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IU basketball class of 2022 recruiting hot board: The first edition

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.

This board will be maintained on our recruiting drop down menu and updated periodically as developments occur.  Be sure to check back for updates.

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[LAST UPDATE:  June 11, 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 is unique in that they have not made visits or met coaching staffs in person due to the pandemic.  Because of that, most players do not have 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.

  • Justin Taylor

Photo: St. Anne’s Belfield

Taylor is a 6-foot-6 small forward from Charlottesville, Virginia

Hometown – Charlottesville, Virginia
Position – Small forward
Height – 6-foot-6
Weight – 210
AAU – Team Takeover (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 86 nationally
Top Competition – Syracuse, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia
Junior stats – No season
Main IU assistant – Kenya Hunter

Taylor is set to officially visit Indiana on June 15.

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  • Kaleb Banks

Banks is a 6-foot-8 small/power forward from Fayetteville, Georgia.

Hometown – Fayetteville, Georgia
Position – Small / power foward
Height – 6-foot-8
Weight – 215
AAU – Atlanta Celtics (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 92 nationally
Top Competition – Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech
Junior stats – 23.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, 63 percent from the field overall including 38 percent from behind the arc.
Main IU assistant – Yasir Rosemond

Banks is set to officially visit Indiana on June 10.

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  • Kyle Filipowski

Via Kyle Filipowski on Instagram

Filipowski is a 6-foot-10 power forward from New York.

Hometown – Hudson Valley, New York
Position – Power forward
Height – 6-foot-10
Weight – 230
AAU – New York Renaissance (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 56 nationally
Top Competition – Duke, Syracuse, Ohio State, Iowa, UConn
Junior stats – 20.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 55 percent from the field overall including 35 percent from 3-point range.
Main IU assistant – Dane Fife

Filipowski is set to officially visit Indiana on June 15.

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  • Jalen Hood-Schifino

Via Jalen Hood-Schifino on Instagram

Hood-Schifino is a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Pittsburgh.

Hometown – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Position – Combo Guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 210
AAU – Team CP3 (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 26 overall
Top Competition – Tennessee, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Kansas
Junior stats – Unavailable
Main IU assistant – Kenya Hunter

Hood-Schifino is set to officially visit Indiana on June 28.

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  • Tyrell Ward

Via Tyrell Ward on Twitter

Ward is a 6-foot-6 small forward from Maryland.

Hometown – Hyattsville, Maryland
Position – Small forward
Height – 6-foot-6
Weight – 185
AAU – New World (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 52 nationally
Top Competition – Xavier, LSU, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgetown
Junior stats – 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists, 46 percent from 3-point range.
Main IU assistant – Kenya Hunter

Wards wants to visit Indiana in the late summer.

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  • Noah Clowney

Via Dorman Athletics

Clowney is a 6-foot-9 power forward from South Carolina.

Hometown – Roebuck, S.C.
Position – Power forward
Height – 6-foot-9
Weight – 210
AAU – Team Dickerson
247 Sports Composite Rating – 3-star, No. 176 nationally
Top Competition – Virginia Tech, Xavier, Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee
Junior stats – 10 points, 8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
Main IU assistant – Yasir Rosemond

Clowney is expected to visit Indiana at some point over the summer.

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  • Jalen Washington

Photo by Mike Schumann / The Daily Hoosier

Washington is a 6-foot-9 power forward from Gary, Indiana.

Hometown – Gary, Indiana
Position – Power forward
Height – 6-foot-9
Weight – 210
AAU – Meanstreets (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 5-star / No. 19 nationally
Top Competition – Stanford, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Marquette
Junior stats – 12.7 points per game
Main IU assistant – Dane Fife

Washington is expected to set up an official visit with Indiana.

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Still in the Hunt

  • Favour Aire, 6-foot-11 center, Maryland, 4-star.
  • Vince Iwuchukwu, 7-foot center, Texas, 4-star
  • Alex Karaban, 6-foot-8 forward, Massachusetts, 4-star
  • Shawn Phillips, 6-foot-11 center, Ohio, 4-star
  • Seth Trimble, 6-foot-3 guard, Wisconsin, 4-star
  • Tarris Reed, 6-foot-10 forward, Missouri, 4-star
  • Rodney Rice, 6-foot-4 guard, Maryland 4-star
  • AJ Casey, 6-foot-9 forward, Illinois, 5-star
  • Julian Phillips, 6-foot-8 forward, South Carolina, 4-star

More 2022 Prospects on the Radar

  • Avery Brown
  • Justice Williams
  • Zion Cruz
  • Masai Troutman
  • Tyler Nickel
  • Tre Holloman
  • Jaden Schutt
  • Leon Bond
  • Leland Walker
  • Tayshawn Comer

2022 IU Commits

  • CJ Gunn

Image via C.J. Gunn

Gunn is a 6-foot-5 guard from Indianapolis.  The Hoosiers offered in August, 2020 and Gunn committed in February, 2021.

Hometown – Indianapolis, Indiana
Position – Shooting guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 180
AAU – Indy Heat (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 104)

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