Recruiting Roundup: adidas Nations, NBPA Top 100, more

  • 06/12/2012 10:05 am in

2013 IU commit Luke Fischer and targets Hyron Edwards, Trevon Bluiett, Theo Pinson, Noah Vonleh, Cliff Alexander and Jarred Reuter competed in the adidas Nations training camp in Chicago over the weekend.

The event was closed to the public and media and was the final of three training camps leading up to the adidas Nations Global Experience that runs from August 2-6 in Los Angeles.

Pinson, the No. 13 player in the 2014 class according to, took an unofficial visit to Bloomington on Friday before heading to Chicago.

2014 commit James Blackmon Jr., who continues to rehab from a torn ACL, and his younger brother Vijay, a class of 2016 guard, also took unofficial visits on Friday.

Lyle, Russell impressive in Nike Elite 100 Camp

A pair of 2014 prospects with Indiana offers — Jaquan Lyle and D’Angelo Russell — both had solid showings at the Nike Elite 100 Camp in St. Louis. Lyle was listed among the top point guards in the camp by Evan Daniels of ($).

Russell, meanwhile, had a record setting performance:

NBPA Top 100 High School Camp tips off this week

The annual NBPA Top 100 High School Camp begins tomorrow in Charlottesville, Virginia on the campus of the University of Virginia and commit Stanford Robinson along several prospects who are recruiting priorities for IU will be participating.

Among them: BeeJay Anya, Marcus Lee, Semi Ojeleye, Alexander, Russell, Lyle and Vonleh.

Inside the Hall will cover this event for the second straight year.

2012 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team to begin training

Anya, Pinson and 2014 point guard Tyus Jones will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado beginning Friday to train for the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team.

2014 commit Trey Lyles withdrew from the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team to compete with the Canadian Junior National Team, which will play in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Brazil from June 16-20.

Final Nike EYBL Stats

The final of four Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) sessions wrapped up on Memorial Day weekend, but final statistics were released over the weekend and here’s a rundown of how all of the prospects with IU ties fared:

· Lyle, Spiece Indy Heat (20 games): 8.3 ppg (52.6 FG%, 37.5 3PFG%, 74.3 FT%), 3.9 apg, 3.4 rpg, 15 steals, 43 turnovers and eight blocks in 24.4 minutes per game.

· Bluiett, Spiece Indy Heat (20 games): 16.5 ppg (51.5 FG%, 48.1 3PFG%, 73.2 FT%), 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 15 steals, 19 turnovers and five blocks in 24.4 minutes per game.

· Lyles, Spiece Indy Heat (19 games): 12.7 ppg (45.6 FG%, 34.8 3PFG%, 61.3 FT%), 7.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 19 blocks, 10 steals and 26 turnovers in 24.2 minutes per game.

· Anya, Team Takeover (19 games): 8.1 ppg (48.3 FG%, 50.0 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 42 blocks, 39 turnovers and four steals in 19.6 minutes per game.

· Robinson, Team Takeover (15 games): 12.3 ppg (50.0 FG%, 36.7 3PFG%, 77.8 FT%), 3.2 rpg, 19 assists, 13 steals, 28 turnovers and three blocks in 24.4 minutes per game.

· Lee, California Supreme (20 games): 8.5 ppg (56.9 FG%, 57.6 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 41 blocks, 20 assists, 20 steals and 30 turnovers in 20.0 minutes per game.

· Ojeleye, Mokan Elite (19 games): 16.0 ppg (44.8 FG%, 31.4 3PFG%, 78.4 FT%), 5.6 rpg, 28 assists, 13 steals, 23 turnovers and five blocks in 22.5 minutes per game.

· Pinson, CP3 All-Stars (19 games): 14.8 ppg (50.3 FG%, 32.2 3PFG%, 80.9 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 44 assists, 24 steals, 34 turnovers and six blocks in 21.3 minutes per game.

· Jones, Howard Pulley (14 games): 18.0 ppg (50.6 FG%, 25.0 3PFG%, 76.9 FT%), 5.7 apg, 3.4 rpg, 25 steals, 29 turnovers and two blocks in 26.6 minutes per game.

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  • VerdellJonesIV

    Can someone explain Trey’s Canadian connection?

  • Inside the Hall – It’s not a hobby, it’s an addiction! Excellent work guys! Thanks for all that you do! Can the season start now? Is that possible?

  • I was also curious about this Canada thing.
    How about those turnover numbers… for every single player! Wow.

  • chuck branham

    Yes. He was born is Saskatoon, Canada and now lives in Indiana. He has dual citizenship.

  • I have a sick feeling I am going to hate watching Ojeleye play for a high D1 team in a couple years. I love Stanford too, but boy I’ll bet the staff wished they had a scholly back from one of those early commits. I think Hartman can one day turn into a decent all around talent on the college level, but Ojeleye……….just another level. How did Anya have 39 turnovers on the block? 4.3 rbdns for the supposed best Center in the class? I continue to be unimpressed.

  • Also wanted to say…….you guys at ITH are killing my productivity at work!

  • Miamihoosier

    Say our 2014 class is: James Blackmon, Trevon Blueitt, Cliff Alexander, and Trey Lyles, how many of those 4 would start or get starters minutes? Those 4 are good enough to lead us to a Big Ten title on their own, but we could still have Hollowell, Ferrel, and Perrea. Hanner is probably an NBA player eventually, but if Alexander signs on, he sits behind 2 one and dones in Alexander and Lyles. Blackmon would sit behind Ferrel, and Hollowell would definitely start…..the MOST exciting thing for me would be to see the absolute battle in practice to be “the man” shooting guard on this team between Junior Bus Patterson, Sophomore Stan Robinson, and super Freshman Trevon Blueitt…….I can’t even begin to say who’d win out!

  • WisconHoosier

    I’ve seen several posts that Alexander is favoring MSU now. Don’t know how accurate they are.

  • Reggie

    Looks like we don’t have much of a chance with Alexander now. It’s very frustrating that as a preseason #1 team these top 20 national recruits outside of Indiana won’t really consider us. I really hope we get Lyle and Bluiett.

  • SCHoosier

    Yea the TO’s in the post and the really bad FT shooting are concerns. Kid have bad hands? Didn’t look like that i some of the video we’ve seen. TTC (trust tom crean) I guess??

  • marcusgresham

    I think he just wanted to get into cream and crimson as soon as possible

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    I too don’t understand the Anya hype . I like the size and think he will be a decent player , but IU will be lightning fast and this kid can’t get up and down the floor . Cody would go down the floor and back twice before ole tubbs gets there once .

  • Pinson is class of 2014 and is a wing. Hard to say he’d be a better pickup than Anya given they play different positions and are in different classes.

  • Kelin Blab

    Anya is mobile enough to run the floor given the way his HS teams play. He isn’t any less mobile than Pritchard who ran the floor well to me. Cody is the exception to the rule….but for Cody’s ability to run the floor he doesn’t have the length as Anya and shot blocking ability. Different types of players bring different strengths.

    Anya with J.Jackson as a strength and conditioning coach will be a big time player in the Big Ten.

  • ScoopGeoff

    Trying to figure out why you think this… He was 4th in scoring, 5th in rebounding, 3rd in assists, 5th in FG %, 5th in 3-pt %, and had the 3rd most turnovers. The only area he excelled at in comparison to the other recruits was FT shooting… Those stat rankings would be impressive except that there were only 9 prospects in the group not 50 or 100.

    So if by “stand out as best of the bunch” you mean he was average or below-average in comparison to the rest of the recruits then you are dead on.

    Now that being said, the summer league, playground ball, stats don’t really matter all that much. You might just want to read a little closer if you are going to base your opinions on them.

  • Geoff_85

    I agree. They are just getting some run in. This is more about keeping up skill level and conditioning than it is about the actual game. The 41 points by Russell it still impressive though.

  • INUnivHoosier

    We are a preseason # 1, but we have to show that we can stay in the picture. This is our first year in many that we’ve really been in the talk for the title, and we’ve already been landing some great recruits. I expect that will pick up when we are consistently in the top 10.

  • Outoftheloop

    They are definitely “considering” us, they just might not “pick” us as their final decision. There is a big difference between the two. Just because we love Indiana does not mean that everyone loves Indiana. How can you find fault with a kid “picking” Duke, NC, MSU? Now if he picks KY, Louisville, Purdue, etc., there is a lot to fault!

  • Iumick22

    Inordinate amount of turnovers.

  • Iumick22

    Inordinate amount of turnovers.

  • oldhabits

    Trey Lyles was born in Canada, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

  • Arch_Puddington

    People are just here for a little friendly conversation…perhaps you could find a way to disagree without insulting those with whom you disagree.

  • Casgo

    not really, if you add it up from 20 games it’s about 2 turnovers a game, that’s not really horrible for most these guys at all….

  • ScoopGeoff

    Okey dokey Archie…

  • ScoopGeoff

    Okey dokey Archie…

  • ScoopGeoff

    Why do you think I disagree with him? I don’t know enough abut Pinson to have an opinion whether he should recruited over Anya. Although I’d say Anya fills more of a need.