Indiana assistant coach Kenya Hunter delivered Parker Stewart and Xavier Johnson to the current roster, and he played a major role in IU landing 2021 5-star Tamar Bates, but a pair of his main 2022 targets officially came off the board on Saturday.
Virginia based small forward Just Taylor announced on Saturday he has verbally committed to play at Syracuse. The 6-foot-6 Taylor had visited IU ten days ago and quickly moved to wrap up his recruitment.
Earlier in the day, DeMatha Catholic shooting guard Rodney Rice announced a top six list that did not include IU. The 6-foot-4 Rice included Notre Dame, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Georgetown and Maryland as his top schools. Rice did not make a trip to Bloomington in June. Hunter is still recruiting his DeMatha teammate Tyrell Ward, who has said he would like to visit IU later in the summer.
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