In case you were wondering about BeeJay Anya …


Marcus Helton, a good friend and former colleague of mine at the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., is now the editor in chief at a Washington D.C. area website called DMV Elite (check it out at dmvelite.com). I found out through his Twitter account that he was watching Indiana target BeeJay Anya tonight with his AAU squad Team Takeover and asked him to check up on his IU interest so I might be able to pass it along to you folks. He came through, and I send my thanks.

Anya, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. in the Class of 2013, told Helton that Indiana is still very much in the mix and that he hasn’t cut down his list as has been previously reported. Anya also said that Indiana coach Tom Crean, who was in Washington D.C. for an alumni function today, stopped in at DeMatha.

The recruiting situation for 2013 is obviously a tight one. With Devin Davis, Collin Hartman and Luke Fischer already committed for that class, the Hoosiers theoretically already have 14 scholarships tied up for 2013 if you presume 1) Maurice Creek will return healthy and stay for his fifth year. 2) Cody Zeller plays through at least his junior season and no one else from Classes 2010-2012 decides to make an early entry into the NCAA and 3) whatever move is made to fix the oversign situation for the 2012-13 season will not open a scholarship for 2013 and beyond (i.e. neither Remy Abell nor Austin Etherington transfer nor go off scholarship and all of the 2012 recruits at least enroll by 2013). Obviously, all of that leaves open for a lot of different possibilities for attrition, so Crean will certainly continue to recruit the class, but you might see at least one domino fall before he takes on a commitment from anyone.

 

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3 comments:

  • Raphael #1


    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:02 PM EDT

    Thanks for the update. I didn’t know it was previously reported he had cut his list down, but it’s good to see that isn’t the case anyway and that IU is still in the mix.

    Anya’s defense would be a great addition to the 2013 class.

  • Lil Hoosier #2


    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 3:45 PM EDT

    Who are the other recruits in this class interested in Indiana?

  • southport65 #3


    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:04 PM EDT

    I know a lot of the Hoosier Nation it high on the kid but I am not so much. If you watch film more often than not this player is trailing the other players. He is very slow end to end so he gets many of his dunks coming in late or after a defensive rebound by his team before he even got back down court to defend leaving him wide open on the other end. In a half court slow game he would be a good player but CTC is not building a half court team so unless he can lose some weight and increase his speed he won’t fit our team very well. I hope he gets better over the next year because he could be a great player if he wants to work hard to get faster.

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