2018 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2018 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2018 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: 5 or 6

Last updated: May 2, 2018

Jerome Hunter (Signed National Letter of Intent on Nov. 8, 2017)

Forward, 6-7, 195 pounds, Pickerington North (Ohio), Ohio Nova
247Composite ranking: 4-star (54)

Notes: Hunter was offered by the Indiana staff at team camp in late June and committed to the Hoosiers following the first July evaluation period. He signed a National Letter of Intent with IU in November.

Damezi Anderson (Signed National Letter of Intent on Nov. 8, 2017)

Forward, 6-6, 185 pounds, South Bend Riley, Meanstreets
247Composite ranking: 4-star (114)
Twitter: AndersonDamezi

Notes: Anderson added an Indiana offer in June and committed after the first July evaluation period. He signed a National Letter of Intent with IU in November.

Robert Phinisee (Signed National Letter of Intent on Nov. 8, 2017)

Guard, 6-0, 165 pounds, McCutcheon, Indiana Elite
247Composite ranking: 4-star (125)
Twitter: robphinisee1

Notes: Undervalued nationally, Phinisee is an in-state point guard that should be a building block for the Hoosiers. He committed in August and signed a National Letter of Intent with Indiana in November.

Jake Forrester (Signed National Letter of Intent on Nov. 8, 2017)

Forward, 6-8, 200 pounds, Westtown School (Pa.), PSA Cardinals
247Composite ranking: 3-star (137)

Notes: Forrester committed to the Hoosiers just a day after his official visit to Bloomington in September. He signed a National Letter of Intent with IU in November.

Romeo Langford (Committed on April 30, 2018)

Guard, 6-5, 175 pounds, New Albany, Twenty Two Vision
247Composite ranking: 5-star (6)

Notes: The top prospect in the state for the class of 2018 and Mr. Basketball, Langford chose the Hoosiers over Kansas and Vanderbilt on April 30.

  • HoosierDaddy

    Ayala list of finalists doesn’t include IU

  • Timothy Schwartz

    Any chance at us getting Langford,Garland, or Dort? Just wanted u all opions….

  • HoosierDaddy

    I think dort will be a duck but if romeo and darius want to play together I think iu is the best option for both to start and go deep in march

  • Ryan Arterburn

    Well they wont be going to Louisville

  • William Stephens

    With the recent troubles at Louisville, Romeo has dropped UL from his list. Crystal Ball has Indiana as a strong leader for Romeo. He along with Darius will attend Hoosier Hysteria. They may commit after that, since UL was reported to be his choice before the FBI spoke. However Romeo has said he would commit in the spring. If he sticks with that timeline so be it. He has a spot at IU and he’s from Indiana and he knows we want him. Still waiting on the NCAA and UNC decision after that the world of college basketball will turn to the FBI investigations. I strongly expect to see several big name coaches being terminated before this is over. If the investigation misses UK it hasn’t cleaned out the cheating in recruiting. As a perennial violator of NCAA recruiting rules they are the #1Nike sponsored program and are surely doing the same things. Someone must spill the beans on UK.

  • Mike

    Romeo is One and Done wherever he Goes-Great Player

  • Doug Wilson

    hello Alex! In the early years of ITH, you would show recruiting a few years out. 2018/19/ and some cases 2020 as an example. the last few years you are only showing the next signing period. Is there any particular reason you have stopped with “future” recruiting classes. I am interested in 2019/20. I realize we have had a coaching change over. Anyway of bring future interest back?

  • Dave Uncapher

    If we get both Romeo and Darius, it would be a great combo and make us a contender. They would most likely be one and done players, but it would give Phinisee time to improve his game as a sub and be ready for his next year

  • Paul Talbott

    Because the 4s and 5s Apple rather play for Duke, KS, KY or UNC

  • Paul Talbott

    Because the 4s and 5s would rather play for Duke, KS, KY or UNC

  • Jeremy

    I do not think we get Darius or Romeo. I think Romoeo will go to a contender and unfortunately that is not Indiana.

  • BigRig2287

    Is the staff looking at any other guards besides Romeo? I know Archie has said he doesn’t feel the need to use all available scholarships but if we don’t get Romeo that only leaves us with three guards on the team next year.

  • SilverAtlanta

    Has anyone gotten to see Armaan Franklin play?

  • Bryan Seibert

    Same questions. I don’t see anyone other than RL on the 2018 recruiting board, so does that mean if we don’t get him the 2018 class is set? Do we have other offers out there for unsigned recruits for 2018?

  • Rick Pearson

    Vanderbuilt will not be a Contender smh

  • Rick Pearson

    He would be well served to go to Bloomington close to home Family & Friend’s could be there for home game’s

  • Rick Pearson

    His other choice is kansas, and or Vanderbuilt the latter SMH, will choke not a contender not a basketball powerhouse never has been never will be

  • Rick Pearson

    What about Race Thompson ? He still with Indiana ?

  • Johnny Dong

    He reclassified to 17. This is the 18 board.

  • William Stephens

    Today’s block busting news revealing the secret loans to players from the FBI investigation evidence. I see a couple teams or players mentioned that carry some importance for Indiana fans. Both Vanderbilt and Kansas have players who received “extra benefits”. Indiana or any of it’s players were nowhere in this report! Now if you were Romeo Langford where would you go? With many schools having a dark cloud hanging over them, Indiana is clean and has a bright future. I would not pick Vandy just to play with a friend if they may be prohibited from the NCAA tourney. As far as Kansas they are mentioned in more serious violations. It’s your choice Romeo!

  • Ole Man

    He red-shirted this past season.

  • VOXAC30

    I think you would agree that good thing it was just a “guess” because it was Romeo. 🙂