O.G. Anunoby, Shake Milton set announcement dates

  • 10/12/2014 8:37 pm in

A pair of class of 2015 Indiana recruiting targets have set dates for their college announcements.

Jefferson City (Mo.) forward O.G. Anunoby told Inside the Hall over the weekend that he would “probably” announce his decision on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and confirmed those plans on Sunday evening.

The 6-foot-8 forward took official visits to Georgia, Indiana and Iowa. He’s rated the No. 241 player nationally according to the 247Composite.

Owasso (Okla.) guard Shake Milton, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, also set a date for his college announcement.

Milton, who took official visits to Indiana, Oklahoma and SMU, will announce on Wednesday, Oct. 15 after school.

Milton, who was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma as a junior, is rated the No. 84 prospect nationally according to the 247Composite.

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  • Snookafly

    Well, it seems the suspense will soon be over. Here’s hoping we can lock down Bryant too.

  • Benhyoung14

    Suspense?

  • Dean Olson

    Don’t feel great on Shake. Feel better about OG, but haven’t heard as much about him either. I would put money on Milton to SMU.

    Really like both of these guys, but in the end, Bryant seems to be the big prize.

  • ForeverIU

    That and hopefully Stephen Zimmerman paying us an official visit. Once he does, we’ll show him the Hoosier Nation royal treatment.

  • Dean Olson

    I think Zimmerman would be Zeller 2.0 here, and he would get drafted as such if he committed. However, I refuse to believe we are serious players, unfortunately. Please, Stephen Zimmerman, prove me wrong.

  • ForeverIU

    Crean and McClain paying him an in-home visit tells me we are serious players.

  • Snookafly

    Did you see that photo though? Their matching outfits were not too inspiring.

  • ForeverIU

    LOL, yeah, they looked like Heckle and Jeckle.

  • I think the only way we are serious players, is he pays us a visit. Crean visiting him in my opinion, really means he was willing to listen to us. Doesn’t mean he’s taking us seriously.

  • ForeverIU

    Did you see his twitter comment about Crean and McClain?

    “Great visit with Coach Crean & Coach McLain tonight.Very intense, very passionate,great basketball minds.”

  • No I hadn’t seen that. I just don’t think we have a chance unless he decides to take an official visit to IU.
    On another note, I am so disappointed, the way the season is going for the football team. Gosh, I had high hopes for them this year. Now with Sudfeld out.. I don’t see them making a bowl. I was so ‘up’ after Missouri… Really upsetting.

  • ForeverIU

    I absolutely agree, without an official visit we don’t close the deal. But we’re still in his final selection of schools, and I don’t think he’s making his decision before spring, so anything can happen between now and then.

    IUFB, man, I shut that out just as quickly as I let it in. The IUBB saga is quite enough for me, lol! We need CTC’s two bros-in-law to personally intervene!

  • inLinE6

    Did you not see his comments to other in-home visits? This was mediocre if you compare. I believe he gave more praise to Kansas and UK.

  • Michael Whelan

    Who cares, we need Stephan Zimmerman

  • ForeverIU

    I’m not saying we’re his favorite thus far, but if you’re one of seven schools being considered by a top 15 player, you better believe he might be serious.

  • ForeverIU

    Stephen, lol.

  • Ole Man

    Agree.
    Agree.
    Agree.

  • Bill Teague

    Exact same tweets. Same school right??? IU

  • SCHoosier

    I’ve always felt Shake might stay close to home..OU wouldn’t surprise me. Not clue about O.G. Bryant is a long shot..I think visiting campus next weekend? Personally I think Bryant is the only recruit that makes Indiana better right away.

  • Alford Bailey

    O.G. is a 240 + recruit. We have plenty of time to land guys like this. Shake we need but looks like SMU. Time to go all out for Bryant. Landing him would be huge. Quit with the Zimmerman talk. We are a freshmen with braces asking the prettiest girl in school to the dance. Taint gonna happen. Odds are O.G.

  • ForeverIU

    Why quit the Zimmerman talk? Did he tell you we’re not sexy enough for him? Plus, are you sure he’s not wearing braces too? LOL! And no worries, I bet Chuck Martin is all over Bryant, or else he wouldn’t have scheduled a visit this late. Roll out the red carpet Hoosier Nation!

  • Ole Man

    Finally, some honest talk about O.G.

  • Alford Bailey

    I would be very pleased with a Morgan and Bryant class. Then key in on a top fifty combo guy if we miss on Shake and IU is back on track with recruiting IMO. Even if we miss on Bryant its ok. We have some time. I want a kid Juwans level or better, though. We can always get a +240 kid later, IMO.

  • ForeverIU

    I’ve been reading about O.G. here and there. I think of him the same way I do about Emmitt and maybe to a lesser extent Max. Of course, the latter two haven’t really shown much yet, but I have to trust CTC on this one. From what I’ve read, O.G. is a versatile athletic wing who can step behind the 3. He is 6-8 with a 7-1 wing span. Underrated in part because of his school area (lack of visibility and strong competition, but got a lot of attention with Team Thad). Plus, a Nigerian son of immigrants, father with a PhD (from my Internet search). Someone also said a tenacious defender. Gave CTC the Oladipo vibe. CTC doesn’t waste the Oladipo comparison on just anyone.

  • Bryce Kepner

    He cancelled one of his five officials and someone tweeted at him that he should visit IU and tweeted back that it was in the works

  • CreamandCrimson

    I’d say he’s like 99% of recruits…he hasn’t made up his mind yet and anyone he is remotely interested in has a chance to sway him. Personally, I have stopped getting worked up one way or the other because it seems like these recruiting classes don’t take shape until much, much later than they used to but…that’s just my personal preference. Here’s to hoping we can get him on campus for an official. If we do, I think he’ll definitely like what he sees.

  • ForeverIU

    Yeah, I remembered that you’d said something about that.

  • ForeverIU

    I agree. I know you might not be including me, but I’m not getting worked up, lol. All I’m trying to do is show one of our top prospects as much love as I can as a fan.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I certainly don’t think you are getting “worked up”. I think you are optimistic and hopeful and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

  • IUBizmark

    I suppose we’re disagreeing on the meaning of “serious.” I don’t think we have even a 10% chance of landing him as it stands today. I do agree anything can happen between now and Spring. The in home visit is step 1. Step 2, visit IU. Step 3, have Zeller give him a call. Step 4, sign that LOI.

  • TomJameson

    It’s all honest talk Ole Man, just differing opinions. Some just have a little more optimism and cheer … and maybe a bit more faith in the coaching staffs decisions and scouting.

  • Ole Man

    LOL, Tom. It’s not a lack of optimism or cheer simply because I agree with AB on this recruit. Ya might want to rethink that perspective.
    And as for faith in coaching decisions, we have to wait and see after last year, don’t we? After all, they recruited those players as well.
    I’m as optimistic and hopeful as the next guy.
    I also don’t wear a cheerleader’s skirt.

  • Bryce Kepner

    Yeah he said there is a good chance of it but I’m not getting my hopes up just yet.

  • Bryce Kepner

    People put too much into rankings. Most of these”experts” that rank kids do so based on hype and thats it. OG lives in basically in the middle of nowhere, hence why he wasn’t ranked high. I’m not trying to sway anyone’s decision. But the kid is athletic as all get out, and can shoot the three (something Troy lacks and something Victor had to develop).

  • Bryce Kepner

    We have these two announcements plus Thomas Bryant is scheduled to visit this next weekend as well! Good week for IU

  • Bryce Kepner

    Key in on a top fifty combo guy after Morgan and Bryant. It’s not that easy. Most top 100 guys have had months upon months of contact with coaches and narrowing down their lists. It’s not like we can get in late with a top 50 player and nab him. The time table of recruiting takes longer than that

  • AnonymousDave

    It not whether we can land another 240+ recruit later, it’s whether we can land a better one. I have a feeling if this kid was playing on the east coast he’d be top 150 easily. If they have a good feeling about this kid, then pursue him. Rankings don’t matter all that much

  • TomJameson

    You don’t have to attack me with “cheerleader’s skirt” type of comments ole man; and yes I consider it an attack because you are ‘talking’ directly to me. And my perspective is my opinion, and everyone, including you, is welcome to have one. Your opinion is not necessarily correct just because it’s yours. And no, you are not as optimistic and hopeful as the next guy. LOL

  • Ole Man

    Actually, Tom, if you think I was attacking you, then I apologize; because I wasn’t. That was a generic statement which was not intended for any particular person, including you.
    BTW, I felt that perhaps your comments to me contained some slight, but I simply responded to them honestly without getting upset.
    And again, your opinion in your last statement is just that, your opinion.
    I express myself without “rah, rah”; and that doesn’t make me less optimistic.
    Now if you want to get thin skinned and personal, please take it somewhere else; I haven’t the time.

  • MDHoosier

    For what it’s worth, @247WSports has IU at 100% to land O.G. and 18% to land Shake.

  • kaponya44

    My guess is we wont get EITHER one of them ..O.G to Iowa , Shake to SMU.. I’m not going to get any inside info and switch and Im no more or less of an expert than any of the other people who commented here. ..Just my gut feeling for each which is what most of these decision predictions come down to..When the player narrows it down to 2 or 3 schools the day before choosing it isn’t rocket science….Nobody’s gut is always right nor wrong so it is what it is – Fun to try

    Off subject ,but is that Juwan Morgan going up to swat O.G in the photo on this article ?

  • AnonymousDave

    Well I’m gonna say we get both of the to make myself feel better after reading your comment lol

  • TomJameson

    I think you are right about the rankings. IMO – There are some 5-stars that the rankings can apply to because of their exposure (like you point out). Also, I’m hoping Troy has been working on that 3-point shot throughout the summer. lol

  • Kyl470

    I’m with you. I thought this was the year they would make a bowl game. But unfortunately the back up QB doesn’t look like he is a very skilled passer.

  • kaponya44

    So that means we are both going 1/2 on our guesses LOL !

  • MDHoosier

    Got O.G.!
    Yep, it’s them playing against each other in AAU.