The Final Four is set, and much to the disappointment of Indiana fans, the Hoosiers aren’t in it. Bounced emphatically by Syracuse in the opening game of the Sweet 16, Tom Crean’s club fell short of expectations after spending much of the year ranked No. 1 and winning the Big Ten regular season title.
Senior starters Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls are set to graduate, while Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller could be lost to the NBA.
Despite the turnover, the Hoosiers, winners of 25-plus games in two straight seasons for the first time in over 20 years, should be able to mount another attack on conference accolades next season with a heralded six-man recruiting class, including Noah Vonleh, the highest rated to commitment to-date for the Hoosiers under Crean. Here are the current high school seniors committed to suit up for IU next season:
Power forward, 6-8, 220-pounds, New Hampton School (MA), Mass Rivals (travel team)
ESPN: 5-star (No. 8 in country); Rivals: 5-star (7); Scout: 5-star (8)
Scouting report: A tremendous young talent, with a world of potential, Vonleh continues to improve. He possesses a strong frame that continues to stretch out which includes big hands and feet that are not done growing. His physical tools are becoming elite status and he is still growing into his body. — ESPN