Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Sign Six During Early Signing Period

    Dec. 13, 2012

    
    

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University men's basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that six student-athletes have signed a national letter of intent to play basketball and attend Indiana University beginning in the fall of 2013.

    Joining the Hoosier program will be forward Devin Davis (Warren Central), forward/center Luke Fischer (Germantown, Wisc.), forward Collin Hartman (Cathedral), guard Stanford Robinson (Findlay Prep, Nev.), forward Noah Vonleh (New Hampton School), and forward Troy Williams (Oak Hill Academy). This group is rated as the No. 3 recruiting class in the country according to Rivals.com and Scout.com, and No. 5 by 247Sports.

    "I know it's been a long while to get to this point, but we're very, very excited about this recruiting class for many reasons," said Crean. "A couple of the ones that really stand out, sometimes the metrics of the position change, but the criteria really doesn't, and the criteria that you want to have in your class above all else is that they win. Are they good people? Do they have really strong character? Are their upsides athletically and intelligence wise, but do they win? Are they year-round winners? Well, these six are. There is no question that they are. They are very well coached, and some we've had a chance to follow longer than others, but the bottom line is that they know how to be coached, they are being coached and they receive coaching; they absorb it, which is really important."

    NamePosHtWtHometown (High School)AAU Team
    Devin DavisF6-6200Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central)Eric Gordon All-Stars
    Luke FischerC/F6-11215Germantown, Wis (Germantown)Wisconsin Swing
    Collin HartmanF6-6185Indianapolis, Ind. (Cathedral)Eric Gordon All-Stars
    Stanford RobinsonG6-4185Fairfax, Va. (Findlay (Nev.) Prep)Team Takeover
    Noah VonlehF6-9220Haverhill, Mass. (The New Hampton School)Mass Rivals
    Troy WilliamsF6-6190Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy)Boo Williams

    Devin Davis • 6-6 • 200 • Forward
    Noah Vonleh Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
    High School: Warren Central (Coach: Greg Graham)
    AAU Team: Eric Gordon All-Stars (Coach: Matt Green)
    Parents: Tiffany Davis, Devin Sr., and Elaine Davis

    Plays for head coach, and former IU standout, Greg Graham at Warren Central High School ... entered his senior season just 82 points shy of 1,000 for his high school career ... averaged 18.7 points and 8.9 rebounds as a junior ... ranked as the No. 22 small forward in his class by Rivals.com ... a three-star recruit according to Scout.com ... helped lead Warren Central to a 14-7 record as a junior and a share of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference title ... played with the Indiana Junior All-Stars, leading the team to a two-game sweep of the Kentucky Junior All-Stars ... was among 33 players invited to USA Basketball's U16 National Team Mini-Camp prior to his junior season ... scored at a 13.5 points per game clip in addition to 5.0 assist per game as a sophomore. Photo courtesy of J. Scott Photography

    "Devon Davis really has tremendous athleticism and plays with great energy. It's fun to watch him do the things that he's capable of doing and has stayed injury-free. He can get to the basket, can go coast-to-coast with the ball, can score on both sides of the rim and can be a pretty good shooter. We think he can be an outstanding defender and just epitomizes versatility." - Tom Crean

    Luke Fischer • 6-11 • 215 • Center/Power Forward
    Fischer Hometown: Germantown, Wis.
    High School: Germantown (Coach: Steve Showalter)
    AAU Team: Wisconsin Swing (Coach: Justin Litscher)
    Parents: Jim and Kim Fischer

    Plays for head coach Steve Showalter at Germantown (Wis.) High School ... checks in as the No. 16 center in the 2013 class according to Scout.com ... rated as the No. 15 center in the class by Rivals.com ... ranked as the No. 30 power forward in the class by ESPN.com ... helped Germantown to a 28-0 record and a state title as a junior ... averaged 16.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots during his junior year ... also shot over 70 percent from the floor during his junior campaign. Photo courtesy of J. Scott Photography

    "The comparisons I would give Luke Fischer to Cody (Zeller) is that their approach is very similar, their demeanor, their ability to figure things out and not get rattled. Luke is a basketball player, a 7'-0" basketball player. He can play with his back to the basket. He can play facing up. He is a winner." - Tom Crean

    Collin Hartman • 6-6 • 185 • Forward
    Hartman Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
    High School: Cathedral (Coach: Andy Fagan)
    AAU Team: Eric Gordon All-Stars (Coach: Matt Green)
    Parents: Brian Hartman and David and Melissa Compton

    Plays for head coach Andy Fagan at Cathedral High School ... a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 54 small forward in the class by ESPN.com ... helped lead Cathedral to the Indy Summer Shootout title during the summer of 2012 ... posted 12 points and six rebounds per game as a junior ... named First Team All-City ... participated with Team USA U17 team at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany, earning seventh place ... played AAU basketball with Eric Gordon All-Stars ... was ranked inside the Rivals100 before injuries knocked him out of the rankings prior to this junior year ... earned Third Team All-State from ESPNHS ... scored 14.3 points while also pulling down 7.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore ... averaged 15.4 points per game as a freshman. Photo courtesy of J. Scott Photography

    "Collin Hartman brings something that we are really going to need based on the fact of who we're losing in this class of seniors, and that is outside shooting ability, and the first thing that grabs you about Collin is his ability to make outside shots. The more you watch him, and we were able to see this from his ninth grade season on, is that he has a tremendous court sense." - Tom Crean

    Stanford Robinson • 6-4 • 185 • Guard
    Robinson Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
    High School: Findlay (Nev.) Prep (Coach: Todd Simon)
    AAU Team: Team Takeover (Coach: Keith Stevens)
    Parents: Stanford Sr., and Janet Robinson

    Plays for head coach Michael Peck at Findlay Prep ... ranked 51st overall in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, and No. 14 shooting guard in the class ... comes in as the No. 12 shooting guard in the class according to Scout.com ... is the No. 15 ranked shooting guard in the class by ESPN.com, and 58th in the ESPN100 ... participated in the 2012 NBPA Top 100 Camp and LeBron James Skills Academy ... played at Paul VI High School his first three years of high school ... led Paul VI to a 35-3 record as a junior and its first-ever WCAC title, including a three-game sweep of DeMatha ... the team also won the City title during his junior season ... averaged 13.5 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game as a junior. Photo courtesy of Peegs.com

    "Stanford Robinson is somebody that we paid attention to in the past, and shortly after we hired Assistant Coach Kenny [Johnson], it became a priority because we become a place where he could see himself. This summer he was fantastic in the sense of the way he played with both hands, his ability to go end-to-end, rim-to-rim. His 3-point shooting continues to improve." - Tom Crean

    Noah Vonleh • 6-9 • 220 • Power Forward
    Noah Vonleh Hometown: Haverhill, Mass.
    High School: The New Hampton School (Coach: Pete Hutchins)
    AAU Team: Mass Rivals (Coach: Vin Pastore)
    Parents: Samuel Vonleh and Renell Kumeh

    Plays for head coach Pete Hutchins at New Hampton ... ranked No. 8 overall in the class by Scout.com, and the No. 3 power forward ... checks in as the No. 7 overall player in the 2013 class according to Rivals.com ... is ranked No. 8 in the class by ESPN.com ... recently scored 27 points to go with 18 rebounds at the National Prep Showcase against Hargrave Academy ... played AAU basketball for Massachusetts Rivals ... led USA 2014 Red to the adidas Nations title, scoring 25 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in the title game ... participated in the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy ... also took part in the NBPA Top 100 Camp and led the camp in scoring (14.3 ppg) ... averaged 16 points and nine rebounds as a junior at New Hampton. Photo courtesy of J. Scott Photography

    "Noah is a dream recruit in this sense: to have somebody who is that humble, that grounded and that talented at that young of an age and have opportunity to not only recruit him but to also sign him, you can't expect that. He's exactly the kind of player you want to have in the program, because the upside is just enormous." - Tom Crean

    Troy Williams • 6-6 • 190 • Small Forward
    Williams Hometown: Hampton, Va.
    High School: Oak Hill Academy (Coach: Steve Smith)
    AAU Team: Boo Williams (Coach: Boo Williams)
    Guardian/Mother: Uncle Boo Williams and Patty Williams

    Plays for head coach Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy ... ranked No. 38 overall in the class and the No. 9 small forward in the class by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 42 recruit in the class by Scout.com, and the No. 11 small forward in the class ... rated as the No. 33 overall recruit in the 2013 class by ESPN.com ... played AAU basketball for his legendary uncle, Boo Williams ... played his first three seasons at Phoebus (Va.) High School before transferring to Oak Hill for his senior season ... averaged 18.1 points per game as a junior ... played in the 2012 NBPA Top 100 Camp ... averaged more than 16 points per game at Phoebus. Photo courtesy of Peegs.com

    "Troy was a guy that we were already a fan of, and once we got the opportunity to recruit him and see how he would fit, we couldn't have drawn it up much better. When you combine the height, when you combine the athleticism, the incredible leaping ability, the explosiveness, the ability to run end-to-end - I think we're going to be great for Troy. I think we're going to help him get much better in the half-court, in the ball screens and become a more confident shooter; but what he brings to this table when it comes to energy, edge, movement up and down the floor, ability to offensive rebound with his size, those are crucial things." - Tom Crean


     

     

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