The last major week of the shoe circuit AAU events has brought several updates on IU basketball’s main recruiting targets in the class of 2024.
The overarching theme right now when it comes to IU’s main 2024 recruiting targets is that they are only just now starting to narrow down their recruitments. But they are all rapidly approaching list cutting and senior year official visit mode.
Various reports had the full IU staff out this week watching all of their main 2024 targets. Here’s a roundup of national news stories on several of Indiana’s top targets.
Class of 2024 5-star forward Asa Newell has visited IU multiple times. The common view is that Georgia is very strong in his recruitment. But Newell said in a national update by 247Sports’ Brandon Jenkins he is considering scheduling three more official visits with Alabama, Gonzaga, and Texas.
Newell shared with Jenkins his latest view on Indiana.
“They have been showing a lot of love,” Newell told Jenkins. “Mike Woodson was in the NBA and I love their attention to detail with Jalen Hood-Schifino. It is really a basketball school with a lot of culture. So being in that environment is going to push me to be the best.”
Newell told Jenkins he will probably release a top five list before school starts in August.
Indiana is still in contention for the No. 1 player in the entire 2024 class, New Jersey based combo guard Dylan Harper. The 6-foot-5 Harper is down to a final five of Rutgers, Duke, Indiana, Auburn and Kansas.
Harper spoke with 247Sports’ Travis Branham about his timeline.
“Probably some time after this (Nike EYBL circuit finale event Peach Jam) or during the high school season,” Harper told Branham of when he could decide on a college destination.
“It’s good,” Harper continued of his recruitment. “Everything is neutral right now. The main goal right now is to put college aside and focus on what is in front of me which is Peach Jam.”
With 2024 5-star Flory Bidunga trending away from IU, the Hoosiers will likely put a full court press on 2024 5-star center Derik Queen. He plays on the Under Armour circuit, where 247Sports national analyst Eric Bossi said he was the best player in the gym at that event this week.
Bossi added this on Queen’s recruitment: “Queen has been pretty quiet about which direction he may be leaning but behind the scenes it is thought that Indiana and Maryland have emerged ahead of the pack.”
2024 point guard Boogie Fland took a visit to IU last month, and he also visited North Carolina and Michigan. Fland doesn’t appear to be nearing a decision. He told Zags Blog he plans to set up another round of visits later this summer.
2024 wing Tyler Betsey also took an official visit to IU in June, and he is also looking to set up more visits. Betsey told Zags Blog he plans to visit Duke the weekend of Sept 16.
Betsey does have a timeline in mind for cutting his list and making a final decision. He told Zags Blog he’ll cut down his recruitment by Aug. 2, and decide on a college by mid- to late or October.
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