Indiana in final eight for five-star center Jarrett Allen

  • 09/23/2015 3:50 pm in

Indiana’s recruiting targets in the class of 2016 continue to trim down their lists and the latest to do so is Jarrett Allen.

The 6-foot-10 big man from Austin, Texas tweeted that he’s down to eight schools on Wednesday afternoon and Indiana made the cut.

Allen is rated the No. 21 prospect nationally in the 247Composite and plays at St. Stephen’s Episcopal.

He averaged 20.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game for Texas PRO on the adidas Gauntlet circuit this past AAU season and was recently among those named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp roster.

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  • Caleb Moore

    Guessing the Hoosiers push hard for a Davis commitment this weekend and turn up the heat on Allen if it doesn’t go well.

  • SilentBob

    I know it’s only 8 but I didn’t really expect us to make any kind of cut for Allen. I knew we offered him a scholarship but hadn’t really heard anything linking us to him. I hope that changes. Dude is old school all the way down to the mustache lol

  • Ole Man

    I’m guessing that Davis won’t commit this weekend, but does shortly thereafter.
    And my thinking is that whoever gets Allen plays him at center and not PF. Put some weight on him and he could be a serious big man.

  • marcusgresham

    We already have Priller. If we get this kid you can tell everyone the borders to Texas are officially closed. The only way out is a pipeline to Bloomington, Baby!

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    IMSKRONG won’t like this recruit. He would rather have Olah and Demps playing for IU rather than Northwestern.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Seriously, the depth of talent that Tom Crean has looking at IU is fantastic. I don’t remember when this many 4-5 star high school players have been seriously looking at IU during Crean’s tenure at IU.

  • straight no chaser

    Love this kid. Old school.

  • straight no chaser

    Funny, I said “old school” before I read your post. Love his game.

  • straight no chaser

    What’s your preferred nickname, IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83? Just wondering, ha.

  • straight no chaser

    Yep, warmest recruiting year at this time of the year yet.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    IU 34 is fine. Oh am I gonna get slammed by Straight,,,which by the way is a great I’D name.

  • SilentBob

    I saw Fisher canceled his official with us even though he announced it after Jones committed. He lose interest in us or did we lose interest in him?

  • marcusgresham

    Like Coolidge from “The White Shadow”

  • marcusgresham

    Baseline jumper was reminiscent of Eric Anderson.
    Let me add that it was nice to get a highlight reel that didn’t come with the generic hip-hop bed track. Those things are like the porn music of basketball videos.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Marcus, you must consider trying stand up comedy. Your replies and comments are great.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Are you gentlemen seeing the same sponsored tabs at the bottom of the screen as I am. WOW!!

  • Hoosier Hall

    I was kinda wondering the same thing.

  • straight no chaser

    Ha, no, IU 34. Just wanted to get to know you on a first-name basis. When I slam, which is rare, I don’t use names (not dictionary ones anyway!).

  • straight no chaser

    Exactly, let’s have one with Monk or Tatum.

  • Mr. Mitchell

    Fisherman CTC is everywhere.

  • straight no chaser

    Hopefully a one-way pipeline!

  • Hoosierkamp

    It is an awesome sign. I wonder if it has to be with the level of recruiting knowing we will have a huge class…. But it does seem we are going after all of the big boys

  • calbert40

    One word: Smooth. He makes it look effortless. Every player that size can dunk, so that doesn’t impress me too much, but I really like his spot up J. Again…smooth. So far as a comp, when I look at his body type, his face up game, and his ability to rebound, I immediately thought of (don’t shoot me) JaJuan Johnson. It would be nice to have our own JJ, wouldn’t it?!

  • Dee McDonald

    Best part about this kid…notice how he doesn’t even celebrate after a dunk or a score. This is the type of kid we’re looking for. Not a kid that beats his chest after every play and gets beat back on defense. This kid goes about his business and has a Cody Zeller-like temperament it looks like. What a classy kid…wow.

  • straight no chaser

    I like your qualitative assessment!

    We can also call him JR since he’s from Texas.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    WOW he is smooth, and we need bigs!! i like his game

  • INUnivHoosier

    His movements are very deliberate. He seems like he knows what he wants to do, he gets in position, and he does it.

  • marcusgresham

    If you’ve got a “mix-and-match” pair you could play him at 5 on offense and the 4 on defense.

  • Outoftheloop

    I vote for “Mr Allen, Sir”! Let’s get him to B-Town, pronto!

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    old school, I agree kind of reminds me of a young landon turner

  • Bill Graham

    He is raw and underdeveloped. That means he has huge potential but I wouldn’t look for him to have a Thomas Bryant or Noah Vonleh type effect right away. Personally (and I could be wrong)…I’m assuming that we are in his top 8 due to prestige. I haven’t heard a whole lot about his recruiting trail and sometimes recruits just like to have us in their top choices to say they were ‘interested’ or being looked at by IU. I’ll roughly equate this to the Bachelor…the dude usually narrows it down to the hottest girls just to say he had the option when really its just between two front runners…I wouldn’t consider us an option…more of a self esteem booster (but then again I could be wrong)