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IU basketball: Center Michael Durr is in the transfer portal

For the second straight day a member of Indiana’s 2021-22 team has entered the transfer portal.

And for the second straight day, the news does not come as a major surprise.

Center Michael Durr has put his name in the portal after one season at IU.  The news was first reported by Verbal Commits, and later confirmed by Durr on his Twitter page.

“Indiana and Hoosier Nation thank you for a memorable year. It has been a crazy experience and I have made relationships that will last a lifetime,” Durr wrote.

The 7-foot big man appeared in 30 games for Indiana and averaged 1.5 points in 7.1 minute per contest.

Durr transferred to IU from South Florida last spring, and his lone season in Bloomington was slowed by a summer knee injury that caused him to miss the first game of the season.  He had played at least 21.3 minutes per game in each of his three seasons at South Florida, but did not appear to have the athleticism and mobility to carve-out a significant role in the Big Ten.  Durr added 1.0 rebounds, .5 assists, and .2 blocks per game.

His most significant action of the season came against Purdue when Durr played 24 minutes and scored four points to go with two blocks and two steals while starter Trayce Jackson-Davis dealt with foul trouble.  Durr also scored six points against Northern Kentucky and five against Merrimack.  He had season highs in both rebounds (5) and assists (4) against Jackson State.

Durr has one year of eligibility remaining.

The news follows a Wednesday decision by Khristian Lander to enter the portal.  The departure by both players means Indiana is oversigned by one player going into the 2022-23 season.

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