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Recruiting - Hoosiers offer 2015 SF Ogugua Anunoby

Coach Crean made another offer this evening - this one to 2015 SF O.G. Anunoby.

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Indiana offered 3 star small forward O.G. Anunoby this evening while he was on an unofficial visit in Bloomington. The 6'6" small forward is out of Jefferson City, Missouri and is currently unranked.  While it seems like Coach Crean has been handing out offers left and right, most of those offers have been going to the 2016 class. The Hoosiers only have one spot on paper open in 2015 as seen here.

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However, as I have been stating for a while now - I fully expect Indiana to take three players in the 2015 class. One of those will be a big man and one will be a point guard. The other is exactly what Anunoby represents - an extremely athletic wing player. Many Hoosier fans out there are likely going to throw their arms up on this one and ask why in the world Coach Crean is offering an unranked three star 6'6" small forward. If you look a little closer though, you find that Anunoby missed most of his junior season in high school due to injury which also cost him some of the AAU season. He has come back late this summer and played extremely well which led to offers from other high major programs like Iowa and Kansas State. Some of his other offers include Wichita State, Murray State, Missouri State, and San Jose State.

Has Coach Crean found another diamond in the rough? It is probably too early to answer that with any certainty. Here is a brief video of Anunoby from last summer:

The one thing that really stands out is Anunoby's pure athleticism. Honestly, watching this video reminds me of a certain player who calls Orlando home right now. While it is impossible to tell if that is really the case in this short of a video - Coach Crean has obviously seen something he really likes and if there is one thing I am not going to argue with Coach on, it is his ability to spot talents that most other coaches overlook. It is likely that other high major offers are going to follow as Anunoby has played well enough late in the summer to warrant them. He does seem pretty high on Iowa and Kansas State at this point since they were the first to offer and also make sense from a location perspective, so this recruitment isn't going to be easy. I think the Hoosiers stand a pretty good chance though depending on what happens with other offers.