Indiana Basketball: New name in transfer portal that should intrigue Hoosiers

Archie Miler, Indiana basketball. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Archie Miler, Indiana basketball. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The Indiana basketball program will look to add to its 2020 recruiting class and could possibly look at this underrated name as one to bring in.

It is another day in the college basketball world and that means there is another name in the transfer portal. For the Indiana basketball program, Archie Miller will only go after a grad transfer if it makes sense, and this one could.

Justin Turner is the newest name that is seeing a lot of big-name programs reaching out following his announcement he would be seeing a grad transfer from Bowling Green. The 6-foot-5 wing is a career 17.0 point per game scorer while shooting 37.3 percent.

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Indiana does have a deep portion of guards scheduled to be on the roster next season, but with Turner’s size and length, he could easily play on the wing, giving way for a two ball-handling backcourt.

One part of his game that is very intriguing for an Indiana roster that has struggled to shoot over the last few seasons, is his ability to make shots. In his 94 career games, Turner has connected on at least one three in 74 of them. Additionally, he has made at least two threes in 45 career games. Despite being limited to just 24 games last year, he made 39 threes which would have ranked second on the Indiana roster. If you go back and look at the past three seasons, he would have ranked in the top two on every IU roster.

While shooting is the best part about Justin Turner’s game, he isn’t just limited to being a shooter. With a great physical style of play, Turner loves to initiate contact and get in the lane, with 30 games attempting at least six free-throws.

With the loss of Devonte Green, the Hoosiers desperately need someone on the wing who can create their own shot and for others. Turner is that guy and is lethal in ball screen action.

Overall, Turner has had 40 games in his career with 20+ points and has exceeded that five times with at least 30 points. At the same time, he has also had 26 games with at least four assists.

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It is not reported that Indiana has reached out to Justin Turner, but out of all of the grad transfers on the market right now, he should be atop the list for the Hoosiers. From Detroit, Michigan and Michigan State could have the easy sell, but Indiana could also be an intriguing option.