Crown Point wing Grant Gelon became the first member of Indiana’s 2016 recruiting class last week when he committed to the program on an unofficial visit to Bloomington.
Inside the Hall spoke at length with Gelon earlier this week and touched on a variety of topics, including why he decided to commit shortly after being offered, the role he envisions for himself at Indiana, whether he grew up a fan of the program and much more. Our full Q & A is available after the jump:
Crown Point guard Grant Gelon became the first member of Indiana’s 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday when he committed on an unofficial visit to Bloomington.
The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season at Crown Point and had offers from Central Michigan, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Youngstown State, Western Carolina, Iona and Toledo.
Indiana is making the point guard position a priority in its 2016 recruiting efforts and Xavier Simpson of Lima Central Catholic in Ohio is the latest player to receive a scholarship offer.
Simpson’s father, Quincey, announced the offer on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
It’s only been a little more than a week since our last update, but plenty has transpired in that time to dictate changes to our 2016 recruiting board. One former target – Ibi Watson – committed to Michigan and the Hoosiers have offered four additional players since our July 27 update.
In addition, several of IU’s targets have started to trim their school lists in advance of setting official visits for the fall. Check out our latest 2016 Indiana basketball recruiting board at the link below:
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Two Indiana recruiting targets in the class of 2016 announced paired down school lists on Tuesday and the Hoosiers remain in the mix for both players.
Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10 center from Prestonwood Christian in Plano, Texas, is down to 10 schools and Jaylen Fisher (pictured), a 6-foot-2 point guard from Bolton High School in Arlington, Tennessee, named his six finalists.
One of the summer’s premier events, adidas Global Nations, wrapped up yesterday at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California and several IU recruiting targets took part in the four-day event.
Here’s a look at how several prospects being recruited by IU performed:
Four-star wing Justin Smith got his first up close look at Indiana basketball over the weekend.
The 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward from Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire (Ill.) and the Nike-sponsored Mac Irvin Fire program was in Bloomington on Sunday for an unofficial visit.