Sullivan Wants To Hear From Hoosiers

R.C. Hatch (Ala.) High School point guard Frankie Sullivan, Jr., who is already hearing from programs like North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas, is one of the top players in the 2008 recruiting class and has plenty of interest in Indiana.

Indianapolis, Ind. – When Indiana Coach Mike Davis was recruiting his home state of Alabama to bring in McDonald's All-America D.J. White, he had no idea he was also grabbing the attention of class of 2008 point guard Frankie Sullivan, Jr..

"I like Indiana because I love watching D.J. White," said the 6-1 point guard from Uniontown, Ala. "I played against him when he was in high school and I like his game."

The soon-to-be sophomore from Robert C. Hatch High School says he is yet to hear from the Hoosiers, but would love the chance to visit the Indiana campus. While the Hoosiers are yet to drop him a line, other schools are already making the first step.

"I'm hearing from a lot of schools right now," said Sullivan. "Alabama, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas are grabbing my interest right now, but I have a long way to go before I decide anything. I would like to visit North Carolina, Duke and Indiana, of course."

Even though he is yet to hear from the IU coaching staff, Sullivan has taken it upon himself to converse with Hoosier center D.J. White.

"I talked to D.J. while I was here about what I like about Indiana," said Sullivan. "I like Indiana because of the way they play the game. I love the way the guards play and now they have the big men. I like to play the two-man game with a guy in the post and I love the way Indiana does that."

Sullivan feels he would be a natural fit for Indiana's type of basketball.

"I watch Indiana a lot and I think my game fits that system," said Sullivan. "They play transition basketball and love to feed the post. That's what I like to do. They have tough big guys that can get opponents in foul trouble so the guards can go to work in the end."

While being one of the youngest players at the camp – he's one of only ten rising sophomores – Sullivan is making the most of the experience.

"I came up here to show off my passing," said Sullivan. "A lot of point guards like to try to score for themselves. But I like to pass and get more assists in my game. I want to improve on my defense while I'm here. It's there, but I know I can improve on it.

"It's going to be a big test for me while I'm at this camp to see how I play against all the older, better competition. But I think I can hold my own and every time I do, it just adds confidence to my game. It was scary at first, until I got out onto the court and really relaxed. I found I can play with everyone, too. It's really nice to be here." Top Stories