Author: Mike Schumann

Via release, IU head coach Mike Woodson announced the addition of 2024 McDonald’s All-American Bryson Tucker to the Indiana men’s basketball program on Thursday. Bryson Tucker Forward | 6-7 | 205 Bowie, Md. | Bishop O’Connell No. 17 on ESPN | No. 20 on Rivals | No. 28 on 247Sports 𝓢𝓲𝓰𝓷𝓮𝓭 📝 Welcome to Hoosier Nation, @BrysonTucker3_ ! ⚪️🔴🏀 pic.twitter.com/PWiS0kC3rd — Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) April 18, 2024 Tucker is a consensus top-30 nationally ranked recruit with five-star designations from both ESPN and Rivals. The Bowie, Md., native was selected to the 2024 McDonald’s All-America Game. He helped lead USA Basketball…

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Indiana picked up a commitment from class of 2025 defensive back Byron Baldwin on Wednesday afternoon. Baldwin announced his verbal commitment on his social media accounts.  He took a visit to IU in late March. A Baltimore, Md. product, Baldwin attends Calvert Hall College, where he produced 89 tackles, two interceptions, four pass break-ups, and two forced fumbles as a junior. The 6-foot and 195-pound Baldwin is a 3-star according to Rivals.  He doesn’t appear in the 2025 rankings to this point, but he had several Power Four offers including Kentucky, Rutgers, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Boston College, Syracuse, West Virginia…

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Even during transfer portal mania, Indiana is keeping its eye on the high school ranks. Earlier this week the Hoosiers offered class of 2026 6-foot-6 wing Manny Green. Playing for Cedar Grove H.S. in Ellenwood, Ga., Green averaged 17.6 points per game as a sophomore according to MaxPreps.  He earned Class 3A North All-State recognition. This spring and summer Green is playing for the 16u Atlanta Celtics program on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit.  That’s the same program former Hoosier Kaleb Banks played for.  Like most Georgia prospects, IU has ties through assistant coach Yasir Rosemond. Based on the On3 Industry…

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As Indiana shows interest in transfer portal prospects we’ll provide a quick profile with our transfer portal names to know series. Of course we’ll cover prospects more if things progress beyond initial interest. Next up is Wisconsin transfer guard and Indiana native Connor Essegian.  There have been multiple reports Essegian is on the IU campus for a visit on Wednesday. Maryland, South Carolina, Nebraska and Michigan are some of the other schools that have been involved. Essegian earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors before seeing his playing time drop to 7.3 minutes per game as a sophomore this season when he…

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Indiana added a versatile athlete to its 2025 recruiting class on Tuesday. Wisconsin-based Blake Thiry announced his commitment to the Hoosiers on his social media accounts. Thiry could play multiple roles for the Hoosiers.  He plays running back, wide receiver, tight end and linebacker and is also a nationally rated long snapper at Prairie Du Chien H.S. in Prairie Du Chien, Wis.  He is most likely to play tight end at the next level. An honorable mention All-State pick, Thiry ran for 1,184 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior. He also caught 35 passes for 620 yards and six…

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Mike Woodson has his big fella for the 2024-25 season. Arizona transfer 7-foot center Oumar Ballo has announced he will attend Indiana for his final season of college basketball. At 7-foot and 260 pounds, Ballo was one of the best centers in the country this past season at Arizona. He averaged a double-double with 12.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while leading the Wildcats to the Sweet 16. The Koulikoro, Mali product will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Kel’el Ware and Trayce Jackson-Davis as centers who played for Mike Woodson and went on to the…

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Indiana lost both a quarterback and receiver on Tuesday morning as the college football transfer portal reopened. The Hoosiers had three young quarterbacks with at least three years of eligibility remaining, and all of them appear to be waiting in the wings behind veteran Kurtis Rourke this season. So it wasn’t going to come as a surprise to see one of them leave via the portal. Broc Lowry was fourth on the depth chart this spring behind Rourke, Tayven Jackson and Tyler Cherry, and he entered the portal Tuesday. Lowry appeared in four games in 2023, and redshirted his initial…

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Bloomington native Connor Hickman decided against playing his final season of college basketball at Indiana. The day after a visit to Bloomington, Hickman announced he is transferring to Cincinnati. A guard from Bradley, Hickman was thought to be down to IU and Cincinnati.  He visited Cincinnati on Monday. Indiana got a commitment on Saturday from Washington State transfer guard Myles Rice.  Their main guard targets at this point appear to be Kanaan Carlyle of Stanford and Ryan Conwell of Indiana State.  This development might increase IU’s focus on Leland Walker of Eastern Kentucky, and Connor Essegian of Wisconsin. Earlier on…

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There will no final season homecoming for Iowa’s Tony Perkins. The Indianapolis native announced on Monday he will play his final season of college basketball at Missouri. IU was thought to be a strong contender for Perkins before recent developments. The news comes just a couple days after Indiana landed Washington State point guard Myles Rice out of the transfer portal. Indiana is also a favorite to land Stanford transfer guard Kanaan Carlyle, a strong contender for Bradley’s Connor Hickman, and they already have Trey Galloway and Gabe Cupps returning with experience as primary ball handlers. Rice, and Carlyle if…

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Indiana has made a spring addition via the transfer portal. Austin Peay cornerback Cedarius Doss announced on Sunday he is transferring to IU.  He should have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The 5-foot-8 and 176-pound Doss was a 2023 PFF FCS All-America, and the highest-graded corner in FCS.  He’ll be reunited in Bloomington with his former Austin Peay teammate, linebacker Josh Rudolph. Doss ranked 27th in the FCS and second in the UAC with three interceptions during the 2023 season, that mark also led Austin Peay. Doss ranked fifth in the UAC with 10 total passes defended and ranked 14th…

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