Lincoln Hale of Linton-Stockton High School (IN) has made an early commitment as a junior. The 6’4” shooting guard will be staying in his home state as he made a verbal commitment to nearby Indiana State and head coach Greg Lansing. 

Hale was offered by the Sycamores over the summer in June. Indiana State was the lone school to offer Hale a scholarship, though he had plenty of interest from several mid-major programs. The junior announced his commitment on twitter stating “very blessed and excited to announce I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Indiana State University! Thank you to everyone that helped me along the way!”

The junior is a long 6’4” shooting guard. Hale’s strength lies in his ability to score the basketball at a high rate. He does most of his damage with his perimeter shooting as he has great range, plus has some ability to take it to the basket. Just as a sophomore last season, Hale averaged over 18 points per game and was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association underclassmen small-school all-state team. 

Indiana State is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. So far on the season they hold an 8-5 record. The Sycamores have the potential for a bright future as this year they have started two freshmen as well as a sophomore. While Hale marks the first commitment for Indiana State in the 2021 recruitment class, they have two players signed in their 2020 class. Both point guard Julian Larry and center Nick Hittle signed back in November during the early signing period. Lansing and staff will look upon their current youthful roster as well as Hale, Larry, and Hittle to help the Sycamores make it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.