From day two of the high school shootout

Various tidbits from the high school shootout at Carmel:

  • Jeremy Hollowell and Ron Patterson were the co-MVPs of this tourney, even though the former lost in the semfinals of the first place bracket and the second won “only” the second place bracket title. Hollowell averaged 27.3 points a game on Sunday, and Patterson 22.7.
    Patterson’s Broad Ripple team trailed New Albany 23-16 at halftime of its first game of the day, but ended up winning 49-29. Patterson scored 22 points, including 4 3-pointers in the second half, and his defense throttled the Bulldog guards. He took on Hamilton Southeastern’s Zak Irvin later and limited the 6-foot-5 shooter, and then beat North Central in the championship game with a 28-point performance.
    Hollowell had his typically-blank facial expression, but he just attacked the opposition and scored.  A lot of points were at the line, to be sure, but he was earning those trips. In the semifinals against Tech he scored 21 points in the first half as his Lawrence Central team struggled to stay in it. He also bodied Trey Lyles out of the post, finishing with 28 in a close loss.
  • Speaking of Lyles, his Tech team was the surprise of the tournament. The Titans were not good at all last season, too young and not very well-coached. Jason Delaney, formerly of Indianapolis Washington, is at the helm now and they seemed to have turned it all around very quickly, beating North Central on Saturday and then Lawrence Central today. Tech lost the first place championship game 70-55 to Lawrence North, but Lyles had 33 for the game (he had 14 and 15 in earlier contests). Delaney said afterwards he wants Lyles to improve his on-ball defense.
    Being a big man, Lyles is used to having his teammates funnel men inside and then he block the shot back out. He’s going to be a more perimeter-oriented player in the future, Delaney said, and has to get more comfortable taking guys on in those situations. I didn’t take that to mean, by the way, that Lyles is seen by anyone as a 3. A 4 in the modern college game is often put in the position of defending drivers, so the ability to do so would help his game.
  • I didn’t see Collin Hartman play, but Dustin reports that he had 20 in a loss. Shot the ball really well, as usual, and had an impressive drive off a high-post post-up. He still needs to show better all-around game.
  • Devin Davis remains sidelined with an ankle injury, and Gary Harris was not with his team (he left for the Kevin Durant Skills Academy).

2 comments

  1. Question: Tech was impressive not only with Lyles but 3 players, a Jones and Jeremi Tyler. Tyler plays like he is framed with “fluid”, liquid smooth, deceptively quick. Does anyone know what AAU team Jones and Tyler play?

  2. Bring all the commits to IU- now. Potential is just a word until it develops into a team— but wow! IU has potential with these guys coming on board.

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