Indiana in the mix for 2011 wing Ryan Taylor?

  • 06/13/2011 4:12 pm in

Ryan Taylor, a 6-foot-6 wing from Indianapolis who played his final prep season at Louisville’s Western High School, reportedly has an offer from Indiana according to this story published by Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.

(Update: Goodman tweeted the following moments ago: “Been told by a source that Indiana has not offered Ryan Taylor a scholarship – despite Taylor’s uncle/coach saying that was the case.”)

The primary focus of Goodman’s report was that Taylor would be visiting Kansas this coming weekend, but the Indiana-related nugget was tossed in near the end:

Taylor, who transferred to Louisville Western High prior to this past season after three years at Lawrence North in Indianapolis, also has offers – per Paul Handley – from West Virginia, Indiana and South Carolina.

Handley, if you didn’t click through to read the entire report, is Taylor’s uncle and also coached him at Western this past season.

Taylor was once committed to Louisville but is still awaiting test scores to qualify to play next season. The former Lawrence North wing told Rick Bozich of The Louisville Courier-Journal in an interview last week that he would likely head to Hargrave Military Academy if he failed to qualify for 2011.

Taylor scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Kentucky All-Stars’ 105-103 loss to Indiana on Friday and had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Kentucky All-Stars’ 94-82 loss to Indiana on Saturday.

Indiana is currently at 12 scholarship players for next season. The NCAA limit is 13.

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  • INUnivHoosier

    Not particularly excited about a guy with struggles in academics. Although, I thought the same about McGary, and he has proven rather capable. This kid may just need the right environment and motivation. I would like to see more focus on a last minute (quality) big guy if we get anything at all.

  • IUeconAlum

     You have a point. I don’t watch NBA that often. I was happy Cuban won a championship just because he’s a Hoosier.

  • Hoosier Clarion

       Alex,  I stand corrected on the uncle offering the misinformation.  But I stand fast on this players academic situation with L’ville transitioning as positive criteria for an invite to Coach Crean’s roster.  2+2 is always going to be four.
       Thanks for the back and forth.
      

  • Hoosier Clarion

       Alex,  I stand corrected on the uncle offering the misinformation.  But I stand fast on this players academic situation with L’ville transitioning as positive criteria for an invite to Coach Crean’s roster.  2+2 is always going to be four.
       Thanks for the back and forth.
      

  • Anonymous

    Whether IU ends up making a big push to sign this kid or not, one thing that has me excited is that Crean seems to be willing to recruit Louisville. That was what pleased me most about him getting Abell. Louisville has always had good basketball talent, but IU has never really gone after it. Seems strange with Bloomington and Louisville being relatively close to one another.

  • IUJeff

    If he can help win this year, get him. I am tired of watching IU be the doormat of the Big10.

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping these classes should be “loaded” enough to at least win 5-10 games more per season than they have the past couple of seasons.

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping these classes should be “loaded” enough to at least win 5-10 games more per season than they have the past couple of seasons.

  • Anonymous

    not a bad idea to even out the number of recruits by season.  i think it is a good idea to have even number of players per class to strengthen experience and leadership.  I’ve been encouraged by recent players in recent classes that they will bring the leadership that will be needed for future classes: Olidipo, Sheehey, Zeller, Remy, etc should all be good leaders for the next classes.

  • Anonymous

    not a bad idea to even out the number of recruits by season.  i think it is a good idea to have even number of players per class to strengthen experience and leadership.  I’ve been encouraged by recent players in recent classes that they will bring the leadership that will be needed for future classes: Olidipo, Sheehey, Zeller, Remy, etc should all be good leaders for the next classes.

  • Anonymous

    Amen Amen Amen Amen and again I say Amen sir Amen.

  • Anonymous

    Amen Amen Amen Amen and again I say Amen sir Amen.

  • Anonymous

    I think you mean 10-15 more wins per season.  5-10 more wins just makes us mediocre instead of horrible and I think that these recruits should make us better than that.  With this talent in a couple years we better be back to the top of the Big Ten or darn close to it.

  • Anonymous

    I think you mean 10-15 more wins per season.  5-10 more wins just makes us mediocre instead of horrible and I think that these recruits should make us better than that.  With this talent in a couple years we better be back to the top of the Big Ten or darn close to it.

  • Anonymous

    That’s nice. Any actual real players to go along with your wish?

  • Anonymous

    That’s nice. Any actual real players to go along with your wish?

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Kansas has offered him.

  • Anonymous

    right – my math was a little off.  I will take 5-10 more wins next season 17-15 to 22-10.  And honestly a 20+ season the following.  Mainly I am not too concerned about regular season records as long as we make the tourney and look good in it.

  • Anonymous

    right – my math was a little off.  I will take 5-10 more wins next season 17-15 to 22-10.  And honestly a 20+ season the following.  Mainly I am not too concerned about regular season records as long as we make the tourney and look good in it.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if there are as many Kansas fans questioning the offer as IU fans — if not then that would sound a little backwards

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if there are as many Kansas fans questioning the offer as IU fans — if not then that would sound a little backwards

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if there are as many Kansas fans questioning the offer as IU fans — if not then that would sound a little backwards

  • GFDave

    Personally, I am fine with the team we have for this coming season, especially knowing that even with one spot open for this season we’ll be losing player(s) to make room for the 2012 group. 

  • Plane1972

    Not if you look at the rebuilding job Self is going to have this year. Of course that has been said before and he continues to win the Big 12. I think it is a matter of time before something stinky comes out of Lawrence. That place seems like a powder keg recently with the drama around its basketball team. Back to my original point, Kansas is not loaded like it has been in the recent past. They will be again, soon enough, but not this season.

  • Plane1972

    Not if you look at the rebuilding job Self is going to have this year. Of course that has been said before and he continues to win the Big 12. I think it is a matter of time before something stinky comes out of Lawrence. That place seems like a powder keg recently with the drama around its basketball team. Back to my original point, Kansas is not loaded like it has been in the recent past. They will be again, soon enough, but not this season.

  • Anonymous

    If this doesn’t get you excited, or even makes you frustrated or leaves you scratching your head, just read some blogs or post-game reports from Indiana’s games from 2008-2010 like I just did.

  • Anonymous

    I really like all three-Etherington, Oladipo and Sheehey. And you can include Remy Abell in that list. Let’s win some games now!

  • Anonymous

    There are no Bigs for 2011!

  • Anonymous

    There are no Bigs for 2011!

  • Anonymous

    Then we have to lose or shift two players to make room for only 13 on scholarship in August 2012.

  • Anonymous

    I have one more certainty in life, after death and taxes, that your 2.3% figure is wrong! 2.4%, 2.2%, 21.75%, etc. are all possible, but 2.3% is not!

  • Anonymous

    I have one more certainty in life, after death and taxes, that your 2.3% figure is wrong! 2.4%, 2.2%, 21.75%, etc. are all possible, but 2.3% is not!

  • Anonymous

    I have one more certainty in life, after death and taxes, that your 2.3% figure is wrong! 2.4%, 2.2%, 21.75%, etc. are all possible, but 2.3% is not!

  • Anonymous

    I have one more certainty in life, after death and taxes, that your 2.3% figure is wrong! 2.4%, 2.2%, 21.75%, etc. are all possible, but 2.3% is not!

  • Anonymous

    I have one more certainty in life, after death and taxes, that your 2.3% figure is wrong! 2.4%, 2.2%, 21.75%, etc. are all possible, but 2.3% is not!

  • Anonymous

    If IU gets either McGary or Harris to add to the 2012 group now committed, then I do predict a Final Four before all are gone!

  • Anonymous

    If IU gets either McGary or Harris to add to the 2012 group now committed, then I do predict a Final Four before all are gone!

  • Anonymous

    If IU gets either McGary or Harris to add to the 2012 group now committed, then I do predict a Final Four before all are gone!

  • Anonymous

    If IU gets either McGary or Harris to add to the 2012 group now committed, then I do predict a Final Four before all are gone!

  • Anonymous

    If IU gets either McGary or Harris to add to the 2012 group now committed, then I do predict a Final Four before all are gone!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the better team won! Basketball is a team game! You have to create a team to win championships, i.e.: Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson, now Rick Carlisle.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the better team won! Basketball is a team game! You have to create a team to win championships, i.e.: Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson, now Rick Carlisle.

  • Anonymous

    Starting with 2011-12 Indiana must win 20 games/year every year; 25 games/year very frequently; and 30+ games/year 25% of the time.

  • Anonymous

    Starting with 2011-12 Indiana must win 20 games/year every year; 25 games/year very frequently; and 30+ games/year 25% of the time.

  • Anonymous

    Starting with 2011-12 Indiana must win 20 games/year every year; 25 games/year very frequently; and 30+ games/year 25% of the time.

  • Anonymous

    Is he better than Tom Pritchard right now? If not, then he will not help IU this year! Is he better than Derek Elston right now? If not, then he will not help IU this year!