Hoosiers miss out on Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, the 25th-ranked power forward in the class of 2009, has decided to play basketball at Duke instead of a host of other schools, including Indiana. Plumlee is originally from Warsaw.

According to Rivals.com, Plumlee said he felt at ease with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and loved the school.

His high school coach at Arden Christ (NC) prep, David Gaines, spoke with Rivals’ national recruiting writer Justin Young.

“He felt very comfortable with what they had to say about how he would fit into their system and the national reputation that Duke has, all of the Final Fours and National Championships,” Gaines said. “Mason wants to be a part of that.”

Hoosier fans may have to get used to this sort of thing, as several of the program’s top 2009 targets were considering coming to Indiana to play for Kelvin Sampson. With Sampson gone, it appears unlikely they’ll continue looking heavily at Indiana.


  1. Not surprising. I just hope we don’t lose Ebanks, Holloway, Pritchard, or Roth for next year. There is still some time to get back on the 2009 recruiting trail as long as we can get a coach who will recruit his a$$ off. Hopefully all the big names who were looking at IU for ’09 won’t completely take us off the list because of Sampson… We could be in for a loooong couple of years if so.

  2. I live by the school where the Plumlee brothers play. His brother already signed with Stanford. IU was never in contention. Duke has been camped out at the school. I haven’t read anything in the local papers about any IU coaches attending their games. Lots of other coaches have been around.

  3. Go to other schools. Avoid this mess.

    If you are in 6th grade, however, we may have the place cleaned up in the next 4 years or so just in time for your big recruiting push.

  4. Losing Sampson will hurt! It will hurt less if they name a new coach ASAP. I do not mean whom you think.

  5. As long as Dan doesn’t take us to the Sweet 16! Greenspan will give him a four year contract on the spot.. That is if RG is still employed by IU.

  6. Actually, IU was in contention. Obviously, this whole mess didn’t go in our favor. The Plumlee brothers aren’t just focused on playing ball though. They’ll stay all four years and get a good education.

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