I thought Crean also recruited Race . . . and Archie re-recruited him and Al to stay in the class, then red-shirted Race while Al played his freshman year.In a win over the Stanford Cardinal today Indiana played its first game without a Tom Crean recruited player since Eric Gordon and DJ White lost to Arkansas on March 21, 2008. It has been quite a while. Get well soon Aljami.
Crean was not involvedI believe Race was recruited by Crean and persuaded to forego his senior year in high school and redshirt at Indiana (2016-2017). He played as a redshirt freshman (2017-2018). He was injured and received a medical year (1018-2019). He was again injured but played well as a redshirt sophomore at the end of 2019-2020. He is playing this year as a redshirt junior.
Clifton Moore . . ."Thompson arrived in Bloomington in the summer of 2017 after reclassifying from the class of 2018. He was Archie Miller’s first recruit to arrive in Bloomington and was joined in the 2017 class by Al Durham Jr., Justin Smith and Clifton Moore, who were all recruited by Tom Crean."
Race is an Archie guy, recruited by Ostrom.My timeline was off a year:
1017-2018 Freshman (redshirt year)
2018-2019 Redshirt freshman
2019-2020 Redshirt sophomore
2020-20-21 Redshirt junior
Race was recruited in 2016-2017. Tom Crean was IU's coach.
You.Are.Wrong.Fred. Pay special attention to the 3rd & 5th paragraphs...He was recruited by Tom Crean during the 2016-2017 season. I distinctly recall watching an interview with Tom Crean in which Crean praised Race for trusting IU, foregoing his senior year in HS and redshirting a year at IU.
qAre these two things mutually exclusive?
I honestly don't recall the actual set of events but is it likely that crean had indeed recruited Race and had not closed him but AM did? Many anticipated that crean would be gone a year earlier and would have been had the BOT not stopped Glass.
Did Archie just come in and close?
I think you're misremembering this. He didn't get an IU offer until May '17 and didn't commit until July.All I can say is don't believe what you read. Here is Race's biography from the IU basketball web page.
Race was on the team in 2017-2018 as a redshirt. He was recruited by Tom Crean during the 2016-2017 season. I distinctly recall watching an interview with Tom Crean in which Crean praised Race for trusting IU, foregoing his senior year in HS and redshirting a year at IU.
I simply don't remember whether CAM had to re-recruit Race after the coaching change occurred.