2014 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board
The 2014 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 2014 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.
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Last Updated: 12/10/2013
Projected Class Size: 3 or 4
Robert Johnson (Signed Letter of Intent)
Guard, 6-3, 190-pounds, Benedictine College Prep (Va.), Boo Williams
247Composite: 4-star (48); ESPN: 4-star (44); Rivals: 4-star (42); Scout: 4-star (55)
Notes: After scouting Johnson at the Nike Peach Jam in July, the Hoosiers offered Johnson a scholarship and he took an official visit to Bloomington in late August. Johnson took an official visit to Virginia on Labor Day weekend and an official visit to North Carolina the weekend of Sept. 6-8. Florida State received Johnson’s final official visit before he announced a commitment to Indiana on Sept. 20. Johnson signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14.
Max Hoetzel (Signed Letter of Intent)
Forward, 6-7, 210-pounds, Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Mass.)
247Composite: 3-star (311); ESPN: 3-star (NR); Rivals: (NR); Scout: (NR)
Notes: The 6-foot-7 Hoetzel, who transferred to Wilbraham and Monson from Calabasas (Ca.), committed to the Hoosiers on an official visit the weekend of Oct. 26-27. Hoetzel signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14.
James Blackmon Jr. (Signed Letter of Intent)
Guard, 6-2, 175-pounds, Marion, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite: 4-star (31); ESPN: 5-star (19); Rivals: 5-star (23); Scout: 4-star (33)
Notes: Blackmon Jr., the son of former Kentucky standout and McDonald’s All-American James Blackmon, gave a verbal pledge to the Hoosiers a little over two months prior to playing his first varsity game at Luers. He later decommitted on August 8, 2013, but rejoined the program with a commitment on Oct. 31. Blackmon Jr. signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14.
Guard, 6-4, 187-pounds, Huntington Prep (W. Va.), Mac Irvin Fire
247Composite: 5-star (22); ESPN: 4-star (39); Rivals: 5-star (22); Scout: 5-star (22)
Schools: Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas State, Oregon, Memphis
Notes: Lyle is streaky at times from the perimeter, but can get into the lane at will and is one of the country’s best passers. His list of schools could expand between now and the spring, when he’s expected to sign.
Guard, 6-5, 185-pounds, Canberra, Australia, Australian Institute of Sport
247Composite: 4-star (94); ESPN: NR; Rivals: 5-star (NR); Scout: 4-star (NR)
Schools: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon
Notes: Indiana was the first school to host Exum for an official visit in early January and following the trip, he spoke highly of his time in Bloomington: “The facilities are great and Assembly Hall on Saturday was on another level. I have never seen anything like it before and enjoyed it very much.” Exum was a standout in the Nike Hoop Summit in April, scoring 16 points as the World team prevailed over the U.S. In a recent 2014 mock NBA draft from ESPN.com, Exum is projected as the No. 3 overall pick.