Indiana’s ascent back to the top of the national rankings has been one of the major storylines in college basketball over the last year and that rise is shining a favorable light on Bloomington as a destination for the nation’s top recruits.
After wrapping up one of the top classes in 2012 and 2013, the Hoosier staff continues to recruit aggressively for 2014 and beyond.
One of the latest names to surface on the radar is 2015 Dallas (Tex.) big man Elijah Thomas.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward is rated the No. 6 player in his class according to ESPN.com and talked to Inside the Hall on Thursday night about his interest in the IU program.
“I’ve got a lot of interest in them,” Thomas said. “I like watching them play. I like the way they develop players. And I like their style of play and how they’re a family.”
Thomas said he’s spoken to assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kenny Johnson and called that budding relationship “excellent.”
He’s also been watching Indiana games on telev