Al Durham pens farewell message to Indiana after entering transfer portal
News broke on Monday that Indiana’s Al Durham had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal after the school parted ways with head coach Archie Miller. The former Hoosier guard confirmed the news on Tuesday morning.
Durham penned a farewell and thank you to Indiana on Tuesday morning. He announced his plans to play elsewhere for his fifth season of college basketball. He was a member of IU’s 2017 recruiting class.
Durham, a 6-foot-4 guard averaged 11.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for IU during the 2020-21 season, all highs for his career. The team finished 12-15 and saw its season come to an end following a loss to Rutgers in the B1G Tournament.
“Thank you Indiana for allowing me to grow up and mature right in front of your eyes,” Durham said in his message. “My four year experience has been amazing! With that being said, I have decided to enter the transfer portal and explore possibilities elsewhere as a fifth year senior.”
— Aljami Durham (@aldurham01) March 16, 2021
In his four seasons in Bloomington, Durham averaged 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He played in 123 career games and made 97 starts, including starts in 26 of Indiana’s 27 contests this past season.
Durham will have one year of eligibility remaining.