The big man Indiana targeted and coveted in the 2014 class is headed elsewhere.
Okonoboh, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound prospect, visited UNLV most recently. His first official visit was to Indiana back in mid-September.
Missing on Okonoboh undoubtedly hurts the Hoosiers. He had been their primary big man target for some time, and began their only target when they bowed out of the races for Stephen Hurt and Chinanu Onuaku.
But at the same time, it's certainly not the end of the world. Indiana already has young big men in Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Luke Fischer, and I think Fischer will develop into a starting center fairly quickly. Plus, I always doubted whether Okonoboh could develop the offensive skills necessary to be a starter in the Big Ten. He's got the defensive tools already, but is very raw on the other end.