Per program release, Indiana sophomore wing Jerome Hunter will not be returning to Indiana for the next season. He has not entered his name into the transfer portal as of yet though.
Mike Woodson stated, “We appreciate everything that Jerome has done as a member of the program and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Jerome struggled during his time at Indiana due to an undisclosed leg injury that prevented him from playing during his freshman season that resulted in a redshirt season. He was a highly-rated recruit that came out of Pickerington, Ohio, but he was unable to play up to expectations under Archie Miller.
Out of high school, he had offers from Butler, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, and others.
He averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 rebounds as a sophomore. He started 4 games this past season, but otherwise came off the bench during his two seasons he played at Indiana. He also was a threat from deep with shooting 34.2% from three this past season.
The departure of Jerome Hunter will open up a scholarship for the next season as there have been talks about prioritizing 7-foot USF transfer Michael Durr. He was a top-100 recruit and averaged 8.8 points and 7.9 rebounds last season.