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This 2022 profile page covers South Carolina based forward Noah Clowney.
Status — OFFERED (April, 2021) | OFFICIAL VISIT — August, 2021
Hometown – Roebuck, S.C. (Dorman High School)
Position – Forward
Height – 6-foot-10
Weight – 210
AAU – Team Dickerson (Independent)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 75)
Primary Competition – Clemson, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech
Timeline — Look for Clowney to complete late summer / early fall visits and make a decision before his senior season.
Indiana Connections — This is a relatively new relationship for IU. Indiana’s main connection in this recruitment is assistant coach Yasir Rosemond, who has deep ties in the Southeast. Mike Woodson is also heavily involved.
Numbers — Clowney averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 60 percent from the field to help lead Dorman to the state finals.
RECRUITING SERVICE AND SELF-ASSESSMENTS
“I am an inside-out big, I feel I can get you a bucket either way. I am not going to try and do too much, keep it simple, make simple plays and the right play. Defensively, I feel like I can guard anyone on the court. I like to watch a lot of Anthony Davis and how he spaces the floor, and also Myles Turner. I like how he plays.
“Clowney’s tool kit is vast and his ceiling is through the roof. Standing at a lengthy 6-foot-10, Clowney is incredibly mobile on the floor. He moves his feet well laterally and he has vertical pop to get to the top of the square. A rim protector who can move his feet, Clowney also can shoot from beyond the arc. He cuts well off movement and he rebounds.”
“I think Noah still has to learn how to defend without fouling. … Our strength coaches are working with him more on his lateral movement. Right now I think he’s more of a rim protector, but if he wants to be that stretch 4, he’s going to have to guard someone on the perimeter. He knows that and we’re working hard to improve that.”
CLOWNEY ON INDIANA
“He (Mike Woodson) wants to bring an NBA style to college basketball. Because I’m versatile, he thinks I’d be able to play in his system very well. … He showed me a lot of pick-and-roll where I’d get lob opportunities, a lot of one-on-one face-up opportunities, he thinks I could take a lot of people one-on-one. He showed me, along with that pick-and-roll, a lot of slips and pick-and-pops as well to switch it up.”
“I talk to Indiana almost every day, (assistant) coach Yasir Rosemond and coach Mike Woodson. They have been honest with me, telling me I would play early and what I need to work on. Coach Woodson has been in the NBA, and he wants to bring that NBA to college, I like that. I do have an official visit set with Indiana in August. With a lot of these schools that are close, I am trying to take unofficial visits to them and if I like it I will go back on an official there.”
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS / INTERVIEWS
GO HERE to see our class of 2022 hot board with the recruits listed in our order of likelihood of an IU commitment.
GO HERE for more class of 2022 profile pages for Indiana’s top prospects
NOAH CLOWNEY CONTENT FROM OTHER OUTLETS (check back for updates)
- Top 10 newcomers in the 2022 rankings (247Sports / June)
- Noah Clowney talks visits and offers (Rivals / June)
- Noah Clowney has seen stock rise during early part of travel season (Rivals / April)
- Getting to know Noah Clowney (Rivals / September 2020)
ALL CLOWNEY CONTENT FROM THE DAILY HOOSIER: