2018 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2018 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2018 class.

Information that appears on school lists is collected from public recruit profiles on ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and various news outlets. School lists only denote reported interest, not offers. The board should not be considered a complete list of prospects being recruited and is not endorsed by Indiana University.

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Projected class size: 5 or 6

Last updated: September 22, 2017

Jerome Hunter (Committed on July 17)

Forward, 6-7, 195 pounds, Pickerington North (Ohio), Ohio Nova
247Composite ranking: 4-star (61)

Notes: Hunter was offered by the Indiana staff at team camp in late June and committed to the Hoosiers following the first July evaluation period.

Damezi Anderson (Committed on July 17)

Forward, 6-6, 185 pounds, South Bend Riley, Meanstreets
247Composite ranking: 4-star (95)
Twitter: AndersonDamezi

Notes: Anderson added an Indiana offer in June and committed after the first July evaluation period.

Robert Phinisee (Committed on August 19)

Guard, 6-0, 165 pounds, McCutcheon, Indiana Elite
247Composite ranking: 4-star (105)
Twitter: robphinisee1

Notes: Undervalued nationally, Phinisee is an in-state point guard that should be a building block for the Hoosiers. He committed in August.

Jake Forrester (Committed on September 11)

Forward, 6-8, 200 pounds, Westtown School (Pa.), PSA Cardinals
247Composite ranking: 3-star (153)

Notes: Forrester committed to the Hoosiers just a day after his official visit to Bloomington in September.

Romeo Langford

Guard, 6-5, 175 pounds, New Albany, Twenty Two Vision
247Composite ranking: 5-star (5)
Schools: Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA, Vanderbilt

Notes: The top prospect in the state for the class of 2018, Indiana conducted an in-home visit with Langford on September 20 and will host him for an unofficial visit on October 21.

Darius Garland

Guard, 6-0, 160 pounds, Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), Bradley Beal Elite
247Composite ranking: 5-star (9)
Schools: Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Vanderbilt

Notes: The top point guard nationally in the 2018 class, Indiana conducted an in-home visit with Garland on September 18 and will host him for an official visit on Hoosier Hysteria weekend.

  • HoosierDaddy

    Ayala list of finalists doesn’t include IU

  • Timothy Schwartz

    Any chance at us getting Langford,Garland, or Dort? Just wanted u all opions….

  • HoosierDaddy

    I think dort will be a duck but if romeo and darius want to play together I think iu is the best option for both to start and go deep in march

  • Ryan Arterburn

    Well they wont be going to Louisville

  • William Stephens

    With the recent troubles at Louisville, Romeo has dropped UL from his list. Crystal Ball has Indiana as a strong leader for Romeo. He along with Darius will attend Hoosier Hysteria. They may commit after that, since UL was reported to be his choice before the FBI spoke. However Romeo has said he would commit in the spring. If he sticks with that timeline so be it. He has a spot at IU and he’s from Indiana and he knows we want him. Still waiting on the NCAA and UNC decision after that the world of college basketball will turn to the FBI investigations. I strongly expect to see several big name coaches being terminated before this is over. If the investigation misses UK it hasn’t cleaned out the cheating in recruiting. As a perennial violator of NCAA recruiting rules they are the #1Nike sponsored program and are surely doing the same things. Someone must spill the beans on UK.

  • Mike

    Romeo is One and Done wherever he Goes-Great Player