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One-Time Penn State Hoops Commit Logan Imes Could Be Fit At Notre Dame

April 11, 2023
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Logan Imes likely could have been a prolific scorer for Zionsville High School if he wanted to, but what the 2023 Indiana guard wanted to do was win.

“He does a great job of getting everybody involved,” Zionsville head coach JR Howell says. “The last couple years, he probably could have tried to do a lot with scoring and padding up the stats, but he was a great distributor of the ball. He just wanted to win and that was the biggest thing.

“When we needed him, he stepped up and kind of took over for us, but for the most part, he just did winning things and helped put the team in position to be in contention at the end of the game.”

For instance, in the sectional semifinals, the 6-foot-5 guard put up 33 points, including 12 straight in the third and fourth quarters to lead his team to the sectional final, where their run ended.

“As a player, Logan's just a hard worker,” Howell continues. “He puts a lot of time into the game. He has a great charisma about him. He's well-connected with his teammates.

“He has a great knack for the game, great IQ. He's really good off ball screens and mid-range jumpers and finishing at the rim. His three-point shot has a little work to do, but as far as just directing a team and getting them to where they need to be as a point and an off-guard too - he can play either position - he's just solid in that regard.”

Off the court, Howell calls Imes “just a great kid.”

“He does well in the classroom,” the coach continues. “He's well-liked by his peers. He just has a nice charisma about him and personality that makes him likable.”

Imes signed with Penn State during the early signing period, but requested and received a release from his National Letter of Intent when Micah Shrewsberry left Happy Valley for Notre Dame.

Shrewsberry was instrumental in Imes choosing the Nittany Lions.

“I think it was a pretty big impact,” Howell says. “They're pretty close. He played with Braeden his son, AAU the last few years. They've got that kind of relationship. He knew him on more of a personal level when he was up at Purdue.

“Just getting that opportunity and being comfortable with Shrews I think was a pretty big part. Now, he did like the campus. He liked everything about Penn State as well. I think pulled his NLI, but I think he just trying to kind of let the situation kind of settle down and get more information on everything. But I, I think Shrews had a pretty big part of him going to Penn State.”

Shrewsberry’s presence in South Bend now is a big reason why Imes is now considering the Irish and expected to visit soon.

“What's crazy is even being from Indiana, I don't think he's ever been on campus,” Howell says. “If he was going to make a jump, he didn't want to make it in the heat of the moment without ever seeing the campus. He wants to do his due diligence of checking things out and making sure it's a good fit in not only basketball, but in school in general.”

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