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2024 four-star guard Curtis Givens includes Indiana basketball in top 7 schools



024 point guard Curtis Givens (3) stood out over the first live period and landed an offer from Indiana. (@RYZEHoops / Twitter)

As first reported by National Recruiting Expert for On3 Joe Tipton, class of 2024 four-star guard Curtis Givens named his top 7 schools on Tuesday, which included the Indiana basketball program. The Hoosiers were joined by Georgia Tech, LSU, Memphis, Texas, UConn, and Villanova.

Givens is ranked No. 87 in the 247Sports class of 2024 Composite Rankings, No. 99 in the 2024 Rivals150, and No. 60 in the On3 2024 Top Basketball Recruits.

Givens plays for MoKan Elite AAU program on the Nike EYBL circuit and has looked very well in the first three sessions. He has easily been one of the bigger stock-risers on the EYBL circuit.

In 12 games on the EYBL circuit, Givens has averaged 17.8 points, 2.8 assists and shot 41.4% percent from the field.

Givens, a Memphis, Tennessee native, transferred to Montverde Academy (Fla.) last season. In his first year at Montverde Academy, Givens played more of reserve role and averaged 4.0 points and 2.2 assists per game in 14.7 minutes a game. He also shot 36% from three.

Givens continues the trend of Indiana having ties with Montverde Academy due their success of bringing in Jalen Hood-Schifino and Malik Reneau as well as their continued recruitment of 2024’s Liam McNeeley and Asa Newell from the prestigious high school program.

Givens spoke with HooiserIllustrated when he received the Indiana offer last month:

“The conversation I had with Coach Ya (Yasir Rosemond) was a very good conversation,” Givens told HoosierIllustrated. “He was telling me how much he loves my game and I remind him of Jalen Hood-Schifino. And he was also saying they have a good history of good guards and how they let their guards run the show. It’s really ideal for a point guard to be in that system with being given the keys to run the offense.”

HoosierIllustrared has seen Givens multiple times this summer and was able to compile scouting notes on his game: 

“Givens has good size at the lead guard spot at 6-foot-3. He’s not going to blow you away with his athleticism but his pace and understanding of an offense is what separates him. Givens has the ability to play both on and off of the ball, but he’s best making plays for himself and his teammates with the ball in his hands. He is very effective shooting off of the catch and the dribble and that really opens up the rest of his game. He has also shown a really good ability to utilize ball screens to get into the paint.”

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.