Hoops Recruiting Central: How 2014 shapes out

Indiana is in on a number of 2014 targets. How will the class shape up for the Hoosiers?

We've had updates on several 2014 targets over the last week, but here's a look at all of those prospects in one spot. Indiana has already signed three players in this class, but there's a very good chance Tom Crean and Co. adds at least one more player to the mix, maybe more.

Here's a player-by-player look at each one, with my predicted destination.

PF Anthony Lee (Temple transfer): Lee would be eligible to play immediately next season because of the graduate transfer rule. Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Owls last season in a disappointing year.

Lee has been contacted by nearly 50 high-major schools since he announced he would transfer on Tuesday, and Indiana is right in the mix. He told AllHoosiers.com on Thursday that Indiana is "the favorite" at this point in the process and is likely to get his final visit. He plans to announce his decision sometime after the NCAA title game.

Lee said Crean has looked at nearly all of his tape from last season and has given him a blueprint for what he needs to do to improve and eventually get to the next level, which is his goal. If you had forgotten, Lee was the Temple player Christian Watford blocked in last year's round of 32 game.


Marvin Clark (Sunrise Christian Academy): Clark will announce his decision on Monday, and the Hoosiers are in the mix. He visited Indiana, Michigan State, Iowa State and Kansas State. He's also still considering Seton Hall.

The Spartans are the heavy favorite here because Clark's Sunrise coach is a big supporter of Tom Izzo and is pushing him in that direction. Clark is also teammates with point guard Lourawls Nairn, who is signed with Michigan State for next year.


Josh Cunningham (Morgan Park, Chicago): Cunningham, a 6-foot-7, 180-pound forward, is probably the best of the spring signees Indiana is targeting. He visited Indiana for the Ohio State game earlier this month, and has also visited Creighton. He also has offers from Bradley, Iowa State, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

Cunningham was in Bloomington at the same time as 2014 signee James Blackmon Jr., and the two had a lengthy conversation about playing together this year. Cunningham is still in the high school playoffs, will plans to announce his decision shortly after the season ends.


Yante Maten (Bloomfield Hills, Detroit): Maten does not yet own an Indiana offer, but the IU staff watched him twice earlier this week. Assistant coach Tim Buckley was in to see him on Monday, and Crean visited Tuesday to watch his 31-point, 17-rebound performance.

Maten will likely serve as a backup plan for Cunningham and Clark, if Indiana cannot land either forward.


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