While Indiana has an unusual abundance of riches in the post now, that won’t last.
When head coach Archie Miller looks out to 2021, he sees a potential void in the “Big Ten” size that he finally has now.
The latest recruiting target on the radar to potentially step in is Canadian big man Javonte-Brown Ferguson.
The 6-foot-11 Brown-Ferguson announced an offer from Indiana on Thursday via Twitter:
— Javonte Brown-Ferguson (@lanxxjay) August 1, 2019
Brown-Ferguson has a Kansas offer, and he has talked to that school and others about a potential reclassification into the class of 2020 according to this 247Sports report ($).
Brown-Ferguson plays for Canada Elite on the Under Armour AAU Circuit and high school basketball in Baltimore at Mount St. Joseph,
247Sports’ Evan Daniels recently provided this assessment of his game:
“Brown is an impressive post prospect who has a tremendous frame including very good size for the position, wide shoulders and long arms. He is a mobile kid who is a decent athlete and should only improve as he adds strength to a body that should be able to carry plenty of it. Brown has soft touch around the basket, while he has the physical tools to be a legitimate rim protector and area rebounder as he gains strength and experience. There is definitely a high upside here.”
In eleven games reported on the Under Armour site, Brown-Ferguson averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and .8 blocks in 19 minutes per game. He shot 53% from the field.
Other offers for Brown-Ferguson include UConn, Georgetown, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Providence, Seton Hall, Texas A&M and Wisconsin.
Brown Ferguson is the No. 104 ranked player in the 2021 class according to 247Sports, and the No. 13 center.
This video is a bit dated but will gave you some sense of Brown-Ferguson’s game.
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