Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers positioned nicely with four-star wing

The Indiana basketball program is actively pursuing some of the top talent in the 2021 class and have positioned themselves nicely with one top-40 target.

The 2021 class for Archie Miller and Indiana basketball is an extremely important one for the program in order to build on the progress that has been made since Miller’s arrival.

It has been well-known the talent in the state of Indiana for 2021 and already the Hoosiers have made their mark by landing five-star point guard Khristian Lander. Archie Miller isn’t expected to stop there, however. As he continues to be heavily involved, and sitting in a nice place, with Trey Kaufman, many other top programs are trying to ensure the Hoosiers don’t land another top talent.

While the in-state talent is a priority, it is not the only place Archie Miller is prioritizing and one four-star wing says the Hoosiers are one of a few teams vying for his commitment. Trey Patterson, the No. 38 ranked prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, spoke with Pat Lawless of the Hoop Group to discuss his recruitment.

“It [Indiana] was my first official visit, a good chance to see the program and how they operate. All of the players and coaching staff. It was good to meet all of the coaches and spend some time with them. It was cool to see how they would envision me in their program.”

Though Indiana was his first official visit, it hasn’t been his only one. Patterson has also visited Florida and Auburn officially. Along with those three schools, he mentioned Tennessee, Maryland, Villanova and Rutgers as a few other programs involved.

Despite the Hoosiers having multiple guards in the mix for the next few years, having true athletes on the wing at the ‘small forward’ position is something they lack. Trey Patterson fits that mold as someone who is extremely versatile and can impact the game on both ends in multiple ways.

With the recruiting freeze that has impacted everyone in college basketball, the AAU season is in a bit of a halt. Because of that, there is no real timeline on when he will make a decision, but mentioned he will start to ramp things up come the fall.

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