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7/21 Morning Power Bar: Indiana’s Big Week

The wild recruiting week in the Big Ten and much more in the Friday morning power bar.

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This week, the Big Ten added stellar recruits to schools for the 2018 class. Along with stellar recruits, they also added surprising ones. What happened and where?

Let’s take a look.

-Indiana Lands Three Recruits in a Matter of Hours

Archie Miller was the recruiting king in the Big Ten this week. Three recruits all hours apart? He’s already showing Indiana why he is there and he’s doing his job well.

Have you ever heard the saying “Good things come in threes”? Well, it appears it’s true when it comes to Indiana.

First off, Sunday night, the Hoosiers landed four-star forward Race Thompson. Although Thompson is in the 2018 class, according to multiple reports, he will try to reclassify to 2017 and plans to attend Indiana this fall.

Thompson is an important recruit for Miller and his staff given the depleted front court with Thomas Bryant and OG Anunoby in the NBA.

Sunday night, Miller got a big piece to his team. But, he wasn’t done yet.

A few hours later, he added four-star small forward Jerome Hunter to the 2018 class. Hunter was also considering Michigan and Ohio State among others. Miller beat out those two schools and received a verbal commitment before the school year began, which is huge. Hunter’s offer from Indiana came just under a month ago, when he took a visit to Bloomington and Miller extended an offer.

Later Monday afternoon, Archie Miller got his third recruit in four-star forward Damezi Anderson. Another top 100 recruit, Miller added more strength and depth to his his front court for the future.

Miller was absolutely on fire on the recruiting trail this week. What more can he do?

-Ohio State Adds Butler Walk-On

Ohio State has struggled with their roster this offseason. Thad Matta left and so did much of his roster. Whether it was to graduation, dismissal, or voluntary departure, the roster was down to nine players just a few weeks ago.

Connor Fulton originally committed to Butler as a walk-on before Chris Holtmann left his head coaching job for the head coaching job at Ohio State. With that news, Fulton decided to enroll at Ohio State and play for Holtmann.

From our site manager, Thomas Beindit, regarding Fulton’s status on the team:

Regardless of whether or not he will be on scholarship, Holtmann now has another player on his team that can add valuable minutes off the bench.

-Ohio State Adds a Familiar Face as a Graduate Transfer

Andrew Dakich, former Michigan guard and a graduate transfer, will join the Buckeyes this upcoming season. Dakich originally committed to Quinnipiac, but flipped his commitment days ago.