Grant Gelon becomes Indiana’s first commitment in 2016 class

  • 08/12/2015 9:44 pm in

Crown Point guard Grant Gelon became the first member of Indiana’s 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday when he committed on an unofficial visit to Bloomington.

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season at Crown Point and had offers from Central Michigan, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Youngstown State, Western Carolina, Iona and Toledo.


In the adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas, Gelon averaged 9.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game and shot 43.2 percent on 3-pointers for Indiana Elite.

Gelon received his scholarship offer while on his visit and committed before leaving town, according to multiple reports.

He is unranked by the 247Composite.

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  • Outoftheloop

    He is definitely 6’5. I am waiting for some more shooting stats. Right now we have 43.2 for Vegas. What were his stats last season in HS? What were his combined stats for all play in the summer? You seem to have none!

  • Outoftheloop

    Is that for his junior year in HS?

  • Outoftheloop

    Yes, I meant under Crean. As a player, I would not want to redshirt. If I am really good (which I am convinced that I am), I want to get to my professional career asap! If I am not, I want to start my business career asap!

  • TomJameson

    I can most certainly agree with that! If you are really good then no Freshman redshirt would be needed. If you are one of those with lots of potential but need to work on skill sets and conditioning, then I can see a redshirt . That doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have to go 4 years (or 5), it just means you need to work on your college game for a year.

    My point was that just because CTC hasn’t redshirted somebody yet for IU, doesn’t mean that he won’t in the future. I know the kid has to be up for it as well, but that’s a balancing act best left to the coaches IMO. LOL

  • IMSKRONG

    Wisconsin is the exception. And they don’t get kids ranked outside the Top 600 and make them amazing players. This kid will sit the bench.

  • IMSKRONG

    Well we can afford turnover rates like Kentucky, Duke and Kansas… but we can’t compete on the recruiting trail with those 3.

  • IMSKRONG

    I think everyone knows that Tim Priller isn’t a high D-1 player. You can try to be as optimistic about it as possible but he’s not. And it’s doubtful this kid will be.

  • VAHoosier

    Yes, I believe those are his Jr. year HS numbers…