Live Blog: Second July Evaluation Period

Track Indiana's coaching staff -- and recruiting targets -- with up-to-the-minute info throughout the second evaluation period, which opened at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The second of three July evaluation periods opened at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Check back here throughout the week for up-to-the-minute information on what events Indiana coaches are at, which players they are watching, and more.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. Corey Evans, East Coast Contributing Editor for NY2LA Sports, reported that Crean, McCaffery, Michigan, ODU, IUPUI, Drake, Butler, Ole Miss Xavier are watching Tejon Lucas/Spartans vs Dream Vision at NY2LA Summer Jam 2k15 earlier Sunday morning.

UPDATE: 1:23 p.m: Crean is in Milwaukee watching Ibi Watson today. Watson, a 3-star forward in the 2016 class, has an Indiana offer.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

UPDATE: 7:53 p.m.: According to Rivals' Eric Bossi, 2016 5-star big man Jarrett Allen drawing Tom Crean, Scott Drew, Shaka Smart, Bruce Weber plus KU, UNC, Bama and Wake Forest assistant coaches.

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.: 2018 G/F Kevin Easley had 26 points and 8 rebounds in Indy Hoosiers' 15U semifinal win at Under Armour Finals.

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m.: 2016 forward Miles Bridges had 20 point (8-13 FG) and 10 rebounds in today’s win at the Nike Global Challenge. Another 2016 IU target, center Tony Bradley, had 26 points and seven rebounds in the USA South’s championship win at the Nike Global Challenge. 2017 and IU target guard Markus Howard had 34 points in a championship loss to USA South at the Nike Global Challenge.

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m.: Looking further ahead into the 2018 class, Crean was on hand "front and center for 2018 prospect Jontay Porter. Brother of Michael Porter," according to our Evan Daniels. Michael is an IU target in the 2017 class.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

UPDATE: 11:45 p.m.: Final update of the night. Tony Bradley, a 2016 center with an Indiana offer, had 19 points (8-12 FG) and 12 rebounds in tonight's win at the Nike Global Challenge. Matt Coleman, Curtis Jones and Lonnie Walker all struggled in a losing effort.

UPDATE: 11:30 p.m.: Tom Crean watched 2016 Crown Point G/F Grant Gelon in St. Louis today. Gelon had five 3-pointers in the game Crean watched. Crean first started tracking Gelon at last week's adidas Invitational and told him he will watch him the rest of the month.

UPDATE: 11:15 p.m.: 2016 guard Tony Carr cut his list to five schools tonight, and Indiana did not make the list. All five schools are on the East Coast. Indiana did a good job recruiting Carr, but he must want to stay close to home.

UPDATE: 10:09 p.m.: Some stat updates from this afternoon: The Indy Hoosiers advanced to the title game at the Under Armour Finals in Atlanta with an OT win tonight. Kris Wilkes had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Paul Scruggs added 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. in the win.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, 2017 guard Markus Howard had 19 points and 2016 center Schnider Herard added 10 points and four rebounds as the USA West beat the USA Midwest at the Nike Global Challenge. Miles Bridges, a 2016 forward who has Indiana among his top five, had 19 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks and 4 assists in defeat.

UPDATE: 3:43 p.m.: Tom Crean is now in Milwaukee for the NY2LA event, watching All Ohio Red vs. Illinois Celtics 17U, per Trevor Andershock. Illinois, Dayton, Gonzaga, Ohio State among the other schools watching that game.

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.: 2017 guard Lonnie Walker had 17 points (5-8 FG) and 2017 guard Matt Coleman had 10 points (3-6 FG) in USA East's win over Pan Africa at the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago this afternoon. That event runs through tomorrow.

Tom Crean has moved to his fourth different event in just over two days, opening his Friday at the final day of Lawson/Oladipo camp at DeMatha High School. Lamar Stevens, a 2016 forward who listed Indiana among his top five, is one of several Indiana targets playing there.

Thon Maker is getting set to play at the Under Armour Finals in Atlanta. We will update you on all IU targets throughout the day.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

UPDATE: 11:35 p.m.: 2016 big man Schnider Herard had 11 points and 7 rebounds and 2017 guard Markus Howard had 9 points in USA West's win over Canada at the Nike Global Challenge tonight in Chicago.

UPDATE: 11:25 p.m.: Tom Crean and Chuck Martin moved to New York tonight for an adidas All-American Camp game at Rucker Park. Among those in the game: Rawle Alkins, De'Ron Davis and De'Riante Jenkins. Jenkins had 12 points on 6-7 FG. What a neat opportunity for the young kids to play at the historic Rucker Park.

So, to update: Crean started the evaluation period at the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago on Wednesday night, opened Thursday at the Under Armour Finals in Atlanta, and moved to New York for the nightcap. My guess is he will remain in New York early Friday.

UPDATE: 9:27 p.m.: Some more scoring updates from the Nike Global Challenge tonight:

2017 guard Matt Coleman had 14 points (7-8 FG) and 2017 guard Lonnie Walker had 15 points (6-12 FG) in USA East's win over China. Tony Bradley, a 2016 center, had 14 points and eight rebounds in USA South's win over Pan Africa.

UPDATE: 4:12 p.m.: 2016 forward Lamar Stevens told Scout.com that his top five schools are: Indiana, Marquette, Villanova, Pittsburgh and Temple. Stevens says he will take an official visit to Pitt in August and Marquette in September, and he's currently working to set up his official visit to Indiana.

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m.: 2016 forward Miles Bridges had 17 points (7-10 FG) and 5 rebounds in USA Midwest's win over Team Canada at the Nike Global Challenge this afternoon.

UPDATE: 3:36 p.m.: Tom Crean is now watching 2017 five-star Hamidou Diallo in Atlanta, per Jerry Meyer of 247Sports.

Some stat updates for you from earlier: Thon Maker had 11 points (1-9 FG) and nine rebounds in front of Crean earlier this afternoon. Kris Wilkes had 17 points (8-14 FG) and 12 rebounds with Crean watching earlier, and AAU teammate Paul Scruggs had 14 points (7-11 FG), 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

In Chicago, 2017 guard Markus Howard had 12 points and 2016 big man Schnider Herard had 9 points and 11 rebounds as the USA West beat the Dominican Republic this morning at the Nike Global Challenge.

More updates coming throughout the day.

UPDATE: 3:19 p.m.: Crean and assistant coach Tim Buckley remain in Atlanta for the Under Armour Finals. Crean was watching 2016 big man Thon Maker just a little while ago.

We're into the first full day of the live period, and Tom Crean is on the move. Crean moved from Chicago to Atlanta this morning, where he is now watching 2017 prospects Paul Scruggs and Kris Wilkes at the Under Armour Finals. Thon and Matur Maker are also at the event.

A look at some statistics from the adidas All-American Camp last night, where Crean will likely travel at some point this week. Rawle Alkins picked up right where he left off last week with a 23-point performance in his first game in New York. De'Ron Davis had games of 8 points and six rebounds, 8 points and five rebounds, and 8 points and three rebounds. And Nick Rakocevic had a game with 10 points and eight boards.

Plenty more updates coming throughout the day.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

UPDATE: 9:57 p.m.: 2017 guard Jose Alvarado said tonight at Adidas All-American Camp that Indiana, VCU and Miami are recruiting him hardest to this point. Alvarado plays AAU ball for the NY Rens. I did a story on him last week in Atlanta.

UPDATE: 9:21 p.m.: Tom Crean arrived at Whitney Young High School in Chicago at about 8 p.m. for the Nike Global Challenge. Rob Judson is also there, as is Purdue coach Matt Painter, Michigan coach John Beilein and others.

I've been told Indiana coach Tom Crean will open the live period at the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago tonight. There are only scrimmages tonight, but all four USA teams will be in action. I got the rosters just a short while ago, and here are the Indiana targets that will be in attendance:

2016 guard Curtis Jones (USA East)
2017 guard Matt Coleman (USA East)
2017 guard Lonnie Walker (USA East)

2016 forward Miles Bridges (USA Midwest)

2016 center Tony Bradley (USA South)

2017 guard Markus Howard (USA West)
2016 center Schnider Herard (USA West)
2016 guard De'Aaron Fox (USA West

The Adidas All-American Camp in New York is also getting underway. Here are the Indiana targets that are there:

2016 guard Rawle Alkins
2016 forward De'Ron Davis
2016 forward De'Riante Jenkins
2016 guard Eron Gordon
2016 forward Nick Rakocevic
2017 forward Jaren Jackson
2018 guard Romeo Langford

The Under Amour Finals are in Atlanta this week. Among the Indiana targets in action there: 2016 center Thon Maker, 2017 guard Paul Scruggs and 2017 forwards Kris Wilkes and Matur Maker.


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