Hoosier Hysteria guest list loaded with talent

  • 10/10/2007 6:39 pm in

lancestephenson.jpgThe group of recruits attending Hoosier Hysteria this weekend in Bloomington is arguably the most talented to ever attend the event. It’s probably not a stretch to say that IU has the most talent of any school in the nation taking in the kickoff to the 2007-2008 hoops season.

Devin Ebanks, Derek Elston and Matt Roth, three players already committed to the Hoosiers, are slated to take in the festivities. Ebanks will be on his official visit while Elston and Roth will be on unofficial visits. Roth took his official visit alongside Tyler Zeller a couple of weeks ago. Zeller will be at Notre Dame this weekend and will finish his visits with a trip to Purdue next weekend.

Kevin Jones, from Mount Vernon (NY), will be on hand for his unofficial visit with his brother, Gerard. Jones is one of the final 2008 targets still on the board and is also considering Ohio State, West Virginia, UMass and Pittsburgh.

The 2009 class will also be well represented at Hoosier Hysteria. As I talked about a few weeks ago, Nolan Dennis, Lance Stephenson (pictured) and Dexter Strickland will all attend.

Lawrence North’s Stephan Van Treese, who recently visited Louisville and is being recruited by several other high major programs, will make the drive down from Indianapolis.

If you include Elston, five of the top 100 players in the 2009 class will be at Assembly Hall.

Other notable guests include Ray McCallum Jr., Jordan Prosser and Jacob Jenkins. Prosser, a 2009 forward from Goodfield (IL), has an IU offer and played with Indiana Elite and will attend per Midstatehoops. Jenkins, also a member of the 2009 class, is from Manual high school in Louisville and does not have an offer from IU. He was in the Rivals top 100 for 2009 but dropped out of the rankings after the summer.

Also, I’ve received a few e-mails asking about TV coverage of Hoosier Hysteria. The Big Ten Network is planning to have live reports from around the Big Ten beginning at 9:30 PM on Friday. Indiana will be one of the schools featured along with Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

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  • eric gordan

    Uh – a bit of a stretch to proclaim this group as “the most talent in the nation” to attend the midnight madness. It is not even the most talented to attend the opening practice in the Big 10. Regarding in the nation claims, I would ask the writer to check out the attendees for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky – and here I am restricting my comments to the midwest.

  • eric gordan

    Uh – a bit of a stretch to proclaim this group as “the most talent in the nation” to attend the midnight madness. It is not even the most talented to attend the opening practice in the Big 10. Regarding in the nation claims, I would ask the writer to check out the attendees for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky – and here I am restricting my comments to the midwest.

  • Heard Evan Daniels of Scout.com on radio today say the same thing, so I’m not the only one thinking along those lines.

  • Heard Evan Daniels of Scout.com on radio today say the same thing, so I’m not the only one thinking along those lines.

  • Heard Evan Daniels of Scout.com on radio today say the same thing, so I’m not the only one thinking along those lines.

  • Coach

    Are you going to follow the assessment word-for-word of Daniels who is a little over 20 years old and in the business for such a short short time???

  • Coach

    Are you going to follow the assessment word-for-word of Daniels who is a little over 20 years old and in the business for such a short short time???

  • Coach

    Are you going to follow the assessment word-for-word of Daniels who is a little over 20 years old and in the business for such a short short time???

  • kelin

    I know who else will be at Midnight madness…ME…its about time…..

  • kelin

    I know who else will be at Midnight madness…ME…its about time…..

  • kelin

    I know who else will be at Midnight madness…ME…its about time…..

  • Newt

    I’d rather watch a plant grow than Midnight Madness at Minnesota with Tubby….

  • Newt

    I’d rather watch a plant grow than Midnight Madness at Minnesota with Tubby….

  • Newt

    I’d rather watch a plant grow than Midnight Madness at Minnesota with Tubby….

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