Indiana University head basketball coach Archie Miller met with the media on Friday afternoon to preview Saturday’s matchup with Purdue.
Miller also addressed the status of starting guard Al Durham, who left Monday’s game against Nebraska and did not return after playing just six minutes.
The second year IU head coach said this regarding Durham’s availability for Saturday’s game against Purdue:
“He got kicked, kneed right in the back of the leg and couldn’t put any weight on it after it stiffened up and wasn’t available to play in the game. He’s gotten better with treatment this week. He has a chance to play at Purdue. He did a little work on the court yesterday, still having some problems running. Hopefully today, as he gets warmed back up we’ll get to see what he can do.”
Irrespective of whether Durham can go, Miller sees other new contributors potentially emerging beginning on Saturday:
“The hope is that we can get Damezi (Anderson), De’Ron (Davis), Cliff (Moore) and Jake (Forrester) in the mix.”
Indiana has lacked consistent perimeter shooting, and Miller sees Anderson particularly making strides towards being ready to add value.
“I see Damezi being able to start to work in there. He can shoot the ball for us. He’s a big, strong kid.”
You can watch the full session with Miller below. Further below IU senior co-captain Zach McRoberts takes questions.
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