Duncomb battling with Purdue's Caleb first prior to their senior year of high school. Photo by Mike Schumann / The Daily Hoosier

IU basketball recruiting: Where Indiana’s targets and commits landed in latest 247Sports 2021 rankings

Recruiting site 247Sports has updated its rankings for the basketball class of 2021.

Indiana has at least seven active recruitments ongoing in the class, and one commitment.  Below we summarize where each player stands in the latest rankings along with some updated commentary on their recruitment as it relates to IU.

After a summer where there was little to no competitive AAU basketball around the country, the rankings probably carry less significance than normal.  But the update still serves as a good opportunity to check in on where things stand with IU’s top targets, and how each player has developed and is currently viewed against their peers.

Here are the latest rankings.

No. 6 – Hunter Sallis (+ 19 spots / 5-star) – Indiana’s latest class of 2021 offer recipient is the highest ranked IU target on the board.  Sallis holds the same spot that Romeo Langford claimed in the 2018 class.  And with that lofty status, all of the usual suspect top powers are involved.  New assistant coach Kenya Hunter was able to get IU into mix, but he’ll have his work cut out for him in trying to bring Sallis to Bloomington.

No. 17 – Aminu Mohammed (-1 spot / 5-star) – Mohammed earned a fifth star from 247 while dropping a spot in the rankings.  Hunter has already spoken to Mohammed as Indiana looks to continue its strong push despite the departure of assistant coach Bruiser Flint.  Mohammed continues to be on a December or January decision timeline with IU one of the top contenders.

No. 31- Trey Kaufman (+9 spots / 4-star) – Kaufman made clear strides with his athleticism this summer, and a strong showing in his final AAU action against the Indy Heat no doubt helped push him up the rankings.  Indiana is in as good of a spot as anyone for Kaufman, who continues to consider Purdue, North Carolina and Virginia.

No. 39 – Bryce Hopkins (+2 spots / 4-star) – Hopkins recently cut his list to nine schools after decommitting from Louisville.  While the Hoosiers are in the hunt, the near consensus view is that Kentucky is the team to beat.

No. 61 – Jakai Robinson (+1 spot / 4-star) – Likely a new name to Indiana fans, the Hoosiers are in the mix due to new assistant Kenya Hunter.  247Sports’ Brian Snow appears to be the first to report this.  Robinson is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Maryland.

No. 63 – Logan Duncomb (+12 spots / 4-star) – Duncomb accounted for himself very well this summer, including a standout performance at The Battle of the Brands in August.  The lone IU class of 2021 commit appears to be on track for a solid college career in Bloomington.

No. 64 – Mason Miller (-12 spots / 4-star) – The Memphis based Miller appears to still be considering IU, Creighton and Ohio State as his top three schools based on multiple recent reports.  That has been the case for several months.  His length and ability as a perimeter shooter make him an appealing fit for Indiana.  As 6-foot-8-ish forwards, it isn’t clear whether Miller and Kaufman would both be willing to commit to Indiana.

No. 112 – Blake Wesley (-16 spots / 4-star) – Although Wesley dropped in these rankings, he is a player with a very high ceiling.  With high level length and athleticism for a guard, Wesley is elite in transition and has the foundation to become really good at several other aspects of the game.  Indiana recently made his top-12, with a decision expected in the fall.

To see the complete 247Sports’ 2021 rankings, go here.

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