Indiana Basketball: 4 bold predictions for next season

Indiana basketball, Joey Brunk, Rob Phinisee. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Archie Miller, Indiana basketball
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4. Archie lands top-5 recruiting class

I think anyone watching college basketball can say that recruiting rankings are sometimes overhyped and don’t always translate to the college level.

Despite that, the best teams usually have some of the top recruiting classes in the country.

So far, Archie Miller’s best class was No. 10 in 2018 headlined by Romeo Langford. Outside of that, he has had one in the 20’s, 50’s and 30’s – which was with Tom Crean’s recruits. But, next season will bring a top-5 recruiting class for Miller and Co.

While five-star commit Khristian Lander is currently in the 2021 class, all of the talk seems to have him making the jump to 2020. So, who else will the Indiana basketball program get in 2021 to make it a top-5 class without one of the best players in the country?

For starters, Indiana sits in great shape for highly sought-after forward Trey Kaufman. The four-star forward has been to Indiana’s campus multiple times and is now Indiana’s top target. While he will probably be the only in-state player Archie could land, names like Aminu Mohammed and Logan Duncomb are two players that are not only high on the Hoosiers, but are extremely viable options and probabilities.

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If it is a three-man class, those three would be a top-10 class, but two other names to keep an eye on are four-star wings Trey Patterson and Louis Lesmond. Indiana is heavily involved with both and depending on the roster situation, a commitment from either one would give the Hoosiers an excellent and deep class which would surely be around the top-5.