Report: IU makes final six for 2015 center Nick Marshall

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Class of 2015 Lexington (Tenn.) center Nick Marshall, one of Indiana’s top frontcourt targets, trimmed his list to six schools on Sunday and the Hoosiers are still in the running.

According to Glenn Elrod of GamecockCentral.com, the 6-foot-10 Marshall is still considering Connecticut, Indiana, Memphis, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Marshall also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Kansas State and Ole Miss.

Rated the No. 125 prospect in the latest 247Composite, Marshall, who played AAU for Under Armour affiliated Team Thad, emerged as a target for Indiana in July as the staff tracked him at various events across the country.

In late July, Marshall’s high school coach, Andrew Hicks, told Inside the Hall that IU’s recruiting message seemed to be resonating well.

“I think one of the things that interests him about Indiana is the history,” Hicks said. “We’re going to sit down and talk style and fit, but one of the things they’re stressing as far as his recruitment is the success they’ve had with bigs that can run the floor and do multiple things. So that’s definitely something I think will pique his interest because he fits that mold at this point.”

Two of Indiana’s other top targets for the class of 2015, guard Shake Milton and forward Juwan Morgan, will take official visits to Bloomington in late September.

  • inLinE6

    Just hope we still have open scholly by then.

  • N71

    Looking at the past couple of years I’ve become less and less concerned with that particular issue. There’s the lure of the NBA with Yogi of course and then Troy could explode and who knows about James at this point, if he’s averaging 21 pts per game then surely there will be some talk. Then there’s the fit issue that usually results in 1 to 3 players leaving so to think there will be 3 or 4 openings next year is relatively feasible.

  • ForeverIU

    I’m listening to the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds … “Don’t worry about a thing / Cause every little thing gonna be all right” :) Peace, Brother.

  • Ole Man

    LOL. Don’t worry about that. We have none now.

  • SCHoosier

    Well let’s see..there are 3 “football” schools on the list and 3 basketball schools on the list. He is a “son of the south”..not sure how that will play. Several teams can talk to him about immediate playing time opportunity. If we get an “official” I think the Hoosiers have a shot. I think this kid will be influenced by what’s on campus..and probably will be a late commit ?!

  • inLinE6

    I’m not holding my breath. From CTC’s track record on recruiting bigs, it’s either a 5-star or unknown…. The kid’s right in the middle so I’m not sure.

  • GaHoosier

    Alex,
    Can you provide us with some stats from HS, AAU, or other BBall leagues he has appeared in?

  • ForeverIU

    He better commit before we visit Zimmerman and give him a deal he can’t refuse, lol.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Luke Fischer was neither a five star nor an unknown.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    yeah, that pretty much nails it. i think TW’s nba stock at the end of the season will be determined mostly on whether or not his perimeter shooting improved. my guess is he’s gonna need another year to work it out (so pretty much he’s following the VO blueprint). and if he does, his jr. season is gonna be scary.

  • Bryce Kepner

    His AAU stats are pretty bad

  • SCHoosier

    Do we have a new Coach “Vito”?:)

  • SCHoosier

    I can’t think of a small forward in the NBA that Troy could come close to guarding right now. Of course..it doesn’t matter except for when the playoffs start):

  • WhatsUpKnight

    good point, he was embarrassed a few times last year on D, which is where he absolutely differs from VO. and to be honest, that kind of surprised me because he’s so athletic and plays so hard. however, i’d be surprised if he doesn’t make great strides in that aspect of his game too

  • inLinE6

    And he left….

  • Daniel

    Honestly I think his aggression gets him in trouble on defense just like his offense. Relaxing his stance, trusting his teammates, and not always looking for the home run play will help him immensely. Of course a lot of help will come with his new found muscle. On offense I think his ball handling and passing are extremely underrated due to his hand injury he had last year so if he can develop a decent jumpshot he may be able to play shooting guard in the nba. That’s a scary thought.

  • IUMIKE1

    One of the best movies ever made…..IMHO

  • ForeverIU

    I agree, Mikey, lol.

  • Bryce Kepner

    I found an article that talked about one AAU tournament.

    Here is an excerpt;

    “The Under Armour Finals, played this past weekend, are the culmination of the three Sessions which Under Armour sponsored teams played in this year. Team Thad finished 6-4 on the circuit and Marshall bled potential. He averaged 2.4 points, 2 boards, and 1.2 blocks per game”

  • Bryce Kepner

    I just find it funny, this guy is rated decently, but has as many videos as Priller did..we all know the complaints against Priller but non so far against Marshall and the info we have on Marshall is about the same we had on Priller/April.

  • ForeverIU

    Oh but the experts rank him as #125! How dare you doubt?

  • Ole Man

    His girlfriend made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

  • Bryce Kepner

    Exactly! People are relying too much on that stuff

  • Alford Bailey

    So what are you saying? Seems as though you are just stirring the pot so I’ll bite. Priller was at the end of his senior year and had an offer from Incarnate Word or some such school. Marshall hasn’t started senior year and has serious high major offers on the table. Crean doesn’t have a scholly for him anyway.

  • Alford Bailey

    Can you blame him?

  • Bryce Kepner

    I’m just saying it is interesting. I know Marshall has big offers and Priller had none, but I just find it interesting. A few of the complaints on Priller were that there were no videos of him so of course he had to be terrible..Marshall has a few big offers but also has basically no videos and his stats are not impressive and he is playing against lesser competition where he is. Priller actually had some impressive stats in an area of high competition. I just find it interesting

  • Outoftheloop

    We would all prefer Swanigan, 6’9/255 Rivals 5 * #20 and Coleman 6’2/160 Rivals 4 * #36. But the cupboard is not bare with Morgan 6’8/220 Rivals 3 * #106; Milton 6’4/170 Rivals 4 * #63; Marshall 6’11/230 Rivals 3 * #113, and Anunoby 6’7/200 Rivals 3 * NR! I do trust Crean as a recruiter!

  • Outoftheloop

    Kidd-Gilchrist still can’t hit a 3 and this is his 3rd year in the league!

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