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With only about a week till the start of the 2018-2019 season, Indiana University is making a push to securing more top future recruits. Fort Wayne native, Caleb Furst, one of the top high school basketball prospects in the country, visited Indiana University and has received an offer this Saturday prior to the start of his sophomore season.
He is currently ranked as the No. 8 power forward in the country and the No. 30 overall player in the country per 247sports national composite for the class of 2021. The national spotlight has been on his play ever since he entered high school and was invited to the CP3 Rising Stars Camp a year ago and recently the Nike 100 event last summer.
Caleb comes from Blackhawk Christian and is one of the main reasons that the school was ranked No. 1 in IHSAA Class A. Their team made it to the semi-finals in the state tournament last year before being upset by No. 3 Southwood High School in a close game 55-53. In Caleb’s first season, Blackhawk Christian finished 26-3 which shows how well he worked with the established strong frontline support by teammates Drake Thompson and Frankie Davidson.
By the Numbers
Now, he enters this season measuring 6-foot-9 and 215 lbs, he will continue to make a substantial impact for his team as he continues to grow and develop his skills in high school. Last season he averaged 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. During the postseason, he continued his impressive play against Gary 21st Century with 32 points, 16 rebounds and setting a school record by hitting all 16 free throws in their 100-62 win. He has shined on both ends of the court with his incredible length, athleticism, and speed.
Indiana continues to strive to land top recruits with this offer to one of the top prospects in the class of 2021. With this offer, Caleb joins fellow in-state prospect Khristian Lander, the speedy, skilled No. 1 point guard in the nation and overall No. 1 recruit small forward Terrence Clarke from Brewster Academy in Boston, MA. As he enters his sophomore season at Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, he will continue to be one of the most highly sought after recruits in the country. He has now received offers from in state rivals Purdue and Butler along with Ohio State and Iowa. Unofficial visits with other schools including Louisville have also taken place. We will next see Caleb in action 11/27 at 7:30p when Blackhawk Christian plays in a non-conference matchup against Class 4A Fort Wayne North Side High School.