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: October 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.

Trayce Jackson-Davis

Forward, 6-9, 215 pounds, Center Grove, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite ranking: 5-star (15)
Schools: Indiana, Michigan State, UCLA

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 took an official visit to Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria and has also taken official visits to Iowa, Michigan State and UCLA. Indiana is considered the favorite to land Jackson-Davis, who is also considering Michigan State and UCLA.

Keion Brooks Jr.

Wing/Forward, 6-8, 190 pounds, La Lumiere, Spiece Indy Heat
247Composite ranking: 5-star (21)
Schools: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina, 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. has already taken official visits to IU and UCLA and has trips planned to Kentucky and North Carolina.

Matthew Hurt

Forward, 6-9, 200 pounds, John Marshall (Minn.), D1 Minnesota
247Composite ranking: 5-star (6)
Schools: Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Minnesota, North Carolina

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. Hurt is expected to take official visits during the season.

Trendon Watford

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 could get a visit in December.

Jahmius Ramsey

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. Texas Tech appears to be the favorite to land Ramsey.

Others to keep an eye on: Harlond Beverly

  • 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.