As speculated, Christian Watford wasted little time after a visit with Tom Crean to decide where he’ll be playing come the fall of 2009. The 6-7, 215 pound forward from Birmingham’s Shades Valley HS pledged to the Hoosiers on Tuesday less than a month after attending Indiana’s Elite Camp.
He joins Maurice Creek, Jordan Hulls, Derek Elston and Bobby Capobianco in a class that will likely be rated among the top 10 nationally.
Watford was also considering Kentucky, Louisville, Alabama and Memphis. He’s rated the No. 34 prospect in the 2009 class by Rivals.com.
When asked his thoughts on the program a couple of weeks ago by Justin Young of Rivals, Watford offered these comments:
“They have a real good basketball tradition there and I think coach Crean is going to come in and restore the program. Basically, I just like their tradition. It’s Indiana, you know.”
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