IU Basketball Recruiting: Hoosiers Offer 2022 Forward Alex Karaban

Indiana offered just its second scholarship in the class of 2022 this week when it extended an invite to Alex Karaban.

A 6-foot-8 small forward from the New Hampton School in New Hampshire, Karaban put together a strong sophomore season averaging 20 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.

Karaban announced the IU offer on his Twitter page on Tuesday night.

Karaban was the lone sophomore to be named 1st Team All-NEPSAC conference AAA & helped lead New Hampton to a NEPSAC Championship.  Karaban was the tournament MVP as New Hampton upset national powerhouse Brewster Academy.  Karaban joined four Brewster players, including former IU recruits Terrence Clarke and Matthew Cross on the all-conference team.

Indiana has a long history with the New Hampshire prep school.

In addition to class of 2013 Tom Crean recruit Noah Vonleh, Pat Knight ’90, Steve Hart ’93, Tom Coverdale ’99, and current IU assistant Mike Roberts ’00 all attended New Hampton before playing at Indiana.

New Hampton beat IU class of 2020 Jordan Geronimo’s St. Paul’s squad this year 71-63.  Geronimo had 23 points, 7 rebounds. 4 blocks, and 4 steals in that contest.

A native of Massachusetts, Karaban is not yet rated in the class of 2022 but should be when the next iteration of rankings comes out.  The versatile inside/out player can shoot threes and score in the paint.

Karaban also reports an offer from Providence, and his list of suitors should grow significantly over the spring and summer.  He will be playing for Expressions Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit whenever AAU play starts.

Below are highlights from Karaban’s sophomore season at New Hampton.

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