The Forum Credit Union Tip Off Classic features some of the best teams in Indiana and the Midwest this weekend and will take place at Southport High School. Eight four-star Scout.com ranked prospects will participate in the event all under one roof in consecutive games.
Beginning the day is Park Tudor taking on Tri-West. Park Tudor features Jaren Jackson. The No. 55 overall prospect is full of potential and already is off to a very good start his junior season. At 6-foot-9 with long arms and a great three point stroke, Maryland, Georgetown, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana, Xavier, Butler, Illinois, and others have already offered.
Also in the game is three-star point guard Kobe Webster who is Jackson’s running mate and one of the better scorers in the state of Indiana in the 2017 class.
Following that game, future Indiana Hoosier Grant Gelon will take the court. Gelon, who is one of the best shooters in the country, will lead his Cown Point teammates against Warren Central in what should be a battle of an elite shooting team against one of the most athletic and high tempo teams in the state.
The third game of the day has Brebeuf taking on Ft. Wayne Snider. The headliner in this game is No. 63 overall prospect in the 2017 class Malik Williams. Williams has largely stayed off the major shoe company AAU circuits, but at 6-foot-10 with big time athleticism, long arms, and a nice shooting touch, he has one of the highest upsides in the country.
Already Williams has offers from Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, Cincinnati, Michigan State, and others. He will likely be one of the most heavily pursued prospects in the country before it is all said and done.
Maybe the most anticipated game of the day is the fourth game between Pike and New Albany. New Albany is the No. 1 team in the state and features 2018 prospect Romeo Langford. Langford is the No. 24 overall player in the class and is one of the most talented guards around. Butler, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State, Purdue, and others are already heavily involved with Langford.
Not to be out done is Pike who has the guard duo of Justin Roberts and Justin Thomas. Roberts is the No. 97 overall player in the class and is one of the best pure point guards in the 2017 class. Thomas is a mid-major point guard who already has an offer from Drake and is attracting more interest as an unsigned 2016 prospect.
The fifth game could be a Mr. Basketball showdown between Eron Gordon and Kyle Guy. Gordon is leading the way for Cathedral while Guy holds it down for Lawrence Central. Both prospects are having tremendous senior seasons, and it will be the first regular season high school meeting between the two.
Guy, who is headed to Virginia, has the Bears off to a 3-0 start and is one of the truly elite shooters in the country. Gordon recently added offers from Ole Miss and Missouri, and is quickly emerging as one of the best unsigned guards in the country. The two are bound to put on a show, and are likely to be guarding one another all game long.
Closing out the day will be Southport against East St. Louis. Southport has a pair of four-star studs in center Joey Brunk and shooting guard Paul Scruggs. Brunk is signed to head to Butler while Scruggs, the No. 30 prospect in the 2017 class, is being most heavily pursued by Indiana and Michigan State.
11:30 – Park Tudor v Tri-West
1:15 – Warren Central v Crown Point
3:00 – Brebeuf v Ft. Wayne Snider
5:00 – Pike v New Albany
6:45 – Lawrence Central v Cathedral
8:30 – Southport v East St. Louis