With summer AAU and live period action largely now complete, we are entering list cutting and commitment season for college basketball recruiting.
To help you stay abreast of all of the latest news for Indiana’s top 2020 recruiting targets, you can refer back to these recruit profile pages from our recruiting drop down menu.
At the bottom of each profile page is all recent coverage of the individual player, including both original reporting by The Daily Hoosier and linked articles in The Daily Hoosier Report.
Status — COMMITTED (August 9)
Hometown – Bloomington, Ind. (South High School)
Position – Shooting Guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 200
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 96)
Primary Competition – Stanford
Timeline — Leal is announcing his decision between Indiana and Stanford on Friday, August 9.
Thank you to every coach who recruited and believed in me, but through God’s grace I am proud to announce my final two schools: pic.twitter.com/dQr4R3helV
— Anthony Leal (@anthonyl3al) July 25, 2019
Indiana Connections — Leal grew up in Bloomington as an IU fan and has a lifetime of connections to IU and the basketball program. The current IU coaching staff has been in contact with Leal for a couple years, and he is a regular visitor at games.
Numbers — As a junior at Bloomington South, Leal averaged 19.9 points per game. He made 55% of his shots on the 2018-19 season including 38% from long range. He added 4.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.1 steals per contest.
Leal averaged 12.2 points per contest for Indiana Elite in 21.5 minutes per game during AAU play. He shot 48.6% from the field overall, including 41.9% from three-point range. He added 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, .8 turnovers and .7 steals per contest.
RECRUITING SERVICE ASSESSMENTS
“Leal is known as an extremely high-motor player who is a good shooter, and a solid athlete. At around 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Leal is a physical wing who has defensive potential, and also should be a very good shooter in college, though at this current time his shot can be a little bit inconsistent.”
— Brian Snow, 247Sports
“Leal is a confident shooter that knocks it down from long range at a high percentage. He will need to develop a quicker release at the college level. Leal surprises you with just how good of an athlete he is, he runs the floor well, and he plays with passion. Leal can score at all three levels but will need to improve his handle to create space at the next level. All the makings of a highly valuable four-year program/culture guy.”
— Mike Schumann, The Daily Hoosier
On receiving an Indiana offer:
“It was definitely special for me and my family,” Leal said. “We were really grateful to finally hear those words and everything.”
“I like that IU has given me a chance to play for my hometown school and favorite childhood program, it’s a historic program with a great fan base. There’s a lot to like about the staff as well.”