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IU basketball recruiting: 2021 commit Logan Duncomb makes biggest jump in Rivals’ updated rankings

Recruiting service Rivals finally caught up to what the rest of us have known for a long time — Logan Duncomb is good at basketball.

The talented 6-foot-10 center moved up 51 spots Rivals’ latest class of 2021 rankings, the highest move of anyone in the class.  Duncomb is now a 4-star recruit and the No. 88 player overall at Rivals.  A couple weeks ago he jumped 12 spots to No. 63 at 247Sports.

Although the competition on the summer AAU circuit wasn’t anywhere near that of a typical year, Duncomb found ways to improve his game considerably.

“Even if the competition isn’t as good as it usually is, it can kind of be beneficial in a way where it gives me and the rest of my teammates a chance to work on things that we wouldn’t usually work on against higher level competition, Duncomb told The Daily Hoosier in early August.

“So it allows me to wok on my outside shot, dribbling on the perimeter and guarding some quicker players without me jeopardizing my team at all.

Although Duncomb wants to play center in college, he also aims to be more than just a post player in the modern perimeter oriented game.

“All summer the main thing I am working on is being able to shoot the three and take it off the dribble,” he said.  “That will make me less of a one dimensional offensive player, and help me do stuff outside of the post.”

It all came together for Duncomb when he faced tougher competition in his last AAU event of the season.

Duncomb’s place in the rankings was given a considerable boost based on his performance at the Battle of the Brands in August.  Although he focused more on scoring on the block, Duncomb clearly demonstrated significant strides in his overall development as he took over the game at times while playing against a cast of high major recruits.  You can watch highlights of him in action at that event below.

Duncomb and his Cincinnati Moeller squad are slated to play in Indianapolis in December.

OTHER INDIANA 2021 RECRUITING TARGETS IN THE UPDATED RIVALS 150 RANKINGS

No. 6 (+5 spots) Hunter Sallis Indiana is considered a long shot with the 5-star guard from Nebraska.  New assistant Kenya Hunter has relationships that put the Hoosiers in the mix, but IU joined the party late and Sallis’ recruitment includes a dozen top programs.

No. 15 (-2 spots) Aminu Mohammed The Hoosiers have been in the top tier of suitors for a while, but there is still a long way to go in Mohammed’s recruitment.  The 6-foot-4 shooting guard doesn’t plan to commit until late December or January.

No. 30 (+4 spots) Bryce Hopkins Indiana got a second bite at the apple when Hopkins’ decommitted from Louisville, but the talented Chicago area prospect seems destined to stay in the Bluegrass State — this time in Lexington.

No. 32 (+7 spots) Trey Kaufman The talented southern Indiana prospect is down to a final five that includes IU.  A fall decision seems likely at this point.

No. 67 ( – 3 spots) Mason Miller Indiana appears to be in a small group of favorites for Miller, but he has a foggy timeline and it isn’t clear what impact, if any, other forwards committing before him might have.

No. 79 (+17 spots) Jakai Robinson – Another prospect that Hunter has helped IU gain late traction with, the versatile Maryland based prospect made a nice move up the charts.

No. 94 (-12 spots) John Camden Although IU offered in the spring, it does not appear as though the Hoosiers are making a strong push here.

No. 96 (-1 spot) Blake Wesley The talented South Bend prospect included IU in his top 12 and could decide relatively soon.

No. 98 (unchanged) Miles Kelly Indiana has been in contact with the Georgia prospect, another long and skilled shooting guard that could fill needs in the class.

To see where IU’s class of 2021 targets landed in the most recent 247Sports rankings, GO HERE.


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