Class of 2024 5-star big man Derik Queen will make a return visit to Indiana.
Queen will come to Bloomington Sept. 8-10, The Daily Hoosier confirmed with his AAU coach. The Indiana 247Sports site reported the news first.
That’s the same weekend Queen’s class of 2024 5-star high school teammate Liam McNeeley will visit Indiana. The Montverde Academy products also visited IU the same weekend a year ago in September.
When Queen and McNeeley visited last year they were hosted by former Montverde products Jalen Hood-Schifino and Malik Reneau. Queen was teammates with both players during the 2021-22 season at Montverde.
“The (IU) coaches, they welcomed me as a family, we talked, we made jokes,” Queen told The Daily Hoosier when asked what stood out about his time in Bloomington. “My old teammates (Reneau and Hood-Schifino) were telling me how good it is, and they like the coaches.”
Originally from Baltimore, Queen is a 5-star prospect in the rising senior class. He’s the No. 11 overall player in the 2024 class according to the On3 industry average, and the No. 2 power forward. Playing for Maryland based Team Thrill, Queen was one of the top players throughout the spring and summer on the UAA Circuit.
The 6-foot-9 Queen has not named top schools to this point, and no other visits have been announced. Maryland, Kansas and LSU are some of the main schools involved in his recruitment.
Queen is the third 2024 prospect to schedule a senior year official visit to IU. Joining him and McNeeley will be shooting guard Austin Swartz on Aug 18-20. IU also had visits in the last two months from top-40 rising seniors Jaeden Mustaf, Boogie Fland and Tyler Betsey.
For a complete look at IU’s main 2024 recruiting targets, with scheduled visits, top schools, highlights and links to recruiting updates, GO HERE.
You can watch recent highlights from Queen at the NBPA top-100 camp below.
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