The Hoosiers received the commitment of CJ Gunn during the half time of Super Bowl LV. The four-start shooting guard out of Indianapolis, Indiana made his announcement on Twitter. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard plays for Lawrence North High School, which has tallied a 17-2 record on the season so far. Gunn is the first commitment for the Hoosiers out of the 2022 group.

Gunn is currently ranked the fourth best player out of the state of Indiana in of the 2022 class. According to the 247 Sports Composite, Gunn charts as the 14th best shooting guard and he is ranked number 107 nationally. The Indy Heat player is currently listed as a four-star recruit.

Archie Miller has now grabbed yet another guard from the state of Indiana, having recruited his fair share of backcourt players from the state of Indiana including Rob Phinisee, Romeo Langford, Damezi Anderson, Trey Galloway, Anthony Leal, and Khristian Lander.

Miller still has a number of scholarship positions open for the class of 2022. For the latest scholarship situation, visit our page here.

CJ Gunn Analysis

Indiana’s pick up adds size and length to the future of the guard position for the Hoosiers. Gunn does the majority of his scoring off of dribble penetrations and has a preference for going towards the right. His speed, athleticism, wingspan allow him to navigate around defenders once he enters the paint. His vision allows him to remain open to dishing the ball to his frontcourt teammates when he gets to the rim.

Gunn has decent shooting mechanics that make him dangerous from three and occasionally in the mid range. His smooth jump-and-release is all contained within a singular motion. He has also added a turnaround jump shot to his repertoire, which looks natural using his shooting form.

For a high school player, Gunn has a reasonable understanding of defense and can be dangerous given his ability to stretch into passing lanes. When Gunn can maintain a high level of defensive engagement, he can be an effective on-ball defender. When he is not engaged, Gunn can find himself lost in the defense, which usually results in him trying to defend a drive from the help side.

In areas that he can improve, his size gives him a natural advantage to rebounding at the high school level, but he is not the most aggressive off of the boards. Gunn also does not have pure lateral speed getting up and down the court, which is made up by his ability to navigate around a defense with his patience and vision.

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