Recruiting Notebook: Carton sets visit date, new 2019 offer, more

  • 06/13/2018 11:25 am in

One of Indiana’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2019 – Bettendorf (Iowa) guard DJ Carton – has set up his first two official visits.

According to Matthew Bain of The Des Moines Register, Carton will make an official visit to Michigan on June 27 and 28 and will then visit Indiana on the weekend of June 30.

Carton, the No. 27 player nationally in the 247Composite, is also considering Iowa, Marquette, Ohio State and Xavier.

Late last month, Carton spoke to Josh Margolis of Inside the Hall about his interest in the Hoosiers:

“Coach (Archie) Miller and his staff have done a great job of turning that place around and making them a winning program again. I guess I know they are on the main track and they’re going to keep pushing and growing that program. (Romeo Langford) was definitely a huge addition and one of the best players in the country, if not the best. He’s definitely going to have a really good year next year and it will be fun to watch them and how he goes through it.”

The official visit to Bloomington for Carton will be his second trip to campus this year. The first visit came for the Indiana-Purdue game back on Sunday, January 28.

Indiana offers four-star class of 2019 guard

The latest class of 2019 guard to add a scholarship offer from Indiana is Anthony Harris of Team Takeover and Paul VI Catholic (Va.).

Harris, who is listed as a 6-foot-3 combo guard by 247Sports, is the No. 62 player nationally according to the 247Composite.

Team Takeover is 16-0 in this year’s Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) and is considered the favorite to win next month’s Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Harris is shooting 54.2 percent from behind the 3-point line in EYBL play.

Former Indiana guards Victor Oladipo, Maurice Creek and Stanford Robinson all played for Team Takeover. Robinson played at Paul VI Catholic before transferring to Findlay Prep in Las Vegas.

Jackson-Davis, USA Basketball U18 team continue to roll

The USA Basketball U18 team moved to 3-0 in the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 championship 115-71 victory over Puerto Rico on Tuesday in St. Catharines, Ontario.

In three games, Indiana recruiting target Trayce Jackson-Davis is averaging 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.

Jackson-Davis is 8-of-9 from the field, 3-of-5 from the free throw line and also has two blocks.

The USA team finished first in Group A and will not play in the knock-out round against Group B fourth-place finisher Ecuador at 6 p.m. ET on June 14.

The games are available to watch on FIBA’s YouTube Channel.

Indiana’s five-man freshman class now on campus

Indiana’s five-man 2018 recruiting class arrived in Bloomington on Tuesday to begin summer workouts and begin taking classes.

The program’s various social media accounts published a brief video showing all five signees in Bloomington, which we’ve shared below:

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