Forward Jordan Geronimo became the third IU basketball player to announce he’s in the transfer portal.
Geronimo played in 82 games for the Hoosiers over three seasons in Bloomington.
The 6-foot-6 Geronimo averaged 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds over his career at IU. He was efficient inside the arc, making 60.1 percent of his shots, but Geronimo made just 31 percent from three and 52.3 percent from the free throw line.
Geronimo entered his third season with an optimistic outlook. He scored 15 points in an NCAA Tournament win over Wyoming last March, and projected to have a more significant role as a junior.
But slowed by multiple nagging injuries and inconsistent production, Geronimo’s minutes per game actually dropped this season despite him earning the first six starts of his career. Adding to his challenges when it came to staying on the floor, Geronimo averaged 5.9 fouls per 40 minutes.
The Newark, N.J. product has enticing physical attributes, with a greater than 40-inch vertical and 7-foot- wingspan. He could be physically dominant at times, including a two-game stretch in November when he had 10 blocks.
But Geronimo played the post early in his basketball career, something he size did not allow for at this level. His perimeter skillset lagged behind his athleticism a bit, which in many ways left him as a player without a true positional fit.
Geronimo also entered the portal following his freshman season at IU, but he chose to stay after Mike Woodson was hired.
Geronimo follows Tamar Bates and Logan Duncomb into the portal after the 2022-23 season. For a complete recap of Indiana’s offseason roster activity, GO HERE:
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