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Indiana Recruiting Update: July Evaluation Period Preview

Where will the Hoosier look in July?

NCAA Basketball: Austin Peay at Indiana Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Archie Miller and the Indiana coaching staff will be a busy bunch in the month of July.

With next year's roster pretty much set in stone, Miller and the rest of the staff will be able to shift their focus to recruiting and do what they can to lure some of their top targets into coming to Bloomington.

Here are some players whose recruitment Indiana Hoosier fans should follow over the course of the next month.

-Robert Phinisee

  • AAU Team: Indiana Elite

The new coaching staff has made Phinisee a priority from the day they started the job. A 6-foot point guard from McCutcheon High School in Indiana, Phinisee is a great floor general who is known for his passing ability.

In addition to Indiana, Phinisee also holds offers from Ohio State, Butler, and Virginia, but has made no inclinations as to what direction is recruitment is heading. According to IndyStar Indiana reporter Zach Osterman, the Hoosiers have told Phinisee they plan to have a representative at each of his AAU games this upcoming month.

-Darius Garland

  • AAU Team: Bradley Beal Elite

As the top point guard in the 2018 class, Darius Garland can go wherever he wants to go. A 6-foot-2 five-star guard, Garland is an elite all-around player who does just about everything well.

Getting Garland will be no easy task for the Hoosiers as he has also been offered by blueblood programs Kentucky, Duke, and Kansas plus numerous other high-major schools.

-Romeo Langford

  • AAU Team: Twenty-Two Vision

Archie Miller has reiterated, time and time again, that he knows exactly where New Albany, Indiana is, the hometown of Romeo Langford. The top overall player in the state of Indiana for the class of 2018, Indiana fans are infatuated with the thought of Langford taking his talents to Bloomington for his college career, regardless of the likelihood of him being a one-and-done.

A top-five recruit nationally in the class of 2018, Langford is a smooth 6-foot-5 shooting guard who can score in a multitude of ways. Langford hasn't hinted who has the edge at this point, but possible suitors for his talents along with Indiana include Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and Louisville.

-Brandon Johns

  • AAU Team: Spiece Indy Heat

After Johns had taken an unofficial visit to Indiana on June 11th, Miller offered the 6-foot-8 forward a scholarship. An East Lansing native, Johns is the number one overall player in the state of Michigan. As a combo forward, Johns possesses a great offensive skill set as well as the ability to guard out on the perimeter.

It's easy to infer Michigan State has the edge with Johns due to the shortage in the distance. Johns has made it known he's open to leaving the state of Michigan and playing his college ball elsewhere. Along with Michigan State and Indiana, Johns also holds offers from Michigan, Creighton, Alabama, Iowa, and Purdue among others.

-Eric Ayala

  • AAU Team: We R-1

After his scholarship was reaffirmed this spring, it is still unclear whether Ayala will reclassify to the 2017 class or stay in 2018. In the case of Ayala making a move to 2017 and committing to the Indiana, Miller would fill that void scholarship slot which opened after the transfer of Grant Gelon.

A 6-foot-5 combo guard, Ayala table of offers consists of Syracuse, UCONN, Maryland, Arizona, and Villanova.


Other notable names: Musa Jallow, Eric Hunter, Damezi Anderson