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IU basketball expecting official visit from Harvard’s Chris Ledlum

Indiana appears to be establishing itself as one of Chris Ledlum’s top options.

The Harvard transfer forward is planning to take an official visit to IU according to multiple sources.

According to one source, Ledlum did not have any other official visits set up when he set the dates for IU — although that could obviously change.

Replenishing the front-court is a high priority for the IU staff after losing five forward/centers following the 2022-23 season.

Ledlum could likely see minutes at either the three or four spots at the high major level.

This season, the 6-foot-6 and 225-pound Ledlum was named a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy League player after averaging 18.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field.

He made 30.2 percent on 126 attempts from 3-point range, and he converted at a 64.8 percent clip at the free throw line.

At Harvard, Ledlum was the centerpiece of the offense. His usage rate was No. 22 in the country this season, and his shot rate as a percentage of his team’s total attempts is No. 12.

Ledlum is a high energy player, and that comes through in several of his numbers, including a 9.6 percent (No. 256 nationally) offensive rebounding rate despite standing only 6-foot-6, and block and steal rates that are both top-200 in the nation.

The IU staff did an in-home visit with Ledlum over the weekend, as did Iowa and St. John’s.

Michigan State, Florida, Tennessee, Xavier, Gonzaga, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, UCLA, LSU, Michigan, Villanova, Oklahoma, Maryland, Virginia, and Pitt have also been reported to be involved.

The New York native has one year of eligibility remaining.

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