Crean making the most of spring contact period

  • 04/22/2009 9:35 am in

If you’ve had a hard time keeping up with Tom Crean’s whereabouts the past couple of days, that’s because he’s been all over the country watching potential recruits workout.

Various reports have indicated that Crean has been to see Indianapolis Pike’s Marquis Teague, Lawrence North’s Dominique Ferguson, Muncie Central’s Jeremiah Davis, Will Barton (Baltimore) and Ge-Lawn Guyn (Scott County, KY). And that’s just a small sampling of the names that have surfaced to this point.

So you ask, what’s my point? Crean ‘gets it’. He realizes that the name Indiana by itself no longer sells recruits on the program. Sure, the prestige is still recognized around the country and can be leveraged in some situations. But Crean realizes that working hard around the clock is the way to bring the Indiana program back to national prominence. And he’s doing just that.

The spring contact period ends today.

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  • JBLOTKAMP

    Go get 'em Tom!

  • JBLOTKAMP

    Go get 'em Tom!

  • BGleas

    Great news! Any info on where/who the assistants are out seeing?

  • Kelin Blab

    I think Crean is a grinder and going to these individual workouts is awesome as he is definitely seen by the kids getting noticed. I am for CERTAIN he will land one of these kids he has gone to see, just a matter of which one….

  • hoostheman

    Not sure on specifics but the other day Crean twittered (tweeted?) that between himself and two assistants they were in 11 schools across the country… in one day.

    Way to be Hoosiers. That is getting. It. Done.

  • BGleas

    Good catch. I had actually gone to read his Tweets right after I posted that. He doesn't really interact on Twitter yet, but his Tweets are great.

  • I'm fairly certain that he won't be interacting with or “following” anyone on Twitter.

  • elling2008

    I also wanna point out how fantastic it is that he's focusing in the midwest with 3 Indiana guys and a KY player. Reminds of Knight's idea of “my recruiting budget is my tank of gas”

  • Mr_Kent

    It's stories like these that, in spite of the six win campaign last season, make me supremely confident in IU basketball. We are in good hands with Crean.

  • BGleas

    Great news! Any info on where/who the assistants are out seeing?

  • Kelin Blab

    I think Crean is a grinder and going to these individual workouts is awesome as he is definitely seen by the kids getting noticed. I am for CERTAIN he will land one of these kids he has gone to see, just a matter of which one….

  • hoostheman

    Not sure on specifics but the other day Crean twittered (tweeted?) that between himself and two assistants they were in 11 schools across the country… in one day.

    Way to be Hoosiers. That is getting. It. Done.

  • BGleas

    Good catch. I had actually gone to read his Tweets right after I posted that. He doesn't really interact on Twitter yet, but his Tweets are great.

  • I'm fairly certain that he won't be interacting with or “following” anyone on Twitter.

  • elling2008

    I also wanna point out how fantastic it is that he's focusing in the midwest with 3 Indiana guys and a KY player. Reminds of Knight's idea of “my recruiting budget is my tank of gas”

  • Steve

    It's stories like this that, in spite of the six-win campaign last season, make me confident about IU basketball. We are in great hands with Crean.

  • Mr_Kent

    It's stories like these that, in spite of the six win campaign last season, make me supremely confident in IU basketball. We are in good hands with Crean.