Hoops Recruiting Central: 2014 Targets

Notes on Josh Cunningham's unofficial visit and whether Marvin Clark will be here on Wednesday. Plus, there's a new player on IU's radar.

Indiana hosted 2014 forward Josh Cunningham for an unofficial visit over the weekend, and it went well. He told me he was overwhelmed by the crowd and the atmosphere on a snowy Sunday in Bloomington and hopes to get back soon before making his decision this spring.

"It was a lot of fun," Cunningham said. "The coaches were great and it turned out to be a good game to see."

Cunningham, a 6-foot-7 forward from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, is a three-star prospect and the 29th-ranked small forward in the class. He's one of the top available players in the 2014 class and has played very well of late.

With Tom Crean on hand in early February, Cunningham had 36 points and 22 rebounds, and picked up an Indiana offer that night. He also has offers from Bradley, Creighton, DePaul, Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

Cunningham visited Creighton back in September.

Indiana is hard after Cunningham, and it's safe to call him Crean's top target in the class. He said he'll make his decision once his high school playoffs are over.

Indiana signee James Blackmon Jr. was also at the game on Sunday, and he sat close to Cunningham. Blackmon Jr. said the two talked "for a long time" and that he really likes Cunningham's game.

"I think we would be pretty nasty together," Blackmon Jr. said. "He's a really good player."

Clark visit on Wednesday?

Marvin Clark, a 2014 unsigned forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, visited Michigan State over the weekend. He says he will visit Indiana for an official on Wednesday night against Nebraska. A source told AllHoosiers.com it's up in the air as to whether that visit will happen.

Clark's coach at Sunrise is a big fan of Tom Izzo and is pushing Clark toward Michigan State. Lourawls Nairn, another IU target who ultimately signed with the Spartans, also plays for Sunrise.

Indiana is interested in Clark, but backed off a little late last week when it felt as if it was being used as a pawn in Clark's recruitment. The Hoosiers didn't want to be involved any longer if they didn't get Clark's last visit, so he cancelled his scheduled visit to Bloomington for last weekend and rescheduled it for Wednesday so he'd be at IU last.

Clark is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound small forward who was originally a member of the 2013 class but reclassified. He also visited Iowa State, Kansas State and Seton Hall.

New 2014 target

Indiana has started recruiting unsigned 2014 forward Jackson Davis from Lexington, Kentucky. Davis is a 6-foot-8, 215-pound small forward and is a three-star prospect. Crean hoped to watch Davis tonight, but his practice was cancelled due to weather.

Davis also has offers from Butler, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Rice and Vanderbilt.

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