Mario Kegler picks Mississippi State #iubb

Mario Kegler’s commitment to Mississippi State on Wednesday came as little surprise.

The question now is whether fellow Indiana target De’Ron Davis follows him to Starkville.

Davis, the four-star power forward from Colorado, will choose between Indiana and Mississippi State and officially sign with his chosen school on Thursday afternoon. Davis’ high school coach Danny Fisher told The Herald-Times that his star forward may not even make his final decision until late Thursday morning.

In the meantime, he’ll weigh his final two options.

Fisher confirmed to the H-T that Davis has discussed playing college ball together with Kegler and another former IU target, Schnider Herard, who also committed to Mississippi State.

“He’s talked to Mario and he’s talked to Schnider Herard, and we’ve talked to both of their families,” Fisher said. “Him and Mario know each other pretty well from the Adidas circuit, and he and Schnider played against each other last December in Las Vegas in a tournment. They’ve all talked about playing together as a front line, as a 3, 4 and 5, so that’s something that’s been attractive for him as well.”

Check back later this afternoon for more on Davis and his looming announcement.


  1. I think he selects IU. Not even a hint of anyone challenging him for playing time next year at IU. iU is a better basketball program , on TV all the time, and the B1G is a better conference

  2. Something smells funny! Mississippi State? Over IU? From Colorado? WTF? What, they might get 6,000 people to their home games. Dumb.

  3. They did hire Ben Howland, who’s always been a good recruiter. I’m afraid Davis will go there, too, since his buddies have committed. Howland’s offenses have never been very exciting, but he’s a very good defensive coach.

  4. Po, Kegler is from Miss, I think. Davis is from CO.

    Like Bubba said, they have Ben Howland now. He’s got a number of blue chippers coming in. Davis said that his primary goal is to find a place where he can win a National Championship. If he picks MSU, it might give an indication as to how recruits are thinking about Indiana’s chances to raise up #6.

  5. O.K., yes Ben Howland is a very good coach. But Mississippi State? Come on. I don’t care how good a coach Howland is, he could not win Championships at UCLA. And they’re not going to beat KY or Florida very often, if ever! So they’re going to be perennial also-rans in the SEC, which is a weak conference to begin with. Obviously, pursuing a solid education is not important if he chose Mississipi State. From an educational standpoint, it’s worse than Kentucky. Holy cow, I fear that young man made a bad decision. And this still smells fishy to me.

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