Hoosier Hysteria is always one of the biggest days for basketball visitors, and that was again the case on Saturday.
The most notable visitor was 2016 forward Mario Kegler (pictured), who is on an official trip to IU this weekend. Kegler, a 6-foot-7 prospect from Virginia, was joined by his guardian at Assembly Hall. After the event was over, Kegler returned to the court to take some jump shots with an IU manager to rebound.
Kegler is the 46th-ranked player in the 2016 class. He is also still considering Mississippi State, Arizona State, Baylor and Maryland. He has taken official visits to all of the schools.
The only other player on an official visit was 2016 Indiana commit Grant Gelon. Gelon, who committed to IU while on an unofficial visit, plays at Crown Point High School.
Other visitors, by class:
- 2016: Indiana commit Curtis Jones made the trip, as did Eron Gordon, which was a bit of a surprise. Gordon's recruitment has been bizarre, and Indiana doesn't figure to be a likely landing spot for him with Jones and Gelon already commited and Bruce Brown still very much in the picture.
- 2017: You probably already know the names from this class, most of whom are from Indiana. Southport's Paul Scruggs and North Central's Kris Wilkes both made the trip, as did Fort Wayne Snider's Malik Williams. Justin Smith, a forward from Illinois, was in attendance with his family, as we were the first to report earlier this week. Aljami Durham, a guard from Georgia, rounds out the 2017 visitors. It was Durham's second trip to Bloomington.
- 2018: As I reported earlier this week, McCutcheon guard Robert Phinisee made his third unofficial visit since picking up his first offer from the Hoosiers. New Albany guard Romeo Langford and Lawrence North's Kevin Easley were also in attendance.
We will fill up with reaction from many of these recruits beginning tomorrow and continuing into next week.