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The Assembly Call:
While it will be hard for Indiana’s Tom Crean to land a recruit that will have a larger impact than Cody Zeller has had on the program in the last couple of years, he certainly came close Saturday night when Rivals’ #8-ranked 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh gave his verbal commitment to the Hoosiers.
The development of Cody Zeller at IU is a major selling point Tom Crean can give big men recruits going forward. Credit: EagleTribune.com
The decision came just one day after Vonleh visited IU to watch the Hoosiers pummel Bryant Friday night … but it seems his mind may have been made up before that trip.
Vonleh told ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein that IU had been recruiting him “the hardest from day 1.” He went on to describe how his decision reflects a few main factors, including the excitement surrounding the team currently being ranked #1 in the nation, the great 2013 class coming in, and the program’s strong stance on academics.
Vonleh stands at 6’9 and can do a bit of everything down low. He’ll...
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Cody Zeller was ill on Monday night, but his on court performance didn’t reflect it. IU’s star sophomore scored 22 points as No. 1 Indiana rolled past North Dakota State. The Minute After » Notebook: Abell stays perfect » Video: Crean, players react » Photo Gallery »
Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night. Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half, and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off pesky North Dakota State 87-61.
Zeller finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Abell scored a career-high 14, including seven straight during the run that...
Thoughts on a 87-61 win over the Bison:
I. It is early, and grand, bold proclamations about anything at this juncture are’t wise. Still, I’m willing to go out on a limb with this: These Hoosiers are playmakers. Go on down the line: Cody Zeller, Yogi Ferrell, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Will Sheehey, Remy Abell, Jeremy Hollowell — these cats can ball. Tougher...
The No. 1 Hoosiers seemed to lack energy early in Monday night’s game against North Dakota State. They were out of position at times on defense, and they too often settled for contested shots.
But in the second half, that energy level picked up. Indiana was flying around and making hustle plays, finally giving the large Assembly Hall crowd a reason to cheer. A primary reason for...
From what was considered a total rebuilding job upon taking the head coach position for the Indiana Hoosiers, Tom Crean has completely turned the program around and secured a second straight top-10 ranked national recruiting class, by taking a verbal commitment from 6-8 combo forward Noah Vonleh of New Hampton (NH). Vonleh made a weekend official [...]
Just over 24 hours after arriving in Bloomington for his official visit, 2013 New Hampton Prep (NH) forward Noah Vonleh decided he’d seen enough to make a decision.
So Vonleh, who made his first official visit with his mother, committed to the Hoosiers on Saturday night. His high school coach, Pete Hutchins, confirmed the news to Inside the Hall late Saturday night in a text message...
Less than a week after being named to the preseason top 50 list for the John Wooden Award, Indiana senior Christian Watford and sophomore Cody Zeller find themselves on another preseason award watch.
The Naismith Award, given annually to the top player nationally in men’s basketball, announced Tuesday morning that Watford and Zeller are two of seven Big Ten players receiving early...
Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll and Louisville is again a solid second. Then come the changes, with Kentucky dropping five spots to eighth.
The Hoosiers (3-0) receive 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.
Ohio State and Michigan both move up one place...
Cody Zeller and his teammates were not themselves Monday night.
The 7-foot center had an excuse - he was sick. His teammates looked like they caught the same bug.
Fortunately, the Hoosiers found a remedy at halftime.
Zeller, Remy Abell and Jeremy Hollowell turned the game with a second-half run that finally allowed No. 1 Indiana to pull away to an 87-61 victory over pesky North...