IU commits to meet in FORUM Tipoff Classic

Jerome Hunter and Damezi Anderson will be on the same Indiana team a year from now.

First, they’ll face off against each other’s respective high schools.

Hunter’s Pickerington North (Ohio) team will meet Anderson’s South Bend Riley squad in one of the featured matchups of this year’s FORUM Tipoff Classic at Southport. The game is one of six contests at the annual showcase event, which will be held on Dec. 9.

That will be a busy day for Indiana basketball observers, with the Hoosiers scheduled to play at Louisville on the same day.

The game featuring Hunter and Anderson will tip off at 6:40 p.m., followed by a matchup between Romeo Langford’s New Albany team and Fort Wayne Northside at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Fellow IU target Robert Phinisee will lead McCutcheon into a matchup with Tindley and guard Eric Hunter at 5 p.m.

Other games include Southport vs. Castle at noon, Lawrence North vs. Culver at 1:40 and Center Grove vs. Hamilton Southeastern at 3:20 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, and will be available at the door on game day and at each participating school.