ROCK HILL, S.C. — Several IU basketball targets were in action on Thursday at the Adidas 3SSB Championships, and The Daily Hoosier was there to found out the latest on the recruitments of Indiana’s main targets on that circuit.
2024 4-star guard Travis Perry is in the same boat as most of IU’s targets in the rising senior class. A hectic spring and summer full of travel and a different event almost every weekend has made it difficult to focus much on recruiting, much less take any visits.
The 6-foot-2 Kentucky product says the plan is to narrow things down and schedule visits after the July live recruiting periods are over. Look for Perry to announce a top group of schools and schedule senior year official visits in the coming weeks.
While he said he doesn’t have anything scheduled yet, Perry mentioned Cincinnati, Purdue, Michigan, Ole Miss and Indiana as schools he might want to visit.
Perry says he doesn’t have a specific timeline in mind for reaching a college decision.
There were reports a few weeks ago indicating 2024 5-star center Flory Bidunga was going to take an official visit to Indiana before announcing his college decision.
Now that isn’t so clear. Bidunga told The Daily Hoosier on Thursday he’s still in contact with IU, and he speaks highly of the staff. But that visit?
“If I have time, for sure,” Bidunga said.
Time is of the essence when it comes to Bidunga, who says he wants to announce a college decision before school starts at Kokomo H.S. on August 2.
“It’s coming up quick,” Bidunga said of his timeline, although he added he won’t rush it.
Kansas, Michigan, and Auburn all had head coaches watching Bidunga on Thursday in Rock Hill. Those three, along with Duke, might just be the main contenders. It doesn’t seem right to say Indiana is out of the picture just yet, but they seem like a longshot at this point.
“I like that coaching staff, and they’ve been there for me,” Bidunga said of Indiana on Thursday.
We’ll see if IU sends more coaches to watch Bidunga this weekend in Rock Hill. Recruiting Director Jordan Hulls was the only person from the program there on Thursday. Bidunga is teammates with Perry on Indiana Elite’s 2024 team.
Just as a fun side note, the 6-foot-9 Bidunga says he is going to play striker on the Kokomo soccer team this fall.
“I want to score some goals” he said.
The recruitment of 2024 wing V.J. Edgecombe has been a bit of a mystery to this point. And that’s mainly because he hasn’t really started to narrow things down at all.
“I can’t tell you right now to be honest,” Edgecombe said on Thursday when asked about making a list cut. “I’m still playing it out. My recruitment is still open, and I’m just still trying to find the right school for me.”
Edgecombe says he doesn’t have any visits scheduled right now. He has seen both Duke and UConn offer him in just the last week, and they join a loaded recruitment that includes Villanova, Alabama and many other high majors.
The Bahamas native attends Lutheran Long Island H.S. in New York, where he was the NIBC player of the year as a junior while competing against the top high school talent in the country.
According to the On3 Industry Average, Edgecombe is the No. 16 player in the 2024 class. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard says he’s building a good relationship with IU coach Mike Woodson and his staff.
“I know they have a crazy fan base, one of the biggest fan bases in college basketball,” Edgecombe told The Daily Hoosier about Indiana. “They are a good program, they develop their players, and they play hard.”
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