During each of his first two years at Indiana, Mike Woodson has landed a high school recruit in the spring following a college coaching change.
Could he hit the trifecta in 2023?
Former Providence commit Garwey Dual is at least a name to know on the IU radar who fits that description. He was previously committed to Providence but reopened his recruitment after former Friars head coach Ed Cooley left for Georgetown.
247Sports national basketball analyst Travis Branham reported the news of Dual’s decision to open things back up. He said Georgetown, Cincinnati, St. John’s, Georgia, Houston, Seton Hall, Dayton, Indiana, DePaul, Ohio State, Butler, South Carolina, Texas, Louisville and N.C. State all reached out to Dual soon after reopened his recruitment.
Dual may be a familiar to name to many after he played for Carmel H.S. just north of Indianapolis during his 2021-22 high school season, and then played for the Indianapolis-based George Hill AAU program last summer.
The 6-foot-5 Dual shouldn’t be thought of as an in-state product, however. He came to Carmel from Texas before his junior season, and as a senior, Dual attended Southern California Academy.
According to the On3 Consensus, Dual is the No. 46 overall player in the class of 2023, and the No. 9 point guard.
It will be interesting to see how involved Indiana gets. Dual is best with the ball in his hands, and Indiana already projects to have two point guards on its roster next season in Xavier Johnson and Gabe Cupps, assuming Johnson gets a medical redshirt and decides to return.
But Dual has attributes that would be hard to pass up for an Indiana program that needs more dynamic athletes.
Dual has top tier change of direction ability off the bounce, to go with game changing speed and quickness on the offensive end. He is also elite on the ball as a defender. If Dual can develop a consistent jump shot, he is likely an NBA level talent.
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