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Indiana Basketball Recruiting Visit Primer: Jalen Haralson, Darius Adams, Malachi Moreno



2025 Indiana basketball targets Jalen Haralson, Darius Adams and Malachi Moreno all scheduled to be on campus this weekend. (Photo Credit: Indiana basketball)

Indiana basketball is gearing up for a busy month of recruiting visits with 11 confirmed prospects expected to be on campus, both officially and unofficially, in the month of September.

September’s recruiting visits kick off the this weekend with Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers hosting a trio of 2025 prospects with five-star guards Jalen Haralson and Darius Adams while also hosting four-star center Malachi Moreno. All three visits are unofficial and take place the same weekend as Indiana football’s week one home game vs No. 3 Ohio State.

This is a key month for Indiana basketball in terms of recruiting with them looking to build their 2024 and 2025 classes, which currently has zero names committed to the program as of yet.

Below is a breakdown of each player.

Jalen Haralson

Out of the three 2025 prospects that are visiting, 6-foot-7 guard Jalen Haralson is a player that Indiana fans know most about as he has already made numerous unofficial visits to Indiana in the past year.

2025 top-10 prospect Jalen Haralson is ranked as the No. 8 player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. As a sophomore at Fishers High School (Ind.), he averaged 23.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 22 games. Just this past July, however, he announced he would be transferring to national-power prep school La Lumiere (Ind.). La Lumiere is part of the NIBC, the top league in high school basketball. It includes programs such as Montverde Academy (Fla.), IMG Academy (Fla.), Sunrise Christian (Ks.), Oak Hill (Va.), AZ Compass Prep and others.

Very rarely do you see a lead guard that is a true 6-foot-7 and has the elite talent that Haralson has. His passing is arguably the best thing you will see from him as he does such a great job of finding the open man and creating looks for his teammates. His scoring mostly comes from around the basket off strong drives but he also showed his improved shot making from behind the arc, one area that many thought needed improved. With as much talent that Haralson has, he is arguably the most unselfish player at this level  and he just makes his teammates around him better.

“Obviously, he is really athletic and he can get to the rim,” Jalen Haralson’s Indy Heat 17U teammate Trent Sisley told earlier this spring. “He’s been knocking down that three-ball too so really just a fun guy to play with and just always hits the open guy.”

Haralson holds offers from Indiana, Duke, Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Auburn, Maryland, Arizona State, Florida State, and Gonzaga among many others. He will be taking his first official visit to Auburn in late September.

More: Jalen Haralson scouting video

Darius Adams

Adams is one of the newer Indiana basketball targets in the 2025 class. While he has been on the radar of Indiana, he recently just offered by the Hoosiers a little over 2 weeks ago.

This will be the first unofficial Indiana visit for Adams.

As a sophomore at Manasquan (NJ) last season, Adams averaged 20.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Adams played for PSA Cardinals on the Nike EYBL circuit over the summer and transferred to national powerhouse prep program La Lumiere (Ind.) this offseason and will be teaming up with fellow Indiana target, Jalen Haralson.

Adams is a long, quick and shifty guard who is tremendous at creating for himself. He is a very good shooter with extended range and showed the ability to make both off of the dribble and or catch and shoot opportunities.

“I would say I excel at creating for other people, and scoring the ball,” Adams told 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London this summer. “Right now I’m working on my ball handling every day and I’ve been playing a lot of pick up. I feel like it helps me get other people involved and improve my game.”

The 6-foot-4 combo guard is ranked No. 22 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 5 player at his position. He currently holds offers from Indiana, Florida State, Virginia, Syracuse, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and others.

Malachi Moreno

Rounding out the recruiting visits for Indiana basketball this weekend is four-star center Malachi Moreno. Moreno is ranked the No. 50 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Indiana offered Moreno in October of 2022. This will be the third recorded unofficial Indiana visit for Moreno.

Listed at 7-foot-1, Moreno is one of the rising bigs in the 2025 class nationally. During his sophomore year at Great Crossing High School (KY), he averaged 14.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game. He also shot 64% from the field overall and 62% from the free throw line.

When looking at true, athletic bigs that have great length, Moreno fits that description. While his frame and weight aren’t the strongest points of his game, his athletic ability and footwork make him excellent around the basket. He is not someone that can go out and stretch the floor consistently right now, but he is a great pick-and-roll big that loves to finish above the rim.

Moreno also plays for Indiana Elite 2025 as part of the Adidas 3SSB circuit. He is teammates with fellow 2025 Indiana basketball recruiting targets Braylon Mullins (Sept. 19 visit), Dezmon Briscoe and key 2025 target, four-star power forward Trent Sisley (Sept. 23 visit).

He also has visits set up with Arkansas, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Tennessee in the month of September. Along with the listed visits, schools such as Purdue, Kentucky, Missouri, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Iowa, Xavier, Arkansas, NC State, and other are also involved in his recruitment.

SEE ALSO: Montverde Academy trio are ‘key visits’ for Indiana basketball, which could jumpstart 2024 recruiting class

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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.