The Boiling Point: A look at Indiana All-Stars
After a down year for the Indianapolis area on the senior Indiana All-Star team this year, next season should be a big change. An Indianapolis Star blog recently broke down what next year’s roster could look like, including several Purdue commits.
Here’s what was said about the Purdue verbals and targets.
"• Gary Harris, Hamilton Southeastern: The 6-4 shooting guard is probably the hottest name among uncommitted recruits in the state right now. His explosiveness on offense and natural instincts on defense would seems to make him another no-brainer selection."
Harris hasn’t chosen a school yet, and Purdue seems to still be in the mix for his services.
"• Rapheal Davis, Fort Wayne South: The 6-5 Purdue recruit can put the ball in the basket in multiple ways and isn’t locked into just one position. He seems to be the most likely pick from the Fort Wayne area. It would be difficult to leave him off with another strong season."
Davis is one of the highly-touted 2012 guys already verballed to Purdue.
"• DeJuan Marrero, Gary Bowman Academy: The 6-5 Marrero is probably as quick off the floor as anybody around, which makes him such a good rebounder despite his size. He’s not afraid to mix it up with taller players inside, which would make him a good fit."
Marrero is another great talent who has yet to choose a school. Again, Purdue seems to have interest here, too.
"• Ronnie Johnson, North Central: All-Star director Charlie Hall showed this year that it might be difficult for two players from the same team to make the All-Stars. Bloomington South’s Dee Davis made it, Spencer Turner didn’t from a state championship team and Andrew Smeathers from Center Grove made it and Jonny Marlin didn’t. This could hurt Johnson’s chances. But those who saw Johnson play in the regional would probably argue there’s not much dropoff – if any – between Ferrell and Johnson at the point guard spot. Another season like his junior year would make it difficult not to take him."
Of all the uncommitted 2012 guys, it might appear that Johnson has the inside track to Purdue. His brother is current guard Terone Johnson and his stock has been rising fast recently.