It is a popular refrain in the Indiana fan base that the team needs to add more proven shooters to its roster.
One class of 2021 shooting guard that checks that box is Chicago area product Louis Lesmond.
The 6-foot-5 Lesmond averaged 16.5 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists during the 2019-20 season for Notre Dame High School in Niles, Ill.
Best known as a shooter, Lesmond made 44% from beyond the arc and 54.1% of his shots overall.
IU has been in communication with Lesmond going back to last summer, and multiple reports had Indiana head coach Archie Miller and assistant Tom Ostrom most recently in Chicago on Valentine’s Day to watch him play.
Lesmond helped lead Niles Notre Dame to a 29-5 record and he was named first team all-state in Class 3A by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Indiana has not offered a scholarship to Lesmond to this point as the IU staff was planning to watch him more during the AAU season. Last season Lesmond played for the Illinois Wolves on the Under Armour Circuit.
A native of France, Lesmond’s father David Lesmond played at Purdue in the ’90s.
Lesmond is a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports. He is rated as the No. 76 player overall in the 2021 class and the No. 16 shooting guard.
Lesmond has received offers from Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Dayton, Xavier, Loyola Chicago and numerous others.
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