The Indiana Hoosiers may be losing a lot of talent for the 2013-14 college basketball season, but their 2013 recruiting class looks pretty good and there are plenty of freshmen that could make an instant impact.
Entering the team will be one 5-star, three 4-stars and two 3-stars, according to ESPN. Not to mention, four of these players are in ESPN’s top 100.
However, it is Noah Vonleh who is the prize of this recruiting class. ESPN ranks him as the No. 13 prospect in college basketball coming in, so he should make an instant impact for the team. That is usually what tends to happen with recruits rated that high. That should definitely be the case with the Hoosiers, since they lost a good portion of their starters.
Indiana was arguably one of the best teams in college hoops this past season. It will definitely not be as good, but it still could easily make some noise. For this to happen, though, some of these freshmen will have to step up. We can look at how highly rated they are and all of that, but anything can happen from now and until then and who knows how these players will be used next year.
Regardless, Indiana has the talent to at least succeed in the near future, but it still should be ranked in the top 25 to start the season and could possibly challenge for a Big Ten title. With that said, the Hoosiers will definitely not be the favorites in the conference this year.
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