#3. Jordan Geronimo is finally playing like he was at the end of last season
Since the Northwestern and Penn State games where Geronimo was given the opportunity to start in the absence of Race Thompson and really underperformed, he’s been on a tear.
Coach Mike Woodson had mentioned something about challenging him after those games and seeing what he’s really made of. I think Geronimo is responding to the challenge and giving the Hoosiers a much-needed burst on both ends of the floor.
Against the Illini, Geronimo posted 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting and 1-for-3 from deep, along with eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks, and four turnovers. Yes, turnovers are bad, as noted earlier, but the fact that he’s being aggressive offensively and at least taking shots is a great sign for Indiana basketball who are deeply missing Thompson and Xavier Johnson in conference play.