Indiana offers 2016 center Schnider Herard

  • 06/30/2015 9:30 am in

Indiana has extended a scholarship offer to class of 2016 Plano (Texas) center Schnider Herard, according to his AAU program, Nike Pro Skills.

The 6-foot-10 Herard, a native of Congo, is rated the No. 82 prospect nationally in the 247Composite. He has more than 15 scholarship offers including Arizona State, Connecticut, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

In 16 games in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), Herard is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 17.5 minutes.

Herard and Pro Skills will participate in the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, which begins on Thursday, July 9 at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina.

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  • Kyl470

    Given the lack of recent success of IU’s big men from foreign countries I’m not to terribly excited about this guy. Perea, Jurkin, Guy-Marc Michel (never eligible), Bawa Muniru, Tijan Jobe. I really don’t want another one of those.

  • David Macer

    Kyl, that was my first thought too !!

  • IUBizmark

    Runs the floor, can finish through contact, can occasionally put it on the floor AND plays defense. If this guy had a year to develop his body at IU, I’d love to have him. His sophomore campaign would be a blast to watch.

  • TomJameson

    This guy looks like he has some skills, and a B1G body already. I think he would be a good get, but it looks like Kansas is the front runner. Maybe that’ll change now, but who knows.

  • Kyl470

    I know you really can’t judge a guy by a highlight tape, but his is only 1:28 and it features him doing dunks in the pre game lay up line. I’m know I’m being fearful and stereotypical, but I picture this guy as someone who is very athletic, but lacks the technical skill and coordination required to play basketball. Can we get a highlight wearing a glove and catching a baseball or catching a football? I just want to see him catch a ball. (just kidding, but kind of serious)

  • The_Bob_Michaels

    I completely agree. I’ve said before “give me ball players”, not athletes that we can teach to play the game. The only exception would be to have one player on the roster who is a project and willing to redshirt to reach that potential (not likely under CTC).

  • Hoosier Pride

    Heard that one before..

  • ronb

    Not every player that comes from a different Country is a dud. Just take a look at
    the NBA draft this year, I understand your logic but…………

  • IUBizmark

    Sorry for bringing up bad memories. What do you want me to say on these forums? BOOOO! We don’t want a Center! There, is that better?

  • Hoosier Pride

    I just wish we could go out and get one or two ready bigs when we want and not have to take on “projects” .. “this is indiana” right? not saying this kid is a project, but hanner, jurkin, etc looked good in highlight videos too

  • IUBizmark

    We can all agree there. Unfortunately, in my opinion, IU has been the place of last resort for most bigs. While that’s still gotten us some top level talent, rarely has it been the case that IU was choice #1. These are the current realities until we either make a deep run in March OR change our staff.

  • SilentBob

    He isn’t very athletic at all. Just got some nice shoulders and big ol paws. If we can pair him with a Thon Maker, Tony Bradley, De’Ron Davis, etc then I will feel pretty good about it. His body, defense, rebounds, and put back would make for a nice back up

  • BC Hoosier

    I would love that as well. The problem with that is most high school bigs are a work in progress. Most of them are still learning how to play with their new bodies and the few that have it figured out get drafted after a year on campus.

  • Hoosier Pride

    seemed to work out well for the two highly recruited ready bigs of late in vonleh and zeller and now presumably TB, we may not utilize them to their full potential but i think these kids who get drafted after one year (or 2 in codys case) can deal with a little under utilization for lottery money

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Not really seeing him run the floor in this video. He kinda looks heavy and sluggish tromping into the lane. Doesn’t seem to explode off the floor like most athletic types. I wonder how effective his offense/defense would be if he were to be implemented into the run-n-gun Hurryin Hooiser style of play.

  • TomJameson

    The highlight attached to this article shows him as a Sophomore. I found another one that was more current and I can say his skills did increase. I’m not concerned about his hands, I am more concerned about his outside shooting … of which I saw none. lol

  • TomJameson

    He is a Sophomore in this video … that’s over a year ago. If you “google” the kids name you’ll find more recent video that might make you all feel a bit better.

  • marcusgresham

    At 6’10”, outside shooting is a bonus. If you have a guy that big who can shoot it, great, but no big deal if the can’t—I just don’t want a guy who can’t shoot it out there chucking it up anyway.

  • marcusgresham

    Well, he’s higher rated than Victor was. Troy is another who was considered an athlete who has made great strides. I know we haven’t really seen that with a big guy yet, but this kid also has a couple of years to play in high school.

  • TomJameson

    Maybe I should narrow down what I meant by outside shooting. I’m not talking about putting up 3 pointers, I’m talking about anything outside of a dunk … lol. Although there was a 2 foot jumper and a 4 foot hook in that Sophomore video.
    I just think that without any outside shooting to spread the defense, it would be easier to deny him the ball, just sink back around him.
    I just think that without any outside shooting to spread the defense, it would be easier to deny him the ball, just sink back around him.

  • Face it.. “This is Indiana”, really means very little today. It’s really time you and other fans with that notion, realize, every recruit is a battle to get. There is no one today, among the elite recruits. that is going say, “Oh I just have to go there because after all, it’s Indiana”. With the advent and prominence that AAU ball has, the friends, coaches and experiences a player has there.. and then the shoe company influences, etc. etc. etc.. throw in all of the social media stuff going on.. The “This is Indiana” thought means ‘nothing’ to anyone but us. The coach and his staff are trying on five star recruits as well. But you also have to have ‘fall back’ positions, because first there are not that many really 5 star guys and second not really that many that will consider Indiana. So in some cases we have to find guys that can develop into what we need.

  • MK

    Theres a difference between all those guys and a kid who is being recruited by several high majors. Every single coaching staff can’t be missing the same thing you would think….

  • Kyl470

    HMP was a top 100 recruit.

  • MK

    right. and that’s one guy of the several you listed to make your point

  • Ratatatat

    Hair reminds me of Living Colour’s Vernon Reid…

  • Chappy Dan

    It’s a cult of pine-ap-ple-ity.