Video: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell vs. Wheeler

Dylan Burkhardt

Here’s video from Yogi Ferrell’s Indiana 2A State Final loss to Wheeler courtesy of Josh “MaizeNBlue2” Houchin. Park Tudor lost 41-38, and it wasn’t Yogi Ferrell’s best game, but he finished with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists.

  • MaizeNBlue2

    Official Stats had him with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, for what it’s worth.

    Unofficially, from going over my video, I had:
    7/25 FG
    1/7 3PT
    5/8 FT
    20 points
    5 rebounds
    3 assists
    7 would-be-assists
    1 steal
    1 turnover

  • JBlair52

    Maize I was there too. Cracks me up on the “7 would-be-assists”

    Without Yogi that team would have been TERRIBLE. He was a 1 man show.

    So stinkin’ strong and quick. His moves to the hoop looked effortless how easy he was getting AROUND his guy.

    Wheeler was a tough team – lots of size.

    Saw Matt Painter and Bruce Weber there.

    Nice pull up move, and can get his 3 pt shot off quick but as you can see, doesnt quite finish them. Looks alright though.

    One last thing – I thought he controlled his dribble VERY well. He pounds it in a demanding fashion.

  • michigan4204

    Those not familiar with Park Tudor, the fact that they won sectionals, let alone semi-state is unreal. Park Tudor is the most expensive of the class schools in Indianapolis, costing $13,000 a semester. Yeah a semester. With the exception of baseball, PT is much more renowned for academics than athletics. Yogi has single handily put their basketball program on the map. People do not realize how special this kid is. He beat 2 4a schools, Broad Ripple, which features hi-major prospect Ron Patterson, and Cathedral, Purdue’s Kelsey Barlow’s old school, which is an athletic powerhouse in all sports, by himself. This kid is a special talent and if he had any talent around him, he would most definitely be a 5 star recruit.

  • Super-aggressive to go w. that quicks and GREAT dribbling. Good dribble-driving from both sides. Couple of sequences at the 1:20-1:40 mark where he’s doing some death-dealin’, heart-stopping, pants-droppin’ sh*t in the paint. Little out of control at times, but I’m always excited to see kids who are still figuring out the possibilities. What are our odds with this guy?

  • MaizeNBlue2


    I think it’s too early to tell. I’ll leave that stuff to Dylan though, since he’s a lot more knowledgeable in that area than I am.

  • Sam

    Considering this kid is only a sophomore(?) right now, I’m extremely impressed with some of the moves he can pull off. Anyone that saw the game, would you say 5’10 is accurate, or maybe a little smaller? He looks to have great quickness and good handles with a good shot for his age. I think we’ll be looking to take a PG in that class, and I’m guessing we offer fairly soon (summer).

    By the way, I love some of the song selections to go along with these videos. Keep it up.

  • MaizeNBlue2

    I would say, just by looking at him, that he’s 5’9″ – 5’10”, but it’s hard to tell, since I was sitting on the floor both times I saw him play. I just never got to stand up near him to get some feeling for it.

    As far as the songs, you can thank Dylan, he sent ones for this video to me.

    I will be doing a full scouting report, but it was a busy weekend, including a 17-hour day at the State Finals on Saturday. Hopefully I’ll have it done by Wednesday or so. I’m going to start on it tonight, after I get the video of Zeller edited.

  • JBlair52

    Yogi is a good 5’10”

    Been told that his dad is well over 6’0 so they think he might still grow a bit more.

    Park Tudor’s HS coach is Ed Schilling – former Wright State Head Coach and then assistant under Calipari at UMass and Memphis. Real nice guy that knows the game.

  • Ryan F

    Love his game. Looks like an Isiah Thomas clone.

  • Forget about Yogi’s height, look at his vertical. This guy can jump.

  • JayRich

    I just love that he can dribble so well with both hands. SO many kids nowadays are right hand dominant (Manny, for example). That kid is going to be unbelievable in two years. It also seems like he likes to pass and would more but knows his teammates probably aren’t going to come through for him so he normally just keeps it. Would love to see him take over the reigns from Darius in a few years.

  • MaizeNBlue2

    Okay, slight correction. He was 7/21 from the field. I just realized I was counting missed shots that he was fouled on as attempts.

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