Indiana University’s Basketball Coach Tom Crean has all ready received two verbal commitments from the class of 2014 country’s top players. Actually Indiana’s Crean, has been the only coach to get verbals from the class of 2014. The best thing about this for me is that they are in state players that will bring the passion for Indiana basketball with them. IU commit Tre Lyles 6’7″ 200 lb freshman power forward from Arsenal Technical H.S. is ranked number one in the country by ESPN. Also commit James Blackmon, Jr 6’2″ 170 Bishop Luers H.S. freshman looks very promising for the future of IU basketball.According to ESPNU the class of 2014 is Indiana rich, having eight of their top 100 players out of the state of Indiana.
Purdues Matt Painter has proven that recruiting in Indiana can produce good teams. Purdue who has been ranked #1 in the country by Sports Illistated’s Pre Season rankings and has a roster of eleven players from the state of Indiana.When it comes to winning a national championship in college basketball, Its not all about raw talent. UK’s John Calipari proved to us last season,by having hands down the most talented team in college basketball with six of his players entering the NBA. When it comes to winning the big dance it comes down to not just talent, but heart, determination and unselfish school pride.I have to give props to Mr. Crean I think he is definitely on the right track.
Video Of Some Of Indiana’s Top Freshman
Below is a list of Indiana freshman to watch
(eight Indiana freshman in ESPN top 100 rankings)
Arsenal Technical H.S. (IN)
James Blackmon, Jr.
Bishop Luers H.S. (IN)
Park Tudor School (IN)
Lawrence North H.S. (IN)
6’0″ Harrison H.S. (IN)
Gary Wirt H.S. (IN)
Marion H.S. (IN)
Lake Central H.S. (IN)