Video: Class of 2017 Indiana signee Al Durham

  • 12/13/2016 8:39 am in

The first player to commit to Indiana in the class of 2017 was Berkmar (Ga.) guard Al Durham Jr., who committed to the Hoosiers in October 2015 following an unofficial visit to Bloomington.

Durham is a three-star prospect and the No. 248 player nationally according to the 247Composite. Durham recently finished with 21 points in a 64-59 win over Midfield (Ala.) in the Memphis vs. Atlanta Roundball Classic at Norcross High School.

Here’s a comprehensive video look at Durham’s performance against Midfield, which also includes missed shots, assists and a few other plays, to give a better feel for what the Hoosiers are getting in the 6-foot-4 prospect:

(Thanks to SUVtv for full game footage.)

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  • BruceA

    High motor…always around the ball…good passer…will need some time with shot doctor from IU for his jump shot.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    kid certainly ain’t afraid of contact, that’s fo sho. the talent and potential are there too, anxious to see how much he can improve.

  • Courtney Graber

    Ballhawk. Should be able to defend many positions very well. Slippery on offense.

  • bleeding crimson

    I like what I see esp that he is 6’4″, maybe he’ll be a stretch 6’5,6’6 when he starts at IU.
    Alex, Thanks for keeping the information flowing for us junkies so we have some sort of life during this week off. I’m not sure how your going to pull it off for two weeks but good luck Doctor. We could lose a few by next week by self inflected @#$%@#$%.

  • Stromboli

    I love it. Especially those bounce passes through traffic. I likes to drive and shows nice touch around the rim. I expect once he is receiving assists so he can step into his shot more, the 3 pt % will improve. He was mostly just creating his own shot here. Looks like he plays hard, wants to be involved.

  • BC Hoosier

    Really enjoyed the clip. He’s not a finish product by any means, but I can see his potential. Again, I think he fits in well with what CTC wants in his guards. Combo guard, attacks on both ends, and has length. Love that he’s a lefty but finishes at the rim with his right hand.
    I think he needs to keep working on his shot and hit the weight room. Good news for him, those improvements are something IU players and staff have excelled at in recent years. I’m excited to see what a summer of development can do for him.


    Ha ha, did you just have a mini-stroke on your keyboard, my friend?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I can’t wait for Al Durham to play and put on the Indiana University uniform.Great sign for the program.

  • BannerOrBust

    This kid is going to be great for the program. He’s incredibly underrated. Always shows up big time aau events and is one of the best on the court. Great ball handling, decision making, and this kid can leap. AND he chose IU in 2015, the kid wants to be a Hoosier, I love that! Going to be a great combo guard, hopefully he’ll be a lock-down defender as well.

  • SCHoosier

    Like his length for a guard..and ability to get to the hole. Has a nice touch from the FT line..but the shot doctor needs to write a prescription for his 3 pt shot and jumper.

  • SilentBob

    I’ve beeen thinking for a while that he doesn’t look like he’s quite done growing yet. I can’t quite put my finger on why, although I think it’s his feet and head. They almost look to big for his body (sorry Al if they’re not lol), but it might just be his length and low weight playing tricks on my mind lol.

  • Kwang

    Its his growth plates.

  • ATL rambler

    I saw Al play last night here in Atlanta in a 20-point win, scoring
    about 18 pts, including a major dunk, and some nice assists and a few
    steals. He’s going to be a great addition for IU. He’s a leaper, shares
    the ball, likes to play defense and isn’t a high profile guy. He
    appears to me to be a hard worker and a guy who will blossom after his
    first year under Crean.

  • VanPastorMan

    I liked his speed and his passing. If he gets a good shot he is going to be very tough. Plus he is left handed which gives him an advantage.