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IU basketball recruiting: Indiana offers class of 2022 4-star center Ernest Udeh, Jr.

Indiana isn’t finished identifying prospects in the class of 2022.

On Tuesday morning the Hoosiers offered incoming senior big man Ernest Udeh, Jr. of Orlando, Fla.

Udeh announced the IU offer on his Twitter page.

The 6-foot-10 Udeh is currently ranked No. 113 overall in the class of 2022 according to the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 14 center in the class.  Udeh appears set to rise up those rankings in the coming months.

Just in the last two weeks he has received offers from Indiana, Kansas, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, Stanford and Miami, Fla.  In addition, Udeh has offers from Creighton, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Temple, Florida and others.

Udeh generated substantial buzz at a highly competitive event in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, and yesterday, 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins wrote this about Udeh after watching him at an event in Georgia.

“I am 100 percent certain that no coach in attendance would argue with me when I say that Ernest Udeh was the best prospect in the gym this weekend. A high major coach I spoke with even validated it,” Jenkins wrote.

Indiana coaches were reported to be at the same event where Jenkins watched Udeh this weekend.

Rivals national analyst Dan McDonald was similarly effusive in his praise for Udeh in a recent article.

“Udeh has already started to ascend up recruiting boards, and that should continue through June and July. He’s a strong, explosive athlete that both protects the rim on defense and tries to rip the rim down with dunks every time he’s in the paint on offense,” McDonald wrote.  “His aggressive disposition and his willingness to work on his game and be coachable will take him a long way. Creighton, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Miami, Ole Miss and Seton Hall jumped in already with offers. Don’t be surprised if he surges up the rankings this summer and finishes with over 20 scholarships offers.”

Udeh attends Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando.  He averaged around 10 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior there.  For AAU he plays for Southeast Elite.

To see The Daily Hoosier’s regularly updated class of 2022 hot board, GO HERE.


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