Indiana basketball: Miller Kopp can be the Hoosiers 3-and-D guy

Indiana's Miller Kopp (12)
Indiana's Miller Kopp (12) /

Six more days until Indiana basketball. As we get closer and closer, we continue our Hoosier player countdown with the roster, now focused on senior forward, Miller Kopp. Kopp is one of our senior leaders and could be the “3-and-D” guy that Mike Woodson needs to win games.

Miller Kopp | 6’7″ 215bs | Senior Forward

In his first season after transferring from fellow Big Ten foe, Northwestern, Miller Kopp averaged 6.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 three-pointers made per game in 25.1 minutes. Kopp shot 36.1 percent from beyond the arc, which ranked third on the team behind Parker Stewart (39.3 percent) and Xavier Johnson (38.3 percent).

Prior to coming to Indiana, Kopp had consecutive seasons with Northwestern averaging 13.1 points and 11.3 points as a sophomore and junior, respectively. The 6-foot-7 forward really did damage at Assembly Hall his junior season, where he made three three-pointers and scored 13 points in a win.

Kopp was brought in by Mike Woodson last season as a guy that could knock down big shots and be one of the better shooters for the Hoosiers. Of course, that didn’t really happen and he was less than consistent for the Indiana offense in 2021-22. Kopp seems to be poised for his upcoming fifth and final season as a college hooper.

He has an opportunity in 2022-23 as one of the leaders of this Indiana basketball program and it seems as though Coach Woodson will be riding both him and Xavier Johnson as guys that need to step up offensively, defensively, and as leaders for this team to be successful this season.

Projected 2022-23 stats: 36 GP, 34 GS, 23.7 MIN, 8.2 PPG, 53 3PM, 34.9 3P%

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