2017 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2017 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2017 class.

Information that appears on school lists is collected from public recruit profiles on ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and various news outlets. School lists only denote reported interest, not offers. The board should not be considered a complete list of prospects being recruited and is not endorsed by Indiana University.

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Projected class size: 4 or 5

Last updated: May 1, 2017

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Al Durham (Signed National Letter of Intent)

Guard, 6-4, 175 pounds, Berkmar (Ga.), Southern Stampede
247Composite: 3-star (246); ESPN: 3-star (NR); Rivals: 3-star (NR); Scout: 3-star (NR)
Twitter: aldurham01

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Justin Smith (Signed National Letter of Intent)

Forward, 6-7, 200 pounds, Stevenson (Ill.), Mac Irvin Fire
247Composite: 4-star (76); ESPN: 4-star (80); Rivals: 4-star (105); Scout: 4-star (91)
Twitter: justinsmith3_

Clifton Moore (Signed National Letter of Intent)

Forward, 6-10, 200 pounds, Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.), Hoopdreamz
247Composite: 3-star (187); ESPN: (NR); Rivals: 3-star (NR); Scout: (NR)
Twitter: CliftonMoore16

  • Vaspade

    Tom Izzo comes into my mind even though lately he kind of likes to recruit one and dones too

  • fighterflea

    “Name a coach who has a better reputation for developing players than Crean – not talking about rosters full of one and done 5 star players.”

    One who comes to mind is the coach of the defending national champs, Villanova’s Jay Wright.

  • ihoosieru

    Then why are you on this site

  • cruisinalong

    Nova with Jay Wright

  • RB11

    You named 2 sophmores on an underperforming team with less than 30 games each as “success stories”. Sheehey was a solid role player on a team where his being the 4th-5th option allowed him to capitalize to the tune of 10-12 points a game. Oladipo was a once in a generation find and development. These are nice stories and would be front page for a cincinnati or Northwestern, but you need some 5 stars around those 3-4 year core guys in order to compete for a championship every year. IU has the facilities, money, tradition, campus, fanbase, location, state affiliation to present absolutely no excuse to have 2 straight years of no top 100 Indiana bred talent on campus much less the surrounding states. Not that it matters, because the in game coaching tends to put a lower ceiling (sweet 16) than the actual talent he is recruiting, but a Malik Monk can overcome coaches bad x’s and o’s to an extent if he can score 30-40 on his own. I’d rather watch the perennial powerhouse that IU deserves and had become accustomed to than a few 3 or 4 stars become a double-double guy after 4 years of hit and miss. If Crean could actually mold each year’s team into a squad that could win by playing good team basketball and good team defense (a la Brad Stevens) then your argument for relaxing about the talent ratings would hold a lot more water. But instead we end up wasting 2 of 4 years on a once in a decade PG like Yogi, waiting for the talent around him to mature. It plays out over and over, 2 wasted seasons for one fun run at a sweet 16. Don’t get me wrong, the couple of BIG championships are nice, but as mentioned, the resources available to a coach at IU should be setting that standard a lot higher for competitiveness year in and year out.

  • mharv2631

    Diallo is going to Kentucky. Take him off the board. I HATE KENTUCKY!

  • Ryan Howell

    They always talk about Crean’s recruiting prowess. He has only landed 2 5-stars in the last 4 years. It’s probably a long shot but if they can add Diallo it could turn things around and we need a plan for life after Blackmon and Johnson. Not sure Green and Jones are it.

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  • Tracy

    I’ve never liked Crean’s style and approach. I’ve never thought he’s a good college bball coach. Dwayne Wade led Marquette to the Final Four, not Tom Crean. I didn’t think he was the right guy when they hired him, and I think the CTC era, though we won Big Ten conference titles, was very disappointing. The job is bigger than him. The job is a top 10 job in college basketball, and he was not a top 10 coach when we hired him.

    Indiana basketball was built on defense. If you watch the Perfect in ’76 film on Showtime, it’s a reminder of the elements that made IU successful. Yes, Knight was known for his motion offense, but defense is what he preached to his players. If you didn’t play defense, you didn’t play at all. And I don’t want to hear people say “it’s a different era.” There are plenty of college coaches who teach defense and make defense a priority in their programs.

    Crean has failed to create culture at IU. There’s no clear system, and there are no clear priorities to his approach. The only thing he ever says after a loss is “Shots didn’t fall tonight.” Well, great coaches teach their players to find other ways to win.

    Another note: Remember when we thought CTC had come to Indiana and locked down the state? Take a look at next year’s recruiting class. Whatever happened to Indiana high school players wanting to play at Indiana?

    Time for change. Crean isn’t good enough for Indiana.

  • Trevor Howenstine

    Can we start adding coaches to this…

  • FloridaJim

    I like to see improvement game by game Crean didn’t, apparently, he tolerated mediocrity. We’ll see how the Dayton fellow does. Every time down the court at either end the play must be sharp and no turnovers. Those who turnover do not play. The loss to Fort Wayne this year is worse than the loss last years. I will watch game by game and pray we improve and make the tournament with a chance to do something. Purdue looks good, we’ll see?