Multiple IU basketball recruiting targets were on hand for Friday night Northern Illinois game

The timing for recruiting visits for college games was good on Friday as most high school seasons haven’t started and Indiana’s meeting with Northern Illinois fell on the weekend.

Those variables helped IU basketball secure visits from several recruiting targets for the Friday night contest vs. NIU.

Here is who The Daily Hoosier saw at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, all sitting directly behind the IU bench.

Gabe Cupps was on his fifth visit to Indiana in just the last few months based on our unofficial count.  The Ohio based class of 2023 point guard recently narrowed his list of suitors to Indiana, Ohio State and Stanford.  He could decide before the end of the calendar year, and the 6-foot-1 Cupps is intently focused on watching his finalists play.  Here is more background on Cupps.

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JQ Roberts is a local product, hailing from Bloomington North High School.  Indiana offered the 6-foot-7 Roberts a scholarship recently after he surged on the AAU circuit playing for Indiana Elite.  Another class of 2023 prospect, Roberts has been a regular visitor to the IU campus in recent months.  Here is more background.

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William Jobe is a Georgia forward with Indiana connections.  His father is originally from Indiana.  This is Jobe’s first visit to IU as a recruiting prospect.  He is known as a strong perimeter shooter with an improving overall game.  Here is more background on the 6-foot-10 class of 2024 stretch-four.

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C.J. Gunn also attended the game.  He is technically no longer a recruiting target after he signed his national letter of intent with Indiana earlier this week.  The 6-foot-5 class of 2022 shooting guard plays for Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.  Here is what IU head coach Mike Woodson said about Gunn earlier this week after he signed:

“C.J. is a local kid who has tremendous love for Indiana University,” Woodson said.  “He’s loyal and dedicated and will bring size and athleticism to the wing position. He comes from a very respected and winning high school program in Indiana and will be able to help us with his ability to play multiple positions. I think he, like the others, will have a real opportunity to grow and improve in our system. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with him when he gets to campus.”

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