First look: 2014 Recruiting Board

  • 06/02/2011 6:48 am in

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Inside the Hall has just completed its first run of the 2014 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board, highlighting the two prospects already committed plus seven others with IU interest.

In addition, we’ve identified thirteen other 2014 names to watch at this early stage.

2014 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

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  • Anonymous

    Question – how do you determine projected class size?  

    I assume it’s a combination of who we have graduating, the talent available, etc. but is there anything that overrides other factors?  I mainly ask because you’ve got 14 guys projected through three classes.  It’s not that I’m worried about scholarship numbers as that tends to pan out, but are your higher projections based on something specific?  Regular transfers or early entrants?  I guess what I’m mostly getting at is whether you think we’ll be taking on larger classes and have more people leaving early based mainly on just how damn talented these local classes of kids are.  When we read through all the scouting info it just feels like there are so many guys we want to get.  How much does that inform your projection?  (sorry, a bit long-winded to ask essentially one question, but it’s my birthday and I can do what I want to)

  • Combination of natural attrition (we’ve seen four transfers in three years), potential early entrants and level of talent available. If you add the projected class sizes: 2011 (3), 2012 (6), 2013 (4) and 2014 (4), you’ve got 17 players. Seems high, but these things have proven to work themselves out over time.

    In 2013, I could see just a three-man class, but with a lot of names still on the board,  I didn’t find it necessary to pair it down just yet. After July, things could come into more focus on that front.

    In 2014, IU has already offered Lyle, Bluiett and Harris, so it’s not out of the realm that it’d be four-man class. 

    It’s far from an exact science and it’s just a best guess for the most part.

  • Combination of natural attrition (we’ve seen four transfers in three years), potential early entrants and level of talent available. If you add the projected class sizes: 2011 (3), 2012 (6), 2013 (4) and 2014 (4), you’ve got 17 players. Seems high, but these things have proven to work themselves out over time.

    In 2013, I could see just a three-man class, but with a lot of names still on the board,  I didn’t find it necessary to pair it down just yet. After July, things could come into more focus on that front.

    In 2014, IU has already offered Lyle, Bluiett and Harris, so it’s not out of the realm that it’d be four-man class. 

    It’s far from an exact science and it’s just a best guess for the most part.

  • Anonymous

    Makes sense and about what I figured.  I was just curious if anything else went into it.  Thanks for the quick response.

  • Anonymous

    Makes sense and about what I figured.  I was just curious if anything else went into it.  Thanks for the quick response.