Friday roundup: Morgan the “warrior”, more list trims, Williams decides

  • 08/05/2016 1:05 pm in

Indiana has been naming a “warrior of the week” all summer for offseason workouts. This morning, the program announced via Twitter that sophomore forward Juwan Morgan is the “warrior of the summer.”

As a freshman, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game. He’s expected to take on a much bigger role in his second season following the departure of Troy Williams and graduation of Max Bielfeldt.

Morgan underwent offseason surgery to repair a left shoulder injury and said earlier in the summer that he feels like a “brand new person.”

Indiana in top five for west coast point guard

Alex Barcello, a class of 2017 point guard from Tempe (Ariz.), announced his list of five finalists on Thursday and included Indiana on the list.

The 6-foot-2 point guard is ranked the No. 82 prospect nationally by the 247Composite.

Joining Indiana in Barcello’s top five are Arizona, Butler, Stanford and Virginia. The Hoosier coaching staff watched Barcello frequently in July.

Four finalists coming for four-star guard

Another Indiana class of 2017 recruiting target, Chaundee Brown, is expected to announce his top four schools on Saturday afternoon.

Brown, a 6-foot-5 guard from the First Academy in Florida, received a scholarship offer from the Hoosiers last month.

Florida and Kansas are two schools who are reportedly firmly in the mix for Brown, who averaged averaged 22 points, six rebounds and 1.4 assists last month in the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.

Four-star Williams picks Louisville

Class of 2017 Fort Wayne Snider forward Malik Williams, a four-star prospect, committed to Louisville on Thursday afternoon.

The 6-foot-11 Williams also considered Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, NC State, Purdue and UCLA.

He’s one of four prospects from the state of Indiana in the class of 2017 ranked in the top 32 of the 247Composite rankings.

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