2015 Rankings Breakdown: Indiana

For the first time since the end of the summer the class of 2015 rankings were updated. As would be expected there was a lot of movement up and down. Here is a look at what happened with Indiana targets.

One of the staples of the Tom Crean era at Indiana has been early commitments, but in the class of 2015 the Hoosiers don't have any. As with any class with no commitments, the place to start is in-state and the highest rated is Jalen Coleman.

Coleman, and Indianapolis native, checks in at No. 25 overall and the No. 6 shooting guard. That is a bump up from No. 33 overall and the No. 8 shooting guard which he was in the last update. The reason for the bump has been Coleman's consistency shooting the basketball as well as an improvement with his handle and understanding.

Also in the top 100 in-state are K.J. Walton and Hyron Edwards, though at this point Indiana has only shown tepid interest in both as the season has gone along.

One player Indiana keyed in on early was Bryant Crawford. Coming into the season Crawford was the No. 1 overall point guard and the No. 28 player overall. However Crawford has had a tough year and fell in the rankings. Now he checks in as the No. 7 point guard and the No. 51 player overall. Crawford needs to improve on his shooting and decision making in order to go back up in the rankings.

One player who has made his way up the rankings that IU is definitely involved with would be Allonzo Trier. The Oklahoma native is right on the cusp of five-star status and sits at No. 20 overall and is the No. 5 shooting guard. That is a significant bump for Trier who was No. 41 overall and the No. 10 shooting guard. In fact, Trier was one of the biggest risers on the strength of a very impressive junior season.

Indiana no doubt is going to have to focus on the post prospects in 2015, and one they are in the final six with is Daniel Giddens. Overall Giddens slipped slightly from No. 34 overall to No. 41, but he is still considered one of the better shot blockers and rebounders around. Giddens needs to improve on the offensive end, but he does have the size and athleticism to anchor a defense down low.

Also the Hoosiers are heavily involved with Doral Moore. Moore stayed relatively steady on the cusp of five-star status at No. 22. He is having a very solid high school season, and was one of the more debated players in the class. Moore had some definite momentum for a five-star grade, but in the end he came up just short.

Indiana also has their eye on national targets such as Stephen Zimmerman Carlton Bragg, and Chase Jeter as well as another big in Raymond Spalding. Zimmerman, Bragg and Jeter each stayed as five-stars with minimal movement while Spalding jumped up from three-star status to four-star and No. 75 overall. Spalding got the bump because of his impressive size and athleticism, though still at this time he is a bit more potential than production.

Overall the Hoosiers are looking to likely address point guard as well as the power forward and center positions in the 2015 class after loading up on wing shooters in 2014, and as one would expect, Indiana is involved some many of the best in the country.


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