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: 3/31/2014

Projected Class Size: 4

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Allonzo Trier

Guard, 6-4, 185-pounds, Montrose Christian (Md.), Athlete’s First
247Composite: 4-star (36); ESPN: 5-star (23); Rivals: 4-star (38); Scout: 4-star (20)
Schools: Baylor, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Marquette, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Villanova, Washington

Notes: One of the top point guard nationally in the 2015 class, Trier has quickly become a top recruiting target for the Hoosiers.

Bryant Crawford

Guard, 6-2, 175-pounds, Gonzaga Prep (D.C.), Team Takeover
247Composite: 4-star (65); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (51); Scout: 4-star (51)
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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Raymond Spalding

Forward, 6-9, 205-pounds, Louisville Trinity (Ky.), Kentucky Travelers
247Composite: 4-star (82); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (71); Scout: 4-star (75)
Schools: Butler, Clemson, Dayton, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Xavier

Notes: Indiana has watched Spalding frequently this spring and the Louisville native visited Bloomington twice this past season.

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Daniel Giddens

Center, 6-10, 220-pounds, Wheeler (Ga.), Game Elite
247Composite: 4-star (27); ESPN: 4-star (34); Rivals: 4-star (26); Scout: 4-star (41)
Schools: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio State

Notes: Indiana is among the final six schools that Giddens is still considering.

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Alex Illikainen

Forward, 6-9, 210-pounds, Grand Rapids (Minn.), Minnesota Cyclones
247Composite: 4-star (63); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (83); Scout: 4-star (93)
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.

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Jalen Coleman

Guard, 6-2, 160-pounds, La Lumiere, Indiana Elite Team Indiana
247Composite: 4-star (37); ESPN: 4-star (58); Rivals: 4-star (31); Scout: 4-star (25)
Schools: Auburn, Butler, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas, UCLA, Xavier

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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Doral Moore

Center, 6-11, 215-pounds, Luella (Ga.), Atlanta Xpress
247Composite: 5-star (19); ESPN: 5-star (21); Rivals: 5-star (16); Scout: 4-star (22)
Schools: Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio State, Texas

Notes: An elite big man who can score in the post and block shots, Moore received an offer from the Hoosiers last fall.

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Perry (P.J.) Dozier

Guard, 6-5, 180-pounds, Springs Valley (S.C.), Upward Stars
247Composite: 4-star (38); ESPN: 5-star (17); Rivals: 4-star (43); Scout: 4-star (57)
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.

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Josh Sharma

Center, 6-11, 215-pounds, Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.), Mass Rivals
247Composite: 4-star (76); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (62); Scout: 4-star (60)
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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Jalen Brunson

Guard, 6-2, 180-pounds, Lincolnshire Stevenson (Ill.), Mac Irvin Fire
247Composite: 4-star (26); ESPN: 4-star (32); Rivals: 5-star (14); Scout: 4-star (35)
Schools: Creighton, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, SMU, UCLA, Villanova, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Xavier

Notes: The son of former Temple star and NBA guard Rick Brunson, Jalen Brunson was scouted this past season by IU assistant coach Kenny Johnson.

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Esa Ahmad

Forward, 6-7, 220-pounds, Shaker Heights (Oh.), All Ohio Red
247Composite: 4-star (64); ESPN: 4-star (51); Rivals: 4-star (98); Scout: 4-star (92)
Schools: Clemson, Cleveland State, Dayton, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Miami (Fl), Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers, West Virginia, Xavier

Notes: Indiana offered Ahmad, who has raised his national profile this spring, in early March of 2014.

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K.J. Walton

Guard, 6-3, 175-pounds, Brownsburg, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite: 4-star (97); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (74); Scout: 4-star (80)
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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Derrick Jones

Forward, 6-6, 180-pounds, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), We-R-1
247Composite: 5-star (15); ESPN: 5-star (22); Rivals: 4-star (25); Scout: 4-star (28)
Schools: Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, St. Joseph’s, Syracuse, Temple, Villanova, Xavier

Notes: One of the elite wings in the 2015 class, IU has expressed interest in Jones, a consensus top 30 prospect.

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Jimmy Whitt

Guard, 6-2, 165-pounds, Hickman (Mo.), KC Run GMC
247Composite: 4-star (98); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (74); Scout: 4-star (NR)
Schools: Arkansas, Colorado, Creighton, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, San Francisco, Southern Methodist, Wichita State

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.), D1 Minnesota
247Composite: 4-star (50); ESPN: 4-star (47); Rivals: 4-star (56); Scout: 4-star (62)
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.), Mac Irvin Fire
247Composite: 4-star (66); ESPN: 4-star (NR); Rivals: 4-star (41); Scout: 4-star (42)
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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Stephen Zimmerman

Center, 6-11, 215-pounds, Bishop Gorman (Nev.), Dream Vision
247Composite: 5-star (3); ESPN: 5-star (4); Rivals: 5-star (4); Scout: 5-star (3)
Schools: Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, UNLV, USC

Notes: One of the premier centers nationally regardless of class, Zimmerman was offered by Indiana in July of 2013.

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Chase Jeter

Center, 6-10, 215-pounds, Bishop Gorman (Nev.), Dream Vision
247Composite: 5-star (20); ESPN: 4-star (35); Rivals: 5-star (17); Scout: 5-star (18)
Schools: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Duke, Harvard, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Vanderbilt

Notes: Indiana has expressed significant interest in Jeter, who many believe is headed to Duke.

Diamond Stone

Center, 6-10, 235-pounds, Dominican (Wisc.), Playground Elite
247Composite: 5-star (5); ESPN: 5-star (5); Rivals: 5-star (3); Scout: 5-star (3)
Schools: Arizona, Connecticut, DePaul, Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Kentucky, Marquette, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Jose State, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, UCLA, Wisconsin

Notes: Stone is one of the elite big men in the 2015 class and is a target of several blue blood programs, including Indiana.

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Isaiah Briscoe

Guard, 6-4, 205-pounds, St. Benedict’s (N.J.), New Jersey Playaz
247Composite: 5-star (18); ESPN: 5-star (19); Rivals: 5-star (19); Scout: 4-star (26)
Schools: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Indiana, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s (NY), Syracuse, UCLA, Virginia

Notes: A cousin of NBA star Kyrie Irving, Briscoe picked up an Indiana offer in the spring of 2013.

Carlton Bragg

Forward, 6-9, 210-pounds, Villa Angela St. Joseph (Oh.), Ohio Basketball Club
247Composite: 5-star (9); ESPN: 5-star (11); Rivals: 5-star (10); Scout: 5-star (8)
Schools: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA, West Virginia

Notes: Bragg is one of the top players in the 2015 class because of his unique ability to run the floor, handle the ball and shoot at his size makes him sought after by a growing number of schools.

Others to keep an eye on: Austin Conway (Aurora, Colo.), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior New American, N.Y.), Danjel Purifoy (Centerville, Ala.), Davon Dillard (Bowman Academy), Derrik Smits (Zionsville), Glynn Watson (Westchester St. Joseph’s, Ill.), Hyron Edwards (East Chicago Central), Justin Jenifer (Bel Air, Md.), King McClure (Triple A Academy, Tex.), Trevor Manuel (Lansing Sexton, Mich.)

  • HoosierDadE

    ITH crew does it again…

    I’m amazed how ya’ll get such a comprehensive list for kids that won’t graduate till 2015.  Interested to see how this list changes until that year…

    Coleman would be a nice get.  Also, the kids that are 6’6ish will be interesting to see how much more they grow.

  • Oldguyy

    Just to be complete, Westchester St. Joseph was also the high school of Daryl Thomas.

  • Jam

    and who could forget Tony Freeman?

  • marcusgresham

    Kessinger was the MVP at some fairly large tournament between 8th and 9th grade.

    He’d probably have put up better stats, but he’s had some trouble with the upperclassmen giving him the ball.  I went to one game and saw him in good position on the block and the kid on the wing got ready to whip a pass down to him, saw it was him and then swung it back up top.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    After looking at the 2012 board, I’m really curious to see just how irrelevant the comments here will be in a couple years. When reading some of the top comments, it was like “really? That guy? Did we ever recruit him?”

    That being said, I wish I heard Coleman talking about IU more. He seems really talented and I’d like to bring him on board. Chandler White seems really talented as well. Edwards is obviously extremely quick, and that’s why Crean is already recruiting him hard.

    And one last note… I’d rather we didn’t offer many more scholarships in this year for awhile. It just seems like the right way to go. Recruit ‘em hard, but wait it out.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    After looking at the 2012 board, I’m really curious to see just how irrelevant the comments here will be in a couple years. When reading some of the top comments, it was like “really? That guy? Did we ever recruit him?”

    That being said, I wish I heard Coleman talking about IU more. He seems really talented and I’d like to bring him on board. Chandler White seems really talented as well. Edwards is obviously extremely quick, and that’s why Crean is already recruiting him hard.

    And one last note… I’d rather we didn’t offer many more scholarships in this year for awhile. It just seems like the right way to go. Recruit ‘em hard, but wait it out.

  • Iisacsson

    And Isiah Thomas

  • cheeseman18

    I agree, I just looked at the 2012 intro of Yogi, and people were saying “we don’t need him”, “he shoots too much”, “he’s too small, go after someone else”. Oh how things have changed. Lol

  • cheeseman18

    I agree, I just looked at the 2012 intro of Yogi, and people were saying “we don’t need him”, “he shoots too much”, “he’s too small, go after someone else”. Oh how things have changed. Lol

  • marcusgresham

    I know absolutely nothing about this Fazekas kid, but when I see a player 6’7″ listed as playing some guard I get excited.  A freshman in high school playing guard at 6’7″ really has my attention.

  • SCHoosier

    I would expect Coleman to stay at the top of this list..IU needs a point guard in the 6-3 range..he’s gonna be it.

  • http://twitter.com/Jake_Lort Jake Lorton

    James Blackmon?

  • http://twitter.com/Jake_Lort Jake Lorton

    James Blackmon?

  • shime

    Not sure if Blackmon is considered a point gaurd or more of a combo gaurd. From what I understand Coleman is more of a pure point gaurd. Could be wrong but that is the impression I was under. Having them in the same back court would be awesome.

  • shime

    To me Coleman is a must get.

  • shime

    To me Coleman is a must get.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I completely agree… That’s why it upsets me that I haven’t heard much about him lately

  • Hoosierfan88

     There have been some rumblings that he would prefer to go out of state and possibly a non-Big Ten school, but it is still SUPER early. Hopefully a NC caliber season changes this line of thinking.

  • Hoosierfan88

     There have been some rumblings that he would prefer to go out of state and possibly a non-Big Ten school, but it is still SUPER early. Hopefully a NC caliber season changes this line of thinking.

  • guest

    Purdue fan here:

    Not trying to hijack your threads or anything, but since both schools share some targets I enjoy sharing “perspectives”. I would be surprised if Ash doesn’t land at Purdue. He is very close with the coaches and other commits Purdue already has. Very vocal about Purdue on twitter as well.

    I also think Hyron Edwards is the second best player of this group over even Coleman. Edwards is keeping it very much IU/Purdue with Michigan in third as of now. IMO he will be the one to change the landscape of the 2015 classes. Whoever gets him will get a great one and whoever misses will be bummed.

    Carroll is also cousins and close with Bryson Scott the Purdue 2013 committ. It will be interesting to see how that affects things. Especially with Ash and Edwards both being guards and presumably being recruited harder than Carroll at this point.

    Do you think it is fair to think that Coleman is target #1 for IU right now? And after that do you think the #2 target would be a big in that case?

  • SCHoosier

    coleman due on the IU campus Monday June4th for an “unofiicial” visit I think.

  • panther fan

    good kid who works hard but this post is a joke!

  • marcusgresham

    I’m assuming from your name that you’re from Corydon. i’m not saying Kessinger is or isn’t good enough to play at IU, but I stand by the statement. I won’t name the particular kid because I’m not calling out high school kids, but I saw it with my own eyes and have heard other people who saw far more games than I did say the same thing. I know towards the end of the year his PPG seemed to go up, so maybe whatever the problem was was handled, but when I was there it was blatant.

  • indianascout01

    You guys need to go to mooresville and watch lane weaver play, hes a late bloomer but has alot of potential, hes a deadly shooter that really good at creating his own shot

  • southernindyhoosier

    Kessinger has outstanding post moves for being just a incoming soph…….I watched several games where he dominated the paint! I think he will continue to improve his game as he matures….

  • HoosierTrav

    I completely agree with the statement that Hyron Edwards is the better player over Coleman. He’s a very special point guard. Whoever lands him is getting possibly the best point guard in the country. He thoroughly has dominated his competition and completely taken over in major competition. He’s the guy we need at priority #1 for 2015 IMHO

  • http://twitter.com/RatKingCole RatKingSports

    Isn’t Marcus Derickson on our radar?

  • SCHoosier

    I dont pay too much atention to the height’s listed. In HS when they start making the ratings list they seem to “grow quickly” if you know what I mean.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Hyron Edwards tops my list in 2014 or 2015 for IU right now. Elite, in state talent. We’re seeing, thanks to Yogi, how much an amazing PG can do for how well a team plays.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Hyron Edwards tops my list in 2014 or 2015 for IU right now. Elite, in state talent. We’re seeing, thanks to Yogi, how much an amazing PG can do for how well a team plays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/morrisjc Jim Morris

    you guys need to update the rankings on some of these 2015 guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/morrisjc Jim Morris

    you guys need to update the rankings on some of these 2015 guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.krumwied Andrew Krumwied

    I got the chance to watch Carlton Bragg last week… I can see him absolutely blowing up on the rankings. Granted, he plays against some horrible competition in HS (the game I saw featured Bragg’s team with two D-1 commits and himself against a team of midgets that started two guys under 5’6 and played two more sub 5’10 guys in their regular rotation) but he is just silky smooth. His game reminds me of a more athletic Trey Lyles. He handled the ball extremely well, moved well in transition, and showed range out to 23-24 feet. He didn’t show much of a post game, but I couldn’t tell if that was just because of the offense he is in or that they had a big committed to Cleveland St. that plays with his back to the basket. If he has a good summer on the AAU circuit, he could easily end up as a 5 star guy.

  • http://twitter.com/IUinNap Caleb Moore

    Reuter has to be 25 years old by now. I know he reclassed at least once…maybe twice? Seems like I’ve been hearing about him for 3 years and he’s still just a Soph?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.jeffries.777 Tom Jeffries

    IM an IU fan but I lived in Illinois for 16 years..you should check out the News-Gazette sports they have recruiting chat on Fridays. Groce IS native Hoosier and has recruited for Ohio State before moving to Ohio U then Illinois. I only give this info because he is hard after Edwards as well..plus other shared targets with Purdue and IU

  • Mooks

    Reminds me of Noah Vonleh, he would be a good scoop.

  • Mooks

    If I had to pick four. Here would be my 4.

    1. Bryant Crawford. He would be a better replacement for Yogi than Hyron Edwards. Crean has been really consistent with Recruiting WCAC High School conference players. Bryant has the length, height, and athelticsm that would serve him well in B1G play. He plays against tough compeition all the time, which is key.

    2. Marcus Derrikson. He really reminds me of Anthony Bennett of UNLV. These types of players have been what IU has been missing for many years. He would be playing the same role of DJ White. Derrikson is yet another WCAC player like Bryant. 6’7′ and 250 pounds. I really like the body type. We have alot of “Greyhounds” for players but not any “Great Danes”. He is a much needed “Great Dane” that can help us beat Physical monster teams like Wisconsin, MSU, and Michigan. I would be comfortable putting him in the center position maybe with Hanner or Luke.

    3. Carlton Bragg. He is a younger version of Noah Vonleh. Have not seen him play against good competition, but he is “FEATHERY”. With Vonleh bound to be gone after 1-2 years, he can fill the PF holes well.

    4. Jalen Coleman. He is a must get. Another sharpshooter like Matt Roth, Jordan Hulls. Obviously not on their levels, but he has athleticsm and size. Skill can be developed. I have faith in this guy.

    Overall: This class has to be huge. With the likely hood of Zeller staying and a huge 6 man 2013 class, 2014 is going to be short-changed because of the amount of scholarships avialable. Were going to win a NCAA tournament. The question is, will it be this year or next year?

  • J.T. @ XLevel

    According to ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein, “Pitman’s (N.J.) Tim Delaney took unofficial visits to both Indiana and Butler earlier this week. The 2015 PF claims offers from LaSalle, Oregon State, Penn State, St. Joseph’s and Villanova, among others.”

  • FeatheryOne

    Stephen Zimmerman would be like getting Cody Zeller? So versatile.

  • HoosierTrav

    I would be happy to land any of the Guards or any of the Bigs in this class.

  • SCHoosier

    Bragg, Zimmerman and Jeter are really quality bigs and IU will have lots of competition for those three. Bragg would be my priority. Guards are plentiful..and Crean should be recruiting Yogi’s replacement at point.

  • CheesyHoosier

    Would love to see Zimmerman come to IU, along with Bragg, Richardson, and Coleman. Lots of good players here, actually. Expecting this to be a great class.

  • JustATownie

    My wish list for 2015

    1. Malachi Richardson
    2. Carlton Bragg
    3. Stephen Zimmerman
    4. Jalen Coleman

    The probability of that happening is slim to none but hey its fun to dream. I do think this class is going to be a good one regardless. I see two five star caliber guys and two four stars but we will see how it turns out.

  • Ole Man

    No scholarships for 2015 if we sign DR or anyone else for ’14.
    Too bad. Lots of great players in this class.

  • Hardwood83

    Technically true- but practically, I think it’s unlikely NO ONE leaves after 2 seasons.

  • JJ

    Maybe it’s good we don’t have a single commit considering what happened with Trey Lyles and almost what happened with JBJ.

  • ILive4IUBball

    2016 recruiting board? Just wondering when that’ll be up? Thanks for all yall do!

  • Hardwood83

    I would be pleased with a class of: Crawford, Spalding & Giddens. Seems realistic and meets needs.

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