2013 Recruiting Board: Post-Robinson commitment

  • 05/18/2012 11:18 am in

For the second time in a month, we’ve done some shuffling to the 2013 recruiting board. This time, it’s following the commitment of Stanford Robinson and the focus has narrowed considerably.

The latest version of the board, complete with refreshed player photos, national rankings, notes, school lists and links to recruit profiles, is available at the link below:

2013 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

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  • Kokomo_Joe

    Assuming CZ goes to the NBA after next season, we would have PJ, HP, Fischer, DD, and possibly Anya in the paint.  Missing CZ would be huge, but that is the most size, athleticism and beef we have had in the paint ever.

    Scholly’s are thin.  I am looking for Annya to committ sooner than later.

    On the wing we would have WS, VO and Mo as a SR, AE as a JR, JH, Buss, Hartman with PG Abel and Yogi, Robinson as a combo guard.

    I just listed 16 players that could be on the 2013-14 roster if VO and CZ stay and Mo gets a 5th year.  Holy Moses.

  • Kokomo_Joe

    Assuming CZ goes to the NBA after next season, we would have PJ, HP, Fischer, DD, and possibly Anya in the paint.  Missing CZ would be huge, but that is the most size, athleticism and beef we have had in the paint ever.

    Scholly’s are thin.  I am looking for Annya to committ sooner than later.

    On the wing we would have WS, VO and Mo as a SR, AE as a JR, JH, Buss, Hartman with PG Abel and Yogi, Robinson as a combo guard.

    I just listed 16 players that could be on the 2013-14 roster if VO and CZ stay and Mo gets a 5th year.  Holy Moses.

  • WisconHoosier

    I know it won’t happen, but I would have loved to see Marcus Lee and Wingspan Anya on the floor for IU at the same time.  

  • ErniePyle

    Stanford Robinson from the Washington Post earlier this year: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/no-3-paul-vi-defeats-rival-no-9-oconnell-77-66/2012/01/04/gIQAZZiHaP_video.html

  • ErniePyle

    Stanford Robinson from the Washington Post earlier this year: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/no-3-paul-vi-defeats-rival-no-9-oconnell-77-66/2012/01/04/gIQAZZiHaP_video.html

  • Diehard

    With far more offers than spots available, and more coming all the time, it seems  there is more going on here than the normal process of recruiting good players.  Marcus Lee and Semi Ojeleye are obviously great talents, but for all kinds of reasons — first and foremost the limited number of scholarships — it is almost impossible to imagine they will actually play for us. So why seemingly waste time recruiting them?

    1. It gets us out there as a serious contender for top players.  Appearing on the list of current top players will make us more credible with future top players. They all see the same lists we do, and know who is in contention.

    2. There is also a geographical spread involved that can’t be missed. Having established IU as the marquee program in Indiana, Crean has now planted flags from coast to coast: Maryland/DC, Kansas, California. As we build relationships and name recognition around the country, it will be easier in the future to get players from elsewhere.

    3. Finally, it may be a stretch, but it seems possible that some of this is just Crean making a statement to other national powers. I mean, Semi Ojeleye is a great player, but why make him an offer and not any of the other players like him that are still uncommitted? Perhaps just because he is from Kansas. Why go after Marcus Lee? Perhaps just to let Arizona and UCLA know we are around. Again, I know its a stretch, but reaching for such players may force other schools to work harder at defending their home recruiting bases, and thereby make it harder for them to invade ours. 

    Crean has spoken elsewhere about his long-term thinking about recruiting, and it is clear that he is looking far down the road at all times. Like others, all the offers and oversigning make me wonder from time to time, but I am sure it is part of a well defined strategy. So far, so good.

  • Diehard

    With far more offers than spots available, and more coming all the time, it seems  there is more going on here than the normal process of recruiting good players.  Marcus Lee and Semi Ojeleye are obviously great talents, but for all kinds of reasons — first and foremost the limited number of scholarships — it is almost impossible to imagine they will actually play for us. So why seemingly waste time recruiting them?

    1. It gets us out there as a serious contender for top players.  Appearing on the list of current top players will make us more credible with future top players. They all see the same lists we do, and know who is in contention.

    2. There is also a geographical spread involved that can’t be missed. Having established IU as the marquee program in Indiana, Crean has now planted flags from coast to coast: Maryland/DC, Kansas, California. As we build relationships and name recognition around the country, it will be easier in the future to get players from elsewhere.

    3. Finally, it may be a stretch, but it seems possible that some of this is just Crean making a statement to other national powers. I mean, Semi Ojeleye is a great player, but why make him an offer and not any of the other players like him that are still uncommitted? Perhaps just because he is from Kansas. Why go after Marcus Lee? Perhaps just to let Arizona and UCLA know we are around. Again, I know its a stretch, but reaching for such players may force other schools to work harder at defending their home recruiting bases, and thereby make it harder for them to invade ours. 

    Crean has spoken elsewhere about his long-term thinking about recruiting, and it is clear that he is looking far down the road at all times. Like others, all the offers and oversigning make me wonder from time to time, but I am sure it is part of a well defined strategy. So far, so good.

  • hoosierdaddy3

    Remember when we were freaking out about Moses Abraham? My how things have changed!

  • Outoftheloop

    Indiana is poised for a great recruiting class for 2013. If any one of the top three of 1) Lee, 2) Anya, or 3) McKay (in no order), pick IU, it will be sweet!

  • Jeremiah 92′

    Good pick Sanford, I live nearby in Falls Church, I’m Hoosier in heart.. Good pick man.. Im excited you are joining my school.. IU is back, you are big part of that!! Now pls go get Beejay, you guys will work well in Crean system.. Either way you will be happy with the environment that IU provides, not to mention our history..

  • Jeremiah 92′

    Good pick Sanford, I live nearby in Falls Church, I’m Hoosier in heart.. Good pick man.. Im excited you are joining my school.. IU is back, you are big part of that!! Now pls go get Beejay, you guys will work well in Crean system.. Either way you will be happy with the environment that IU provides, not to mention our history..