Five-star forward Kris Wilkes trims list to three

  • 10/06/2016 10:42 pm in

Five-star class of 2017 North Central forward Kris Wilkes has eliminated two schools and now has a final three.

According to Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star, Wilkes is no longer considering Xavier and UConn and will no longer take previously scheduled official visits to those schools.

The three remaining schools Wilkes is considering: Indiana, Illinois and UCLA.

That means the official visit to Indiana, which took place last weekend, will be the last official visit Wilkes will take before making a decision.

Wilkes is ranked the No. 18 prospect nationally according to the 247Composite. As a junior at North Central, he averaged 22.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Indiana currently has three commitments for in the class of 2017: Al Durham, Justin Smith and Clifton Moore.

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  • Bill Gluckman

    Sources tell me UCLA is looking like it’s going to be his schoool…really hope this doesn’t happen

  • Bill Gluckman

    To all the Hoosier fans out there: I really need help understanding why Crean cannot close in-state recruits. I know it sounds like a stupid question, but this year really shined a light on this issue. If we lose out on Wilkes, that’s 4 recruits in the Top 50 from the state that decided to play elsewhere. What can’t he sell about our program to bring these kids in?

  • Hi Bill, I live in little place on the East Coast called NYC. It might sound crazy, but I *really* was bored by LA. Love so many places in California – SF, Santa Monica, San Diego, Napa, Sonoma, etc. – but really did not like LA. I found it frustrating to get places and hated how spread out it was. Also didn’t like how everyone seemed to yammer on about screenplays, movies, and who they knew. Just felt shallow to me and I didn’t like the city itself. I’ve had much more fun in small Midwestern or Southern towns.

  • Bill Gluckman

    Ok Hoke fair enough man, I won’t disagree. I’m an LA guy born and raised so I get a little touchy haha, but won’t disagree about its shallow nature. Personally I love NYC, what fantastic place. But the real issue is, LA to sell for Alford or not, why can’t Crean sell Wilkes on our program? I’m so frustrated and concerned about why we’ve already gone 0/3 on Top 50 in-state recruits and Wilkes could very easily be the 4th. I’m hearing UCLA is where he’s leaning…very troublesome if the best in-state class since Zeller and crew and we can’t land 1 of them…

  • Well if you are born and raised you probably really love it. I just didn’t click with it all. That said, CA has some gorgeous places I could see myself retiring to one of these days. And yes, getting Wilkes is the important thing! I just wish he would choose soon and that it’s ALL IU.

  • Chuck Wanager

    Oladipo was a project.

  • TomJameson

    Hahahahahaha …. Hahahahahahah Thanks for the laugh millzy.