Indiana among six finalists for Luguentz Dort

  • 08/07/2017 9:09 am in

Class of 2018 Athlete Institute Basketball Academy (Ontario) and Brookwood Elite guard Luguentz Dort, a four-star prospect nationally, announced his final six schools on Sunday.

The list of finalists for Dort includes, in alphabetical order, Arizona State, Baylor, Indiana, Miami, Michigan State and Oregon.

Dort is the No. 31 prospect nationally according to the 247Composite and is a native of Montreal.

He played his junior season at The Conrad Academy in Florida before transferring to the Athlete Institute Basketball Academy for his final season.

The 6-foot-5, 220 pound guard played for Team Canada at adidas Nations in Houston over the week and also participated in the adidas Eurocamp and the NBPA Top 100 Camp this summer.

In a free story over at Rivals.com, here’s what Dort had to say about each of his six finalists:

Baylor: “Scott Drew gave me my first offer. They have been with me for a long time.

“I really like the way they play with the pick and roll with their guards. I really like their system.”

Oregon: “They have a really good Canadian connection. They play fast which is something that I really like.”

Miami: “It is another system that I like with the pick-and-roll. They have a lot of good players that like to play fast.

“Bruce Brown is kind of like me and is doing great over there. I just feel like I have a chance if I go there.”

Indiana: “I just really like the coaching staff and the way that they are recruiting me right now. I haven’t been there and haven’t watched them play but I have a really good relationship with the coaches.”

Michigan State: “It is a great program. We have all heard about that. I like the way that they play together. Tom Izzo just knows how to make pros.”

Arizona State: “Bobby Hurley is one of the great point guards that played the game. I feel like if I were to go there, I would really learn a lot about the point guard position.”

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  • N71

    Reminds me quite a bit of Victor, 6’5″ uber athletic guard. I suppose we need to have a plan if Romeo goes elsewhere and Luguentz looks like an excellent option. His final 6 schools are rather diverse, not sure I see a common theme but surely don’t want to see him at MSU.

  • Indiana_Banners

    I love that Archie is getting us on the radar of top 30 prospects so early. I don’t know if it’ll happen in this class, but I do think we’ll start nabbing these guys in this class or the next one.

    And it’d be great to get that started with Dort. Like a lot of guys around the edge of the top 30 I think he’s a two-year player at least but he has the athleticism and the physicality to be an instant impact player as well. This guy is like a running back with handles and no pads. I think his aggressive nature will be a natural fit under Archie and I think he’ll need a couple seasons to get his shot NBA-ready. LOVE how he projects as a collegian.

  • mctravis2

    REALLY wanna see this kid in Bloomington! Love his aggressive style and think he would be a perfect fit in Archie’s system. I’m still all in on Romeo Langford, but there isn’t a better second option than Dort – maybe even a better investment bc he might stick around a couple years as opposed to Langford probably being a 1-and-done.

  • marcusgresham

    I have this feeling it’s either/or with Dort and Langford, although I think their games are different enough they could work together.
    This kid has an NBA-ready body already. That can be good or bad, though. It could be that you can even improve on that and solidify his skills (someone mentioned working on his shot.) It could also mean that he’s just been able to over-power guys up to this point.
    I haven’t seen him play, so I’m not bagging on him in the least and I’m optimistic as hell that he comes to Indiana. My hope is that, with that physique, Archie makes him an executioner-level defender.

  • VOXAC30

    Unless we get Romeo… Now that would be fun to watch.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I think Romeo is going to end up at Kentucky, ,,,unfortunately. Hope I am wrong.

  • Kyl470

    I’d say Louisville over UK.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Calipari had unlimited access to Romeo for almost 3 weeks during the World games. They’ve been a pro factory also. Louisville, true also. My bet is Kentucky

  • N71

    Statistically speaking, the odds are low for IU if Louisville, UK, and Duke amongst others are all still in contention with regards to Romeo. I don’t care where he goes if it isn’t IU but we must have a backup plan which I’m sure the staff does.

  • TomJameson

    DO NOT want to see him at Michigan State.

    I did like what he said about IU coaches. Maybe somebody needs to tell him that Archie was a good D1 guard also.

  • Joshmofo1

    From what I’ve been hearing the World Games actually turned Romeo off of UK. The buzz is that UK isn’t a viable option for him anymore.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Whoa!!! Thanks for that information! That’s fantastic news. Thanks again Josh!

  • CableGuy

    Dort is a beast! He would be a great fit for us. Anyone else think his game is a little Dwayne Wade-ish?

  • Ole Man

    Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of buzz connecting UL and Romeo.

  • Hoosier Hall

    I don’t think there’s any chance he ends up at UK. It’s really down to UofL, Duke and IU. It would be shocking to see him land anywhere else.

  • Hoosier Hall

    New Albany is basically metropolitan Louisville and his family are all big UofL fans….

  • Hoosier Hall

    Reminds me a lot of Rawle Alkins. Who was #3 on his team? That guy seemed to be a stud too.

  • Frales

    Reminds me of Donovan Mitchel!

  • SCHoosier

    From h is comments I’d say Miami and MSU are the leaders. Never can count Oregon out. I’m afraid the Hoosiers might grow a Wort waiting on Dort.):”

  • Outoftheloop

    Get Robert Phinisee to commit, 1). Then go all in to get Dort, 2). Then recruit Romeo all out until he says yes or no, 3). Go get’em Archie! I love Dort as a Hoosier in candy-stripes. I will hate him at MSU.

  • VOXAC30

    Reminds me of Rawle Alkins I thin he went to AZ.

  • VOXAC30

    I watched Rawle recruiting we were in his top 6 as well.

  • Chappy Dan

    Only a BOSS two-hand slams every time!!!

  • Zach

    Was watching his highlights before scrolling down to the comments and I was going to mention he reminded me of Alkins.

  • IUMIKE1

    As someone that lives in southern IN, and watches a lot of bball, I’d say that it’s UL, Duke and IU, in that order.

  • IUMIKE1

    Exactly what I was thinking.

  • IU-Buckets!!

    6’5, 220 pound ultra-athletic guard? Yes please!

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  • stuart j fultz

    I love this kid!!! Such a strong physical player, I love how he attacks the basket. Seems to be just the right type of player that Archie Miller is looking for. Go Hoooooosiers!!!