Recruiting

The latest on Kris Wilkes

An announcement has not yet been scheduled, but expect one soon for 2017 North Central forward Kris Wilkes. He will not choose Indiana, according to multiple sources close to Wilkes. Those same sources had been telling me for weeks that IU was the favorite to land Wilkes because of his relationship with Tom Crean, Crean’s loyalty and persistence over the years, and how he would fit in Crean’s system. That all made the most logical sense, at least to me, especially with its short distance from home. But the UCLA buzz has been out there for weeks, and while I

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Recruiting

Tremont Waters sets announcement for Wednesday — it won’t be Kentucky

Tremont Waters, a 2017 point guard from New Haven, Conn., will announce his college decision at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Waters, who stands 5-foot-11 and is the No. 37 player in the 2017 class, is an incredibly important recruit for Indiana, which is seeking its point guard of the future. There are technically 7 schools on Waters’ list — Duke, Kentucky, Indiana, UConn, Georgetown, Kansas and Yale — but the list of real possibilities is shorter than that. A source close to the Waters recruitment told me that Kentucky “has been out of it for weeks” and will not be Waters’ choice

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On Kris Wilkes, and why you shouldn’t worry about ESPN’s silly update

Kris Wilkes has done nothing wrong. He hasn’t spoken out of turn, hasn’t demanded attention from the media, hasn’t asked for tons and tons of hype. This isn’t his fault. And yet that attention from the media and that huge helping of hype is there because, well, people will read it. It doesn’t matter how insignificant, how false, how baseless an update — if fans will read it, writers will write it. And fans — especially fans of Indiana and UCLA basketball — will read absolutely every word written about a recruit they’re involved with. The national narrative in what has

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Recruiting

Kris Wilkes visits Indiana again for Homecoming

There has been a significant amount of chatter around the recruitment of Kris Wilkes in recent weeks ever since he cancelled his final two official visits and trimmed his list to Indiana, Illinois and UCLA. Multiple sources continue to tell me that Indiana is the “heavy favorite” to land the 5-star Wilkes, who plays at North Central in Indianapolis. Wilkes cancelled his final two visits right after his official trip to IU, and get this — Wilkes was back in Bloomington this weekend for the football Homecoming. According to a source, Wilkes attended Indiana’s basketball practice on Saturday and then

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Georgetown commits NCAA violation with Tremont Waters

  UPDATE: Georgetown removed the photo featuring Tremont Waters a few hours after this story was released. Tremont Waters, a top 40 recruit in the 2017 class, apparently took a visit to Georgetown on Friday. How do I know? The team’s official Twitter page posted a photo of the the with rapper Wale, and Waters was pictured. According to NCAA bylaw 13.10.2.4, universities cannot in any way publicize a recruit’s visit to campus, nor can they post photographs of the recruit on said visit. Indiana is thought by many to be the leader for Waters, one of the top point guards

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Recruiting

What I know about Kris Wilkes

Let me preface this post by saying that I no longer work professionally in the basketball recruiting world. I created this site for fun, a place to share my opinions and ideas on certain topics, and a place for Jordan Hulls and I to continue to connect with the Indiana fans we know and love. It’s a good place to put my podcast so that those new to the world of podcasting that would like to listen have an easy way to do so. I say that because I am looking at this issue — the Kris Wilkes recruitment — sort of

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