Andy Katz is at it again with his projections for the B1G.

The longtime basketball analyst recently released his top impact freshmen for the upcoming 2022-23 season. The list featured 11 total players, including Indiana’s Jalen Hood-Schifino and Illinois’ Skyy Clark.

Hood-Schifino has been a star in the making since arriving in Bloomington this summer. During his senior year at Montverde Academy in Florida, the 6-foot-6 guard averaged over 14 points per game. Katz said that Hood-Schifino would likely factor in a role player in Year 1 to adjust to college speed.

“The loaded Hoosiers needed a true playmaker and Hood-Schifino will step into the role next to Xavier Johnson,” Katz wrote. “He doesn’t have to be the go-to guy so the pressure is all about being a distributor.”

Clark, Hood-Schifino’s former teammate at Montverde, might have an extended role in the Illinis’ offense as the replacement for Trent Frazier. Last season, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Nashville averaged 26.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

“The Illini had a glaring hole at point guard with the departures of Trent Frazier and Andre Curbelo,” Katz wrote. “Here comes Clark to deliver for a team that could challenge for the Big Ten title.”

The Hoosiers are the B1G preseason favorite to win the conference in Year 2 of the Mike Woodson era. Illinois is projected to finish 2nd in the conference and received 6 1st place votes earlier this month. Hood-Schifino was also named the B1G’s preseason freshman of the year.