Quentin Snider planning IU visit later this month

  • 08/01/2013 9:35 am in

080113Quentin Snider, the No. 28 player in the ESPN.com rankings for the class of 2014, is back on the market after being committed to Louisville for nearly two years.

And Snider, a 6-foot-1 point guard, is already hearing from several schools, including Indiana. Tom Crean talked to both Snider and his father, Scott, on Wednesday night.

Scott Snider told Inside the Hall this morning that a visit to Bloomington is planned for later this month.

In a radio interview with Jody Demling on WKRD’s The Early Birds on Thursday morning, Scott Snider explained Quentin’s decision to reopen the recruiting process.

“It’s something Quentin’s been thinking about, had in the back of his head for a month or two,” Scott Snider said. “Everybody knows they have a lots of guards coming in and the more guards they have, the more he’s kind of wondered what his role was going to be.

“He wants to play. He kind of saw the stockpile of guards and wasn’t sure when it was going to be his time to actually get out on the floor and play. I think that’s kind of what the issue was.”

Louisville is not expected to continue recruiting Snider.

The Cardinals have three guards coming in for the 2013-2014 season in Chris Jones, Terry Rozier and Anton Gill as well as JaQuan Lyle, who will arrive for the 2014-2015 campaign.

As a junior at Ballard in Louisville, Snider averaged 17.2 points and 4.4 assists for a team that finished 32-5 and fell 65-64 to Madison Central in the state championship game.

In his interview with Demling, Scott Snider said that nearly “12 to 20” schools have already reached out to inquire about his son.

“The thing we want to do is, if he interested in them (the school), get it down to five schools as quick as possible and look at the five that are going to be the best fit for him,” he said. “Location and who fits his style and take the visits and go from there.”

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  • Andy Rafael Aguilera

    I’ve taken an extreme liking to Robert Johnson after watching videos of his play. So with this news, it’s going to be very interesting to see how the rest of this class shapes up. One things for sure though; it’s going to be an amazing group of kids yet again.

  • Lil Hoosier

    Best comment of seen on here in a long time, thank you!

  • SCHoosier

    This recruiting thing is wearing me out! I think I’ll just ignore everything until TC announces who eventually signed up. (right..like anybody reading this site could do that) If the kid wants immediate playing time…he won’t pick IU.

  • cdog

    See ya! Don’t let the door hit ya.

  • Ole Man

    No. No more guards. Exum and Goodluck.
    Please don’t take our only remaining scholarship.

  • BC

    You mean the NY TV market? Yeah what were we thinking? (Smacks forehead)

  • gerald

    youre right. hes 5’9

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Not NBA ready right now. He does have speed right now to be a blow by NBA point guard. He needs polishing and play finishing development. After 4 years it is possible he will get a shot coming off the bench. If he develops a jumper and shows he can shoot 35% behind the arc with range he could be a starter in the league by his second contract.

  • Miamihoosier

    Exum has sailed….no way he turns down the lottery. If we had only signed the amount of scholarships we had at the time, we would not have Noah Vonleh, Luke Fischer, or Troy WIlliams suiting up for us this year….it’s just not how things are done anymore. You have to over sign to keep up. You make room for a player like this.

  • Oldguyy

    Wrong again, fool.

  • Kyl470

    Ty Lawson shot 50% from the field his freshman year vs. Yogi 40%. Lawson 35% on 3’s vs. Yogi 30%. After Lawson’s 3 year career he shot 51% at UNC and 47% on 3’s. So if Yogi’s career at all mirrored Lawson’s then he would need to get in that 45% to 50% 3 point range like I originally stated. Lawson also shoots a respectable 38% in the NBA on 3’s for his career. Again I don’t hate Yogi I like him a lot I just don’t see him being a NBA player unless his jumper gets significantly better.

  • Rie

    Yogi is 6 ft in shoes. Last time I checked, all players wear shoes when they play and are more often than not listed at that height.

    I was using Oladipo as an example that pre-draft circles are not infallible when it comes to rating players pre-season. Just like Trey Burke, anyone can make the jump. You are taking what I said out of context, because I obviously agree that Oladipo was the exception, not the norm.

  • ScoopGeoff

    Besides the massive size difference, their games aren’t very similar… DWill hit 9 3-ptrs in a half (yes, 1 half of a game) this year. Yogi had 23 all season.

  • Rie

    Although I agree with your principal, you can’t crap on someone for comparing the two players and then compare stats in an NBA game to stats in a college game haha.

  • ScoopGeoff

    I’m not. I’m comparing a skill set one player has that another lacks. Yogi hit 23 3’s in an entire season…. Not a game. DWill is such an accomplished 3-pt shooter that he hit half that number in a single game. If you’d like it put another way, Yogi shot 30% from the college line last year… Williams hit 40% from 3 ft further away…

    The threat of his perimeter shot is what sets up his ability to get to the rim… And then when he gets to the rim he has the size and athleticism to finish over people… Occasionally even dunking on bigs…

    Their games are not similar.

  • Rie

    They are not similar at all, in fact, I was the first person to reply to this comment and fully agree with everything you have said.


    LOL ! You’re right the holdup is us. We need to get our act together so that he doesn’t have to keep waiting around wondering who it is he is supposed to sign. 😉

  • HoosierGym44

    Would love to get Snider as a true PG backup for Yogi and Goodluck for the big man. I’m pretty optimistic about our chances with him. Both of them to go along with Blackmon would be great. Obviously would LOVE IT if we got Exum too, but from what I have seen and read I just can’t imagine him not heading to the NBA.

  • moneyfrom20

    You are being far too negative on Yogi. The kid can shoot and has nice form. He just got little volume last year; not to mention being a role-playing freshman. He has the quickness, strength and play-making ability to eventually make the league. Way too soon and short-sighted to say never makes the league. C’mon man

  • BC

    I would like Hanner 1.0 please. I seriously have no idea what this team will look like. Should be interesting.

  • moneyfrom20

    You are dead wrong on DW. Averaged just over 6 ppg as frosh on 43% from field, 35% from line, 53% FT’s (yikes). At the time, almost anyone would have taken Bracey over DW. Far from a scorer.

  • moneyfrom20

    You guys clowning on Yogi need to compare apples to apples. DW only hit 28 3’s his freshman year at Ill. Not quite the vast difference when you compare like items. Yogi can certainly become an accomplished shooter. Your argument is akin to saying Larry Bird is way better than Michael Jordan (when you compare Bird at the peak of his nba greatness to MJ as a freshman at NC). Bogus argument.

  • WisconHoosier

    Great post! The recruits are waiting, too. We have 50 kids who want to accept their offers, but they’re waiting for us fans to make a group decision.

  • Larry Gwaltney

    He is referring to academics. There’s no way, academically speaking, that Louisville rates with Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, ND or Virginia. That, by the way, is why Louisville isn’t in the Big 10, and was never invited.

  • BenjaminDe

    Same here, Yogi is good enough.

  • HoosierInChapelHill

    There was a point late in the season last year (I don’t know if he closed out with this stat), when Jordan Hulls had the best plus-minus in the NCAA. To say Jordy was “just ok at running the point” is absurd.

  • HoosierTrav

    That’s exactly why the B1G didn’t court Louisville.

  • HoosierTrav

    I think you are reading way too much into the numbers. Lawson’s frosh year they werent ranked #1 in the country with the most potent offense. He was free to shoot jumpers. 3pt % but were are talking a few percentage points. Not to mention that Lawson shot in the 30% range (3pt %) as a soph and junior. NBA scouts look at these numbers but they don’t look at them hard enough to say a kid isnt NBA material based on 5% points. Yogi has Lawson quickness, is built like Lawson is right now, shows the ability to pass the ball better than Lawson while a frosh, and plays outstanding defense for an undersized guard. I think we can agree to disagree. I would most certainly hold off judgement on this topic until you see what Yogi’s role changes to this season and how much he’s improved.

  • Kyl470

    Lawson shot 36% his soph and 47% on 3’s his junior year before he went pro. Yes Yogi game is similar to his, but Lawson was a more efficient shooter. I have said this about 30 times that I’m not saying it’s impossible he won’t play in the NBA I just don’t see it unless his jump shot improves. If he comes out over the next 2 to 3 years and becomes an efficient jump shooter then yes a NBA would pick him up.

  • HoosierTrav

    He’s way better defensively than Hanner.

  • Katie M.

    Agreed. Don’t know why everyone is saying that Yogi can’t jump after this year. VERY few people thought Vic would jump this time last year and look what happened with him.

  • Katie M.

    It seems like everyone is expecting our freshman (esp. the freshmen last year) to step in and dominate from day one. That’s not how it works 99.99% of the time. If Hanner has taken the summer seriously (which by all accounts it sounds like he has) he will have improved tremendously. Especially having new competition in practice. I truly believe Hanner will show all of his haters how wrong they are.

    As for Yogi, I think some of the criticism is pretty unfair for him. He had a rough tournament, but the entire team had a rough tournament. Let’s not forget, he broke Isiah’s asst/to record last year. He didn’t shoot because he didn’t necessarily need to score, that’s why we had Vic, Cody, etc. He’ll turn things around.

  • Mooks

    Naw son, LeRon Black prob will go to Florida.

  • Jennifer G

    Football? What’s that?

  • Jennifer G

    There wasn’t a lot of pressure on Yogi to be “the scorer” last year either… We had offensive weapons everywhere. This year, imo, we are going to see what that young man can really do offensively!

  • Jennifer G

    I’m glad I’m not the only person wondering about Goodluck. He’s only 6’9 which also concerns me for him as a potential center.

  • Ole Man

    Not quite true. We lost 2 to the pros, 2 to graduation, 1 to transfer, and 1 to grad studies elsewhere.
    That’s six slots that opened up.
    And where do you get your info that the Exum ship has sailed? I just read today that he still wants that one year of college.
    Lastly, I’m sure this is a good player; but not one you “make room for”.

    We simply do not need any more guards at this point.
    We need Goodluck; or a power forward.
    We’re now one of the short teams in the B1G. No matter how athletic, you need some height and weight to man the boards in the B1G.

  • ScoopGeoff

    False… I’m not saying one is “better” than the other… I’m saying their games do not resemble eachother’s. the only similarity that Yogi and DWill share at this point is the position they play.

    What I’m saying is that if someone tried to tell you that Jordan’s game reminded them of Bird, then they aren’t seeing straight.

    And I’m not clowning on Yogi. I love the kid.

    Btw, I’m money from 25…

  • ScoopGeoff

    Just read 87 posts… Didn’t see much “criticism” of Yogi in there.

  • BallCW3

    Don’t forget that they got Jaquan Lyle. That is probably why this guy decommitted. I would feel betrayed by a school if they did that to me. Also, Crean pulled Lyles scholarship because he was looking around after already committed to IU.And the team he was visiting was Kentucky. Also heard the guy is a thug. Good riddance.

  • marcusgresham

    Vic isn’t 5’10”. That’s why people are saying Yogi won’t go pro early. Yes, I know he’s listed at taller—he isn’t.

  • marcusgresham

    Nobody’s talking about the program—more the academic profile in comparison to the school mentioned.

  • marcusgresham

    Ever stood next to him? He’s 5’10”.

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t want any more kids with talent to end up with gin blossomed-Thad Matta. He’s about a step down from Calipari.

  • marcusgresham

    Maybe he can go there to learn how to properly stomp homeless people.

  • marcusgresham

    While Yogi may not go pro, Vonleh may.

  • RatKingSports

    I agree… just think if he doesn’t end up at IU, Ohio State will be his landing spot… unfortunately.

  • JT

    I agree. As a freshman he was the starting pg on a team that was Big 10 champs and ranked no.1 as much if not more than any other team last year. That’s pretty good.

  • AKA Hoosier Daddy

    I think this kid is a must get why do you think he decomm from UofL prolly cause with Lyle and Lyles along with JBJ the writing is on the wall plus with terry rozier playing time plummits.This is actally a great move on his part and to me come to IU so they know what they missed out on.He could very well be in the rotation and what a good rotation It would be. JBJ and family played CTC like a fiddle so he either goes to UL,Uk or Michigan which we all know how those programs work Getting Isiah rider could help also along with goodluck and exum.I gotta wander about JBJ is he doing this because he wants to or his dad wants to either way good move on JB..sr this way when JBJ comits to IU JBsr gets the marion job…yup well played for the blackmons but the state of Indiana doesn’t see it this way so watch out BLackmons cause KARMA has a way to rear its ugly head!