Scout.com: Bawa will be a Hoosier

[3:30 UPDATE]

I’m still trying to reach Bawa and his guardians.

A source confirmed for me late last night that the Scout.com report was true, and I sort of forgot to let you know that. Which is mostly just an indication that I didn’t think that Evan Daniels would get it wrong.

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Scout.com is reporting tonight that 2009 big man Bawa Muniru has given a verbal commitment to become the sixth member of Indiana’s next incoming class.

The 6-11 native of Ghana may not even be sure where he’ll attend school this year — the prep school he planned to play for has shaky academics, according to the NCAA, so he’s looking for a new one — but confirmed to Evan Daniels that he called IUs coaches to say he would accept their scholarship offer.

We’ll have more on this story.

13 comments

  1. I’m hopefull Bawa can come in an eventually make a difference but I’m not expecting anything productive right away.

    With that in mind I’ll fall back on the old sayings of “you can teach 6’11 250 lbs” and “if you’re going to make a mistake make it big”.

    You have to like the overall class.

  2. I liked the way the 2009 turned out, four bigs, a tween and a guard.
    I’m not sure where Bawa’s scholarship is coming from, But my gut felling is that it may come from Rivers, since his dad, Doc Rivers has a nice contract for being coach for the Boston Celtics.

  3. Could someone help me out? If we have a player volunteer to give up a scholarship, such as Rivers. Can we still oversign another like a Braswell or Cheek? Technically we would not have oversigned a player if a player gives up a scholly? Am I missing something with this line of thought?

  4. Under or over there is still a static # of schships. Red-shirts for some the guards from this year could be a solution if over for next year. Then there is penalties by NCAA… A couple recruits have in their commitment to leave if its to severe. So until the dill weeds @ NCAA rule who knows. Those fools over @ NCAA might think, if with these self imposed penalties Crean has recruited a top 10 [if not top 5] class, then they [the NCAA] needs to really heep on the the penalties to make IU really suffer.

  5. Creen has proven that he cant be held down. IU with Crean will always be able to recruit the top talent and coach them to success. Screw the ncaa

  6. First of all you still have to count a red shirt player towards you scholarship limit…so that is not a solution. Then if Rivers gives his up to make room for this calss he does not need to do it until next year so Crean could NOT sign another player for that class.

  7. Good pick up. IU hasn’t been a team with a good true center in a while. Hopfully Bawa can continue to work on his game and be a real asset to the program when he gets here. The guy looks like a beast. 2009 will be an exciting year!!!

  8. I am excited to get a real BIG. I have a friend down south that has seen him play and he is surely a project from what I hear. With that said I am still thrilled to get him but I would rather have Braswell so I hope that he can find a way to come also.

  9. I bet this guy is going to be like Marco Killingsworth, another dude from Africa that has absolutely no hand-eye coordination.

  10. Dynasty One question to you – WHAT? You are a total nimrod with your comment about ANOTHER DUDE FROM AFRICA THAT HAS NO HAND-EYE COORDINATION… Marco Killingworth is from the US and the african player that we have TIJAN JOBE you haven’t even seen play – SO – SHUT YOUR TRAP my friend and get a clue. THANKS.

  11. “…there is still a static # of schships. Red-shirts for some the guards from this year could be a solution if over for next year. Then there is penalties by NCAA… A couple recruits have in their commitment to leave if its to severe.”

    Is this even close to Englsh? I know it is a blog but the grammar is ignorant…at least try plural verbs for plural nouns…is this really a newspaper???? Seems Sampson can’t follow NCAA rules and the blog can’t follow grammatical rules…shame, this used to be a very good paper!

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