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Indiana basketball ‘worth loosely monitoring’ for 2025 five-star guard target, possible visit being considered



Indiana basketball, Mikel Brown Jr.
Indiana basketball is 'worth loosely monitoring' for 2025 five-star guard target Mikel Brown Jr. with a possible visit coming. (Photo: Eric Bossi, 247Sports)

As Indiana basketball starts to wrap up their season being in the final month of conference play, the recruiting for Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers has started to ramp up as they head into the spring and summer. Mike Woodson and the Indiana basketball staff were out last weekend seeing a couple on in-state prospects in 2025 four-star guard Braylon Mullins and 2025 four-star power forward Trent Sisley.

Another 2025 prospect has recently made recruiting headlines that Hoosiers are targeting is five-star guard and Overtime Elite standout Mikel Brown Jr.. According to Rivals Basketball Recruiting Director Rob Cassidy, Indiana basketball is a program ‘worth loosely monitoring’ when it comes to Brown Jr. and his recruitment.

Cassidy also stated in the latest edition of Decision Dossier, the five-star guard is also considering a possible visit to Indiana basketball in mid-February.

“As for the Hoosiers, the idea of a campus visit is being loosely kicked around,” Rob Cassidy said. “The five-star point guard and his family have casually looked at late February dates for a trip to Bloomington, as they are considering a trip to the area for the NBA All-Star Game, which is scheduled for Feb. 18 in Indianapolis, roughly 50 miles away from Indiana’s campus. If something does, in fact, develop there, the Hoosiers could make a move.”

Mikel Brown Jr., an Orlando, Florida native, is a lead guard that has been one of the bigger risers in the national 2025 class. Brown played his freshman season at Orlando Christian Prep (Fla.) before transferring to Sunrise Christian (Ks.) where he played his sophomore season. After his sophomore year, he transferred to Overtime Elite where he is currently averaging 12.8 points and 5.2 assists in 13 total games this year. He is shooting 35.3 percent from the field including 37.1 percent from three.

He is a long and rangy 6-foot-1 point guard who can both create and score off of the dribble. He’s quick and shifty with the ball in his hands and does tremendous work off of ball screens. He has a good shot and but is typically better off of the dribble from the perimeter. Brown is a true point guard, however, who knows when to score and when to create for his teammates.

Along with Indiana basketball, schools such as Alabama, Texas, Ole Miss, and UCF are the other schools to monitor in Brown’s recruitment.

He is ranked No. 16 overall in the 247Sports composite rankings and the No. 3 point guard in the 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.