Q & A: 2013 Detroit Community wing Byron “Bo” Zeigler

2013 Detroit Community wing Byron “Bo” Zeigler is among the top 50 players nationally according to Scout.com and will hit the AAU circuit hard in the coming weeks with the Michigan Hurricanes.

Inside the Hall caught up with Zeigler over the weekend to talk about the tough ending to his high school season, where Indiana stands in his recruitment and much more:

On how the high school season turned out:

“We had a pretty good high school season. I played well but we came up short. We had an incident where we had to get our season cancelled. One of our transfers got kicked out of a past school because of his grades. He came to our school, but we weren’t aware that he was supposed to sit out a semester.”

On how tough it was to have the season canceled:

“It was tough because we couldn’t win the whole thing, which was our goal as a team. That’s what we were practicing for and what we were preaching. The team was pretty upset.”

On where Indiana stands in his recruitment:

“With Coach (Seltzer) leaving, that was pretty tough. But Indiana is still high on my list. I still have a good relationship with Coach Crean.”

On his relationship with Seltzer:

“He’s the main guy I talk to on a regular basis. We talk pretty much every week. But I can’t let that get in the way of my chance to go to Indiana. Indiana is still going to be high on my list even though he’s not there anymore.”

On other schools recruiting him hard:

“Pretty much the same schools that you heard about. Providence, Iowa State, Michigan State. Michigan was coming for a minute but I guess they’ve backed off. I’ll probably get a few more looks once we hit the AAU circuit.”

On new schools that have picked up interest:

“Georgetown has come after me with interest not too long ago after my first high school game. Florida’s had interest, too. My cousin (Trey Zeigler) just transferred from Central Michigan to Pittsburgh, so I think I’ll probably be getting a call from them.”

On his impressions of Indiana this past year and the hype for next season:

“They have a lot of good players. It just seems like Indiana is one player away from getting to that next level. They have a solid center, solid wing players, shooters, a great point guard. They are just one player away from getting to the next level.”

On his plan for the summer:

“I play AAU for the Michigan Hurricanes, so this week we are going to play in a Minnesota tournament and the following week we’ll be in Arkansas. That’s a pretty big tournament. After that we’ll be at Spiece in Indiana. It’s always great to go down there. I love playing in that tournament. I’d like to show the people what I can do again, just like last summer.”

On what he’s trying to improve on this summer:

“My shot and I’d also like to get into a little better shape. I don’t like coming out of the game as it is right now. I want to get in shape so I never have to come out of a game.”

On if he has any upcoming plans on visiting Bloomington again:

“I’d like to get down there again, but I have a tough schedule right now. We are on the road almost every weekend, so I don’t think I’ll be there anytime soon, but I really want to.”

On his timetable for a decision:

“It differs for me. Sometimes I say I want to wait until the last minute, sometimes I want to just get it over with. I’m not sure yet.”

(Photo credit: 247Sports/Inside Indiana)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ5FB2VV7RMUHZBHTUNIPPVYH4 Caleb

    Have always liked this kid a lot. Will be tough to add another wing into that class as we kind of need a PG behind Yogi and are still after Anya. But Bo has always impressed me and you can tell he’s got love for the Hoosiers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ5FB2VV7RMUHZBHTUNIPPVYH4 Caleb

    Have always liked this kid a lot. Will be tough to add another wing into that class as we kind of need a PG behind Yogi and are still after Anya. But Bo has always impressed me and you can tell he’s got love for the Hoosiers.

  • calbert40

    He’s the second recruit to mention the loss of Seltzer as a possible negative to his IU recruitment.  I think the other was Anya.  Hopefully, CTC can take care of that situation pretty quickly.  I’d think Calbert as the replacement would have the desired effect.

    I really like Zeigler’s game, and if we did add anyone to the ’13 class, he’d be right at the top for me.

  • IU1987

    Calbert, Not to rain on your parade, but as the news has been out already you turned down the job and probably will be out to the fans this week or next week.  

  • Hoosierfan 60

    I did not take his responses as negative at all. He stated that IU would be high on his list even without Seltzer and that he had a good relationship with CTC. I do believe that Coach should not let any grass grow on replacing Seltzer. CC would be a great choice.

  • Keep_it_in_Indiana

    I agree, its not great to hear about guys being upset about a contact leaving.  But, then again, it shows that Crean had built a good coaching staff and had a great guy for that spot.  And, if Crean is doing his job and hiring the right people, those guys should get opportunities and Crean should support them.  As a result I am confident Crean is all over the situation and will surely hire someone just as strong to take his spot. 

  • calbert40

    I don’t know what you heard, but I can assure you that no one has asked me personally about the opening!  I would take it!

    Seriously though, how did I miss that info?

  • 888

    Its not often that Id say no to a top 50 player but unless Hartman or Davis decommits how do we need another wing???? We shouldnt have a team with half the players playing the same position. Monte Morris is a top 50 and hes a point guard. Id rather take him or Anya but wow Bos really good. AE,Bo and Mo could possibly play the 2 and that would be awsome to have 3 shooting guards that are 6’6″ or taller.  Im starting to think that Anya will stay close to home anyway. UNC seems like a real possibility but it aint over yet. Vic may be able to sway him yet. It would be great to get a Dematha pipeline to IU going though. That program turns out alot of studs. Maryland in general is a fertile recruiting ground and CTC is working it!

  • calbert40

    Oh, I think you are right.  We are not out of the running now by any means, but since Seltzer was his contact, it does add some uncertainty for him. 

    Recruiting is kinda like the stock market; minimizing uncertainty is always preferred.

  • http://twitter.com/DiamondPLLC Diamond P Industries

    As of right now, I would say Anya is not a Hoosier.  I think he goes to Georgetown, Syracuse, or Florida.  Having said that, there is no one that a National Championship won’t  impress, so I would say unless that happens, he is as good as gone.  I’m not a pessimist, I’m a realist.  

  • 888

    Couldnt agree more. Hes said a few times staying close to home is big.  With rumors  that Vic will go in the first round of the draft next  year  its only gonna more unlikely. Lukes and Peter are getting better by the day as well.

  • 888

    Couldnt agree more. Hes said a few times staying close to home is big.  With rumors  that Vic will go in the first round of the draft next  year  its only gonna more unlikely. Lukes and Peter are getting better by the day as well.

  • FreeAgentID

    Come to the Hoosiers!

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