It's Official - Capobianco to be a Hoosier

BLOOMINGTON – Tom Crean has landed his first commit as IU's basketball coach – Bobby Capobianco. Capobianco talked to HoosierNation.com this morning about his decision...

BLOOMINGTON – Tom Crean has landed his first commit as IU's basketball coach – Bobby Capobianco.

The 6-8, 225-pound forward from Loveland, Ohio, confirmed to HoosierNation.com this morning that he has committed to the Hoosiers. He said he will be in Bloomington on Tuesday to meet with Crean, but his college decision has been made.

"It's official," Capobianco said. "I have always wanted to play for Coach Crean and I have wanted to go to IU. It's close to home as well."

A member of the Indiana Elite AAU team, Capobianco averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as junior at Loveland H.S. Crean was the first to offer him a scholarship last spring when he was at Marquette, and that interest has obviously carried over to IU.

Crean has made a big impression on Capobianco, who joins Tipton's Derek Elston in IU's 2009 class.

"It's definitely his personality, how he is as a guy," Capobianco said. "It's also his vision for the game of basketball. I think it's something I share, the way the game should be played and how he runs his team."


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