Indianapolis Lawrence North 2018 forward Kevin Easley Jr. made an unofficial visit to Indiana on Saturday.
One of the highlights for the 6-foot-5 three-star forward was playing in a scrimmage with the IU players and other recruits on campus on Saturday.
On Sunday night back in Indy, Easley put himself through a several-hour workout.
“After what I scrimmaged against yesterday, I had to,” Easley said.
A prospect on the IU radar since he entered high school, Easley has been to the Bloomington campus a number of times.
After a strong summer with the George Hill AAU program, Easley said IU’s interest has really picked up.
“It’s increased dramatically,” Easley told Peegs.com. “It’s crazy. I think since I had a really good summer, a lot of schools are coming hard, and IU has really increased its level.”
Easley said Indiana, Missouri, VCU, Michigan and Louisville are among the programs showing increased interest. His next unofficial visit is scheduled for Oct. 12 to Louisville.
While at IU, Easley scrimmaged with the basketball team in an open gym, went to the Indiana-Wake Forest football game and got to see some more of the IU campus.
“It was fun. I enjoyed myself. I spent a lot of time with the guys. That was a new experience for me. We could have won that football game, too.
“I saw the facilities. I’ve seen all of them a million times, but my friends were there with me, so they got to see it,” Easley said.
“I got to see them work out then I scrimmaged with them and we went to the game as a team. The coaching staff was all there, which was cool.
“A bunch of people thought we were on the team. It was pretty cool. They were asking for photos. It was a great atmosphere.”
2017 point guard Tremont Waters was also part of the scrimmage.
“I scrimmaged with Tremont, the kid on his official visit. He was really good. I think I held my own as a junior,” Easley said.
Easley also spent time with IU coach Tom Crean and assistants Tim Buckley, Chuck Martin and Rob Judson.
“Coach was really excited to see me. He was glad I was down there,” Easley said. “I’m probably going to take my dad to a football game when I come back next month.”