2011 guard Matt Carlino commits following IU Elite Camp

  • 08/24/2008 12:01 pm in

carlino2.jpgUpdate: We were just tipped off about this video of Carlino via goazcats.com. The file size is large, but if you have the patience and the bandwidth to check it out, it’s definitely worth a look. We’ll have a Q & A with IU’s latest commitment later this week.

Indiana has its first commitment for the class of 2011 — Gilbert (AZ) guard Matt Carlino. According to our good friend Dave Telep of Scout.com, Carlino made the decision shortly after attending this weekend’s elite camp in Bloomington:

“I had gone to their team camp in July and ever since then I’ve been thinking about Indiana. When I came down here and got coached by a lot of great coaches that just sold me. Looking up at the banners, that was amazing. They’re looking for me that when I get there I’m supposed to be an impact player on their team. They’re going to really get it rolling here with him there. By the time I get there, I hope, they’ll have a chance to win a national championship. Once I saw Indiana … Coach Crean is unbelievable. He gets guys ready for even higher levels and that’s what sold me on Indiana.”

Carlino grew up a fan of the Indiana program and that influence led him to pick the Hoosiers over UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State and USC. He’s ranked the No. 8 player in the 2011 class by Hoop Scoop and is expected to be among the top 50 players in his class when Rivals and Scout expand their rankings.

(Photo credit: Jody Demling)

Editor’s Note: You may have noticed the change in the author bylines on Inside the Hall. Big A, PostmanE and PostmanR will now be known by Alex, Eamonn and Ryan. 

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  • jgongora86

    sweet. yeaaaaah. Nothing like waking up to good news for once. Man, I hope this kid develops while in high school.

  • JerryCT

    Lets hope he develops to about 6'11″

  • BornRed

    This is great news, good to hear we are getting even more talent. I would like to see Creen bring in some bigs though.

  • pacino

    Agree BornRed! I am very excited!

  • How sweet is this! Go get em TC

  • hoosier07

    GREAT NEWS!!!!

  • pacino

    How many guards do we need?

  • JerryCT

    I just watched the video of Carlino on Basketblog. I saw midrange, long range, passing/recognition, both hands etc. Video of course does not evaluate competition or show defense.

    Now I understand why TC wanted him even though he is now a 6'2″ guard. Some guys are going to struggle for PT with him around. No wonder AZ, UCLA, USC were after him.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    Guard or not. Recruits like coming in with a “Fab 5” type class and this kid helps build that for IU. The bigs will follow.

  • JerryCT

    If nothing else its going to be real interesting to see Jones, Roth, Hulls, Creek, Williams , Story compete for roles and PT in 2011. The 2 most impressive videos I have seen on the IU blogs so far are Franklin and this kid Carlino.

  • woodpecker

    Things are looking up! And it will only get better! Great news!!!!!

  • BHSS Student

    Is Carlino coming to Bloomington High School South next year? Rumor around the school is that he is.

  • BHSS Student

    Is Carlino coming to Bloomington High School South next year? Rumor around the school is that he is.