Class of 2016 Huntington Prep (W.V.) wing Miles Bridges announced his final five schools on Monday morning and Indiana remains in the mix for the five-star prospect.
According to his Twitter account, Bridges has narrowed his list to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina.
In no order.. Michigan Michigan St. Kentucky North Carolina Indiana
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges01) July 13, 2015
The Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) wrapped up on Sunday as the Georgia Stars beat the St. Louis Eagles, 104-77, to win the 2015 Peach Jam championship.
The Indiana coaching staff had a heavy presence in North Augusta throughout the weekend to watch a variety of prospects and here’s our recap of how several of IU’s targets performed in the premier grassroots event of the summer:
Three-star Pickerington Central (Ohio) guard Ibi Watson is the latest class of 2016 prospect to receive a scholarship offer from Indiana.
The 6-foot-5, 180 pound guard who plays AAU for All-Ohio Red announced the offer from the Hoosiers on his Twitter account last night.
Extremely blessed to say i have received an offer from Indiana University ????
— Ibi Watson (@ibi_watson_2) July 13, 2015
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Anyone who follows Indiana high school basketball knows the state is producing a feast of talent in the Class of 2017.
Within the state’s borders are two players in the 247 Composite top 30 national rankings in No. 16 Kris Wilkes (North Central) and No. 29 Paul Scruggs (Southport). Joining that duo in the 247 Composite top 100 are Park Tudor’s Jaren Jackson at No. 66, Fort Wayne Snider’s Malik Willams at No. 67, and La Lumiere’s Tyler Plummer at No. 97.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – The last time Inside the Hall spoke with high priority Indiana target Lamar Stevens, a Class of 2016 wing out of Roman Catholic (Pa.), he and his Team Final AAU teammates were in Lexington, Ky. trying to qualify for the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.
“We’re out here and we don’t have the biggest name players, but we think we’re all good and we think we can compete with all the best players around the country,” Stevens said at the time. “So we’re just out here to prove that we’re also one of the best teams in the country.”
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – A little more than a year ago when Indiana hired Bronx native Chuck Martin to fill the assistant coaching position vacated by Kenny Johnson, Martin’s familiarity with the New York basketball scene was viewed as a positive.
“It certainly factors in, but I think it would factor in if there were a player in Bloomington that we were recruiting,” Tom Crean said at Martin’s introductory press conference. “Because I think if you can deal with people, geography matters because maybe you’re more comfortable there, you have more contacts. You know the streets. You don’t need a GPS or a map maybe. But the bottom line is where can you go in and develop real relationships and be a connecter.”
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – At 6-foot-10 and 265 pounds, class of 2016 Plano (Tx.) and Nike Pro Skills Elite center Schnider Herard is already equipped with a college-ready frame, a fact that’s obvious from the moment he walks into a gym.
Even when on the floor with the country’s highest profile players at this week’s Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, the native of Congo stands out among the crowd.