Indiana basketball coach Archie Miller and his assistant watched five-star 2019 6-foot-11 prospect James Wiseman over the weekend, and tonight offered him a scholarship.
Wiseman is a 6-foot-11, 210-pound foward/center. He is ranked No. 8 nationally in the 2019 class by Scout.com. He is from Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tenn.
Wiseman plays on the Bradley Beal Elite AAU team, same as IU 2018 five-star point guard target Darius Garland.
Miller and assistants Tom Ostrom and Bruiser Flint both watched Wiseman at the Nike EYBL event in Hampton, Va. in the first of the two April live evaluation periods.
In the first game Ostrom watched, Wiseman had 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots.
In his four games this past weekend, Wiseman averaged 11.2 points, shot 64.5 percent (20-for-31) form the field, 4-for-8 from the line and 1-for-2 from the arc.
He averaged 8.8 rebounds, getting 14 offensive rebounds and 21 defensive rebounds in the four games. He had six blocked shots, four assists, one turnover and eight fouls in the four games.
Offers have only started to come in for Wiseman. In addition to Indiana, he has offers from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Texas and Vanderbilt and a number of other schools have been watching him.
Peegs.com watched Wiseman several times in Hampton.
A lefty, Wiseman played like a big-time prospect.
Although still a little slender — not really an issue because he’s only coming off his sophomore year in high school — Wiseman runs the floor incredibly well, plays above the rim on both ends, scores, rebounds and blocks shots.
He dunks everything he can, posts up very well for a young player, has good bounce and improving strength.
He has good hands. He showed he can catch the ball on the move and finish. He showed good feet, good coordination and battled for position. He also showed a left-handed jump hook and defended without fouling.