IU has received the letter of intent for 6-10 Bawa Muniru, making its six-man 2009 recruiting class official.
Here’s the release from IU announcing the class:
Bloomington — Indiana University menâ€™s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that six student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to attend IU and play basketball for the Hoosiers. With just seven months on the recruiting trail, along with NCAAâ€ˆrestrictions, the Hoosier staff has hauled in one of the top recruiting classes in the country. The Hoosiers are ranked fifth nationally by Rivals.com and seventh nationally by Scout.com. The Hoosier class is the highest rated among Big Ten schools.
Bobby Capobianco, 6-8, 225, Forward, Loveland, Ohio, Loveland High School
Maurice Creek, 6-5, 195, Guard, Chatham, Va., Hargrave Military Academy
Derek Elston, 6-8, 212, Forward, Tipton, Ind., Tipton High School
Jordan Hulls, 6-0, 170, Guard, Bloomington, Ind., Bloomington South
Bawa Muniru (bah-wah muh-nee-roo), 6-11, 250, Center, Mt. Zion Academy, Durham, N.C.
Christian Watford , 6-7, 215 lbs, Forward, Birmingham, Ala., Shades Valley High School
CREAN ON THE RECRUITING CLASS
â€œOur coaching staff of Tim Buckley and Bennie Seltzer and the recent addition of Roshown McLeod, along with the rest of our staff, show what can happen when you believe in something and are not afraid to work hard to make it better even when you are hamstrung with restrictions. Our coaches worked extremely hard to build on relationships that we already had and to build new ones and continue to show people why Indiana was a perennial power year-in and year-out. The tradition of Indiana and the opportunity
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Felisha Legette-Jack has inked a pair of 2009 recruits according to an IU release. Read it here.
In the meantime, Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers are getting ready to open the 2008-09 season Friday night at Assembly Hall.
“Weâ€™re as ready as we can be,” she said about the opener against Ball State. “We want to find out what weâ€™re all about. We want to see how much blossoming this flower can do.”
The Cardinals are preseason favorites to win the MAC West Division, featuring Bloomington North grad Kiley Jarrett and Illinois transfer Danielle Gratton, a player who could be a matchup problem. “Gratton … is unbelievable. She has an outside shot, an inside game,” Legette-Jack said.
For more on Jarrett and her high school teammates, IU’s Lydia Serfling and Whitney Thomas, read Quick Hits and Friday’s H-T.
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Five of Indiana’s six 2009 recruits have submitted their letters of intent to the school, The Herald-Times has learned.
Only Bawa Muniru, the 6-11 center originally from Ghana, has yet to submit his paperwork. The delay is not unexpected: Muniru is attending Mt. Zion in Durham, N.C., while his guardians are in Alabama. So there’s a faxing/mailing issue. The hope within the program is that Muniru’s signing is completed by tomorrow’s 2 p.m. press conference, so that head coach Tom Crean can discuss him.
Christian Watford is holding a press conference later in the week, but he did send his letter in today according to sources close to the program.