Anunoby makes his B1G commitment

One of the more intriguing wings left on the board made his pick, and OG Anunoby is headed to the Big Ten.

The Indiana Hoosiers added a commitment to their 2015 class with late rising forward Ogugua Anunoby. The Jefferson City (Missouri) product ran with Team Thad over the summer and saw his stock soar after an impressive July.

Eventually the decision came down to the Hoosiers, Georgia Bulldogs, and Iowa Hawkeyes, however at a press conference at his school Anunoby decided that Indiana was the right place for him.

According to Team Thad AAU Coach Norton Hurd, Anunoby was very impressed with how Indian and Tom Crean recruited him.

“I think he was intrigued with Indiana from day one,” said Hurd. “From the day Tom Crean offered him I think Indiana led. They were the first high-major to offer him a scholarship in July while other coaches were waiting around.”

Hurd continued, “Crean talked about how he doesn’t wait for other coaches to offer. When he sees a player he likes that he knows he can develop he offers him a scholarship, and that is what he did and it really impressed OG.”

Anunoby will bring an athletic and versatile presence to the frontcourt. Right now Anunoby is more of a run and jump athlete than anything, but he is still young is his basketball development. At around 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, it will be interesting to see if Anunoby grows into a power forward or gets skilled enough to become a full time wing while in college.

This is the second commitment for the Hoosiers in the class of 2015. Anunoby is joined by another Missouri native in four-star power forward Juwan Morgan who picked the Hoosiers last month.

Look for Anunoby to potentially be a redshirt candidate because his upside is so big, yet has very little experience playing at a high level both on the grassroots circuit and in high school.

If the improvement stays rapid like Anunoby showed during July then this could end up being a very good pickup for the Hoosiers despite him not being one of the more highly rated prospects in the country.

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