Friday Notebook: Closed scrimmage, Geronimo visit and more

  • 08/30/2019 8:49 am in

Indiana’s 2019-2020 schedule was released last week, but a new wrinkle was revealed earlier this week.

According to Ben Steele, who covers Marquette for the Journal Sentinel, the Golden Eagles will play Indiana in a closed scrimmage on Sunday, Oct. 20.

No details on the location of the scrimmage were reported by Steele other than it wouldn’t be played in Milwaukee.

This will be the second straight season the Hoosiers have played a closed scrimmage. Last fall, Indiana played Loyola Chicago at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in October.

Indiana crushed Marquette last season, 96-73, in the Gavitt Tipoff Games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Golden Eagles return point guard Markus Howard, but lost both Joey Hauser (Michigan State) and Sam Hauser (Virginia) as transfers.

Geronimo official visit on tap

Jordan Geronimo, a class of 2020 forward who is rapidly rising in the national rankings, is scheduled to make an official visit to Indiana this weekend.

Geronimo recently took unofficial visits to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Penn State. He has official visits to Georgia and Boston College scheduled for next month.

In the latest 247Composite rankings, Geronimo is ranked 98th in the country.

North Carolina guard adds IU offer 

Carter Whitt, a class of 2021 guard from Raleigh, North Carolina, added a scholarship offer from the Hoosiers on Thursday.

Whitt is ranked the No. 48 player nationally in his class according to the 247Composite.

According to his profile on 247Sports, Whitt has scholarship offers from Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, High Point, Iowa State, Liberty, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, NC State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Miller provides Cook Hall construction update

Indiana is getting a new locker room in Cook Hall and Archie Miller provided a video update on the construction this week:

In addition, the official IU basketball Twitter account provided a few photos:

Green on covers for Athlon, Lindy’s previews

The regional covers for the Athlon Sports and Lindy’s college basketball previews have been revealed and Indiana’s Devonte Green is on both.

Athlon’s preview will be available on newsstands on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Lindy’s will arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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