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Jordan Geronimo announces he will return for third season at IU

Indiana forward Jordan Geronimo announced on Sunday he will return to the program for a third season.

“Let’s get to it!!,” Geronimo said in a Twitter post accompanied by a video that ended with “I’m back.”

The 6-foot-6 and 225 pound Geronimo played in 34 games off the bench in 2021-22 and averaged 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per contest.  He tied for second on the team with 24 blocked shots, and among per-40-minute stats, he was seventh in the Big Ten in blocks and rebounds.  Aided by his more than 40-inch vertical and plus-six wingspan, Geronimo also led IU in offensive rebounding percentage, and his play on both ends of the floor was critical in IU’s postseason wins over Michigan and Wyoming.

Geronimo shot 58.3 percent from 2-point range, and 33.3 percent from three in 2021-22.

Power forward Race Thompson is also returning for the 2022-23 season, and the Hoosiers landed a commitment from 5-star freshman four Malik Reneau last week.  Those factors put Geronimo’s return in question, but he has shown flashes of the skills needed to move his game out to the perimeter as he advances in his college career.  If he can improve his ball handling and passing, Geronimo could develop into a productive wing at the high major level.

Alternatively, if Trayce Jackson-Davis were to remain in the NBA Draft, frontcourt minutes could open up as a result for Geronimo.

The New Jersey product has three years of eligibility remaining.

For a recap of Indiana’s offseason roster activity, GO HERE.

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