Priller recaps official visit to Bloomington

  • 05/12/2014 1:16 pm in

Class of 2014 Richland Hills (Tex.) forward Tim Priller was a surprise spring commitment for Indiana last month, making his pledge to the Hoosiers on April 26 and then signing his National Letter of Intent on May 1 with friends and family at his high school.

This past weekend presented both Priller and Westwind Prep (Ariz.) big man Jeremiah April the opportunity to make official visits to campus, which also happened to be the first visits to Bloomington for both players.

Priller, who was in Bloomington from Thursday through Saturday with his mom, said the visit met his expectations and then some.

“I feel like I’m going to fit in great with all of the talent there,” Priller told Inside the Hall on Monday. “I guess my expectations for the visit might have been a little low because when I got there, the city was alive, everybody was out. It just all seemed really cool.”

With Assembly Hall in use for graduation over the weekend, Priller wasn’t able to see much of the historic venue, but he did get a chance to get an in-depth look at IU’s state of the art practice facility, Cook Hall.

“I did get to go into Cook Hall and work out a little bit,” he said. “It definitely was really cool. Just some drills and stuff. I was excited about all of the players. They all seem like great teammates.”

The trip also allowed the opportunity to meet with strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson and get checked out and measured by a team physician.

Priller said he was measured at 6-foot-9 and a half and 211 pounds with shoes on.

“I definitely need to get stronger,” Priller said. “(Coach Jackson) gave me some flexibility exercises to start doing because I need to get a little bit more flexible. But I’m ready to get started with Coach Jackson. He seems like a great guy.”

While in Bloomington, Priller said he also got the chance to meet April, IU’s other spring signee and noted that the two were recognized quickly upon their arrival on campus.

“When we first got there, they took us out to eat, me and Jeremiah,” he said. “When we were walking into the restaurant, I heard this group of people say, ‘it’s the new recruits, can’t wait to see them play.’ It sounds like there’s a pretty supportive fanbase and that excites me.

Priller said he doesn’t have a set date yet on when he’ll arrive on campus, but it could be as early as June 8.

“I definitely had a great time,” Priller said. “It was all a really good experience.”

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  • David Macer

    Tim, welcome to IU !!! Just wait until you enter AH for Midnight Madness. There will be an almost packed house just to watch practice and some scrimmaging. That’s when you know how crazy IU fans are for their Hoosier basketball team.

  • HoosierGrampy

    He is about to discover how much love we can show for our Hoosier ballers!

  • N71

    “It sounds like there’s a pretty supportive fan base”…you have no idea, wait to have your socks blown off. Imagine 100 years of some of the best basketball in the world being played in Indiana and followed by amazingly knowledgeable fans, both men and women, who grow up playing the game, learning it from their parents and grandparents. You have no idea, get ready to smile so much you’re face is going to hurt. At the Pacers games theres a phrase used, “In 49 states its just basketball, but this is Indiana”. If you love basketball young man, you’ve come home to the mothership. Welcome aboard!

  • MK

    Lance Stemler

  • SCHoosier

    I’m just gonna sit back … let the coaches, team-mates and this recruit go about their business. I think we all may be pleasantly surprised…maybe not in year 1….but I think good news is coming with Priller the Thriller!

  • Swishmac IU

    I am amazed that current players opinions of recruits don’t leak out following open gym sessions. Would love their POV on April and Priller

  • Corey Schroyer

    Love it lol….Priller the Thriller…better go trademark it

  • Alex, great job on the Priller visit.. How about one on Jeremiah April.. would love to hear the nitty gritty on that as well… thank you for the great job… I am pretty ‘geeked’ about all this…lol..

  • Alford Bailey

    Swanigan reclassified to 2015. We have on scholly right now for next year. Bring the big guy home, Crean!

  • Alford Bailey

    Wouldn’t go there yet but thats the hope.

  • ForeverIU

    247 showing 100% predictions to MSU. Sick of it. We might as well declare Indiana as a province of the State of Michigan. Might I add a hesitant LOL?

  • Outoftheloop

    They are TEAMMATES not critics!!

  • Outoftheloop

    If Lance had not suffered that concussion in his first year he could have been special.

  • Bled4IU

    When did he announce this?

  • ForeverIU

    Saw tweets about it yesterday …

  • Bled4IU

    JBJ needs to give him a call and let him know whats up!

  • Bryce Kepner

    I’m not sure how much influence JBJ has, he’s really close friends with Bluiett, Trey Lyles, and Jaquan Lyle and we see how that turned out LOL

  • Bled4IU

    good point!