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: 2/26/2013
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 (47); ESPN: 4-star (46); 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 (327); ESPN: 3-star (NR); Rivals: 3-star (NR); Scout: 3-star (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 (28); 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.
Forward, 6-8, 190-pounds, Morgan Park (Ill.), Mac Irvin Fire
247Composite: 4-star (107); ESPN: 4-star (99); Rivals: 4-star (80); Scout: 3-star (NR)
Schools: Bradley, Creighton, DePaul, Indiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina
Notes: Cunningham, who received an IU offer in early February, hasn’t trimmed his list, but the six schools have been the most consistent recently in his recruitment. He’s one of the best available players in the class of 2014 and could visit Bloomington for one of IU’s final three home games or after the season.
Forward, 6-7, 225-pounds, Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.), MoKan Elite
247Composite: 3-star (250); ESPN: NR; Rivals: 3-star (NR); Scout: 2-star (NR)
Schools: Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Seton Hall
Notes: Clark, who is scheduled to visit Bloomington for IU’s game against Ohio State, is a potential spring addition who has raised his profile after missing significant time last summer with a foot injury.
Others to keep an eye on: Andre Adams (Avondale, Ariz.), Matt Cimino (Worcester Academy, Mass.), Rokas Gustys (Oak Hill Academy, Va.), Ruben Guerrero (Sunrise Christian, Kan.), Willie Atwood (Connors State College, Okla.)