Mission Accomplished for Crean with Abraham

Progressive Christian (Md.) Academy big man Moses Abraham has been first and foremost on Tom Crean's mind as of late, and the Hoosier coach's efforts are paying dividends...

Bloomington – It was mission accomplished for Indiana Coach Tom Crean on Tuesday.

Crean flew to the East Coast today to visit with 6'9", 237-pound Progressive Christian (Md.) Academy big man Moses Abraham and his family. The Hoosier coach's goal was to get the three-star recruit to delay his college decision and instead take an official visit to Bloomington to look more closely into the possibility of becoming a Hoosier.

Abraham agreed, and has once again delayed a decision that has appeared imminent on each of the past three days. Indiana will be the fourth official visit from Abraham, who has also made stops at Georgetown, Maryland and Tennessee.

While that quartet and Seton Hall were all under consideration recently, a source close to the situation has said that Abraham's choice will boil down to nearby Georgetown and Indiana.

Georgetown has been involved with Abraham nearly ever since he first arrived in the U.S. from his native Nigeria in November. In addition to his official visit, he's also made several unofficial to the Hoya program, and was reportedly at its NCAA Selection Sunday get-together over the weekend.

Indiana, meanwhile, has been eyeing Abraham for more than a month, but has appeared to become a more realistic possibility during the last week. A source close to the situation has said that's because of the job that Crean has done recruiting the big man, capped by yesterday's visit during the first day of the contact period.

On Monday, Abraham told Hoosier Nation that Crean has made an impression on him during the process.

"He's a nice guy," Abraham said. "He said I can help them."

The NCAA's spring signing period begins April 14 and runs through May 19.


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