2015 forward O.G. Anunoby commits to Indiana

  • 10/14/2014 6:25 pm in

Indiana received its second commitment for the class of 2015 on Tuesday evening when Jefferson City (Mo.) forward O.G. Anunoby announced for the Hoosiers at high school in front of family, friends and classmates.

The 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward is rated the No. 241 prospect nationally in the 247Composite and chose Indiana over Georgia, Gonzaga, Iowa, Ole Miss and several others.

Anunoby visited Bloomington unofficially in August and then took an official visit earlier this month.

As a junior at Jefferson City, Anunoby averaged 21.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game and was named first team all-state in Missouri for Class 5.

In a head-to-had battle with Indiana commitment Juwan Morgan last January, Anunoby had 13 points and nine rebounds as Jefferson City fell to Waynesville, 46-44, in overtime.

He missed the final six games of his junior season with a broken wrist but had a strong summer on the Under Armour AAU circuit with Team Thad.

“I think his skill set is very unique in that he’s 6-foot-8 and his ability to handle the ball, shoot it and pass it is ahead of his time,” Jefferson City coach Blair Thompson told Inside the Hall. “He’ll only continue to get better as his body develops. He’s young for his class. He just turned 17. I think as his body matures, he’ll adapt to that next level very well.

“He’s a very versatile player. He scores a lot of different ways. He can shoot the 3. He can play with his back to the basket. He can put the thing on the floor and get to the rim as well. He can be a matchup problem at any level.”

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