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Boys basketball practice notes

A few notes from the first official practice of boys basketball Monday.

Kreiger takes over

Scott Kreiger doesn't foresee too many changes coaching the Canterbury boys basketball team after several years and four state championships with the Canterbury girls.

"The things we are going to try to do are not any different," Kreiger said. "Basketball is basketball, and these guys will be able to do it at a physically higher level. But from a practical standpoint, it is the same game."

Moyle still out

After missing the Class A semistate game for Canterbury, senior Chase Moyle is back with the basketball team. Well, at least in a couple of days.

Moyle, who won the mental attitude award for the Class A boys soccer state champions, injured his knee again and is out of action for a couple of days. He expects to be back for the Nov. 20 season opener.

Blackmon Jr. cheers IU on

Bishop Luers junior James Blackmon Jr. and Indiana University recruit has been watching the Hoosiers reach No. 1 in the preseason polls and be talked about as a national championship contender.

"Part of the reason I committed there is because I knew they were going to be one of the top teams," he said. "It is real exciting to see that what I saw come to life."

Is Vijay joining big brother?

Luers freshman Vijay Blackmon picked up an offer from IU last week and could join big brother junior James Blackmon Jr. as an IU recruit.

Their father, Luers coach James Blackmon Sr., thinks little bro should follow in James Jr.'s footsteps.

"When you get an opportunity like that, I don't want to take anything for granted," James Blackmon Sr. said. "I just want Vijay to consider all those things. I tell him the same thing I told James, and it is a wonderful opportunity, and he shouldn't pass it. He wants to wait a couple of weeks and see what happens."

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.

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