Indiana Basketball: 3 grad transfers Hoosiers should target

Bryce Aiken, Harvard, (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Bryce Aiken, Harvard, (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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Indiana basketball, Matthew Moyer
Matthew Moyer, Vanderbilt basketball. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

2. Matthew Moyer (SF, Vanderbilt)

Whereas Aiken would be someone who impacts the game immediately, someone like Matthew Moyer would be much more of a role player and defensive utility piece for Archie Miller.

Already, there is a bit of a relationship between Miller and Moyer. Back during Miller’s tenure at Dayton, Moyer was extended a scholarship and recruited for a while by Miller and his staff. Ultimately he went on to commit to Syracuse, but at least there is some sort of ground already built.

For his play on the court, Moyer is a 6-foot-8 athletic wing who can play multiple positions. Obviously Archie Miller is one who loves to have versatility on the wing, hence the connection he built with him back during his high school days.

While Moyer was a four-star recruit out of high school, he has yet to live up to that top-70 rating. During his time at Syracuse, he showed a lot of promise as he was averaging 4.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game through the first 20 games. In that time he had four double-digit scoring games, four double-digit rebound games and one double-double. After that, he completely fell out of the rotation towards the end of ACC play.

At this point, program should know what they are getting from Moyer and if Moyer can accept that, a role off of the bench to provide rebounding and toughness would be a perfect match with Indiana.