Notebook: Commitment List Growing, DIIs Picking Up Steam

Recruiting
Indiana

Posted On: 10/13/18 12:00 PM

The class of 2019 is picking up steam here with the recent run of commitments. The class as it stands today, has 27 players off the boards.  We give a look at those players and thoughts to this point.

COMPLETE LIST:

Ali Ali

6'7

PF

East Noble

IN

Indy Heat 2019 Red

Akron

Bradley Nalley

6'6

SF

Corydon Central

IN

Louisville Legends 2019

American

Matt Dove

6'8

PF

Princeton

IN

DistinXion 2019 Red

Army

Zach Kuhn

6'4

SG

Shelbyville

IN

UA Grind 2019

Army

Sam Devault

6'8

PF

Evansville Memorial

IN

UA Grind 2019

Austin Peay

Lucas Kroft

6'5

SF

Fort Wayne North

IN

1Nation 2019

Ball State

Luke Bumbalough

6'1

PG

New Castle

IN

UA Grind 2019

Ball State

Drew Lutz

6'0

PG

Penn

IN

MBA Select 2019

Bethel College

Maxwell Newman

6'7

PF

Monrovia

IN

EG10 2019

Bethel College

Nathan Aerts

6'5

SF

Valparaiso

IN

Indiana GAME 2019-Patton

Bethel College

John-Michael Mulloy

6'9

PF

Carmel

IN

Indy Heat EYBL 2019

Butler

Ryan Segall

6'10

C

Indy Northwest Warriors

IN

UA Grind 2019

Ferris State

Andrew Owens

6'5

SF

Carmel

IN

Indy Heat 2019 Red

Findlay

Colin Kenney

6'1

PG

Marquette Catholic

IN

SYF Players 2018

Furman

Jalen Windham

6'5

SF

Ben Davis

IN

Indy Heat EYBL 2019

Georgia State

Noah Applegate

6'6

PF

Penn

IN

Indiana GAME 2019-Patton

Hillsdale

Hank Pulver

6'6

PF

Huntington North

IN

Indy Heat 2019 Red

Huntington

Armaan Franklin

6'5

SG

Cathedral

IN

Meanstreets EYBL 2019

Indiana

Cobie Barnes

6'7

PF

Floyd Central

IN

Indiana Elite 2019

Indiana State

Jared Hankins

6'4

SG

Lawrence North

IN

Indiana Elite Fastbreak 2019

Indiana State

Noah Smith

6'1

PG

Hamilton Southeastern

IN

EG10 2019

Indiana Wesleyan

Spencer Piercefield

6'0

PG

Center Grove

IN

Indiana Elite Metro 2019

Indiana Wesleyan

Jesse Bingham

6'5

SF

Warren Central

IN

IE Fastbreak 2019

Indianapolis

Wendell DeMyers

6'4

SG

Traders Point Christian

IN

IE Fastbreak 2019

McKendree

Isaiah Thompson

6'0

PG

Zionsville

IN

Indy Heat EYBL 2019

Purdue

Mason Gillis

6'7

PF

New Castle

IN

Indiana Elite 2019

Purdue

Aaron Etherington

6'6

SF

Hamilton Southeastern

IN

UA Grind 2019

Toledo

Breakdown: The class sits with 27 guys off the board, 30 if you count two-sport athletes.  This 2019 group is really strong and part of that is the depth. Each level of talent from DI to DII to DIII, there is depth and options for each college looking to recruit Indiana kids.

As of right now, 16 players have committed to DI programs with many more still available. We could potentially see as many as 13-15 more guys heading for that level as well. Getting 30 or more DI prospects in a class is outstanding especially when we didn't even hit 20 last class.

But the depth that we talked about stems from already having five players having committed to DII programs when there are only 3 DII schools in the state. There will be plenty more at that level. There were 16 last class and we should see it reach that level again and might get even into the 20's.

Now, DIII and NAIA schools aren't really landing recruits at this point but they will in bulk in the next month as we lead up to the high school season. Many of those level of prospects will commit not only during the season but into March and even April.

However, Bethel College is already on a run with a trio of commits from Drew Lutz, Maxwell Newman, and Nathan Aerts.  Indiana Wesleyan also has a pair in Spencer Piercefield and Noah Smith.

Also, of those 27 committed players, 15 are committed to in-state programs. About an average number at this point, maybe even a little high with Purdue, Indiana, and Butler combining for 4 of them on their own even though they recruit nationally more now than ever.