So Foaming defender Armaan Franklin announced Thursday night he will be moving to Virginia. Franklin initially entered the transfer portal after Archie Miller̵7;s firing.
Franklin was one of the most developed players at the Big Ten last season, averaging 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game for Hoosiers. Indiana’s Most Trusted Plays All Year
Excited for the next chapter in my carefree life. Anyway, thanks to the IU community, my fans, and my teammates for all of their support. Know that I am very grateful to everyone! ?????? @UVAMensHoops pic.twitter.com/NErzsdMDXL
– Armaan Franklin (@ unkle44artty) April 8, 2021
But in the middle of the season, Franklin suffered an ankle injury and was sidelined for two weeks. When he returned, he was not performing at the level he performed earlier in the year. Despite being impeded But he kept the Hoosiers important as he did when he hit the game-winning pull-up jump to defeat Iowa.
In a game against Rutgers in late February, Franklin landed awkward and hurt his right foot, an injury separating from a rolling ankle. Having missed a few more games, he appeared in a season-ending defeat to Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten.
Soon after Miller was fired, Franklin entered the transfer portal, with reports of hearing from Xavier, Butler, Minnesota, Louisville, Penn State, Clemson, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Georgia and Virginia, among others.
“We want to make sure that while they are searching, we are also doing our due diligence in terms of strengthening relationships,” Armaan’s mother Franklin, India, told Inside the Hall after he entered. The portal “… everything happens very quickly, so we just want to make sure we have all the options available.”
On Thursday, Franklin announced he would be leaving Bloomington after two years with the program.Initially, there were six Hoosiers on the transfer portal, four of which have returned to IU. Aram set out to Providence, and now Franklin is gone too.
Hoosiers still have plenty of backyard options, with Khristian Lander, Rob Phinisee, Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway, Xavier Johnson and Parker Stewart.
If Joey Brunk returns for next season, Indiana still has two scholarships to fill out. It is likely that they will continue with the options on the transfer portal.
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