Crean will watch Aaron Cosby on Thursday; IU and Minnesota lead

  • 10/08/2008 8:57 pm in

acosby.JPGA couple of days ago, I wrote about Indiana offering a scholarship to Jeffersontown’s Aaron Cosby. I’ve learned that Thursday Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant Tim Buckley will travel to Louisville to watch Cosby in an open gym.

Cosby is already planning an unofficial visit to IU this coming weekend and he’ll be in Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria as well.

Although Cosby is hearing from a large list of schools, two places in particular stand out for the 2010 guard.

“Right now, Indiana and Minnesota,” Cosby said when asked about the schools sitting atop of his list.

Cosby missed most of the 2007-2008 campaign after transferring from Manual to Jeffersontown and is looking forward to getting back on the court on December 19.

“Not being able to play was tough. I just used the time to work on my skills and get stronger,” he said. “I used the time to get better and prepare myself for AAU season.”

While Cosby doesn’t have a definite timetable for making a decision, an early commitment isn’t out of the question.

“I’m just looking for the right fit. If the right fit comes early, I wouldn’t mind making an early commitment. I’m just looking for the right fit and the right situation.”

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  • Hey,

    Whats up with Steven Gambles? Was there a post on him and I didn't see it? Looks like he is a walkon for this years team…..

  • Yes, he is walking-on. Won't be eligible until the second semester. We'll try to put something together soon on the walk-ons.

  • Taskmaster75

    Well, there are rumors Cheek still wants to come to IU, as he scheduled a visit, anybody hear anything about this?

  • jgongora86

    If we get Crosby do we lose out on Teague for the next year?

  • He'll take an official to Indiana, but it looks like he'll end up at Villanova, Kansas or Wake Forest.

  • Not necessarily. IU doesn't have any recruits committed for 2010 and the staff is looking to pick up some commitments that make sense for that class. Cosby is a little bit under the radar because he sat out last season due to a transfer. As someone who has watched him play and has talked to several people who know him well, I can say that he's got a chance to be a very good player and is an intelligent kid who does things the right way. You can never have too many of those.

  • Taskmaster75

    Yea, I've heard several people say Villanova is the team to beat for Cheek, but a man can dream ehh? The person i'm looking up right now is Deshaun Thomas, he goes to school about 15 minutes from where I live, so yea. He says his commitment to Ohio State is soft, and he utterly dominates anyone he is facing, including my high school 😛

  • pacino

    He aint gunna be nuthin but a buckeye. I played with him over the summer.

  • pacino

    Im assuming you live in Fort Wayne?

  • Saw him over the summer and while the talent was there, he didn't seem like a guy who goes after it 100% all of the time. Maybe it was just the AAU scene, but I've had a few other people tell me the same thing.

  • Taskmaster75

    I'm pretty sure the reason he doesn't put much effort into it is because he doesn't have to. The level of competition he plays with is lower compared to many other recruits, but perhaps i am wrong.

    We might not even try to recruit him, I've heard his 8th grade coach say when he entered high school, he couldn't read, which means his grades aren't going to be great, wonder how Crean will interpret this.

    And yes, i do live in Fort Wayne

  • pacino

    ya. I heard he isn't the brightest kid.

  • Taskmaster75

    I'm pretty sure the reason he doesn't put much effort into it is because he doesn't have to. The level of competition he plays with is lower compared to many other recruits, but perhaps i am wrong.

    We might not even try to recruit him, I've heard his 8th grade coach say when he entered high school, he couldn't read, which means his grades aren't going to be great, wonder how Crean will interpret this.

    And yes, i do live in Fort Wayne

  • pacino

    ya. I heard he isn't the brightest kid.