Checking in on the transfers: A look at how former IU basketball players are performing

There are seven former Indiana basketball players currently with Division One programs around the country.

Take a look at how each of them are performing at their new schools.

Al Durham, Jr.

After four seasons in Bloomington, Durham decided to play his fifth and final season of college basketball at Providence.  So far that is a decision that has turned out fairly well, although the results have been mixed.

Durham is averaging career highs in minutes (35.6), points (13.3) and assists (3.2) per game, but he has been highly inefficient, making just 33.6 percent of his field goal attempts, easily a career low.  Durham has made just 23.2 percent of his threes on 3.7 attempts per game.

What has saved Durham this year has been his ability to get to the free throw line and convert when he gets there.  Durham is averaging seven attempts per game from the stripe, three more than his previous career high of four per game last year.  And he is making 83.2 percent of his free throws, another career-best mark.

The Friars are 20-2 on the season.

Armaan Franklin

After emerging as a sophomore with IU, Franklin decided to transfer to Virginia.

He has started every game for the Cavaliers, and like Durham is seeing mixed results.  His 12.3 points per game are a career high, but his assists and rebounds are down despite nearly identical minutes per contest compared to last season.

Franklin has been highly efficient as a shooting guard from 2-point range, making 55.4 percent of his attempts.  That’s more than 12 percentage points higher than his rate from two last season.  The problem has been 3-point shooting.  Franklin is making just 27 percent of his attempts on a high volume — 5.3 attempts per game.  He’s well under his 42.4 conversion rate from three last season with IU.

Franklin isn’t getting to the free throw line much (two attempts per game), but his progression has been nice.  He’s gone from making 61.5 as a freshman, 74.1 as a sophomore to 83 percent this season at the stripe.

Virginia is having a down season with a 14-9 record.

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Joey Brunk

After missing the entire 2020-21 season with a back injury, Brunk transferred to Ohio State soon after Mike Woodson was hired as the head coach at IU.

He has settled into a backup center role for the Buckeyes, appearing in 17 games with two starts.  He is averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds over 6.2 minutes per contest.

Brunk made his return to Indiana on Jan. 6 and scored a season high six points in eight minutes in connection with a 67-51 Indiana win.

The Buckeyes are 14-5 on the season thus far.

Jerome Hunter

Hunter also transferred soon after the Woodson hire, leaving IU for Xavier.

He has played in 21 games for the Musketeers, starting 17 times but playing just 19.3 minutes per contest.

Hunter has followed the Durham-Franklin theme of struggling to make 3-pointers.  He has made just 25.5 percent of his attempts from behind the arc on 2.6 attempts per contest.

Overall Hunter is averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 33.9 percent from the field overall.  Xavier is 16-6 on the season.

Damezi Anderson

Anderson left IU after the 2019-20 season and landed with Loyola Chicago.

He played in four games with the Ramblers during the 2020-21 campaign and saw of total of 18 minutes.

According to reports, Anderson is still with Loyola Chicago but he is taking a redshirt this season under new head coach Drew Valentine.

Clifton Moore

Moore left IU after the 2018-19 campaign.  He went to LaSalle and sat out the 2019-20 season.

The 6-foot-10 Moore has turned himself into a fairly productive player in the Atlantic-10 conference.

Moore has started every game and he is averaging 29.9 minutes per contest for the 7-13 Explorers.  Moore is averaging 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per contest.  His 9.7 percent block rate is No. 38 in the country, just ahead of No. 39 Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Moore is making 56.9 percent of his 2-point shots, but just 21.6 percent of his threes on 1.9 attempts per game from behind the arc.

Jake Forrester

Forrester is in his third season of playing with Temple after leaving IU following the 2018-19 season.

Although he has started 12 of the 13 games he’s been available, Forrester has missed seven of Temple’s last eight games due to illness.

Forrester started the first 12 games this season and is averaging 5.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. That’s down from last season, when he started every game and averaged 9.3 points and 6.4 boards per contest.

The 6-foot-8 Forrester is making 53.4 percent of his shots.  He has never attempted a 3-pointer in his career.

Temple is 13-7 on the season.

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