Category Archives: Hoosiers

Yogi Ferrell discusses his camp, being a free agent, and what he expects in Sacramento

Yogi Ferrell, Sacramento Kings, Park Tudor School

After his annual basketball camp concluded, campers ranging from 8 to 16 years old lined up in the cafeteria hallway for one last moment of one-on-one time with Yogi Ferrell. Each camper went through the line, wrapping up with one familiar kid offering a special gift for Yogi: several Sacramento Kings hats, the first Kings…

Trevon Bluiett signs two-way deal with New Orleans Pelicans

Trevon Bluiett, New Orleans Pelicans

Undrafted rookie forward Trevon Bluiett signed his first NBA contract on Tuesday. The Indy native, a graduate of Park Tudor School, landed a two-way deal after a strong performance during the Las Vegas Summer League earlier this month. Bluiett, who was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine, scored 50 points combined in his first…

Knicks waive Troy Williams

Troy Williams, New York Knicks, Indiana Basketball

Troy Williams was waived Monday by the New York Knicks, the team announced. The 23-year-old Indiana University product was on a non-guaranteed deal and the Knicks needed to make one move to trim their roster to 15, the league maximum, by the start of the season. They added Kevin Knox (ninth) and Mitchell Robinson (36th)…

Victor Oladipo hosting basketball camp in Indy Aug. 4-5

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

It was a breakout season for Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, and he wants to give back to the city that has given him so much already. The 2013 IU grad will be holding his inaugural basketball camp, for kids in grades 1-12, on August 4th and 5th at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Grades 1-6…

Kris Wilkes focusing on becoming a two-way player: ‘I see myself as a first-round talent’

NBA, Kris Wilkes, NBA Draft Combine, UCLA Basketball, Indiana Mr. Basketball

CHICAGO, Ill. — From ages 11 to 18, Kris Wilkes kept close watch of Paul George, who spent his first seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers — Wilkes’ hometown team. Seven years may not be a long time, but it is for a kid like Wilkes, who is just 19 years old. George is 6-foot-9,…

Oladipo, Gordon thrilled to see Romeo Langford commit to Indiana

2018 Indiana Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford made his college choice Monday evening, committing to play at Indiana University for head coach Archie Miller next season. Langford announced his decision at a ceremony held on the gymnasium floor at New Albany High School in front of approximately 3,000 fans — and tens of thousands more online….

Victor Oladipo on Tom Crean: ‘He’s always watching’

Victor Oladipo, Tom Crean, Georgia Basketball, Pacers

After games, Victor Oladipo always checks his phones. He has a routine he goes through — getting wrapped in ice bags, talking to the media, firing up his Bose bluetooth speaker, singing, and then hitting the showers. At the Pacers’ final road game of the regular season in Charlotte, he didn’t need a text from his…

Victor Oladipo on Romeo Langford: ‘Hopefully he makes the right choice’

The Pacers had just completed practice Friday, two days before their opening game of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team was in good spirits, and Victor Oladipo is always in a talkative mood. As he made his way to the backdrop, where he answers questions from the media, he first fielded one…