Earlier this week, Indiana fans got some disappointing news as they learned forward Jerome Hunter would be exiting the program. The news was reported and confirmed by various outlets. It projects as a noteworthy blow to Mike Woodson as he tries to move the program past the troublesome Archie Miller era.
While Hunter only saw limited playing time during his career in Bloomington, he started four games last season and averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Hunter also arrived with a pretty impressive recruiting profile, ranking 59th overall in the 2018 recruiting class. Unfortunately, things got off on the wrong foot thanks to some injury issues.
Fortunately for Hoosier fans, the team has plenty of other pieces to enter next season with some serious hopes. Trayce Jackson-Davis is back upfront, Miller Kopp arrives on the wing, and Parker Stewart should be interesting to watch in the backcourt. Hunter would certainly have earned some playing time, but it’s unclear where he would have fit in.
How Woodson and staff address Hunter’s departure will be interesting to watch. We’ll have to stay tuned to see how things sort out.