Earlier this week, the Indiana Hoosiers got some exciting news as South Florida transfer Michael Durr announced his commitment to the program. Durr should add some valuable depth upfront behind players like Trayce Jackson-Davis.
Let’s get it Hoosier nation ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/WL1AoISS0A— Michael Durr (@mikeprobound) May 17, 2021
Durr is listed at 7-foot-0 and 250 pounds and has spent the last three years at South Florida. He’s played in 87 career games, starting all of the team’s 19 games last season and averaging 26.4 minutes, 8.8 points, and 7.9 rebounds per game in his final season with the program. He was easily South Florida’s best player upfront last season, which is significant given the Bulls finished among the top 30 nationally in offensive rebounding rate.
There’s little debating this is big news for the Hoosiers. With the return of Jackson-Davis and Khristian Lander and addition of Xavier Johnson, Indiana’s roster was starting to look pretty formidable. However, the team’s thin frontcourt figured to be a potential issue, so adding Durr should go a long way toward boosting Indiana’s potential this season. He should provide a nice depth boost behind Jackson-Davis that will allow him to get rest and minimize foul concerns. It could also let Woodson explore additional lineups.
We still have plenty of offseason to go and Woodson probably isn’t done, but Hoosier fans have to be excited about this addition. Things are certainly looking up in Bloomington.