Indiana Basketball: Top 5 recruiting classes of the decade

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BLOOMINGTON, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders perform during the game against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars at Assembly Hall on December 2, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Indiana basketball has had a very good past decade, headlined by multiple talented recruiting classes, so we’re here to talk about the best.

As 2019 comes to a close, so does a decade full of ups and downs for the Indiana basketball program. After Tom Crean resurrected the program, Archie Miller took over to be the man to take Indiana to the next step of success.

As inconsistent as it has been for the Hoosiers over the past 10 years, the 2010’s were so much better than the 2000’s, which means once 2020 hits, hopefully the program does take that next step to get back to national prominence.

Over 100 players have come and gone over this decade and 10 different recruiting classes have stepped into Assembly Hall for the first time looking to be a class to take the Hoosiers back to a Final Four, or National Championship.

Though neither of those two things have happened, the 2019 season has started out with a bang, and could bring good things to Bloomington this year.

Guys like Yogi Ferrell, Thomas Bryant, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and more, have come through the program and edged their name in Indiana history.

Despite all of that, fans are still wanting more, as they should.

So, as we turn the page on 2019, and this past decade, we take a look at some of the best recruiting classes to come into Bloomington.

Here are you top five classes of the past decade, based on talent brought in from top to bottom, impact to the program in their college career, and overall career they had in terms of stats.

Honorable Mention:

2017 Class (Justin Smith, Al Durham, Clifton Moore, Race Thompson)

2010 Class (Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey, Guy-Marc Michel)

2012 Class (Yogi Ferrell, Jeremy Hollowell, Peter Jurkin, Hanner Mosquera-Perea)

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