Temple transfer Anthony Lee begins taking official visits

  • 03/27/2014 12:56 pm in

Temple transfer Anthony Lee has started the visit process of his recruitment following the announcement of his five finalists earlier this week.

Having narrowed his list of schools he is considering to Ohio State, Louisville, Indiana, Iowa State and Notre Dame, Lee and his parents will be in Columbus, Ohio, from Thursday to Saturday on an official visit to Ohio State.

Just one night earlier, on Wednesday night, Indiana head coach Tom Crean and assistant coach Kenny Johnson were in Philadelphia visiting Lee at Temple. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey also stopped in.

The meeting “went well,” Lee told Inside the Hall on Thursday, but no trip to Bloomington has been scheduled. In fact, no other visit has been planned outside Ohio State.

“Everybody wants to be last,” Lee’s father, Anthony Lee Sr. told Inside the Hall. “But we are definitely planning on taking other visits.”

And on Thursday, yet another school entered the fray of Lee’s recruitment: Kansas.

With a report this morning that Jayhawks center Joel Embiid will enter the NBA draft, Lee Sr. told Inside the Hall that Kansas has approached the family and is recruiting Lee. He would not confirm, nor deny, that Kansas is among Lee’s finalists, however.

Just last week, when Lee first announced his intentions to transfer, he called Indiana “a front-runner” in his recruitment. More than a week later, his father confirmed the Hoosiers remain near the top in his son’s recruitment.

“They’re in — and have always been in — a really good place,” Lee Sr. said.

When it comes to making the final decision, Lee and both his parents will be involved in the process of deciding where he will attend his final year of school.

In his redshirt junior year at Temple this season, Lee led the American Athletic Conference with 8.6 rebounds per game while adding 13.6 points per game, as well.

(Photo credit: Philly.com)

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  • Outoftheloop

    He has a better job than Indiana!

  • PBzeer

    Here’s the thing about bringing in a guy like Lee (or Gordon last year). It’s a band-aid for one season, that limits the minutes of the younger guys, and ties up a scholarship. Might Stan have improved even more (for example) with the minutes that went to Gordon (or at least a good share of them)? With a bit more PT might guys like AE and CH have gotten a chance to establish some confidence and start taking, and hitting, some shots? Might we have found out that JM could be a decent backup PG? (This isn’t a knock on Gordon by the way, just on band-aids in general)

  • Outoftheloop

    Where is the article?

  • Outoftheloop

    You know that there is no LAW that says you can not play two Bigs at the same time! Lee and Hanner, Troy, James and Yogi sounds pretty good to me. In fact, that 5 would play even with MSU right now! Why Coach Crean never even considers it is a total mystery.

  • Outoftheloop

    Not truth, just one opinion.

  • Outoftheloop

    We don’t need a “savior” just a 6’9 “player”, 8 pts, 10 rebounds, good team guy, hits 75% FT.

  • Outoftheloop

    In case you missed it, Evan Gordon COST IU nothing! He was on scholarship for 1 year, he played some good minutes, he was not a team chemistry problem, he was a fine kid, and he Yogi and Stan were our ONLY guards! What unrealistic expectation did you have for him?

  • Outoftheloop

    I disagree!

  • Shaggy_C

    I made a similar point and got pretty well eviscerated on these boards for it. I think at this point the 2014 class is dried up, so tying up a scholarship isn’t a real concern because there aren’t really any top 100 four year targets to take it. And, with the transfers, we have 3 schollys open now, so it hurts even less to bring in a one year guy. Your point is well taken about playing time though..Evan Gordon seemed to always have the ball in his hands the last few seconds of games. What could it have done for the confidence of the young guys to be trusted to take that shot with the game on the line?

  • ForeverIU

    I wonder if one reason could be that it makes for a slower transition game.

  • Outoftheloop

    The only problem with your argument is that you don’t consult the actual stats for Evan this year. Evan shot .400 FG (Yogi was .413); Evan was .333 on 3-point shots behind only Yogi .400 and Noah .485; Evan was 46A/36TO, only Yogi and he were positive (more assists than TO); Evan had 72 rebounds (Stan was a good rebounder at 79); Evan shot .810 on FT only Yogi was better .824! Yes he went from being a starter at ASU averaging 10+/game to being a sub at IU (with less minutes, less touches, less knowledge of the other players, etc) scoring 5.5 (7th on the team). In case you missed it our #6 scorer was Jeremy at .351 FG and .219 for 3-point shots. In my opinion we all owe Evan a loud “Thank You!” not cheap, uninformed attacks!

  • Outoftheloop

    IU does not usually play a 5 position, only the 4 position! That is what Cody played, that is what Noah played. Only Luke played a 5!

  • Outoftheloop

    Aside from Luke’s 13 games, under Crean, no IU “player” (so Bawa and TJ are excluded) has played the 5, they all play the 4: Pritchard, Cody, Noah.

  • Outoftheloop

    Agreed.

  • Outoftheloop

    good point.

  • Outoftheloop

    The report has always been that Turner has NO interest in IU!

  • Outoftheloop

    Such a stupid misrepresentation; “Crean is in year 7”. He was hired in April. He had 1 totally lost year with only Verdell, Then 2 more years of struggle with Verdell, Jordy, Christian and Derek. Then 2 Sweet Sixteens with Cody, and Vic and Will as sophomores and juniors. Then 1 bust this season where we won 17 games (not 21 because we lost to U Conn, IL, PN St and NW games we should have won). That makes 6 not 7! Jordan and Christian never even met Sampson you idiot! Only Derek was recruited by Sampson, and Derek was NOT a 1000 point scorer!

  • Outoftheloop

    Milla is a “high quality” adversary!

  • GucciLoafers

    The 2013-14 season is over. Yes, if we were still playing basketball in the NIT and or the Big Boy Tourney you are right it is year 6 but, since we are not season 7 has begun. Fun to watch good coaches aka Bo Ryan do more with 50% less talent and a Coach @ UM basically lose two lottery picks this year just like IU and make it back to the Elite 8. These programs don’t have rebuilding/ transition years and the mediocrity of Creans record (yes just a hair over .500) and underachieving teams will continue.

  • Outoftheloop

    Give me a break: “all of our games this year were on ESPN networks”. You can’t include ESPN-3, ESPN News, ESPN-U, ESPN Classic, etc.! Give me the list of “every” Temple game and the time it aired live on ESPN or ESPN-2 this season. Thought not! Temple had a rich basketball tradition (I loved Old John Chaney), but outside of Philly, NO ONE CARES! And IU beat you in 2013 in the NCAA tourney. So what was your point?

  • Outoftheloop

    And Noah (from Indiana) will be right with those guys at the NBA Draft!

  • Outoftheloop

    I love Philly. My son spent 4 years at Swarthmore and 4 more at U Penn Medical. He played soccer and socialized with and against Temple Medical, Dental and Business School students, he dated a Temple Med student. Philly and Temple, the Big 5, etc. are fine. But Indiana is special for college Basketball!

  • Outoftheloop

    1) Yes it is a band-aid for one season, but the alternative is to bleed all over the place for one year and to risk serious infections!; 2) Yes it “might” limit minutes, but for a team with only 8 healthy scholarship players that is of NO concern!; 3) No, it does not tie up a scholarship because you tried the good HS players and already signed the ones that you wanted and could get and you don’t want a 4 year commitment to lesser players, so it is a free scholarship!; 5) No! IU does not need or want an IPFW walk-on, Austin had 3 years to prove that he could shoot at the B1G level and failed, and Collin has a great opportunity to show what he can do next year (after rehab).

  • Outoftheloop

    Still in to misrepresentations: “the 2013-14 season is over…season 7 has begun”. Check out the NCAA rules, we are still totally under the rules for what players and coaches can do as part of the 2013-14 season. The 2014-15 season does not begin until the start of classes in August 2014! At least you dropped the absurdity of the statement “all those good 1000 point players…were Sampson recruits.” The facts are that NONE of the 4X1000 point scorers (now 5 with Will Sheehey) were Sampson recruits and ALL were Tom Crean recruits!

  • ForeverIU

    LOL!

  • GucciLoafers

    Outoftheloop…Based on your spray painted verbal diarrhea posts all over this Lee blog write up not surprised your arguing over how to pronounce a tomato. Regardless of how many Crean years you think we are on the facts are the exact same…Pathetic B10 record (.370), .510 overall record, and can’t capitalize on talent. Oh and by the way Watford and Hulls were offered by IU prior to Crean arriving. So yes they are Sampson recruits.

  • ForeverIU

    Google his name and pick the kentsterling link. All of his pieces are there: Indiana and Florida: A Contrast in Basketball Program Status.

  • MeniscusDiscus

    Bozich tweet says Lee just committed to Ohio State?

  • PBzeer

    This isn’t about one season, it’s about the program.

  • Speed

    It’s under Kent Sterling.com or you can simply google Bert Beiswanger Florida and Indiana basketball

  • HoosierGrampy

    I understand offering EG didn’t actually cost IU anything. All your statistics only tell part of the story…many times EG was a liability on offense (a 1.3 Assist-Turnover ratio is nothing to brag about–especially for a 5th yr senior) for the most part did not display any kind of “take charge” attitude and lacked the requisite foot speed to be anything more than a mediocre defender. Most of his really good stats came from the cupcakes early on. I’ll concede that he added some depth to the roster. If what he brought to the table experience-wise had any positive impact on the team or any particular player(s) is unknown. Whether or not the stats he produced could have been equaled by Stan, Collin or someone else given an opportunity and minutes is up for discussion…but really won’t solve or prove anything since the season is over.

  • HoosierGrampy

    Hanner can run like a deer…the Big(s) don’t need to be the 1st ones down the floor like Cody often was.

  • ForeverIU

    Lol, I like the deer image. I’m also imagining Peter can run like a gazelle (if it weren’t for the injuries of legend that we keep hearing about).

  • William Hagenmaier

    whats up kinght?????

  • WhatsUpKnight

    show some respect! if we ever meet i’m going to give you an expletive-laced scolding! 😉

  • William Hagenmaier

    Whats up knight, that was a compliment sir. I enjoy your comments. Fair and balanced like Fox news.

  • William Hagenmaier

    OHIO STATE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William Hagenmaier

    Yes it would be higher if the ceiling wasn’t falling down. Time to rebuild a new aerna and name it Robert Mongomery Knight Hall

  • William Hagenmaier

    I agree

  • William Hagenmaier

    what about Purdue????

  • William Hagenmaier

    WHATS UP KNIGHT?????