Class of 2023 point guard Gabe Cupps commits to IU basketball

Indiana picked up a commitment from class of 2023 point guard Gabe Cupps on Tuesday evening.

The Centerville, Ohio product announced the news via his Twitter page.

“Wow, I am so grateful to all of the people who have been a part of this journey,” Cupps wrote in his Twitter post.  “Thank you to everyone who has gotten me to where I am.  Thank you to coach Woodson and his staff for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be a part of Indiana basketball.  From Hustle, The Blue Chips, Indy Heat, The Leftovers, Midwest (Basketball Club), to the (Centerville) Elks – hard work has never let me down.

“Excited to be a part of Hoosier Nation.  Let’s go Hoosiers!”

Cupps told 247Sports’ national recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins what put IU over the top.

“The biggest thing that attracts me to this program is the challenge of bringing Indiana basketball back on top,” said Cupps. “I think Coach Woodson’s purpose is clear in how he is there to get the basketball program back where it is meant to be. I feel that is super intriguing because I have always been an underdog who has been eager to accept a challenge.”

According to the 247Sports Composite, Cupps is a three-star prospect and the No. 131 overall player in the class.  He is the No. 20 point guard and the No. 4 player in Ohio according to that same service.

As a sophomore playing for his father, Cupps led Centerville High School to the 2021 Division I state championship, the school’s first ever title.

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Cupps averaged 15.2 points, 4.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game while making 35 percent of his 3-pointers on 116 attempts and 82 percent of his free throws.

Cupps’ father Brook told The Daily Hoosier the family was very impressed with the staff Woodson has assembled.

“He’s got a great staff, and his experience kind of speaks for itself,” Brook said.  “That recruits a lot of people with just his experience in the NBA and knowledge of the game. When you talk with him his love for Indiana basketball is genuine and that comes out in his recruiting.”

For AAU, Cupps played up a year on Adidas sponsored Midwest Basketball Club based out of Ohio.

The 6-foot-2 Cupps is a highly skilled gym rat type who plays with a high IQ and a strong competitive spirit.

Cupps chose Indiana over fellow finalists Ohio State and Stanford.  He is the second player to commit to Indiana from the class of 2023, following Georgia-based guard Jakai Newton.

See also:  Cupps highlight reels

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