How IU's 2015 recruiting class stacks up

Indiana is bringing in Thomas Bryant, Juwan Morgan and O.G. Anunoby next year. How does this recruiting class compare to the others during Tom Crean's tenure at Indiana? Here's a look.

After a slow start in 2015, Tom Crean and Indiana reeled in another impressive recruiting class. When Thomas Bryant signed with the Hoosiers, he solidified a class that already included fellow four-star prospect Juwan Morgan and three-star forward O.G. Anunoby.

But how does the 2015 class compare to the others during the Tom Crean era at Indiana? Here's a look at all of the classes, from the best to the worst.

2008

Nick Williams
Tom Pritchard
Matt Roth
Verdell Jones
Malik Story
Devon Dumes
Tijan Jobe

RANK: 8th of 8

2009

Christian Watford
Maurice Creek
Bawa Muniru
Bobby Capobianco
Derek Elston
Jordan Hulls

RANK: 1st of 8

THOUGHTS: This class may not have the talent of later ones, but it ranks at the top because it was the most important recruiting class for Crean. Hulls, Watford and Co. helped Crean turn the program around and helped pave the way for the recruiting classes to come.

2010

Victor Oladipo
Will Sheehey
Guy-Marc Michel

RANK: 2nd of 8

THOUGHTS: When Crean signed the 2010 class, it ranked as one of the lowest in the Big Ten. But Oladipo and Sheehey, along with Hulls, helped change the culture of the program. And because Oladipo stayed three years and Sheehey stayed four years, the 2010 class had a greater impact than 2011 or 2013.

2011

Cody Zeller
Austin Etherington
Remy Abell

RANK: 3rd of 8

THOUGHTS: Because of Zeller alone, the 2011 class was one of the most important in the Crean era. Zeller was among the chief reasons Indiana spent much of the 2012-13 season ranked No. 1 overall.

2012

Yogi Ferrell
Jeremy Hollowell
Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Peter Jurkin

RANK: 6th of 8

THOUGHTS: The Movement never came to fruition, but Ferrell turned into an outstanding four-year player for the Hoosiers, and Mosquera-Perea has had his moments.

2013

Noah Vonleh
Luke Fischer
Troy Williams
Stanford Robinson
Devin Davis
Collin Hartman

RANK: 4th of 8

THOUGHTS: Even after Fischer and Robinson transferred, this class still should finish in the top four of Crean's current IU classes, but that remains to be seen. Vonleh only stayed one year, but Williams, Davis and Hartman still have plenty of time to make up for his absence.

2014

James Blackmon Jr.
Robert Johnson
Max Hoetzel
Jeremiah April
Tim Priller
Emmitt Holt

RANK: 7th of 8

THOUGHTS: Hard to believe this class ranks that low, but Blackmon and Johnson figure to be the only significant contributors over an extended period. Hoetzel and April have already transferred after one year.

2015

Thomas Bryant
Juwan Morgan
O.G. Anunoby

RANK: 5th of 8

THOUGHTS: This class is huge for Crean and Indiana because the Hoosiers desperately needed big men, and Crean delivered. Even as a coach perceived to be on the hot seat, Crean managed to sign another McDonalds All-American, one that should make the Hoosiers a legitimate contender in the Big Ten next season and in years to come.


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