SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Moeller 2021 center Logan Duncomb announced Tuesday morning that he has verbally committed to play basketball at Indiana University.
"I just liked everything about the school," Duncomb told WCPO. "I liked the campus, the feel of Indiana. I liked the players we have in my class and the class before me and the players we have right now."
Duncomb, who is rated Ohio's No. 3 player overall in the 2021 class by 247 Sports, also considered Xavier, Ohio State and Stanford among his finalists. He also had several other scholarship offers in the past year including University of Cincinnati, Iowa, Miami University, Wisconsin and Winthrop.
"I do think he felt a connection with Indiana," Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. "He certainly has great respect for the tradition and the status that Indiana basketball holds in the basketball world. He felt comfortable with that campus."
Duncomb was an Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I third-team all-state selection and first-team all-Greater Catholic League South division selection this past season. He averaged 14.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists this past season for the Crusaders (26-1), who were a regional finalist.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association boys basketball regional and state tournaments were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Duncomb said the stay-at-home order allowed him to critically look at his finalists through his decision-making process. IU emerged as the perfect fit academically and athletically.
"They like how hard I play, how I'm able to play down low and also the ability to play outside," Duncomb said.
Duncomb, 16, said he's been working on his game a lot during these past few weeks including his post and mid-range game along with 3-pointers.
"His upside is really amazing," Kremer said.
Duncomb started 28 games as a sophomore during the Crusaders' undefeated season (29-0) in 2018-19.
He is 55-1 as a starter (29-0 in 2019, 26-1 in 2020), according to Moeller sports information director Steven Albrinck.
Duncomb has 10 career double-doubles (all in 2020). He is first all-time in field goal percentage in Moeller history (67.3 percent), Albrinck said.
Kremer said Duncomb's motor is relentless and he crashes the boards on every single shot attempt.
"I thought he was a dominant player in the state of Ohio last year," Kremer said. "I think every team that got ready to play us had to have an answer for what they were going to do to try to get extra people in the paint to get to Logan."
Indiana also features freshman guard Michael Shipp, a 2019 Moeller graduate, on its roster. Shipp joined the Hoosiers as a walk-on this past fall.