All four IU signees ranked in final Rivals150

  • 04/16/2018 2:09 pm in

The final Rivals.com rankings were revealed on Monday afternoon for the class of 2018 and all four of Indiana’s signees are included.

The highest ranked of the four signees is Pickerington North (Ohio) forward Jerome Hunter. The 6-foot-7 forward is a four-star prospect and the No. 49 player nationally.

McCutcheon’s Robert Phinisee, a 6-foot-1 point guard, is No. 99 in the final rankings and is also a four-star prospect.

South Bend Riley’s Damezi Anderson (No. 114) and Jake Forrest (No. 127) of the Westtown School (Pa.) are also considered four-star prospects by Rivals.

Indiana’s top recruiting target – New Albany guard Romeo Langford – is a five-star prospect and is ranked No. 6 overall in the final Rivals150.

Ahead of Langford in the final Rivals 150 are R.J. Barrett (Duke), Nasir Little (North Carolina), Cameron Reddish (Duke), Bol Bol (Oregon) and Zion Williamson (Duke).

Anderson and Phinisee were both recently named first team all-state by The Associated Press in Indiana and are also on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indiana boys basketball first team.

Joining Anderson and Phinisee on the AP’s first team all-state were Langford, Mekhi Lairy (Evansville Bosse) and Aaron Henry (Ben Davis).

The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indiana boys basketball first team is Anderson, Phinisee, Langford, Hunter and Isaiah Stewart of La Lumiere.

Langford, the overwhelming favorite for Mr. Basketball, was recently named a first team all-American nationally by MaxPreps.com.

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  • marcusgresham

    He went to juco there, but I’m pretty certain he was from Delaware originally.

  • marcusgresham

    Sheehey, Jim Thomas, Charlie Miller all from Florida.

  • Koko

    A bold prediction but I like it…..you have my agreement!

  • Hoosier Hall

    I’m assuming you’re referring to Trevon Duval? Yeah I watched Duke play many times this season and he is not a true PG or floor general. Extremely quick and athletic? Absolutely. But he is severely lacking in basketball IQ and shooting ability. Sort of like Russell Westbrick.

  • coachv

    please, let’s forget bracey wright. one of my least favorite hoosiers

  • Hoosiernation1887

    Tried replying earlier but got taken down as spam for some reason, maybe due to my paragraph breaks between players…anyway I’ll try again without the breaks.
    -Jerome Hunter: reminds me of Evan Turner from Ohio St a few years back. Kind of a jack of all trades wingman with nice length, good slashing ability, and above average ball handling. If he continues to develop an outside shot he’ll be extremely versatile in the ways he can score.
    -Damezi Anderson: reminds me of Danny Granger of the Pacers, a big physical wing who’s trademark is his outside shot. Has great length and size to make him a solid defender capable of guarding 4s if necessary.
    -Rob Phinisee: reminds me of Etwaun Moore as he’s a floor general who can score at will if necessary (see his scoring numbers this season). It may take some time for him to become a reliable scorer at the college level as he’ll definetly have to bulk up, but his ability to make plays for others won’t go away just because the competition is higher.
    -Jake Forrester: reminds of of Juwan Morgan when he came in as a freshman. JM knew that his role in the beginning would be that of a garbage man/energy guy type. I think Forrester has the same mentality as he’s not the primary offensive option on his team right now since his teammate is future Blue Devil Cam Reddish. As long as he hustles his butt off whenever he sees the floor, which I expect he will, he can make a bigger impact than expected and maybe just maybe develop into a more well-rounded player like Juwan has over his 3+ years so far.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    excellent question. i haven’t seen much footage of any of them, but here’s my perception based on what i’ve read…

    JH: a less athletic (and less erratic) TW, but a much better shooter. can guard multiple positions

    RP: probly a less talented YF (which is certainly not an insult) who may be a more natural floor general and leader right away, i hope

    JF: i can see him being the hustleintangibles guy. i’m gonna go old school and go with a more athletic steve eyl (sr. year, to be specific), who will score opportunistically (i.e. offensive rebounds, breakaway layups, high percentage shots, etc…)

    edit…whoops, left out DA: i’m hoping a lights out perimeter shooter, like…hmmmm. i dunno, maybe JBJR without as much ability to create his own shot. and maybe not quite the range (again, not an insult, considering JBJR’s range was beyond NBA 3pt arc)

    edit #2: i’ll have to edit this again in a couple weeks. what’s up!

  • mark

    You forgot Ivan Renko … Russia, right?

  • mark

    I remember years ago, shortly after I moved to Bloomington, reading that Chris Reynolds mentioned that Calbert cheaney had been ranked lower than him in the high school rankings. That’s when it dawned on me that these ranking services need to be taken with a grain of salt

  • mark

    It’s off season, what do you expect us to do?

  • marcusgresham

    No, he was Yugoslavian.

  • marcusgresham

    I think he just shot again.

  • coachv

    lol. did he dribble in place for 15 seconds first?

  • dwdkc

    I think he probably gets the top two for 2019, TJD and Brooks. Note that he probably doesn’t consider the instate guards promising enough to offer except as contingencies, since he just offered 3 out of state top 50 guards. Clearly targeting at least one of them as a priority.

  • Vernon Aldrich

    Will JM make his decision before Romeo’s announcement date?

  • Vernon Aldrich

    Russell Westbrick…good stuff.

  • Larry Keefer

    Calbert Cheaney came to IU under the radar. He broke a bone in his foot late in his senior season in high school and missed the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star games. He averaged double figures his freshman year, and ended up being the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer.

  • Larry Keefer

    I agree. Clifton Moore should have also been red-shirted……Too bad his dad said no……….