4. Inbounds pass to TP ==> the original play did not work
    5. No off ball screens ==> still running a non cutting offense
    6. ……etc

    Then later , I watch Mystery Diagnosis, hoping for a root canal episode re-run, or a proctology exam with a rusted garden tool

  • Anonymous

    Solid but tiny. We would really need some size at the other three positions and maybe play more zone to avoid opposing guards just taking them inside.

  • MillaRed

    Yogi is lightning quick and strong. The majority of the time the opponent will have a guard he can stay in front of. There are so few comfortable posting up.

  • Anonymous

    That last sentence is what I had forgotten – I’m picturing Mark Jackson and Chauncy Billups posting up but guys in college rarely are able to do that. Then again, I assume Jordan Taylor will still be playing for Wisconsin in a few years and by then he’ll probably have that figured out…

  • Anonymous

    he’s got the perfect point guard name too