Four-star combo guard Jakai Newton has committed to Indiana, becoming the first member of the Hoosiers' Class of 2023. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound high school junior from Newton High School in Covington, Ga., is the No. 67 overall player, 12th-ranked combo guard in the class and fourth-best prospect from the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating.
Newton chose the Hoosiers over Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt.
"It just feels like a home and the players he has coached," he told 247Sports before he announced his decision. "(Coach Mike Woodson) has coached a lot of successful players and there are things he brings outside of basketball too."