In a quick turnaround, Indiana adds forward Michael Durr of University of South Florida (USF). The 7’0″, 250 pound forward was originally planning to transfer to Virginia Tech, but he tweeted this week that he would reopen his recruitment and ultimately, decided on joining Indiana and Mike Woodson’s increasingly deep, revamped roster.
This addition comes four days after the departure of Jerome Hunter from Indiana’s program. The program announced that Jerome would not be part of the 2021-2022 team which added an additional scholarship spot that Michael Durr will be taking this upcoming season.
Durr has two years of eligibility left and was a strong presence down in the paint for the Bulls last season. He led the team with 7.9 rebounds per game and added 8.8 points. He averaged 26.4 minutes per game and started in 85 of 87 games he played over three seasons.
The Atlanta native out of Oldsmar Christian School was a 3-star prospect per 247Sports Composite. He was ranked No. 300 overall and the No. 48 center. He did not hold any Big Ten offers out of high school, but had offers from USF, North Florida, DePaul, Georgetown, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.
After he reopened his recruitment, he saw interest from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, and DePaul.
The addition of Durr will help the Hoosiers with additional depth after the loss of Joey Brunk to Ohio State. Logan Duncomb and Trayce Jackson-Davis will be the two players that will likely split playing time with Durr, but expect Trayce to get the vast majority of the time this season.
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