Updates on Ray McCallum Jr, Matt Roth and Dashan Harris

  • 08/15/2007 10:23 pm in

Ray McCallum Jr.There’s been a lot of good Hoosier links around the Web the past few days. Here’s a brief look at them:

– Matt Dollinger of the Indiana Daily Student has a great piece on Bloomington North sophomore-to-be Ray McCallum Jr. I first saw Ray Jr. at the Kentucky Hoopfest last month and came away very impressed.

After seeing him again at the New Albany Barnstorming Tour game a couple weeks ago, I was even more convinced that he’s got a chance to be an All-Conference player wherever he ends up. Of course IU fans are most interested in hearing that he’ll be a Hoosier and the younger McCallum seems to be warming to the idea:

“I still want to play for my dad,” McCallum said. “But I’m looking more these days at IU.”

– Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal caught up with Matt Roth and it’s looking favorable that IU could get good news from Roth very soon. Roth is down to St. Louis and Indiana and here are his most recent thoughts on the Hoosiers:

“I feel for as late as it was in the summer for them to start calling me, I’ve built the best possible relationship on a short notice,” Roth told The Courier-Journal in a phone interview on Monday. “It’s still growing, but it’s going in a positive direction.”

– Last, but not least, Dashan Harris appears to be favoring Texas A & M. The Monteverde (FL) Academy point guard recently visited the Aggies and a commitment could be imminent (subscription required).

“Things are going good. I just took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M yesterday,” Harris said. “It went pretty well. It went real well. I was real impressed with the school.”

“They are high on my list,” Harris said. “It (a commitment) could be a possibility.”

Earlier this summer, the IU coaching staff appeared to be hot on the trail of both Harris and Lewis Jackson. However, interest in Jackson fizzled and Harris is less of a priority simply because IU has plenty of options at the point guard position over the next few seasons.

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