The Indiana vs. Kentucky basketball series resumes in 2025.
But there’s a Hoosiers vs. Wildcats battle underway on the recruiting trail right now.
As we’ve reported here for a while, class of 2024 top-20 point guard Boogie Fland has strong interest in Indiana, with a decision coming very soon.
The 6-foot-3 Fland is formally down to three schools, but 247Sports national analyst Travis Branham says things are even more narrow than that, and confirms Fland is in decision mode.
“Fland officially cut his list down to three in Alabama, Indiana and Kentucky but it has become a very tight battle between the Hoosiers and Wildcats and a decision could come seemingly any week,” Branham wrote on Saturday.
Fland hasn’t set a date to announce a decision. We’ve heard the week of Oct. 16 is one to keep an eye on.
Thus far, no national analysts have made a prediction on where Fland will end up. Multiple team publishers have picked Indiana on the Rivals platform.
According to the On3 Industry Average, Fland is the No. 1 point guard in the 2024 class.
We wrote a week ago why we believe IU is in a strong position to land Fland:
Once Indiana decided to go all-in on this recruitment, it has been a full court press by the IU staff. That commitment and focus on Fland as Indiana’s main guy in the 2024 class at lead guard has not gone unnoticed, and could be a bit of a differentiating factor for IU as things stand.
And Fland and his family really like Mike Woodson. They are a New York family, they know of Woodson from his time with the Knicks, and they know Carmelo Anthony and have received a strong endorsement via that channel. Woodson has been involved and has made a real connection.
Finally, we’ve written a lot about the impact of Jalen Hood-Schifino’s one-and-done season at IU, and how that has helped the Hoosiers on the recruiting trail. There may not be a recruitment where it has helped more than this one. Fland can see himself in that role. He told us that multiple times over the summer.
Along with Fland, Indiana is focused on Montverde Academy’s Liam McNeeley and Derik Queen in the 2024 class, with a legitimate chance to land all three.
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