2019 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

The 2019 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board is a collection of information on recruits that Indiana is believed to be recruiting for its 2019 class.

Information that appears on school lists is collected from public recruit profiles on ESPN, Rivals, 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: 3 or 4
Last updated: March 15, 2019

Armaan Franklin (Signed National Letter of Intent)

Combo Guard, 6-4, 185 pounds, Cathedral, Meanstreets
247Composite ranking: 3-star (152)
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Notes: One of the state’s top prospects in the class of 2019, Franklin added a scholarship offer from Indiana during an unofficial visit in June and committed to the Hoosiers this fall as the first member of IU’s recruiting class. He chose the Hoosiers over Purdue and Xavier and signed in November.

Trayce Jackson-Davis (Signed National Letter of Intent)

Forward, 6-9, 215 pounds, Center Grove, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite ranking: 5-star (18)
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Notes: Jackson-Davis was a priority for the Indiana coaching staff for over a year and committed and signed his National Letter of Intent with the Hoosiers in November. Jackson-Davis was named a McDonald’s All-American in January.

Harlond Beverly

Guard, 6-4, 170 pounds, Montverde Academy (Fla.), Reach Legends
247Composite ranking: 4-star (80)
Schools: Baylor, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa State, Miami, Virginia, Xavier
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Notes: Indiana has been recruiting Beverly, a Michigan native, since last summer, but just recently offered him a scholarship. The combo guard isn’t expected to make a decision until after taking official visits this spring.

Trendon Watford

Forward, 6-8, 220 pounds, Mountain Brook (Ala.), Georgia Stars
247Composite ranking: 5-star (27)
Schools: Alabama, Indiana, LSU, Memphis
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Notes: The younger brother of former IU standout Christian Watford, Trendon Watford is an elite prospect nationally in the class of 2019. He has taken official visits to Alabama, LSU and Memphis.

Others to keep an eye on: Lester Quinones, Tre Mitchell

  • Mark Bando

    With the signing of Romeo, I have a way more optimistic outlook when I look at this.

  • inLinE6

    This list makes a lot of sense. It hasn’t been like this for a long time.

  • Sowapatch

    Interested to see what would happen if Langford decides to stay. Presumably, we would have only 2 available scholarships. A scenario of a “forced” transfer like we are used to seeing under Crean could be in play.

  • IU track Alumni

    Langford would be doing himself a disservice to stay. He’s a lottery pick without even playing a college game yet. Don’t get your hopes up.

  • Hoosier Hall

    TJD and Brooks would be awesome. Anything on top of that would be icing. Would obviously love to have Trendon for sentimental reasons but he isn’t a “must have” guy especially if we get Brooks and still have Damezi and Jerome.

  • HoosierDawg

    Need to sign at least one guard in the class. Frontcourt is getting crowded!

  • John D Murphy

    I can’t get the Tshiebwe video out of my head. Kid is going to be a destructive force on D. I’m hoping for TDJ or Tshiebwe, Brooks or Watford, and guard. As an aside, Ramsey looks like an intense young man.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Ditto to the Tshiebwe video. This kid would be a great get for IU!

  • Benhyoung14

    I cant remember seeing a list like this for IU. I don’t think I see a single guy that cant play at IU or in the Big Ten. About time.

  • Hoosier_Elvis

    Not only is it a great list…it appears that we actually have a great shot at getting some of these guys.

  • twarrior87

    Exactly, he could have been a lottery pick if he skipped college. Not staying for a second year.

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    I agree with you, to a degree. Injuries sometimes happen, his lottery pick status might drop, or he might like the IU college life and hero worship, and decide to stay for 2 years,like Cody.