After Kris Wilkes committed to UCLA earlier today, the once-dreamt-about dream class of local Indiana talent in 2017 resulted in an 0-fer. However, Tom Crean and his staff have still built a nice core for their class in Justin Smith, Al Durham, and Clifton Moore. However, I'd be lying if I didn't say that this core would look a lot better with a headliner.
Enter Billy Preston.
The late surge in Indiana interest from Preston has been documented here before. Now, just hours after a rival 5-star SF left a gaping hole in Indiana's 2017 plans, Billy Preston tweeted this out to his followers:
Committing next week— Billy Preston♕ (@nolimitbill) November 14, 2016
Preston, the main recruiting attraction at last month's Hoosier Hysteria, has already confirmed that he has trimmed his list to 4 schools: Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse, and USC. While USC is still the favorite due to its proximity to his family in southern California, here's to hoping that the Hoosiers get to play a bit of role-reversal as the beneficiary of an Indiana-California recruiting battle in which a 5-star SF leaves home to go play for a college blue blood.