Indiana Basketball: 2020 signee honored as one of nations best

Indiana basketball, Anthony Leal. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Indiana basketball, Anthony Leal. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

One Indiana basketball signee continues to receive national recognition as he was honored amongst the best high school players in the country.

With the high school season over and the excitement building for Indiana basketball’s 2020 recruiting class to step foot on campus, one signee continues to receive national honors for his play.

After being named the MaxPreps Player of the Year for Indiana last week, Anthony Leal received All-American Honorable Mention on Thursday for his play this season. 50 players were honored with five All-American teams and then 25 players received honorable mention recognition.

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 18.5 points per game and led Bloomington South to an undefeated record. On his way to the undefeated season, Leal became the all-time Bloomington South leading scorer, adding another mark on his terrific high school career.

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While Anthony Leal has been a continued name on many national high school award lists, one can only think what type of recruiting pedigree he would have if he was on a ‘national powerhouse’ team. His high school career and how terrific he has been during his senior season may have been talked about more if he were on another roster.

It doesn’t necessarily impact Leal’s game, however, as he always brings a competitive edge when he steps on the floor. And that is exactly what he will bring to the Indiana basketball program, noted 247Sports Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer.

"“Solid size for a shooting guard. Not an explosive athlete, but plays with great strength. Hyper-competitive and will make plays on hustle and grit. Good basketball IQ. High level shooter who can hit from deep and make tough shots off the dribble.”"

Anthony Leal is currently ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 99 player in the 2020 recruiting class.

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Indiana’s 2020 class currently ranks No. 29 in the country with three signees – Trey Galloway and Jordan Geronimo in addition to Leal. That class could get even better if 2021 five-star guard Khristian Lander reclassifies.