General Notes from May Classic Day 2

More player evaluations tomorrow. There’s a couple of guys I want to watch again before I write about. (Yes, I did actually watch more than three players today.) Anyway. Some notes from today.

— Bo Zeigler said he’s still interested in Indiana, but it doesn’t appear that Indiana is quite as interested. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound small forward from Detroit Community High School said he hasn’t been in contact with Indiana since Bennie Seltzer left the program to be the head coach at Samford at the beginning of April. However, Zeigler said he planned on contacting Indiana as soon as he got back to his hotel room Saturday. He said he hasn’t checked in for a while.

— Hyron Edwards, the 2015 point guard from East Chicago, took an unofficial visit on Friday and from posted a picture of himself and coach Tom Crean. He also made a point to shake hands with Cody Zeller and Austin Etherington, who were in attendance on Saturday. He suffered an ankle injury during a game in the afternoon, but returned to action without much of a problem.

— After dropping both of its pool play games, the Eric Gordon 17U team beat a team from Ann Arbor, Mich, called Common Bond to advance in the Gold Bracket tournament. They play at 8 a.m. today at Bloomington South.

— The Louisville Magic, a team that includes four Indiana targets in D’Angelo Russell, Jackson Davis, Trey Grundy and Jordan Green, also advanced in the Gold Bracket tournament and will play today at 8 a.m. at the Twin Lakes complex. Coach Ellis Myles was less than pleased with the officiating at an early game, and said the team would never come back. Not sure if his thoughts improved with the team’s later victory.

— Will Sheehey’s playoff beard is still coming in nicely.

 

8 comments

  1. Now…here’s something we can be proud of as Hoosier fans:

    Derek Drouin, our great high jumper set a Big Ten meet record of 7’7″ and is a leader in a strong IU push for the Big Ten title at Madison, Wisconsin. Drouin, already one of the world’s best at the high jump, was also followed by Hoosier Darius King and Purdue’s Geoff King at 7′ 1 1/2. The host Badgers were leading IU 62-44 going into the last day of the meet Sunday.
    At Madison, Wis., the host Badgers lead runner-up Indiana 62-44 heading into today’s finals.

    Drouin, a Canadian, met the Olympic “A” standard in winning his fifth Big Ten title. He had foot surgery little more than a year ago. The Hoosiers’ Darius King was second at 7-1 1/2, the same height cleared by Purdue’s Geoff Davis (Lawrence Central) in third.

    IU’s Andrew Poore (Bishop Chatard) and De’Sean Turner (Warren Central ) were third and fourth, respectively, in personal bests of 8:35.77 and 8:36.39 in the steeplechase.

    Nice to see Hoosiers succeeding in all sports, especially when it looks like we’ll see them in London this summer. Hope we can keep tracking them in The Hoosier Scoop. They are worthy of our attention.

  2. I went to high school with a kid back in the ’70s that jumped 7’2″. Ronnie Shaw. He was a long haired hippy kinda guy. He briefly held a world record for jumping over his own height, as he wasn’t all that tall for a jumper. I was in Jeffersonville a few years back and was shocked to see that he didn’t even hold the school record anymore. Someone has since jumped 7’3″.

    I wish Drouin would be jumping for the good ‘ol USA in London.

    You know, Doc Counsilman had swimmers in the Olympics every session for many decades as he was still coaching all over the world after retiring from IU.

  3. I did! Read them and enjoyed them. In fact last week as I read one of those stories I thought admiringly of your effort to give proper recognition to some of our would-be Olympians.

    I remember how thrilled I was decades ago when I got to meet Greg Bell; or the pride in knowing classmates and realize between 6-12 Olympians (each year for several years) who were my Hoosier brothers and sisters.

    Not every school can claim a Mark Spitz, John Kinsella, Gary Hall, Chet Jastremski, Charlie Hickox, Cindy Potter, Bell, Bob Kennedy, Jim Spivey, the recently deceased Mark Lenzi, Doc Counsilman, Hobie Billingsley, Walt Bellamy, Lesley Bush, Brian Maissoneuve…171+ Olympians. Very proud of that.

    So, as a proud Hoosier, I had earmerked my internet for an alert on the results of the Big 10 outdoors meet and thought I’d pass it on (without giving a thought to where you were or were not).

    However, you are partially right…having made no secret that I think Hoosier Scoop coverage should be broader than football and basketball (since our athletic program is more broadly competitively than others), I thought I’d share the good news about Drouin (and Poole, etc). Jumping 7’7″ and being a national leader during an Olympic year is not local shopping center price sheet news fodder.

    You are way, way too sensitive. By now you should know that I am pretty direct if I need to say something.

  4. Chet- Doc Counsilman was the closest to a genius scientist who ever coached a sport. His history of producing world and olympic champions and the collection of world greats he and Hobie Billingsley I doubt is equaled by any college coach in any sport.

    When you think of world class coaches you have to think Indiana: Billingsley, Counsilman, Knight, Mc Cracken, Jerry Yeagley.

  5. For those who don’t know, Chet “the Jet” Jazstremski went on to be a local doctor in Bloomington. I believe Mark Spitz became a dentist.

    Doc Counsilman developed a stroke for the ‘crawl’ (i.e. ‘freestyle’) that maximized efficiency of the stroke over the previous ‘paddlewheel’ style. The speed and power of the evolving athlete actually lead to a re-adoption of the old paddlewheel stroke as it could be done faster, albeit less efficiently, than Counsilman’s stroke.

    A lot of gold medals were won with that stroke.

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