Tom Crean Getting The Jump On HS Basketball Class Of 2014

17 10 2010

 Indiana University’s Basketball Coach Tom Crean has all ready received two verbal commitments from the class of 2014 country’s top players. Actually Indiana’s Crean, has been the only coach to get verbals from the class of 2014. The best thing about this for me is that they are in state players that will bring the passion for Indiana basketball with them. IU commit Tre Lyles 6’7″ 200 lb freshman power forward from Arsenal Technical H.S. is ranked number one in the country by ESPN. Also commit James Blackmon, Jr 6’2″ 170 Bishop Luers H.S. freshman looks very promising for the future of IU basketball.According to ESPNU the class of 2014 is Indiana rich, having eight of their top 100 players out of the state of Indiana.

Purdues Matt Painter has proven that recruiting in Indiana can produce good teams. Purdue who has been ranked #1 in the country by Sports Illistated’s Pre Season rankings and has a roster of eleven players from the state of Indiana.When it comes to winning a national championship in college basketball, Its not all about raw talent. UK’s John Calipari proved to us last season,by having hands down the most talented team in college basketball with six of his players entering the NBA. When it comes to winning the big dance it comes down to not just talent, but heart, determination and unselfish school pride.I have to give props to Mr. Crean I think he is definitely on the right track.

Video Of Some Of Indiana’s Top Freshman
http://www.youtube.com/v/vtUUN0nm_nk?fs=1&hl=en_US
Below is a list of Indiana freshman to watch
(eight Indiana freshman in ESPN top 100 rankings)

Tre Lyles
College Indiana
6’7″ 200lb
Arsenal Technical H.S. (IN)

James Blackmon, Jr.
College Indiana
6’2″ 170lbs
Bishop Luers H.S. (IN)

Trevon Blueitt
College None
6’5″
Park Tudor School (IN)

Terrell Davis
College None
6’5″
Lawrence North H.S. (IN)

Ernie Duncan
College None
6’0″ Harrison H.S. (IN)

Justin King
College None
6’5″
Gary Wirt H.S. (IN)

Tyler Arens
College None
6’7″
Marion H.S. (IN)

Tyler Wideman
College None
6’6″
Lake Central H.S. (IN)





Ernie Duncan Getting Interest From IU And University OF Evansville

15 10 2010

I received a call yesterday evening from Hoosier Scout insider Jeffrey Wilkerson about Evansville Harrison freshman Ernie Duncan who is ranked by ESPN as the 32nd best freshman in the country.It was stated that Duncan was working out in front of University Of Evansville coaching staff last week. Ernie was also visited by one of Indiana University’s top coaches and scouts, and has had a visit arranged with IU head coach Tom Crean. Jeff also informed me that Ernie Duncan has been invited to IU’s Midnight Madness to set in the recruit section for the official kick off of Hoosier basketball for the 2010-2011 season. The question is will Coach Crean and or Marty Simmons be making an offer soon? We will have to wait and see.

http://www.youtube.com/v/WI-h1zlLTYc?fs=1&hl=en_US





Class of 2014 ESPNU Top 100 Basketball Rankings

27 09 2010

ESPNU Rankings Class of 2014
About a two months ago Jeffrey Wilkerson recommended me doing a video piece on Ernie Duncan, a up and coming freshman that would be attending Evansville Harrison. I have to be honest I didn’t really know what to expect but as you might know I was highly impressed. I was just notified last night by Jeff that the ESPN class of 2014 basketball rankings had came out and Ernie Duncan is ranked # 32 in the nation and  #5 in the state of Indiana. To check out Ernie’s video follow this link Ernie Duncan Class of 2014

1 Tre Lyles [News]
Indiana PF 6’7″ 200 Arsenal Technical H.S. (IN)
2 Dakari Johnson
None C 6’8″ 235 St. Patrick H.S. (NJ)
3 Tyus Jones
None PG 6’0″ 160 Apple Valley H.S. (MN)
4 Jalen Linds
None SF 6’6″ 170 Christ Presbyterian Academy (TN)
5 Jahlil Okafor
None PF 6’8″ 260 Whitney Young H.S. (IL)
6 Leron Black
None SF 6’6″ 175 White Station H.S. (TN)
7 James Blackmon, Jr.
Indiana SG 6’2″ 170 Bishop Luers H.S. (IN)
8 Emmanuel Mudlay
None SG 6’3″ 175 Grace Preparatory Academy (TX)
9 Sean O’Mara
None C 6’6″ 240 Benet Academy (IL)
10 Xavier Rathan-Mayes
None SG 6’3″ 180 Christian Faith Center Academy (NC)
11 Wayne Selden
None SF 6’4″ The Tilton School (NH)
12 Ian Theissen
None C 6’9″ 210 Osseo H.S. (MN)
13 Joshua Perkins
None SG 5’10” 150 Regis Jesuit H.S. (CO)
14 Reid Travis
None SF 6’2″ 170 De La Salle H.S. (MN)
15 Shaqquan Aaron
None SF 6’5″ Mater Dei H.S. (CA)
16 Cliff Alexander
None C 6’7″ Curie H.S. (IL)
17 Tyler Arens
None C 6’7″ Marion H.S. (IN)
18 Larry Austin
None SG 6’0″ Lanphier H.S. (IL)
19 Anton Beard
None PG 5’9″ Park View (AR)
20 Joel Berry
None PG 6’0″ Apopka H.S. (FL)
21 Rohan Blackwood
None PF 6’4″ Gulf H.S. (FL)
22 Trevon Blueitt
None SF 6’5″ Park Tudor School (IN)
23 Devin Burleson
None PF 6’7″ Price H.S. (CA)
24 Joe Burton
None SF 6’4″ Christian Life Center Academy (TX)
25 Parker Cartwright
None PG 5’9″ Loyola H.S. (CA)
26 Dominique Collier
None SG 6’1″ East H.S. (CO)
27 Jordan Corbitt
None PG 5’11” Heritage H.S. (TX)
28 Lance Crawford
None PG 5’9″ Pine Crest School (FL)
29 Clay Custer
None PG 5’10” Pembroke Hill School (MO)
30 Jackson Davis
None PF 6’5″ Lafayette H.S. (KY)
31 Terrell Davis
None PF 6’5″ Lawrence North H.S. (IN)
32 Ernie Duncan
None SG 6’0″ Evansville Harrison H.S. (IN)
33 Ajon Efferson
None PG 6’0″ Taft Union H.S. (CA)
34 Chance Ellis
None SF 6’3″ Christ the King H.S. (NY)
35 Brandon Etienne
None PG 5’9″ North Shore H.S. (TX)
36 Jackson Forbes
None PF 6’6″ Homeschool Christian Youth Association (TX)
37 Mike Gilmore
None PF 6’6″ Jacksonville Episcopal H.S. (FL)
38 Brandon Halton
None PG 6’0″ Dixie Heights H.S. (KY)
39 Daniel Hamilton
None SG 6’2″ 155 Crenshaw H.S. (CA)
40 Drake Harris
None SG 6’2″ Grand Rapids Christian H.S. (MI)
41 Tyler Herron
None C 6’8″ St. Edward H.S. (OH)
42 Shaiquon Herron
None SF 6’5″ Mater Dei H.S. (CA)
43 Ahmed Hill
None SG 6’2″ Peach County H.S. (GA)
44 Dorian Holland
None SG 6’2″ Florence H.S. (CO)
45 Isiah Holman
None PG 5’9″ Saint Louis University High (MO)
46 Demetrius Houston
None SG 6’3″ Central H.S. (AL)
47 Tadric Jackson
None SG 6’1″ Turner County H.S. (GA)
48 Jon Johnson
None PF 6’6″ Notre Dame H.S. (IL)
49 Eric Johnson
None PG 5’11” Durham Academy (NC)
50 Marsalis Johnson
None PF 6’5″ Sierra Canyon School (CA)
51 Stanley Johnson
None SF 6’4″ 180 Mater Dei H.S. (CA)
52 Sam Jones
None SF 6’5″ Mesa H.S. (AZ)
53 Justin King
None SF 6’5″ Gary Wirt H.S. (IN)
54 Ricky Landers
None PF 6’6″ Waukesha South H.S. (WI)
55 Kadeem Lattin
None C 6’7″ Houston Christian H.S. (TX)
56 Richard Lee
None SG 6’2″ Fort Lauderdale H.S. (FL)
57 Josh Martin
None PF 6’7″ Mercer Island H.S. (WA)
58 Kelan Martin
None SG 6’4″ North Hardin H.S. (KY)
59 Nate Mason
None PG 5’7″
60 James Miller
None PF 6’8″
61 Lourawls Nairn
None PG 5’10” Florida Preporatory H.S. (FL)
62 Moses Newman
None PF 6’6″ Fort Lauderdale H.S. (FL)
63 Riley Norris
None PF 6’6″ Sand Rock H.S. (AL)
64 Joey O’Connell
None SG 6’4″ Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)
65 Tide Osifeso
None PG 5’7″ Lutheran H.S. (CA)
66 Darryl Peak
None SG 6’2″
67 L.J. Peak
None SF 6’4″ Gaffney H.S. (SC)
68 Kyree Perkins
None SF 6’4″ Chicago University H.S. (IL)
69 Theo Pinson
None SG 6’4″ Oak Ridge Military Academy (NC)
70 Khalil Rasheed
None SG 6’3″ North Hardin H.S. (KY)
71 Trayvon Reed
None C 6’9″ Carver H.S. (AL)
72 Jarred Reuter
None PF 6’7″ 220 St. Mark’s School (MA)
73 Michael Robinson
None PG 5’8″ New Britain H.S. (CT)
74 D’Angelo Russell
None SG 6’3″ Louisville Central H.S. (KY)
75 Marvin Saunders
None PF 6’5″ Trent International School (TX)
76 Blake Shannon
None SG 6’0″ 150 Tulare Union H.S. (CA)
77 Stephon Sharp
None SG 6’2″ Hopkins H.S. (MN)
78 Omar Sherman
None PF 6’6″ Duncanville H.S. (TX)
79 Karriem Simmons
None SF 6’4″ Saint Joseph H.S. (IL)
80 Marcus Smith
None PG 6’2″ Mount Carmel H.S. (IL)
81 Quentin Snider
None PG 5’11” Ballard H.S. (KY)
82 Thaxter Spruill
None PF 6’8″ Clinton H.S. (NC)
83 Robert Steele
None PF 6’6″ Huntsville H.S. (AL)
84 Quinton Stroman
None SG 6’1″ W. J. Keenan H.S. (SC)
85 Trey Thompson
None C 6’7″ Forrest City H.S. (AR)
86 Alonzo Trier
None PG 5’5″ Federal Way H.S. (WA)
87 Romelo Trimble
None SG 6’0″ Progressive Christian Academy (MD)
88 Paul Turner
None SG 6’2″ Saint Joseph H.S. (IL)
89 D’Marques Tyson
None SG 6’2″ Lakeside H.S. (WA)
90 Tyler Ulis
None PG 5’4″ Shawnee H.S. (OH)
91 Tony Upchurch
None SF 6’3″ Pearland H.S. (TX)
92 Johnnie Vassar
None PG 5’10” Lawrence Academy (MA)
93 Rashad Vaughn
None PG 5’11”
94 Paul White
None PF 6’7″ Whitney Young H.S. (IL)
95 Joniah White
None PF 6’8″ Grenada H.S. (MS)
96 Tyler Wideman
None C 6’6″ Lake Central H.S. (IN)
97 Andrew Wiggins
None SF 6’6″ 200 Christian Faith Center Academy (NC)
98 Mitch Wilbekin
None PG 6’0″ The Rock School (FL)
99 Kyle Williams
None C 6’6″ Saint John Baptist Diocesan High Sc (NY)
100 Ronnie Williams
None SG 6’0″ Columbus Grove H.S. (OH)

Basketball Recruiting Rankings – ESPNU 100





JackieYoung #3 2010-2011 7th Grade Phenom Playing High School Basketball

8 09 2010

Over the summer I was videoing some girls high school basketball (Jackie Young). Jackie had just graduated from the 6th grade and was traveling with the Princeton Lady Tigers high school team,that’s right high school.If you haven’t seen Jackie Young play basketball you are missing out,she is what I would call a young basketball phenom (no pun intended) definitely something special. All you women’s college basketball programs need to start taking note now, she is no longer under the radar even as a 2010-2011 7th grader.I was just told by Jeff Wilkerson that she is playing in a high school league down at the Evansville Basketball Association on Sunday nights and tearing it up,so go check her out.

http://www.youtube.com/v/2YAXi_mDHOU?fs=1&hl=en_US
Jackie Young (Princeton Indiana)





Princeton Tigers Defeat The Jasper Wildcats 61-57 02/24/2010 Indiana Boys High School Basketball

27 02 2010

Princeton Tigers Defeat The Jasper Wildcats.
http://www.youtube.com/v/T8e-nhHb9n4&hl=en_US&fs=1&Video Highlights from Wednesday nights big eight conference champion Princeton Tigers taking on the Jasper Wildcats 02/24/2010 In Indiana Boys High School Basketball action.The Tigers repeat as big eight champions by winning a conference champion deciding game 61-57.





























Jalen Packer Dunk

17 12 2009

Indiana High School Basketballs Jalen Packer of the Princeton Tigers Throws It Down 12/05/09 Vs the Pike Central Chargers in a 86-45 Tiger victory.
http://www.youtube.com/v/dea_9nk3464&hl=en_US&fs=1&





Rontray Chavis Dunk

13 12 2009

Rontray Chavis Dunk (Princeton Defeats Bosse 83-72)








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