IU Basketball: Updates on Key 2024 Recruiting Targets By Mike Schumann | July 7, 2023

ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Adidas 3SSB Championships featured several IU basketball targets in action, providing an opportunity to gather the latest information on Indiana’s main prospects from that circuit.

The Adidas 3SSB Championships

About Travis Perry

Travis Perry, a 4-star guard from the class of 2024, finds himself in a situation familiar to most rising seniors. With a busy spring and summer filled with travel and various events, Perry has had little time to focus on recruiting or schedule visits. He plans to narrow down his options and schedule official visits after the July live recruiting periods conclude. Perry is expected to announce his top schools and arrange visits in the coming weeks. While no specific visits are scheduled yet, he mentioned Cincinnati, Purdue, Michigan, Ole Miss, and Indiana as potential destinations. Perry does not have a specific timeline in mind for making his college decision.

About Flory Bidunga

Regarding Flory Bidunga, a 5-star center from the class of 2024, there were previous reports indicating he might take an official visit to Indiana before announcing his college choice. However, Bidunga’s plans are now unclear. In an interview with The Daily Hoosier, he stated that he is still in contact with IU and holds the coaching staff in high regard. As for the visit, Bidunga mentioned that if he has the time, he would consider it. Time is of the essence for Bidunga, who intends to announce his college decision before Kokomo High School starts on August 2. While Kansas, Michigan, Auburn, and Duke appear to be the main contenders, Indiana is not completely out of the picture, although they may be considered a longshot at this point. Bidunga expressed his appreciation for the Indiana coaching staff, who have been supportive throughout his recruitment. It remains to be seen if IU will send more coaches to watch Bidunga in action during the weekend in Rock Hill, as Recruiting Director Jordan Hulls was the sole representative from the program on Thursday. Bidunga and Perry are teammates on Indiana Elite’s 2024 team. In a lighthearted note, the 6-foot-9 Bidunga mentioned his plans to play striker on the Kokomo soccer team in the upcoming fall season, aiming to score goals on the field.

Interesting information about V.J. Edgecombe

The Adidas 3SSB Championships

The recruitment status of V.J. Edgecombe, a 2024 wing, remains somewhat mysterious as he has yet to narrow down his options. When asked about making a list cut, Edgecombe responded that he is still evaluating his choices and has not set any visits at the moment. He recently received offers from Duke and UConn, adding to a list that includes Villanova, Alabama, and other high-major programs. Edgecombe, a Bahamian native attending Lutheran Long Island H.S. in New York, was the NIBC Player of the Year as a junior, competing against top high school talent in the country. According to the On3 Industry Average, he is ranked as the 16th player in the 2024 class. Edgecombe acknowledged building a positive relationship with IU coach Mike Woodson and his staff, recognizing Indiana’s passionate fan base and the program’s commitment to player development and intense play.

These updates shed light on the ongoing recruitment of key targets for IU basketball, providing insights into their considerations and the level of interest from both the players and the coaching staff.

April 21-23adidas 3SSB: Session IOmaha, NE3SSB
April 21-23adidas 3SSB: Session IElkhorn, NE3SSB
April 28-30adidas 3SSB: Session IIBryan, TX3SSB
April 28-30adidas 3SSB: Session IIBryan, TX3SSB
July 5-9adidas 3SSB FinalsRock Hill, SC3SSB
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5 interesting facts about IU Basketball

Indiana University (IU) Basketball is one of the most storied and successful college basketball programs in the United States. Here are five interesting facts about IU Basketball:

  • Indiana University has won five NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, coming in 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, and 1987. The Hoosiers’ five titles place them among the most successful college basketball programs in history.
  • IU’s head coach from 1971 to 2000, Bob Knight, is one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history. He led the Hoosiers to three national championships and amassed a record of 662-239 during his tenure. His disciplinary coaching style and the “motion offense” he popularized became legendary in the sport.
  • The IU basketball team plays its home games at Assembly Hall, which is renowned for its electric atmosphere and enthusiastic fans. The stadium has a seating capacity of over 17,000, and it has been the site of many memorable moments in college basketball history.
  • One of the most memorable moments in IU Basketball history occurred during the 1987 NCAA Tournament. In the regional final against Syracuse, Keith Smart hit a game-winning shot with seconds remaining, leading Indiana to its fifth national championship.
  • IU Basketball has a strong tradition of producing NBA talent. Many notable players have played for the Hoosiers and gone on to successful NBA careers, including Isiah Thomas, Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, and Eric Gordon, among others.
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