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The Journal Gazette

March 20, 2017 8:19 PM

Signees Durham, Moore ask IU for release

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

Indiana's firing of coach Tom Crean has impacted the Hoosiers' incoming recruiting class. Three-star prospects Aljami Durham and Clifton Moore, who signed national letters of intent in November, have asked IU to be released from their commitment.

That leaves forward Justin Smith, the highest rated of the Hoosiers' three signings in the 2017 class, as the only one standing. Crean was fired Thursday after nine seasons in Bloomington.

Moore, a 6-foot-10 big man at Hatboro-Horsham High School in Pennsylvania, committed to the Hoosiers in early October, when he was rated the No. 46 power forward nationally in the 2017 class by 247 Sports. He reportedly chose IU from a list of six finalists that also included Mississippi, La Salle, Northwestern, Temple and St. Joseph's.

Durham, a point guard at Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia, had been committed since October 2015, when he was rated the No. 41 prospect at his position by ESPNU.