Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers’ newest offer carries on New England connection

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Indiana basketball extended just its second offer in the 2022 class and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Archie Miller continues to recruit in the 2020 class looking to snag at least one more prospect for next year, but that hasn’t stopped him from looking towards the future either. On Tuesday, the Indiana basketball program extended its second offer to a member of the 2022 class.

Alex Karaban is one of the most underrated and overlooked sophomores when looking at some of the top 2022 recruits. Expected to be a highly sought after target once the 2022 rankings are updated, Providence remains the only other offer Karaban holds at this point.

Playing in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), Karaban stood out amongst the best players in a very deep and talented league.

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A league that has a double-digit number of players expected to play at the division one level next year, Alex Karaban was named to the All-NEPSAC First-Team, the lone sophomore to do so. Other notable players in the league are Terrance Clark (Kentucky), Matt Cross (Miami), Jamal Mashburn Jr (Minnesota), Demarr Langford (Boston College) and Kadary Richmond (Syracuse) amongst many others.

At 6-foot-7, Karaban is a versatile wing who can play inside and out, rebound the ball and has an ability to make plays off of the bounce. On the season he averaged 20.0 points and 8.8 rebounds  per game leading New Hampton to the NEPSAC Championship while being named tournament MVP following an upset victory of national powerhouse Brewster Academy.

So why is this more than just another offer? The Indiana program has a great history recruiting in the New England area, especially at New Hampton. Noah Vonleh, Tom Coverdale, Steve Hart, Pat Knight and Mike Roberts all attended the highly regarded prep school before taking their talents to Indiana. Jordan Geronimo, a member of Indiana’s 2020 class, also participated in the NEPSAC this season.

While it is still a while before the 2022 class becomes the main focus, Indiana could have the upper hand in Karaban’s recruitment with all of the connections to the New Hampton program.

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