Indiana Hoosiers freshman center Jeremiah April will transfer to a different program. Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall reported the story.
“Jeremiah informed us earlier of his desire to seek a different situation for himself,” Tom Crean said in a release. “He would like an increased role and we are not able to ensure him this would happen. Our hope is that he will reach his potential wherever he chooses to go.”
April appeared in just four games for the Hoosiers last year, averaging just 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds across 4.3 minutes per game. He explained his decision to transfer:
“I want to thank Coach Crean and his staff for the opportunity and support and for helping me improve my game,” April said in a release. “My goal is to go somewhere I can have a bigger role. I’ll miss my teammates. They are a great group of guys.”
At 6-foot-11, 240 pounds, April should have no problem finding a new program willing to take him on.
Indiana finished 20-14 (9-9 Big Ten) in 2015 and made the NCAA tournament despite a season full of inconsistency. The team lost to the Wichita State Shockers in the Round of 64 and will enter next season, its eighth under head coach Tom Crean, with just 13 scholarship players.