Indiana Basketball: 3 grad transfers Hoosiers should target

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3. Evan Cole (PF, Georgia Tech)

Finally, yes there is a big guy on this list. While the Hoosiers will still be loaded up front with Joey Brunk, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson and Justin Smith, three of those guys will most likely start which means very little depth.

Archie Miller found out early in his Indiana tenure that in order to compete atop the Big Ten, you need depth in your frontcourt. This year he had it and they dominated games from start to finish but also got into foul trouble early and often.

Evan Cole is someone who has never been a big minute getter so bringing him in off of the bench to provide depth for 10-12 minutes wouldn’t necessarily hurt either side.

Last season the 6-foot-10 big average 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds a game in 12.6 minutes. While not putting up big offensive numbers, it was his defense which could benefit the Hoosiers the most.

Cole finished last year with a defensive rating of 93.4 after having a 95.4 rating the previous year. With those numbers he would rank second the team behind Race Thompson (90.8)

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We have seen Indiana go more of the big man route when taking grad transfers over the past few seasons and Cole would align with that message.