Marcus Helton, a good friend and former colleague of mine at the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., is now the editor in chief at a Washington D.C. area website called DMV Elite (check it out at dmvelite.com). I found out through his Twitter account that he was watching Indiana target BeeJay Anya tonight with his AAU squad Team Takeover and asked him to check up on his IU interest so I might be able to pass it along to you folks. He came through, and I send my thanks.
Anya, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. in the Class of 2013, told Helton that Indiana is still very much in the mix and that he hasn’t cut down his list as has been previously reported. Anya also said that Indiana coach Tom Crean, who was in Washington D.C. for an alumni function today, stopped in at DeMatha.
The recruiting situation for 2013 is obviously a tight one. With Devin Davis, Collin Hartman and Luke Fischer already committed for that class, the Hoosiers theoretically already have 14 scholarships tied up for 2013 if you presume 1) Maurice Creek will return healthy and stay for his fifth year. 2) Cody Zeller plays through at least his junior season and no one else from Classes 2010-2012 decides to make an early entry into the NCAA and 3) whatever move is made to fix the oversign situation for the 2012-13 season will not open a scholarship for 2013 and beyond (i.e. neither Remy Abell nor Austin Etherington transfer nor go off scholarship and all of the 2012 recruits at least enroll by 2013). Obviously, all of that leaves open for a lot of different possibilities for attrition, so Crean will certainly continue to recruit the class, but you might see at least one domino fall before he takes on a commitment from anyone.