Kwame Evans Jr. has Hoosiers in top 5

Indiana has one five-star player coming in the 2022 class from newly-crowned, two-time GEICO National Champion Montverde Academy, and has now made the top five for an even higher-rated member of the squad in the 2023 class.

Kwame Evans Jr., a 6-9, 200-pound power forward from the Florida prep school powerhouse and the No. 2 player in the Class of 2023, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, told Joseph Tipton of On3Sports.com that Indiana is one of his five finalists. The other four are Auburn, Kentucky, Oregon and UCLA.

According to 247Sports, Evans had 20 offers beyond those five, including Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, Ohio State and Tennessee.

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Evans scored 11 points in Montverde’s win over Link Academy of Missouri in the GEICO High School Nationals championship game Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla. He posted eight points and 10 rebounds against IMG Academy in the semifinals Saturday and five points and six rebounds in the quarterfinal win over Compass Prep School in Arizona.

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