Class of 2024 5-star point guard Boogie Fland arrives in Bloomington on Tuesday evening for a junior year official visit.
Below are the key things to know about Fland during his three-day stay at Indiana.
Status — OFFERED (April, 2022)
Class – 2024
Hometown – New York, N.Y.
School – Archbishop Stepinac H.S. (White Plains, N.Y.)
Position – Point Guard
Height – 6-foot-2
Weight – 165
AAU – PSA Cardinals (Nike EYBL)
On3 Industry Average Ranking – 5-star (No. 7 overall in nation, No. 1 point guard), consensus top-15
Top Schools — Fland has not named a list of top schools, but Indiana’s primary competition appears to be Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, UConn, Alabama, and Oregon.
Other visits — Fland previously visited North Carolina and Michigan. He plans to visit Kentucky, Alabama, Oregon and UConn.
Timeline — Fland has not stated a commitment timeline.
Indiana Connections — This is an all hands on deck effort by the IU staff, with assistant Kenya Hunter leading the way. Graduate assistant Isaac Green was formerly part of the PSA Cardinals EYBL program. That program also produced former IU big man Thomas Bryant.
Pedigree — Several of Fland’s family members played prep basketball in New York.
The Nickname — Fland’s given name is Johnuel. The nickname “Boogie” comes from his dance moves as a young boy.
The Numbers — He averaged 18.1 points and 3.7 assists with 62 made threes as a junior for Stepinac. On the Nike EYBL this spring, Fland is averaging 15 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He’s shooting 43.5 percent from the field overall, 33.3 percent from three, and 77.5 percent from the line.
““Boogie Fland plays with a New York flair. He has a good handle and is able to shoot the ball from each level. He has deep range off the bounce and will pull up if you give him an inch. He sees the floor well, gets his teammates in evolved, and takes care of the ball, valuing possessions. There is a floater game in there as well, with a one and two dribble pull-up. He will need to continue getting stronger, and he is a solid athlete and has average length. The confidence is sky-high, and the skill set is obvious. He has a comfort playing on the ball or off the ball in a two-guard lineup. Never afraid of the spotlight. Charismatic.”
“I shoot very well, I’m a good ball-handler, a good PG, I get everybody involved, I’m unselfish, I love to pass and get my teammates involved. One thing I feel like I need to work on is my leadership. I want to develop that leadership role, that CP3 role. Like when you say something to your team they hear you. I feel like I’m a great defender and rebounding guard. I get that a lot. I do whatever is necessary to win. Whatever role the coach needs me to do, that’s what I’ll do.”
“I like what they (Indiana) did with him (Jalen Hood-Schifino),” Fland told The Daily Hoosier. “They put him in the draft. They play my style, and I like their player development.”
“They’re a winning program. … They check in with me every day to see how things are going. And not just on the basketball side; they care about me as a person.”
“I will be looking at overall play style, energy in the locker room and education,” he added. “I want to do entrepreneurship and tech in college so I’m taking that into consideration as well. I’m not just worried about on the court but off the court as well.”
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