With De’Ron Davis and Joey Brunk only around for one and two more years, respectively, Indiana is going to need to reload size down the road.
Archie Miller has gone back to a familiar AAU program to potentially find his next center.
IU offered class of 2021 big man Franck Kepnang on Wednesday.
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) July 18, 2019
A high four-star recruit, Kepnang is rated as the No. 24 player in the class of 2021 overall, and the No. 3 center nationally according to the 247Sports Composite.
The Norristown, Pennsylvania native is at least the fifth player on the PSA Cardinals AAU program that Indiana shown interest in, including recently offered point guard Hassan Diarra.
Kepnang also hails from the same high school program (Westtown) that produced Jake Forrester, who transferred out of the IU program after his 2018-19 freshman season.
Playing up a year for the U17 PSA Cardinals, Kepnang played 16.2 minutes per game this spring and summer on the Nike EYBL. He averaged 5.6 points per game on 52.8% shooting from the field. He did not attempt a three-point shot.
As a rim protector, Kepnang added two blocks per game and had two games during last week’s Peach Jam with six blocks.
Kepnang holds offers from a number of power five schools including Syracuse, UConn, Pittsburgh and UCLA.
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