2014 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2014 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2014 class.

Information that appears on school lists is collected from public recruit profiles on ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and various news outlets. School lists only denote reported interest, not offers. The board should not be considered a complete list of prospects being recruited and is not endorsed by Indiana University.

If there is a prospect we should consider adding, please drop us an email at [email protected].

Last Updated: 5/5/2014

Projected Class Size: 5


Robert Johnson (Signed Letter of Intent)

Guard, 6-3, 190-pounds, Benedictine College Prep (Va.), Boo Williams
247Composite: 4-star (47); ESPN: 4-star (47); Rivals: 4-star (48); Scout: 4-star (47)

Notes: After scouting Johnson at the Nike Peach Jam in July, the Hoosiers offered Johnson a scholarship and he took an official visit to Bloomington in late August. Johnson took an official visit to Virginia on Labor Day weekend and an official visit to North Carolina the weekend of Sept. 6-8. Florida State received Johnson’s final official visit before he announced a commitment to Indiana on Sept. 20. Johnson signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14.


Max Hoetzel (Signed Letter of Intent)

Forward, 6-7, 210-pounds, Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Mass.)
247Composite: 3-star (351); ESPN: 3-star (NR); Rivals: 3-star (NR); Scout: 3-star (NR)

Notes: The 6-foot-7 Hoetzel, who transferred to Wilbraham and Monson from Calabasas (Ca.), committed to the Hoosiers on an official visit the weekend of Oct. 26-27. Hoetzel signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14.

James Blackmon Jr. (Signed Letter of Intent)

Guard, 6-2, 175-pounds, Marion, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite: 4-star (28); ESPN: 5-star (20); Rivals: 5-star (22); Scout: 4-star (33)

Notes: Blackmon Jr., the son of former Kentucky standout and McDonald’s All-American James Blackmon, gave a verbal pledge to the Hoosiers a little over two months prior to playing his first varsity game at Luers. He later decommitted on August 8, 2013, but rejoined the program with a commitment on Oct. 31. Blackmon Jr. signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14.


Jeremiah April (Committed on April 18, 2014)

Center, 7-0, 235-pounds, Westwind Prep (Ariz.)
247Composite: NR; ESPN: NR; Rivals: NR; Scout: 3-star (NR)

Notes: April, unranked by most of the national recruiting services, gave Indiana a commitment on April 18. Originally a member of the 2013 class, April decided to do a postgrad season at Westwind Prep.


Tim Priller (Committed on April 27, 2014)

Forward, 6-9, 210-pounds, Richland (Tex.)
247Composite: 2-star (374); ESPN: NR; Rivals: NR; Scout: NR

Notes: Priller, also unranked by most of the national recruiting services, gave Indiana a commitment on April 27.


Ryan Anderson

Forward, 6-8, 220-pounds, Boston College
Schools: Arizona, Indiana, Iowa State

Notes: Anderson, who won’t be eligible until the 2015-2016 season, is visiting Arizona, Indiana and Iowa State and has one season of eligibility remaining. He recently underwent shoulder surgery after averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as a junior at Boston College.

Others to keep an eye on: Andre Adams (Avondale, Ariz.)

  • Chris Cleveland

    Recruiting isn’t the issue? LOL ok lets stop recruiting. These guys are just going to come running to IU and walk on.

  • Chris Cleveland

    Good luck with that!

  • JJ

    Good article from Jeff Goodman of ESPN on top transfers. It’s an Insider article so I wasn’t sure how to link it. I just took the names and not the analysis…I hope this isn’t a breach of ITH policy.

    1. Eron Harris, 6-2, G, Soph.,West Virginia
    2. Anthony Lee, 6-9, F, Jr., Temple Owls
    3. Trevor Thompson, 7-0, C, Fr., Virginia Tech Hokies
    4. Bryce Dejean-Jones, 6-5, SG, Jr., UNLV Rebels (will graduate)
    5. M.J. Rhett, 6-8, F, Jr., Tennessee State Tigers (will graduate)
    6. Kareem Canty, 6-1, G, Fr., Marshall Thundering Herd
    7. Sean Obi, 6-9, F, Fr., Rice Owls
    8. Kevin Ware, 6-2, 175, G, Jr., LouisvilleCardinals
    9. Nolan Cressler, 6-4, G, Soph., Cornell Big Red
    10. Ian Chiles, 6-1, G, Sr., IUPUI Jaguars (will graduate)

  • Brian Stewart

    Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

  • Tim Rampage Phelps

    Sorry that was a re-tweet….but he seems to be cooling on IU

  • EdgarAllenPoor

    no, class of ’13 is week

  • Outoftheloop

    Anyone know why neither Jeremiah nor Tim have signed the LOI? Also, why is Linc K the 7’1 Canadian kid not a prospect. Has IU given up on recruiting him?

  • Outoftheloop

    Foolish wish! Look at the net income from athletics charts. No one can outbid AL, OSU and TX when it comes to money!

  • MeniscusDiscus

    Jeremiah, our new 7-footer, pops outta nowhere from the deserts of the West? And his mom mentions problems with academics?

    Didn’t take much to find that Westwinds Prep in Arizona has been hit twice in the past 2 years by the NCCA over poor academics and their recruits consequently ineligible after being being accepted into Div I programs (Demarquise Johnson, Wash. St, Kiwi Gardner, Prov. just a couple).

    Gotta love our Coach Crean going into the desert and pulling out Miracles! Pretty soon he’s gonna be stretching academics so thin we’re gonna run into another “self-reporting” episode.

    Maybe we can follow North Carolina and set up separate academic programs only for athletes where everyone’s guaranteed an “A.”

    So much for “IU Tradition.” These days we’re so desperate we’ll chase after mirages in the desert.