In today’s edition of Banner Morning:
• A look at the Troy Trojans
• Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway and Jordan Geronimo sign their NLIs to Indiana
• Dawson Garcia updates recruitment
Welcome Hoosier fans to today’s edition of Banner Morning — your daily rundown of IU basketball news and notes.
I’m Cameron Drummond and it’s time to preview Indiana’s next game.
Next up for the 3-0 Indiana Hoosiers is a Saturday night matchup with the 0-2 Troy Trojans.
The game will tip-off at 8 p.m. Saturday inside Assembly Hall, with Wayne Randazzo and Shon Morris broadcasting the game on the Big Ten Network.
Make a note that the IU Radio Network broadcast of the game will feature Greg Murray instead of Don Fischer, with Fischer set to be in State College, Pennsylvania to broadcast the Indiana football game against Penn State on Saturday afternoon.
The Troy Trojans come to Bloomington as the No. 291-ranked team in KenPom, as of Thursday night. Out of the Sun Belt Conference, the Trojans have lost their first two games of the season by a combined seven points.
Junior guard Darian Adams leads Troy by averaging 16 points per game, and he shoots nearly 60 percent from three-point range. Inside, Troy represents another undersized opponent coming to Bloomington as 6-8 sophomore forward Zay Williams and 6-6 junior forward Nick Stampley both should start.
This gives Joey Brunk and Trayce Jackson-Davis a chance to put together another solid rebounding night for Indiana.
The Trojans have the No. 261-ranked adjusted offense in the country and the No. 312-ranked adjusted defense according to KenPom, a welcome sight for a Hoosier team that has made a habit of being sluggish on defense and stagnant on offense in the early part of the season.
Indiana’s undefeated start to the season may have featured some imperfections, but that didn’t dissuade members of IU’s 2020 recruiting class from confirming their commitments to the Hoosier program this week.
Meanwhile, IU’s pursuit of five-star Class of 2020 forward Dawson Garcia is nearing an end. Garcia’s list of schools is down to just four: Indiana, Marquette, Memphis and Minnesota.
Garcia has taken official visits to all four schools and is expected to make his college choice by November 20th.
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We’ll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in, your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.