Indiana is making the point guard position a priority in its 2016 recruiting efforts and Xavier Simpson of Lima Central Catholic in Ohio is the latest player to receive a scholarship offer.
Simpson’s father, Quincey, announced the offer on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
— Coach Q. (@coachq7) August 5, 2015
The 5-foot-11 Simpson is rated the No. 79 prospect nationally in his class by the 247Composite. He is scheduled to take an official visit to Iowa State this weekend.
According to Scout.com, he’s also considering Illinois, Purdue and Miami (FL).
Simpson was watched by the Indiana coaching staff in July and he closed the summer on a strong note as the King James Shooting Stars won the AAU Super Showcase in Louisville.
In 17 games on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit this year, Simpson averaged 15.6 points, 4.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. He shot 48.7 percent from the field, 39.2 percent on 3s and also averaged 1.7 steals in 27 minutes per game.
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