Junior college forward Freddie McSwain Jr. continues to prepare for his arrival at Indiana.
The 6-foot-6 forward is finishing academic work at Neosho County Community College, in Chanute, Kan.
At the same time, he’s working on his conditioning and his basketball skills.
“I’ve been working on my dribble and my shooting, my handles, catching and shooting mainly,” McSwain told peegs.com. “I’ve been working on my handles and attacking the basket.
“I did 500 shots today on the gun. I was doing some crossfit stuff. I’m trying to stay active while I’m here in Kansas.”
McSwain said the class IU requires for junior college admittance is going well.
“That’s good. It’s going great,” he said.
McSwain said his current plan is to arrive at Indiana on Aug. 17 after seeing his mom, who has had some health issues, back home in Georgia.
“I’m going to try to come on Aug. 17. I’m going to spend time with my mom then I’ll be heading to school,” he said.
Indiana’s front court has two key incoming players this season in McSwain and 6-foot-10 high school forward De’Ron Davis, IU’s top-ranked 2016 recruit.
“I’m excited. I just can’t wait to get there,” McSwain said. “It’s going to be different. I’ll be going to a new program. I’ll have to adjust. Everything is about adjusting, the speed, everything. I just cant wait to learn new things.
“I’m looking forward to the workouts, getting to know my teammates more, building a chemistry, getting to know everybody and just getting better.
“I’m going to try to improve every day.”
McSwain said his weight has been mainly between 219-223 pounds, depending on the workouts and basketball work he does in a given week.
He said he stays in regular contact with the IU coaching staff.
“Coach (Rob) Judson texts me mostly, telling me to keep focused and says everybody is ready for me to get there,” McSwain said.