Monday Notebook: Hollowell, Harris, Traylor and more

  • 04/18/2011 6:32 pm in

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The right wrist injury sustained by Lawrence Central forward Jeremy Hollowell is not as serious as originally thought. The 2012 IU commit tweeted that his wrist is not broken or fractured and that he’ll likely miss just two to three weeks. That should put Hollowell back in time for either the Spiece Run ‘N Slam in Ft. Wayne (May 7-8) or the adidas May Classic in Bloomington (May 14-16).

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Tom Crean was scheduled to watch Gary Harris work out on Monday at Hamilton Southeastern. Update: Crean was there. Also in attendance: Rick Pitino, John Beilein and coaches from Tenneessee and Kansas State.

In an interview with (premium story), 2011 IMG Academy forward Jamari Traylor said he plans to visit either Indiana or Kansas this weekend. Traylor took an official visit to Oklahoma State this past weekend.

Crean watched an open gym at Brownsburg on Monday, according to Hoosier Hoops Report, where guard K.J. Walton (2015) and Jaraan Lands (2014) are believed to be the major attractions. This YouTube video of Walton is impressive for a freshman-to-be.

2014 Evansville Bosse guard Jaquan Lyle will be watched by Butler, Indiana, Indiana State, Ohio State, Purdue and St. Louis at an open gym on Tuesday.

Indianapolis Speedway guard Justin Brent (2014) tweeted that he expects assistant coach Tim Buckley at an open gym later this week. bracketologist Joe Lunardi released a ridiculously early 2012 Bracketology and Indiana was listed among the “first four” teams. This doesn’t tell us much other than the fact that expectations for postseason play next year in Bloomington are real. Also in Lunardi’s field from the Big Ten: Illinois, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin. This means Lunardi believes the Hoosiers jump past Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State.

Former Indiana coach Bob Knight’s comments on the Kentucky program and John Calipari at a recent speech in Wabash, Indiana were not flattering.

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  • stonaroni

    Think of all of the guys that have gone on to play major D-I basketball from the NCC , many at Big 10 schools.

    I remember watching Anderson in the Wigwam and being of of the top teams in the state. They were ubeatable there. Memorial Gym in Kokomo, and Bill Green Arena in marion are great places to catch games too. not many conferences in America have a better collection of high school gyms and capacity

  • Anonymous

    He’s as good as advertised. Unbelievable shooter, and he has ice water in his veins. Cold-blooded shooter. Doesn’t do much else, but if you can shoot it like him, you’ll find your way into the lineup.

  • Anonymous

    They don’t call it the “Conference of Champions” for nothing. Seven of the eight members have won state titles, and I believe all but a couple of those was during the one-class days. The conference can claim 30 state basketball titles. And they’d probably have more if Anderson, Kokomo and Marion didn’t have to go through one another in the regional all those years.

    In the 86 one-class tournaments, 48 of them had at least one NCC team in the championship, and something like 9 of those featured two NCC teams!

    One year, back in the 50s I think, every NCC team was knocked out of the state tourney by another NCC team. The NCC schools went undefeated vs the rest of the state in the tourney. Pretty impressive history.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe someone forgot to show him Cook Hall. And maybe he didn’t pay attention to the team’s record and the outstanding fan support regardless of the record. Maybe he just doesn’t get it…which means he never met AE.