Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Class of 2019 stars Trayce Jackson-Davis, Keion Brooks visit Indiana
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Indiana hosted a pair of five-star recruits on official visits this weekend in Keion Brooks and Trayce Jackson-Davis.
The 6-foot-9 Jackson-Davis is the No. 16 prospect in the Class of 2019, per ESPN.com, while the 6-7 Brooks is ranked No. 33.
“They want to keep the top talent players in state; they watched me and Keion play on the Nike circuit and we complemented each other really well,” Jackson-Davis said.
Asked if he and Brooks discussed a potential pairing under coach Archie Miller, Jackson-Davis said, “We didn’t really talk much about next year really. We just enjoyed our time with the players/coaches and checking out the campus.”
Jackson-Davis has visited UCLA and Iowa, and will visit Michigan State (Oct. 5) and Purdue (Nov. 3).
Brooks, meantime, recently cut his list to six schools and took his first official to Indiana. He’s currently attending La Lumiere (IN), where teammate Isaiah Stewart took an official to Kentucky this weekend.
“The visit went well,” Brooks said of Indiana.
Brooks spent time with Indiana star freshman guards Romeo Langford and Rob Phinisee.
Langford, a projected Top-10 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Indiana, could help attract other recruits to the school.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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