Report: Tijan Jobe to sign with IU today

  • 05/20/2008 3:42 pm in

jobe.jpgAccording to sources speaking with Peegs, Tigan Jobe a 7-foot-0, 265-pound sophomore from Olney Central College will sign with IU today. He averaged three points, three rebounds and six blocks a game. (See: project.)

It seems Crean went after what was left of big men in both the high school (Maurice Sutton) and juco ranks (Jobe), and perhaps might find himself a bit handcuffed now as far as scholarships are involved if Emmanuel Negedu wants to bring his services to Bloomington. (Fingers crossed.)

Discuss the latest recruiting news amongst yourself in the comments.

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  • nealE

    COME ONE GUYS! He's 7 feet tall, and averages 6 blocks a game. And he's a JUCO, so he helps with a) size and b) future scholarships. Don't knock him when you haven't even seen him. Crean knows what he is doing, and we desperately needed size. On top of all of that, he's friends with Negedu, so that can't hurt our chances with him either. I'm just saying, don't be so negative. Have a little optimism! With a little help this guy could very well become a beast. GO HOOSIERS

  • COME ONE GUYS! He's 7 feet tall, and averages 6 blocks a game. And he's a JUCO, so he helps with a) size and b) future scholarships. Don't knock him when you haven't even seen him. Crean knows what he is doing, and we desperately needed size. On top of all of that, he's friends with Negedu, so that can't hurt our chances with him either. I'm just saying, don't be so negative. Have a little optimism! With a little help this guy could very well become a beast. GO HOOSIERS

  • Ryan_T

    My apologies, I took it as you saying that he was some big dumb black kid from Africa who needed to be spoken to like a 1st grader (which is how you made your post sound) in order to succeed.

  • Ryan_T

    My apologies, I took it as you saying that he was some big dumb black kid from Africa who needed to be spoken to like a 1st grader (which is how you made your post sound) in order to succeed.

  • Kelin Blab

    Lets rewind people…..

    * Crean is big on player development, I am sure he can get something out of this kid
    * Ummm would you like to see some Deandre Thomas defense…stop whining
    * IU has lacked SIZE for years…what more do you want, Oden has no eligibility left and we are late in the game
    * Connect the dots….Negedu, Indiana Elite, Guardian in Bloomington, Indiana Elite teammate Matt “freakin” Roth, and signing a fellow countrymen…chill out!
    * I don't think this scares away Sutton…would you be nervous if the guy coming in playing a similar spot averaged 3ppg???
    * Finally do you want another 6'4guard????
    * If you have seen Tom Pritchard play he will work well with this guy because he is a helluva passer, post to post.

    Coach Crean….work with the kid, get his ass to rebound, block every damn shot that comes into the paint and make a call to Negedu and Mo Sutton….

  • Kelin Blab

    Lets rewind people…..

    * Crean is big on player development, I am sure he can get something out of this kid
    * Ummm would you like to see some Deandre Thomas defense…stop whining
    * IU has lacked SIZE for years…what more do you want, Oden has no eligibility left and we are late in the game
    * Connect the dots….Negedu, Indiana Elite, Guardian in Bloomington, Indiana Elite teammate Matt “freakin” Roth, and signing a fellow countrymen…chill out!
    * I don't think this scares away Sutton…would you be nervous if the guy coming in playing a similar spot averaged 3ppg???
    * Finally do you want another 6'4guard????
    * If you have seen Tom Pritchard play he will work well with this guy because he is a helluva passer, post to post.

    Coach Crean….work with the kid, get his ass to rebound, block every damn shot that comes into the paint and make a call to Negedu and Mo Sutton….

  • nealE

    Jordan Hulls, the 2009 PG from Bloomington South, just verballed. Today is awesome.

    However, if I'm correct, I believe this leaves us with 1 scholarship to use either for this year or next year (unless someone leaves). So it's either Negedu, Sutton, or someone else for 2009.

    http://blogs.heraldtimesonline.com/iusp/?p=2036

  • Jordan Hulls, the 2009 PG from Bloomington South, just verballed. Today is awesome.

    However, if I'm correct, I believe this leaves us with 1 scholarship to use either for this year or next year (unless someone leaves). So it's either Negedu, Sutton, or someone else for 2009.

    http://blogs.heraldtimesonline.com/iusp/?p=2036

  • cojames

    With all that is being said I have been looking at some of his stats and there were several games in which he did not play last year (I'm not sure why) and I've read two conflicting accounts that he avg. 7 minutes a game and he avg. 13 min a game. Either way he still had 3/3/6 while avg. only marginal minutes. The kid has apparently only been playing basketball and been over in the states for 4 years so he has time to improve, and with some coaching who knows potentially what he could do. I would agree lets not judge him or question Crean's recruiting before we even see the kid step onto the floor.

  • cojames

    With all that is being said I have been looking at some of his stats and there were several games in which he did not play last year (I'm not sure why) and I've read two conflicting accounts that he avg. 7 minutes a game and he avg. 13 min a game. Either way he still had 3/3/6 while avg. only marginal minutes. The kid has apparently only been playing basketball and been over in the states for 4 years so he has time to improve, and with some coaching who knows potentially what he could do. I would agree lets not judge him or question Crean's recruiting before we even see the kid step onto the floor.

  • woodpecker

    wont EN have to sign by tomorrow? the 21st is the deadline rignt?

  • woodpecker

    wont EN have to sign by tomorrow? the 21st is the deadline rignt?

  • cojames

    CREAN IS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!

  • cojames

    CREAN IS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!

  • indyd

    Averaging 7 minutes a game… Hopefully he fouled out of every game in first 7 minutes. At least that make sense as to why his rebounding numbers are so low….. He is 7 foot tall. He should be able to get 5 rebounds a game defending himself for being hit in the face from all the Juco bricks!

  • indyd

    Averaging 7 minutes a game… Hopefully he fouled out of every game in first 7 minutes. At least that make sense as to why his rebounding numbers are so low….. He is 7 foot tall. He should be able to get 5 rebounds a game defending himself for being hit in the face from all the Juco bricks!

  • woodpecker

    good lord hurry up Negedu and commit!!!

  • woodpecker

    good lord hurry up Negedu and commit!!!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Sweet…even sweeter because Duke was looking at him and Purdue wanted him. Let's reel in Negedu and Sutton if we still have scholarships left and then develop this team.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Sweet…even sweeter because Duke was looking at him and Purdue wanted him. Let's reel in Negedu and Sutton if we still have scholarships left and then develop this team.

  • jgongora86

    I say take back the offer from sutton and offer it to negedu only. Or it could be possible that Crean already knows suttons decision and thats why he offered to jobe. more theory than fact on my part though.

  • jgongora86

    I say take back the offer from sutton and offer it to negedu only. Or it could be possible that Crean already knows suttons decision and thats why he offered to jobe. more theory than fact on my part though.

  • woodpecker

    I think you are right on point!

  • woodpecker

    I think you are right on point!

  • BrianK

    ugh, I don't know. Remember UofK couple years ago had 2 7 footers and neither saw playing itme because they were so bad. I think this might of been a hail mary shot.

  • BrianK

    ugh, I don't know. Remember UofK couple years ago had 2 7 footers and neither saw playing itme because they were so bad. I think this might of been a hail mary shot.

  • He doesn't have to sign a LOI, he can just go where he wants. Here is a little more info from the National Letter of Intent Web site:

    Q. Am I required to sign a National Letter of Intent?

    A. No. You are not required to sign a National Letter of Intent but many student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent because they want to create certainty in the recruiting process. Specifically, by signing a National Letter of Intent, you agree to attend the institution for one year in exchange for the institution's promise, in writing, to provide you athletics financial aid for the entire academic year. Simply, by signing a National Letter of Intent you are given an award including athletics aid for the upcoming academic year provided you are admitted to the institution and you are eligible for athletics aid under NCAA rules. Furthermore, by signing a National Letter of Intent you effectively end the recruiting process. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, a recruiting ban goes into effect and you may no longer be recruited by any other National Letter of Intent school.

  • He doesn't have to sign a LOI, he can just go where he wants. Here is a little more info from the National Letter of Intent Web site:

    Q. Am I required to sign a National Letter of Intent?

    A. No. You are not required to sign a National Letter of Intent but many student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent because they want to create certainty in the recruiting process. Specifically, by signing a National Letter of Intent, you agree to attend the institution for one year in exchange for the institution's promise, in writing, to provide you athletics financial aid for the entire academic year. Simply, by signing a National Letter of Intent you are given an award including athletics aid for the upcoming academic year provided you are admitted to the institution and you are eligible for athletics aid under NCAA rules. Furthermore, by signing a National Letter of Intent you effectively end the recruiting process. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, a recruiting ban goes into effect and you may no longer be recruited by any other National Letter of Intent school.

  • woodpecker

    Ok thanks

  • woodpecker

    Ok thanks

  • joegolfer

    Hey everybody! I'm new to the site and excited about Hoosier basketball. I grew up watching the feathered-hair and silky stroke of Steve Alford. My finished basement is full of IU paraphanalia and my garage dones a huge red IU flag. So, I'm as die-hard as it gets….actually have my name on a waiting list for season tickets!

    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and praise the quick work of Coach Crean. I went from being totally worried about an IU team composed of McGee, Crawford, Taber, and Finklemeyer…..to wondering about the possibilities of the new classes coming. I want to say that I'm very excited about Crean flushing out all of the bad seeds and already bringing in talent that Hoosier Nation can get excited about. I look forward to next year already.

    Go HOOSIERS!!!

  • joegolfer

    Hey everybody! I'm new to the site and excited about Hoosier basketball. I grew up watching the feathered-hair and silky stroke of Steve Alford. My finished basement is full of IU paraphanalia and my garage dones a huge red IU flag. So, I'm as die-hard as it gets….actually have my name on a waiting list for season tickets!

    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and praise the quick work of Coach Crean. I went from being totally worried about an IU team composed of McGee, Crawford, Taber, and Finklemeyer…..to wondering about the possibilities of the new classes coming. I want to say that I'm very excited about Crean flushing out all of the bad seeds and already bringing in talent that Hoosier Nation can get excited about. I look forward to next year already.

    Go HOOSIERS!!!

  • hoosiergal

    Welcome to ITH ! Glad to have another Hoosier aboard.

  • hoosiergal

    Welcome to ITH ! Glad to have another Hoosier aboard.

  • Welcome. Glad to have you.

  • Welcome. Glad to have you.

  • MikeinNC

    That's what I think too….Crean knows what's up with Sutton. This guy really knows how to recruit strategically. I am really impressed with how he is putting this team together. Think about where we were 45 days ago. He's done an amazing job.

  • MikeinNC

    That's what I think too….Crean knows what's up with Sutton. This guy really knows how to recruit strategically. I am really impressed with how he is putting this team together. Think about where we were 45 days ago. He's done an amazing job.

  • tberry

    I think Negedu will follow the AZ assistant (Pastner?) to Memphis. I don't care what the guy that recruited him says about not bringing any players with him.

    Just like McCallum pulling player to Detroit. This kid sound like he wants to be free to play for the guy that has stroked him for several years.

  • tberry

    I think Negedu will follow the AZ assistant (Pastner?) to Memphis. I don't care what the guy that recruited him says about not bringing any players with him.

    Just like McCallum pulling player to Detroit. This kid sound like he wants to be free to play for the guy that has stroked him for several years.

  • tberry

    I think Negedu will follow the AZ assistant (Pastner?) to Memphis. I don't care what the guy that recruited him says about not bringing any players with him.

    Just like McCallum pulling player to Detroit. This kid sound like he wants to be free to play for the guy that has stroked him for several years.

  • Welcome to ITH! This place is awesome.

  • Welcome to ITH! This place is awesome.

  • Welcome to ITH! This place is awesome.

  • MikeinNC

    That's what I think too….Crean knows what's up with Sutton. This guy really knows how to recruit strategically. I am really impressed with how he is putting this team together. Think about where we were 45 days ago. He's done an amazing job.

  • tberry

    I think Negedu will follow the AZ assistant (Pastner?) to Memphis. I don't care what the guy that recruited him says about not bringing any players with him.

    Just like McCallum pulling player to Detroit. This kid sound like he wants to be free to play for the guy that has stroked him for several years.

  • Welcome to ITH! This place is awesome.

  • matty_b

    He is the worst player in D-1. I could beat this guy in a 1-1 game. I'm 6'3″. He can't even catch a pass.

  • mike

    Hasheem Thabeet is the biggest stiff in the NBA