Indiana Basketball Transfer Portal Target Monitoring for 2024

The transfer portal officially became available on March 18, and the Indiana Hoosiers are highly active in it. Peegs.com is presenting a tracker for Indiana basketball transfer portal targets, which will be regularly updated.

On Tuesday, CJ Gunn, Payton Sparks, and Kaleb Banks all joined the transfer portal. This leaves six available scholarships for the 2024-25 season before Kel’el Ware’s anticipated decision to enter the NBA Draft, which seems likely.

Last season, over 1,000 D1 players entered the portal, a figure that might be surpassed due to the current environment allowing unlimited transfers. Indiana previously acquired Ware, Anthony Walker, and Payton Sparks. While Ware developed into an NBA prospect, Walker and Sparks found themselves out of the main rotation by the season’s end, with Sparks returning to Ball State.

This week, Indiana State’s shooting guard, Ryan Conwell, entered the transfer portal, prompting efforts from Mike Woodson’s coaching staff to recruit the talented Indianapolis native. Indiana State faced a setback with several key players entering the portal following head coach Josh Schertz’s departure for Saint Louis University.

Conwell had a breakout sophomore season at Indiana State, contributing significantly to the team’s success, which hasn’t been seen since 1979. His impressive statistics speak volumes: averaging 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.7 turnovers in 33.9 minutes. Particularly notable is his offensive skill, boasting a 40.7 percent three-point shooting average on 7.1 attempts per game, a 61.3 percent success rate from two-point range, and an 85.5 percent free-throw accuracy.

The former 2022 Indiana All-Star honed his skills under Bill Zych at Pike High School, mirroring his collegiate trajectory. Starting as primarily a spot-up shooter in high school, he gradually incorporated driving into his game. By his senior year at Pike, Conwell demonstrated versatility, shooting 36 percent on 142 three-pointers and 89 percent on 141 free throws, while also succeeding with a 62 percent conversion rate on two-point shots.

Conwell’s journey includes playing club basketball with EG10. Going into his senior year at Pike, he transitioned from NAIA offers to low D1 offers before garnering interest from South Florida, Wichita State, and Virginia Tech later in the summer.

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