Around the Hall: Crean radio show, Patterson’s toughness

  • 02/13/2012 10:22 pm in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall. So go ahead, get your read on.

+ Dustin Dopirak of The Herald-Times recaps Tom Crean’s comments on his weekly radio show which included discussion of Indiana’s philosophy on defending ball-screens.

+ Sean Morrison of Inside Indiana profiles Ron Patterson and his growth into one of the toughest players in the class of 2012.

+ The Hoosiers moved up five spots to No. 18 in the Associated Press poll and moved up three spots to No. 20 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 released on Monday.

+ Indiana continues to improve from an efficiency margin standpoint and the Hoosiers are No. 5 in’s latest Big Ten power rankings.

+ Cody Zeller picked up his sixth freshman of the week award from the Big Ten.

+ Crean addressed the media on the Big Ten’s weekly coaches teleconference.

+ Indiana checks-in at No. 6 in the first class of 2013 team rankings on

+ A few days old, but Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star breaks down the race for Mr. Basketball.

+ One-time Indiana recruiting target Wannah Bail committed to Texas Tech.

+ Former Illinois star and ESPN analyst Stephen Bardo says Bruce Weber is on the hot seat and is being evaluated with a fine-tooth comb.

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  • Hey, you guys meant to say Indiana moved up 3 spots to No. 20 from No. 23 in the polls.

  • Indeed. Noted and corrected.

  • HoosierPat

    Highly recommend that everyone reads the article about Ron Patterson.  This guy is determined.  Watch out for Buss when he hits B-Town.

  • It was an excellent read. Every player in the 2012 class brings something different to table. He’s going to be an exciting player.

    I wish IU could request the length of games be extended just so more of these talented guys can get minutes!

  • Verdell Jones IV

    Excellent read on Buss. I have heard him mention in interviews before about how he uses the media to motivate him. I hope he was watching every game on ESPN this year where The Movement was put on screen as Yogi, Hanner, and Jeremy. Seems like the kind of snub that would really fuel some flames.

  • N71

    Agree, that was a good read.  Personally I’m from the Broad Ripple area, grew up here, went to high school there, and Ron Patterson is my dream Hoosier, like Mike Woodson or Landon Turner.  Hard-nosed city kids that don’t back down from anyone…period.  What’s so great is that Ron won’t have to do it on his own down at IU, he’ll have a true team of great players.  In time I think he will become an extremely important element to the team like Jordy, Cody, and Victor.  There is the talent of course but the drive that’s mentioned in the article.  Less obvious is his personality and charm that will place him into a leadership role, similar to Yogi.  If you watch Ron in and around a Broad Ripple game he is the man on and off the court.  Others watch him, look to him…you can tell everyone has a high regard for him, at least that’s my perception.  He has a smile and swagger that are fun to watch, Yogi has it as well, and so does D Wade and Jordan.  I can’t imagine Ron and Victor going at it in practice.  Not only would that be worth an admission price but imagine how much they will drive each other to get better.  Wow.

  • Charlie231

    I am very excited to have Patterson next year.  It is going to be a blast to watch.

  • HoosierDawg

    I looked at the schedules for the top 4 teams in the UM article. I remain convinced that UM and Wisconsin both lose at least 2 more games and that we can still finish in a tie for 3rd by winning out. Let’s do it, guys. I can’t believe I’m actually looking forward to the B1G Tournament this year!

  • Plane1972

    Curious to know what kind of student he is. Sounds like a quality young man who will appreciate and respect the honor of wearing that uniform. That is what epitomizes Tom Crean’s tenure at IU so far. Very happy with the student athletes he is pursuing to represent IU.

  • Plane1972

    I know it’s early and things will defintely change, but 4 of the top 6 and 6 of the top 12 recruiting classes in 2013 belong to the B1G. Awesome!

  • Eastwood88_2

    What the heck is a “12-plus” wingspan?  Can’t be over 12 foot.  Is it over 12inches of your height? 

    That was my question after watching him at the Hoosier Recruit Classic.  Arms are crazy long. Kids with this kind of drive and desire are what I look forward to.    I said then and again, clearly under-rated. 

  • IULaw79

    Great profile of Buss.  Can’t wait to see him in Bloomington.

  • Plane1972

    Bear with me on the math here. Bill Simmons was really the person who explained this best when he was hearing guys drone on and on about reach. A guy’s wingspan is actually supposed to be about 110% of his height. So someone who is is 6’6″ (78″ tall) should have a wingspan of almost 7’2″ (or 86″). So, he’s probably closer to plus-4″ or 6″. He doesn’t have arms that are both 6″ inches longer than the average person, as Crean’s math would have you believe. Plus-anything is good, though.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    The only problem is that since we lost our only game to Wisc, they own the tiebreaker if we end up with the same record.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Thank goodness Willis decommitted from PUke! Otherwise, they’d likely be #1 right now.  Gross.

  • Derbus

    Buss is going to be AWESOME to watch!!!  The energy of this team is going to be off the charts.  

  • marcusgresham

    When your GRANDMOTHER is quoting Snoop Dogg, you better be bad-ass!


    Especially when you consider, (if I remember correctly), that he was the one that come up with the moniker of “The Movement”. Pisses me off when they talk about the movement and don’t include Patterson in it or Jurkin too for that matter.

  • 5bannerfan

    Maybe it’s that Buss (6’2″, 74″ tall) has a wingspan of 86″? ..which according to your 110% calculation is normal for someone 6’6″.

  • Bucky

    That is funny.  

  • Loved the Buss article.  He will thrive with CTC at IU.  Also noticed IU dropped to #9 recruiting class for 2012.  Buss not rated in the top 100 and listed as a three star player and #25 SG!  After reading this article I wished they had ranked him lower….

  • BornHoosier87

    A wingspan being 110% of length is not at all normal. Only 5% of nba players even have a wingspan more than 8.4% longer than their height. Ron pattersons wingspan is probably only 6’9 or 6’10, but that would be still be top 5% in the NBA in terms of how wingspan being larger than height.