A few recruiting notes

A few recruiting notes

There are 133 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 29, 2012, titled A few recruiting notes. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Fishers senior guard Jaylon Brown has a top five list of schools he's considering: Evansville, Miami , Ohio, St.

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Indianapolis, IN

#62 Nov 14, 2012
Sure. He'll play, SOMEWHERE.

Will it be at Indiana? Purdue? Butler? Louisville? Xavier? St. Louis, Dayton?

Who's knocking on the door these days?

Indianapolis, IN

#63 Nov 14, 2012
Go Pirates wrote:
He also has two years to improve on what he already has. So chew on this and maybe you can understand. Doubt it.
He has one year from today.

If you know what today is, then you'll get my point.

Fletcher, OH

#64 Nov 14, 2012
All these types of threads are designed as social control to divert attention away from real issues that a few will rather the great many don't dwell upon. They'd rather that people stay transfixed on bullsh*t so they can operate under a shroud of secrecy.

Columbia City, IN

#65 Nov 14, 2012
My last post wasn't intended for this thread.

Will we see something like this in a year from now?...

Butler Adds Three Talented Men’s Basketball Recruits


[An Excerpt]

Butler's basketball future took on a brighter glow on the first day of the NCAA fall signing period. Head coach Brad Stevens received signed commitments from a trio of promising prospects, 6-10 Nolan Berry of De Smet Jesuit H.S.(Mo.), 6-7 Andrew Chrabascz of Cushing Academy (Mass.) and 6-2 Rene Castro of Worcester Academy (Mass.), on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

"One of the things that we've really tried to prioritize in the class of 2013 was recruiting kids with competitive maturity, guys who have won and guys who we think are mature beyond their years and will have an impact sooner, rather than later," said Stevens of his trio.

"We're thrilled to be adding Rene, Nolan and Andrew, and we think they will continue in the long line of outstanding Butler student-athletes as members of our basketball program."

[End of Excerpt]

Columbia City, IN

#66 Nov 15, 2012
Here's who Indiana signed yesterday....


[An Excerpt]

2013 commits (National rank)
PF Noah Vonleh (7)
SF Troy Williams (38)
SG Stanford Robinson (51)
C Luke Fischer(116)
SF Devin Davis (122)
SF Collin Hartman (NR 3-star)

On the heels of 2012's monster class, Tom Crean and his staff have already put together a pretty good group. A five-star prospect, Vonleh surprised by giving an early nod and he gives the class star power. Williams is a very athletic wing while Robinson is a playmaker off the dribble and will defend. Fischer will be a solid Big Ten pivot man, Davis is a versatile defender and Hartman can stretch defenses.

[End of Excerpt]

Columbia City, IN

#67 Nov 15, 2012
Here's who Purdue signed....


[An Excerpt]

2013 commits (National rank)
SG Kendall Stephens (59)
PG Bryson Scott (80)
SF Basil Smotherman (NR 3-star)

The son of former Boilkermaker Everette Stephens, shooting guard Kendall Stephens can really rip the nets from deep and is blessed with size and length. Scott is a hard nosed kid who can score, defends and can play some at the one or two. Smotherman has matured physically and is coming on as an athlete that can board and play a little inside and out.

[End of Excerpt]

Columbia City, IN

#68 Nov 15, 2012
Here is an Indiana report on Sellers, dated in April....


[An Excerpt]

Sellers had an impressive weekend while displaying his solid all-around game. He knocked down jumpers from deep, scored against opponents off the dribble, ran the break well, scored using the offensive glass and showed reliability at the free throw line. Like his teammate Bryant McIntosh, Sellers has worked and improve on his athleticism. Selleres also looked to be playing stronger than he did the last time we saw him, but could still stand to improve his strength and add bulk to his frame.

[End of Excerpt]

Here's what they say about Sellers in Michigan....


[An Excerpt]

One of the recruits that hasn't received a lot of coverage in this recruiting cycle has been Sean Sellers from Greensburg, Indiana. He's received some attention from some larger programs, but he hasn't received much coverage and appears to be more of a "project" player, despite having a pretty good amount of talent. He's certainly not going to be one of the most hyped recruits for 2014, but he could be one to keep an eye on as the 2014 recruiting process continues and as Michigan looks to fill its roster and class.

While reviewing Sellers' play, it becomes pretty clear that his major asset is his shooting. However, he has a multitude of skills that helps his impressive outside shooting. He can certainly drive the basket, play in the post, get others involved, and is a decent rebounder. When UMHoops interviewed his AAU coach, he argued that Sellers projected to be a 3 at the next level and has been improving his defense. I'm not completely convinced that Sellers will actually play the 3 in college, but he is definitely a versatile player. He has the ability to play anywhere from 1-4, but obviously, the 2 and the 3 are where he would be most comfortable. If he can work on improving his size, strength, and defense, he will become a much better player and might have a shot at getting a Michigan offer and a jump in the rankings.

[End of Excerpt]

Here's the take from Purdue....


[An Excerpt]

Sean is a great inside/outside player. He will set a pick, receive the ball and knock down a mid-range shot and then the next time down the court he will come off a pick, get the ball and run right at the rim. He shoots well for a guy that looks like he will end up 6'8" and will bang down low. He is a productive rebounder with great hands and decent length. Again, Michigan is hot on these Greensburg guys but Purdue has been around their games so who knows.

[End of Excerpt]

Columbia City, IN

#70 Nov 17, 2012
Some of the sites state that Stanford has shown an interest in Sellers. If it comes down to a choice of Michigan or Stanford, I'd take Stanford in a heartbeat. He will never have to worry about having a job with a Stanford degree.
Great Kids

New Castle, IN

#72 Nov 25, 2012
The fact is that Sellers, McIntosh and Welage are all going to play Division 1 basketball and get their educations paid for.

All three of those guys have parts of their games that could use improments such as Sellers being able to do more things off the dribble, McIntosh being a more consistent three point shooter and Welage gaining weight and becoming stronger. All three kids are working everyday to become a better player.

Having attended the first two games this season I'm a little taken back that the attendance has been so poor. Greensburg residents, you have the #1 3A team in the state of Indiana. Get out and support your Pirates! They are an unselfish group of kids that are a lot of fun to cheer for.

Columbia City, IN

#73 Nov 25, 2012
Class divisions have done considerable damage to the institution. People had their chance to return it to what was, and they didn't respond at the IHSAA town hall meetings last spring. In fifteen years from now, there'll be few to even remember.

Columbia City, IN

#74 Nov 25, 2012
Great Kids wrote:
The fact is that Sellers, McIntosh and Welage are all going to play Division I basketball and get their educations paid for.
True. But all schools aren't the same and if it comes to a choice of playing in a big money-generating conference (Big Ten) for Michigan, or playing at a school known for academics (Stanford), a Stanford degree will lend more toward career prestiege.

I asked in another thread about Gerald Yentes. In probing the internet, I stumbled upon this December 9, 1957 Sports Illustrated article that mentions him....

Great Kids

New Castle, IN

#75 Dec 6, 2012
Actually a degree from Michigan is pretty impressive.

Columbia City, IN

#76 Dec 6, 2012
Elite academic schools ... Vanderbilt, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Citadel, West Point, Stanford, MIT, Cal Tech.

When was the last time you saw a graduate from any of these in the unemployment line?

Columbia City, IN

#77 Dec 6, 2012
Don't forget Columbia (NYC).
Nobody Important

Columbia City, IN

#78 Dec 12, 2012
Add Northwestern to that list. AND its a Big Ten school!

Greenwood, IN

#79 Jan 4, 2013
The Columbus North girls basketball team won a big game in overtime last night. They are rated #1 in Indiana and played the #1 team from Illinois, who is also the #2 rated team in the nation. That team is from Chicago.

Chicago shot 82 percent from the field in the first quarter and Columbus was down by 13 points midway in the second period. They narowed the margin to seven by halftime. The margin stayed at eight and six points until two minutes left in the game.

Columbus hit a big three-pointer, and that shot seemed to loosen things up. Columbus tied, Chicago missed the front end of a one-and-one situation, and Columbus had a chance to win at the end of regulation.

In overtime, a couple of Chicago's big girls fouled out of the game and it proved to be the edge that Columbus needed. It'll be interesting to see if Columbus North is nationally ranked next week. They are led by a sophomore named Ali Patberg.

Patberg announced Monday that she has given Notre Dame her oral commitment to attend college....


Greenwood, IN

#80 Jan 4, 2013
Here's a discussion of Greensburg on the same site....


Greenwood, IN

#81 Jan 11, 2013
You know that Evansville Bosse and Brownstown Central are paying attention to this.... Batesville 72, Greensburg 65.

Batesville sophomore Brian Hoeing scored 42.

Batesville rebounded well at both ends of the floor.

Greenwood, IN

#83 Jan 23, 2013
Greensburg’s McIntosh commits to Sycamores


[An excerpt]

Southeastern Indiana — Missouri Valley Conference recruiting hotbed?

The closer you get to Cincinnati on Interstate 74 the more MVC recruits you find — past and present.

The latest is Greensburg point guard Bryant McIntosh. The junior has committed to Indiana State.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound distributor has long been coveted by the Sycamores, and they got their man late Sunday night. McIntosh said his relationship with ISU coach Greg Lansing was the primary reason he choose ISU.

“I have a great relationship with Coach Lansing. It really developed since June and July. It’s close to home and it’s a smaller school like Greensburg. It’s a perfect fit,” McIntosh said Monday night.

McIntosh averages 17 points and 11 assists per game for the Class 3A No. 1 Pirates. Greensburg also has talented players Sean Sellers and Macy Holdsworth, among others, and the Pirates are off to an 11-0 start after they were 23-1 in 2012.

McIntosh follows in the footsteps of other Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference standouts. Evansville guard Colt Ryan played in nearby Batesville. And, of course, ISU fans fondly remember Batesville product Michael Menser, who starred at ISU from 1997-2001.

“Michael is a great role model for all of us, and the MVC has had a lot of southeastern Indiana guys. Colt Ryan, MVC has been a good fit for our conference,” McIntosh said.

The last ISU recruit from the southeastern quadrant of Indiana was Madison’s Norman Wells, who played at ISU for one season in 2006-07.

McIntosh is eager to put his own stamp on the ISU program. He will arrive in the 2014-15 season and could be an heir apparent to current ISU point guard Jake Odum.

“I’m a point guard, so I’ll try to fill in for Odum — I say try because Odum is a great point guard. I can shoot it, but my best asset is finding the open guy,” said McIntosh, who also said the biggest asset he brings to the table is his “high quality character.”

McIntosh began to turn heads with his underclassman success at Greensburg as well as his participation on the Eric Gordon All-Stars AAU team based out of Indianapolis. Sellers, his Greensburg teammate and also a sought-after recruit, was also on the Eric Gordon team.

Lansing showed interest early, but McIntosh didn’t firm up his commitment when he made his last visit to ISU during the Sycamores’ 77-75 victory over Illinois State on Dec. 30.

“I wanted to see a game. I’m really close to my family and we all wanted to see the atmosphere [at Hulman Center] and how coach handled himself. We were impressed,” McIntosh said.“We wanted to know what to major in. We wanted to meet the academic adviser. It took a couple of visits to answer the questions.”

ISU’s recent success — the Sycamores have gone 2-1 at the Diamond Head Classic and started 2-1 in the MVC — made the decision even easier for McIntosh.

“They’ve been really successful. They play tough competition, and I’m a competitor, so you have to love that. They beat a good Miami team that I believe will make the tournament. I can see Indiana State making it this year and next year for sure. It was right for me,” McIntosh said.

At various stages of his recruitment, Michigan, Indiana, Xavier and New Mexico showed interest. He had scholarship offers from Ball State, Kent State, Miami of Ohio and Wright State.

McIntosh is the first commitment in what should be a large 2014-15 class for ISU. Per NCAA rules, ISU representatives are not allowed to comment until McIntosh signs his letter of intent.

[End of excerpt]

Greenwood, IN

#85 Jan 29, 2013
Did you check out the state rankings in today's Indianapolis Star?

The Washington (boys) regional promises to be quite a show. Feeding into it are the following Class 3A top ten teams....

Evansville Bosse
Mount Vernon (Posey)

In Class 4A, Columbus North (boys, ranked #2)) has lost only one game to Pike (by two points), when Pike was rated #1 in the state. Pike has recently lost two or three games, and one of them was to Class 2A Park Tudor (ranked #1).

In Class 1A, Waldron (boys) is ranked #2 and if things hold throughout the tourney, Waldron will face #1 Rockville at Indianapolis for the state championship.

On the girls side, Columbus North is ranked #1. At the regional in Bedford, it appears that Columbus is headed for a showdown with #2 Bedford-North Lawrence.

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