June 15 always brings a wave of activity to the phones of rising juniors. The date marks the first time college coaches can directly contact incoming high school junior prospects, and it typically results in the emergence of few new names on the radar of the IU basketball staff.
Of course the players Indiana had already offered heard from the staff this week, including Derik Queen, Liam McNeeley, William Jobe, Asa Newell, Raleigh Burgess, Boogie Fland, Yves Missi and others.
There is no doubt, these are incomplete list and many others likely also heard from the staff this week.
And there were also a few new names that surfaced over the last couple days.
Jahki Howard is a top-20, 6-foot-6 five-star who plays for Donda Academy in California but is originally from assistant coach Yasir Rosemond’s area in Georgia. He projects as the modern wing with length, three-level scoring ability and athleticism. Howard has multiple high major offers, with Kansas being one of the more recent.
Kyle Green is a top-100 6-foot-3 point guard out of South Carolina. The Pace Academy (Atlanta) product has several high major offers. Again given the area, this is likely another prospect Rosemond is taking the lead on.
Labaron Philon doesn’t appear in the rankings, but the 6-foot-3 point guard out of Mobile, Ala. just received an offer from Kansas, so you can see where this is going. Philon was Alabama’s Class 7A Player of the Year in leading Baker High School to a runnerup finish in the state playoffs.
Royce Parham is a 6-foot-8 Pittsburgh, Pa. forward with offers from Pitt, Penn State and others. He is not currently ranked but that should change with the next round of updates. Assistant coach Brian Walsh typically covers Pennsylvania for IU.
You can always see a current listing of IU’s 2023 through 2025 prospects RIGHT HERE. That page is bookmarked under Recruiting drop down menu.
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