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Hoosiers are unofficially very busy this weekend

Indiana Hoosiers head coach Crean talks to his players in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington

Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean talks to his players in their East Regional NCAA men’s basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington, March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)


There’s a full house in Bloomington this weekend, according to the Indianapolis Star.

It seems several of Tom Crean’s top recruiting targets are in town this weekend, taking “unofficial” visits. As informal as these visits might be, they are super-meaningful for the program. Some of the school’s biggest potential future stars will be wandering campus this weekend, according to the newspaper’s site.
The Hoosiers will try to re-recruit James Blackmon, Jr. this weekend, and Blackmon is said to be on an unofficial visit today. Five-star guard Isaiah Whitehead is unofficially dropping by (short jaunt on the subway from New York to Indiana, don’t you know) on Sunday. Indiana expects to host wing player Malachi Richardson over the next couple of days as well.

Per the Star, only one player is “officially” visiting Bloomington this weekend.

The Hoosiers are also hosting four-star Virginia combo guard Robert Johnson this weekend on an official visit that has been scheduled for weeks.It’s the only official trip he’s scheduled. Johnson is ranked No. 54 nationally by Scout.

Look at that list and you’ll see plenty of guards. I’d love to be a fly on the wall to see how Crean and his staff juggle all of these players who nominally would share the same backourt if they were all to sign. The psychological gamesmanship must really be something.

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