Indiana men’s basketball will host its first-ever pro day on Friday, October 7, the crew introduced on Tuesday afternoon.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana men’s basketball program will maintain its first ever Pro Day Friday, Oct. 7. The pro-style mixed exercise will happen early in the afternoon. The crew will make its first public look, together with the ladies’s crew, that night at Hoosier Hysteria Presented by Smithville. The occasion is a part of Homecoming Weekend. Representatives from all 30 NBA groups shall be invited.
Coach Mike Woodson’s Hoosiers, who return 4 starters and 11 letterwinners total from a crew which completed 21-14 and superior to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016, have garnered its justifiable share of preseason accolades and hope to be nationally ranked for the first time since Jan. 2019 in the Associated Press or Coaches Polls.
“I feel it will likely be an incredible alternative for the gamers in our program,” mentioned Woodson who was a head coach for 9 years in the NBA with Atlanta and New York. “All of them aspire to play at the highest degree.”
The Hoosiers are led by Preseason All-American ahead Trayce Jackson-Davis. A bout with COVID led to the Greenwood native being unable to take part in the NBA mix earlier this yr. The former Indiana Mr. (*7*) winner ranked amongst the Big Ten leaders in factors per sport (18.3; sixth in the Big Ten), rebounds per sport (8.1; sixth), area purpose share (58.9%; 4th), free throws made (147; fifth), free throws tried (218; 2nd) and complete blocked pictures (81, t-1st) in 35 begins for the Hoosiers in his third season on campus.
All-Big Ten choices senior guard Xavier Johnson and senior ahead Race Thompson additionally return. Johnson completed second on the crew averaging 12.1 factors and led the crew in assists (172, third in the Big Ten) and steals (40) and was second on the crew in 3-level taking pictures (38.3%). Thompson was third on the crew averaging 11.1 factors and second in rebounding (7.5) and area purpose share (53.6%). He was seventh in the league in rebounding in convention video games. Senior wing Miller Kopp is again after taking pictures 36.1% from lengthy distance a season in the past
Junior ahead Jordan Geronimo possesses subsequent-degree athleticism and opened eyes together with his profession-excessive 15 factors and added seven rebounds, an help and a block towards Wyoming in the NCAA First Four. Sophomore guard Tamar Bates returns for his second season and was the No. 23-rated recruit in the nation by ESPN.com. Junior wings Trey Galloway and Anthony Leal are each again for his or her third season and sophomore heart Logan Duncomb is again for his second yr.
IU boasted the fifth-finest recruiting class in the nation in accordance to 247Sports. Guard Jalen Hood-Schifino and ahead Malik Reneau joined the Hoosiers from two-time GEICO National Champion Montverde Academy (Florida). Hood-Schifino, a prep All-American was ranked seventeenth by Rivals.com, twenty second by 247Sports, and twenty fourth by ESPN. Reneau, one other prep All-American was ranked as the twenty second finest participant in the recruiting class by ESPN.com, twenty fifth by Rivals.com and twenty seventh by 247Sports.com. Forward Kaleb Banks was the Georgia 4A Player of the Year final yr and was ranked 78th by ESPN, 84th by 247Sports. Wing CJ Gunn is an Indiana All-State performer from Lawrence North High School and was ranked a hundred and seventieth by 247Sports.
Last yr, IU had the high-rated protection in the Big Ten in accordance to KenPom (twenty second, nationally). IU additionally led the Big Ten in area purpose share protection at 39.6% and completed second in blocked pictures at 4.83 a sport.
The Hoosiers will open their exhibition season on Saturday, Oct. 29 towards Marian. The common season opener is Monday, Nov. 7 towards Morehead State. IU is also slated to face Xavier on the highway on Friday, Nov. 18 in the Gavitt Games. The Hoosiers will take on nationwide runner-up North Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at dwelling in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, battle Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Las Vegas Clash and can journey to defending nationwide champion Kansas on Saturday, Dec. 17. IU will open Big Ten play Saturday, Dec. 3 at Rutgers.