R.J. Mahurin Ranked #10 in Indiana

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Top Hoosier seniors
There are a bunch of Indiana high school basketball players in the Class of 2009 that have already committed to a college.

In fact, make it the top 13.

Yes, the top 13 players in Rick Bolus' High Potential Recruiting Service rankings already know where they'll spend their college years, including two that will head to Indiana and one to Louisville.

The top-ranked senior in the Hoosier state, according to Bolus, is Indianapolis Lawrence North center Stephan Van Treese (left). The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Van Treese just became the fourth commitment to the '09 Class for the University of Louisville last week.

Bolus has Tipton forward Derek Elston (right), who has committed to Indiana University, ranked as the No. 2 senior in the state. Elston was out much of the summer with a knee injury, but is expected back at 100 percent before the start of the season.

Two Purdue University commitments come next in the rankings, including Crawfordsville North Montgomery wing D.J. Byrd and Indianapolis Lawrence North center Jeff Robinson.
Another Indiana commitment - Bloomington South guard Jordan Hulls - checks in at No. 4, followed by North Carolina State commitment Scott Wood of Marion and Wright State commitment Tyler Koch of Winchester.

Two more Purdue commitments - Indianapolis Catherdral's Kelsay Barlow and Indianapolis Franklin Central's Patrick Bade - are next in the rankings.

No. 10 in the rankings is Indiana State commitment R.J. Mahurin of Rockville, followed by Evansville commitment Colt Ryan of Batesville and Southern Illinois commitment Kendal Brown of Evansville Harrison. The top sleeper in the class, according to Bolus, is Ball State commitment Jawaun Scaife of Muncie Central.

Leading the way on the second 12 in the rankings is Mooresville point guard Matt Kenney, who will sign with Valpariaso. Also listed among the second 12 is Mishawaka Penn guard Tommy Kurth (Valparaiso), Ferdinand Forest Park forward Jordan Myers (Southern Illinois) and Indianapolis Covenant Heritage forward Andrew Smith (Butler).

Other Southern Indiana players mentioned in the long list of rankings of the seniors: Silver Creek forward Nick Townsend, Bedford North Lawrence forward Ason Hacker, Jeffersonville forward Edward-Wright Baker (an Indiana football commitment), New Albany guard Tenale Roland, Henryville point guard Cory Munk, Sellersburg point guard Spencer Robinson, Borden guard Chris Beam, Salem forward Gunner Erwin, Madison Shawe guard Nick Hall, Clarksville forward Stephen Reeves and New Albany Christian Academy guard J.T. Taylor.

Also listed in the rankings is Carmel forward Morgan Newton, an All-State quarterback who has committed to play football at Kentucky.
Labels: Colt Ryan, D.J. Byrd, Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls, Patrick Bade, Stephan Van Treese

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posted by Jody Demling at 9:00 AM 0 comments

Bawa to IU
Last night, Bawa Muniru told me he wanted to wait


The Captain Level
Good news on the Mahurin front. I've heard some people making comments about other schools trying to steal RJ and what not. Well, I saw RJ at the SEMO football game and he was sitting with the Basketball team. They were interacting and he seemed like he fit right in with the guys. Speaking of the basketball team it was nice to see them there supporting the football players just as the track and cross country teams were.


The Odum Level
I hope he continues to improve and is ready for the step up in competition when he gets to ISU. What are the chances he gets red shirted as a freshman?