Indiana Recruiting Notebook

Bloomington - Catching up on how many of Indiana's top 2010, 2011 and 2012 basketball recruiting targets are doing in the early portion of the season, plus news on who will be visiting the IU football program in the coming weeks...

Bloomington – Official visit dates are starting to take shape for the IU football program.

Next weekend in particular will be an important time as IU Coach Bill Lynch welcomes prospective recruits to town for official visits. Those visits are still taking shape, but we're starting to get a picture of who among the verbally committed players will be visiting when.

Dec. 5-6 – Jack Denton, Bill Ivan

Dec. 12-13 – Logan Young, Pete Bachman, Drew Hardin, Ryan Phillis, Xavier Whitaker, Matt Zakrzewski, Ishmael Thomas

Jan. 16-17 – Kofi Hughes, possibly LeNeil Himes

We'll be adding to this list as we get more information on when the verbally committed players will be coming, along with other prospective recruits…

A look at how Indiana basketball's 2010 commits are doing:

Victor Oladipo, 6-4, 100, Dematha Catholic (Md.) H.S. – Oladipo scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting as DeMatha rolled to an 87-34 win over Archbishop Spalding Wednesday. Elite 2011 point guard Quinn Cook led DeMatha (2-0) with 27 points, while top-25 Class of 2011 center Mikael Hopkins added 11. Earlier, DeMatha opened the season with a 104-45 win over Don Bosco Cristo Rey. DeMatha is ranked No. 18 in USA Today's preseason Top 25 national poll.

Will Sheehey, 6-6, 190, Sagemont (Fla.) Upper School– Sagemont is off to a quick 3-0 start, and they've managed to get off to that start without the services of Sheehey. The IU-bound wing has missed the first three games with a minor ankle injury, but according to Sagemont Coach Adam Ross he's expected to be in the lineup for the next game.

And 2011:

Matt Carlino, 6-2, 180, Bloomington (Ind.) South H.S. - Carlino opened his Bloomington South career with a 14-point, six-rebound, three-assist effort as the No. 1 Panthers knocked off No. 2 New Albany 69-61 in both teams' season openers. Carlino made 5-of-11 shots overall and 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point arc. Xavier-bound guard Dee Davis led South with 22 and Butler-bound Eric Fromm added 14, while New Albany got 23 points and nine rebounds from future Purdue Boilermaker Donnie Hale. South returns to action tonight against Bedford North-Lawrence.

Austin Etherington,6-6, 190, Hamilton Heights (Ind.) H.S. - Etherington scored 18 points in Hamilton Heights' loss 59-44 loss to Mt. Vernon in the Hinkle Showcase last weekend. Etherington returns to action tonight against Lewis Cass Tech.

Other Notables: Washington (Ind.) junior Cody Zeller scored 19

points on 7-of-21 shooting and had 10 rebounds to help the Class 3A No.2 ranked Hatchets to a 60-56 double-overtime win against No. 5 Barr-Reeve…Indianapolis North Central H.S. has been without sophomore D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who is expected back in the next couple of weeks following surgery to repair torn meniscus in his right knee. In his absence, fellow sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson turned some heads with a 27-point effort to lead the state's second-ranked Class 4A team to a 94-79 win over Pike and its star junior Marquis Teague…lightening quick sophomore point guard Yogi Ferrell from Indianapolis Park Tudor scored 24 points, but it wasn't enough as his team dropped a 50-40 decision to Indianapolis Washington…Broad Ripple H.S. sophomore Ron Patterson opens his season tonight against Guerin Catholic, followed by a match-up with Cathedral on Saturday…Lawrence Central sophomore Jeremy Hollowell was held to five points as his team dropped a disappointing 57-41 overtime game to Lawrence North. Leading by 10 with 6:36 remaining, Lawrence Central squandered the lead and then was outscored 17-1 in the overtime period. Hollowell helped LC bounce back from that loss by scoring 11 points in their 52-43 win over Indianapolis Arlington three nights later...Marshall Plumlee scored 10 points to help Christ School (Arden, NC) to a 104-43 win over Asheville H.S. Wednesday, lifting his team to a 6-0 start. Plumlee's best game to date was a 12-point, 12-rebound, four-block effort against Greenville H.S. Christ School will be competing in the Marshall County Hoopfest this weekend, starting with a match-up against a loaded Findlay (Nev.) Prep team tonight at 10 p.m…Muncie Central junior Jeremiah Davis has averaged 19.5 points in his team's first two games, but he's been suspended for the team's game tonight against Ft. Wayne Snider. The suspension is based on his actions during Muncie Central's 68-64 loss to Monroe Central last week.


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