News, notes, and any other random thoughts that deal with Hoosier recruits
- O.G. Anunoby rediscovered his scoring touch, going off for 38 points in an 80-72 win over Madison Prep on Saturday night. On Tuesday, Anunoby was in foul trouble for most of the night, but his Jefferson City teammates rallied for a 62-51 win over Rock Bridge.
- Waynesville HS and Juwan Morgan rolled past Joplin (MO) on Friday by a score of 64-41.
- Rawle Alkins had quite the week. After putting up a triple-double (13 pts, 12 reb, 10 assists) in front of Tom Crean and Chuck Martin on Wednesday, Alkins upped the ante with a line of 28 pts, 15 reb, and 11 assists while notching 1,000 career points at Christ the King HS on Friday night.
- Also in the gym on Wednesday was Davon Dillard, whose Our Savior New American (NY) team took on Rawle Alkins' Christ the King. After cutting his list to 5 schools this past week, the 4-star recruit has become a must-watch name for IU in the 2015 class. The 6'5" G/F has had a fantastic season, but apparently not enough for some IU fans, as evidenced by random IU fan Randall Smith, whose twitter account I HIGHLY recommend checking out, as it is a HOT TAEK goldmine that @PFTCommenter would be proud of.
@JeffRabjohns @Iam_RawleAlkins @DDillard24 if CTC doesn't recruit anyone taller than my 9 yr. Old I'm kickin his ass!— Randall Smith (@knightcourt101) February 4, 2015
- The 2015 recruiting class search rolls on, and Thomas Bryant continues to be a name that won't go away. In a 99-66 win over Legacy Charter on Sunday, Bryant dropped in 31 points. While IU is officially a part of his final 4 (IU, Mizzou, UK, Syracuse), it's unclear if former favorite Syracuse's recent self-imposed NCAA punishment (and potential for more) has had any effect on Bryant's recruitment. Maybe his mom might even begin to realize that running a pristine program is easier said than done.
- The Hoosiers played host to a slew of 2017 recruits during its victory over Michigan on Sunday, including top in-state players Kris Wilkes, Paul Scruggs, Malik Williams, and Zach Gunn. Also in attendance was the brother of James Blackmon Jr., 2016 G Vijay Blackmon. While it's still early, the 2017 class in the state of Indiana looks to have enormous potential for game-changing D1 talent.
- As always, keep up to date with our recruiting board.