Don’t expect any quick decisions from Derik Queen following his visit to Indiana a week ago.
The Baltimore, Md. and Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) product has at least three more official visits planned according to a Sunday report by the Maryland 247Sports site.
According to that site, Queen will visit LSU this weekend, Houston Oct. 6-8, and Maryland October 20-22. He visited Kansas Sept. 1-3.
Fellow Baltimore/Team Thrill AAU product Jarace Walker went through Kelvin Sampson’s Houston program and became an NBA Draft lottery pick. That appears to have helped put the Cougars in contention. IU and Maryland have long been seen as top contenders for Queen, Kansas has emerged of late, and LSU has been flying under the radar.
The 6-foot-9 Queen is a 5-star prospect according to most of the major national outlets, and he’s a consensus top-25 in the overall senior class rankings.
Queen has not named top schools or a timeline to this point — but it seems reasonable to conclude IU, Maryland, Houston, Kansas and LSU are his main contenders. Based on his scheduled visits, Queen would have a couple weeks to pick a college if he wanted to wrap up his recruitment during the November early signing period.
Indiana is still working to gain their first commitment in the class of 2024 as that process hits the homestretch.
IU’s main targets in the senior class appear to be Queen, 5-star forward Liam McNeeley, 5-star guard Boogie Fland, 4-star wing Annor Boateng and 4-star guard Curtis Givens III.
Queen, McNeeley and Givens all attend Montverde Academy and took IU senior year official visits together Sept. 8-10. Boateng will visit Sept. 29. IU coach Mike Woodson took an in-home visit with Fland and spoke at his high school last week.
Along with Queen, all of the main IU targets have additional visits still scheduled — McNeeley (Texas), Fland (Alabama, Maryland), Givens (Memphis), and Boateng (Virginia).
For a complete recap of IU basketball’s 2024 targets, including top schools, timelines, highlights and the latest on their recruitments, GO HERE. For all of our IU basketball recruiting coverage, GO HERE.
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