Indiana’s class of 2017 signees move up in several national rankings

  • 04/19/2017 11:21 am in

The final rankings for the class of 2017 have all been released this week by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Indiana’s three signees are featured in several of the updated rankings. Here’s a breakdown of how each of the services viewed Justin Smith, Clifton Moore and Al Durham Jr. in their final rankings release for the class of 2017.

247 released a top 247, both ESPN and Scout released a top 100 and Rivals released a top 150:

247Sports

Smith – four stars, No. 73 nationally
Moore – three stars, No. 138 nationally
Durham Jr. – three stars, No. 166 nationally

ESPN

Smith – four stars, No. 88 nationally
Moore – three stars, unranked in top 100
Durham Jr. – four stars, unranked in top 100

Rivals

Smith – four stars, No. 115 nationally
Moore – four stars, No. 130 nationally
Durham Jr. – three stars, unranked in top 150

Scout

Smith – four stars, No. 92 nationally
Moore – four stars, No. 100 nationally
Durham Jr. – three stars, unranked in top 100

Each of Indiana’s 2017 signees have reaffirmed their commitments to Indiana following the coaching change in Bloomington last month. All three are expected to arrive on campus in June.

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  • Outoftheloop

    He might be “a miracle worker”! We will see.

  • Outoftheloop

    Morgan starts at the 4, while Hartman starts at the 3, but Green starts at the 1!

  • Outoftheloop

    Moore comes in as a third 4 with Morgan and Smith, and McFly is available as well! Tim Priller can play a few minutes.

  • Outoftheloop

    Wrong!

  • BannerOrBust

    I guess we’ll find out…

  • Outoftheloop

    Smith really impressed me at the Derby game! He just needs his 3-point shot to go in 40+%!

  • Outoftheloop

    If you compare only the B1G season stats last year James and Robert were equal at shooting. But neither was good enough to be All-B1G! If each can boost the % to 43, Archie will love his shooters (Devonte was at 43%)!

  • Outoftheloop

    You are talking about Moore?

  • Outoftheloop

    Sophomore.

  • Outoftheloop

    Agreed.

  • Piker

    Hope DD improves his D without fouling. Cannot afford the same if TB does not return.

  • marcusgresham

    I remember his coach saying he stuck with that team because they were his friends and he’s an extremely loyal kid. His coach also predicted his rating would go up when more people got to see him play.
    As much as I hate aspects of the AAU stuff, it does make sense in a way that it has a large influence on the perception of a kid–you can see a lot of really sub-standard basketball if you watch enough high school players, but (theoretically, at least,) the better players should be on better AAU teams that face tougher competition (and competition that has also been rated, so there’s an easier means of comparison.)

  • marcusgresham

    I agree. Juwan Morgan is one of the most versatile players in college basketball. I’m not saying he’s one of the best (although he’s pretty damn good,) but he can help you out at virtually any need.

  • marcusgresham

    Delete “Priller,” insert “McSwain,” and that sentence is more complete.