Damezi Anderson on Hoosier Hysteria: “It was amazing”

  • 10/22/2017 2:11 pm in

Saturday’s trip to Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria for South Bend Riley forward Damezi Anderson wasn’t his first for IU’s annual season tipoff event.

But there was something different about this year’s event, according to the four-star prospect and IU commit.

“It was just a lot more energy in the building (than in year’s past),” Anderson told Inside the Hall on Sunday afternoon. “It was great. It really shocked me and really motivated me. The amount of the people that were, the atmosphere, how much the fans support the Hoosiers, it was just shocking.”

Anderson, who committed to Indiana in July, was one of three current IU commits who were at Hysteria on unofficial visits.

Just prior to the start of the event, several recruits in attendance walked across Branch McCracken Court and were welcomed by more than 12,000 Indiana fans in attendance.

“It was amazing,” Anderson said. “It just made me feel like I was at home.”

Hoosier Hysteria, which is put together with recruits and fans in mind, featured a shooting contest, dunk contest and a 24-minute scrimmage.

Anderson, along with Robert Phinisee, Romeo Langford, Jerome Hunter, Darius Garland, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Keion Brooks Jr., were all seated behind the IU bench.

IU’s 2018 recruiting class, which is currently ranked seventh nationally by the 247Composite, would get a significant boost if the Hoosiers are able to land either Langford or Garland, a pair of five-star prospects.

“Darius and Romeo, I’ve been talking to them a lot and telling them that we could have a great squad if they join us,” Anderson said. “We could do something special. Darius would be great for Indiana and so would Romeo. He’s the best scorer in Indiana. With me, Rob, Jerome, Jake (Forrester), Race (Thompson) and then maybe Keion and Trayce coming in the next year, it would be great for the Hoosiers.”

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  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Damezi is a great “get” for IU. He is going to be great for us.

  • TomJameson

    With the players Damezi is talking about, that would be getting us close to another banner. Definitely be in the conversation for it.

  • TomJameson

    I agree. I think it’s going to be a good year this year, and a great year next.

  • timamac

    Keep talking to them!

  • bball at nick’s

    D’Amazing Damezi!!

  • VOXAC30

    There is no question about it…. Damezi and RP are special! I have always thought that Robert was a must but Damezi is some kind of special, he just is! Damezi is like that top of a wedding cake and Robert is the directions on how to get there. I still cannot believe we have Damezi, this kid is LEGIT! Thank you Damezi!

  • VOXAC30

    That is amazing, well done sir!

  • Gene Parmesan

    It’s never easy finding the top of a wedding cake without directions. It’s like trying to find the jar of crayons without your lucky shirt!

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Tom, you just keep posting incredible agreements over and over!!!!!!!

  • TomJameson

    lol … It couldn’t be an incredible agreement, unless there was a fantastic statement to begin with.

    I’m just pumped about this team, and really about the future of IU basketball.

  • VOXAC30

    @gene parmesan well I found the crayons and my lucky shirt. Just so happens RP led me to it a. DA slammed it home and I didn’t get my. IU Jersey smudged.

  • david r

    Is there any way Arch will NOT win us banner number 6 before he leaves IU or retires? I, for one, believe that at least 1 NCAA National Championship is likely, and I dream of the day when the ” the four i abhor” or “the blue bloods in blue” ( Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas), are consistently losing recruits to US! Screw the Blues. Orange may be the new Black, but Crimson is the new Blue.

  • Dialogos68

    Anderson appears to be one of our best recruiters. He has already admitted over the summer that he was also strongly advising Phinisee to pick the Hoosiers too.