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IU basketball transfer portal target Jalen Deloach visiting Indiana

VCU transfer forward Jalen Deloach is taking an official visit to IU on April 14 according to a report by Dushawn London, a national analyst with 247Sports.

Deloach announced on Tuesday he is considering six schools as transfer destinations — Indiana, Miami, Florida State, Penn State, San Diego State and VCU.

“Coach Woodson is a great coach and Indiana is the Mecca of basketball,” Deloach told London.  “With coach Woodson coaching in the NBA, I know he knows what it takes to get to the next level.”

The 6-foot-9 and 215 pound Deloach started 32 games for VCU in 2022-23 and posted 9.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per contest.  He shot 56.2 percent from the field and 58 percent from the line.  Deloach did not attempt a three in his two seasons at VCU.  He’s a career 52 percent free throw shooter.

Deloach pops as an athletic rebounder and shot blocker.  From an advanced statistical perspective, his 6.3 percent block rate in 2022-23 was No. 86 nationally, and his 13.3 percent offensive rebounding rate was No. 49.  The high motor Deloach has a 7-foot-1 wingspan.

As a freshman at VCU, Deloach averaged 4.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game, while shooting .586 (58-of-99) from the floor.

As a high school prospect, Deloach averaged better than 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game, while shooting 64 percent from the floor, in a postgraduate year for The Skill Academy (Ga.) in 2020-21.

He posted 15 points and 10 rebounds a game to lead Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Ga. to a regional championship as a senior in 2019-20.  That’s the same high school that produced Al Durham, Jr.

As a recruit, the Savannah, Ga. product was a 3-star prospect and the No. 252 overall player in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports Composite.  He chose VCU over Georgia, Kansas State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas Southern.

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