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Posted On: 03/15/18 9:18 PM
Something new we are looking at this year is looking at different regions or quadrants in the state. There are many areas and hotbeds of talent in the state and we want to take a little bit more of a microscope to them to see what the nuances of the state will produce in each class. This is our look at Region 3 in Central Indiana.
Breakdown: As it is with every class, the Central part of the state will house the most talent. Not always necessarily the best but the majority of it. In this group, as we look through it, there aren’t a lot of lock down DI talent in any part of the state and right now that is the case for Central Indiana as well. Obviously there are guys like Mabor Majak, Chris Grubbs and down all the way to Nijel Pack but beyond that I don’t know that you can say there are many for sure guys. They will develop and that should happen this summer for a good chunk of them.
It is also the home for most of the top guards in the state. There is a real lack of size in this class but the best of the best guards are here in Indianapolis. Saunders, Pack, Jackson, and Jefferson are just a few of the top end guys but even down to Beemon, Shannon, and and Tracy you have guys that have a lot of upside. Being listed even further down this list just goes to show the depth at that area this year.
Another aspect of this current group from Central Indiana is the lack of DII level guys. I think there are a bunch of players that are stuck between being high-level NAIA guys and DI guys. With only DII programs in-state, there are only a select few types of players with a high enough skill level that will fit for those teams and there just aren’t a bunch in this group.
Overall, this is a solid group but as the Indianapolis area goes, so does the class and this group just isn’t special. Good talent at the top with a bunch of guys that could develop but not many and the lack of DII type players has to