2014 big man Manderson hears from Indiana

Isaiah Manderson, a 2014 big man that signed with Oregon State, is hearing from the Hoosiers, along with some other schools.

Indiana coach Tom Crean said this week that he and his staff are still active in recruiting the 2014 class and would like to add another piece if it's the right fit.

"We're still active right now," Crean said at Huber Winery on Wednesday. "We have two scholarships. We may use them, we may not. But we're active, we're active. A lot of it is underground, but we're active because we want to continue to build this team the best possible way that we can.

"No. 1, they can bring something to the chemistry. No. 2, they're not frontrunners. When things are going well, there they are. When things aren't going good, there they go. We don't need that."

Crean and his staff have reached out to 2014 big man Isaiah Manderson, who has decided not to enroll at Oregon State, where he signed. Indiana's contact with Manderson was first reported by The Oregonian.

Manderson was released from his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday after the Beavers made a coaching change, and The Oregonian reported he has also already head from Miami, Memphis and Texas Tech.

Manderson, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound big man from Florida, is a three-star prospect. He was also recruited by UCLA and Vanderbilt before signing with Oregon State.

Indiana is obviously very thin on the front line for next season. The Hoosiers return Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Devin Davis and bring in Jeremiah April, but they have little quality experience inside.

Another big body like Manderson's might not hurt, but he's borderline to qualify next season and is scheduled to retake the ACT later this month, according to The Oregonian.

Watch some Manderson highlights from last year's Top 100 Camp in the embedded video player below.


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