IU signee Jerome Hunter surpasses career 1,000-point mark

  • 01/08/2018 9:40 am 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 January 1-7:

Class of 2018

Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon: The future IU point guard scored 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as McCutcheon fell 53-52 to Lafayette Central Catholic on Jan. 5. It was the third loss of the season for McCutcheon. The Mavs bounced back with a 49-40 overtime win over Richmond on Jan. 6. Phinisee finished with 26 points and nine rebounds.

Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley: Anderson finished with eight points as South Bend Riley cruised to a 70-24 win at Bremen on Jan. 2. The future IU wing had 14 points in a 90-38 win over Elkhart Central on Jan. 5.

Jerome Hunter, Pickerington North (Ohio): The future IU forward finished with eight points as Pickerington North won at Reynoldsburg, 48-42, on Jan. 5. Hunter surpassed the career 1,000-point mark on Jan. 6 as Pickerington North beat Beechcroft, 67-55. Hunter finished with 29 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win.

Jake Forrester, Westtown School (Pa.): Forrester had a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) in a 70-47 win at Abingdon Friends on Jan. 5. Forrester added three blocks and two assists in the win. Forrester had 24 points, nine rebounds and two steals in an 87-75 win over Phelps on Jan. 6.

Romeo Langford, New Albany: The Mr. Basketball favorite returned from a finger injury and finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds in a 85-61 rout of Jeffersonville on Jan. 5. Langford followed that up with 35 points in a 73-65 win over Silver Creek at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Jan. 6. Langford is currently 10th on the state’s all-time scoring list.

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove: Jackson-Davis finished with 33 points (on 14-of-24 shooting), but Center Grove fell 73-64 at Carmel on Jan. 5. The 6-foot-9 forward also had six rebounds, four assists and three blocks in the loss.

Keion Brooks Jr., Fort Wayne North Side: Brooks had 21 points in North Side’s 70-64 win at Fort Wayne Wayne on Jan. 5. Brooks finished with 18 points in a 71-55 win over Culver Academy on Jan. 6.

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  • SCHoosier

    Haven’t followed state of Indianab-ball for years in terms of conference and/or team competitive schedules Of all these commits and prospects..any one want to venture an opinion which kid has played against the toughest general competition. (some of the opponents look really weak)

    Thanks

  • kennygeorge

    Really excited about the whole impact this entire group will make in years to come. Coach has done a very good job, imo, on this first class of his.

  • inCMitrust

    Forrester plays for a prep school. His competition I would guess is by far the toughest. Also, he is on a team with other division 1 players so take that into consideration when looking at his stats.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    We are really missing the boat on Mason Gillis, 6’7″ very skilled high basketball IQ junior at New Castle HS. PU offered him this past weekend. This kid is the real deal and is every bit as talented as Brooks or Davis.

  • Ole Man

    IU has been in touch and is probably watching him.
    At this point his rating, 2*, doesn’t reflect that he is as talented as Brooks and Davis.
    Perhaps he will grow into that.
    I’m sure that Archie leaves no stone unturned when it comes to recruiting.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    He is DEFINITELY not a 2star, that is laughable. Like I said, seen all of the 3 juniors play, and the Gillis kid is every bit as good of a talent as the other 2 kids. Painter wouldn’t have offered him if he didn’t see real potential, just saying. 2star, that is exactly why player rankings mean nothing, good example, Calbert Chaney and Larry Bird coming out of high school. Meaningless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    Gotta trust that coach is going after the guys that best fit his style of play/coaching. I don’t know if you saw/heard Sean millers comments after Arizona’s loss to Colorado, but he made some strong statements about his players not responding to him. Also how he could not get them to play hard or as a group. That team has so much talent but talent isn’t everything. A group of players need to be cohesive. Archie I am sure has a plan and goes after certain guys that will fit seamlessly into the current unit. Not to say Mason Gillis isn’t better than his 2 star rating. He may not be what Archie is looking for.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    High quality kid with a great work ethic and a high motor that plays both ends of the floor. You need to see the kid play before passing judgement, and know his high character. It doesn’t hurt that he is an A student.

  • MrNobody

    From what I’ve seen on tape one can hope for a bigger JM. Rebounds good, some blocks, high motor.. at 6-10 ish what’s not to like.

  • MrNobody

    That’s the reason we need Indiana talent on this team over high national ranking. Look what ZM is giving this team .

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!