O.G. Anunoby became the first official member of the 2015 class for Tom Crean and the Hoosiers today by signing his National Letter of Intent.
Anunoby, a 6' 8", 215 lb. SF out of Jefferson City, Mo., is ranked as the 246th best prospect nationally in the 247Composite Rankings. Last year at Jefferson City HS, he averaged 21.3 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 3.4 BPG while being named to first team all-state in Missouri for Class 5, the highest in the state.
While some fans are less than enthused with his relatively low national ranking, Anunoby is somewhat of a late bloomer and his high major offers came in a flurry after a stellar AAU summer. "I think his skill set is very unique in that he's 6'8" and his ability to handle the ball, shoot it and pass it is ahead of his time," Jefferson City coach Blair Thompson said. "He'll only continue to get better as his body develops. He's young for his class. He just turned 17. I think as his body matures, he'll adapt to that next level very well."
He should fit right into the mold of previous athletic wings that thrive under Crean in a role that could look like a little bit of Will Sheehey with a bit of Troy Williams thrown in. While he will undoubtedly have to beef up to deal with the rigors of Big Ten competition, O.G. will look to become a diamond in the rough for IU next year.
Indiana is also expected to have their other verbal commit, Juwan Morgan, sign his National Letter of Intent on 11/19.