Cezar Guerrero mixtape

Since it’s been mixtape week here, I thought I might as well share this. YouTube video of Guerrero. You can see the criticisms that he’s a little too slick with the ball sometimes, but you can also see the handle and the jump shot. Word is he’s working on his decision making.

IU targeting California point guard

St. Louis guard B.J. Young’s recent commitment to Arkansas has left Indiana fans wondering who else the Hoosiers will now pursue for the 2011 class along with Cody Zeller.

The Hoosiers have gone a long way for one of their targets. Though they haven’t yet offered a scholarship, they have been after Cezar Guerrero, a 6-foot, 175-pound guard from Bellflower, Calif.

Guerrero drew Indiana’s attention with a stellar performance for the Latin America team at Adidas Nations in Chicago — a televised event in early August that included several Indiana recruits and even an Indiana player in Christian Watford — and the Hoosiers have stayed in touch.

“They’re really involved right now to tell you the truth,” Guerrero said. “They’ve been using all their calls to call me. And I’m pretty interested in Indiana with their history.”

Guerrero is also considering Western Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State. UNLV, Colorado, Miami, LSU, Illinois. UC-Irvine, Auburn, Fresno State, Washington State, Washington and UCLA with the list growing after his Adidas Nations performance. He said he has an official visit scheduled for Western Kentucky, and he is working on figuring out where he will take the rest of his visits. He said he will likely wait until after basketball season to make a commitment, but wouldn’t rule out committing during a visit. (more…)

Konstanski a key for IU soccer

I’ll have a full feature on former Bloomington South standout and current Hoosier Caleb Konstanski in tomorrow’s print and online editions, but here’s some info that didn’t make the cut.

Konstanski was named to the IU Classic all-tournament team last weekend, something he didn’t find out until a day later when his dad sent him a text about it. The center back says he doesn’t view it as an individual honor.

“Really, it’s just a reflection of how we did as a team defensively,” he said. “It wasn’t just me, it was our back line and Cam Jordan really did an excellent job just staying compact, and Luis Soffner, we were all connected and did a really good job defending as a team. That award was for the whole back line.”

Konstanski also earned high praise from first-year IU coach Todd Yeagley for his overall play as well as the all-tournament performance.

“Caleb’s a confident kid. And yet, until you’re put into the fire and show what you’re capable of doing, (winning the honor) was a good confidence-booster for him,” Yeagley said. “For him to be a local talent, starting for us and doing well, couldn’t be more pleased.
“He’s seen the IU program throughout his whole life, and he does have some of those intangibles and toughness that epitomizes some of our best backs. And he has a lot of pride in that uniform, which goes a long way.”

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Perez out indefinitely

Indiana football coach Bill Lynch said freshman running back Matt Perez hasn’t had his knee evaluated yet after injuring it in Tuesday’s practice, but one thing is still obvious.

“He’s going to be out for a while,” Lynch said. “It’s hard to say until the doctors have a chance to evaluate him. We’ll know more when we get the results, it will probably be the first of the week, but he’s going to be out for a while.”

Perez was expected to redshirt this season anyway, but an extended injury would obviously limit the value of the year with the program. The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder had an impressive preseason camp after rushing for 2,246 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill.

In positive injury news, junior wide receiver Dre Muhammad returned to practice Wednesday after missing about two weeks with an ankle injury. Junior wide receiver Tandon Doss (groin) is still out, but is expected to return to practice Monday, which would put the receiving corps close to full strength.

More mixtape action

Check out these videos of Victor Oladipo, Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea. They come from One Entertainment Hoops. Very good stuff.

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