Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers 2021 target has career night

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A top Indiana basketball target in the 2021 class had a record night on Monday as he recorded a triple-double.

The 2021 in-state class has been talked about for nearly two years how talented from top-to-bottom it is. With so many high-level athletes and impact players, there are multiple game changers who will come in from day one and play major roles for their respective teams.

One of those players is Blackhawk Christian forward Caleb Furst. The four-star forward is off to a hot start in his junior campaign, but took it to another level earlier this week. Against Chicago Westinghouse, Furst put up a triple-double, the first of his career, with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Furst remains one of the more underrated players in the class of 2021, but recently some of the blue blood programs have started to take notice as North Carolina head coach Roy Williams was in Fort Wayne to watch the 6-foot-10 forward in action.

Being able to play both on the perimeter and in the post, Furst continues to grow and has even put on more muscle since this time last year. Continuing to work on his outside game, he has developed nice range that can even extend to the three-point line, however his best shot is in the mid-range.

247Sports Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer gave his take on Furst’s game and how it translates to the next level.

"Strong build and continuing to get stronger. Good two foot jumper. Has ability to play through contact. As a lefty has a reliable left handed jump hook. Adequate shooter to 17-feet at this point. Comfortable with the ball away from the basket but not a playmaker. Rebounds his area. Physical defender but not the quickest laterally."

Furst currently ranks No. 37 in 247Sports 2021 rankings, and is the No. 3 player in the state of Indiana.

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