Tom Crean goes young again as he gets another 9th grade commit
We know that Tom Crean is working hard at getting Indiana back to being a perennial contender in the Big Ten, but we are beginning to wonder about his methods. A few weeks ago we reported that Crean had secured a commitment from James Blackmon Jr., a rising freshman, from near Bloomington. Now, Crean has secured another class of 2014 commitment, this time from Trey Lyles, one of Blackmon’s AAU teammates. To be fair, we don’t know much about Lyles other than the fact that he is 6’9 coming out of middle school, which we are assuming meant that he towered over his competition. Still we find the trend a little disturbing and have delved into this issue two years ago. It will be interesting to see how many of these commitments are actually offered scholarships when their senior year rolls around three years from now. As for now, here’s a look at Indiana’s future below:
We couldn’t actually find any decent footage of Lyles so you will just have to settle for the photo below (he’s the tall one):
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I know 25 freshman better than that kid...
I don't see the problem. Nobody had a problem when DeShaun Thomas committed to Ohio State when he was only 15.
Crean is actually building relationships and making it a goal to get the top Indiana prospects to attend IU.
But will Crean be there when these guys finally arrive?
espn has Trey Lyles as the number 1 player in 2014 class and Blackmon number 7...Lyles high school coach said Trey could play all 5 positions in high school
Tom Crean is becoming the Lane Kiffin of college basketball.
Says the guy named "Indiana Basketball", lol. I actually totally agree with you, but I do find your defense of this pretty funny.
Lots of players commit this early to many different schools. The tough part is keeping that commitment for 3 yrs until they can officially sign.
It's like when a girl has a boyfriend... you know shes supposed to be off limits, BUT if you get the chance to move in you probably will.
A very young Austin Rivers...game too.
aww man austin rivers comparisons before he touches a college court?
Austin Rivers hasnt touched a college court.
thats what i meant
Crean will still be at IU. The culture there is not like other schools where it's just about winning. He is talking about education and a clean program with these kids. The school will give him some time unless there is no absolutely no improvement these next two years, then his coaching will be questioned.
Big Meech would bury you alive over that pic.