Throughout the season, we’ll be keeping track of how Indiana’s four class of 2018 signees fare throughout their final high school campaigns. In addition, we’ll also be keeping tabs on several key recruiting targets in the class of 2018 and 2019.
Here’s our latest update, covering games played the week of January 22-28:
Class of 2018
Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon: Phinisee had 27 points and seven rebounds in a 64-52 win over Anderson on Jan. 26. The future IU point guard was in attendance for IU’s loss to Purdue on Sunday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Mavericks have won four in a row and are 14-4 this season.
Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley: Riley, the No. 1 team in Class 4A, remained unbeaten with a 100-46 win at South Bend Clay on Jan. 26. Anderson finished with 19 points.
Jerome Hunter, Pickerington North (Ohio): The future IU wing had a team-high 18 points in a 63-51 win over Groveport on Jan. 23. Hunter had 15 points in an 81-57 win over Gahanna on Jan. 26. Hunter finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and two steals in a 67-58 win over Shaker Heights on Jan. 28.
Jake Forrester, Westtown School (Pa.): Forrester had a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds) in Westtown’s 76-39 win over Friends’ Central on Jan. 26. Forrester had 16 points in an 84-82 overtime loss to Massanutten Military Academy on Jan. 28. Westtown cruised to a 93-54 win over Moorestown on Jan. 23 and Forrester only played the first half. He finished with eight points and eight rebounds. Westtown also beat Friends Select, 64-44, on Jan. 25, but Forrester did not play.
Romeo Langford, New Albany: The Indiana Mr. Basketball favorite had 38 points in a 112-43 win over Evansville North on Jan. 26. Kansas coach Bill Self and assistant Jerrance Howard were both in attendance. Langford had 38 again on Saturday in an 87-44 win over Jasper. Langford made eight of his 11 3-point attempts in the win. He’s now sixth on the state’s all-time scoring list with 2,589 points.
Class of 2019
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove: Jackson-Davis hit a 3/4 court buzzer-beater as Center Grove beat Lawrence North on Jan. 26. Jackson-Davis scored 21 points in the upset win.
Center Grove's Trayce Jackson-Davis (@TrayceJackson) with a 3/4 court game-winner vs Lawrence North – Trojans win 48-45
Hear from Trayce at 11p on @rtv6' #HoosierHoopHysteria! @CenterGroveHS pic.twitter.com/Kbygx6TEyx
— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) January 27, 2018
Keion Brooks Jr., Fort Wayne North Side: Brooks Jr. returned to North Side’s lineup and finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and five blocks in a 77-47 win at Concordia on Jan. 26. Brooks Jr. had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in a 91-45 win at Logansport on Jan. 27.