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Crean on Class of 2013

The Indiana men's basketball team officially announced its Class of 2013 on Thursday. The class is ranked No. 3 nationally, according to and

Here are Tom Crean's thoughts on each of IU's six recruits.

Devin Davis (6-foot-6 forward from Warren Central)

"Devin Davis really has tremendous athleticism and plays with great energy. It's fun to watch him do the things that he's capable of doing and has stayed injury-free. He can get to the basket, can go coast-to-coast with the ball, can score on both sides of the rim and can be a pretty good shooter. We think he can be an outstanding defender and just epitomizes versatility."

Luke Fischer (6-11 center/power forward from Germantown (Wis.) High)

"The comparisons I would give Luke Fischer to Cody (Zeller) is that their approach is very similar, their demeanor, their ability to figure things out and not get rattled. Luke is a basketball player, a 7-0 basketball player. He can play with his back to the basket. He can play facing up. He is a winner."

Collin Hartman (6-6 forward from Cathedral)

"Collin Hartman brings something that we are really going to need based on the fact of who we're losing in this class of seniors, and that is outside shooting ability, and the first thing that grabs you about Collin is his ability to make outside shots. The more you watch him, and we were able to see this from his ninth grade season on, is that he has a tremendous court sense."

Stanford Robinson (6-4 guard from Findlay (Nev.) Prep)

"Stanford Robinson is somebody that we paid attention to in the past, and shortly after we hired assistant coach Kenny (Johnson), it became a priority because we become a place where he could see himself. This summer he was fantastic in the sense of the way he played with both hands, his ability to go end-to-end, rim-to-rim. His three-point shooting continues to improve."

Noah Vonleh (6-9 power forward from The New Hampton School in N.H.)

"Noah is a dream recruit in this sense: to have somebody who is that humble, that grounded and that talented at that young of an age and have opportunity to not only recruit him but to also sign him, you can't expect that. He's exactly the kind of player you want to have in the program, because the upside is just enormous."

Troy Williams (6-6 small forward from Oak Hill Academy in Va.)

"Troy was a guy that we were already a fan of, and once we got the opportunity to recruit him and see how he would fit, we couldn't have drawn it up much better. When you combine the height, when you combine the athleticism, the incredible leaping ability, the explosiveness, the ability to run end-to-end - I think we're going to be great for Troy. I think we're going to help him get much better in the half-court, in the ball screens and become a more confident shooter; but what he brings to this table when it comes to energy, edge, movement up and down the floor, ability to offensive rebound with his size, those are crucial things."