Here are a few of the teams and players we know Indiana coach Tom Crean (and assistant Tim Buckley) were watching today at the “It Takes 5ive” event on the campus of the University of Cincinnati:
- He pulled double duty at 2:40, standing between courts 3 and 4. On court 3, he could watch Jordan Hulls and Bobby Capobianco help Indiana Elite One (17-under) to a 74-71 win. He also had a chance to see Stephan Van Treese play for only the third time. But Crean also watched the Atlanta Celtics lose to the All Ohio Force, all the while making sure that Celtics star Christian Watford knew he was there. Indiana is very high on the 6-8 wing forward — and he on the Hoosiers.
- At 4 p.m., Crean ventured over to the student recreation center to see Indiana Elite’s Team Indiana 15-under group. Coaches in the area are trying to be sure to evaluate the squad, which has three foreign players â€” brought to the U.S. by Adams â€” over 6-8, plus an assortment of other promising players (one, Vinny Zollo, has already committed to Kentucky).
- After that, Crean scooted over to a nearby court to see what Indiana Elite’s other team of rising sophomores, Indiana Elite One, had going. Elite One is anchored by the two youngest brothers in the most recent Indiana family dynasties: Marshall Plumlee (6-10) and Cody Zeller (6-8). Indiana has interest in both, and there’s no question both have the talent to live up to their name. The Hoosiers are also after Spencer Turner, a Bloomington South guard who plays for Elite. He’s also hearing from North Carolina, Duke and every other Big Ten school other than Northwestern and Penn State, he said.