It has been a tough few years in the land of the Hoosiers, as the Indiana University’s team has gone 28-66 over the first three years of the Tom Crean Era. Crean had the unenviable task of rebuilding the program from the smoking pile of rubble left by former head coach Kelvin Sampson.
Well, the three years of suffering have finally paid off as Crean and his staff have reeled in the best recruiting class the Big Ten has seen in years. Today as the early signing period opened for basketball recruits, the Hoosiers got all five of their verbal pledges to sign on the dotted line and agree to be part of the process of leading Indiana back to the promised land.
The class is headlined by five-star studs Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Hanner Perea. Ferrell is a point guard out of Indianapolis who is the No. 17 ranked player in the 2012 class according to Rivals.com, while Perea is a ridiculously athletic 6’8 power forward who is ranked 16th.
The class is rounded out by four-star small forw...