Muniru’s arrival delayed

Bawa Muniru, the 7-foot center who resides in Huntsville, Ala. but is originally from Ghana, will not report to Bloomington this week with four other members of the incoming class.

Muniru has one summer class to finish, according to his AAU coach Kerry Johnson and his guardian Brian Privett.

“My understanding is that once he has completed that he will have done everything he needs to do to qualify,” Johnson said Monday night before conducting a workout with Muniru. “Everything right now points to him being eligible.”

Privett, who taught and coached Muniru at Madison Academy before taking him in, expects Muniru to report to campus in early July.

Muniru is taking the class at Bob Jones High School in Huntsville. He spent last year at Mt. Zion Academy in Durham, Nort Carolina because he was too old (19) to continue playing for Madison Academy, the shool he attended for three years in Huntsville. He started the year at Charis Prep but left specifically because the NCAA declared it would no longer accept grades earned there.

Johnson said Muniru worked to improve his footwork and hand-eye coordination while playing for Mt. Zion, and is now trying to develop a face-up jumper.

Maurice Creek, the 6-5 guard from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., is awaiting the results of the SAT before reporting to campus. He should know his score by June 25.

Bobby Capobianco, Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford are expected to move into the dorms tomorrow or Wednesday.


  1. @ChronicHoosier: IU’s arrival times are begining to look shakier than O’Hare in a snowstorm.

    So is the nature of the game with many top-flight players, unfortunately: lots of ball, little study hall. Lucky for us, IU’s academic support staff is fabulous. Hey, they kept Bassett, Ellis, Thomas, Holman, & Crawford eligible for a while!

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