IU basketball class of 2022 target Noah Clowney intends to announce decision on Oct. 31

Indiana’s final main target in the class of 2022 has a date in mind to announce his college destination.

Roebuck, S.C. forward Noah Clowney intends to announce his commitment on Oct. 31 he tells The Daily Hoosier.

“I’m almost positive that’s the day,” he told The Daily Hoosier.

Clowney announced his final four schools — Indiana, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Florida in August.  He has since taken official visits to three of the four and has a visit to Alabama set for Oct. 23.

The 6-foot-10 Clowney took his official visit to Indiana in late August. Clowney is currently ranked the No. 62 player overall and the No. 9 power forward in the class according to the 247Sports Composite.

Clowney attends Dorman High School in the Spartanburg, S.C. area.  There he helped lead Dorman to the state finals while averaging 10 points, 8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.  He played for Team Dickerson for spring and summer AAU basketball and it was with that organization that he emerged into a national top-100 high major prospect.

The Indiana staff will hope that their strong impression during that visit has a lasting impact on Clowney.  He told The Daily Hoosier that was the highlight of his IU visit.

“Really, the people,” Clowney told The Daily Hoosier in August when asked about what stood out on his visit.  “Great people, great vibes. I like the team, the coaching staff, even the academic people. I just liked all the people, they just seemed really genuine.”

Clowney specifically liked how Mike Woodson and the IU staff were genuine.

“When I’m talking to people (during his recruitment), a lot of people are going to tell you what you want to hear, but when I’m talking to them (the IU staff), I feel like they are telling me what they really like, and they really mean what they say, and their words seem more genuine than a lot of the others,” Clowney said.  “It felt that way at least.”

If he chooses Indiana, Clowney would form the final piece of what would likely end up being a national top-10 recruiting class in head coach Woodson’s first full class.  The Hoosiers currently have commitments from point guard Jalen Hood-Schifino, shooting guard C.J. Gunn, and small forward Kaleb Banks.  Banks and Gunn were both on campus during Clowney’s visit.

For more background on Clowney including scouting assessments, quotes, and highlights, go to his profile page.

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