IU included in top 8 for 2016 small forward Miles Bridges #iubb

Indiana is among eight schools being considered by Miles Bridges, one of the top ranked small forwards in the 2016 class.

Bridges, ranked as a five-star prospect in the 247 Sports Composite, tweeted Tuesday that he’s considering IU along with Michigan State, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Iowa State and Louisville, in no particular order. The 6-foot-6 prospect played alongside Indiana signee Thomas Bryant last season at Huntington (W.V.) Prep, where he averaged 15.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.8 blocks per game as a junior.

ESPN ranks Bridges at No. 7 on its list of top 60 players, while 247 slots him at No. 21 in his class and Scout has him at No. 27.

Bridges told 247 Sports two weeks ago that Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa State and North Carolina comprised his top five. A native of Flint, Mich., Bridges was slated to visit IU for last season’s Hoosier Hysteria, but did not attend due to illness, according to Scout.com.

Bridges told Mlive.com in April that he’d like to play guard in college.

“We’re trying to make Miles aware of just how unstoppable he is,” Bridges’ AAU coach Brandon Neely told Mlive.com. “When he puts the ball on the floor and attacks the rim, he puts a lot of pressure on the defense. He can always pad the stat sheet because he’s always flirting with triple-doubles. But he should also be having seven to nine assists a game because of the all the defensive attention he draws.”

Here’s his junior year mixtape:

3 comments

  1. Geoff will soon reassure us that this is normal propagation of a “bridge year” into a “Bridges year”….. though Crean is actually endless Miles away from being a good coach.

  2. It doesn’t sound like he’s coming to IU, but hopefully we have a great year, Thomas returns, and assuming Williams leaves, it opens up an immediate position for Bridges to step into.

  3. It’s Friday….Geoff can see for miles…Everything hinges on Bridges…Might as well have a tune dedication.

    Now there’s no denying….that’s a great tune. Wow…1969. Ernie was getting ready to play two for the Cubs…Effing Mets…Anyway…This damn song just gets better with age.

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