Class of 2024 guard Jaeden Mustaf is formally off the board.
The top-40 prospect announced on Thursday he will attend Georgia Tech.
Mustaf visited Indiana over the summer and the Hoosiers made his list of final schools.
Meanwhile, the recruitment of 5-star forward Asa Newell could be drifting away from IU as well.
ESPN college basketball recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi said in a Twitter post on Thursday Newell told him “he’s giving Texas, Gonzaga, Georgia, Auburn and Alabama a hard look.”
Newell took multiple visits to IU in 2022 but unlike Montverde Academy teammates Liam McNeeley and Derik Queen, he hasn’t returned. Newell has long been thought to favor Georgia, his hometown school where his brother plays. But he’s been taking visits elsewhere this summer.
Also of note on Thursday, Joe Tipton of On3 reported 2024 4-star wing Tyler Betsey cancelled an official visit to Duke scheduled for this weekend. That’s typically a sign a player is nearing a decision. Betsey has said he wants to announce a decision in October.
Betsey visited Indiana in June but there hasn’t been much noise involving the Hoosiers since. Rivals national recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy placed the Hoosiers fifth in a Wednesday article that predicted where Betsey could land. He named Cincinnati, Alabama and UConn as the likely top three.
Indiana appears to be focusing on a main five in the class of 2024 of Liam McNeeley, Derik Queen, Boogie Fland, Curtis Givens III, and Annor Boateng. The IU staff has had in person visits with the first four within the last week, and Boateng is scheduled to take an official visit to Bloomington in two weeks.
IU currently has no class of 2024 commits.
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