Hoosiers Score Juco Big

Tijan Jobe out of Olney Central Junior is a Hoosier. On Tuesday, Tom Crean nabbed the native of Gambia and signed him up.

The Indiana Hoosiers needed size and Tijan Jobe, a native of Gambia, filled the need.

"He's a kid who's recruitment has taken off the last 10-14 days," Olney Central Junior College coach Mike Burris said. "He's had Big Ten, SEC-level schools. He's 7-foot with a 7-5 wingspan. He's 250, 255."

Jobe will have two seasons to play in Bloomington. As a sophomore at Olney JC, Jobe averaged 4 points and 4 rebounds. He's been in the States a little over 4 years. He began at Laurinburg Insititute and made his way to Butler County JC before settling in at Olney under Burris.

Described by Burris as a player similar to Ousmane Barro a former Marquette insider, Jobe certainly has work to do offensively.

"His body and game are better suited at the (major) college level. He runs, he's raw offensively but he can really defend. He'll dunk everything within 5 feet. He's got a lot of upside and potential to his game and he's a high character kid."


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