Indiana's current scholarship situation will ultimately leave quite a bit of space on the roster by the 2016 season, even more so if turnover within the program continues to occur like it has as of late. The Hoosiers scholarship situation, combined with the lack of any current commitments for 2016, gives Indiana plenty of options and room to work with.
Two Class of 2016 prospects the Hoosiers have been eyeing recently include in-state prospect Eron Gordon and Colorado forward De'Ron Davis. The Hoosiers should be sitting pretty with Gordon, a four star shooting guard that is ranked as the 38th best prospect per Rivals. While Gordon holds an offer from in-state rival Purdue and interest from schools such as Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan, Gordon's older brothers Eric and Evan both attended Indiana. Gordon's family ties are something he's been pretty open about.
"I've been around Indiana for my entire life...that's a school I've always liked," noted Gordon. Of course before Gordon ultimately decides his college plans, he'll need to figure out where he'll be playing high school basketball this season as the IHSAA recently declared him ineligible for the upcoming season. As of now it looks like Gordon will go the prep route but he could end up sitting out a season as well, something that could be detrimental to his recruiting but could create less competition for Indiana.
Another four star prospect the Hoosiers are eyeing is De'Ron Davis, a four star power forward that is ranked as the 26th best prospect per Rivals. Competition for the 6'9 forward will be fierce as he already yields offers from Arizona, Oregon, Purdue and UCLA, as well as interest from Kansas, Louisville and Ohio State.
While Davis was impressed by Indiana's facilities after a recent visit, he's still not ready to trim his list or pick favorites. "I don't really have a leader right now," mentioned Davis. The junior has already visited Colorado and Arkansas and will likely see his recruiting pick up considerably as time goes on.
Indiana is in solid position to make a play for both of these guys and has had plenty of success recruiting in the past. Out of the two, though, one has to imagine Gordon will be the prospect more likely to end up in Bloomington in two years thanks to his location and family ties.