2015 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2015 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2015 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.

If there is a prospect we should consider adding, please drop us an email at insidethehall@gmail.com.

Last Updated: 7/7/2014

Projected Class Size: 3

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Shake Milton

Guard, 6-4, 170-pounds, Owasso (Ok.), MoKan Elite
247Composite: 4-star (102); ESPN: 4-star (67); Rivals: 4-star (63); Scout: 4-star (89)
Schools: Baylor, Creighton, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Wake Forest

Notes: After a strong spring in Nike’s EYBL, Milton’s recruitment is beginning to take off.

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Juwan Morgan

Forward, 6-8, 220-pounds, Waynesville (Mo.), MoKan Elite
247Composite: 4-star (88); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 3-star (106); Scout: 4-star (80)
SchoolsArkansas, California, Creighton, Harvard, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Missouri State, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Washington, Wichita State, Xavier

Notes: An AAU teammate of Milton, Indiana is also heavily involved with Morgan, a power forward who is on the rise after a strong spring on the Nike EYBL circuit.

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Kenny Williams

Guard, 6-4, 180-pounds, LC Bird (Va.), Boo Williams
247Composite: 4-star (93); ESPN: 4-star (84); Rivals: 3-star (124); Scout: 4-star (94)
Schools: Cincinnati, George Mason, Indiana, Memphis, Minnesota, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Richmond, Robert Morris, VCU, Virginia Tech, Wichita State

Notes: Indiana made contact with Williams following the first EYBL session in Sacramento. He’s a close friend of 2014 signee Robert Johnson and recently picked up an Indiana offer.

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Jalen Coleman

Guard, 6-2, 160-pounds, La Lumiere, All-Ohio Red
247Composite: 4-star (30); ESPN: 4-star (34); Rivals: 4-star (36); Scout: 4-star (31)
Schools: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, UNLV

Notes: Coleman, who transferred from Cathedral to La Lumiere for his junior season, is the top 2015 prospect in the state and has been recruited by Indiana for more than two years.

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Prince Ali

Guard, 6-4, 180-pounds, Sagemont (Fla.), Southern Stampede
247Composite: 4-star (46); ESPN: 4-star (45); Rivals: 4-star (27); Scout: 4-star (47)
Schools: Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Providence, UCLA

Notes: Since his decision to reopen his recruitment from a commitment to Connecticut, Indiana has ramped up its interest in Ali, one of the top scorers in the Nike EYBL.

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Caleb Swanigan

Center, 6-9, 255-pounds, Homestead, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite: 5-star (11); ESPN: 5-star (17); Rivals: 5-star (20); Scout: 5-star (12)
Schools: Arizona, Florida State, Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, Xavier

Notes: Swanigan recently moved to the 2015, making him the top prospect in the state.

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Alex Illikainen

Forward, 6-9, 210-pounds, Grand Rapids (Minn.), Howard Pulley
247Composite: 4-star (101); ESPN: 4-star (90); Rivals: 3-star (110); Scout: 3-star (NR)
Schools: California, Colorado, Creighton, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Oregon, Wisconsin

Notes: Illikainen visited Bloomington unofficially this past season for the Northwestern game.

Bryant Crawford

Guard, 6-2, 175-pounds, Gonzaga Prep (D.C.), Team Takeover
247Composite: 4-star (80); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (77); Scout: 4-star (56)
Schools: Connecticut, Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Seton Hall, SMU, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech

Notes: Crawford has already visited Bloomington twice and is near or at the top of Indiana’s wish list for 2015 point guards.

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Stephen Zimmerman

Center, 6-11, 215-pounds, Bishop Gorman (Nev.), Oakland Soldiers
247Composite: 5-star (7); ESPN: 5-star (6); Rivals: 5-star (7); Scout: 5-star (8)
SchoolsArizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, UCLA, UNLV

Notes: One of the premier centers nationally regardless of class, Zimmerman was offered by Indiana in July of 2013 and the Hoosiers are among his eight final schools.

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Donovan Mitchell

Guard, 6-3, 175-pounds, Brewster Academy (NH.), The City
247Composite: 4-star (87); ESPN: 4-star (74); Rivals: 4-star (101); Scout: 4-star (NR)
Schools: Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Creighton, Florida, Fordham, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Marquette, Maryland, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Syracuse, Xavier

Notes: Indiana extended an offer to Mitchell, a New York City native, on Monday, June 9.

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Esa Ahmad

Forward, 6-7, 220-pounds, Shaker Heights (Oh.), All-Ohio Red
247Composite: 4-star (64); ESPN: 4-star (42); Rivals: 4-star (78); Scout: 4-star (64)
SchoolsClemson, Dayton, DePaul, Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Maryland, Miami (Fl), Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers, UNLV, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Xavier

Notes: Indiana offered Ahmad, who has raised his national profile this spring, in early March of 2014. He said in early May that he hopes to visit sometime this spring or summer.

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Gavin Block

Guard, 6-6, 195-pounds, Lincoln (Ill.), Net Gain Elite
247Composite: NR; ESPN: NR; Rivals: NR; Scout: NR
Schools: American, Bucknell, Bradley, Dartmouth, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana, Loyola-Chicago0, Northern Iowa, SIU-Edwardsville, UMKC, South Dakota State, Valparaiso

Notes: Block took an unofficial visit to Indiana in early April and was watched by Rob Judson during the April evaluation period.

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A.J. Turner

Guard, 6-5, 180-pounds, New Hampton Prep (N.H.), The Family
247Composite: 3-star (111); ESPN: 4-star (82); Rivals: 4-star (95); Scout: 3-star (NR)
Schools: Boston College, Gonzaga, Harvard, Indiana, Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Rice, Tulsa, Robert Morris, VCU, Wake Forest

Notes: Indiana associate head coach Tim Buckley has been in contact with Turner this spring to express interest.

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Montaque Gill-Caesar

Guard, 6-5, 200-pounds, Huntington Prep (W.V.), CIA Bounce
247Composite: 4-star (35); ESPN: 4-star (41); Rivals: 4-star (31); Scout: 4-star (37)
SchoolsAlabama, Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri, Providence, South Florida, West Virginia

Notes: Indiana offered Gill-Caesar, who was looking at a moving to the class of 2014, earlier this spring.

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Josh Sharma

Center, 6-11, 215-pounds, Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.), Mass Rivals
247Composite: 4-star (66); ESPN: 4-star (72); Rivals: 4-star (75); Scout: 4-star (90)
Schools: Boston College, Connecticut, Creighton, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Maryland, Massachusetts, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Providence, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Notes: Sharma, who plays for the same AAU program that produced Noah Vonleh, told Inside the Hall earlier in the spring that Indiana has shown significant interest.

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K.J. Walton

Guard, 6-3, 175-pounds, Brownsburg, Grassroots Indiana
247Composite: 4-star (91); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (98); Scout: 4-star (88)
Schools: Butler, Clemson, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Xavier

Notes: The early leader for Indiana’s Mr. Basketball award in 2015, Walton continues to improve his stock nationally.

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Jimmy Whitt

Guard, 6-2, 165-pounds, Hickman (Mo.), KC Run GMC
247Composite: 4-star (53); ESPN: 4-star (64); Rivals: 4-star (52); Scout: 4-star (49)
SchoolsArkansas, Colorado, Creighton, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, San Francisco, SMU, Wichita State, Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa

Notes: Whitt took an unofficial visit to Indiana in early September of 2013.

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Henry Ellenson

Forward, 6-9, 250-pounds, Rice Lake (Wisc.), Howard Pulley
247Composite: 5-star (18); ESPN: 5-star (5); Rivals: 5-star (17); Scout: 5-star (7)
Schools: Arizona State, Baylor, Boston College, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Michigan State, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, Wisconsin

Notes: The wide-bodied Ellenson, who can also step out and shoot it, was tracked by Indiana last July and subsequently offered a scholarship.

Marcus LoVett Jr.

Guard, 6-0, 160-pounds, Burbank Providence (Ca.), Las Vegas Prospects
247Composite: 4-star (82); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (82); Scout: 4-star (72)
Schools: Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas, UC-Irvine, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Washington

Notes: LoVett has Indiana ties — his family is originally from Fort Wayne — and his dad was coached by Steve McClain in junior college.

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Perry (P.J.) Dozier

Guard, 6-5, 180-pounds, Springs Valley (S.C.), Upward Stars
247Composite: 4-star (34); ESPN: 5-star (29); Rivals: 4-star (40); Scout: 4-star (50)
Schools: Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech

Notes: A South Carolina legacy, Dozier is a long, athletic guard who can score in a variety of ways. He received an Indiana offer in July of 2013.

Others to keep an eye on: Carlton Bragg (Cleveland, Oh.), Danjel Purifoy (Centerville, Ala.), Davon Dillard (Bowman Academy), Derrik Smits (Zionsville), Hyron Edwards (East Chicago Central), Trevor Manuel (Lansing Sexton, Mich.)

  • HoosierGrampy

    Having just viewed Hyron Edwards’s latest Twitter post w/courtside video, I’d put him back on the “2015 Wish List” STAT. 5’10 w/serious hops (2-handed jam in the video),goes from 0 to 100 in 3 dribbles while maintaining outstanding court vision, gets the rock to teammates timely and puts them in position to shoot in stride, uses BOTH hands well. At the risk of being called a name or two, he’s at least as good as Ferrell right now in the open court. In the vernacular, “Dude got skilz”.

  • HoosierGrampy

    Daniel Giddens is now a Suckeye commit. I so wish he were coming to B’town instead of Columbus. Happy Birthday to him at any rate.

  • IUBizmark

    RIP Spalding…

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