Phinisee’s 50 point effort highlights big week for IU signees, targets

  • 12/17/2017 1:35 pm in

Throughout the season, we’ll be keeping track of how Indiana’s four class of 2018 signees fare throughout their final high school campaigns. In addition, we’ll also be keeping tabs on several key recruiting targets in the class of 2018 and 2019.

Here’s our latest update, covering games played the week of December 10-16:

Class of 2018

Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon: The future IU point guard finished with 50 points on Dec. 15 in a win over Harrison and also set the school’s scoring record in the 91-34 blowout. Phinisee followed up that performance with 20 points and five rebounds in a 58-31 win at Winamac on Dec. 16.

Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley: Anderson poured in 33 points in a 63-59 win at South Bend Adams on Dec. 15. The future IU wing had 19 points in a 74-62 win over Portage on Dec. 16. The Wildcats are 8-0 this season.

Jerome Hunter, Pickerington North (Ohio): Hunter did not play in Pickerington North’s 54-40 win over Gahanna-Lincoln on Dec. 15. He will miss a total of two games as a result of the two technicals he received in Pickerington North’s loss to South Bend Riley in the Forum Tip-off Classic at Southport.

Jake Forrester, Westtown School (Pa.): Forrester did not play this past week as he recently suffered a minor ankle injury. The plan is for Forrester to be available for next weekend’s Chick Fil-A Classic in South Carolina.

Romeo Langford, New Albany: Langford moved past Anthony Winchester of Austin for 14th on the state’s all-time scoring list on Dec. 15 as he scored 29 points in a 76-33 win over Seymour. The Bulldogs, led by 19 points from Langford, won 55-45 at Carmel on Dec. 16.

Class of 2019

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove: Jackson-Davis finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds in a 56-34 win over Whiteland on Dec. 15. The junior forward followed that up with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 61-35 win at Avon on Dec. 16.

Keion Brooks Jr., Fort Wayne North Side: Brooks had a school record 52 points on Dec. 15 as North beat Fort Wayne Snider, 102-81. Brooks had 18 points in an 80-79 win over Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Ohio) on Dec. 16.

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  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Wow!!! Alex, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for everything you do.

  • Ms hoosier

    I haven’t seen the stat sheet but Phinisee’s numbers seem to be just as good as Romeo’s numbers!!! I believe we got a good one!! He has certainly been impressive

  • I’m enjoying this team, right now. But that’s not stopping me from looking forward to our next roster.

  • sarge

    He is the real deal! I already said I believe he’s better than Darius, and I meant it. I would love to see them play against each other. My money is on Phinisee!

  • inCMitrust

    Phinisee is the real deal and I think underrated. I think he will move up in the rankings this year, but there is a reason Garland is a 5 star. Garland is superior at this point at pretty much everything, but with Phinisee we get a 4yr. player that has the potential to be an All Big10 level player. Vandy may only have Garland for a year. I’m happy with the way it turned out, just wish Phinisee was tight buddies with Romeo to steer him our way.

  • SCHoosier

    I hope Rob’s coach never needs a favor from that Harrison coach.Wow!

  • KingofKentucky

    Can some explain why his 247 ranking has dropped but he’s having his best season yet?

  • sarge

    That’s just like, your opinion man. I will take Phinisee, because I think he is better. I have seen both of them, don’t care about rankings.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I have noticed that players drop in rankings after they commit. I’m grateful he and Demezi Anderson and others are coming to IU.

  • Ms hoosier

    With numbers like Rob is putting up how can you not bet on him?!?!?

  • iugradmark

    Is the Hunter suspension a coaching decision? I’ve never heard of sitting two games for picking up T’s.

  • SeeingRed

    No mercy in a cross country rivalry …

  • Sandra Wilson

    Anderson’s 33 are the most impressive of the bunch. That was against a decent Adams team at Adams. Big numbers in blowouts really don’t mean too much. Langford’s numbers don’t seem abnormally large in the competitive games.

  • David Macer

    That’s automatic in many state high associations

  • Ms hoosier

    I agree with you on Damezi. After watching his highlights I was impressed!! Really liked the way he moves without the ball to get open and his catch and shoot release is quick!! He looks like a hard worker and very coachable

  • Mark Bando

    Really like hearing this

  • Mark Bando

    Rankings overrated

  • ScoopGeoff

    Phin is looking noticeably stronger in these highlights. One thing I’m super impressed with is his balance when he pulls up off the dribble… His last dribble stays low and gives him great power to plant hard and pull up straight into his jumper. He gets good separation from his defender without having to fade… nice to already have that skill before getting to the B1G.

  • Molon Labe

    Does anyone else read your first sentence and hear shaggy from Scooby Doo?

  • sarge

    I was actually going for the dude, but I can see Shaggy too. Like, jeez Scoob!

  • KingofKentucky

    Agreed, I’m very excited about the upcoming class even without Langford! I guess it makes since to devalue some players after they commit because it gives websites more hits for uncommitted players if they’re ranked higher.

    Watching Phinisee dunk is awesome but I can’t help wonder if he’s 5’11. All I know is that by the time he leaves Indiana he will be 6’4 lol!

  • Brant Sanders

    I heard Jeff lebowski