The Indiana Hoosiers got some disappointing news this week as fans learned forward Jordan Geronimo would be transferring from the program. Geronimo played in 21 games for the Hoosiers this season in his freshman campaign. His departure will certainly leave a mark on a program looking to replace recently fired head coach Archie Miller.
Before arriving at Indiana, Geronimo was rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and the 103rd best prospect in the 2020 recruiting class. He was second-highest rated player in Indiana’s recruiting class this year and projected to be a really nice piece on the wing in the years ahead. He certainly wasn’t a “can’t miss” prospect, but had plenty of potential.
Geronimo only played one season in Bloomington, but did see playing time in 21 contests. He averaged 8.1 minutes, 2.2 points, and 1.8 rebounds per game. His best performance was an eight-point outing against Rutgers on February 24th.
There’s little debating this announcement likely has to do with Miller’s postseason firing and the uncertainty surrounding the program. But even if the decision is understandable, it will still have an impact on the program. It’s just one more spot the new coach has to fill. We’ll have to wait and see who Indiana ends up hiring, but expect them to be really active with the transfer portal, especially with Geronimo’s departure.