Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers look to address frontcourt need with possible reclass

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Indiana basketball continues to seek possible members to add to its 2020 class, this time looking to address the need in the frontcourt.

It has been a very positive stretch for the Indiana basketball program on the recruiting trail since Archie Miller took over at the helm and his success from 2018 has spilled into 2019, 2020 and even 2021.

After receiving the commitment from 2021 five-star guard Khristian Lander, the Hoosiers now await his decision on whether he will go 2020 or stay in the 2021 class. Until that decision comes, Archie Miller remains out and about looking to keep his options open.

One new name that has now come to light is Gabe Wiznitzer. The four-star big man is currently in the 2021 class but is much further along in potentially reclassifying than most are at this stage. When Wiznitzer transferred to Hargrave Military Academy from The Christ School, he made that move with the intention of going 2021, yet still leaving 2020 as an option.

Wiznitzer has been a late bloomer but broke on to the recruiting scene over the past few months. Since then, he has picked up offers from Providence, Clemson, LSU, Nebraska, Penn State and TCU amongst others. He is also garnering interest from Cincinnati, Minnesota and most recently Indiana.

The Hoosiers, who will send an assistant in to watch him this upcoming week, are in need of big men for the upcoming classes. With De’Ron Davis leaving this year and Justin Smith and Joey Brunk leaving next, there is also a chance that Trayce Jackson-Davis heads to the NBA following his sophomore season.

Wiznitzer is a highly skilled big man who has great footwork. After dropping nearly 30 pounds over the past year, he has transitioned into someone who can stretch the defense out to the three and has soft touch near the rim with a faceup jumper.

As of now, it is not clear which class he is intending on going in, although he has said he would go 2020 if the ‘right opportunity comes.’

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Gabe Wiznitzer is currently ranked No. 126 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and the No. 4 player in the state of Virginia.