In this week’s edition of Banner Morning:
• 2020 wing Jordan Geronimo commits to Indiana
• Geronimo explains his decision and his high school coaches offer analysis
• Indiana offers another guard in the Class of 2020
Welcome Hoosier fans to this Monday edition of Banner Morning — your weekly rundown of IU basketball news and notes.
I’m Cameron Drummond.
In recruiting news…
Class of 2020 wing Jordan Geronimo committed to Indiana last Monday night, joining guards Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway in next season’s recruiting class for Archie Miller.
Geronimo, who stands 6-foot, 6-inches tall and attends St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, has vaulted up recruiting rankings over the past few months. He impressed many during this summer’s Adidas Gauntlet series playing for Mass Rivals, and in the most recent Rivals150 ranking of recruits, Geronimo checked in as a four-star at 75th overall.
Another four star, Anthony Leal was 109th overall, while Trey Galloway was considered a three star and the 134th best player in the nation.
In a question and answer interview with Inside the Hall student intern Dylan Wallace, Geronimo detailed why he committed to Indiana so soon after his official visit, the influence Romeo Langford had on his decision to come to Bloomington and what Indiana fans should expect from Geronimo in a year’s time.
“I love shutting people down,” Geronimo said. “I love blocking shots, getting steals and doing other stuff to get a stop on the possession. People best believe in a game I will bring the defensive energy. My opponents will know I’m on the floor.”
Inside the Hall also spoke with Geronimo’s high school coach and AAU coach to get a sense for the skills Geronimo already has and what he plans to improve on before he makes the move to Indiana.
Both agreed that Geronimo has a smooth shooting stroke, especially from behind the 3-point line, but he must get better at beating opponents off the dribble and creating for his teammates on offense.
The commitment of Geronimo hasn’t dampened Indiana’s pursuit of a final piece for the Class of 2020 though. While five-star guard Caleb Love took a visit to Missouri over the weekend, Miller and the Hoosiers offered a scholarship to 2020 point guard Andre Curbelo, who attends the same high school, Long Island Lutheran, as current Indiana senior guard Devonte Green.
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We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.