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IU Basketball Recruiting: Class of 2021 Big Board

Since there aren’t any spring recruiting evaluation periods to wait on, it is time to go ahead and take a closer look at Indiana’s top targets on its class of 2021 recruiting board with an eye towards who might land in Bloomington.

With Justin Smith, Al Durham and Joey Brunk all set to graduate after the 2020-21 season, the Hoosiers should have three openings to fill in the class.  But obviously a lively transfer market makes that a fluid situation, and the potential for a player like Trayce Jackson-Davis to leave early for the NBA also looms.

With so much of Indiana’s front court going out the door in a year, obviously replenishing there is a priority.  Today we take our first look at the class of 2021 in order of likelihood of an Indiana commitment.  This board will be maintained on our drop down menu and updated periodically.

2021 Team Class Rankings:

2021 IU Commits

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Lander is a 6-foot-2 point guard from Evansville, Indiana.  The Hoosiers offered in September of 2018 and Lander committed in February of 2020.

(Lander is has reclassified into the class of 2020)

Hometown – Evansville, Ind.
Position – Point guard
Height – 6-foot-2
Weight – 165
AAU – Indy Heat (Nike)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 5-star

Credit – Cincinnati Enquirer

Duncomb is a 6-foot-9 center from Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Hoosiers offered in July, 2019 and Duncomb committed in April, 2020.

Hometown – Cincinnati, Ohio
Position – Center
Height – 6-foot-9
Weight – 240
AAU – Indiana Elite (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 106)

2021 Offers (in order of likelihood of an IU commitment)

Photo Credit – Trey Kaufman, News and Tribune

Kaufman is a 6-foot-8 forward from Sellersburg, Indiana.  The Hoosiers offered in June, 2019.

Hometown – Sellersburg, Ind.
Position – Wing / Power forward
Height – 6-foot-8
Weight – 210
AAU – Indiana Elite (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 72)
Top Competition – Louisville, Xavier, Purdue

Junior stats:  25.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.6 bpg, 1.1 spg, 64% FG, 40% 3FG, 75% FT

Kaufman visited Indiana several times this winter and the Hoosiers are as strong as anyone with the in-state product.

Mohammed is a 6-foot-4 guard from Washington, D.C. that plays high school in Missouri.  The Hoosiers offered in July, 2019.

Hometown – Washington, D.C.
Position – Shooting guard / Wing
Height – 6-foot-4
Weight – 180
AAU – Boo Williams (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 5-star (No. 14)
Top Competition – Louisville, Maryland

Junior stats:  34.8 ppg, 15.6 rpg, 57.6% FG, 32% 3FG, 71% FT

Mohammed visited for a game this winter and he intends to take an official visit this spring.

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Miller is a 6-foot-9 small/power forward from Memphis.

Hometown – Germantown, Tenn.
Position – Small/Power Forward
Height – 6-foot-9
Weight – 180
AAU – Hoop City (Adidas Gauntlet)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 58)
Top Competition – Ohio State, Creighton, Memphis, Florida

Junior stats:  Unavailable

Miller is the son of former NBA player Mike Miller, who has a relationship with IU assistant Tom Ostrom.

Credit – Michael Caterina / South Bend Tribune.

Wesley is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from South Bend, Indiana.  The Hoosiers offered in July, 2019.

Hometown – South Bend, Ind.
Position – Shooting guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 170
AAU – Indy Heat (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 91)
Top Competition – Notre Dame, Purdue, Louisville, Butler

Junior stats:  Wesley averaged around 26 points per game to lead the South Bend area.

Wesley took an official visit in November.

Credit – City of Basketball Love

Longino is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from the Philadelphia area.  The Hoosiers offered in April, 2020.

Hometown – Fort Washington, Penn.
Position – Shooting guard
Height – 6-foot-4
Weight – 175
AAU – Philly Pride (UAA)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 61)
Top Competition – Villanova, Penn State, Florida, Rhode Island

Indiana has been in contact with Longino since 2019.

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Camden is a 6-foot-7 small forward from Wayne, Pennsylvania.  The Hoosiers offered in May, 2020.

Hometown – Wayne, Pennsylania
Position – Wing
Height – 6-foot-7
Weight – 180
AAU – Team Final (Nike
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 102)
Top Competition – Villanova, Florida, Miami, Penn State, Syracuse

Junior stats:  15.8 ppg, 72 thee-pointers made

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Patterson is a 6-foot-8 forward from Somerset, New Jersey.  The Hoosiers offered in June, 2019.

Hometown – Somerset, N.J.
Position – Wing
Height – 6-foot-8
Weight – 180
AAU – Team Rio (Under Armour)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 38)
Top Competition – Villanova, Florida, Auburn, UConn

Junior stats:  19.8 ppg, 10.1 rpg

Patterson took an official visit in the fall.

Kepnang is a 6-foot-11 center from the Philadelphia area.  The Hoosiers offered in July, 2019.

Hometown – Norristown, Penn.
Position – Center
Height – 6-foot-11
Weight – 220
AAU – PSA Cardinals (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 24)
Top Competition – Several/unclear

Kepnang’s recruitment has been relatively quiet.  He could reclassify into the class of 2020.

Whitt is a 6-foot-3 point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina.  Indiana offered in August, 2019.

Hometown – Raleigh, N.C.
Position – Point guard
Height – 6-foot-3
Weight – 170
AAU – Team Thad (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 74)
Top Competition – Virginia Tech, Boston College, NC State, Nebraska, Ohio State

Junior stats:  Averaged close to 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists during his junior season.

Whitt visited in February.  Lander’s commitment will likely push him in a different direction.

Other Offered Players

  • Max Christie

Other Prospects to Watch

  • Louis Lesmond, Evanston, Illinois (Niles Notre Dame). 6-foot-5 Shooting Guard.
  • Brooks Barhnizer, Lafayette, Indiana, (Jefferson).  6-foot-6 Forward.
  • D.J. Hughes, Indianapolis, Indiana (Lawrence North).  6-foot-7 Forward.
  • Johnathan Lawson, Memphis, Tennessee (Wooddale). 6-foot-7 Forward.
  • Jahmai Mashack, Rancho Cucamonga, California (Etiwanda). 6-foot-3 Shooting Guard.
  • Nate Johnson, Middletown, Ohio (Lakota East).  6-foot-3 Point Guard.
  • Kuluel Mading, High Point, North Carolina (Burlington). 6-foot-10 Forward.
  • Jaylen Blakes, Blairstown, New Jersey (Blair Academy). 6-foot-2 Guard.
  • Khalil Brantley, Brooklyn, New York (Boys and Girls). 6-foot Point Guard.

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