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(2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

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Yes. There is no timetable for a Trey Galloway decision, but I do expect for him to commit in the not-so-distant future. The in-state junior is one of the best from the area and would give Archie Miller a versatile, tough and competitive wing. Notre Dame had gained most of the traction earlier in the process but after offering Galloway this spring, the Hoosiers have remained a constant within his recruitment. 

Along with him, the Hoosiers have been locked in on his good friend and travel teammate Anthony Leal. The local guard has visited a number of times within the past 12 months and Miller would not mind pairing the two together in college. Regardless, Galloway would be a nice start as Miller would again secure one of the top prospects from his state for the third consecutive recruiting cycle.

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USPS, I should probably know this already, and honestly I don’t feel like sorting through this thread for it, but does he an offer from us? I’m thinking it was a point of contention that we haven’t offered yet. Please excuse my laziness.


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6 minutes ago, RatpigHoosier said:

USPS, I should probably know this already, and honestly I don’t feel like sorting through this thread for it, but does he an offer from us? I’m thinking it was a point of contention that we haven’t offered yet. Please excuse my laziness.


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We offered back in April.

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Top 4 of Stanford, Northwestern, IU and Cincy. No surprises. Still open but these are his top 4. IU is the clear leader in my opinion


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Never been a huge fan of taking both Leal and Galloway but I guess if the fit is right. I’ve been leaning Galloway pretty heavy.
Seems if we get these 2, we won’t get Steward or Davis who are “presumed” to be the better players.


Recruiting isn’t easy. Hard to preach inside out then bypass someone in our own backyard.

Hoping fit finally prevails.


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2 hours ago, Uspshoosier said:

Top 4 of Stanford, Northwestern, IU and Cincy. No surprises. Still open but these are his top 4. IU is the clear leader in my opinion


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Stanford for education

Cincy if he wants to help start something 

IU to be the home state hero

Northwestern if he wants to reopen his recruitment in about 9 months. 

Very balanced choices

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2 hours ago, Uspshoosier said:

Top 4 of Stanford, Northwestern, IU and Cincy. No surprises. Still open but these are his top 4. IU is the clear leader in my opinion


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As much as I love IU, Stanford would be extremely hard to pass up. I doubt Leal ever gets to the NBA so I’m sure he is weighing that heavily. 

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USPS, I should probably know this already, and honestly I don’t feel like sorting through this thread for it, but does he an offer from us? I’m thinking it was a point of contention that we haven’t offered yet. Please excuse my laziness.


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I am pretty sure we offered both Leal and Galloway within days of each other. Both did come just a few weeks back I think.


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Same. Sadly, even though I love IU, a Stanford degree is pretty powerful


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It depends on what he wants to do. If he wants to stay in Indiana, an IU degree plus 4 years of IU basketball would likely be much more valuable than a Stanford degree


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At first after watching them during the summer of their sophomore year I always thought it would be one or the other as well. I’ve flipped back and forth since then which one I thought would be a better fit. For me it’s clear as they have gotten older that they have great chemistry on the court and don’t necessarily occupy the same space. Both have good size and each could play on the wing if asked. Now I think IU should take both and should feel good about the type of players they would be getting. I don’t feel these 2 have anything to do with if IU gets Davis. Got to get Davis or Steward on campus before I consider them an actual possibility. Davis leaving Georgetown without committing is a good sign but I feel IU is behind Marquette and Georgetown right now. Like you said recruiting isn’t easy. If Archie offered Leal after his sophomore year none of these other teams would of had a chance to build a relationship with him. However some would criticize him for offering early and taking a commitment that soon. Fast forward to the present where he didn’t offer early and he is getting criticized for not locking a local kid down early. lol. As a fan I love recruiting and all the twist and turns and stories but if I was a coach I think I would hate it
Leal, Galloway, Cross and one more and call it a day and focus on 2021. Each team averages 2.4 transfers a year and I don’t expect IU to be any different with that number next year so taking 4 will put IU at 13 before that so I would expect to be at 11 even with taking 4

National writers, scouts and others have a little different view of our recruiting results then some of the fans do. I’ve seen articles saying IU didn’t need a whole lot in the 2020 class thanks to its prior classes. However it turns out can’t wait to watch it unfold and then move on to 2021


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Very good synopsis. I agree with you that fans would have criticized CAM if he offered him as sophomore and criticize him for waiting.

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41 minutes ago, Uspshoosier said:


At first after watching them during the summer of their sophomore year I always thought it would be one or the other as well. I’ve flipped back and forth since then which one I thought would be a better fit. For me it’s clear as they have gotten older that they have great chemistry on the court and don’t necessarily occupy the same space. Both have good size and each could play on the wing if asked. Now I think IU should take both and should feel good about the type of players they would be getting. I don’t feel these 2 have anything to do with if IU gets Davis. Got to get Davis or Steward on campus before I consider them an actual possibility. Davis leaving Georgetown without committing is a good sign but I feel IU is behind Marquette and Georgetown right now. Like you said recruiting isn’t easy. If Archie offered Leal after his sophomore year none of these other teams would of had a chance to build a relationship with him. However some would criticize him for offering early and taking a commitment that soon. Fast forward to the present where he didn’t offer early and he is getting criticized for not locking a local kid down early. lol. As a fan I love recruiting and all the twist and turns and stories but if I was a coach I think I would hate it
Leal, Galloway, Cross and one more and call it a day and focus on 2021. Each team averages 2.4 transfers a year and I don’t expect IU to be any different with that number next year so taking 4 will put IU at 13 before that so I would expect to be at 11 even with taking 4

National writers, scouts and others have a little different view of our recruiting results then some of the fans do. I’ve seen articles saying IU didn’t need a whole lot in the 2020 class thanks to its prior classes. However it turns out can’t wait to watch it unfold and then move on to 2021


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Few things:

1) Will defer to your judgement on the 2 playing together. You’ve seen it and I haven’t. Both move well without the ball, so it’s not hard to picture. 2) I am in the 1 or the other camp, and I strongly prefer Galloway, though I would love to find more full game video of Leal. The only 2 I’ve watched were his Regional games last year and he was....underwhelming. His Center Grove performance was really bad and I have trouble getting past a kid flat no showing in the biggest game of his year. 3) I disagree that taking both wouldn’t impact a kid like Davis or Diarra. I imagine part of the pitch to a ‘20 PG is going to be not just taking backup minutes from Rob, but getting minutes next to him. But that’s a pretty tough sell with a Sr Durham, Jr Anderson, Soph Franklin and Fr Galloway and Leal. Just too crowded for a kid to reasonably expect rotation minutes. That being said, I agree that Davis will be a tough pull under any circumstances. IU and G-town will both have established Jr PG’s, while Marquette will be replacing 20 shots a night. 

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2 hours ago, Demo said:

Few things:

1) Will defer to your judgement on the 2 playing together. You’ve seen it and I haven’t. Both move well without the ball, so it’s not hard to picture. 2) I am in the 1 or the other camp, and I strongly prefer Galloway, though I would love to find more full game video of Leal. The only 2 I’ve watched were his Regional games last year and he was....underwhelming. His Center Grove performance was really bad and I have trouble getting past a kid flat no showing in the biggest game of his year. 3) I disagree that taking both wouldn’t impact a kid like Davis or Diarra. I imagine part of the pitch to a ‘20 PG is going to be not just taking backup minutes from Rob, but getting minutes next to him. But that’s a pretty tough sell with a Sr Durham, Jr Anderson, Soph Franklin and Fr Galloway and Leal. Just too crowded for a kid to reasonably expect rotation minutes. That being said, I agree that Davis will be a tough pull under any circumstances. IU and G-town will both have established Jr PG’s, while Marquette will be replacing 20 shots a night. 

Simply put.....I don't see how it would be effective to play a pass first point guard with RP on the floor at the same time. 

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3 minutes ago, brumdog45 said:

Simply put.....I don't see how it would be effective to play a pass first point guard with RP on the floor at the same time. 

I agree. But I don’t think you’re going to bring in a useful Fr PG with the pitch that they’re going to play 10 mins a game for the next 2 years and take the job as a Jr. You’re gonna have to suggest a pathway to early minutes of some kind. The exception would be a kid like Lander, who’s so good that his game will demand that he plays immediately.

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