IU basketball notes: Trending Now


NUMBERS GAME
5: Number of IU players averaging in double figures this season.
23: Number of points Christian Watford is behind Jimmy Rayl for 20th on Indiana’s career scoring list.
38.5: Average margin of victory for Indiana at Assembly Hall this season.

RECRUIT WATCH
Luke Fischer, 7-0, C, Germantown, Wis., 2013: Scored just 15 points in limited minutes due to foul trouble in a 107-65 romp over Whitefish Bay Friday night, but followed up with a tip-in at the buzzer to cap a 22-point performance and lift Germantown to a 66-64 victory over Brookfield Central on Saturday.
Troy Williams, 6-6, F, Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy), 2013: Led unbeaten Oak Hill with 16 points in an overwhelming 72-39 win over Cliff Alexander’s Chicago Curie squad Friday at the Marshall County Hoopfest. Added nine points, four assists and two rebounds while battling foul trouble in an 89-73 win over Memphis Southwind Saturday. Finished the week with 14 points and nine rebounds Tuesday in a win over Flora McDonald Academy.
Stanford Robinson, 6-3, G, Fairfax, Va. (Findlay Prep, Las Vegas), 2013: Delivered 15 points, five steals and four rebounds in a 118-55 waxing of Walnut Grove (British Columbia) in the first game of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational Saturday, then had 19 points in Sunday’s 108-40 win over White Rock Christian Academy.
Noah Vonleh, 6-8, F, Haverhill, Mass. (New Hampton Prep), 2013: Opened the season with nine points and 15 rebounds in an 83-80 loss to St. Thomas More last Wednesday night, then had 15 points and 16 rebounds in a 66-62 overtime win against Kimball Union Academy on Friday. He finished the opening week with 14 points and 15 rebounds in a win Wednesday over Brewster Academy and former IU signee Ron Patterson.
Devin Davis, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Warren Central), 2013: Produced a double-double with 30 points and 15 rebounds last Friday in a 61-60 season-opening win over Class 4A No. 1 Cathedral, which was playing without IU commit Collin Hartman (concussion). Davis added 17 points in a 61-55 win at Franklin Central on Saturday.
James Blackmon Jr., 6-2, G, Fort Wayne (Bishop Luers), 2014: Started the season showing no ill effects of the ACL injury that ended his sophomore campaign, delivering 38 points in a head-to-head duel with Notre Dame-bound Demetrius Jackson, who poured in 39 to lead Mishawaka Marian over Blackmon and Luers, 79-74.

THE BATTLE FOR NO. 1
Indiana has been ranked No. 1 since the preseason, a total of five weeks so far, which matches the total number of weeks the Hoosiers spent at No. 1 during the 1990’s. But IU’s advantage has been shrinking over the last couple of weeks, as Duke surged up the rankings after a series of impressive wins that included victories over then-No. 2 Louisville and then-No. 4 Ohio State. The Hoosier advantage in first-place votes was 47-18 over the Blue Devils in week 4 of the Associated Press poll and 27-4 in the coaches’ poll. Duke gained two votes in each poll this week and ranks second all-time in appearances at No. 1 in the AP poll with 122. Indiana is sixth with 49 No. 1 rankings since the inception of the AP poll in 1949.

ROLLING BROOKS
2013 IU women’s basketball recruit Larryn Brooks enjoyed a big game with 35 points in a 62-57 win for Madison Central (Ky.) over Bryan Station last Friday. The 5-foot-5 guard went 11-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3, and 11-of-11 from the free throw line along with eight steals, five assists and two rebounds.

WORTH WATCHING
IU signee Collin Hartman tweeted earlier this week that he had passed the impact test for his concussion, setting him up to make his season debut Friday night when the Irish host Indianapolis Tech and former IU commit Trey Lyles.

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13 comments:

  • @bodeezy3 #1


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 4:36 PM EST

    Why is Luke Fischer listed as 7 feet tall? Everything I’ve seen has him at 6’9″ or 6’10″. That would be kind of a big deal if he is now 7′.

  • chris K. #2


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:44 PM EST

    Central Connecticut St. should actually provide decent competition. They have lost 3 games-all on the road, by a total of 7 points. They are 128th in the RPI, not that impressive at 1st glance, but not that bad either…all things considered.

  • Mike C #3


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:53 PM EST

    Jeremy, very cool that you are including more updates on the women basketball recruits in your recruit watch, keep it coming. Very hard to follow these things otherwise.

  • Ron #4


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:55 PM EST

    Week between games – I get jumpy/edgy/frustrated/PO’ed

  • Jeremy Price #5


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:56 PM EST

    bodeezy,
    The Fischer thing came up last week too, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the local Germantown Now paper both are listing Fischer as 7-foot in their articles. Until IU issues a signing day release that says different, I’m going with that.

  • Ron #6


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:06 PM EST

    jittery, apprehensive restless & timorous

  • Ron #7


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:08 PM EST

    Not as good as Jeremy’s….”romp” “waxing” and “overwhelming”

  • @bodeezy3 #8


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:49 PM EST

    That would be awesome if he is 7 feet tall. Nothing like signing a 6-9 kid and having a 7 footer show up on campus. I am quite skeptical though.

    In reality the only true way to know the height of a player is at the NBA Combine where they are measured with and without shoes. Everything else is whatever the newspaper/highschool/college/coach/player says it is.

  • Geoff #9


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:58 PM EST

    That’s great news about Blackmon!

  • IUGrad10 #10


    Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:00 AM EST

    Jeremy, really enjoying this new “trending now” feature. Keep up the good work.

  • Laffy #11


    Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:54 PM EST

    Don’t know if this was posted yet, but here’s a great article on Robinson:

    http://dmvelite.com/news/robinson-home-out-west

  • Geoff #12


    Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 1:11 PM EST

    Well Laffy, apparently he’s “great” at everything!

    I do think hell be a very good 4 year player for us… Very good.

  • Laffy #13


    Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 1:45 PM EST

    I especially love how his coach preaches defense.

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Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]3350James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]2430Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]2070Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]1810Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]1640Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]1580Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]1500Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]1520Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]1270Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]1270Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]1440Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]1470Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]1730Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]1810Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]1530Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]3820Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]1950Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]1820Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]1400Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]1390Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]1430Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]1290Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]1290Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]1050Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]1130Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]1210Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]1270Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]1120Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]1110Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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