Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dial 317 for March Madness


Click Here for a look at 14 NBA hoopers from the Indy area. List includes JJ, Zbo, Zeller and Plumlee in addition to these TOP10.  *Jared Jeffries, not JuJuan Johnson. He'd be JJJ

Here's Indy's Sweet 16(+1):

  • RJ Hunter (Pike HS) is following his dad's footsteps (former IUPUI coach Ron Hunter) by attending Georgia State, where he already leads his team in points (17 per game), 2nd in rebounds, and adds a couple steals & assists per game. He's also set the conference record with 10 treys in a game vs ODU
  • Another former Red Devil, ISU freshman Khristian Smith sees 20+ mpg, 5 ppg, and 3 rpg
  • Mr Basketball Gary Harris (Fishers) is the 2nd leading scorer for MSU and leads all B1G freshman
  • AJ Hammonds (Carmel) is dominating the paint for the Boilermakers - 11 ppg/7 rpg/2 bpg - had his breakout game vs IU, scoring 30 points
  • Brothers Ronnie and Terone Johnson (NCHS) also carry a sub -.500 Purdue squad - 3rd & 1st in points, respectively. Ronnie's 3.7 apg is 8th best in B1G.
  • Another former Panther overshadowed by his big brother, ASU's Evan Gordon, had a breakout game vs USC last month, scoring 28 points
  • D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (also NCHS) had his breakout game vs DePaul this week, scoring 33 for Georgetown
  • Jack Isenbarger (ZHS) is helping Elon Phoenix chase a Southern Conference title by leading in minutes, while placing 2nd in both points & assists
  • Andrew Smith (CC HS) is 2nd best for ranked Butler in both points and rebounds
  • Another Butler standout, sharpshooter Kellen Dunham (Pendleton Heights), contributes over 10 ppg.
  • Another freshman, Yogi Ferell (Park Tudor) is one of the top3 PGs in the B1G (Burke, Craft) while leading the #1 Indiana Hoosiers
  • Another Hoosier from Indy, freshman Jeremy Hollowell (LCHS) has contributed off the bench in almost every game and shows tons of potential
  • Another Lawrence Township product, freshman Eron Harris (LN) is 3rd on WVU in scoring
  • Another former Wildcat, Justin Martin, averages 8 & 5 for Xavier
  • Another former Wildcat and current Musketeer, senior Jeff Robinson gets 7 & 5 per game
  • And oldest of them all, another former Wildcat, Stephan Van Treese sees action off the bench for #1 Louisville Cardinals, had a solid outing vs Duke (8 & 8)

Saturday, February 09, 2013

ESPN Gameday visits 3rd Indiana school in 3+ weeks

Can they get another Halfcourt shot winner?

and here's the shot at Hinkle Jan 19th


3 College Gamedays in Indiana in a span of less than a month.

Although the IU/UM game was built up as the "game of the year" based on rankings, Butler had that distinction - until Saturday night when Notre Dame managed to tie a game in which people had actually left the building thinking it was over; but Jerian Grant (Victor Oladipo's HS teammate) scored 12 points in just 47 seconds, forcing overtime vs Louisville. And then another OT, and another, and another, and another. In 49 states, its just a game

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