R.J. Curington ready to see Bloomington

Update: Following his visit, Curington offered the following comment via his Twitter account: ” I absolutely enjoyed my visit! It was a great experience. The coaches & IU fans are great & very supportive.”

The Indiana coaching staff will welcome R.J. Curington to campus for an unofficial visit on Friday morning and the 2013 Oak Hill Academy guard says he’s ready for some Hoosier Hysteria.

“When I was younger I went to camp (at IU),” Curington told Inside the Hall. “But I didn’t really get to see many of the finer things. I’m expecting to see a lot of the basketball monuments, the practice facility and I’m looking forward to seeing the players also to see how they live on campus.”

Curington lists Dyer, Indiana as his hometown, but didn’t move to the Hoosier state until he was 10 and enrolled at Oak Hill as an eighth grader. The Mouth of Wilson based boarding school has produced 22 NBA Draft picks.

The adjustment living away from family was initially difficult, but is helping to prepare him for the next level.

“Since it’s like a college (at Oak Hill) and with all of the traveling, we’ll be somewhere one day and the next day we’ll be somewhere else,” Curington said. “You’ve gotta get your homework done and that’s how it is in college. I’m just thankful I have the chance to get that early so when I’m in college, I’m not foreign to what I have to do.”

The month of July was a successful one for Curington as his C.I.A. Bounce team won the AAU Super Showcase in Kissimmee, Florida. The final game was televised by ESPNU. That exposure only added to a long list of schools that Curington says have expressed interest.

“North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Harvard, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Stanford, Northwestern,” he said. “Some new schools are Michigan State, Florida, UCF, Chattanooga and Florida State.”

With 15 months to go until he can first sign a Letter of Intent, don’t expect a quick decision from the 6-foot-5 guard.

“I’m pretty much wide open right now,” he said.

  • cdog

    RJ has had a great couple of years at Oak Hill.  I think he has a lot of great skills and can score at will.  The only question I have is do we need another guy the same size as the two recruits we already have?  We really need a PG and/or a PF/C, especially if Yogi or Hanner are truly one and done.  I have faith in CTC, but I just don’t see him as a need.  He could be a back-up plan in case we don’t get Harris in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    It made my day too! Haha

  • Anonymous

    It made my day too! Haha

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Yogi as one and done, and Perea’s game is far from being NBA ready in my mind. I think we have them for atleast 2 years. RJ could be a great addition if he continues to improve like ge has, and as you said if we don’t get Harris he would fill that slot.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Yogi as one and done, and Perea’s game is far from being NBA ready in my mind. I think we have them for atleast 2 years. RJ could be a great addition if he continues to improve like ge has, and as you said if we don’t get Harris he would fill that slot.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Yogi as one and done, and Perea’s game is far from being NBA ready in my mind. I think we have them for atleast 2 years. RJ could be a great addition if he continues to improve like ge has, and as you said if we don’t get Harris he would fill that slot.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Yogi as one and done, and Perea’s game is far from being NBA ready in my mind. I think we have them for atleast 2 years. RJ could be a great addition if he continues to improve like ge has, and as you said if we don’t get Harris he would fill that slot.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Yogi as one and done, and Perea’s game is far from being NBA ready in my mind. I think we have them for atleast 2 years. RJ could be a great addition if he continues to improve like ge has, and as you said if we don’t get Harris he would fill that slot.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GBuc12 BaseballBuc

    Word is he didn’t decommit. Father basically said nothing was true. That said let’s try not to swear on ITH’s page. We don’t mention the “P” word ;)

  • Kelin Blab

    This kid is a sleeper from what I have read and seen. Has alot of game, still an Indiana kid, but a high level talent. Would not surprise me if he gets an offer.

  • Plane1972

    During this AAU period, I read more than one scouting report that said Hanner is unlikely to need a polished offensive game before an NBA team comes a-calling. His rebounding and shot blocking appear to be the most coveted skills in him, with the potential of developing his offensive game over time. I’m really not counting on him more than one season. Two would be a welcome surprise imo 

  • Plane1972

    During this AAU period, I read more than one scouting report that said Hanner is unlikely to need a polished offensive game before an NBA team comes a-calling. His rebounding and shot blocking appear to be the most coveted skills in him, with the potential of developing his offensive game over time. I’m really not counting on him more than one season. Two would be a welcome surprise imo 

  • Anonymous

    Notice that he said, “see many of the finer things,” and “see how they live on campus.” Very clear that he wants to go to a school that will give him luxurious living quarters. I would not call Brisco or Foster luxurious… but I think Austin is staying in the new dorm on 10th, so that’s good. Let’s hope he gets a look at The Hampton Townhomes 

  • Anonymous

    Notice that he said, “see many of the finer things,” and “see how they live on campus.” Very clear that he wants to go to a school that will give him luxurious living quarters. I would not call Brisco or Foster luxurious… but I think Austin is staying in the new dorm on 10th, so that’s good. Let’s hope he gets a look at The Hampton Townhomes 

  • HoosierDadE

    I concur…the name that must never be spoken:

    Purrrrrrrr, Purddddd…I can’t even type it without dry heaving (glad I could give you all a visual this morning, HAPPY FRIDAY!)

  • CreamandCrimson

    That’s true.  Just look at this past NBA Draft.  Bismack Biyombo was taken in the lottery and he has absolutely no offensive game.  His offensive game is not even developing, he just doesn’t have one.  But…he can rebound and block shots and has a ridiculous wingspan.  I don’t know how long Hanner will be at IU but I think he will have a chance to be drafted fairly early when he leaves based on his athleticism.

  • CreamandCrimson

    That’s true.  Just look at this past NBA Draft.  Bismack Biyombo was taken in the lottery and he has absolutely no offensive game.  His offensive game is not even developing, he just doesn’t have one.  But…he can rebound and block shots and has a ridiculous wingspan.  I don’t know how long Hanner will be at IU but I think he will have a chance to be drafted fairly early when he leaves based on his athleticism.

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  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    PUke, Putz U, Our little red-headed step cousin, or something else along those lines will suffice when talking about the PUke Spoilers.

  • Anonymous

    Alex …. Is there any word on Green’ s decision ? I thought he was going to announce today ?

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    No word. He originally said he would decide today, but nothing to report at this point.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    No word. He originally said he would decide today, but nothing to report at this point.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks . I know when it happens you will be on top of it .

  • Anonymous

    Thanks . I know when it happens you will be on top of it .

  • Anonymous

    Could you answer this scholly question for me? I thought that i. The big ten you have 13 scholarships plus 1 over sign. We currently have 14 players for the 2012 season, so from what i know, we have a scholarship for all our current players, but i keep hearing people say we need 2 tranfers to get Gary Harris. Could you clear this up for me? Thanks! You do a great job with this sight!

  • Anonymous

    Could you answer this scholly question for me? I thought that i. The big ten you have 13 scholarships plus 1 over sign. We currently have 14 players for the 2012 season, so from what i know, we have a scholarship for all our current players, but i keep hearing people say we need 2 tranfers to get Gary Harris. Could you clear this up for me? Thanks! You do a great job with this sight!

  • Geoff

    I can only assume he won’t announce his decision this late…we will probably just have to wait until tomorrow.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    That’s a fair assumption. All has remained quiet this evening.

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