Hoosiers continue pursuit of 2015 G Conway

Austin Conway, a guard with the Colorado Hawks, is a big fan of Indiana and the way Tom Crean has recruited him.

Indiana coach Tom Crean began recruiting Colorado point guard Austin Conway very early in the process, and he has never stopped.

Conway, who is also a talented high school quarterback, is only 5-foot-10, and that has likely hurt him with some schools interested in recruiting him.

But Indiana identified Conway as a player who could lead the program when Yogi Ferrell is gone, and Crean and is staff have not changed from that initial approach.

"They've come down to my high school a couple times and watched a couple workouts," Conway told AllHoosiers.com at last weekend's Adidas Gauntlet event in Fishers. "We text a lot during the season. I think they're pretty high still.

"Basically they said that they're looking for a point guard. They said they're losing a point guard here in a couple years and they're looking for somebody to fill his spot. They say they think I can feel that spot."

Conway owns one other offer at this point, and that's from Big Ten foe Nebraska. He has also been recruited by Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado. Conway said he's also hearing from Missouri, Wyoming, Harvard, Penn and Princeton.

I personally like Conway's game and think he has the potential to be a good point guard at the college level. He plays downhill, can make a shot from the perimeter, and is pretty good at setting his teammates up to make plays.

Conway has a mindset similar to Russell Westbrook, but he's obviously much smaller and less athletic.

"I like that they've constantly been in contact with me since my freshman year," Conway said. "Not only are they helping me be a better player but they're helping me be a better person, too. They're talking to me about my character.

"It means a lot. I made sure to tell them that they're gonna be one of the schools that I visit and be there for a while to get a feel for the University. I already have a feel for the coaching staff. They're all about me as a player and as a person. That's huge, because you want to play for someone who's about the player and not just the athlete."

Conway plays on the same Colorado Hawks AAU team as 2016 five-star forward De'Ron Davis, who has heavy interest from Indiana as well. Both players visited Bloomington on Monday following the Gauntlet event in Fishers.

"I know when he visits, I'm going to be visiting as well," Conway said. "If we go to Indiana, I definitely want to go there with him. Who knows, maybe we could keep that 1-2 punch together."

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