Indiana Basketball: Possible package deal for top recruits?

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With the Hoosiers still in the mix for a couple top prospects in the 2019 class, is there a chance at a package deal with two of them?

Indiana’s Archie Miller has made it a priority to keep top talent in the state of Indiana for college and continues to deliver on it.

After recently getting a commitment from five-star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, he has zoned in on his last two top recruits in the 2019 class.

In the final three, with Michigan State and North Carolina, for another five-star forward Keion Brooks, 247 Sports has the Hoosiers’ as the clear favorite, giving them 75 percent in the crystal ball. 

Brooks who has been rumored to commit at any moment, is best friends with Jackson-Davis, giving Hoosier’ fans hope that he may join him in Bloomington.

Recently though, the Hoosiers have continued to gain ground on another five-star player, Trendon Watford.

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because he is the younger brother of former Indiana player, Christian Watford.

As of now, Memphis is mentioned as the favorite for the 6-foot-9 forward, with his hometown Alabama Crimson Tide a close second.

Watford had this to say to Tipton Edits regarding his relationship with both Brooks and Jackson-Davis.

Having spent many days and nights in Bloomington during his brother’s tenure, he had this to say to about where Indiana stands in his recruiting process.

"“It is like a second home to me. I have been up their multiple times. My brother (Christian Watford) played there and there is a big family connection. I love what Coach Archie Miller was saying during my in-home visit. I just love what he is doing now.”"

The no. 27 ranked player in the 2019 class has taken two official visits already, with a third this weekend to Alabama, and with two still available, he expects to get to Bloomington sometime soon.

"“I was trying to visit there for their game against Louisville but I ended up having a game but we just having to plan out a time according to my season,” he said. “We will find a date, though.”"

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Watford expects to make a decision on where he will end up in the spring, so until then, be sure that Brooks and Jackson-Davis remain in his ear.