Priller's high school coach, Richard Bacon, coached with McClain at TCU in the past, and he wanted to reach out to let him know about his 6-foot-9 forward.
Tim Buckley first went down to see Priller, and was impressed. McClain and IU coach Tom Crean visited after, and they too liked what they saw. The Hoosiers offered Priller a scholarship on Saturday, and he immediately accepted.
"Our plan was to have him as the best available big in the state of Texas in the late signing period," Bacon told AllHoosiers.com. "Other than Myles Turner, there is no one else available that is better than him if you actually watch him play."
Priller averaged 17.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in his senior season. He shot 51 percent from beyond the arc, 48 percent on two-pointers and 78 percent from the foul line. Priller plays at a 5A school with an enrollment of 2360, which is the state of Texas' largest class. Bacon said Priller scored 39 points in one game, including 30 in the second half.
Bacon said Priller didn't have a good summer last year because he didn't feel the team "utilized him in the way they should have." But Priller had a solid senior high school season and adds yet another shooter to Indiana's 2014 class.
When Indiana offered on Saturday, it was pretty much a no-brainer for Priller.
"He told me when they first started calling, ‘If they offer me, all bets are off for everybody else. I'm gonna tell you that right now,'" Bacon said. "He can score like nobody's business."