Jeremiah April to transfer from IU program

Indiana freshman center Jeremiah April has decided to transfer from the IU program, the university announced Friday afternoon.

Indiana University freshman center Jeremiah April has requested a release from his athletic scholarship and will transfer, the university announced Friday.

April, a 6-11 center from Westwood Prep Academy in Arizona, played in a total of four games last season, averaging 1.5 points per game.

He will transfer at the completion of the semester and then will have to sit out next season if he wants to go to a Division 1 program.

April becomes the third IU player to announce his intention to transfer since the end of the 2014-15 season. Stanford Robinson and Max Hoetzel were the other two.

Indiana coach Tom Crean said April told the IU staff earlier this week of his decision to seek a transfer.

“Jeremiah informed us earlier of his desire to seek a different situation for himself,” Crean said. “He would like an increased role and we are not able to ensure him this would happen. Our hope is that he will reach his potential wherever he chooses to go.”

In a release put out by the university, April thanked his coaches and teammates.

“I want to thank Coach Crean and his staff for the opportunity and support and for helping me improve my game,” April said. “My goal is to go somewhere I can have a bigger role. I’ll miss my teammates. They are a great group of guys. “

April’s transfer means that the Indiana basketball program is once again compliant under NCAA rules and is no longer over signed by one player. IU had no seniors this past season, but has a three man incoming freshman class and now three players who have chosen to transfer out of the program. Top Stories