Coach Painter is really starting to figure out this recruiting thing of combo guards.
It started with E’Twaun Moore , in my opinion, many, many moons ago. In 2007.
Sure, there were a couple misses in there with Ronnie Johnson and Kelsey Barlow.
But, then it continued.
Bryson Scott, while up and down was the IU killer.
Dakota Mathias, who could play the 1, 2 or 3.
Carsen Edwards, arguably the most dynamic player of the Painter Era.
Eric Hunter Jr, while out is probably the best defensive guard on our roster.
Then Brandon Newman, who took a redshirt year to learn the Painter offense and defensive schemes.
Isaiah Thompson who can play the 1 or the 2 and shoot the ball well.
Current Freshman, Jaden Ivey - who was dynamic in his 1 game he has played so far.
He will continue to trend in this combo guard direction in the 2022 class when he tries to real in the highly recruited combo guard, Jameel Brown.
At his size, he is a big point guard or a normal sized shooting guard, but he can do both when needed, similar to Ivey in game 1 against Liberty.
Jameel, a 4* prospect and ranked 105th nationally per Rivals, is playing at the Haverford School in Pennsylvania, a state in which we just signed Ethan Morton from, who was the Gatorade Player of the Year.
Jameel is a priority recruit for 2022 for Coach Painter.
He can get to the rim when needed, but also has a nice stroke from three. He reminds me mostly of Brandon Newman if we are making an early season comparison.
Right now, Rivals.com has Jameel as a 90% lean to Purdue with a possible early decision to be made for his choice of college.
He also holds offers from Penn, Marquette, Xavier, Auburn, Ohio State, Nebraska and Notre Dame.