An early tip the night before Thanksgiving was an attractive opportunity to pick up potential recruits.
Indiana had at least five high school players seated behind its bench when it faced Little Rock.
In-State 2025 Guard Braylon Mullins from Greenfield Central HS was there. The 6-foot-4 Mullins scored 20 points in a season-opening win earlier this week. As a high school freshman, he averaged 11 points and shot 38 percent from three points.
— Braylon Mullins (@mullins_braylon) November 24, 2022
Mullins plays for Indiana Elite on the Adidas spring and summer basketball stretch alongside center Malachi Moreno, whom IU has offered. So far, Mullins has announced an offering from IUPUI.
Indiana fans are probably wondering who the early names of the in-state class of 2026 are.
One of them is Franklin Central HS from Indianapolis EJ Hazelett (Pictured above), a 6-foot-7 freshman with a left-handed forward and ball-handling skills. Hazelett had also visited Purdue and appears to be on his way to Division One.
A trio of prospects from Louisville Western were also at the game.
— Coach Britt🏀✊🏿👑📚⚔️ (@bwbritt23) November 24, 2022
Believe it or not, this school has three players in the Class of 2025, all with Division One potential – Julius Edmonds, Jayden Miles, and Elijah Clinton. The Warriors went 23-5 last season with five starters who were underclassmen.
Edmonds is a 6-foot-6 small forward with offers from Ohio and southeastern Missouri. As a freshman, he averaged 13 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while shooting 64.1 percent from the field.
Miles is a 6-foot-8-small forward with bids from Western Illinois and Southeast Missouri State. As a freshman, he averaged 8.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 55.4 percent from the field.
Clinton is a 6-foot-6 combo guard with offers from Ohio and the southeastern state of Missouri. As a freshman, he averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Edmonds and Clinton ran with the Indy Heat 2025 team coached by former IU player Austin Etherington.
Indiana expects 2025 Montverde Guard belongs to Bryce on Friday, along with the Kentucky-based forward EJ Walker.
All recruitment names in classes 2024 through 2026 can be found HERE.
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