The first live recruiting period of 2023 brought a new offer from the IU basketball staff.
Class of 2024 shooting guard Austin Swartz reported an offer from Indiana on Saturday evening on his Twitter page.
The North Carolina based product had a standout weekend that caught Indiana’s eye.
Swartz averaged 24.3 points on 50 percent shooting from three in three Nike EYBL games on Friday and Saturday. He made 12-of-24 from long range during those contests.
He plays for the Boo Williams AAU program and teams with fellow IU target Jaeden Mustaf. The pair play well together as Swartz finds openings off Mustaf’s elite ability to get to the rim, and he can score inside and out off of those opportunities. Mustaf is planning to visit IU in June, and now Indiana will try to get Swartz to do the same.
Indiana assistant coach Kenya Hunter watched the pair all weekend, which led to the offer. Swartz told The Daily Hoosier he first heard from IU after a 29-point outburst on Friday evening in front of Hunter.
The 6-foot-5 Swartz is a 4-star according to the On3 Consensus. Right now he’s rated the No. 96 overall player in the 2024 class and the No. 21 shooting guard according to that service, but expect moves up the rankings. He attends Cannon School in Concord, N.C. Swartz played point guard this past season, so he has ability as a primary ball handler as well.
In total Swartz has over 20 offers. Tennessee, Georgia, NC State and Clemson are some of the main schools that have been involved for a while and will have to be overcome by Indiana. Swartz was one of the hottest names over the weekend, and he also got other high major offers in the last couple days.
Big time performance from 2024 Austin Swartz Vs Indy Gym Rats in Game (1) 29pts 4rbs— Boo Williams (@BooWilliamsAAU) April 22, 2023
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