Indiana Forward Race Thompson is returning to Hoosiers for the 2021-22 season.
Thompson made the announcement Thursday on social media.
The Minnesota native was one of six Indiana players who entered the NCAA transfer portal following Archie Miller’s shooting at the end of the 2020-21 season while on the 6-foot-8 striker transfer portal. It has received a lot of attention from some of the top high schools, including Minnesota.
Thompson was voted team captain with an average of 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He is one of two IU players who have played a total of 27 games.
Thompson had a career high of 22 points and 13 rebounds in a 79-58 win over Providence on Nov. 30 at the Maui Invitational in Asheville.
Late last season, Thompson wore a protective mask after being accidentally beaten up.
Over 65 professional games for the Hoosiers, Thompson averaged 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. His return is another win this spring for new coach Mike Woodson, who is trying to build his first Indiana roster of the 2021-22 season.
So far, four of the six Hoosiers who have entered the NCAA transfer portal have opted to return to Bloomington next season.The only IU player from last season’s roster to remain on the portal is defender Armaan Franklin.
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