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UPDATED: July Live Period II — Tracking the Indiana Basketball Coaches

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.

He also of course took in another of Trayce Jackson-Davis’ games:

An IU assistant was also at the PSA Cardinals/NY Jayhawks combine that included Cole Anthony.

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:

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.

Archie Miller watched Armaan Franklin, Brandon Newman and Tyler Beard:

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.

Miller is taking the opportunity to take in some of the younger talent in Grand Rapids.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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