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Indiana Hoosiers forward Jordan Geronimo (22). (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

#5. Jordan Geronimo added more than just “being a super athlete” to his game

GERONIMO! Jordan came off the bench for Indiana basketball in the exhibition game on Saturday and managed six points, three rebounds, one block, and one steal in 15 minutes of action. Along with that, Geronimo was 2 for 5 from the field and shot 1 for 2 from beyond the arc.

Though it wasn’t an outstanding game for the sophomore forward, Geronimo showed flashes of what he’s been working on this season. Last season, Geronimo was primarily the seventh or eighth guy off the bench for Mike Woodson and served mostly as a guy that can get rebounds and play above the rim.

One of the more impressive moves of the night was when Geronimo had the ball at the top of the key and took a jab, made one dribble move, took two steps, and scored between three defenders. It’s one move and two points, but it’s more than just that in the eyes of a true basketball enthusiast. If Geronimo can make himself a threat as a three-point shooter and a guy that can beat a bigger defender off the dribble, the Hoosiers bench will be very dangerous this season.