Indiana adds 22nd-ranked Thomas Bryant to recruiting class

NEW YORK -- Indiana has landed a commitment from Thomas Bryant, one of the top unsigned players remaining in the 2015 class.

Bryant, who announced his decision at the Dick's High School Nationals event on ESPN, is ranked No. 22 in the ESPN 100. He chose the Hoosiers over Syracuse, Missouri and Kentucky.

Indiana made up a lot of ground for Bryant during his senior season, after it looked like Syracuse was the heavy favorite during the early stages of his recruitment. Missouri made a strong push after hiring his former high school coach as an assistant, while Kentucky came in during the winter.

The 6-foot-10 Bryant helped lead Huntington Prep to the semifinals of the Dick's Nationals event, scoring 27 points and grabbing 19 rebounds in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Bryant's best attributes are his length and motor, which enable him to outrun opposing big men as well as attack the glass for second-chance opportunities.

Bryant will be the highlight of an Indiana class that also includes four-star forward Juwan Morgan and Ogugua Anunoby. He should come in and make an immediate impact inside, as the Hoosiers were extremely perimeter-oriented this past season.

Tom Crean's program also continues to pursue Thon Maker, who recently made clear his plans to potentially reclassify to 2015.