Abraham making decision late tonight


A source close to the situation says Moses Abraham, the 6-foot-9, 235-pound Nigerian senior forward playing at Progressive Christian Academy in Temple Hills, Md., will make his college decision around midnight tonight. The source says Abraham has narrowed his choices to Georgetown and Indiana, and that he will meet with IU coach Tom Crean late tonight. Crean is in the area to watch signee Victor Oladipo and his DeMatha team play for the city championship against Ballou.

The reason for the late decision, the source said, is so Abraham can meet with Ejike Ugboaja, a 2006 Cleveland Cavaliers draftee who still runs camps in Nigeria and introduced Abraham to his guardian and trainer, Joe Boncore. He will fly in from D.C. late tonight.

CORRECTION, 5:30 p.m.

The source says the meeting will actually be by phone. The next NCAA contact period does not begin until Tuesday so any in-person contact would be illegal.

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  • StuHoo #1


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 2:24 PM EST

    Meet with CTC late tonight + midnight decision? Is it possible? Read the Wash Post article today and you’ll get an idea of just how good a kid this would be to have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DD #2


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 2:36 PM EST

    Wow, this could be a huge signing if he comes.

  • HoosierFan #3


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 2:43 PM EST

    Tom Crean’s Tweets might be telling:

    “From the cornfields to the Capitol we are out and about today. We need to get the guys added that can help us get back to Selection Sunday.”

    and

    “Size, toughness and athleticism is the ingredients of the day.”

  • StuHoo #4


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 2:47 PM EST

    This stuff kills me…yet is awfully fun. John Thompson Jr. (that’s the Dad) says this young man has the best shot blocking instincts he’s seen since Patrick Ewing. The article also lists the 4 people MA has connected with during the process, and CTC IS THE ONLY HEAD COACH OF THE 4. Oh please oh please oh please oh please

  • 47250IUFan #5


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 3:04 PM EST

    i hope we can get Moses but i think it’s a shot in the dark, we’re going to have to show we can win before we get these guys! but here’s hoping i’m wrong! hard to beat out a team that will be a number 2 seed in the tourney!

  • H.B. #6


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 3:34 PM EST

    Here’s what I want to know: how on Earth has IU become a recruiting force in the D.C. area, deep in Big East and ACC territory? We have Creek and Oladipo, Rivers transferred from G-town, we’re in the hunt for Abraham, and in the recent past, we had Marshall Strickland.

    Chris, Dustin, and Hugh: any ideas when/why this happened?

  • IUlefty #7


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 4:15 PM EST

    The source says he will meet with Crean. However, this is a dead period. No contact is allowed. This part concerns me. Obviously, he will NOT meet w/ Crean.

  • Kevin #8


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 4:25 PM EST

    Obviously Dustin understand NCAA recruiting rules. Creen is NOT allowed to have any contact w/ a recruit in person.

    Bogus journalism

  • Millport #9


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:01 PM EST

    Read and comprehend! The statement did not say Crean was going to speak direcly with Abraham. He can speak with Boncore, I think.

  • Luke72 #10


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:05 PM EST

    I believe he will be a Hoosier! Big wake call for our Bigs if he commits! Go IU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sam #11


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:10 PM EST

    G’town has a 4 star PF already for 2010 and another 4 start PF for 2011. Maybe that helps IU’s cause.

  • Dustin Dopirak #12


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:11 PM EST

    They can speak by phone. It’s an evaluation period, not a dead period, but also not a contact period. My apologies for the misleading post. I heard the word “meeting” and that Crean would be in D.C., assumed the meeting would be in person and didn’t check the recruiting calendar. Maybe I misunderstood something, maybe the source misunderstood something. Regardless, I contacted the source again and straightened things out. Again, my apologies.

  • JEllis #13


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:20 PM EST

    Congrats to Armon!

  • Chill #14


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 5:30 PM EST

    OMG! You gotta love your bracket, Husky.

  • you will never row #15


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 6:04 PM EST

    here we go again…

  • kurk81 #16


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 6:14 PM EST

    My impeccable source (my dog) tells me that Moses will pick IU or G-town depending on who gets the higher NCAA seed this afternoon. Maybe G-town ill have to give him to us either way as a ‘player to be named later’ in the Rivers/Ewing Jr. trade.

  • HoosierFan #17


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 7:16 PM EST

    lol is that really Jamarcus Ellis?

  • SAlford #18


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 7:54 PM EST

    Yea, and Im really Steve Alford

  • Douglas Carlson #19


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:38 PM EST

    I just read that this guy is likely to go to G-town – he cancelled visits to Tenn, Kentucky and IU – he was scheduled be in Bloom for the last reg season game against NU – but he cancelled – I can’t imaging getting a guy who has not made a visit.

    But it would be awesome !

  • JSI #20


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:48 PM EST

    If Moses Abraham would’ve visited to see the girls at IU.. We would have had him on LOCK.

  • Caleb #21


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:57 PM EST

    He got sick. THats why he couldnt visit IU.

    It’s between IU and GT, he is talking with his confidant this evening and probably making a decision tomorrow.

    WOuld be a nice get for sure. SOme talk of a suprising choice and that he is intrigued with being a piece of the rebuilding puzzle.

  • Ben_M #22


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 9:09 PM EST

    Douglas, he took a visit to Tenn. and it was good from reports. I believe he was to visit btown the same weekend.

  • Aruss #23


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:05 PM EST

    Dustin – Will you be posting his decision at midnight?

  • jookeyjohnson #24


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:11 PM EST

    Moses will commit to Gtown tonight. Sorry fellas. He was spotted on campus a few hours ago. Tell Rivers we say hello and he is missing a trip to the final four this year.

  • Dougy #25


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:17 PM EST

    no chance georgetown makes the final 4.

  • Moses Abraham #26


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:32 PM EST

    Thanks for the interest guys, but I’m heading to Georgetown.

  • Southern Illinois Hoosier Fan #27


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:42 PM EST

    Are their Georgetown rats making their way to the IU board?

  • Jubilee #28


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:44 PM EST

    Southn Illinois,

    yeah I think they are….this site was posted on one of their boards. So of course they are taking that route.

  • Dougy #29


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:46 PM EST

    hope they are enjoying the site. probably enjoying it more than their game yesterday!!!!!!!! hahah

  • HoosierSmitty #30


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:54 PM EST

    Everyone thinks if he doesn’t come to IU that we “lost” him. We got in late on this guy and it would be a huge coup to snag him.

    If his guardian already has G’town connections and he’s already in that area, I just don’t see it happening. He never took a visit – and in this day and age that is just odd for a guy to commit without a visit.

    It’d be an awesome addition to 2010, but let’s not get carried away.

  • Aruss #31


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 11:15 PM EST

    THANK YOU, MOSES!!!!!!

  • Jubilee #32


    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 11:21 PM EST

    ARUSS,

    Where you see that?

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