Over the weekend, the Indiana Hoosiers got some exciting news as Northwestern transfer Miller Kopp announced he would be withdrawing from the 2021 NBA Draft, effectively finalizing his commitment and transfer to Indiana. Kopp was arguably Northwestern’s best player last season and should provide a valuable boost for an Indiana squad trying to make a mark in Mike Woodson’s first season at the helm.
Indiana’s Miller Kopp, who transferred from Northwestern, told @Stadium that he will be withdrawing from the NBA Draft process.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 5, 2021
Kopp played three seasons for the Wildcats, averaging 11.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in his final season with the program. His offensive numbers tailed off last year, but there’s little debating that resulted from an underwhelming supporting cast around him. He was still able to remain productive and consistent across the board.
It’s hard to project how Kopp might fit in to Indiana’s lineup given the program’s roster upheaval and the hiring of Woodson, but Kopp seems like a safe bet to start. And what Trayce Jackson-Davis down low, that’s going to do wonders for the team’s offense. Kopp can hit from outside (36.0% career three-point shooter) and create for himself. He and Jackson-Davis will certainly cause some issues for opponents.
Woodson and his staff are certainly going to be active on the recruiting trail moving forward, but fans have to be thrilled with this news.