Report: Remy Abell commits to Indiana

  • 04/27/2011 3:10 pm in

Our friend Jody Demling with the scoop. Remy Abell is the newest member of Indiana’s 2011 recruiting class:

Eastern High School senior standout Remy Abell has made his college decision.

The 6-foot-4 Abell, who was recently released from Bradley University, has given a verbal commitment to Indiana University coach Tom Crean.

Abell picked the Hoosiers over Xavier, Western Kentucky, Butler and Penn State.

Indiana’s 2011 recruiting class now includes Austin Etherington, Cody Zeller and Abell.

We’ll have more on this later.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not saying Hulls hasn’t earned it..not in the least. My impression is that Hulls is the guy who gets pissed at his teammates for settling for a close loss. As MillaRed says, “this team still sucks” and if there’s a need for a good strong post player and we’re not allowed to discuss how unfair it is for someone to be forced to transfer, let’s throw this out there. What if Hulls approached CTC and said, “hey Coach, we’re sorta screwed and have a glaring need. If you think it’ll give us a real good shot at a Final Four appearance, i’ll play w/o a scholarship.” How would you guys react then? Is it better than “forcing” someone out?

  • Anonymous

    I’m with ya, but i’ve also had that feeling that Traylor was headed west(er) than Bloomington. No sources, just the vibe i get from his comments. Loop…ur on the spot now..what’s your source?

  • Anonymous

    Not too pleased here. I just don’t understand why you add a player that appears to be so similar to Oladipo, Sheehey, Etherington, Patterson, Verdell and Hollowell unless he is a complete stud. Makes no sense given we need a big man. Makes no sense given scholarship numbers. Makes no sense given we want Gary Harris.

    Unless Crean knows something we don’t (i.e. this kid is a complete stud and / or there are going to be some deflections) than he really has me guessing here and, frankly, I quite confused.

  • Anonymous

    He is big, tough and plays PG. I think his ability to handle to ball is the reason CTC wanted him.

  • Anonymous

    if we don’t see more than 1 or 2 transfers coming soon then I’d be surprised….. and confused as well, but I think the signs are pointing in that direction.

  • Derbus

    pretty special player definition: every major program wants to sign you; GH fits this definition, he is an NBA first rounder. I called CTC and GH can sign LOI when he wants and will be supported as the lethal talent he exudes on the hardwood. Thus you are incorrect in how you have thought about this hoops warrior. imho

  • Ya thats exactly what I am saying. I don’t think he will be a instant impact guy this year, but sophomore through senior year, I think he will be a very solid glue player that we will need to keep all the new recruits together.

  • Anonymous

    Agree with the depth statement. As we can all attest from the last three years, injuries can and will happen to this team next season. When Mo has gotten hurt the past two years, it really affected the team negatively. This happened not just because Mo is a very good player, but because we had no one behind him to take his minutes…or better said to play his minutes at anywhere near the same quality.

    Adding guys like Abell isn’t going to generate a ton of headlines on recruiting websites, but it helps our team a lot. If Abell can play quality minutes at PG, play good D, not turn the ball over, and be a physical presence, I think we will be ecstatic we have him.

  • Anonymous

    I certainly agree to play the best 5- but we have pretty limited options for big men and while experience shouldn’t give anyone a free pass it usually equals better play.

    I like that line-up offensively, certainly needs better D from the guards.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.

  • Anonymous

    I think that he is that kind of special player!

  • Anonymous

    I think that he is that kind of special player!

  • Anonymous

    I think that Goff would add some power on the front line on day ONE!

  • Anonymous

    No inside info, just reading between the lines. I predict Kansas. He does not seem to feel anything special for “it’s Indiana”. So he will go for the highest ranked team.

  • Anonymous

    No source, but you can hold my feet to the fire: Traylor no to IU and yes to Kansas.

  • Anonymous

    No, Iowa St is now the home of the “challenged” but “good at hoops” kids.

  • InTheMtns

    I’m kinda thinking the same thing. One thing, tho – he seems to fall in love with each school he visits and it becomes his favorite. It was IU after his unofficial, then he visited Oklahoma State and OSU was his favorite. Then he visited Kansas and KU was his favorite. I can understand this; I’d probably be the same way. IF he takes his official to IU and we are his last visit, we could become his favorite. Your idea of him going with the highest ranked is probably the best bet, tho. And Kansas fans are giving him a lot of love right now.

  • Anonymous

    Your observations are on the mark. But I don’t think that he will come to Bloomington so that we can “win” by having the “last” look.

  • stonaroni

    He is a PG….enough said. Throw in that he is a PG with size and this is something we will lack without him for the next 5 years. With him, it is no longer a worry.

  • IUJeff

    Wish there was some video to support that notion.

  • IUJeff

    Found this looking on Twitter last night via a link on a tweet to or from Trey L. Pretty cool. Made it may wallpaper for now. Anyone know who the guy in the top right is?

  • Diesel

    Devin Davis Jr from Warren Central class of 2013

  • NorthernHoosier

    agree completely!