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Class of '66 Old Fart

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    (2020) C Zach Loveday

    Andrew Slater - 7’ 4-star Zach Loveday’20 @ZachLoveday99 of @WILDCATselect & @HuntingtonPrep cited Baylor, Indiana, Ohio State, Maryland (most recent offer), Purdue, & Michigan as doing a good job of prioritizing him.
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    (2020) C Zach Loveday

    From Verbal Commits via InArchWeTrust - Florida and Indiana offered 2020 Gallia Academy (OH) C Zach Loveday. 4-star rating; 7' 0" and 200 lbs. from Gallipolis, OH. 247 Rivals Video The Columbus Dispatch - 11 June 2018 There aren’t a lot of opportunities for a 7-foot high school player in southeastern Ohio to find corresponding size to play against. It was with that in mind two years ago that Gary Harrison, the boys’ basketball coach at Gallipolis Gallia Academy made the decision to bring his team to Ohio State’s summer team camp. This year, that meant better performances overall from the Blue Devils and for their biggest player: Zach Loveday, Ohio’s top overall prospect in the class of 2020 according to 247Sports.com and listed at 7 feet, 200 pounds. “Probably the biggest guy he’s going to go against is 6-4 (in our league,)” Harrison told The Dispatch during Friday’s camp session. “So, 7-foot (versus) 6-4, we want him in the post. For his all-around game and college and stuff, he needs to develop and shoot the three and I think he’s got to get better at taking people off the bounce. He’ll get that. He’s got the tools to do things.” That much was on display during both days at the camp, where Loveday dunked with ease but also showed touch with an outside jumper. Surprisingly agile for his size, Loveday said he tries to look to a player such as Kevin Durant for inspiration for his game and is working on his perimeter defense as well as his mobility and strength. “I really try to work on my ball-handling and things like that,” he said. “I feel confident with my post game, and that’s one thing I’ve been working on is expanding away from the basket because you can see in the league today the 5 spot is really evolving. They don’t just want a guy who can sit on the block and rebound. They want somebody who can step out, shoot the ball, attack the basket, face up, stuff like that.” Harrison said Loveday will be Gallia Academy’s first Division I men’s basketball player in more than 50 years and only the second in school history. Ohio State offered him a scholarship last fall, and he spent time with coach Chris Holtmann and his staff during the two-day camp. Buckeyes assistant coach Terry Johnson, who coaches the team’s big men, was on hand watching. Since the OSU offer, “I got a Xavier offer,” Loveday said. “I got a George Washington offer a couple days ago. Louisville I believe is supposed to offer, and Clemson I believe is supposed to offer as well. That’s all I know of. If I can make a really good impression this July, that can really skyrocket (things) as well.” Loveday plays AAU basketball for the Louisville Magic in the Adidas series and will be playing in New York and Los Angeles during the July evaluation period. He has taken an unofficial visit to see the Cardinals while David Padgett was the school’s interim coach, and his AAU coach is a former Louisville player. Loveday said he has also taken unofficial visits to Kentucky, Michigan, Purdue and West Virginia and is trying to go to Indiana. Through it all, Loveday said, he’s looking for a situation that can help him grow on and off the court. “I don’t really want to be a one-, two-year (player) and go to the draft unless I really, truly believe that I am mentally and physically superb to come in and compete for a really good spot,” he said Thursday. “I want to really focus on an education because Ohio State, we met with coach Holtmann today and they had a slideshow: there’s a 500,000(-member) alumni base around the world. If you go here, if you go four years and you get a degree and you need a job, you’re going to get it because so many people watch you and follow you and pay attention to you.”
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    (2021) PF Caleb Furst

    Stanford offered.
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    2021 Jayden Brewer tells me that he has heard from Cincinnati, Louisville, Xavier, Miami of Ohio, Loyola Chicago, Purdue, Indiana and Butler since Saturday. 6'5" G/F from Avon HS, Avon, IN MaxPreps May '19 Indy Star Article
  5. Jim Callis‏Verified account @jimcallisMLB 6th-rder Andrew Saalfrank signs with @Dbacks for $225k (pick 182 value = $268,200). Indiana LHP, Big Ten pitcher of the year, VG feel for plus curveball, sits 89-90 mph but can reach 94.
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Commentary on various players who participated in this weekend's IU Team Camp. All '21s except for a summary on '20 Anthony Leal. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/indiana-basketball-recruiting-2019-team-camp-observations/?fbclid=IwAR0pJn_Ve3M_anv4uIQQgS-sddmUsyhSl2uqiFIhulFDdhfSLD9az05JI4s
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    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    We offered yesterday. Listed at 6'11" from Prior Lake, MN. 247 lists his position as center but then ranks him as the #6 PF in the country. His overall national rank is 29. Plays AAU for D1 Minnesota on the adidas circuit and is a teammate of Kendall Brown and Ben Carlson. 247 Rivals ESPN
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    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    IU offered today. 4- star 6' 2" 180 lb. from Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, CT. Plays AAU ball on the NIKE circuit for the PSA Cardinals. His overall rank by 247 is 99; 16th ranked PG. 247 Rivals New England Recruiting Report Hassan Diarra '20 (PG) - PSA Cardinals Has IU Offer Date W/L Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's Stls. Blks. 4/26 W 8 2 9 4 5 0 1 6 1 3 2 0 4/27 W 21 8 14 5 9 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 4/27 L 15 7 13 0 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 4/28 W 17 6 13 4 6 1 1 6 3 0 2 0 5/10 W 6 2 10 2 2 0 2 2 7 2 4 0 5/11 W 11 5 12 0 0 1 1 6 12 2 1 0 5/11 W 16 7 13 2 2 0 1 5 3 4 1 1 5/12 W 8 3 7 1 2 1 2 9 8 3 0 1 Avg 12.8 44% 67% 33% 5 5 2 1 0 # Gms 8
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    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    4-star - 6'5" from Pickerington, OH. #105 by 247 and #81 by Scout. Rivals reported Hunter had been offered by Dayton and he's open to following Miller to IU. 247 Scout ESPN Schedule/Results
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    2018-19 NBA Thread

    From Andy Graham - Seen at the IU high school team camp today. Victor Oladipo-designed chapeau, incorporating elements of the Pacers logo into the Indiana thematic.
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Indiana, Auburn, Seton Hall, and others have also reached out to Trey Patterson today, he’s also heard from Villanova, Florida, and UConn, he told @Stockrisers. 6' 7" 5-star SF attending Rutgers Preparatory School. Ranked #21 overall and the #7 SF on 247. 247 Rivals
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    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    247Sports - Top Performers from the NBA Top 100 Camp It was a good week for Garcia, a standout at Prior Lake (Minn.) High. Through the first four games of camp, Garcia averaged 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds a game. He also connected on seven of 19 three-point field goal attempts. Garcia is an offensive weapon that can score in the paint and around the basket, but also out on the perimeter. He shoots the ball with confidence and has impressive touch, especially considering his size at 6-foot-10. Recruiting: Minnesota, Texas, Baylor, Marquette, Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, and numerous others
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Last night at midnight, coach's could start making direct contact with '21's so it's possible some new names might pop up. I did see that we'd alread been in direct contact with Terrence Clarke. Also Caleb Furst.
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    (2020) PG - Nijel Pack to Kansas State

    This thread got seriously derailed from Nijel Pack so I may as well add to the derailment.
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    (2020) CG D.J. Steward

    IndianaHQ - Top 45 player, DJ Steward (Whitney Young) plans to take a visit to Indiana, Louisville, and Illinois in June. He recently just finished an official visit to Texas.
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    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    Being the leadoff hitter definitely agrees with Schwarber. From Cubs notes: Schwarber .589 slugging percentage, .917 OPS in 27 games from leadoff spot. ranks 3rd among NL leadoff hitters in OPS and slugging (min. 100 plate appearances). ranks 5th with ave. of 4.18 pitches per plate appearance, 2nd with ave. of 1 HR per 10.70 at-bats ...
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    (2021) SF Terrence Clarke

    IMO we won't see Clarke wearing cream and crimson. TERRENCE CLARKE TALKS ABOUT HIS RECRUITMENT AT THE NBPA TOP 100 CAMP Terrence Clarke, one of the top class of 2021 prospects in the nation, is being recruited by a host of high major programs. He touched upon a few of the schools recruiting him, his game and much more. Q: How would you say you have played here at the NBPA Top 100 Camp? A: “I think I’ve done ok as I’ve tried to show my playmaking ability, play hard and show the scouts that I can play with anyone in the country,” said Clarke. “I’m playing guys who are older than me so I want to show that I can compete with the seniors too.” Q: You are playing as a point guard a lot more here. Is this something you are working on? A: “Definitely, I just want to be versatile and play one, two or three,” he said. “We are in an era of position-less basketball so I want to learn how to play point guard and be the best player I can be.” Q: You recently picked up an offer from Kentucky. What’s been their message to you? A: “With them knowing that I want to be there for six to seven months they want to develop me as much as they can,” Clarke said. “Player development is one of their main things for them and I can fit into their system.” Q: What stands out about Kentucky? A: “With Coach Calipari having the number of players he’s had through the years,” said Clarke. “His message was straight on and that was to come in for six to seven months, get to work and try and win a championship. I just liked how real he was to me.” Q: Kansas has offered you and watched you here at camp. What do you like about the Jayhawks? A: “Kansas is a great school and I think about somebody like Quentin Grimes who went there,” he said. “He is a tall point guard and those are the guys I model my game after. Wayne Selden, who is from Boston, went there, so they are definitely in the mix. They offered sometime after the school year or at the end of the school year. They want me to come in, fit into their system and be the best player I can be.” Q: UConn has made you a priority for quite some time. What do you like about them? A: “UConn’s great. Danny Hurley is a great coach and their style of play is cool. Everyone runs and has their time to go. Seeing Jalen Adams excel in their system was great. Also, Hurley contacts my coaches and comes to my games also.” Q: Has Duke reached out to you? A: “I heard from Duke the other day and they showed some interest,” Clarke said. “I think they were here and I’ve talked to them a couple of times in the last couple of weeks.” Q: Tomorrow is the first-day colleges can directly contact you. Are you looking forward to this? A: “I’m definitely excited and I just want to see what’s going to happen,” he said. “This is kind of one of those moments I’ve been waiting for with all of my time in the gym. It’s going to be one of those things on Saturday night that I will enjoy.”
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    IU Track and Field

    Damn good year for IU track and field.
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    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    Schwarber in the leadoff position in the batting order; first pitch of the game and his 15th homer is in the books but the Cubbies still ended up losing to the Dodgers 7-3.
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    (2022) PF Jalen Washington

    From Mike Schumann at The Daily Hoosier - we offered this week. 6'8" from Gary West Side HS. Another one to watch next December at the Forum Tip Off Classic. 247 Rivals
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    #USWNT - 2019 World Cup

    OUCH, that hurts!
  22. Signed with the Sox and will be assigned to the Rookie Level Great Falls Voyagers in Great Falls, MT. https://www.milb.com/great-falls
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    Rabjohns - Indiana's Archie Miller, Tom Ostrom and Bruiser Flint are all here at the NBPA Top 100 camp recruiting.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    Hoggard's AAU stats. Nice overall FG% but sub-par on his 3's although he's not a big 3-point shooter. Really nice rebound and assist numbers; couple of really nasty games in terms of TO's. A. J. Hoggard '20 (PG) - PSA Cardinals Date W/L Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's Stls. Blks. 4/26 W 31 12 21 6 7 1 2 2 5 6 2 0 4/27 W 19 6 11 6 9 1 2 2 4 3 1 0 4/27 L 11 5 11 1 2 0 1 5 3 2 1 0 4/28 W 15 5 8 3 5 2 3 2 5 6 0 0 5/10 W 12 5 10 1 2 1 3 7 8 2 1 1 5/11 W 12 5 11 2 3 0 2 5 5 1 1 0 5/11 W 15 5 10 5 9 0 2 2 4 7 1 0 5/12 W 18 5 11 8 13 1 4 4 9 0 2 0 5/24 L 16 8 16 0 1 0 2 4 5 3 3 0 5/25 W 23 5 11 12 15 1 3 5 6 2 5 1 5/25 L 10 4 8 2 4 0 0 3 4 3 1 0 5/26 W 12 2 3 0 1 1 5/26 W 16 8 12 0 0 0 1 6 7 1 1 0 Avg 16.2 52% 66% 28% 4 5 3 2 0 # Gms 13
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    New name popping up per The Daily Hoosier - 4-star PG A. J. Hoggard https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/indiana-basketball-recruiting-2020-names-to-know-aj-hoggard/