IU basketball: Where Indiana’s targets and prospects landed in 247Sports’ class of 2022 rankings

National recruiting service 247Sports released their latest class of 2022 basketball recruiting rankings on Wednesday.

Below we highlight where Indiana targets and prospects landed in the updated look at the class that reflects some AAU summer evaluation as well as prioritization by college coaches.

The names mentioned below range from players that Indiana is keeping an eye on to those that they have offered and are recruiting heavily.

Note:  These are 247Sports’ own in-house rankings and not the industry aggregated 247Sports Composite.  To see the complete 247Sports’ 2022 rankings, GO HERE.

To compare to Rivals’ top 150 released in early June, GO HERE.

FIVE STARS

4. Chris Livingston (G), Akron, Ohio (offered)

Livingston has been a consensus top 10 player for a long time, and because of that it is reasonable to wonder if he will ever play college basketball.  He hasn’t given any indication which schools would be serious contenders if he does.

13. Skyy Clark (G), Brentwood, Tennessee (offered)

Indiana has a connection with Clark through former player A.J. Moye, but every top program is involved and Kentucky might be the team to beat.

15. Jalen Washington (F), Gary, Indiana (offered)

Despite playing very little basketball over the last two years, Washington remains in the top 20 and he is enjoying a national recruitment.  The five-star forward should be returning from a knee injury very soon.

Jalen Washington. Photo: Mike Schumann / The Daily Hoosier

21. Zion Cruz (G), Trenton, New Jersey (offered)

Indiana just offered Cruz last week.  If the Hoosiers are going to land a commitment from a top-25 out-of-state talent like Cruz they will have to do it against all of the top programs.

FOUR STARS

24. A.J. Casey (F), Chicago, Illinois (offered)

Probably the top player in the class based in Illinois, Casey has received several high major offers this spring and summer including Indiana.

30.  Justice Williams (G), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (offered)

Indiana continues to look for talent in the Philadelphia area under the direction of assistant coach Bruiser Flint.  Williams is the long, versatile guard that Archie Miller prizes.

33. De’Ante Green (F), Arden North Carolina

A fast rising star in the territory that Mike Roberts recruits, Green is a long and versatile forward.

34. M.J. Rice (F), North Carolina

Rice is another high level North Carolina product that Indiana is trying to get traction with.

36. Bruce Thornton (G), Alpharetta, Georgia (offered)

It is fair to say that Thornton is the top point guard target for IU in the 2022 class.

38. Kamari Lands (F), Indianapolis, Indiana

Lands is another high level player that to this point has had a relatively quiet recruitment.  The Indianapolis native attends La Lumiere in northern Indiana.

47.  Joe Hurlburt (C), Enderlin, North Dakota

You don’t see many high level talents come out of North Dakota, but Hurlburt fits that description and Indiana is involved.

57.  Isaac McKneely (G), Poca, West Virginia

McKneely is perhaps the out-of-state player without an IU offer that the Hoosiers are in contact with the most.  He also visited IU in December.

Via Isaac McKneely on Twitter

64.  Shawn Phillips (C), Dayton, Ohio (offered)

Phillips is making the move up to Michigan to join a prep team with the No. 1 player in the class, Michigan State commit Emoni Bates.  Phillips attended an IU game in January.

68.  Braden Huff (F), Carol Stream, Illinois

Huff is another Illinois based forward with length and versatility that has caught IU’s attention.

70.  Trejuan Holloman (G), Minneapolis, Minnesota

Holloman is another high end out-of-state point guard that the IU staff speaks with regularly.

81.  Kyle Filipowski (F), Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Filipowski was previously unranked.  Indiana has been in touch going back to last season.

86,  Alex Karaban (F), New Hampton, New Hampshire (offered)

Karaban was one of Indiana’s earliest 2022 offers and he continues to be a high priority prospect.

90.  Jaden Schutt (G), Yorkville, Illinois

Schutt is a prolific shooter with interest from just about everyone in the Big Ten.

100.  Avery Brown (G), Beacon Falls, Connecticut

Brown is a more traditional point guard with a pass first mentality.

104. D’Ante Davis (F), Indianapolis, Indiana (offered)

The Hoosiers are making Tae Davis, one of the top in-state players, a priority.

D’Ante Davis. Photo by Mike Schumann / The Daily Hoosier

110. Jameel Brown (G), Haverford, Pennsylvania 

Brown is flying under the radar a bit as he comes back from an injury.

THREE-STARS

113. Fletcher Loyer (G), Fort Wayne, Ind.

The newest in-state prospect on the radar, Loyer relocated from Michigan to northern Indiana this summer.

115. C.J. Gunn (G), Indianapolis, Indiana

Although IU hasn’t offered to this point, there is serious mutual interest in the Lawrence North high riser.

142. Will Lovings-Watts (G), Jeffersonville, Indiana

Lovings-Watts’ length and athleticism could ultimately land him on a high major roster.

146.  Trey Pettigrew (G), Oak Park, Illinois

Pettigrew already has a couple Big Ten offers with interest from several others.

WHO WAS LEFT OUT?

The 247 rankings were not kind to several in-state guards.

In-state point guards Leland Walker, Braden Smith and Tayshawn Comer were all left out.  In-state shooting guards Reggie Bass, Julian Norris and Peter Suder were not included either.

Out-of-state power forward Kyle Thomas, son of former IU player Daryl Thomas, was also not in the top 150.


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