Defensively, Ferrell appears to have the edge. Since he arrived, Indiana's opponents are shooting 37.3 percent this season.
He rarely gets off balance and has an ability to beat opponents to the spot.
How does he do it? With outstanding footwork, speed and some of those special skills Schilling detected in high school.
"I worked with a lot of NBA players, I coached in the NBA, he probably goes from forward to backward as fast as anybody," said Schilling, a former assistant to John Calipari in both college and the NBA. "It's about as good as I've ever seen. He has terrific balance and that ability to change direction."
Not to mention the ability to become a program-changing type of point guard who coaches know will only get better.
"There is no ceiling for him," Crean said. "He's a winner."