Ep. 33: Yogi Ferrell

Yogi Ferrell is ready to begin the next phase of his life, as a professional. After four seasons in Bloomington, the Park Tudor and Indiana University graduate will head to Brooklyn to prepare for training camp near the end of August, one month before camp opens.

Yogi Ferrell helped IU to two Big Ten regular season titles in four seasons.

Yogi Ferrell helped IU to two Big Ten regular season titles in four seasons.

Ferrell went through 16 pre-draft workouts but did not get drafted, although teams were interested in drafting and stashing him overseas. Instead, the 6-foot point guard elected to go the route of free agency.

Ultimately, he signed a one-year non-guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets with $100,000 guaranteed, per sources.

It’s a good deal, and now he’ll work to prove worthy of a roster spot on a team that badly needs a spark to help propel the franchise up from the bottom of the standings.

Yogi joined me in studio for an extensive conversation on hoops, his career at IU, looking ahead to the NBA, and more.

[Yogi Ferrell has grown up and is leaving a lasting legacy at Indiana]

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Topics Discussed:

  • Preparing for his rookie season
  • Living in hotels across the country for over a month prior to the draft
  • Adding size and improving his 3-point shot
  • His legacy in Bloomington, giving a senior speech, and flying charter
  • Following the Olympics
  • How he spends free time
One Response to Ep. 33: Yogi Ferrell
  1. Hoosier Brother
    August 18, 2016 | 6:57 pm

    Very nice session, good to hear a fuller and richer voice from Yogi. I wish Yogi nothing but the best as he personifies a true Hoosier baller imho.

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