Indiana University’s basketball coach, Mike Woodson, is scheduled to speak at the New York Basketball Coaches Clinic on September 13th. The event will be hosted at Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York. Notably, Stepinac H.S. is attended by Boogie Fland, a priority point guard prospect for IU’s class of 2024.
Coincidentally, this date aligns with an NCAA-approved recruiting window, enabling coaches to engage in face-to-face interactions with potential recruits.
Hence, Coach Woodson’s appearance at Stepinac holds more significance than an ordinary address to basketball coaches in the New York area. It presents a valuable opportunity for him to meet and connect with Fland in just over a month’s time.
However, Woodson will not be alone in this endeavor. The selection of speakers for this clinic has been significantly influenced by Fland’s recruitment journey.
Among the other notable speakers at the clinic are John Calipari from the University of Kentucky and Nate Oats from the University of Alabama. Both these institutions, Kentucky and Alabama, are part of Fland’s list of the top eight schools and are considered significant contenders in his decision-making process.
The clinic is strategically positioned between Fland’s visits to the University of Kentucky (September 8–10) and the University of Alabama (September 22–24). Following this, his schedule includes a visit to the University of Maryland from September 29th to October 1st.
In July, Boogie Fland unveiled his preferred schools, which encompass the University of Alabama, Indiana University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, St. John’s University, and the University of Connecticut.
Fland, distinguished as the top point guard in the 2024 class by the On3 Industry Average and ranked seventh overall, had the opportunity to explore Indiana University in June.
Reflecting on his visit to IU, Fland conveyed his positive sentiments, stating, “It was an incredible experience. The environment at IU is fantastic, and I have a great rapport with the coaching staff. The fan base is welcoming, and the overall atmosphere is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.”