The Indiana University basketball program is continuing to extend offers for the class of 2019 as it looks for guards in the recruiting class.
The latest recipient of an IU offer is 6-foot-5 shooting guard James Bouknight. The Brooklyn, New York native now attends MacDuffie High School in Massachusetts.
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The 4-star recruit had missed the spring travel circuits with a torn meniscus and just recently returned. His absence may have knocked him off the radar a bit, but his recent play seems to be making up for it.
Rivals has this report on Bouknight in connection with their summary of the top performers at the HG Summer JamFest this past weekend in Pennsylvania:
It was nothing short of an unbelievable performance from Bouknight in a showcase game on Saturday that pitted the PSA Cardinals 17u EYBL team against Philly Pride’s 17u UAA squad. PSA fell in a close 6-point game but Bouknight had 33 points, knocked down 6 threes on 9 attempts, was aggressive in his opportunities going to the rim, and never shied away from contact on either end of the floor in proving to be the days overall top star.
An Indiana coach was reported on social media to be at that game this weekend. It was a game where a lot of high level coaches were on hand to watch his PSA Cardinal teammate Cole Anthony. Bouknight plays for the same AAU program that produced Jake Forrester.
The game was reportedly his first game back at 100 percent. D1 Circuit had a recent report on Bouknight following his 33 point outburst and had this on the state of his recruitment:
As for his recruitment, the New York native is remaining open to all schools at the moment.
“Right now, I’m just keeping my recruitment open, I’m not making any decisions,” Bouknight said.
He has visited UConn, VCU, Temple and UMass thus far. Some of these schools have been very active with him.
Rivals has Bouknight rated as the 115th player in the class of 2019, while ESPN has him rated 91st. 247Sports has him rated 95th in their composite and 93rd in their own rankings.
According to 247Sports, he holds offers from UConn, DePaul, Kansas State and others.