Haunted Hall of Hoops (Kendrick sighting)

48-43 final, in White’s favor. Looks like we’re done playing. Word is 1,800 people were here.


Kory Barnett – 2 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assist

Christian Watford – 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals

Maurice Creek – 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Daniel Moore – 5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 5 assists

Bobby Capobianco – 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals

Tijan Jobe – 5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals


Jordan Hulls – 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 3 assists

Verdell Jones – 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists

Bawa Muniru – 1 rebound

Steven Gambles – 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist

Tom Pritchard – 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist

Derek Elston – 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals


46-40 White with 1:07 left. They added some time, appeared to be about four minutes. Creek has made two straight shots, including a drop-back 3-pointer over Gambles just a second ago. Capobianco and Jobe each have seven rebounds to lead White, while Pritchard’s six and Elston’s five lead Red.


36-31 Red with 2:58 left. Jones with a couple of assists to Pritchard. Creek is really struggling — he’s short on almost everything he takes and is 1-of-9 from the field, 1-of-3 from behind the 3-point line.


28-21 Red with 7:20 left. Getting a little sloppy, as both teams are very tired (six to a side, after all). Jones is having the best day so far, with nine points and a couple of rebounds. Pritchard is rebounding well (four), as is Elston (three, with four points). Hulls still at eight points, with two assists. For White, Capobianco has 10 points, five rebounds and two steals; Watford has five, three and two. Creek missed his first four shots, but just made a 3-pointer.


18-13 Red, with 11:34 left in the first half. Hulls has eight points, including two 3-pointers. Jones with four also for Red. Capobianco leads White with six points, including a nifty steal off a jumped passing lane and coast-to-coast finish. Watford with four, and Moore with a 3-pointer.


13-2 Red. Five of six guys with points. Gambles playing the 3 against Watford, while Elston and Capobianco play the 4 against each other. Jones vs. Creek, and Hulls vs. Moore.


WHITE: Kory Barnett, Christian Watford, Maurice Creek, Daniel Moore, Bobby Capobianco, Devan Dumes and Tijan Jobe.

RED: Jordan Hulls, Verdell Jones, Bawa Muniru, Steven Gambles, Tom Pritchard and Derek Elston.


Devan Dumes (knee), Matt Roth (recovering from surgery), Jeremiah Rivers (concussion) and Brett Finklemeier (ankle) will not participate in the scrimmage. I’ll have updates as much as possible, but I am also going to keep stats and that takes some work to do.


Crean on the mic: “We’re so thankful and so proud to have you here. … We’re going to play for real right now, and we’re going to have a lot of fun.”


Shooting drills. Variety of them, all in the half-court. Coming off screens, making a pass and then getting the ball back for a shot, and from different distances.


Players out on the court now. Matt Roth has bandage on his nose. Another errant body part being flung into a face? There’s been a rash of that this year. Couple thousand people here, which is a drastic improvement from last season.

Maybe this means nothing, but I found it interesting: Jordan Hulls greeted every manager he walked by.


Hey everybody. I am here at Assembly Hall, for Haunted Hall of Hoops. Upstairs, children in costumes are collecting candy.

Also, Jelan Kendrick is taking a tour of Assembly Hall. He is accompanied by all three assistant coaches — Bennie Seltzer, Tim Buckley and Roshown McLeod.

I heard last week that Kendrick was coming to campus, but was never able to confirm it. Kendrick, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound small forward, has been notoriously quiet during the recruiting process, but it is a good sign for Indiana that he is in town and on campus.


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    This is a good blog, it’s always been.

    Won’t post here — only wanted to say “Hi!”

  2. Any news on any recruits 6-8 or above. It seems everyone coming to visit or IU has offered, or has interest in, is 6-1 to 6-6. Is there a new rule coming in the near future that the B10 is changing to a 6-8 and under conference? Or is Crean wanting to catch lighting twice and have a second DWade?

  3. DTFree

    This is a big concern of mine as well. All we have as a center right now is Tom Pritchard. Pritchard is solid, but we need more depth. Jobe (wasn’t good enough to start in Jr College) and Muniru (not good enough to start as Sr. in high school) are pathetic and nothing but a waste of scholarships. Crean really messed up on not taking Van Treese instead of Jobe, but he doesn’t know how to use big men anyhow with his small ball style.

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