T.J. Leaf Archive

Video: T.J. Leaf Elite 24 highlights

2016 5-star prospect T.J. Leaf, who recently re-opened his recruitment after initially committing to Arizona, scored 14 points for Team EZ Pass in its 111-110 loss to Team Doo Bee Doo in the Under Armor Elite 24 game in Brooklyn, New ...

Recruiting notebook: 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo high on IU

Even though classes start in less than two weeks, Indiana is still not done recruiting the 2014 class. 6-foot-9 Ray Kasongo, who the NCAA has declared eligible but was denied admission into Oregon, has very high interest in Indiana, he told ...

2016 forward T.J. Leaf continuing his rise

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — 2016 forward and longtime Indiana target T.J. Leaf has recently seen an explosion in his recruitment. Just in the past week, the 6-foot-9 junior, the No. 18 prospect in the 2016 class according to the 247Composite, ...

IU “as strong as anybody else” for T.J. Leaf

FISHERS, Ind. — T.J. Leaf is no stranger to basketball in Indiana. His father, Brad, who is also his high school coach at Foothills Christian near San Diego, California, grew up in Indianapolis and was a standout collegiately at Evansville. And ...

Q & A: 2016 five-star IU target T.J. Leaf updates his recruitment

Back when Indiana first offered 6-foot-8 2016 forward T.J. Leaf in September 2013 during an unofficial visit, the young prospect just about to begin his sophomore year at Foothills Christian (California) High School said the offer from the Hoosiers would ...

Recruiting notebook: Indiana watches T.J. Leaf, visits Ryan Anderson

Indiana’s recruiting efforts on the west coast over the weekend started in Arizona, but they didn’t end there. After landing a commitment from 2014 center Jeremiah April of Westwind Prep on Friday night, Tom Crean made his way to El ...

Video: Crean watches Jeter, Leaf and Zimmerman in Vegas

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Indiana remains strong with 2016 forward T.J. Leaf

More than a month has passed since Foothills Christian (Calif.) forward T.J. Leaf visited Indiana for the first time. The class of 2016 prospect was in Bloomington in early September and received a scholarship offer from the Hoosiers on the visit. Now that Leaf has had more time to think about it, it's clear the Indiana option continues to resonate with him. Inside the Hall spoke with Leaf by phone from the USA Basketball national developmental team mini-camp in Colorado Springs earlier this month. "It was a really good experience being able to go to a great program like that historically and recently," he said. "It seems like I would fit really well in their system. I like coach Crean and I like all of the coaches and what they're doing there. I was just really impressed." The No. 25 prospect in the 247Composite, Leaf averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds as a freshman last season. One of his primary goals during the offseason while playing with the Compton Magic was to make himself more perimeter oriented.

Q & A: Brad Leaf discusses his son’s visit to Indiana

Following 2016 Foothills Christian (Calif.) power forward T.J. Leaf's unofficial visit to Indiana on Wednesday, Leaf's father, Brad, spoke with Inside the Hall on Thursday afternoon regarding the family's trip to Bloomington. During the visit, Indiana offered the No. 42 prospect and No. 8 power forward in the 2016 class according to the 247Composite, joining UCLA and San Diego State as other schools that have extended scholarship opportunities. Brad Leaf, who also is T.J.'s high school coach, grew up in Indianapolis and played basketball at Evansville from 1979 to 1982. The family now lives in the San Diego area, and Wednesday's visit was T.J.'s first-ever to Bloomington.

2016 forward T.J. Leaf on Indiana: ‘It’ll be hard to say no’

Before 2016 Foothills Christian (Calif.) power forward T.J. Leaf planned his first-ever visit to Indiana University, he heard the hype from his parents. He heard the most about IU from his father, Brad, who grew up in the Indianapolis area and played at Evansville from 1979 to 1982. He heard how beautiful the campus was; how great the lifestyle was. "But once we set the visit, he kind of kept quiet and waited for me to actually go there to experience it," Leaf told Inside the Hall on Wednesday evening after finishing a one-day, unofficial visit to IU earlier in the day. His thoughts after experiencing the IU program for a day?