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Key 2024 Indiana basketball target Jaeden Mustaf sets decision date



2024 four-star guard Jaeden Mustaf, a key target for the Indiana basketball program, has set his decision date.

2024 four-star guard Jaeden Mustaf has set his college decision announcement date, he confirmed with Joe Tipton of had the initial report.

Mustaf will make his announcement on September 14.

His finalists include: Indiana, Georgia Tech, NC State, Maryland, Florida State and Arkansas.

Mustaf is ranked the No. 42 overall player int he 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is the No. 5 combo guard in the class.

He averaged 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season at Carmel Christian (NC). Recently, he announced he would be spending his senior season at Overtime Elite (Ga.), while maintaining his college eligibility. 

Playing for Boo Williams this summer, Mustaf averaged 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Read: 2024 four-star Jaeden Mustaf discusses Indiana basketball visit

Mustaf visited Indiana in June. The style of play and the development of former Indiana basketball guard Jalen Hood-Schifino have been two parts of the IU program that have stood out.

“Everything he (Mike Woodson) does is NBA style. NBA style practices, their style of play is more towards the NBA way and that’s my ultimate goal to have a successful career in the league,” Mustaf told HoosierIllustrated following his visit. “He’s been in the NBA for 30+ years either coaching or playing and they had (Jalen) Hood-Schifino last year who is pretty similar to myself so to see what he did and what I could do was intriguing.”

“I already had very high interest in Indiana and it only grew higher after the visit.”

Mustaf is a 6-foot-4 guard who can play both on and off of the ball. He’s a terrific slashing guard who can get into the paint and is fearless attacking the basket. He had seven games this summer with at least 10+ made free throws. Mustaf is a good shooter, but is better getting into he paint and creating around the rim.

“I’m a versatile player, so I can play on and off the ball, more so on the ball at point guard,” Mustaf said. “But there’s times when I can play off the ball and I can be effective with and without the ball, so I think I’d be able to fit in good.”

Mustaf has one final visit currently set up, that is to Maryland Sept. 1 – 3.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.