Report: Jeff Withey to Kansas

  • 12/26/2008 3:48 pm in

We’re a bit late to the punch on this due to the holidays, but Jeff Withey won’t be bringing his game to Bloomington. Longtime Courier-Journal sports columnist Rick Bozich has the details:

Jeff Withey was going to be the next big thing at Louisville. Then he wasn’t — withdrawing an oral commitment to Rick Pitino to instead play for Arizona. The kid is from San Diego and the word was he wanted to play at a school closer to home.

That’s one.

Then he was going to be the next big thing at Arizona. Then he wasn’t — deciding to transfer from Arizona. He decided to transfer last fall after Lute Olson decided to quit coaching. A 7-footer, Withey never saw the court at Arizona.

That’s two.

Now Withey is on to his third school. And this time he picked Kansas, where he will be eligible to play in December 2009.

We had quite a few emails and questions about Indiana’s chances with Withey over the past few weeks, but the probability of Withey landing in Bloomington never seemed high. The uncertainty of the scholarship situation coupled with pre-exisiting relationships Withey held with other staffs made the Hoosiers a long shot.

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  • pacino

    Who cares. We dnt need u.

  • NC Fat Boy

    We can never have enough big men prospects for 2009.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I'm more concerned with seeing how Rivers and Hulls (and maybe Jones) run this offense next year. We need to eliminate the sloppiness of our play next season.

    We're not going to sign anyone else for 2009 when we have no scholarships left. Crean and his staff have to focus on finding a couple of players for 2010 and solidifying the 2011 class that already has Carlino.

    If we can't find quality recruits for 2010, then we just might not waste our time signing anyone (which would be bizarre), but perhaps a smart move.

  • Kelin Blab

    Rivers and Hulls running our offense sure as hell can't do any worse than 20 turnovers. I am sure they will help a ton and get our scorers good shots. I really want someone to help matt roth get open. I cringe when he dribbles only because I know he hates to do it…..he is just 'lights out' shooter………

  • HoosierSmitty

    I'm more concerned with seeing how Rivers and Hulls (and maybe Jones) run this offense next year. We need to eliminate the sloppiness of our play next season.

    We're not going to sign anyone else for 2009 when we have no scholarships left. Crean and his staff have to focus on finding a couple of players for 2010 and solidifying the 2011 class that already has Carlino.

    If we can't find quality recruits for 2010, then we just might not waste our time signing anyone (which would be bizarre), but perhaps a smart move.

  • Kelin Blab

    Rivers and Hulls running our offense sure as hell can't do any worse than 20 turnovers. I am sure they will help a ton and get our scorers good shots. I really want someone to help matt roth get open. I cringe when he dribbles only because I know he hates to do it…..he is just 'lights out' shooter………