Recruiting Notebook: Curtis Jones down to four

  • 09/15/2015 9:14 pm in

One of Indiana’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2016 – Huntington Prep (W.V.) guard Curtis Jones – announced on Tuesday night that he’s down to four schools.

Jones, the No. 83 prospect nationally according to the 247Composite, is still considering California, Georgetown, Indiana and Oklahoma State.

The 6-foot-3 guard has already taken official visits to Indiana and Georgetown. His father, Curtis Jones Sr., recently told Inside the Hall that the family’s visit to Bloomington went very well.

“It was a great visit,” Jones Sr. said. “The campus, the tradition, the coaching staff, everything was really, really good. The tradition, you can feel it when you’re on the campus. It’s a big deal in college basketball. That part was great.”

According to Adam Zagoria, Indiana was at Huntington Prep on Tuesday to watch Jones, as was Georgetown. Miles Bridges, a five-star forward who is considering IU, Kentucky and Michigan State, also plays at Huntington Prep.

Indiana going in-home with four-star point guard

Tom Crean will conduct an in-home visit on Thursday with Class of 2016 Arlington (Tenn.) Bolton guard Jaylen Fisher, according to reports.

Fisher, the No. 59 prospect nationally according to the 247Composite, is a former AAU teammate of current IU freshman O.G. Anunoby.

Indiana is one of his six finalists along with Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Memphis and UNLV. Fisher has already taken official visits to Arkansas and UNLV.

Other notes

· Indiana assistant coach Rob Judson watched class of 2017 Warren G. Harding (Ohio) forward Derek Culver on Monday.

· Indiana watched 2017 Hamilton Southeastern forward Zach Gunn on Monday, according to Indy Hoosiers AAU coach Mike Peterson.

· Indiana associate head coach Tim Buckley was in to see class of 2017 Castle forward Jack Nunge on Tuesday.

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  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Thanks for the update guys.

  • straight no chaser

    i know 247 is no definite measure, but our 2016 recruiting board is the “warmest” i’ve seen in the last three years (for top 100 players): rawle alkins, bruce brown, curtis jones, mario kegler, lamar stevens, thon maker, t.j. leaf (coming back to him), de’ron davis.

    since he de-committed, whatup with leaf?

    and do we have a chance with my namesake and razorback wannabe malik monk?

  • Ole Man

    Leaf looking strong to UCLA according to Alex.

  • whomikewho

    Indiana plays to his advantage style wise. I feel good about Jones.

  • straight no chaser

    as much as i hate looking at shoe level, i read that he is an adidas guy, but perhaps the other schools he’s looking at as well.

  • Drew

    UCLA is an Adidas school currently.

  • straight no chaser

    thanks drew it looks like i might finally give in to the temptation of joining the paid forum 😉

  • N71

    I know shoe brands play a role at this age (high school/college) but I’m not certain why…is it on some promise of a future endorsement deal, they like the way the shoe feels on their feet, other?

  • straight no chaser

    the shoe is the mediator between the player and the hardwood, so perhaps the brand represents a particular philosophy/paradigm/aesthetic of such mediation? kinda like a car is your intercessor with the road: european vs. japanese vs. american does make a difference.

  • Aiken_Hoosier

    Worth every penny…

  • straight no chaser

    and every gray hair, been there before! certainly does make you wiser, and teaches you patience!

  • iudawg

    Perhaps a package deal of both Jones and Bridges? We are the only team in both their final cuts and they visited together.

  • marcusgresham

    Why it’s important to read the entire sentence:
    I thought, “Wow, IU is recruiting a kid named Warren G. Harding?”

  • marcusgresham

    Is that a PRS in your picture?

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    No, that’s actually a Washburn Maverick series.

  • Hardwood83

    I like the way you think. “Thon, Rawle, De’Ron, it’s gonna be a big class, no need to push, plenty of room for everyone. Find a seat next to Curtis, Miles and Grant. Bruce? Ok, come on, we’ll find space for you too”

  • Drew

    You should! I love it there. Well worth $35 a year.

  • straight no chaser

    exactly the type of little uplifting fact i come to ith for.

  • Outoftheloop

    Will Thon Maker decide in Nov or April? Does anyone know? This is shaping up as a very interesting recruiting class. Lots of high ranking recruits in play!

  • Outoftheloop

    Has anyone ever accused you of over-thinking a problem?

  • Outoftheloop

    Please share just one pearl of wisdom you have gleaned from the rarefied forum.

  • straight no chaser

    you’re the first, and i am now guilty of overthinking you as a problem!

  • straight no chaser

    to be zen and drop your ego and imagine that you can think things into being.

  • IUBizmark

    I’m actually pretty concerned for the sole fact that if we don’t land De’Ron Davis, we’re unlikely to land any other bigs in this class. Thon and Leaf are pretty unlikely at this point. The only other one I’d think we’d have a real chance with is Schnieder Herard.

    I’m uneasy that Bryant will go pro leaving us, yet again, with few front court players.

    The rest of the positions are looking good.

  • Bk39

    What I like about the forum is getting info sooner, the links to other media so I don’t have to visit every freaking sports venue to find IU information or news, I also enjoy the large number of opinions from dedicated fans and couple insiders that don’t post on the main site here. I visit both main site and forum on a daily basis, I can also get play by play blogging on the forum when I don’t want to pay for access to the games that require fees like ESPN. There is also in game analysis that is interesting along with half time statistics posted. I enjoy watching the game and following the forum at the same time. I think you would enjoy it.

  • straight no chaser

    yeah i used to follow games and the live blogging on the forum at the same time. i think it saved me from suicide a few times. and the high-fiving, although less frequent last year, was fun.

  • straight no chaser

    yeah, i hear ya, i just want us to have 2-3 decent big men at a time and not have to worry so much at season’s end.

    but hey, tim priller is 6-9 and willing!

  • IUBizmark

    Yea. Two legitimate, quality bigs at a time is NOT a lot to ask. “It’s Indiana.”

  • marcusgresham

    I have a Washburn acoustic and electric but I usually don’t play the electric because I use my Epiphone Les Paul.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Those Epi’s are slick, I love the mellow tones you get from the pickup in the rhythm position.
    I like the Maverick series because the fret board is only 18.5 inches, which makes it easier for me to scale.