In the first of a two-day availability, the media had an opportunity to engage with the players for the first time in what feels to have been a long offseason. Here are the key highlights from today’s conferences along the attached video.
Jerome Hunter Injury Update
According to a statement from the University, Jerome Hunter is currently “participating in all basketball-related activities.” Additionally he “continues to progress this fall” and “his return to basketball continues to be monitored by IU’s Men’s Basketball Sports Medicine staff and will be managed accordingly.”
In short, Jerome is currently full-go during practice, which is great news. For those that have been following closely, Jerome Hunter has began to work back into practices. As it stands, we still do not have information on a time-table for his potential return for the 2019-2020 season. Despite optimism behind the scenes, there is still important medical clearance Jerome Hunter needs to receive he is able to work back into any game-day rotation.
Addition of New Walk-on Player: Jacquez Henderson
The Hoosiers have also added 6-foot-0 guard Jacquez Henderson to the Indiana basketball roster. He graduated high school in 2016 and he has attended Louisville and Butler since. Henderson played basketball in Geneva High School in Winter Park, Florida, where he averaged a little over 9 points per game.
In the team picture, he can be seen wearing the number 22 jersey.
First Day of Practice
Indiana will be having their first official practice on September 28, 2019 according to a release from the University. In theory, the Hoosiers could have practiced as early as today. According to NCAA rules, teams can begin practice 42 days before the date of their first game, which is scheduled on the earliest date possible: November 5, 2019 against Western Illinois.
Video: Indiana Hoosiers September 24 Media Availability
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