Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from the Indiana men’s basketball program for “not living up to their responsibilities to the program,” IU announced late Thursday afternoon.
“Indiana men’s basketball announces that sophomore Devin Davis and senior Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from the program effective immediately for not living up to their responsibilities to the program,” a release stated.
Davis was cited on Monday evening for possession of marijuana when officers arrived at a dormitory room on IU’s campus after receiving a complaint about the smell of burnt marijuana. Mosquera-Perea, who was not cited, was with Davis in that room.
Indiana announced an indefinite suspension for Davis on Tuesday and also said that it was reviewing Mosquera-Perea’s involvement in the incident.
Davis, a Warren Central product, missed the entire 2014-2015 season following his involvement in a car accident in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2014, after which he has battled a traumatic brain injury.
The two April evaluation periods have concluded, but it has still been an active week on the recruiting front for Indiana.
According to multiple reports, the Hoosiers have offered three new scholarships this week. The new offers include class of 2016 forward Tony Bradley of Bartow (Fla.), class of 2017 forward Justin Smith of Adlai Stevenson (Ill.) and class of 2017 guard Mitchell Ballock of Eudlow (Kan.).
Bradley (pictured) is ranked the No. 31 prospect in his class according to the 247Composite and Ballock is ranked No. 30 in those same rankings for the junior class.
According to his profile on 247Sports, Bradley has more than 20 scholarship offers. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound big man is averaging 12.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for E1T1 Elite in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) this spring.
Ballock, a 6-foot-4 guard who plays AAU for KC Run GMC, is averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds this spring on the Under Armour Association circuit. Ballock also has offers from Kansas, Iowa State and Creighton, among others.
The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Smith is playing up a year on the Mac Irvin Fire Nike EYBL team and is averaging 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds through 12 games.
Indiana’s opponent for the 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge will be Duke, ESPN announced on Wednesday.
It will be the first meeting between the two programs since 2006, when Duke knocked off the Hoosiers 54-51 in Durham in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
The game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 2. A tip time and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
The Blue Devils won their fifth NCAA championship in April with a 68-63 win over Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium. There will be plenty of production for Mike Krzyzewski to replace as Quinn Cook graduated and Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones all left early for the NBA draft.
Duke will return just one starter in Matt Jones, but will also bring back a pair of experienced big men in Amile Jefferson and Marshall Plumlee along with Grayson Allen, who was a pivotal contributor in the Final Four.
Former Indiana forward Max Hoetzel will continue his college career at San Diego State, he announced today on his Instagram account.
Hoetzel averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds for the Hoosiers last season and chose the Aztecs over Rice and UNLV.
The Calabasas (Calif.) native was a member of IU’s 2014 recruiting class that also included Emmitt Holt, James Blackmon Jr., Jeremiah April, Robert Johnson and Tim Priller.
He appeared in 31 games at Indiana and shot 34.5 percent on 3-point field goals in 7.7 minutes per game.
Indiana forward Devin Davis, who missed all of last season following a traumatic brain injury, was cited for possession of marijuana on Monday night by the IU police department.
The news was first reported by Mike Miller of The Herald-Times.
Davis was cited just after 8 p.m. after the IU police department was called to Hickory Hall, which is on Union Street. According to IUPD, officers could smell marijuana coming from an open second floor window and found marijuana in Davis’ backpack. He was cited for marijuana possession under 30 grams and will have a court date.
IU announced early Tuesday afternoon that Davis has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.
“We have been made aware that Indiana sophomore Devin Davis was cited by IUPD for possession of marijuana in an IU dormitory room last evening,” IU media relations said in a statement. “Effective immediately, Davis has been suspended from all team activities. Any additional action related to Davis’ status will occur after further review of this matter. We understand that junior Hanner Mosquera-Perea was present at the time of the incident but was not charged by IUPD. Mosquera-Perea’s role, if any, will also be reviewed as part of this matter.”
Davis, a product of Warren Central, was hospitalized for 19 days following an accident last November that also involved Emmitt Holt, but was able to return to school for the second semester and even dressed for IU’s final regular season game against Michigan State.
He also traveled with the team for several games during the second semester.
With the two April evaluation periods behind us, it’s time to introduce our 2017 Indiana basketball recruiting board.
Included are 12 rising juniors to watch with several other prospects to keep an eye on. We expect that the list will continue to grow as the spring moves along and the July evaluation periods arrive. We will update the board periodically as prospects set visits, trim lists and make decisions in their recruitments. (Note: The board should not be considered a complete list of prospects being recruited.)
The full 2015-2016 Indiana basketball schedule won’t be released until later this summer when the Big Ten finalizes the conference slate, but a good chunk of dates and opponents for the upcoming season have already been revealed.
Here’s an early look at what we know so far about the 2015-2016 schedule:
· Year five of the Crossroads Classic: The Hoosiers are 2-2 over the first four years of the Crossroads Classic and this event is here to stay as it was extended through 2019 last August. IU’s opponent in this year’s Classic will be Notre Dame on Dec. 19 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Irish are ranked in the top 15 in several early rankings for next season.
· A solid field in Maui: Indiana is one of eight teams in the 2015 Maui Invitational, joining Chaminade, Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The bracket won’t be announced until later this summer, but the Jayhawks appear to be a preseason top 10 team and UCLA, UNLV and Vanderbilt all appear to be potential NCAA tournament teams next season. This event will be a solid measuring stick early for the Hoosiers and also an opportunity to pick up some top 100 RPI wins in the non-conference.
· Creighton comes to Assembly Hall: The first Gavitt Tipoff Games, which some are calling the Big Ten/Big East challenge, is a bit underwhelming from a matchup perspective. The Hoosiers drew Creighton at Assembly Hall and the Bluejays are coming off of a poor 14-19 campaign. Still, it’s a win for fans to get a major conference opponent coming to Bloomington on Nov. 19.