Stanford transfer Kanaan Carlyle commits to Indiana Basketball

Carlyle joins fellow Pac-12 players Myles Rice and Oumar Ballo in Bloomington
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Mike Woodson and the Indiana Basketball coaching staff have signed another Pac-12 player from the transfer portal. Kanaan Carlyle comes to Bloomington after averaging 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game as a freshman for the Stanford Cardinal. He has three years of eligibility left.

Carlyle had offers from Georgia Tech and Georgia as well as other high-profile programs.

Carlyle joins Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Myles Rice and the Pac-12 Most Improved Player Oumar Ballo to Indiana.

Indiana finished 19-14, missing the NCAA tournament for the first time under Woodson. This offseason is reminiscent of the 23-24 offseason, where the staff had to replace the entire starting lineup. This offseason, Woodson had to replace Kel'el Ware and Xavier Johnson from the starting lineup, as well as rotational players Anthony Walker (eligibility), CJ Gunn (transfer portal), Payton Sparks (transfer), and Caleb Banks (transfer)

Indiana has until May 1 to sign players out of the transfer portal.

Malik Mgbako, Trey Galloway, Anthony Leal, and Malik Reneau are the key players returning to Bloomington. Mgbako and Reneau decided to return to campus over the NBA. Leal and Galloway used their extra year to make a run in the NCAA tournament.

Woodson likes depth, and these transfers give him the opportunity to run legitimate first and second units during games.