BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 07, 2021 - guard Armaan Franklin #2 of the Indiana Hoosiers during the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Photo By Missy Minear/Indiana Athletics

IU basketball guard Armaan Franklin enters transfer portal

Indiana sophomore guard Armaan Franklin has entered the transfer portal after finishing second on the team in scoring with 11.4 points per game and leading the squad with a 42.4 percent 3-point field goal shooting percentage.

He was the Hoosiers’ leading perimeter scorer this season after averaging 3.7 points per game as a true freshman. He is the second Indiana player to enter the transfer portal since the announcement of the firing of head coach Archie Miller. Senior guard Aljami Durham has also entered the transfer portal to consider pursuing the option of a fifth year that is available because this season did not count against his eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He could also pursue professional opportunities.

Franklin did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment. Entering the transfer portal does not preclude him from returning to Indiana.

His mother India said via text message that the purpose of entering the transfer portal is to foster relationships with other coaches while Indiana goes through its hiring process. She said he will wait to make a decision until a hire is made and develop a relationship with the new Indiana coach and determine whether Franklin is a good fit for the new coach and the new coach is a good fit for him.

You can follow Dustin Dopirak on Twitter HERE

Find us on Facebook:  thedailyhoosier

You can follow us on Twitter:  @daily_hoosier

The Daily Hoosier –“Where Indiana fans assemble when they’re not at Assembly”

Seven ways to support completely free IU coverage at no additional cost to you.