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Eyeing IU


Expert's take on IU's class

Indiana's Class of 2013 is ranked No. 3 nationally, according to and

The Hoosiers have not officially announced their class, but East Coast basketball recruiting analyst Brian Snow took the time to break down IU's six players.

"The fact that they were able to stack back to back classes, that's what you have to do when you're trying to compete for national championships and Final Fours on a yearly basis," Snow said in a phone interview Wednesday.

IU has three players ranked in's top 100 list, led by 6-foot-8 power forward Noah Vonleh (New Hampton (N.H.) Prep) at No. 8.

He'll be joined by 6-6 forwards Devin Davis (Warren Central) and Collin Hartman (Indianapolis Cathedral), 6-10 center Luke Fischer (from Germantown, Wis.), 6-4 guard Stanford Robinson (Henderson, Nevada) and 6-6 forward Troy Williams

Williams (Oak Hill Academy in Virginia) and Robinson are ranked 43 and 59, respectively, by

"The Hoosiers have done a good job in bring in a star in Noah Vonleh and they have other guys," Snow said. "You have local guys who have been committed forever in Devin Davis and Collin Hartman who are pieces of the puzzle for them and then and they went out of state and got studs. Luke Fischer is a skilled big man and Stanford Robinson is one of the best scorers in the country. He really gets to the rim. And Troy Williams is a combo forward, super athletic and plays with a high motor. He's a guy Hoosier fans are going to love because he plays so hard."

"For a six-man class, this is a high-level class. You just have to love what (IU coach Tom) Crean is bringing in. Even with the anticipated departure of a guy like Cody Zeller, it doesn't look like the Hoosiers are going to miss a beat."