Video: 2017 wing Jermaine Samuels Peach Jam highlights

  • 08/10/2016 12:01 pm in

Class of 2017 The Rivers School (Mass.) and Expressions Elite wing Jermaine Samuels is one of the nation’s top wings. The Indiana recruiting target averaged 14.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game last month in the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.

With the help of Krossover, we recently broke down some film of Samuels, who recently listed Indiana as one of the top schools in his recruitment, from the Peach Jam to provide Indiana fans with a feel for his game and style of play.

You can find more Nike EYBL highlights at Krossover.

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  • IUBizmark

    Basically Troy Williams, but not quite as athletic, with a higher basketball IQ.

  • Hoosier Pride

    I would be ok with the Expressions Elite Hoosiers, Jermaine Samuels, Nick Richard and Tremont Waters to go along with Kris Wilkes. Don’t have a good feeling, wish I did, about Paul Scruggs.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I’ve seen Paul Scruggs play quite a bit over the past couple of years. I think he is a good player. I’ve only seen Tremont Waters on two occasions (both on television). If choosing between the two (and I don’t think it would HAVE to be one or the other), I’d go with Waters. In my opinion, Waters is quicker and has a better shot. Now, I have a much larger sample size for Scruggs and I’m no expert so take that with a grain of salt.

    I really like Kris Wilkes and I’ve heard Indiana is at least in position with him (but it’s going to be a number of months before he makes any decision).

  • Zach

    Wilkes shared on his Twitter that his top 5 list of schools is coming this weekend. I Assume we’ll be in the running still *Crosses fingers*

  • SCHoosier

    Well the kid can hit an open three!. Moves well..has some hop and reputedly can play D. Nice back up to Wilkes if we need one (and I hope we don’t). This guy is shinning late….nothing wrong with that.

  • Chi-Town Hoosier

    Interesting to see that we are not mentioned at all on 24/7 with this guy..

  • CreamandCrimson

    I’d be stunned if IU were not in his top five. Everything I’ve heard indicates it’s IU vs. UNC. Wilkes would reportedly love a Kentucky offer but that doesn’t appear to be forthcoming. It’s going to be a long process…don’t keep those fingers crossed too long!

  • Fivelefts

    I like Waters over Scruggs as well, for pretty much the same reasons.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    read an article about the recruitment of KW, talking about how pivotal an in state 5-star could be to IU’s recruiting. i agree, landing this kid would be huge. and losing him to UNClean (opinions on this nickname?) could potentially be equally huge. so yeah, this one’s going to be a nail-biter.

  • SilentBob

    I want them both, but I’m sucker for elite wings. Especially in this class

  • Spooky

    I’d LOVE to go fishing with Coach Crean. He would be the type of guy that would back his truck right up to the lake, and just start grabbing all his poles and tackle from truck. Then he’d launch some 12′ baitcasters all the way out in the middle of the lake to hopefully catch whatever BIG BOY will bight… then he’d bring out the ultra lights poles and throw them 30-40 feet from the bank to catch whatever bites there.

    But I think he’d be using so many poles, that he wouldn’t be able to keep up.

  • straight no chaser

    And what would you be doing? Just sitting there fiddling with your toes in awe of the spectacle? LOL.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Love the UNClean how about UnCollege or getting a jUNC Degree

  • Bill Graham

    So it appears (and correct me if im wrong) but Waters, Richards, and Samuels all play for the same team…If we got all three that would scary good chemistry! I like CTC’s approach in that he recruits more than one player on most teams (its efficient)….but at the same time I wonder if it makes guys feel slightly devalued…Imagine you’re Samuels for example and Crean walks up to you and says “hey you’re our guy! come be a Hoosier next year!” thats awesome right?….now imagine right after that conversation he walks over to Waters and says the same thing…and then says the same thing to Richards…If I were Samuels in that case I’d be slightly turned off and feel like CTC was just playing the field like a promiscuous catholic school girl…

    Back in the day my younger brother was recruited (more than once – he transferred) to play bball…the most important thing to him was trust…Was he really their guy? Would he really get the minutes he was promised?

    I’m not saying CTC’s approach is bad…Look at who we’ve landed in the past couple years…but at the same time we do have a habit of making top 3-5’s and missing….this multiple player per team approach could be a clue as to why.

  • Bill Graham

    By the way…I think thats the first time CTC has probably ever been compared to a promiscuous catholic school girl ever.

  • SilentBob

    I too have thought of, and chuckled at these scenarios. I mean what if your recruiting two guys that face off against one another? Who ya talk to first? Lol. Or do you just choose not attend that game? But honestly, outside of Wilkes, I’ve never heard a recruit of ours say Crean told them they were his guy. Maybe my memory is just crap, but most recruits seem to praise Crean for telling it like it is and not tying to sweet talk them into coming. So it probably isn’t an issue.

    Plus all three of those guys play three different positions. So realistically they could all be equally valuable, and all be our guys lol. And of course some kids like a challenge. I’ve listened to a few of Samuels interviews, and he seems very much a kid who wants to work for every ounce he gets out.

  • Shaggy_C

    +1 for UNClean

  • Bill Graham

    Different positions is a good point. Most likely (at least) one of the three is going to want to do something different which means we probably won’t get all three…but heck even two would be great. I do have to say though I hate that we hear about guys like Walker for a week or two and then they (seemingly) disappear from our radar forever. It makes me wonder…do we back off when we sense someone is else is warmer? Or does the recruit back off when another recruits interest peaks? Its just frustrating…Wilkes I get is one that is going to shop around but we are still in contention…but I almost feel like we are being teased with guys like Bamba, Diallo, and Walker

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    whoa, the second one is fantastic!

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Thank you… Kind of accurate as well ZOIKS!

  • SilentBob

    I feel ya, but at the same time I understand why it happens. It’s hard to jump into these kids top threes. If he feels like he was running 6th or so for two top 15 guys, but knows he’s in the top two or three for a bunch of top 40 guys, it makes sense to go cater to the 40s. Especially if you believe a couple of them to be undervalued like I do hahaha.

    Summer is wrapping up, and it’s a time for both players and coaches to trim their lists to their best interests. Happens every year. Early July our board explodes, and by the start of the school year it starts to boil down. By the time Hoosier Hysteria is here, we will start to have a pretty clear idea of who we are really in the running for.

  • Spooky

    Cheering him on of course!