Indiana's Peter Jurkin leaving program

Peter Jurkin, who dealt with injuries throughout his time at Indiana, is leaving the program.

Indiana's Peter Jurkin is done in Bloomington.

Jurkin, who dealt with injuries throughout his time with the Hoosiers, will leave the program and seek to play elsewhere, sources confirmed to

Jurkin will have to sit out a full season if he wants to play at another Division 1 school.

In his two seasons at IU, Jurkin played only 18 total minutes and scored two total points. Last season, he played 11 minutes, scoring two points, grabbing four rebounds and blocking two shots.

It's unfortunate because Jurkin, a 7-footer, is a skilled big man. He just never was healthy enough to play at the high level required in the Big Ten.

From Indiana's standpoint, it's a tough move to make, but it had to be done. Tom Crean gave Jurkin two-plus years, and he was simply never healthy. You can't afford to keep a guy that can't play on scholarship, even a nice, good kid like Jurkin.

Jurkin's departure opens another scholarship for next year. Indiana is hosting Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft this weekend, a graduate player who would be eligible to play immediately.

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