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IU basketball recruiting: Hoosiers offer 2023 forward T.J. Power

T.J. Power has had high major offers and interest for a while.  But things went to another level during the first recruiting live period in early April.

After a repeat performance two weeks later, a new wave of offers and interest has followed.

Playing for Boston-based BABC on the Nike EYBL Circuit, the 6-foot-9 Power averaged 18.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting from three and added 8.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game in the northern Indianapolis suburbs two weeks ago.

Indiana has had coaches watching Power play this spring, and they jumped into the fray on Wednesday with an offer.

Power attends Worcester Academy, where he led the Hilltoppers to a 23-7 record and the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class AA tournament championship this past season. He averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game, and he tallied 26 points and 11 boards in Worcester’s 85-83 victory in the Class AA title game, earning tournament MVP honors.

“He’s a highly versatile player who can score at all three levels, tremendous rebounder, point-guard skills at 6-foot-9,” Worcester head coach Jamie Sullivan told The Daily Hoosier.  “He played one through five for us this year and has the ability to score, pass and rebound at a high level.”

Hailing from Shrewsbury, Mass., Power was the Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year following his junior season at Worcester.

Power’s versatility extends beyond the hardwood. He plays both basketball and baseball at Worcester, and he has the talent to play both sports at the next level.

“He’s a righthanded shooter and a lefthanded pitcher,” Sullivan said, adding that playing both sports in college is a possibility.

A transfer from St. John’s High in Shrewsbury, Mass., Power is a 4-star ranked No. 80 overall in the 2023 class according to the 247Sports Composite.  He is the No. 20 small forward according to that same service, although a rankings bump seems likely given his performance so far this spring.

In addition to IU, Power has reported offers from Virginia, Notre Dame, Xavier and USC over the last month.  They join Iowa, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Providence, Boston College, Georgetown, South Carolina, Penn State, Oklahoma, and Miami (Fla.) as the high majors that have offered to this point.

Sullivan expects the list of high profile programs interested in Power to continue to grow.

“You’re playing in the EYBL, you’re fourth or fifth in rebounding, you’re scoring 18-20 points a game, you’re 6-foot-9, you can bring the ball up, you can go up and get a defensive or offensive rebound, tip dunks and things like that, I mean you’d have to be kind of blind to not see it,” he said.

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