2011 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2011 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board, inspired by the Football Recruiting Board on mgoblog and the Hotboard on UMHoops, is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2011 class.

Information that appears on school lists is collected from public recruit profiles on ESPN, Rivals, Scout and various news outlets. School lists only denote reported interest, not offers. The board should not be considered a complete list of prospects being recruited and is not endorsed by Indiana University. No premium information is used.

If there is a prospect we should consider adding, please drop us an email at insidethehall@gmail.com.

Last Updated: 12/4/10

Projected Class Size: 2

A total of three scholarships are available and the Big Ten allows an oversign by one scholarship. Jeremiah Rivers is the lone senior, but Guy-Marc Michel’s scholarship also becomes available, leaving a total of three scholarships to use. (This, of course, assumes that no transfers take place.)

The Board:

Austin Etherington (Committed on August 3, 2009, Signed LOI on November 10, 2010)

Guard/Forward, 6-6, 190-pounds, Hamilton Heights (IN), Indiana Elite
Rivals: 3-star (unranked); Scout: 4-star (98)
ITH Video
ITH Video 2
Video Interview
Video Interview 2

Notes: Etherington, who battled a back injury during the spring, is now 100 percent and finished the summer with an impressive July. Known primarily for his shooting prowess, Etherington also has the ability to finish at the rim, but told Inside the Hall he’ll need to improve upon his ball-handling and upper body strength before arriving in Bloomington.

Cody Zeller (Committed on November 10, 2010, Signed LOI on November 10, 2010)

Forward, 6-10, 210-pounds, Washington (IN), Indiana Elite
Rivals: 5-star (20); Scout: 5-star (16)
Video of Zeller’s commitment
ITH Video
ITH Video 2
State Finals Postgame
Video Interview
Video Interview 2
Video Interview 3

Notes: A skilled big man with a knack for rebounding, Zeller is Tom Crean’s signature recruit to-date at Indiana. His commitment led to a subsequent pledge from his friend and 2012 point guard, Yogi Ferrell. He put together an amazing 20-point, 26-rebound effort in leading the Washington Hatchets to a Class 3-A state title last spring.

Also keep an eye on: Lawrence North’s Michael Chandler, who is back on the board after severing ties with Xavier last month.

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    NO zeller…go Goff, solid Indiana kid, experienced, athletic. Chandler is a nice player but I don’t get a good feeling about him.

    No Young….Save the scholly, go into 2011 with the cards you have. Quinn Cook has left us off his list. Give the keys to Yogi for 2012

  • Anonymous

    no worries my man. this particular thread/story is older than most, so some of the older comments are coming ‘back to life’ so to speak.

  • Anonymous

    After November is over and the dust has settled, IU may look good to Cook and Cook may look good to IU. Vic is his good friend and former teammate!

  • Steven Shoda

    Cody Zeller or Michael Chandler are a must for 2011

  • Anonymous

    Boatright is a top 30 talent he’s top three in the state of Illinois. IU needs a PG, we were going hard for BJ so now I think that Ryan should be our oversign..What you guys think..hes got mad game
    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/53939/ryan-boatright

  • ufo3

    IU needs Michael Chandler. Chandler is a true 5, a Center with a Post offensive and defensive game. Chandler and Zeller, two in-state Indiana players would be outstanding together at IU, and form a formidible front line. A Big Time post player is the difference between being a good team and a great team.

  • ufo3

    IU needs Michael Chandler. Chandler is a true 5, a Center with a Post offensive and defensive game. Chandler and Zeller, two in-state Indiana players would be outstanding together at IU, and form a formidible front line. A Big Time post player is the difference between being a good team and a great team.

  • ufo3

    IU needs Michael Chandler. Chandler is a true 5, a Center with a Post offensive and defensive game. Chandler and Zeller, two in-state Indiana players would be outstanding together at IU, and form a formidible front line. A Big Time post player is the difference between being a good team and a great team.

  • Anonymous

    Odds McGary joins this class?

  • Anonymous

    Can you give similar type of information for 2-6 prospects for the 3rd scholarship for 2011?

  • Kelin OlaHarrispo

    INTERESTING…..As I aim to stay on topic…decided to post this on the 2011 recruiting board…..Apparently Kelvin Amayo likes Indiana. Saw this elsewhere from his twitter account…..(and I am not a twitter follower of ANY player or recruit..not my cup of tea)

    @…….when I cut my list Indiana will be in it. . . about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to …………

  • NotanIdiotFan

    Kelin, I am now on board with Michael Chandler or McGary over a PG. The lost to KU was due to lack of size in the interior and our bigs just wearing down. If you have seen any of my earlier post, I was an absolute NO on Chandler, but at this point I say take a chance on him or McGary. If they work out, the plus is much higher then the plus on Amayo, plus it allows Zeller to play more at the PF position.

  • Kelin OlaHarrispo

    I understand where you are coming from, however for me, I look at the BC game and see a guard would have helped us. I think we filled a need with Cody, Chandler would be as good a get a anyone in the spring. He was previously drooled over by Cal, Pitino, and others and is a big time talent. We could not go wrong either way….I lean slightly to a combo guard. I even heard dakich mention that today, we really missed a guy that could get his shot or a shot for others in the KY game….we will see how it plays out…

  • Looks like the 2011 nationwide talent is almost bone dry at this point. It’s a shame all those 2012 youngsters considering IU aren’t graduating this coming year. I’m not a scout but here are some possibilities based on my 15 minute google search, I believe Cannon to be the most noteworthy. All these guys are listed as “considering” IU on rivals.com.

    John Cannon – 6’10, 225 lbs (2 star (87 grade) ESPN, 3.5 star Rivals)
    Based on the basic ESPN review he sounds decent (not slow) with good potential if he hits the weight room. Also, he has an offer from Princeton and is considering Harvard so I’m guessing he’s not an idiot – my kind of guy. I couldn’t find any videos on him.
    http://rivals.yahoo.com/indiana/basketball/recruiting/player-John-Cannon-93863?colleges=show#college_choices
    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/71921/john-cannon

    Jacob Williams – 6’5, 180 lbs (2 star (86 grade) ESPN, 3.5 star Rivals)
    Not too much on this kid. You can never really tell too much from youtube. They always have nice dunks and hit every shot. Never a good indicator of defensive ability or lack of. Appears athletic. Plays guard and forward positions so he has some handles.
    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/103137/jacob-williams
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmL_p8p28kI

    Others: Austin Keel (reminds me of Roth), Walter Pritchford (has been discussed previously)