Last year’s preseason No. 1 team, the Indiana Hoosiers, lost four starters and seven players total following their Sweet 16 run in March. Since the end of the 2012-13 season, IU’s roster has been completely revamped, and the Hoosiers have already started summer workouts in preparation for the upcoming season.
IU has a lot of production to replace from last year’s squad.
Indiana lost guard Victor Oladipo and center Cody Zeller to the NBA draft. Shooting guard Jordan Hulls as well as forwards Derek Elston and Christian Watford graduated and will play basketball professionally. Guards Maurice Creek and Remy Abell transferred in the offseason in search of more playing time.
The Hoosiers have reloaded with the fourth-best recruiting class in the country, according to ESPN. IU also added senior transfer Evan Gordon, the younger brother of former Hoosier Eric Gordon. Indiana Coach Tom Crean tweeted that Gordon has a lot to contribute to IU:
We are really happy about Evan Gordon joining IU. He brings an understanding of how to play and how to win. He has maturity, focus and skill— Tom Crean (@TomCrean) May 19, 2013
There are two locks for IU’s roster next season—sophomore point guard Yogi Ferrell and senior forward Will Sheehey—but the remaining spots are up for grabs.
Incoming freshmen Noah Vonleh, Troy Williams, Luke Fischer and Stanford Robinson are in contention for a starting role. Sophomores Jeremy Hollowell and Hanner Mosquera-Perea have the best chances of being starters among the returning players.