Men's Basketball

    Ferrell Named Indiana's 26th McDonald's All-American

    Go Hoosiers! Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 9, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's basketball signee Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell became the 26th Hoosier to be named a McDonald's All-American, the committee announced on ESPNU on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. He is the second-straight Indiana signee (Cody Zeller - 2011) and the third since 2007 (Eric Gordon) to earn the honor, and the 15th Hoosier honoree to hail from the state of Indiana.

    Ferrell, a 5-11 guard from Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis, is Tom Crean's second consecutive McDonald's All-American. He is averaging 17.8 points and 6.3 assist per game this season.

    "Yogi is a very good student, outstanding player, he's a leader in his school and he's a winner, and he's done it during the high school season, he's done it during the summer seasons. He's been a winner at all levels, and I think when you have that, it says a lot about the character of him, so really proud of him," said Crean.

    In 2011, Ferrell, who will play on the West Team, averaged 18.7 points and 6.6 assists per game. He led Park Tudor to a 26-2 record and the IHSAA Class 2A State title. He was named First Team All-State by the Associated Press and was an Indiana Junior All-Star.

    The 2012 McDonald's All-American game will be played at the United Center in Chicago on March 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

    IU's All-Time List of McDonald's All-Americans
    Tom Baker - 1977
    Ray Tolbert - 1977
    Landon Turner - 1978
    Isiah Thomas - 1979
    John Flowers - 1981
    Daryl Thomas - 1983
    Delray Brooks - 1984
    Ricky Calloway - 1985
    Jay Edwards - 1987
    Eric Anderson - 1988
    Greg Graham - 1989
    Pat Graham - 1989
    Damon Bailey - 1990
    Alan Henderson - 1991
    Sherron Wilkerson - 1993
    Andrae Patterson - 1994
    Neil Reed - 1994
    Jason Collier - 1996
    Luke Recker - 1997
    Dane Fife - 1998
    Jared Jeffries - 2000
    Bracey Wright - 2002
    D.J. White - 2004
    Eric Gordon - 2007
    Cody Zeller - 2011
    Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell - 2012

     

     


       

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