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IU basketball recruiting: Hoosiers offer class of 2022 top-40 guard Jalen Hood-Schifino

Indiana’s class of 2022 priority targets continue to emerge.

IU head coach Archie Miller offered top-40 guard Jordan Hood-Schifino on Wednesday.

Hood-Schifino announced the offer on his Instagram page.

Hood-Schifino originally committed to Pittsburgh in December, 2019, but backed out this summer.  As with Miller and new assistant Kenya Hunter, Hood-Schifino is from the Pittsburgh area.

The 6-foot-5 Hood-Schifino is still being recruited by Pittsburgh along with Kansas, Florida and others.  Prior to committing to Pittsburgh, Hood-Schifino had offers from Florida, Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Wichita State, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Illinois and Charlotte.

Although he is a Pittsburgh native, Hood-Schifino transferred to Charlotte (N.C.) Combine Academy in 2019 and then to Montverde Academy in Florida in 2020.  Montverde plays a national schedule and went 25-0 last season.

As a sophomore, Hood-Schifino averaged 15.6 points, 6.0 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game at the Combine Academy.

Hood-Schifino is the No. 33 player overall in the class of 2022 according to he 247Sports Composite, and the No. 6 combo guard.

Although he is listed as a combo or shooting guard by the recruiting sites, Hood-Schifino considers himself a big point guard.  He combines that size with the high level skill and athleticism to make him an elite prospect.  Hood-Schifino has a quick and high release on his jump shot, a strong off hand, and a soft touch around the basket.

For AAU, Hood-Schifino plays for the Nike EYBL CP3 program.  He has been a regular at Team USA events, most recently at the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.

To see all of Indiana’s 2021 through 2023 prospects, GO HERE.

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