Crean recruiting in Huntington, W.Va.?

Some excellent reporting today from Alex Bozich at Inside the Hall shows that Indiana coach Tom Crean may be out recruiting a player or players from Huntington (W.Va.) Prep.

Bozich was told by a source that Crean was in the area and checked flight records to see if there was any truth to it. He found this flight on what would appear to be a jet available to IU (It was at Purdue on Feb. 8 and Gary for the La Lumiere-Lew Wallace game) that would have landed in Huntington at 3:22 p.m. and bring him back at 6:42 p.m. (giving him time to make tonight’s radio show).

There are apparently two uncommitted prospects at Huntington Prep, 6-foot-5, 220-pound combo guard Maurice Anieifiok and Ibrahima Djimde, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound center.

According to recruiting guru Adam Zagoria, Maurice Aniefiok’s mentor is Joe Boncore, the guardian of former IU target Moses Abraham. After visiting IU as part of a bizarre recruiting process last spring, Abraham signed with Georgetown. Now listed on the Georgetown roster as Moses Ayegba, he has played in just four games this year and scored a total of 10 points in 17 minutes.

2 comments

  1. From ESPN:

    Strengths:
    Djimde is a strong and physical post that plays with great energy. He rim runs at high speeds and works hard for low post position. Djimde is more skilled in the post than he appears. He scored with quick elevating turn shots and displayed a nice touch off the glass as well. Djimde also showed the ability to shoot the jump hook with either hand. He power dunks drop off passes created by dribble penetration as well picking up a basket off the offensive glass. He is a rim level defensive rebounder and excellent weak side shot blocker. Djimde is also a good enough athlete to defend on the perimeter in addition to the post mainly because he has terrific lateral foot speed and quick hands for an inside player.

    Weaknesses:
    Djimde must continue to hone his skills in the areas of ball handling and passing. He must also keep working on developing his feel for the game in addition staying out of foul trouble by gambling for steals.

    Bottom Line:
    Djimde is a strong and physical post presence that can score in the low post, rebound and block shots. He plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor and has tremendous upside.

    Notes
    Native of Mali…

  2. 4 games ? 10 points ? 17 minutes ?? LOL That is priceless ! He went to Georgetown b/c they develop big men. Heck, he would have been starting at IU by now – with our desperate need of any inside presence. Think he lays in bed at night thinking… I could be playing EVERY game if I went to IU !! My mentor led me down the wrong path !! LOL

    These mentors are so shady. I’d love to know if he got “benefits” for leading this kid to nowhereland.

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