Indiana’s highest-ranked 2016 recruit is close to finishing academic work he needs to be eligible to play as a freshman.
De'Ron Davis, the 6-foot-10 power forward/center from Overland High School in Aurora, Colo., should finish his academic work within the week.
Davis is ranked No. 40 in the 2016 class by Scout.com.
Davis’ planned arrival date at Indiana is Aug. 21, Overland coach Danny Fisher told Peegs.com.
After Davis completes his coursework, there is the formal step of it going to the NCAA Clearinghouse, as happens with the academic work of all high school athletes, male and female, who will play any sport in college, whether Division I, II or III.
Six-foot-5 junior college forward Freddie McSwain Jr. says he will arrive earlier than previously planned.
McSwain had planned to arrive at IU on Wednesday, move-in day for freshmen, but instead will arrive on Sunday, he said.
McSwain had to finish a class at Neosho County Community College that Indiana requires for junior college transfers. After he did that, he spent time with his family in Georgia since IU’s second summer school session had ended.
Davis and McSwain will be the final of IU’s five-member 2016 recruiting class to arrive on campus.
Four-star guard Curtis Jones, three-star guard Devonte Green and two-star shooting guard Grant Gelon are already on campus.
Indiana’s schedule hasn’t been formally released but the first known game is Nov. 11 against Kansas in Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) in the Armed Forces Classic.
Indiana has won the Big Ten regular-season title two of the past four years and is coming off a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
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