Recruiting Notebook: Staff hits the east coast hard

With a week between games, the Indiana staff has used the off-time to hit the east coast for several recruiting stops.

Here’s a look at where travels have taken the staff on Monday and Tuesday and also a look at where they’re expected to be on Wednesday evening:

· Monday: An early season WCAC showdown between Gonzaga Prep and Paul VI Catholic in Fairfax, Virginia drew a strong contingent of college coaches, including Tom Crean and Kenny Johnson.

The presumptive targets in this game were Bryant Crawford (pictured), a 2015 point guard at Gonzaga Prep and Marcus Derrickson, a 2015 forward at Paul VI Catholic.

Gonzaga Prep produced somewhat of a statement win on the road and did so without Villanova signee Kris Jenkins. Crawford, who has an IU offer and has already visited Bloomington twice, was a major factor.

The sophomore point finished with 17 points and four rebounds. Crawford hit four 3-pointers and made all three of his free throw attempts.

Derrickson, regarded as one of the top sophomores nationally, finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. Paul VI Catholic is the former home of IU signee Stanford Robinson, who transferred to Findlay Prep in Las Vegas for his senior season.

· Tuesday: Crean and Johnson were once again on the east coast, but this time the stop was Wesleyan Christian in High Point, North Carolina to see 2014 wing Theo Pinson, the No. 7 prospect in his class according to ESPN.com.

The Hoosiers have already hosted Pinson for an unofficial visit and he’s got offers from Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State, among many others.

Wesleyan Christian beat New Hope Christian 75-60 as Pinson scored 14 points.

· Wednesday: Per a report from Adam Zagoria, Crean is expected at Roselle Christian (NJ) tonight to watch 2015 guard Malachi Richardson and 2016 point guard Asante Gist.

Richardson, rated the No. 20 prospect in the 2015 class by ESPN.com, played his freshman season at Trenton Catholic.

Both Richardson and Gist participated in the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team mini-camp in early October.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doug.wilson.9404 Doug Wilson

    MillaRed, good day! I hear “other guy” has been tracking IU what have you seen or heard?

  • Brklynhoosier

    Don’t forget the Kentucky kid (shhh!)…

  • Brklynhoosier

    Don’t forget the Kentucky kid (shhh!)…

  • SCHoosier

    K234…we all long to recruit that Indiana kid of old..using tractor lights to put up shots at night on this barn hoop. Not sure how many are left out there..but there will be some for sure!:)

  • Hoosierfan88

    Yeah lets just give Vic to Maryland or Georgetown and Will to UF. Great job.

  • HoosierTrav

    He fails at the internet

  • stacy george

    Agreed… I love Indiana BasketBall & CTC… With that said way he has brought Indiana back has been to say out of this world… I’m down with any kid that wants to wear the cream & crimson… But there just something about an Midwestern kid wearing it U know??? People today don’t understand & it is a shame…

  • MPmike

    He plays for Arsenal Tech High School in Indy.

  • MPmike

    Don’t forget about Ron Patterson.

  • Geoff_85

    Hmm…doesn’t ring a bell.

  • stacy george

    MillaRed I do not want upset Ur fragile outlook on what constitutes plenty of home state players… I am old school & believe our talent is above all others when playing as a team… They have prove it before & shall once again… Faith my fellow Hoosiers is what we need… Strong unbreakable faith in our talent base in our state & region…

  • marcusgresham

    At least he can see Indiana from his house (or at least that’s what Sarah Palin said.)

  • millzy32

    Actually we’re just gonna take an S off his last name and call him Jaquan and probably be much happier.

  • millzy32

    Hey what about this Jurkin kid and this Mosquera-Perea kid? I heard they could ball but haven’t seen them on the court.
    Can’t wait to see them unleashed on the Bullfrogs from Butler.

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