News, Notes, and any other tidbits that deal with Hoosier recruits and targets
- The curious case of Thon Maker continues on. The following tweet was sent out on Friday:
Thon Maker's guardian says Indiana & ASU both have a plan in place for Maker to spend 1 1/2 yrs on campus beginning December. Story later— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 23, 2015
As we explained a few months back, his preference to enroll in December complicates his ability to go pro (if he chose to do so) after only 1 semester of college life, so staying for a year and a half would seem to make sense.
In actual basketball-related #THON news, the title picture of this article from this weekend at the Under Armour AAU Showcase in New York shows that he is still kinda athletic and decent at basketball. And if you prefer the moving image, video of Thon dunking all over high school kids' hopes and dreams is available below.
- Joey Brunk had a day during his Indy Hoosiers' 68-67 win over Louisville Elite on Sunday. Brunk, the 2016 PF out of Indianapolis, led all scorers with 23 points and added 15 rebounds.
- Also in NY with the Indy Hoosiers was 2017 targets Paul Scruggs and Kris Wilkes. On Saturday, the two led their team to victory with each notching double-doubles. Wilkes had a line of 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks, while Scruggs had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
- Lamar Stevens had a very solid weekend for Team Final out of Pennsylvania. Without its main post player, Stevens was up to the task of filling that void by dropping in two double-doubles (15 points, 15 rebounds and 12 points, 10 rebounds). He followed that up on Sunday with a line of 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks in a 68-65 win over the NY Lightning, and finished off the weekend by putting up 16 and 8 against #2 overall recruit Harry Giles.
- Also on display was Bruce Brown, who showed off his versatility for BABC team over the weekend, dropping in 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 58-56 win over the PSA Cardinals. Staying true to his word of taking pride in his defense, Brown showed off those skills with a few highlight reel blocks. And because I'm a visual learner, here's a vine of Brown showing off a pretty stepback jumper during EYBL play.
- De'Aaron Fox, a 6'3", 5-star PG in the class of 2016, updated his recruitment and added that Indiana has made its way into the conversation. The #9 overall player in the class of 2016 dazzled all weekend with his quickness, defense, and shooting ability. He will be a very interesting name to watch going forward as IU looks to replace Yogi Ferrell for 2016.
- The #2 overall player in the class of 2017, Michael Porter, put on a show this weekend at EYBL in Minnesota. On Saturday, Porter had 27 points on 11-14 shooting with 12 rebounds in only 23 minutes of action. He followed that up with 22 points in 24 minutes in a back-and-forth game with Miles Bridges and The Family.
- Speaking of Miles Bridges, the 2016 SF and former teammate of Thomas Bryant did alright for himself, too, by adding 19 points and 9 rebounds. After the game, Bridges listed his top 7 schools, of which Indiana was included.
- As always, keep up to date with our ever-changing recruiting board.