Hoosiers make cut for 5-star PG Darius Garland

Indiana remains in the running for five-star point guard Darius Garland.

Garland released his list of top six schools on Friday evening, including IU along with Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and Vanderbilt. A native of Gary, Garland attends Tennessee’s Brentwood Academy, where he averaged 23.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

In the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Garland is considered the No. 1 point guard and the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting class.

Indiana coach Archie Miller is prioritizing the point guard position for 2018. This week, IU offered California point guard James Akinjo, who was recently named most valuable player at the 2017 Peach Jam, one of the biggest events of the summer recruiting circuit. At Peach Jam, Akinjo averaged 18.8 points and 6.8 assists.

IU also continues to monitor four-star McCutcheon point guard Robert Phinisee, among others.

2 comments

  1. I would imagine that the number of “Indiana products/natives” who geographically moved(or will move) to basketball academies during h.s. years is a far bigger number than even imagined.
    These academies certainly help some kids personally develop(b-ball & classroom), but it also distorts the reality of just how much talent flows from this rich Hoosier basketball state.

    Interesting piece: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-ptb-mike-hutton-column-st-0129-20170128-column.html

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