That’s A Wrap: Remy Abell

  • 04/09/2013 8:57 am in


Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2012-2013 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Remy Abell.

Abell (36 games): 4.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 46.9% FG, 48.5% 3PFG, 75.0% FT in 12.5 minutes per game.

What a start to the season for Remy Abell.

In the Hoosiers’ exhibition win against Indiana Wesleyan, he posted a line of seven points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in just 13 minutes.

“We’ve gotta get Remy to go from flashes to consistency,” Crean said after the game. “He’s one of the most well-loved guys in that locker room. He’s a great kid, great personality, incredibly hard-working student. And I don’t think he’s scratching the surface of how good he can be when he’s out on the court. And that’s what we need from him.”

The Louisville Eastern product kept things going. He made all seven of his field goal attempts in wins against Bryant and North Dakota State — which included five from distance. Add in a 7-of-8 effort from the line and the sophomore posted back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts (12 points, 14 points) in Indiana’s first two games of the year. By November’s end, Abell was shooting a crisp 58.3 percent from the field. Abell posted two more perfect efforts from the field in December (4-of-4 against Coppin St.,  5-of-5 against Mount St. Mary’s) and his shooting through the first two months of the season remained pretty steady (53.8 percent). He was hitting 57.8 percent from distance.

It seemed as if Abell had only built upon his increased playing time and confidence in the absence of Verdell Jones III during last season’s NCAA Tournament run, and was primed to give Indiana a nice lift off the bench heading into the Big Ten season.

But things changed.

Abell’s shooting slumped. In a January stretch against Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Penn State, he went 0-for-9. He made just two 3-point attempts all Big Ten season (2-of-8, 25 percent) and just 11 total baskets. And after seeing double-digit minutes in every single non-conference game, his minutes decreased as did, it seemed, his confidence. Abell played just two minutes in Indiana’s loss to Illinois and just five a few days later against the Buckeyes in Columbus.

But as the postseason hit, Abell shook off the cobwebs a bit.  His shooting came back around and his play on the other side of the ball — particularly against Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament — warranted him more playing time. In Indiana’s five postseason games, Abell came full circle on his season, hitting 50.0 percent from the field (6-of-12) and 50 percent from 3-point range (3-of-6).

Bottom line: It was an uneven season for Abell, but he still finished the year hitting on 48.5 percent from distance and 46.9 percent from the field — both improvements over his freshman campaign. Abell’s length also made him a quality defender for the Hoosiers this season. With Jordan Hulls gone next year, Abell could snag a starting gig in the Hoosiers’ backcourt heading into the 2013-14 season. The more likely scenario, however, is Abell continuing to provide minutes off the bench for the Hoosiers.

PreviouslyHanner Mosquera-PereaPeter Jurkin, Yogi Ferrell, Jeremy Hollowell, Cody Zeller

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  • psvirsky

    So how much time do we think he gets at the 1 next year? And if he’s not spelling Yogi, who is? Robinson? Marlin?

  • Rumor on campus is he’s looking to transfer and cody and vic are both gone 100%

  • NC_Hoosier

    Why would Remy transfer? I dont see it happening.

  • psvirsky

    I’ve heard the same rumor from a pretty good source. Nonetheless, I wonder if the rumor may be wishful thinking on the part of other players who may be more likely to be squeezed out.

  • calbert40

    Well, I think we can all do the math that with 3 seniors graduating, probably two players leaving for the NBA and 6 incoming freshmen, someone who is currently on the roster will not be on it come fall. It should come as no surprise to hear transfer rumors involving any number of players.

    I’d be surprised and disappointed if it was Remy. I think he could be a real glue player for us next season. When he is playing well, he is an excellent backup PG, and I think that is a position of need for us, especially with Jordy gone.

  • Daren Collentine

    He would transfer because he would get a lot more playing time somewhere else.

  • Remy went to high school with my youngest daughter. He’s a great kid, fierce competitor and solid contributor to our program. I wish him the best -h opefully, at IU for 2 more seasons ! PS – I have no inside info, just wanted to put in my 2 cents worth.

  • esapata

    I for one hope he stays and that this rumor is just that. We’ll be very inexperienced next year with Sheehey as our only senior starter. I’d sleep easier if Abell makes the junior year jump over the summer, and came back to provide some stability. He could still get that starting gig and get the minutes he desires if he has a strong summer. I can’t imagine Crean wants to lose him to transfer either.

  • BlakeD1223

    I know of two players that are suppose be asked to transfer but I swore I wouldn’t say anything. I was actually told I couldn’t post it on ITH. I won’t say their names but Abel was not one of them for sure.

  • bradw2411

    u dont know anything

  • BlakeD1223

    Maybe not. I don’t pretend to know everything.
    I did just hear that Abel is leaving. We will see about the other two if they are asked to leave or not. This is a bummer. We could definitely use Abel next year.

  • SCHoosier

    Strange season for Mr. Abell. That great Temple guard praised his defense..and that’s where Remy will earn his keep going forward. Should be a great 6th or 7th man next year. I feel comfortable with him handling the ball as long as he doesn’t put his head down and charge into oblivion. His shot got better..worse and better again. I hope he stays and makes a good contribution next two no reason he shouldn’t.

  • who is the other 2? jurkin and?

  • BlakeD1223

    You are right. Guess the other. 🙂

  • BlakeD1223

    You are good. 🙂 I hope it’s not true because I hate to see that happen to them. I don’t pretend to know everything but that’s what my resource is telling me.

  • Daburns0

    Jeesh…It only took you about 2 hours to spill your guts. We didn’t even have to threaten to cut you fingers off. 🙂

    I don’t think the Hartman thing from Brad is true. Colin seems like a good kid and student. If IU didn’t think he could cut it here, they would have let him go long ago. I think you are getting that from the recruiting circuit of IU haters. Not sure about the other two, but remember that people will mess with you if they can get a rise out of you.

  • cdog

    This explains why CTC was looking at that kid that decommited from Northwestern for the 2013 class. If he transfers, I don’t believe CTC forced him to. It would be to go to a smaller school to get more playing time. Who will run the point next year with Yogi out of the game? We may be forced to play the walkons again.

  • I’ve heard this too, at least the Zeller part, not sure about Remy though

  • I think Remy would be a great #2 guard next year. He can work on his form and shot during the off-season, provide stellar D, and give us great backcourt experience. Love to see him alongside Sheehy and Yogi.

  • If there’s truth to the rumor, then honestly who could blame Remy? Yogi will start and play significant minutes at the point. At 2 guard, well, who knows If Will end’s up at 2 guard he will occupy many of the minutes or move back and forth between the 2 & 3 position. If the “Movement” has taught us one thing, it is that we tend to get really excited about players who have not proven themselves yet. That said, there is a chance that Williams is a special player who plays a lot of minutes at the 2. Also, what about M. Creek??? If he stays, if he regains his strength and confidence? Remy would be the starting point for a lot of teams. He would likely start for about half of the teams in the ACC & Big East (or whatever they are going to call it). I don’t think it is fair for us to get upset if he wants to play more.

  • Beard

    With little to no depth at the 2 guard next year, losing Remy would be horrible. He can play point just fine, but needs to improve his handle if he is going to play significant minutes. S. Robinson next year would be an improvement over Remy in the handle area from what I’ve seen, but Remy provides great defense and is a better shooter. Would hate to see him go.

  • CreamandCrimson

    If you can’t say anything and were asked not to post it on ITH, why would you post anything about it all. I’m not saying you don’t know anything but if you can’t share information, why would you even bring it up?

  • they didnt get a rise out of me haha i saw what was happening with ron last year as well. just sad bc these kids truly love iu

  • BlakeD1223

    I wasn’t trying to come off as, ooooh, I know something you don’t know. I was really just wanting it to be known that there is something else apparently a brewing. My apologies for not wording it the right way.

  • CreamandCrimson


    However, if I were your source and I really didn’t want you to post the information on ITH, I wouldn’t be too thrilled with the “guessing” game you played with Brad Walpole on this same thread. Maybe your source doesn’t mind.

    Anyway, the speculation/rumors might be true and they might not be. We will find out in the coming weeks and the roster we have is the one we will support and root for moving forward.

  • BlakeD1223

    Understood as well. I’ll keep my mouth shut in the future.

  • psvirsky

    Yeah it’s weird. He’s been solid and has the potential to be pretty good. Some fans just always want someone/something to hate on and that’s how they go through the fan experience.

  • calbert40

    I think we have some in-house options before we start looking at walk-ons, but I see the point. We may be thin at that spot next year.

    This is why I haven’t been harsh on CTC (like many on here) regarding the oversign that has been utilized recently. I figure that the coaching staff has a better handle on the roster than any of us do.

    I figure the reason he signed 6 this for this season is that he expected Zeller and Vic to leave early and possibly one transfer.

  • Daburns0

    Whoa…I have inside info on Ron Patterson, and that was all Ron’s doing. He had grade issues and more that kept him from playing at IU. I wish him well, but by no means was he getting “screwed” by the team.