Indiana Basketball quick-hitters
There was a flurry of Indiana Basketball tidbits the past 48 hours. Here are some of the storylines.
Zoom Meeting with Aminu Mohammed
Archie Miller had a 45-minute Zoom interview with top-15 player Aminu Mohammed on Sunday. The 6’4” shooting guard is planning on a December decision, and Miller is pounding the idea of utilization into Mohammed’s head.
“We watch video of the (IU) players, and how the pros do it. They mix showing how IU and the NBA does the same thing. It is very much a basketball conversation.”
It seems as if Miller is also encouraging recruits to enroll in January should they commit to Indiana. With high school seasons in flux due to COVID-19, this is becoming a popular option for both coaches and recruits. Fellow IU recruit Trey Kaufman is also considering this route.
Trayce Jackson-Davis named Third Team All-American
Trayce Jackson-Davis was named a Third-Team All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Indiana’s sophomore star found himself on Andy Katz’s list of top-10 candidates to win player of the year for the 2020-2021 last week as well. Getting national attention must boost the young big man’s confidence as fans expect a monstrous season from him.
Bryce Hopkins decision coming soon
Class of 2021 recruit Bryce Hopkins is coming close to a decision, according to his father. California, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa State, Kentucky, and Michigan are some of the prominent names on his list. Illinois has also apparently made up some ground in his recruitment, and according to 247Sports analyst Eric Bossi, are right in the thick of things.
I don’t have any kind of inside scoop on Hopkins’ recruitment, but it certainly doesn’t feel like he’s going to end up in Bloomington. Miller is pushing for other recruits, such as the aforementioned Mohammed and Kaufman, far more than he is for Hopkins.