Grant Gelon

Shooting guard becomes Indiana’s first 2016 commitment

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Indiana is on the board in the 2016 recruiting class, as a shooting guard who shot better than 43 percent from three in Las Vegas during the final evaluation period made his pledge Wednesday night. NBCSports.com’s Scott Phillips confirmed that 6-foot-5 shooting guard Grant Gelon, who played with the Indiana Elite program this summer, is Indiana’s first commitment in the Class of 2016.

Gelon (Crown Point, Indiana) didn’t venture inside of the arc much at the adidas Uprising Summer Championships in Las Vegas but made good use of his opportunities outside of it (he set the Crown Point HS record for threes made in a season in 2014-15), shooting 43.2 percent from three and averaging 9.4 points per game.

In mid-July Gelon had yet to receive a Division I offer, with a number of mid-major programs showing interest at the time according to the Indianapolis Star.

Indiana has some eventual departures to account for on the perimeter in the 2016 class, with Yogi Ferrell and Nick Zeisloft being seniors and sophomore James Blackmon Jr. considering leaving after his freshman season only to return to Bloomington. Head coach Tom Crean and his staff will have multiple holes to fill after the 2015-16 season, so Gelon’s pledge won’t be the last for the Hoosiers.

News of Gelon’s commitment was first reported by Scout.com.