Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 9/2/12
During IU’s rise back from the depths it found itself in a couple of years ago, Tom Crean found under-recruited players, and turned them into major contributors through strong player development. Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey are just two examples. Crean seems to be continuing to look for such players, as the Hoosiers got an unofficial visit from Mack Mercer, who is still relatively early in the recruiting process. Mercer, a class of 2014 forward from Plymouth, Ind., has only three mid-major offers, but a few bigger schools have started to show interest in him. During his time in Bloomington, the 6-foot-9 Mercer got to watch two workouts, play against the IU players in open gym, take a tour of the facilities, and attend Saturday night’s football game against Indiana State. “I was really impressed with everything, especially coach Crean,” Mercer said. “He’s just so intense and such a great motivator. I really love that.” Mercer did not receive a scholarship offer from IU during his...
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