Yes, it’s still basketball season…

I’m sure everyone out there is all fired up about the bowl game in a few days, but there are some important notes I thought I’d share with you coming from the basketball front.

IU duo still wowing Hoosier fans

Former IU players Earl Calloway and Rod Wilmont are continuing to enjoy success for the NBDL’s Ft. Wayne Mad Ants.

Entering tonight’s game against the Rio Grand Valley Vipers, Calloway was leading the team in scoring with 16.5 a contest. Wilmont was nipping at his heals, second on the team, with an even 15 points a game.

Kelvin Sampson said he talked with the two over the holidays and added he was happy to see them continuing their basketball careers just a few hours north of where they played their college ball.

“I think it’s great that they’re in Indiana,” he said. “Hoosier fans are everywhere and I’m sure that’s helped ticket sales for that franchise having those kids in Fort Wayne. They’re still chasing their dream, as well they should.”Apparently, Calloway’s run-and-gun style is working just fine for the 4-7 Ants.

Here’s a link to a story by the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette’s Steve Warden on Calloway’s development.

From the Recruiting Trail

IU signee Matt Roth continues to inch closer and closer to the Illinois state record for three-pointers.  According to a story by the Peoria Journal-Star, Roth is only 13 three-pointers away from the mark. He should have plenty of chances this weekend, as he plays four games in the Pelkin Holiday Tournament.

For those of you who haven’t seen a video of Roth yet, he’s quite a shooter. It will be interesting to see how he fits into things next year for Indiana. Here’s a highlight video of him by MidStateHoops.com of a game last month. Remind anyone else of a right-handed Kyle Hornsby?

Also, Tom Pritchard finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the first game of the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach. His Lakewood St. Edward team walloped Evangelical Christian  71-47.

That’s about it for now. We’ll keep you updated on the Devin Ebanks situation and any other hoops news.

5 comments

  1. DD,

    Chris reported before Christmas that Ebanks won’t return to his St. Thomas More Prep team until after the holidays.

    According to Prep coach Jere Quinn, Ebanks is taking a few games off to deal with “family and school situations.”

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