The Hoosiers were well represented in Wednesday’s McDonald's All-American game, as Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, 2012 Indiana commit and McDonald’s West team member, contributed to West’s 106-102 victory.
In a game where every player is vying for national attention and a chance to impress NBA scouts, most All-Americans look for opportunities to display their own talents and create a buzz before entering their freshman year. It’s treated like an NBA All-Star game—a lot of flash and little regard for the final score of the game.
While Ferrell was not a headlining player, or even a starter for his squad, he was able to stand out in a different way than the Shabazz Muhammads and Archie Goodwins. Instead of showcasing himself, Ferrell was more focused on finding an open teammate and doing everything he could to ensure the West won.
Ferrell finished with team-high eight assists, three points and zero turnovers. While Ferrell may not have contributed many points (and with Muhammad on his team, he didn’t have to), if there’s anything we can take away from this game, it’s that Ferrell will fit in very well with the Indiana Hoosiers next season.
Here are three takeaways from Ferrell’s play Wednesday night.