BLOOMINGTON – Like a handful of coveted Division I recruits, Jordan Prosser is taking a wait-and-see approach with Indiana.
The 6-8, 205-pounder from Eureka, Ill., was in Bloomington last weekend, practicing with his Nike Elite 17-and-under teammates in preparation for the start of the AAU season. Indiana is one of a host of schools that has shown interest in the three-star recruit, but IU's uncertain future has Prosser a bit leery for the time being.
"I'm going to wait and find out what happens in June," Prosser said in reference to IU's appearance before the NCAA Infractions Committee. "If they don't make the NCAA Tournament for two years, a lot of kids are probably going to put them on the back burner. That's what most kids want to do – go to the (NCAA) tournament and play."
While Prosser waits on some clarification on what the future holds in Bloomington, he's moving ahead with many of the other schools that are showing interest. He said he has offers from Indiana, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Xavier, and just recently added one from Baylor.
Wisconsin has been a program that has shown plenty of interest, and it's obvious the feelings are mutual. Prosser said he's made four or five trips to Madison for unofficial visits.
"I like Wisconsin – it's really cool up there," Prosser said. "I really like Coach (Bo) Ryan."
There's a lot to like about Prosser as well. He averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks as a junior, helping his prep team to a 16-11 record and a regional championship. He's a hard-working forward who will have a chance to play the power forward spot this summer on a Nike Elite team that also features fellow elite big men Mason Plumlee, Stephen Van Treese and Bobby Capobianco.
It's a Nike Elite team that figures to be among the nation's best, giving Prosser an even greater opportunity to show off his skills in front of interested coaches. As the interest in Prosser continues to grow, he'll be looking at what each school has to offer as well.
"I'm looking at the style of play of the different schools and how I could fit in there, how I'd get along with everybody," Prossser said. "I want to see if the coach is easy to get along with. I'd like to find a program that gets up and down the floor and doesn't play slow."
Prosser said he's still keeping a close eye on Indiana, and he'll be better able to evaluate Coach Tom Crean's program as a possibility after the NCAA rules in June. One thing that figures to help the Hoosiers is the fact Prosser doesn't appear ready to make a college choice anytime soon.
"I think I'll decide right before my senior year so I can get it over and not have to worry about it during my senior season," Prosser said.
Prosser Adding Offers, Watching IU Situation
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