Hummel still sorting it out
Robbie Hummel, a 6-foot-8 wing from Valparaiso (Ind.) High School, is having the junior season he was expecting for himself. Because of that, a number of high-majors are keeping tabs on the four-star prospect this season.
"I think I have played up to my expectations," Hummel said. "I've actually been playing point guard because my team needs me to do that. I'm glad to do it. If coach says it, I know that is what I need to do."
Hummel said he is shooting 50 percent from three all the while leading his team to a 18-2 record going into the sectional playoffs, which begin on Friday.
College coaches from all over the country have been in to see him play this year. With all of the recruiting attention, Hummel said he is still at the beginning stages of the process.
"I still haven't narrowed it down yet," Hummel said. "I am still pretty much open to whoever wants to recruit me. I haven't thought too much about narrowing it down just yet. I'd like to before we start AAU. I'll talk with my coach and my parents and do that later on."
Hummel has been to a couple of games this season, making a quick trip to nearby Valpo. He also made a trip to Raleigh to see NC State play host to Maryland. Earlier in the year, Hummel was courtside for Indiana-Duke tangle. In October, Hummel made a North Carolina swing to see Duke, NC State and UNC-Charlotte.
He is holding offers from Indiana, Iowa, NC State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Charlotte, Xavier, Wisc.-GB and Valpo.
Of late, Georgia Tech, Texas and Wisconsin have started to show an interest in the nation's No. 60 ranked junior in the country.
The recent coaching situation at Indiana University has Hummel on watch, like the rest of the Hoosier State.
"I really like IU and I'm sad to see coach Davis go. I like him a lot," Hummel said. "I don't know what is going to happen. I don't think anybody does. I've heard the same things that everybody else has heard with coach (Steve) Alford. I've heard Randy Whitman and John Beilein. But I don't really know what will happen. It doesn't really matter to me. I am still very interested in IU."
Hummel will be back with the successful SYF Players once again on the AAU circuit beginning in April.