Wednesday marked the first day of the final live recruiting period of the summer, and the IU basketball staff went “all in” at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C.
Multiple reports indicated Indiana head coach Mike Woodson was at the event along with assistant coaches Kenya Hunter, Yasir Rosemond and Brian Walsh. The Daily Hoosier was able to confirm those reports via sources.
NCAA rules limit to four the amount of staff members a program can put out on the road during a live recruiting period when they watch prospects play AAU basketball.
With other events going on around the country, it was an initial show of force by IU at the Nike event. Also this week is an Adidas event in California, an Under Armour event in Chicago, and some of the top independent travel teams are playing in Milwaukee and Atlanta. Indiana’s staff is expected to fan out to multiple locations as the week progresses.
So who did the IU staff watch at Peach Jam with all four coaches in attendance?
Massachusetts-based 2023 forward T.J. Power was one of them. The skyrocketing prospect has received offers from Kansas, Duke and North Carolina in the last two weeks, and Indiana is continuing to try to get Power on campus for one of his five senior year official visits.
The full IU staff also watched 2023 guard DeShawn Harris-Smith from Virginia. He has already decided to take an official visit to IU later this month.
They also watched a few 2024 prospects. Guard Dylan Harper of New Jersey, brother of Ron Harper, Jr. was one, along with forward James Brown and guard Nojus Indrusaitis. Also, the four saw in-state 2025 products Trent Sisley and Jalen Haralson of the Indy Heat.
The Daily Hoosier will be at the Peach Jam on Thursday and Friday and will have live reports, and we’ll catch up with as many IU prospects as we can to bring you the latest.
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