Indiana Basketball: New transfer would bring shooting to Hoosiers

The Indiana basketball team still has a scholarship open for the 2020-21 season and could fill it with a recent transfer.

There is a new player in the transfer portal that the Hoosiers could use. On Tuesday Adam Kunkel and rising Junior from Belmont has put his name in the portal.

Kunkel exploded on to the scene last year for the Bruins when he averaged  16.5 points per game while hitting 2.5 threes per. He shot right at 39% from deep and would be a welcome addition to any program.

Kunkel was lightly recruited coming out of high school and chose Belmont and struggled his freshman year. But last year he became one of the best players for the Bruins and even dropped 35 points on Boston College in their win on the road.

The Hoosiers have brought in some freshman shooters, but it would never hurt to get an experienced player who can light it up from deep. With a scholarship open and it being this late in the summer, this would be a perfect fit for Indiana.

Kunkel is from Kentucky so the change to Indiana would not be that far from his hometown. Kentucky has already reached out and Xavier and Cincinnati have been rumored to have put out feelers also.

Archie Miller and his staff have seemed to have very little interest in transfers so far. This may still be true but you could do a lot worse than getting a guy who still has two years of eligibility left. Right now he would have to sit next year, but with everything that is going on it wouldn’t be a surprise for him to file a waiver and be eligible next year.

The Hoosiers do have Rob Phinisee and Al Durham coming back along with Khristian Lander and Anthony Leal coming in, but having more shooting is never a bad thing.

Kunkel would probably be a guy off the bench with the potential to start, but with his shooting could be a spark plug as a reserve.

The Hoosiers have been one of the worst shooting teams from deep the last couple of years and they need to fix that. They have hopefully done some of that with the recruits coming in, but they need to be open to getting a transfer and Kunkel would be a perfect fit. A glue guy that can shoot it from deep and with ties to the midwest. Miller needs to go after him.