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Indiana’s 2019 Targets: Stats, News and Notes From the Recruiting Live Period

The spring recruiting live evaluation period where coaches can watch the players on the various circuits has concluded.  All of the various Indiana targets were in action again this past weekend.  Below is a brief summary of how each performed during the two live period sessions, and the latest news and notes related to each player.

The next live evaluation period will be in July.

Click on the link associated with each player’s name to learn more and see videos.

(all statistics are through the first two weekends of the respective circuits, and via D1Circuit.com unless otherwise noted)

INDIANA OFFERS WITH RECENT ACTIVITY

KEION BROOKS, JR. (Forward, Indy Heat, Nike EYBL)

  • 22.1 points per game,
  • 6.2 rebounds per game
  • 2.1 assists per game
  • 2.0 blocks per game
  • .6 steals per game

Notable:

Brooks has been widely regarded as one of the top players on the EYBL circuit, and with that, his profile is understandably expanding.  He picked up an offer from North Carolina this week, and has noted that Kentucky is in regular contact with him.  He was declared the MVP of this past weekend in Westfield, Indiana.

D.J. CARTON (Point Guard, Quad City Elite, NY2LA)

  • 15.9 points per game
  • 3.5 assists per game

(stats according to NY2LAsports.com)

Notable:

Carton has become a hot prospect.  He is reportedly up to as many as 19 offers.  According to the Des Moines Register, he’s already spoken with Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan about setting up summer visits, and wants to visit Iowa and Iowa State as well.  He is expected to trim his list later this month and then decide in the late summer/early fall.

MATTHEW HURT (Forward, D1 Minnesota, Adidas Gauntlet)

  • 16.2 points per game
  • 6.4 rebounds per game
  • 1.7 assists per game

(stats according to adidasgauntlet.com)

Notable:

Hurt continues to be one of the most highly sought after players in the class of 2019.  He has shown elite offensive efficiency during the first two sessions of the Adidas Gauntlet, shooting 59% from the floor overall, and 42% from 3-point range.  We previously told you how all of the blue bloods had offered him.  The competition continues to grow, as Louisville and Memphis have entered the fray.

TRAYCE JACKSON-DAVIS (Forward, Indy Heat, Nike EYBL)

  • 17.8 points per game
  • 6.9 rebounds per game
  • 1.9 assists per game
  • 1.9 blocks per game
  • .6 steals per game

Notable:

Jackson-Davis has managed to shine despite sharing the spotlight on the Indy Heat with Brooks.  He was asked over the weekend whether he and Brooks ever discuss continuing to be teammates in college.  While he did grin when asked the question, he deflected and said that the two don’t talk about college too often and they are just enjoying the process.

JALEN LECQUE (Combo Guard, Renaissance, Nike EYBL)

  • 14.2 points per game
  • 4.1 rebounds per game
  • 3.4 assists per game
  • 1 steal per game

Notable:

Lecque added to his extensive list of suitors as Kentucky is the latest to offer the Brooklyn native.  The main question surrounding Lecque continues to be whether or not he will reclassify to the class of 2018.

KIRA LEWIS (Combo Guard, Georgia Stars, Nike EYBL)

  • 21.8 points per game
  • 3.4 assists per game
  • 3 rebounds per game
  • 2.6 steals per game

Notable:

Lewis has really made a name for himself on the Nike circuit over the last two weeks.  He flashes elite athleticism and has a tenacious edge to him, as reflected by his impressive steals per game average.  He is 4th on the circuit in steals per game.  Indiana offered Lewis last week, and at least one report indicated that he is planning a visit to Bloomington soon.

TRE MANN (Point Guard, E1T1 United, Nike EYBL)

  • 17.8 points per game
  • 4.1 rebounds per game
  • 2.8 assists per game
  • 2 steals per game

Notable:

Mann took an official visit to Florida on Tuesday.  The Gators are one of the perceived favorites.  The point guard also picked up an offer from Kansas this week.

JAHMIUS RAMSEY (Combo Guard, Drive Nation Nike EYBL)

  • 14.9 points per game
  • 3.6 rebounds per game
  • 2.4 assists per game
  • 1.1 steals per game

Notable:

Ramsey was invited to the Team USA World Cup U17 training camp next month.  He also picked up new offers from Oklahoma and Oregon.

ISAIAH STEWART (Forward, City Rocks, Nike EYBL)

  • 16.1 points per game
  • 10.5 rebounds per game
  • 1.4 assists per game
  • .6 blocks per game

Notable:

Stewart was also invited to the Team USA World Cup U17 training camp next month.  He led the entire EYBL in rebounds per game over the last 2 weeks.  He picked up a new offer from St. John’s this week, and a report indicated that he will be cutting his list very soon.

TYRELL TERRY (Point Guard, D1 Minnesota, Adidas Gauntlet)

  • 12.3 points per game
  • 5.8 assists per game
  • 4.2 rebounds per game

(stats according to adidasgauntlet.com)

Notable:

The news here is the Indiana offer, which was just announced on Monday night. Terry becomes one of several guards offered by IU, but he seems to be a more traditional “pass first” point guard than the others, and he could play along side someone like Kira Lewis or Tre Mann that score at a high rate.

TRENDON WATFORD (Forward, Georgia Stars, Nike EYBL)

  • 19.1 points per game
  • 8.4 rebounds per game
  • 1.8 assists per game
  • .9 steals
  • 1.4 blocks per game

Notable:

At least one report indicated that the Watford family has noted the commitment of Romeo Langford, and how that bodes well for the future of the program.  Trendon Watford and Kira Lewis, who are teammates on the Georgia Stars, are both in the top 15 in points per game through the first two weekends of the EYBL circuit.

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