Tuesday notebook: Miller set to visit five-star Romeo Langford

  • 04/18/2017 8:05 am in

Archie Miller talked in-depth at his introductory press conference last month about bringing an “inside-out” recruiting approach to Indiana.

Less than a month into his tenure, Miller is quickly making the class of 2018 in Indiana a top priority.

On Friday, Miller visited McCutcheon point guard Robert Phinisee. Monday, he visited Tindley guard Eric Hunter. And today, he’ll make the trip to New Albany to visit five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford.

It will be Miller’s first trip to New Albany to see Langford, the No. 3 player nationally in the 2018 class according to the 247Composite.

On Thursday, Indiana will host Bloomington North wing Musa Jallow for an unofficial visit.

Phinisee is the No. 92 player nationally according to the 247Composite, Hunter is No. 106 and Jallow is No. 143. All four players are core Indiana Junior All-Stars.

IU has not signed a top 100 player from the state of Indiana since James Blackmon Jr. in the class of 2014.

Draft Express praises Clifton Moore

Clifton Moore, who reaffirmed his commitment to Indiana on Sunday, drew praise from DraftExpress.com for his play in the Jordan Brand Classic regional game last Friday.

Here’s what Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony wrote about the 6-foot-10 IU signee:

The Indiana signee stood out as the most interesting long-term prospect in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game. At 6’10, he has the size and length to play some five down the road once he fills out, and the agility to play the four. It’s hard to find bigs with Moore’s tools and shooting potential, which is likely the key to unlocking his long-term upside. Given the nature of the game we weren’t able to get an extended look at Moore’s defensive intensity and decision making, but we were able to identify him as an NBA prospect worth tracking. Moore elected to remain committed to Indiana despite the coaching change, and is a major building block for Archie Miller and his staff moving forward.

First April evaluation period tips off this weekend

The first of two April evaluation period tips off this weekend with several notable events across the country.

The adidas Gauntlet series will take place in Dallas, Texas. Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) will be in Hampton, Virginia at the Boo Williams Sports Complex. And the Under Armour Association will be in New York.

The April evaluation period dates this year are April 21-23 and April 28-30.

It will be the first opportunity for the new Indiana coaching staff – Miller, Bruiser Flint, Ed Schilling and Tom Ostrom – to evaluate prospects at NCAA certified events.

Several of the notable in-state prospects for 2018, including Langford, Phinisee and Hunter, will be playing in the adidas Gauntlet.

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