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(2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

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2020 guard Anthony Leal should be a high priority target for Indiana basketball

Pretty good read.  This is a small extract and keep in mind Leal still does not have an IU offer.  

Archie Miller and his staff have been to multiple games to see him. Indiana assistant, Bruiser Flint, was in attendance for his game against Silver Creek as well.

“It’s definitely close,” Leal said on his relationship with coach Miller. “I’m closest with coach Ostrom I’d say just because that’s the main assistant that’s recruiting me, but I feel I’m getting closer with (Miller) each and every day just because I live in town, it makes it easy for them to get out, I’d say it’s a pretty good relationship.”

In addition to the growing relationships with the coaches, Leal finds the prestige and history of the Indiana program to be appealing.

“The passion, history, and tradition behind everything,” Leal said. “Basketball is different in Indiana for sure.”

https://www.thehoosiernetwork.com/2019/01/27/2020-guard-anthony-leal-should-be-a-high-priority-target-for-indiana-basketball/

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2 minutes ago, Chris007 said:

Michigan State is now starting to talk to Leal and his family. He's going to go to a game there soon with his family I was told. 

I thought the indications were he was going to get an IU offer.  Something happen to change our thinking on Leal?

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1 minute ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

I thought the indications were he was going to get an IU offer.  Something happen to change our thinking on Leal?

They keep asking him to wait, and be patient but his is still checking out all options

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I thought the indications were he was going to get an IU offer.  Something happen to change our thinking on Leal?

Rabjohns brought that up on Saturday that Sparty invited him to a game in February. Nothing has changed with Leal. In the past month he has been to 2 games unofficially and IU has been present at 2 of his games. IU is clearly interested and at this time are in no hurry to offer. My guess is he will get an offer after the school year


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Rabjohns brought that up on Saturday that Sparty invited him to a game in February. Nothing has changed with Leal. In the past month he has been to 2 games unofficially and IU has been present at 2 of his games. IU is clearly interested and at this time are in no hurry to offer. My guess is he will get an offer after the school year


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Agreed. The staff didn’t offer Armaan until early summer before his senior year either.

However, the amount of attention he gets from other big schools like MSU and Virginia might force the staff’s hand to offer earlier if they are really serious about him.


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IMO Leal is a can't miss for IU. He's a Bloomington native who wants to play here and can shoot. He seems like a smart kid who will give his all and understand what it means to rep the candy stripes and Indiana across your chest ...a lot like our last recruit from Bloomington South and he turned out pretty decent. Tired of watching these guys who have no idea about the tradition of our program and don't understand the privilege that is wearing the cream and crimson.


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Is it an either or type of deal?

Guards:
Durham (senior)
Phin, Anderson(juniors)
Franklin (sophomore)

If they accept they’ll have to come in and work for playing time I’d be happy to take both in this class with Morton having two years to develop behind Phin before taking over the reigns. Leal could be given time to develop behind several other guards, as well.


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11 minutes ago, HoosierAloha said:

Is it an either or type of deal?

Guards:
Durham (senior)
Phin, Anderson(juniors)
Franklin (sophomore)

If they accept they’ll have to come in and work for playing time I’d be happy to take both in this class with Morton having two years to develop behind Phin before taking over the reigns. Leal could be given time to develop behind several other guards, as well.


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Are we going to have 2 scholarships is my concern. 

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Are we going to have 2 scholarships is my concern. 

This, from Inside the Hall, says we will.
https://www.insidethehall.com/indiana-scholarship-numbers/
Insert Brooks for Langford, if we land him.

We will probably need a big or big wing with Smith and Moore graduating and the possibility of losing a Brooks and Jackson-Davis after a few seasons.

If there is room, I wouldn’t be against both Morton and Leal.


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15 minutes ago, HoosierAloha said:


This, from Inside the Hall, says we will.
https://www.insidethehall.com/indiana-scholarship-numbers/
Insert Brooks for Langford, if we land him.

We will probably need a big or big wing with Smith and Moore graduating and the possibility of losing a Brooks and Jackson-Davis after a few seasons.

If there is room, I wouldn’t be against both Morton and Leal.


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My concern if Green or Davis leaves and we use it in 2019 on Beverly for example

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As the roster currently sits we would have two however I wouldn’t be surprised if there aren’t multiple transfers after this season. Pure speculation on my part but I think there will be multiple scholarships available for 2020 one way or another.


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Genuinely curious what the delay in offering is about here.

I’ve seen him play a few times and am just not sure he’s IU elite. Yes he fills a need and is a solid all around basketball player, but I’m not sure he’s elite at anything

With that being said, I would absolutely hate losing him to anyone else

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3 minutes ago, HoosierDYT said:


I’ve seen him play a few times and am just not sure he’s IU elite. Yes he fills a need and is a solid all around basketball player, but I’m not sure he’s elite at anything

With that being said, I would absolutely hate losing him to anyone else

This may turn out to be true, but it seems less likely to me than either:

1. The staff prefers another guard/wing in 2020 AND doesn’t want 2 such players in the class, or

2. The staff would like some other roster shakeout(s) to happen before offering and feels the waiting is unlikely to jeopardize their chances.

Almost no program in the country is too good for a hometown top 100 kid.

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