If class of 2017 guard Markus Howard wants to learn more about Indiana University, he doesn’t have to go far to get answers to his questions.
That’s because his father, Chuck, now the director of performance athletics at Grand Canyon University, was a running back for the Hoosiers and earned his degree from IU in exercise science and recreation in 1986.
The 5-foot-11 Howard, who will play next season at Findlay Prep after averaging 32.4 points per game last season for Gilbert Perry (Ariz.), has emerged this spring as a major recruiting target for Indiana.
Former Indiana forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea will continue his college career at East Tennessee State, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Indiana Elite, his former AAU program, confirmed the report.
Mosquera-Perea averaged 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Hoosiers last season, but was dismissed from the program earlier this month. The Colombia native scored in double figures nine times last season and had a double-double in IU’s win at Nebraska on Dec. 31.
A four-star recruit in Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class, Mosquera-Perea was suspended the first nine games of his freshman season by the NCAA.
One of the fastest rising class of 2016 prospects this spring from the adidas Gauntlet circuit is the latest prospect to receive an offer from Indiana.
De’Riante Jenkins, a 6-foot-6 wing who plays for the Upward Stars, is averaging 15.9 points – on 49 percent shooting – and 4.9 rebounds this spring.
Originally a member of the class of 2015, Jenkins reclassified prior to last high school season and his recruitment has taken off based on his strong play during the two live periods in April. In an interview with Inside the Hall on Friday, he told Inside the Hall that Indiana offered him a scholarship on Thursday.
Michigan graduate transfer Max Bielfeldt, who is still considering three schools is his recruitment, is waiting to see what happens with Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg before making a decision on where he’ll play next season.
The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday and it’s been widely speculated that Hoiberg is the leading candidate for that position.
As Bielfeldt considers a final list of Indiana, Iowa State and Nebraska, he told Inside the Hall via text message on Thursday evening that he’s going to be watching the Bulls vacancy carefully.
Class of 2016 Bartow (Fla.) forward Tony Bradley, who received a scholarship offer earlier this month from Indiana, is putting together a strong spring for Each 1 Teach 1 in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).
The 6-foot-10, 230-pound post player is eighth in the EYBL in rebounding at 8.6 per game and is third in scoring for E1T1 at 11.9 points per game.
But even as the scholarship offers pile up for Bradley – he has more than 20 – he’s in no rush to make a decision on where he’ll play at the next level.
It continues to be a busy spring for recruiting for Indiana basketball as the Hoosier staff extended two scholarship offers on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Josh Gershon of Scout.com reports that class of 2017 Findlay Prep (Nev.) point guard Markus Howard received an IU offer on Wednesday and VerbalCommits.com reports that class of 2016 Katy (Texas) wing Kameron McGusty (pictured) picked up an offer from the Hoosiers.
The 5-foot-11 Howard, who is originally from Gilbert (Ariz.), is ranked the No. 41 prospect in his class according to the 247Composite. His father, Chuck, played running back for IU football and attended the university from 1981-86.
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