Post-July evaluation period 2017 Indiana recruiting board

  • 07/28/2016 10:15 am in

All three July evaluation periods have come and gone and we’ve updated our 2017 recruiting board with the latest information on Indiana’s recruiting efforts in the class.

Check out our latest 2017 Indiana basketball recruiting board at the link below:

2017 Indiana basketball recruiting board

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  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    been hearing good stuff about tucker. really strong, excellent shooter. and looks like he’s trending toward iu in the crystal ball predictions (unfortunately he’s the only one).

  • TomJameson

    Tucker would be a very good 3-4 year player. We could only hope. Would still like to get a couple of those top-ranked Indiana boys, even though they probably wouldn’t be around as long. 🙁

  • SilentBob

    To be fair, Tucker is in roughly the same rankings bracket as Scruggs and Williams. Only one significantly ahead of him is Wilkes, and then Jackson who I haven’t heard us mentioned with in a long time.

  • Bill Graham

    Good work by the ITH staff on the recruiting board: but who are we prioritizing out of those shollys? Its one thing to offer a kid its another thing for him to be our top target at that position…any idea of who we are really pursuing vs who we are just simply “staying in contact with?”

  • SilentBob

    At this point Bill, I think it’s a matter of sorting out who is priortizing us. Crean is a very much a first come, first serve coach. I thinks he’s identified the players he believes would be good fits, and is recruiting most of these kids diligently. Now it’s just a waiting game to see who we can really start to hit it off with.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    This is really a tough time of year for me due to nothing but recruit news and hopes for IU getting them.

  • Ole Man

    Good take on it. Unfortunately, IU sometimes gets “lesser” recruits because they sign first.

  • marcusgresham

    In a previous thread didn’t Wilkes say that IU had told him he is a priority?

  • marcusgresham

    When you’re a Reds fan there’s no reason to pay attention to baseball and football isn’t here yet.

  • HardRockHoosier

    Of course if you’re a Cubs fan, there is reason for cheering. How about tt Chapman? Now if hey just start h again…

  • Chi-Town Hoosier

    Albers saying that Scruggs is a lock for Xavier..

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Homer Bailey is back.. Should be good for a week then back to IU.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    He was 100% IU like 4 months ago. Xavier and University of Cincinnati are both in bad areas of the city I don’t see the appeal. Great schools but even their campuses have a lot to be desired. IDK that’s just my view there a lot of cool places in Cincinnati but I still don’t get it.

  • IUBizmark

    Man, I don’t get it. I’d think Wilkes and Scruggs would want to continue playing together. And I don’t get the appeal of doing that at Xavier over IU.

  • SilentBob

    Ya know, I understand that argument, but at the end of the day I don’t agree with it. I think it’s probably saved us more times than not. We weren’t getting Rawle, thank god we got Curtis.

  • TomJameson

    I just don’t believe that CTC is a “very much first come, first serve coach” when it comes to recruiting. He may (and does) get some quick affirmations, like Durham, but I still believe he waits for some recruits. I’m pretty sure he’s gained just a tad of experience on the recruiting trail over his time as a head coach.

    And since he does basically recruits 24/7, I’m also sure CTC know a heck of a lot more than we do about these recruits, where they are likely to land, and how many he may need (with contingencies). Unless somebody here has gone on the recruiting trail constantly for years and years building contacts and understanding of the process of recruits and recruiting, then it really feel just a little inappropriate to say, in such a positive way, that CTC is that kind of recruiter based on a few recruits.

    But I very much believe that he does recruit players that would be good fits for IU, both in the character way, and in the player way.

  • TomJameson

    Now that I agree with! Hahaha

  • TomJameson

    I don’t see that either. Immediate playing time is something I’ve been hearing as a bit of a reason, but that still doesn’t make sense to me considering those guys would be playing right away at IU (IMO).

    IU is on the cusp of becoming elite again. Getting further than the sweet 16 would be huge to get us further along that trail, and I would think that any really good recruit would be ecstatic at the opportunity to be the “head of the spear”, so to speak. Add in the development that IU is becoming “famous” for, and what more would a top recruit want?

  • Chi-Town Hoosier

    Yeah it’s a bit of a headscratcher. Oh well.. I kind of saw this coming. 0-4 with the Indiana Top 40…

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  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    I’m not sure what you mean?

  • SilentBob

    Fair enough and I agree with bits and pieces, I mean we did withdrawal our offer to BJ Anya right before he made his decision so we would stay in the field for Vonleh. But Vonleh was on campus that week and was close to a decision himself. I also don’t find recruiting, especially Creans recruiting, to be so black and white as many on here make it. He doesn’t seem to have a set, we need this many bigs, shooters, ball handlers, etc per class. If we get a committment from Tucker, I don’t see us stopping recruiting Wilkes, but we won’t wait forever for him. If we start thinking we’re making better head way with Jermiane Samuels, and he wants to commit, then goodbye Wilkes. That’s just my opinion. And honestly I think it’s a good strategy

  • TomJameson

    We’ll never know, but no matter how it looks, I just don’t believe there is too much uncontrolled chaos in CTC recruiting, or anything else for that matter. Maybe some controlled chaos in some areas. 🙂 I just think he is seeing years ahead, but the scenery changes daily, so he’s constantly making decisions about alternate plans to alternate plans…

    I most definitely would not want his job. His pay yes, but not his job.

  • SilentBob

    Look there is no denying CTC is much more informed than we fans are about the future of things. But at the end of the day he isn’t a fortune teller. That daily change is the unknown chaos. Kids minds change all the time, injuries happen, and a multitude of other things. He has to be a sculptor, carpenter, etc. And if you wait around for the absolute perfect cuts of lumber every time, you’re never going to get anything built.

    I like his strategy honestly, you can’t afford to play the long game with everyone. Not to say he won’t play it with some though.

  • SilentBob

    Also by his own admittance he is aggressive in recruiting. He isn’t afraid to oversign and buff out later. And that’s precisely because of the unknown chaos.

  • KYHoosier

    I know Scruggs has his visits but is he planning to commit after these visits conclude? And anyone have any inside scoop on Scruggs and where he is leaning? Albers said Xavier is the leader but a source told him that Scruggs “changes his mind like he changes his underwear” and I honestly feel that is true, and that IU is definitely still in the hunt.