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: September 12, 2018
Armaan Franklin (Committed on September 6, 2018)
Combo Guard, 6-4, 185 pounds, Cathedral, Meanstreets
247Composite ranking: 3-star (159)
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.
Forward, 6-9, 215 pounds, Center Grove, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite ranking: 5-star (15)
Schools: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, UCLA, Wake Forest
Notes: Jackson-Davis has been a priority for the Indiana coaching staff for over a year and has been to campus on multiple unofficial visits. He’s currently in the midst of his official visits and will be in Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria in late September.
Wing/Forward, 6-8, 190 pounds, La Lumiere, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite ranking: 5-star (21)
Schools: Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Texas, Purdue, UCLA
Notes: Brooks Jr. recently announced that he will attend La Lumiere for his final prep season rather than stay at North Side in Fort Wayne. Like Jackson-Davis, he’s a priority recruit for the Hoosiers and will continue to be until he announces his decision. His father, Keion Brooks Sr., played for Ed Schilling in college at Wright State. Brooks Jr. is expected to cut his list further in the coming weeks.
Center, 6-9, 240 pounds, La Lumiere, City Rocks
247Composite ranking: 5-star (5)
Schools: Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Syracuse, Villanova, Washington
Notes: An elite big man in the class of 2019, Stewart is close with former IU big man Thomas Bryant and visited Bloomington last spring for the Purdue game. Indiana also had an in-home visit with Stewart earlier this spring. Indiana is among his six finalists. In June, Stewart was on campus for an unofficial visit and the Hoosiers recently visited him at La Lumiere.
Combo Guard, 6-4, 185 pounds, IMG Academy (Fla.), Drive Nation
247Composite ranking: 4-star (33)
Schools: Florida, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Miami, North Carolina State, Oregon, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech
Notes: Indiana offered Ramsey, a top 50 combo guard, in late April and made his list of 10 finalists released in August. According to Evan Daniels, Ramsey will visit Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria.
Forward, 6-10, 215, Hopkins (Minn.), D1 Minnesota
247Composite ranking: 4-star (34)
Schools: Arizona, Creighton, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, UCLA, Wisconsin
Notes: An AAU teammate of Matthew Hurt, Nnaji was a breakout star this spring on the adidas Gauntlet circuit and added a scholarship offer from the Hoosiers. He took an unofficial visit to Bloomington in August and is expected to host the IU staff for an in-home visit in September.
Forward, 6-9, 200 pounds, John Marshall (Minn.), D1 Minnesota
247Composite ranking: 5-star (6)
Schools: Arizona, Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, UCLA, Wisconsin
Notes: Hurt is an elite prospect nationally in the class of 2019 and took an unofficial visit to Bloomington last fall. He’s a former AAU teammate of current IU redshirt freshman Race Thompson. Indiana is expected to conduct an in-home visit with Hurt this month.
Forward, 6-8, 220 pounds, Mountain Brook (Ala.), Georgia Stars
247Composite ranking: 5-star (26)
Schools: Alabama, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, TCU, Vanderbilt
Notes: The younger brother of former IU standout Christian Watford, Trendon Watford is an elite prospect nationally in the class of 2019. He was visited twice this spring by the IU staff and has the Hoosiers among his top schools. At this point, it appears Alabama and Memphis are the schools to beat for Watford, but Indiana is expected to visit with the five-star forward this month.
Combo Guard, 6-3, 180 pounds, Paul VI Catholic (Va.), Team Takeover
247Composite ranking: 4-star (64)
Schools: Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State, Seton Hall, UConn, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Notes: Indiana offered a scholarship to Harris, who plays for Team Takeover, in mid-June and tracked him closely during the July evaluation periods. He currently has visits set to Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Miami.
Others to keep an eye on: Harlond Beverly