After being pursued by virtually every major program in the country, the No. 2 ranked basketball player in the state of Ohio has elected to join the Indiana basketball program.
The Ohio State Buckeyes were believed by many to be the favorite in landing Jerome Hunter’s enrollment in the fall.
He announced that he’d be going elsewhere for his education via his personal Twitter on Monday.
— rome🏀💭 (@j_hunter35) July 17, 2017
Hunter is a regarded as a four-star prospect who can do it all on the floor. Standing at 6-foot-7, and weighing only 195-pounds, the forward still has considerable room to grow. Ranked 15th in the country at his position, and 60th in the country overall, his commitment is a huge steal for Hoosiers head coach Archie Miller.
He’ll certainly get plenty of chances to play the jilted Buckeyes while at Indiana. Both teams play in the Big 10, so it appears that his selection wasn’t a matter of what kind of competition he’d be facing, but rather the actual school he’d be attending. He also held offers from Michigan, Butler, Notre Dame, and Xavier, among many others.