Anthony Leal (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Anthony Leal is one of those guys that Indiana fans love to root for. An Indiana kid who played his high school basketball right across town at Bloomington South. Anthony is a hometown hero who played his way to a 2020 Indiana Mr. Basketball award and an Indiana University scholarship offer.
There was almost a sigh of relief when Leals committed to the Hoosiers instead of heading off to Stanford, who was the other half of his final two. It didn’t seem likely, but it would have been easy for him, knowing the pressure that comes with playing at Indiana, to head off to sunny California and play where the lights aren’t quite so bright.