Report: Indiana offers Mario Kegler, Tyson Carter

  • 08/03/2015 9:16 am in

Indiana extended scholarship offers to a pair of prospects in the class of 2016 this weekend, according to reports.

Reggie Rankin of reported on Sunday that the Hoosiers offered four-star forward Mario Kegler and reported that IU offered three-star guard Tyson Carter.

The pair were AAU teammates for MBA Elite on the adidas Gauntlet circuit.

The 6-foot-7 Kegler (pictured), formerly of Arlington Country Day (Fla.) and Callaway (Miss.), is transferring to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. He’s rated the No. 32 prospect nationally in the 247Composite and has more than 20 scholarship offers.

Carter, a 6-foot-4 guard, plays at Starkville High School in Mississippi and is rated the No. 151 prospect in the 2016 class by the 247Composite.

At the adidas summer championships in Las Vegas, Kegler averaged 17.4 points, eight rebounds and 1.4 assists per game and Carter averaged 22.8 points, 3.6 assists and three rebounds per game.

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    I can get the Kegler offer. Not so much the other offer.

  • marcusgresham

    Judging by the 22.8ppg average at adidas it seems like Carter may be about to make a jump from that 151 spot. Late bloomer, perhaps?

  • marcusgresham

    Not one of the two guys mentioned, but there was a story about Romeo Langford (New Albany sophomore who started & averaged over 17 a game as a freshman last year for one of the best 4-A teams in the state,) in the Louisville Courier-Journal on Sunday. There were some people who thought he was headed to a prep school, but he isn’t. He also said he’s grown 2 inches, so he’s 6’5″ now (and was already throwing down dunks with ease as a 14 and 15 year old.)

  • IU diehard from CT

    Kegler is a must get. Wow!!! He can shoot drive create and finish.

  • Hoosier Hall

    I work with some people that claim he is relation to them… (you know how that is) Anyway, they were saying it was pretty much a done deal for him going to a prep school. Maybe they were talking about the 2016/17 season.


    Maybe. But we can’t just hand scholarships out like candy at a parade or they’ll start to seem meaningless.

  • SCHoosier

    If Kegler gets out of his home state…I’ll faint.

  • VAHoosier

    What is his home state? He’ll have played ball in three different states for his final three years of High School…

  • Robert Golden

    I think Howland keeps him in state. Great hire for a school like Miss State. Problem now for a school like Miss State is keeping him and they won’t.

  • Bill Graham

    If they can keep Newman for 2 years and sign Kegler they could make some noise. As for the bulldogs…I have 2 favorite teams. IU and whoever is playing Kentucky!

  • Bill Graham

    I’ve refereed games that he’s played in several times. Langford is tough but he’s super skinny and often doesn’t make the wisest decisions. I’d much rather have the kid (Nunge) from Castle – As soon as I saw him in 7th grade I knew D1 player for sure. Either way I’m all for in-state recruiting so Langford would be a good get too.

  • Robert Golden

    If only Newman could duplicate himself four more times and put them on the Miss State roster. That team will still be awful.

  • Bill Graham

    Ya but at least they’d have the talent to beat UK.

  • Bill Graham

    I’m guessing we just offered Carter because he’s a lights out shooter. That would also explain the 3 star 151 paired with the 22 ppg. avg.

  • Robert Golden

    Your idea of a great player is a lot different than myself. Newman is a good player.

  • dwdkc

    That caught my eye too. Apparently the kid can fill it up. The coaching staff has been a pretty good judge of talent thus far so I don’t sweat the rankings too much. We want half the team to be logging most of their minutes as juniors and seniors too, guys like Hartman and Holt.

  • Bill Graham

    Tom Pritchard is a great player!