Follow along as we report live from Indiana’s “2022 Mike Woodson Team Shootout” at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and Cook Hall on Saturday.
The participating teams are (from Indiana unless otherwise noted) — Bloomington North, Brownsburg, Fishers, Heritage Hills, Centerville (Ohio), Lyon County (Ky.), Walnut Hills (Ohio), Carmel, Brownstown Central, Anderson, Taft (Ohio), Franklin, Gary West Side, Crispus Attucks, Franklin Central, North Central, Ben Davis, Bloomington South, and Marion.
Some of the more high profile IU recruiting prospects in action are Gabe Cupps, Jonathan Powell, Tyler McKinley, Trent Sisley, Jalen Haralson, Kanon Catchings, Travis Perry, JQ Roberts, Jack Benter, Sam Orme, and Joey Brown.
Check back for updates throughout the day.
(All stats are unofficial)
HERITAGE HILLS vs. FISHERS
Class of 2025 in-state stars Trent Sisley and Jalen Haralson are going head-to-head. They are teammates on the spring AAU circuit with the Indy Heat and IU has offered both players.
Haralson is such a dynamic player. Although he is just entering his sophomore season, he looks and plays like a senior. He is a legit 6-foot-6 or more, has a strong build, and plays under control at an elite speed. Just ten minutes into the game (with a running clock) he already had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Sisley with nine points at halftime. He hit a 3-pointer a good foot behind the college line. Haralson with 4 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Fishers is winning 43-19 at the break.
Haralson had a block, got the rebound, brought it up for the fast break and got an assist in one sequence. He looks every bit the part of a top-50 talent — at least. He’s up to 7 assists early in the second half.
Haralson and Sisley are guarding each other at times. Haralson is very good moving laterally. It’s impressive that Sisley, who is a power forward at this point, would even try to guard Haralson on the perimeter. He is holding his own at times.
Haralson didn’t play much in the second half as Fishers blew out Heritage Hills and both teams have two more games today. He finished with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 blocks and a couple turnovers.
Sisley had 16 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and a couple turnovers.
NOTE: The full IU staff — Mike Woodson and all three assistants are watching the games at Assembly Hall and Cook Hall, along with several members of the staff.
CENTERVILLE (Ohio) vs. LYON COUNTY (Ky.)
Fun matchup involving IU 2023 commit Gabe Cupps and his teammate and IU 2024 target Jonathan Powell against Lyon County (Ky.) guard and IU 2024 prospect Travis Perry.
Perry is the real deal with range well beyond the arc. He’s made a couple threes and has 10 points, 3 steals and 2 assists at halftime. Cupps has made a couple threes and has 6 points and 5 rebounds at the half.
Perry has a bunch of steals in this game. He plays for Indiana Elite on the Adidas 3SSB circuit and holds his own defensively there as well. With two years left of high school, he has already scored over 3,000 points. Sometimes you wonder if small school players putting up big numbers are legit, but Perry has proven himself both on the circuit and here today. He’s an elite shooter. For more background on Perry, GO HERE.
Centerville throwing double-teams and switching everything on Perry and it is bothering him a little bit. He has a couple turnovers.
Cupps missed five free throws in the last minute which prevented Centerville from coming back. They lost by four. Powell and Cupps played in separate rotations, so neither played significant minutes.
Perry finished the game with 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and 3 turnovers.
Cupps had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 3 turnovers.
Powell had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block and 1 turnover.
NOTE: Most of the IU players are in attendance. Trayce Jackson-Davis, Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway, Logan Duncomb, Jordan Geronimo, Jalen Hood-Schifino, Malik Reneau, Kaleb Banks, and Xavier Johnson were all around at some point.
CARMEL vs. WALNUT HILLS (Ohio)
Tyler McKinley, who we featured yesterday, is the headliner in this one. Carmel’s Sam Orme and Garwey Dual are both on the radar in the class of 2023.
Orme struggled in the first half from three but was a factor in other ways. He had four points, 4 rebounds and 4 blocks.
A 2024 forward, McKinley was quiet. He had 2 points in the first half with 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
McKinley could dominate on the low block but Walnut Hills has him out on the perimeter most of the time. He finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 3 turnovers.
Orme had 4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 5 blocks and 3 turnovers.
CENTERVILLE vs. FRANKLIN CENTRAL
Cupps with 7 early points. Seems to have shaken off whatever was bothering him at the foul line in the earlier game. Cupps looks like he has really been working hard in the weight room. He is much thicker in his upper body and it is helping him play through contact and defend the ball.
Powell and Cupps both with very impressive reverse layups through traffic, with Powell drawing a foul in the process.
At halftime, Cupps has 9 points, 2 assists and 1 steal. Powell has 2 points and 2 rebounds. Cupps has scored at all three levels in this game with a couple contested finishes at the rim.
Powell has looked better in this game. He’s new to the team after transferring in during the spring. Looks like someone trying to find his way in a new system. He had a 40-point game in April on the Adidas circuit. Here’s more background.
Centerville played Cupps and Powell together this game and they helped build an 11-point margin in the second half. Clearly they will be playing together when it counts this winter. Centerville has advanced to the state championship game each of the last two years.
Centerville was playing two five man shifts again, so not a ton of playing time with a running clock.
Cupps finished with 9 points, 2 steals, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 turnovers. Powell had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 1 turnover.
WALNUT HILLS vs. BEN DAVIS
Second look at 6-foot-9 forward Tyler McKinley. He just hasn’t been the same player I saw last month with All Ohio Red on the Nike EYBL. He absolutely dominated a couple games with them in Westfield against better competition. McKinley has looked tired all day.
At halftime McKinley has 4 points and 2 rebounds.
Zane Doughty of Ben Davis has been getting mid-major interest. The 6-foot-8 class of 2023 forward has 6 points and 2 rebounds at the break. He’s done a good job walling up on McKinley on the low block.
Mark Zackery, a 2025 point guard from Ben Davis, has game-changing speed and could end up on the high major radar.
As a team, Ben Davis appears to have all the pieces to be a state title contender in 2023. Sheridan Sharpe and K.J. Windham are also impressive players for the Giants.
McKinley finished with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 turnover.
CENTERVILLE vs. FISHERS
A matchup involving Cupps and Powell vs. Haralson now underway.
This has been Powell’s best game so far. I’ve got him for three 3-pointers in the first half and he’s been really good on defense as well. He is a legit 6-foot-5, probably more, and he is a very fluid athlete. Very high ceiling to be a prototypical three-level scorer and two-way player at the next level.
This is a long day for all involved. Haralson in his third game doesn’t have the same energy he did in the morning and Centerville is playing high level defense.
Centerville frustrated Haralson in this one with good defense throughout. 51-43 the final for Centerville, who has to rebuild after losing two D1 players. But the Cupps and Powell duo should end up working well once they get used to playing together. Cupps had 16 points in this game.
LYON COUNTY vs. ANDERSON
Perry had his ankle wrapped in ice and did not play in the final game of the day.
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