2013 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2013 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board, inspired by the Football Recruiting Board on mgoblog and the Hotboard on UMHoops, is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2013 class.

Information that appears on school lists is collected from public recruit profiles on ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and various news outlets. School lists only denote reported interest, not offers. The board should not be considered a complete list of prospects being recruited and is not endorsed by Indiana University.

If there is a prospect we should consider adding, please drop us an email at insidethehall@gmail.com.

Last Updated: 5/15/13

Collin Hartman (Committed on November 21, 2010)

Forward, 6-6, 190-pounds, Cathedral (IN), Eric Gordon All-Stars
ESPN: 3-star (NR); Rivals: 3-star (NR); Scout: 3-star (NR)

Notes: Hartman is a versatile forward that can shoot from the perimeter. His ball handling is outstanding for his size and his basketball IQ is above average. Hartman will need to continue improving his upper body strength, agility and his ability to score off the dribble if he hopes to earn early minutes in Bloomington.

Devin Davis Jr. (Committed on November 21, 2010)

Forward, 6-6, 190-pounds, Warren Central (IN), Eric Gordon All-Stars
ESPN: 3-star (NR); Rivals: 3-star (127); Scout: 3-star (NR)

Notes: Davis is known for his versatility and also a player that doesn’t take a play off. His jump shot continues to improve and should fill a role nicely in Bloomington.

Luke Fischer (Committed on December 31, 2011)

Forward, 6-10, 210-pounds, Germantown (WI), Wisconsin Swing
ESPN: 4-star (34); Rivals: 4-star (94); Scout: 4-star (79)

Notes: Fischer became the third member of IU’s 2013 class with a verbal pledge shortly after the Hoosiers dispatched of No. 2 Ohio State on New Year’s Eve. After suffering a broken hand in January, the future IU big man returned to help lead Germantown to an undefeated season and state championship. As a senior, he again led Germantown to an undefeated state championship and won Mr. Basketball in Wisconsin.

Stanford Robinson (Committed on May 16, 2012)

Guard, 6-4, 175-pounds, Findlay Prep (NV), Team Takeover
ESPN: 4-star (99); Rivals: 4-star (56); Scout: 4-star (59)

Notes: Robinson became the fourth commit in IU’s 2013 class after taking an unofficial visit to Bloomington on May 14.  He averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and shot 76.1 percent from the foul line in his junior campaign as Paul VI won both the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and City titles. Robinson averaged 16.2 points on 58.5% shooting in the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam. Robinson transferred to Findlay Prep in Las Vegas for his senior season and the Pilots finished the season 35-1.

Troy Williams (Committed on October 28, 2012)

Forward, 6-7, 190-pounds, Oak Hill Academy (VA), Boo Williams
ESPN: 4-star (54); Rivals: 4-star (47); Scout: 4-star (67)

Notes: Williams committed to Indiana on Oct. 28, just a week after wrapping up his official visit to Bloomington. He’s an explosive forward that can score in a variety of ways from the wing.

Noah Vonleh (Committed November 10, 2012)

Forward, 6-8, 220-pounds, New Hampton School (MA), Mass Rivals
ESPN: 5-star (13); Rivals: 5-star (8); Scout: 5-star (7)

Notes: Vonleh gave a verbal commitment to Indiana to the Hoosiers on an official visit after deciding to reclassify from 2014 to 2013 back in late Sept. He’s the highest rated commitment to-date for Indiana under Tom Crean.

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    My only question is, “Where is Alex Etherington”? He’s definitely going to be a player that IU stays in on over the next couple of years.

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

    Just added him in on “others to keep an eye on.”

    Had it on my mind to include him, but totally forgot. Juggling a full-time job, ITH and a 10-week old will do that to you from time-to-time. Thanks for the reminder.

  • GFDave

    This class needs some size so I’m glad to see Mark Williams on the board. I hope he continues to grow and we keep strong interest in him.

  • Anonymous

    2013 G RJ Curington of Oak Hill is another name that has been making the rounds. Originally from Dyer, Indiana.

  • stonaroni

    You’re doing a good job, and the juggling act will continue. You forgot to add marriage in you juggling act. You wait until you add another child, you will be ready for a circus act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/srhise Sean Hise

    Joe Fagan

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for including Alex Etherington. Do you have any info on him, size, strengths, weaknesses, etc.?

  • Anonymous

    Interesting.

  • Anonymous

    If you own your ITH business, then pay yourself first, not last. Tweak your financial business plan. Look at all the “unused” gray empty space to the right of these posts. As long as we can still read the posts uncluttered, we would not mind ads in that space. Especially if they are IU related, like package trips to games, a hotline for buying tickets that will not be used for a specific game, IU apparel, IU sports books, restaurant and bar deals in B-town before and after games, etc.

  • MillaRed

    If I remember correctly, the new Scout rankings have Hartman at 24th overall in this class and Davis 31ish.

    I think Smotherman was 25ish.

    I’m sure Alex will throw those rankings in here eventually. Must be changing diapers again.

  • stonaroni

    Suprised that his name wasn’t in here. He was set to play for Indiana Elite this summer but his severe concussion has him out through June. This would have been a huge summer for him.

    Alex is about 6’5″ and 185 lbs. Alex has a ton of athleticism much like Luke Recker. Alex finishes strong in the paint aznd on fast breaks. He can finsih at the rime extremely well even when a Busch League kid pushes him in the back.

    Alex will have to keep improving his outside jumper. He can hit the 3 now but needs more consistency. He is more of a slasher than Austin, so he needs to continue to add strength as well as his ball skills on the move.

    One thing is for sure, he has a lot of talent and very few kids his size can dunk and finish in traffic like Alex can.

  • stonaroni

    Suprised that his name wasn’t in here. He was set to play for Indiana Elite this summer but his severe concussion has him out through June. This would have been a huge summer for him.

    Alex is about 6’5″ and 185 lbs. Alex has a ton of athleticism much like Luke Recker. Alex finishes strong in the paint aznd on fast breaks. He can finsih at the rime extremely well even when a Busch League kid pushes him in the back.

    Alex will have to keep improving his outside jumper. He can hit the 3 now but needs more consistency. He is more of a slasher than Austin, so he needs to continue to add strength as well as his ball skills on the move.

    One thing is for sure, he has a lot of talent and very few kids his size can dunk and finish in traffic like Alex can.

  • stonaroni

    Alex average 14 points and 6 rpg as a So

  • stonaroni

    Alex average 14 points and 6 rpg as a So

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the info.

  • Anonymous

    Is there a reason that Alex Etherington is no longer in the “eye on” list. Also isn’t Baker someone we are actively recruiting, at least as much as Darryl Hicks?

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

    I’ve seen no evidence that IU is looking at Alex Etherington other than that he’s Austin’s brother.

    As far as Baker and Hicks go: Hicks has an offer and Indiana’s interest in Baker has cooled significantly.

  • hgdownunder

    I take it this was the concussion he got in that infamous clip.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Even though I agree with you that I don’t think Baker will be the best player in that class (and even more with your nickname–I’ve seen ‘em 4 times,) don’t forget that he was coming off an injury this past season that slowed his progress considerably.

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

    Follow up on Alex Etherington: Indiana is not recruiting him.

  • cooper

    How many other players have verbally committed to other schools in 2013 class?

  • cooper

    How many other players have verbally committed to other schools in 2013 class?

  • greg valinet

    why does IU recruit 3 PG, one year after yogi appears? And the rest are wings. It seems, with exception of Zeller, and Lyles, that CTC doesn’t even focus on the 4 or 5’s at elite level. Am I wrong?

  • greg valinet

    why does IU recruit 3 PG, one year after yogi appears? And the rest are wings. It seems, with exception of Zeller, and Lyles, that CTC doesn’t even focus on the 4 or 5’s at elite level. Am I wrong?

  • greg valinet

    why does IU recruit 3 PG, one year after yogi appears? And the rest are wings. It seems, with exception of Zeller, and Lyles, that CTC doesn’t even focus on the 4 or 5’s at elite level. Am I wrong?

  • Hoosierfan88

    Crean is not looking to get 3 PGs for the following year. It seems that he is looking to land one PG(either Newkirk, Jackson, or James) and one post man(Anya, WIlliams, or Donnal). Hulls will be gone after Yogi’s freshman year, and we will need another point for a backup. Remy Abell was kind of a gamble, who knows whether he will be able to play point or not. That said…GO HOOSIERS!

  • Anonymous

    First, I think that every solid basketball program needs a minimum of 2 good PGs.  Outside of Yogi, the other PGs that CTC is recruiting seem to be the type of players we would be ecstatic to get under normal circumstances to be our starting PG.  Newkirk, Jackson and James all seem to be solid PGs and would help our program if they came to IU.

    Secondly, I think CTC does a fine job recruiting elite bigs.  You mentioned CZ and Lyles, who are both high level, 5 star type talents.  Of course, both are from Indiana, so that helps.  I think we need to remember that while there may be quite a few “elite” PFs and Cs that doesn’t mean they all are worth pursuing.

    In the 2012 class, there are 37 PFs or Cs rated in the top 100 on ESPN (would have looked this up on the other sites, but it would take too long).  Of those 37 bigs, only 7 are from the Midwest.  Obviously, Indiana can recruit outside of its region, but it takes far more energy, time and money to do so.  Of those 7, IU was listed as a school that was interested by 4 of them, and he obviously got one with Perea.

    In the 2013 class, there are only 2 PFs or Cs listed in the ESPN Super 60 that are from the Midwest.  CTC recruited one (Willis), but he committed to PU.  The other one (Hamilton from Chicago) only lists one school (Illinois), so that is probably a lost recruiting trip.  He has, as listed above, recruited Anya who is outside of our region.

    In the 2014 class, we have Lyles who is currently a top 5 player in that class, and has a 98 rating.  For comparision, Zeller is a top 20 player with a 97 rating.

    I think we could argue that CTC has landed an elite (using Top 50 player in the nation for that distinction) in 2011, 2012 and 2014.  He is currently working on getting one from the 2013 class.

  • Hoosier4Life

    Logansport never gets any love, Antonio Penny, class of 2013, about 20 ppg as soph. 6 rpg. 3 apg. 3 steals. and 1 block. someone needs to look at this kid. Doesn’t have an AAU team which keeps him quiet.

  • Hoosier4Life

    Logansport never gets any love, Antonio Penny, class of 2013, about 20 ppg as soph. 6 rpg. 3 apg. 3 steals. and 1 block. someone needs to look at this kid. Doesn’t have an AAU team which keeps him quiet.

  • Hoosier4Life

    Logansport never gets any love, Antonio Penny, class of 2013, about 20 ppg as soph. 6 rpg. 3 apg. 3 steals. and 1 block. someone needs to look at this kid. Doesn’t have an AAU team which keeps him quiet.

  • Hoosier4Life

    Logansport never gets any love, Antonio Penny, class of 2013, about 20 ppg as soph. 6 rpg. 3 apg. 3 steals. and 1 block. someone needs to look at this kid. Doesn’t have an AAU team which keeps him quiet.

  • Anonymous

    You should add training for the triathlon in your spare time! Is your full-time job also in sports journalism? Keep up the great work on ITH.

  • stonaroni

    I realize that IU isn’t recruiting Alex Etherington, but Dakich tweeted the other day that Alex was as good as any 2013 in Indiana.

    Someone is going to get a solid player.  Alex has more athleticism and upside than Austin and I have heard rumblings that he has a higher ceiling than Davis and Hartman in 2013.

  • stonaroni

    I realize that IU isn’t recruiting Alex Etherington, but Dakich tweeted the other day that Alex was as good as any 2013 in Indiana.

    Someone is going to get a solid player.  Alex has more athleticism and upside than Austin and I have heard rumblings that he has a higher ceiling than Davis and Hartman in 2013.

  • Anonymous

    BeeJay Anya would be a HUGE pick up.

  • http://www.vccm.net/ iubase

    Anya is one of the few inside players on the board…he is probably the most highly recruited prospect and not a sure thing…I would like to see some bangers (i.e power forwards) on the board.  A team with multiple options has the best shot at the final four.  We have a full cupboard of guards and thin shooting forwards, but it would be nice to have someone who could will themselves to an offensive rebound when we need it…

  • B_ball_baller12

    agree with this comparison ^…and I def don’t see a 250 pound harangody

  • Anonymous

    I believe BeeJay would be absolutely huge to this class…..he has incredible upside and I really hope CTC really pursues this as it would be huge for IU to make a mark and start showing it can continue to recruit talent out of the Dematha and an area outside of our norm.

  • Anonymous

    I believe BeeJay would be absolutely huge to this class…..he has incredible upside and I really hope CTC really pursues this as it would be huge for IU to make a mark and start showing it can continue to recruit talent out of the Dematha and an area outside of our norm.

  • Anonymous

    I believe BeeJay would be absolutely huge to this class…..he has incredible upside and I really hope CTC really pursues this as it would be huge for IU to make a mark and start showing it can continue to recruit talent out of the Dematha and an area outside of our norm.

  • Anonymous

    I believe BeeJay would be absolutely huge to this class…..he has incredible upside and I really hope CTC really pursues this as it would be huge for IU to make a mark and start showing it can continue to recruit talent out of the Dematha and an area outside of our norm.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Nunn is the real deal!! But then again, so many of these guys are. I love the recruiting Crean and his staff are doing!

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Nunn is the real deal!! But then again, so many of these guys are. I love the recruiting Crean and his staff are doing!

  • #gunnerhea

    its good to have those three and four star guys, even if they are not rated.  u gotta realize the averages there, if a kid isn’t one of the top two players in his state, he isn’t rated in the top 100.  obviously generalizing there a little, but there are a lot of really good players that don’t get rated.

    plus, they are the ones that stay and develop for 4 years and etch their marks in hoosier history.

    obviously great to have a highly regarded and highly ranked player, not a bad thing to have some 3 & 4 star guys surrounding him though

  • #gunnerhea

    its good to have those three and four star guys, even if they are not rated.  u gotta realize the averages there, if a kid isn’t one of the top two players in his state, he isn’t rated in the top 100.  obviously generalizing there a little, but there are a lot of really good players that don’t get rated.

    plus, they are the ones that stay and develop for 4 years and etch their marks in hoosier history.

    obviously great to have a highly regarded and highly ranked player, not a bad thing to have some 3 & 4 star guys surrounding him though

  • #gunnerhea

    its good to have those three and four star guys, even if they are not rated.  u gotta realize the averages there, if a kid isn’t one of the top two players in his state, he isn’t rated in the top 100.  obviously generalizing there a little, but there are a lot of really good players that don’t get rated.

    plus, they are the ones that stay and develop for 4 years and etch their marks in hoosier history.

    obviously great to have a highly regarded and highly ranked player, not a bad thing to have some 3 & 4 star guys surrounding him though

  • #gunnerhea

    its good to have those three and four star guys, even if they are not rated.  u gotta realize the averages there, if a kid isn’t one of the top two players in his state, he isn’t rated in the top 100.  obviously generalizing there a little, but there are a lot of really good players that don’t get rated.

    plus, they are the ones that stay and develop for 4 years and etch their marks in hoosier history.

    obviously great to have a highly regarded and highly ranked player, not a bad thing to have some 3 & 4 star guys surrounding him though

  • Anonymous

    Matt Jones to Duke on 11/28/2011 according to Rivals….damnit. I was hoping he was going to be a Hoosier.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t consider BeeJay Anya to be a stretch at all. Despite opening his recruiting to a ton of schools, he mentions IU multiple times in this article. Hopefully VO can get a good word in with him and get him here. A 6’9″ 260 lbs. bruiser with a 7’6″ wingspan!!! BeeJay in combo with Zeller and Jurkin? Scary good!!!                 http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/basketball/mens/story/_/id/6884995/beejay-anya-stock-continues-rise

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