The summaries listed here are games we witnessed, mixed in with a little
rumor and talk heard along the way. Keep in mind that there are 17 games
occurring simultaneously, and if anyone claims to have seen even
20% of the games during the weekend they are not being truthful. So
many games and so little time. My mission for the weekend was to 1) take
a look at as many of the rumored Purdue prospects as possible, 2) check
out some of the younger players by looking at the juniors-to-be division,
and 3) look at some of the other top rated national players in attendance.
At times during the weekend I was joined by fans of this site and fans
in general, and I've tried to mix in some of their observations into the
summaries too. Some of the summaries are general, and some approach a
play-by-play analysis, which should give everyone a good mixture of looks
into the weekend.
Player Scouting Reports
The scouting reports are a combination of my observations and those of
others from the weekend. Before reading the reports, realize that
everyone has a bias. Whether it be an experience bias, a personal
connection to a team or player or some form of agenda. What I hope people
will do with the comments here is to take them and compare them to other
things you hear, and form your own opinion based on the body of evidence.
Different people notice different aspects of a players game and I have
always valued every opinion. I have been careful to enlist the help of
some very good scouts, some named and some unnamed. There are
evaluations here from everyone from coaches and players, to the casual
observer. We had hoped to get more players covered, and I'm still waiting
on a few more scouting reports to come in.
Game and Player Stats
Special thanks to Dale Knott for the stats from the tournament. Included
is a sampling of the 242 games played during the weekend (not including the
games played in the consolation bracket). I've tried to include some of
the key weekend games, plus include stats from each of the Indiana teams
from the weekend. More games will be added as time allows. You will
not, however, find a listing of average scoring from the tournament. The
reason is that the numbers would be wrong. Stats were not available for
26 games during the weekend, making an average calculation too skewed to
even be attempted. I've also always found scoring averages to be rather
ridiculous without having an idea of how many minutes a kid played per
game. The scorekeepers during the tournament only recorded 2-point field
goals, 3-point field goals and free-throws made. Any other numbers
included under the game summaries were taken unofficially by scouts and
The complete listing of all the scores from the tournament is contained here.
The scores are broken down in four parts...Friday pool play, Saturday pool
play, seniors tournament and juniors tournament. The easiest way to
track a team is by using your browsers search function. Each team played
3 pool games and at least one tournament game. Some teams played as many
as 8 games over the course of the weekend.
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