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IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2023 four-star wing Jamie Kaiser has an IU official visit planned

Class of 2023 four-star wing Jamie Kaiser has an official visit planned to Indiana according to a report.

This is an update from what Kaiser has told The Daily Hoosier in multiple conversations this summer, as well as recent reporting by other outlets.

Previously the message from Kaiser was that he was planning to visit IU, or that he wanted to.  But in a report by On3’s Jamie Shaw published on Sunday, Kaiser said he actually has official visits to UCLA and Indiana scheduled.

“When we are out in California for Adidas, I am going to go to UCLA because it’s not that far,” Kaiser told Shaw. “I also have an official visit planned to Indiana. I wouldn’t mind seeing Stanford too.”

Kaiser was also a Division One football recruiting prospect, but chose to focus on basketball this spring.  The results of that increased focus have been very good.  Kaiser has been one of the biggest stock-risers of the spring and summer.  He is currently ranked No. 38 by On3 and 75 by 247Sports.

6-foot-6 with guard skills, Kaiser has averaged 18 points per game on the Adidas circuit.

Previously, Kaiser told The Daily Hoosier what he knew about Indiana.

“It’s real historic. My dad used to live in Detroit and he was a big Isiah Thomas fan, so he kept me studying Isiah Thomas and I understand he went to Indiana and he won there,” Kaiser said.  “And then they had great guys come in from high school like Damon Bailey, and all those guys.”

Because of his football background and physical style, Kaiser and his father believe the Big Ten could be a good fit.

Indiana has been making Kaiser a priority target all spring and summer since they offered in May.  They had multiple coaches watching Kaiser and his teammates this week and weekend, including head coach Mike Woodson.  IU is also recruiting two of his 17u teammates, class of 2024 stars Khani Rooths and Jaeden Mustaf.  Kaiser noticed IU’s heavy emphasis on his games.

“They love me; I talk to them every day,” Kaiser told Shaw.  “You look over and see Coach Woody (Mike Woodson) sitting there watching. They are recruiting Jaeden (Mustaf) and Khani (Rooths) too. We all fit their type of playing style. It’s a pro-style system, and they recruit really well. They have been here every game, and I appreciate that.”

Kaiser and his New World AAU program advanced to the Adidas 3SSB championship game on Sunday in Rock Hill, S.C.

According to Shaw’s report, other blue bloods including North Carolina are taking a look at Kaiser.  Right now, the top schools involved other than IU are likely Maryland and Virginia.

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