IU basketball recruiting: Hoosiers offer 2024 wing Marcus Adams, Jr.

Indiana is getting involved with a fast-rising West Coast prospect.

Class of 2024 wing Marcus Adams, Jr. announced an offer from IU on his Twitter page on Wednesday evening.

According to some reports, Adams could be either a 2024 or 2023 option.  He’s originally in 2023, but has been discovered late and may attend prep school next year to continue his development.  He is currently listed by most national recruiting outlets as a 2024 prospect.

But his performance of late seems to be keeping 2023 in play.

The 6-foot-8 wing attends Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif. where he’s averaging around 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists this season.  He’s twice scored 50 points in a game during high school.

Adams is versatile scorer with some guard skills on the perimeter, but he also has a big frame he uses to score in the paint.

During the spring and summer Adams plays for the Compton Magic on the Adidas circuit.

Adams’ father, Marcus Sr., played at UNLV.

According to the On3 Consensus, Adams is a 3-star prospect, the No. 114 overall player in the 2024 class, and the No. 29 small forward.  With his recent high level play, Adams seems likely to move up further in the next round of rankings updates.

It’s worth noting that UCLA and USC join the Big Ten next year, so obviously the Big Ten will start to take on new meaning for West Coast prospects.

Adams recently named a list of his top five programs, but a wave offers since then indicates his recruitment is still wide open.  The top five he named were UCLA, Oregon, Syracuse, Mississippi State and Texas.  Despite reports earlier this month, he is not near a decision.

In addition to IU, Adams now high major offers from Kansas, Arkansas, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Syracuse, Washington State, Nebraska, Texas and Mississippi State.

For a complete look at Indiana’s offers and prospects, GO HERE.

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