Thursday Notebook: Fitzner on campus, Rivals 150 updates, more
Saint Mary’s graduate transfer Evan Fitzner has arrived in Bloomington.
IU’s various social media accounts posted video on Tuesday of Fitzner taking place in a workout at Cook Hall.
This guy Fitz right in.
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) July 3, 2018
The 6-foot-10 Fitzner is expected to be a key piece in Indiana’s frontcourt next season. Over 105 games at Saint Mary’s, he averaged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
As the above video shows, Fitzner is a strong perimeter shooter who made 125 3s over three seasons for the Gaels. He is a career 41.5 percent 3-point shooter and his career effective field goal percentage is 58.8.
Updated Rivals 150 for 2019
One of the three major national recruiting services, Rivals.com, updated its class of 2019 rankings earlier in the week.
Here’s a look at where some of the IU recruiting targets sit in the updated rankings:
– Matthew Hurt (No. 5)
– Isaiah Stewart (No. 6, moved up four spots)
– Trendon Watford (No. 14, moved down two spots)
– Keion Brooks Jr. (No. 15, moved up four spots)
– Trayce Jackson-Davis (No. 16, moved up six spots)
– DJ Carton (No. 17, moved up 13 spots)
– Jalen Lecque (No. 18, moved down nine spots)
– Kira Lewis (No. 28, moved up seven spots)
– Zeke Nnaji (No. 33, moved up 12 spots)
– Jahmius Ramsey (No. 36)
– Oscar Tshiebwe (No. 44, moved up 10 spots)
– Anthony Harris (No. 65, moved up 13 spots)
– Brandon Newman (No. 80, moved up one spot)
– Armaan Franklin (No. 140, moved down 14 spots)
The first July evaluation period begins on Wednesday, July 11.
Summer League Update
The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas begins on Friday, but two former Hoosiers have already started play in the Utah Summer League.
Robert Johnson did not play in Atlanta’s opener in Utah, but the former IU guard scored four points and added a rebound and a steal in 14 minutes on Tuesday as the Hawks fell 103-81 to the San Antonio Spurs.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 4, 2018
Christian Watford, meanwhile, didn’t play in either of the first two games for Memphis, which is 2-0 so far in Utah.
Bryant officially added to Wizards Summer League roster
Former IU big man Thomas Bryant, who was waived last weekend by the Los Angeles Lakers and then picked up by Washington on July 2, will play with the Wizards in the Vegas Summer League.
Washington announced its full roster on Wednesday and made note of the Bryant addition:
The Washington Wizards announced their roster that will compete in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas. The roster will feature 2018 first round draft pick Troy Brown, Jr. and recently acquired center Thomas Bryant and will be coached by Ryan Richman.
Our full viewing guide for tracking former Hoosiers in the Summer League is available here.
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