Pair ink with IU men’s basketball

Longtime Indiana commit Al Durham became the first Hoosier to put pen to paper on Wednesday, signing his national letter of intent with the Hoosiers on the first day of the national signing period. Durham, a 6-foot-4 guard from Lilburn, Ga., made his verbal commitment to Indiana after Hoosier Hysteria in October of 2015 and one year later, he made it official.

Later on Wednesday, four-star forward Justin Smith joined Durham in a signing ceremony at his high school, Lincolnshire Stevenson (Ill.). Smith, a 6-foot-7 wing, made his verbal commitment in late September and made good on that promise this afternoon.

Yet to sign is Clifton Moore, a 6-foot-10 forward from Philadelphia suburb Horsham, Pa. He is planning a ceremony next week but could actually send in his letter of intent to Indiana sooner.

An official decision will also come from in-state target Kris Wilkes of Indianapolis North Central on Sunday, but the five-star forward is expected to choose UCLA.