Five-star forward Malik Reneau commits to play basketball at Indiana

Five-star recruit Malik Reneau announced his commitment to Indiana on Monday, giving men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson his second top-25 prospect in the 2022 class.

Reneau announced his decision via social media.

He decommitted from Florida last month following the coaching change in Gainesville: Mike White left for Georgia, while the Gators hired San Francisco’s Todd Golden as his replacement.

Reneau, a 6-foot-8 forward from Montverde Academy (Florida), is ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 100 for 2022 and is the No. 5 center in the class. He boosted his stock considerably last summer playing for the Nightrydas Elite grassroots program on the Nike EYBL circuit, averaging 17.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 12 games. He shot 61.8% from inside the arc.

During the high school season, Reneau put up 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds in 10 games at the NIBC Invitational.

Woodson and the Hoosiers now have two top-25 recruits and three ESPN 100 prospects in the 2022 class. Reneau joins high school teammate Jalen Hood-Schifino (No. 24), Kaleb Banks (No. 79) and four-star guard CJ Gunn.

Indiana is expected to return at least three starters from a team that went 21-14 and beat Wyoming in the NCAA tournament before losing to 5-seed Saint Mary’s. Star big man Trayce Jackson-Davis is testing the NBA draft waters, but Reneau provides some insurance in case Jackson-Davis opts to leave.

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