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Geronimo latest Hoosier to enter portal

Freshman joins Race Thompson, Parker Stewart, Armaan Franklin and Al Durham in the portal

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Freshman forward Jordan Geronimo announced Thursday that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal, becoming the fifth member of Indiana’s men’s basketball program to do so since former coach Archie Miller was fired on March 15.

“First, I want to thank Indiana Basketball for contributing to my growth as a basketball player and a person,” Geronimo wrote in an Instagram post. “However after some deep thought and long conversations, I will be entering my name in the transfer portal with the possibility of returning.”

The rangy, 6-foot-6 New Jersey native appeared in 21 games off the bench last season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds. The highlight of Geronimo’s season was a 10-minute cameo in IU’s win at Iowa, where he posted seven points and an assist while playing tough defense on Big Ten Player of the Year Luka Garza. He also recorded eight points and hit two late 3-pointers in IU’s loss at Rutgers in February.

When he committed to IU in September 2019, Geronimo had offers from Georgia, Providence, Boston College, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, among others.

News of Geronimo’s decision comes with the usual disclaimer: by entering the portal, he now has the ability to talk to other coaches and weigh his options. He’s joined in the portal by teammates Race Thompson, Parker Stewart, Armaan Franklin and Al Durham.