Originally Posted by WMR
Do you guys think Crean needs to adjust his recruiting strategy? It seems like taking commitments of highly regarded players as freshmen rarely works out.
Blackmon and Lyles have now both decommitted.
Do you guys think Exum will play in college? Supposedly Indiana is a big player for him.
Yes I definitely think IU should get out of the business of offering scholarships to pre-freshmen.
The good news is they likely already have. When Lyles and Blackmon committed, it was actually pretty necessary in terms of momentum towards the rebuild. Remember they committed even before Zeller, Ferrell, Perea, etc...
Now Indiana's re-established themselves as a high level program, and they're not in the desperate position they were 3-4 years ago.
From everything I've heard(which isn't much) if Exum plays in college, it will likely be at IU, but it's hard to see him bothering to play in college at all. Especially for a kid who grew up in another country, I don't think playing college ball would have that much appeal.
IU (currrently) has two open scholarships for 2014. I have no doubt they'll be taken by quality players, but I refuse to get too worked up over which players specifically.