Scholastic Play by Play Indiana Classic

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Scholastic Play by Play Indiana Classic featured seven future Indiana University commitments as well as a pair of future Purdue Boilermakers. However it was uncommitted freshman Jalen Coleman that stole the show.

Raphael Davis, SG, La Lumiere – A day that was designed to show case the future of Indiana basketball had a future Boilermaker steal the show early. Davis scored 23 points on his way to game MVP honors. Only an average jump shooter, when Davis attacks the rim he is one of the best in high school basketball. He is very strong, finishes through contact well, and despite not being an elite athlete simply knows how to convert around the basket. He needs to continue to work on being more of a driver, but still he is very tough to contain off the bounce.

Hanner Perea, PF, La Lumiere – As usual Perea had his share of ridiculously athletic plays. He caught two ally-oops from Davis that were of highlight reel caliber, and then also found a few other ways to convert around the rim. Perea runs the floor very well, is getting much better at the foul line, and is a solid rebounder. All of that was on display in the La Lumiere win.

Jay Simpson, PF, La Lumiere – It wasn't a day that Simpson is going to look back on with fond memories. The future Boilermaker just couldn't get much done. He missed a few easy shots around the rim, and on occasion settled when guarded by a smaller player which led to missed shots. The talent is very obvious, Simpson now needs to keep refining his skill and have his production match the potential.

Bobo Drummond, PG, La Lumiere – A very solid floor game from Drummond was key for La Lumiere. He made some open shots early which got La Lumiere going, and then his defensive intensity bothered the Detroit Country Day guards up and down the floor. Drummond is naturally looking to score, but also did a solid job of finding teammates in transition.

Jeremy Hollowell, SF, Lawrence Central – He was right on the verge of five-star status in the last batch of rankings, and Hollowell continued his big time senior season. Hollowell was both very productive and very efficient on the day. He finished with 34 points and 16 rebounds, and did it all on only 20 shots. The 6-foot-7 Hollowell was hitting from deep, scoring around the rim using his size advantage, and showed off his improved mid-range game. It was an excellent showing for Hollowell.

Tyler Corley, PG, Lawrence Central – The unsigned senior had a very strong performance as well for the Bears. Along with Hollowell, Corley kept his team in the game. He finished with 20 points and did so by getting into the lane and finishing around the rim. Also Corley used his quickness to cause problems on the defensive end. When he plays under control and limits his turnovers he can be very effective, and that is exactly what Corley was on Saturday.

Ron Patterson, SG, Broad Ripple – In a game where Patterson broke NBA player George Hill's all-time three pointers made record at Broad Ripple as well as became the school's all-time leading scorer, he had some moments good and bad. Patterson scored 15 points, but it took him 17 shots to get there. He can get hot from three, and with his athleticism he is tough on the defensive end, but also he is limited in his ability to create shots, and is very streaky with the jumper. At Indiana he will need to look to become more consistent with that deep three.

Devin Davis, SF/PF, Warren Central – Davis battled through foul trouble in the first half, but in the second half he showed off what he brings to the floor. A combo forward who gets it done with athleticism and energy as opposed to skill, he was efficient around the rim and showed off a nice touch from the foul line. A versatile defender who can guard multiple positions, Davis did a solid job on Patterson on the outside while also rebounding well on the interior. He didn't put up huge numbers, but just had a solid all-around floor game.

Collin Hartman, PF/SF, Cathedral – It has been an inconsistent year at times for Hartman, but he had his shot working in a big way on Saturday. After banking a three in to start the game, Hartman caught fire. He scored 21 points on only 11 shots and knocked in four deep triples. When he is making shots like this with his size he can be a matchup issue for defenses, and it was the finest game of the season to date for the future Hoosier.

Trey Lyles, PF, Arsenal Tech – There are a lot of reasons why Lyles is one of the top 10 players in the 2014 class, and he showed why on Saturday. At every bit of 6-foot-9 and near 6-foot-10, Lyles was hitting threes, dominating down low, scoring off of the bounce, and controlling the glass. While not an elite athlete, Lyles has an incredible skill level and when completely locked in can completely change the game which is exactly what he did for Tech in a win.

James Blackmon, SG, Bishop Luers – It was an abbreviated outing for Blackmon. One of the premier shooters in the class, Blackmon injured his knee while blocking a shot right at the end of the first half. Up until that point Blackmon had scored 10 points on 4-7 shooting.

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Jalen Coleman, SG, Cathedral – With all of the talent on in the older classes, it was a freshman who completely stole the show. Coleman, who received college offers before ever playing a high school game, was absolutely on fire from the field. He scored 28 points on 10-11 shooting, and proved to be nearly impossible to guard. His shot is pure, his release is quick, and he is a good athlete who makes noticeable improvement every time he steps foot on the court. With the show he put on, Coleman is likely to draw many coaches and a lot of scholarship offers going forward.


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