Session two of the July live window for NCAA basketball recruiting began on Wednesday. With the Nike EYBL formally wrapped up after the Peach Jam, action spreads out to multiple venues this week and weekend. With that the IU coaching staff is spread out all over the country.
We’ll use this post to monitor the activity of the IU coaching staff from Wednesday through Sunday to help give you a sense for where they are prioritizing their time as we hit the stretch run with the class of 2019.
While all of these events have teams from multiple recruiting classes, we’ll primarily focus on the class of 2019 unless otherwise noted.
This story will be updated periodically.
SUNDAY JULY 22
Archie Miller watching a new 2020 name to know.
From Brawl In The Ball: Archie Miller (IND), Chris Holtmann (OSU), and Tom Izzo (MSU), all watched 2020 four-star Zeb Jackson today.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) July 22, 2018
He also of course took in another of Trayce Jackson-Davis’ games:
@PlaymakerHoops outplayed a loaded Indy Heat team, winning 75-60. Wendell Green Jr. led with 16 points in front of Tom Izzo, Matt Painter, and Archie Miller. Playmakers had five players score in double figures.
— Dylan Backalar (@backalar) July 22, 2018
An IU assistant was also at the PSA Cardinals/NY Jayhawks combine that included Cole Anthony.
Indiana university temple
— ProScholarsAthletics (@PSACardinals) July 22, 2018
SATURDAY JULY 21
Rivals reported Indiana assistants out in California at the Adidas event watching D1 Minnesota’s Ben Carlson among other players. Based on social media accounts this was IU’s Tom Ostrom. While there he was also able to take in some class of 2020 talent:
Has been a very strong day for Zach Loveday. Big man out of Ohio knows how to score around the basket. Head coaches from GW & Stanford along with assistants from Indiana, Illinois, Xavier, Ole Miss on hand for Loveday, Leal & Galloway
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) July 22, 2018
Separately, Rivals reported IU assistants watching Texas guard Jahmius Ramsey at an event in his home state.
If you are concerned about North Carolina entering the mix for Trayce Jackson-Davis, Roy Williams continues to not be in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’s been reported elsewhere all week.
Roy Williams is here at Best of the South watching E1T1. Tar Heels getting involved with 2019 PG Tre Mann @InsideCarolina
— HoopSeen (@hoopseen) July 21, 2018
Archie Miller watched Armaan Franklin, Brandon Newman and Tyler Beard:
All the schools coming to watch Meanstreets 2019 guards Armaan Franklin and Brandon Newman — Purdue, Indiana, Xavier, Ohio State, etc. — are getting eyes on 2020 PG Tyler Beard, too. I don’t see Iowa here, but it had a regular presence at his games the first two days.
— Matthew Bain (@MatthewBain_) July 20, 2018
FRIDAY JULY 20
Indiana coach Archie Miller has jetted back to the Midwest to watch Trayce Jackson-Davis in Grand Rapids. This location should give Miller the chance to watch other 2019 targets including Samari Curtis. Also in Grand Rapids are all the other Indy Heat teams including the 2021 squad that includes Jalen Blackmon, Pierce Thomas and Caleb Furst.
Indiana coach Archie Miller also here in Grand Rapids
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) July 20, 2018
Miller is taking the opportunity to take in some of the younger talent in Grand Rapids.
Matt Painter and Archie Miller are watching Kamari Lands, Jaden Ivey and Indy Heat 2020 vs. the Goonies.
— Trevor Andershock (@INBBallSource) July 20, 2018
Two really well planned stops by Miller in California and Michigan with the opportunity to really establish roots with the younger in-state talent. Inside out in progress.
Archie Miller, Matt Painter, and LaVall Jordan are watching Caleb Furst and Indy Heat 2021.
— Trevor Andershock (@INBBallSource) July 20, 2018
THURSDAY JULY 19
Early reports from Thursday have Archie Miller still in California at the Adidas Summer Championships. Once again he is watching two players where there is at least a perception that IU has work to do — Trendon Watford and Kira Lewis.
Penny Hardaway, Archie Miller, Kansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Iowa State, TCU, Florida State among those on hand for James Wiseman, Trendon Watford and Kira Lewis
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) July 19, 2018
Per a source Miller again watched the Indiana Elite 2020 team while in California.
Indiana coaches were also watching Tre Mann, who recently reopened his recruitment.
North Carolina, Indiana, LSU, Tennessee, NC St, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Miami, Houston, Iowa St, Arkansas among those for @reale1t1 vs Team EAT @DK_COOP #Super6Showcase pic.twitter.com/mLq9NFjnIt
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) July 19, 2018
Multiple social media photos show IU assistant coach Ed Schilling in the stands in Milwaukee both today and yesterday. As we mentioned yesterday, Harlond Beverly, Ethan Morton, Armaan Franklin and Brandon Newman are all playing there along with other prospects.
Rivals reported that Miller remained in Southern California through the evening, taking in another of D1 Minnesota’s games featuring Matthew Hurt and Zeke Nnaji.
WEDNESDAY JULY 18
Archie Miller started the second live period in California at the Adidas event. It is instructive that Miller was there watching a D1 Minnesota team that includes Matthew Hurt and Zeke Nnaji. It isn’t clear that IU is in a strong position with either player, but noteworthy that Miller is putting in the effort.
Watching D1 Minnesota 17s tonight: Kyle Lindsted of Minnesota, Tim Miles of Nebraska, Coach K of Duke, Roy Williams of UNC, Archie Miller of Indiana, David Richman of NDSU, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Texas, UCLA, Arizona, Wisconsin, Utah St, Air Force, Richmond, Drake, etc
— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) July 19, 2018
Miller was able to multi-task while there, which likely influenced his thinking. Also at the same Adidas venue is an Indiana Elite team that includes class of 2020 in-state prospects Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway, Tre Coleman, Mabor Majak and others. A source tells us that Miller watched this team as well.
A top Indiana class of 2021 team is also in California. That is the team that features Khristian Lander and a host of other in-state stars. With all of these teams in the Golden State, it makes sense why Miller started here.
Separately, Rivals reported that at least one Indiana coach was in Milwaukee watching Michigan guard Harlond Beverly, and Pennsylvania class of 2020 guard Ethan Morton.
Also playing in Milwaukee are the MeanStreets duo of Armaan Franklin and Brandon Newman.
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