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: August 15, 2017
Jerome Hunter (Committed on July 18)
Forward, 6-7, 195 pounds, Pickerington North (Ohio), Ohio Nova
247Composite ranking: 4-star (51)
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 (85)
Notes: Anderson added an Indiana offer in June and committed after the first July evaluation period.
Guard, 6-0, 165 pounds, McCutcheon, Indiana Elite
247Composite ranking: 4-star (100)
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. He was at Indiana team camp in June.
Guard, 6-5, 175 pounds, New Albany, Twenty Two Vision
247Composite ranking: 5-star (5)
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. Langford has battled a sore back in recent months, which has limited his time on the court.
Guard, 6-0, 160 pounds, Salesian (Ca.), California Soldiers
247Composite ranking: 3-star (146)
Schools: California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Nevada, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, UNLV, Virginia, UConn
Notes: Akinjo was one of the stars of July’s Peach Jam and is planning to visit Indiana this fall for an official visit.
Guard, 6-0, 160 pounds, Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), Bradley Beal Elite
247Composite ranking: 5-star (8)
Schools: Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Vanderbilt
Notes: The top point guard nationally in the 2018 class, Indiana watched Garland closely in the spring and has tracked him in July. The Hoosiers are on his list of six finalists.
Guard, 6-4, 200 pounds, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy (Ontario), Brookwood Elite
247Composite ranking: 4-star (28)
Schools: Arizona State, Baylor, Indiana, Miami, Michigan State, Oregon
Notes: Dort, a native of Canada, added a scholarship offer from the Hoosier staff following the second April evaluation period. He could take a visit to Bloomington this fall and IU is on his list of finalists.
Forward, 6-8, 200 pounds, Westtown School (Pa.), PSA Cardinals
247Composite ranking: 3-star (156)
Schools: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, VCU, Virginia Tech, Xavier
Notes: Forrester is planning an official visit to Indiana this fall and has the Hoosiers in his list of eight finalists.
Guard, 6-5, 180 pounds, IMG Academy (Fla.), We-R1
247Composite ranking: 4-star (73)
Schools: Arizona, Georgetown, Indiana, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, Syracuse
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. If he chooses to move to 2017, Indiana is now full on scholarships.
Guard, 6-3, 175 pounds, Cushing Academy (Mass.), Mass Rivals
247Composite ranking: 4-star (47)
Schools: Florida, Indiana, Providence, Villanova, Virginia Tech
Notes: Duke, one of the top guards on the adidas Gauntlet circuit, added an offer from Indiana on June 16.
Others to watch: Michael Devoe, Moses Brown, Nate Laszewski, Filip Petrusev, Darius Days, Nate Hinton, Louis King