IU Basketball Recruiting: 2020 7-Footer Zach Loveday Unofficially Visited Thursday

With an offer last summer, Indiana has had their eye on an intriguing big man from Gallipolis, Ohio for a while.

As a 7-footer, Zach Loveday isn’t hard to find, but it has taken a while for IU to get him on campus.  That changed today as the class of 2020 center was in Bloomington for an unofficial visit according to multiple reports.

The Huntington Prep incoming senior has an evolving game, as he continues to expand from a traditional back-to-the-basket post player to a more modern stretch-five.  You can see Loveday’s ability to get out and run and knock down perimeter shots in the two videos below from this spring.

Playing for the Pennsylvania based Wildcats Select on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, Loveday is averaging 9.9 points per game on 56.8% from the field overall and 36.4% from behind the three point line.

Loveday has played 25.4 minutes per game this spring, adding 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1 assist per contest.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Loveday is the No. 51 player overall in the 2020 class, and the No. 8 center.  He transferred midseason as a junior from his hometown Gallia Academy to nearby Huntington Prep in West Virginia in order to play against better competition.  Huntington Prep also produced recent Hoosiers Thomas Bryant and Curtis Jones.

Loveday holds offers from several power five programs including Louisville, Ohio State, Baylor, Purdue, Xavier and Michigan.  He also unofficially visited Cincinnati yesterday.

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