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: 4 or 5
Last updated: May 22, 2017
Guard, 6-0, 160 pounds, Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), Bradley Beal Elite
247Composite ranking: 5-star (6)
Schools: Auburn, Baylor, Duke, Florida, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest, Xavier
Notes: The top point guard nationally in the 2018 class, Indiana watched Garland closely this spring and also visited him last month at his high school. He has strong ties to the state as he was born in Gary.
Guard, 6-0, 165 pounds, McCutcheon, Indiana Elite
247Composite ranking: 4-star (97)
Schools: Butler, Indiana, Ohio State, Purdue, Virginia
Notes: Undervalued nationally, Phinisee is an in-state point guard that the new coaching staff has hit the ground running with. Phinisee is a pass-first point guard and will be a building block for the program that lands him.
Guard, 6-5, 190 pounds, Bloomington North, Team Blaze Select
247Composite ranking: 3-star (143)
Schools: Butler, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia
Notes: Jallow is very familiar with the Indiana program as he’s from Bloomington. Like Phinisee, he’s undervalued nationally and is a tough minded player who can guard multiple positions.
Forward, 6-7, 210 pounds, St. Andrews School (RI), BABC
247Composite ranking: 3-star (141)
Schools: Creighton, Indiana, Miami (FL), Michigan, Providence, Syracuse, Villanova, Xavier
Notes: Swider was one of the breakout stars of the first Nike EYBL session in Hampton, Virginia and quickly received an IU offer from Archie Miller. He recently trimmed his list of schools to eight and the Hoosiers made the cut.
Guard, 6-5, 175 pounds, New Albany, Twenty Two Vision
247Composite ranking: 5-star (3)
Schools: Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Ohio State, Purdue, UCLA, Vanderbilt
Notes: The top prospect in the state for the class of 2018, Indiana coach Archie Miller made it a priority this spring to visit Langford at his school and then watch him closely in both April evaluation periods.
Forward, 6-8, 215 pounds, Robbinsdale Armstrong (Minn.), D1 Minnesota
247Composite ranking: 4-star (72)
Schools: Baylor, Creighton, Kansas State, Indiana, Iowa State, Marquette, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern
Notes: Thompson earned an Indiana offer shortly after the second April evaluation period concluded. He’s a versatile forward who can shoot it from the perimeter, but can also operate in the post and on the glass.
Guard, 6-3, 170 pounds, Charles A Tindley Accelerated School, Indiana PROS
247Composite ranking: 4-star (110)
Schools: Butler, Creighton, Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, Nebraska, Xavier
Notes: A smooth lefty, Hunter led Tindley to the Class A state championship this past season. He doesn’t have an IU offer yet, but the staff watched him this spring and also visited him at his school in April.
Guard, 6-4, 185 pounds, Mars Area (Pa.), Ohio Basketball Club
247Composite ranking: 4-star (86)
Schools: Butler, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse
Notes: Carmody has known Archie Miller since he was a child and said in April that his relationship with Miller was a major positive for the Hoosiers. Carmody is a hard nosed guard who can fill it up from the outside, but can also get into the paint and draw contact.
Guard, 6-3, 170 pounds, Immaculate Conception (N.Y.), Playaz Basketball Club
247Composite ranking: 4-star (82)
Schools: Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Temple
Notes: Carey was dominant this spring on the EYBL circuit and as a result, picked up a ton of new offers including Indiana. He told reporters at the EYBL stop in Indianapolis that his high octane game is inspired by Russell Westbrook.
Forward, 6-8, 205 pounds, Hudson Catholic (N.J.), Team Final
247Composite ranking: 4-star (26)
Schools: Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, Seton Hall, Syracuse
Notes: King’s Indiana offer was recently reaffirmed by the new Indiana coaching staff and he’s one of the top forwards in the country for the class of 2018.
Forward, 6-7, 195 pounds, Pickerington North (Ohio), Ohio Nova
247Composite ranking: 4-star (108)
Schools:Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Xavier
Notes: Hunter had an offer from Archie Miller while at Dayton and was watched during the April evaluation periods by the IU staff.
Guard, 6-5, 180 pounds, Putnam Science Academy (Ct.), We-R1
247Composite ranking: 4-star (107)
Schools: Cincinnati, Dayton, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Miami (FL), Oregon, Providence, St. John’s (NY), Syracuse, Villanova
Notes: Ayala had his IU offer reaffirmed this spring, but it’s still not clear if he will move up into the 2017 class or stay 2018.
Guard, 6-4, 200 pounds, The Conrad Academy (Fla.), Brookwood Elite
247Composite ranking: 4-star (65)
Schools: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oregon, St. John’s (NY), UNLV, Utah, Washington
Notes: Dort, a native of Canada, added a scholarship offer from the Hoosier staff following the second April evaluation period.
Others to watch: Moses Brown, Kevin Easley, Damezi Anderson, Darius Bazley