Indiana basketball recruiting: Third July period, Day 4 recap

Tom Crean watches Malik Williams close his AAU career in style, two Indiana point guard prospects go head to head, news on a 7-foot center, Bloomington North's Musa Jallow goes off and more are covered in the recap of Saturday's news and action.

LAS VEGAS — Tremont Waters was busted.

He and fellow 2017 point guard Jose Alvarado were getting a photo taken after their battle on Saturday night when Waters popped up rabbit ears behind Alvarado.

Alvarado spotted it quickly, drawing a laugh from Waters.

“OK,” Waters said with a smile. “We’ll take a serious one.”

The two 2017 point guard prospects went head to head Saturday night at the Fab 48, one of the battles involving two Indiana recruiting prospects.

Alvarado of the New York Rens had 17 points, including six free throws in the second half, and was very good distributing the ball as the Rens won 68-55 over Expressions Elite.

Waters scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half, but Expressions struggled to generate enough offense with four-star center Nick Richards in foul trouble and not productive.

Richards went scoreless before fouling out.

2017 6-foot-8 forward Jordan Nowra of Vermont Academy was the major difference in this game, scoring 19 of his 24 points in the second half.

Waters has Indiana in his final seven, and Alvarado said Saturday night the main schools contacting him are Indiana, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Syracuse, VCU and Georgia Tech.

Musa Jallow, a 2018 forward from Bloomington North, had one of his best games, scoring 32 points in a win for Team Blaze.

Jallow has an Indiana offer.

Moses Brown, a 2018 center from New Heights (N.Y.), told that he has started to hear from Indiana.

Brown is listed at 6-foot-11 but said he was recently measured at 7-foot-1. has watched New Heights here in Vegas.

Long, athletic and bouncy, Brown can get off the floor to challenge shots. He blocked two on the same possession in one game.

He runs the floor well, scores on the move, has good hands and uses spin moves and quickness to score inside at this point.

He said he has been losing weight to get in shape and that has helped his athleticism.

Brown plays or legendary Archbishop Malloy in New York.

Indiana coach Tom Crean was in Orlando on Saturday.

Crean saw 2017 forward Malik Williams finish his AAU career.

The four-star 6-foot-11 forward had games of 31 points and 15 rebounds and 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Crean also watched 2018 prospect Keldon Williams. 2017 guard Chaundee Brown also was at AAU nationals in Orlando.

A new name has emerged.

Crean on Saturday watched 6-foot-5 2018 guard Cormac Ryan in Orlando.

The Milton (N.Y.) Academy prospect made five 3-pointers on the way to 31 points on Saturday in an overtime win.

Ryan entered the final July recruiting period with offers from Penn, Boston College, Rice, Davidson, St. John’s, DePaul, Tulane and George Mason. Top Stories