With three commitments in the 2020 class all in the 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-6 range, and all playing the shooting guard/wing positions, the clear emphasis for the remainder of the group has to be either a point guard and/or big men.
Andre Curbelo is someone that Indiana has been watching and in contact with for a couple months.
According to Andrew Slater on Twitter, the IU coaching staff has extended an offer to the Puerto Rico product.
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) September 5, 2019
Rated as the No. 7 point guard nationally in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite, Curbelo plays high school basketball at Long Island Lutheran — the same program that produced current IU guard Devonte Green.
The 6-foot Curbelo averaged 16.2 points, 8.1 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 4.1 steals per game to lead Long Island Lutheran to the New York state federation Class AA Tournament of Champions title according to Max Preps.
A point guard in the truest sense, Curbelo was among the leaders in assists on the Adidas Gauntlet AAU circuit throughout the spring and summer.
Overall during AAU play, Curbelo averaged 16.7 points per game while shooting 52.9% from the field for the New York Jayhawks in 24.4 minutes of action per contest. He only attempted 14 three-pointers in 15 games, making three.
Curbelo has added 5.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 turnovers and 1.3 steals per contest on the Adidas circuit.
After a particularly strong showing at the Adidas Summer Championships in July, a national 247Sports report gave this evaluation of Curbelo:
There might not be a more impressive passer in the class of 2020 than Curbelo. The native of Puerto Rico simply sees things on the court that most point guards don’t, and then not only does he see things, but he is also able to make the pass. Curbelo isn’t an elite athlete with elite burst, but he does have a major ability to get into the lane, and he is so adept at changing speeds that he keeps defenders off balance. He shoots it well enough to keep people honest, but it is his feel for the game and playmaking ability that stand out at the highest level. Curbelo is one of the more mature floor generals, and someone who should be a staple in a college backcourt for a long time to come.
Curbelo is ranked No. 52 overall in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite. He has dozens of Division One offers including Kansas, Louisville, St. John’s, Illinois, Texas Tech, Pittsburgh, Florida, Providence and West Virginia.
Curbelo has told the recruiting service sites that he will start scheduling visits in September.
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