The Indiana basketball program has added another walk-on to its 2019-20 roster.
Michael Shipp hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and played for the two-time state champion Archbishop Moeller High School Crusaders.
Moeller Director of Alumni and Athletic Engagement Barrett Cohen reported the news on Twitter that Shipp will be a walk-on with the IU basketball program.
A freshman at IU, Shipp averaged 5.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game as a senior for Moeller during the 2018-19 season according to the school’s website.
Listed as a 6-foot-3 and 177 pound forward on last year’s Moeller roster, Shipp was a teammate there of Indiana class of 2021 recruiting target Logan Duncomb.
Shipp becomes the fifth walk-on to join the IU roster along with Cooper Bybee, Nate Childress, Adrian Chapman and Jacquez Henderson. The Hoosiers now have a total of 16 players on the roster.
Update: Here is more information on Shipp via a release from IU Athletics:
Freshman guard Michael Shipp (6-3, 185), who helped Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati to back-to back state championships, has joined the Indiana University men’s program as a non-scholarship player. He is now one of five walk-ons on the squad joining junior guard Cooper Bybee, freshman guard/forward Nathan Childress, junior guard Jacquez Henderson, and senior guard Adrian Chapman.
A 2019 graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati where he played three seasons of varsity basketball… averaged 6.0 points., 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists… helped the team to back-to-back Ohio State championships and a 29-0 record during his senior year… coached by Carl Kremer… played AAU for the Shining Stars and Coach Mike Price… son of Greg and Julie Shipp… has an older brother, Matt, and a younger brother, Zach… majoring in business… born April 25, 2000.
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