With one scholarship available for the 2023-24 season, Indiana isn’t done in the transfer portal.
On Wednesday evening, Joe Tipton of On3 announced that IU is one of five schools being considered by Dayton transfer wing Mike Sharavjamts.
A product of Mongolia, Sharavjamts is the first Division One athlete from that country.
Known as “Mongolian Mike,” Sharavjamts will consider Indiana, Memphis, Nebraska, Pitt, and San Francisco. He withdrew his name from consideration in the NBA Draft on Wednesday. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported Sharavjamts will announce his college decision in the next week.
The 6-foot-8 wing averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 23.1 minutes per game (32 games, 20 starts) during his freshman year with the Flyers. He shot 47.9 percent from two, 31.5 percent from three, and 67.7 percent from the stripe. He made the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie team.
Sharavjamts has an IU connection. He was an AAU teammate of incoming freshman Gabe Cupps and played for Cupps’ father on the Midwest Basketball Club as part of the Adidas 3SSB circuit.
One of Sharavjamts’ best skills is as a facilitator and playmaker. He had a 21.6 percent assist rate during his lone season at Dayton. He made 44-of-86 3-pointers as a senior at International Sports Academy in Ohio according to the Dayton Daily News.
As a recruit in the class of 2022, Sharavjamts was a 4-star and the No. 79 overall player according to the On3 Industry Average.
Mike’s 7-foot father Sharavjamts Tserenjankhar, better known as Shark, signed a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters and became the first professional basketball player from Mongolia.