2016 forward Lamar Stevens focused on eight schools

  • 07/24/2015 12:16 pm in

Class of 2016 Roman Catholic (Pa.) forward Lamar Stevens is narrowing the focus in his recruitment.

The 6-foot-6 Stevens, who visited Indiana last season, tweeted a list of schools on Friday afternoon and told Inside the Hall via text message that Indiana, Marquette, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, SMU, Temple, Villanova are the schools he’ll continue to evaluate in his recruitment.

Earlier this month at the Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina, Stevens spoke highly of Indiana.

“It’s such a great, historic program,” he told Inside the Hall. “They’ve had some great success in the past and Coach Crean is a great guy with great assistants. They get great players there. I like the fans and the city. There’s just so much to like about it.”

The Hoosier staff has continued to track Stevens closely this month. He averaged 9.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting over five games.

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  • SCHoosier

    Isn’t this the guy who’s best buddy was a PG who recently committed to SMU or somewhere? (hall?) they ahd talked about playing together in college.

  • GaHoosier

    I believe you are talking about Carr. I don’t think Carr has committed to a school, but he did drop IU from his list.

  • Zach

    Him and his PG friend Tony Carr seemed to talk a lot about potentially playing together in college. Sounds like we recruited both pretty hard but we didn’t make Carr’s cut. It doesn’t seem like package deals usually work out anyway

  • N71

    Loosing a good recruit to Maryland would be a real kick in the groin, similar to loosing Gary Harris to MSU. If its SMU instead I’ll manage.

  • marcusgresham

    …or Marquette. Oh yeah, that already happened.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Oh come on! Look at his list. If IU doesn’t get him then that is his bad decision,,,with the exception of Maryland,,,,not ‘Nova.

  • SilentBob

    Not really. I believe 5 of the 8 schools are close to home for him, for a fan base that has historically taken pride in landing recruits close to home you can’t fault him there. And all of them seem to have strong academics and/or a strong religious background. To me this signifies a kid who possibly takes his spirituality very seriously and his education. Probably realizes he isn’t a five star and by no means a lock for the NBA so pursuing other endevors while in college would be a smart move. Plus some of those schools maybe able to offer better playing time early, and at SMU he would have the privilege to play for an all time great coach.

  • kris

    9.8 pts, 38.5 shooting, Not his best 5 game stretch.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Ok. I don’t agree with everything but I really appreciate your reply. Have a great weekend.