The return of in-person recruiting means a full-court press on the high school class of 2022 for the IU basketball staff.
Below is The Daily Hoosier’s assessment of the class of 2022 in the projected order of likelihood of an Indiana commitment at the start of live recruiting in early June.
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[LAST UPDATE: August 30, 2021]
The Main Targets
It is worth pointing out that as of right now Indiana doesn’t appear to be a clear leader for anyone. The class of 2022 was unique in that they had not made visits or met coaching staffs in person due to the pandemic. Because of that, most players came into the summer without a good sense for which direction they are headed going into visits. That is especially true for Indiana, since this is not a class with a lot of in-state talent. By the same token, IU is a legitimate contender for at least the following first group of players. The overarching point here is to focus more on the tiers than the order right now. While this is a working, fluid attempt at an order, we would not be surprised if anyone from this first tier ended up committing to Indiana.
Clowney is a 6-foot-9 power forward from South Carolina.
Hometown – Roebuck, S.C. (Dorman High School)
Position – Power forward
Height – 6-foot-9
Weight – 210
AAU – Team Dickerson (Independent)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star, No. 63 nationally
Top Competition – Virginia Tech, Florida and Alabama
Junior stats – 10 points, 8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
Main IU assistant – Yasir Rosemond
Clowney took an official visit to IU beginning on Aug. 27.
In the Hunt for a Visit
This is a group of players Indiana is actively trying to get on campus for a late summer / early fall visit. If successful, look for them to move up to the top tier.
- Favour Aire, 6-foot-11 center, Maryland, 4-star
Off the Board
- Seth Trimble committed to North Carolina
- Justin Taylor committed to Syracuse
- Rodney Rice did not include IU in finalists
- Tre Holloman’s top schools did not include IU
- Jalen Washington committed to North Carolina
- Tyrell Ward committed to Xavier
- Kyle Filipowski committed to Duke
- Tyler Nickel did not include IU in finalists
- Alex Karaban committed to UConn
- Julian Phillips did not include IU in finalists
- Tarris Reed committed to Michigan
- AJ Casey did not include IU in finalists
- Vince Iwuchukwu did not include IU in finalists
- Ernest Udeh did not include IU in finalists
- Brice Sensabaugh did not include IU in finalists
- Shawn Phillips did not include IU in finalists
- Malik Reneau did not include IU in finalists
2022 IU Commits
Hood-Schifino is a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Pittsburgh.
Hometown – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Montverde Academy, Fla.)
Position – Combo Guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 210
AAU – Team Thad (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 23 overall
Banks is a 6-foot-8 small/power forward from Fayetteville, Georgia.
Hometown – Fayetteville, Georgia
Position – Small / power forward
Height – 6-foot-8
Weight – 215
AAU – Atlanta Celtics (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 3-star / No. 115 nationally
Gunn is a 6-foot-5 guard from Indianapolis.
Hometown – Indianapolis, Indiana
Position – Shooting guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 180
AAU – Indy Heat (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 3-star (No. 135)
2022 Team Class Rankings:
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