IU basketball recruiting: 2021 5-star guard Aminu Mohammed to accelerate timeline

Indiana may find out sooner than originally anticipated when it comes to one of its top remaining class of 2021 targets.

The Daily Hoosier can confirm reports that class of 2021 5-star guard Aminu Mohammed is likely to commit to a college in the next couple weeks and may enroll early.

Jake Weingarten of StockRisers appears to have been the first to report the news.

According to a source, the Daily Hoosier can confirm that Indiana is still firmly in the mix as one of Mohammed’s options.

Mohammed had originally planned to announce a commitment at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions but that January event was canceled.  The late December Blue and Gold Tournament has been discussed as another event where Mohammed could announce a commitment.  Because of the competition level, those two events were viewed as Mohammed’s best opportunities to develop while staying in high school.

Mohammed’s guardian Shawn Harmon told The Daily Hoosier in October that Indiana, Georgia and Georgetown were the top schools involved in his recruitment.  In that same report Harmon told The Daily Hoosier that enrolling in college in January was on the table.

Indiana currently has two open scholarships on its 2020-21 roster.  According to a recent 247Sports report, Georgetown does not have any remaining openings.  Georgia also appears to have 13 scholarship players on its 2020-21 roster based on the program’s website.

Texas, DePaul, Kansas State, SMU, Oklahoma State and Pittsburgh are some of the other schools that have been involved in recent months.

While it has been speculated that Mohammed might consider a straight to the NBA G-League path, Harmon said in another recent 247Sports report that option has not really been considered.

Mohammed averaged 34.8 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 blocks per game to lead Greenwood Laboratory School (Springfield) to a 26-4 mark for the 2019-20 season.  The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is currently the No. 14 player in the country in the class of 2021 according to the 247Sports Composite.

Mohammed took an unofficial visit to IU in January.

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