Recruiting Archive

Talented 2021 forward James Graham talks recruitment, IU offer

James Graham is one of the hottest recruiting targets in the country this summer. The 6-foot-8, 205 pound forward, who plays at Nicolet High School near Milwaukee, has added at least 18 scholarship offers since the beginning of May. Graham, ...

Indiana Elite’s influx of talent set to help IU’s continuity next season

Archie Miller’s first three seasons at Indiana have all been defined, at least partially, by the continuity of his roster. Whether it was Miller inheriting a senior backcourt of Josh Newkirk and Robert Johnson in his first season or integrating ...

Q & A: Class of 2022 shooting guard Will Lovings-Watts talks IU recruiting interest

Will Lovings-Watts is a class of 2022 shooting guard that has gained national attention in a short span of time. The 6-5, 170 lb. rising junior is rated as a 4-star prospect, the 75th-best player nationally and the fourth-best player ...

Indiana recruit Alex Karaban embraces the challenge of New England prep school basketball

When Andrew Gale pitches high school basketball players and their families about the benefits of New England prep school hoops, the selling points spill out of him. Gale talks about the rich history of success for prep schools in the ...

2021 target Mason Miller talks Indiana offer and versatile style of play

Mason Miller was confident in his team’s chances to win the state championship this year. In his third year at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee, Miller helped lead his team to the state title game, which was going to ...

Class of 2022 point guard Bruce Thornton offers a defense-focused, physical option for Indiana

Will Whetstone knows the internal and external emotions of Bruce Thornton better than most. As Thornton’s coach with the Atlanta-based Nike EYBL team The Skill Factory, Whetstone is allowed access into Thornton’s more relaxed moments, the ones not on a ...

‘He’s grown up quickly’: How Braden Smith is changing the culture of Westfield High School basketball

Each morning at 7:45 the bus came to take Braden Smith to school. It was part of his schedule from the third grade through the sixth grade. Braden would get up at 6 a.m., head downstairs and watch basketball highlights ...

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through August 31

The NCAA announced an extension of the recruiting dead period through August 31 on Thursday, which means previously proposed evaluation periods in August will not happen. During the dead period, all-in person recruiting is prohibited. Here’s the full release from ...

Evansville Bosse’s Julian Norris ready to make a name for himself in Indiana

Every morning Julian Norris wakes up, goes to the gym and makes 1,000 shots. He takes shots from all three levels, and he’ll shoot 20 free throws in between his transition to a new spot on the floor. At noon, ...

Class of 2022 five-star forward AJ Casey talks IU offer and desire to always get better

When AJ Casey was in the seventh grade, he was ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Illinois for his age. It was at that moment where Casey, who was juggling football and basketball, decided that basketball ...

Class of 2022 forward D’Ante Davis talks IU scholarship offer

One of the top players in Indiana regardless of class landed a scholarship offer from IU earlier this week. D’Ante Davis, who played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Lawrence Central, received the offer from Archie Miller on Wednesday. The ...

Class of 2021 IU target Trey Patterson commits to Villanova

Trey Patterson, an Indiana recruiting target in the class of 2021, committed to Villanova on Thursday night. The 6-foot-8 forward, who took an official visit to Bloomington last October, chose the Wildcats over Indiana and Florida. The announcement did not ...

NCAA could hold evaluation periods in August, September

In addition to Tuesday’s news that formal workouts for men’s and women’s basketball could begin on July 20, the NCAA oversight committee also proposed a “temporary” recruiting calendar for the fall. The plan could be approved as early as Wednesday, ...