Former Indiana guard Armaan Franklin makes transfer decision
While new head coach Mike Woodson has been able to get multiple Indiana players who entered the transfer portal to return to Bloomington next season, that won’t be the case for Armaan Franklin.
In a Twitter post on Thursday night, Franklin announced that he plans to transfer to Virginia to finish his college career. Franklin was one of six Hoosiers to hit the portal. Al Durham is the only other player who decided to leave the program, committing to Providence.
Race Thompson, Jordan Geronimo, Khristian Lander and Parker Stewart all plan to return to IU. Trayce Jackson-Davis, a potential first-round selection in the NBA Draft, will also be back.
“Excited about the next chapter in my hoops life,” Franklin wrote. “Still, have to say a big thanks to the IU community, fans and my teammates for all their support. Know that I appreciate you all so much!”
Excited about the next chapter in my hoops life. Still, have to say a big thanks to the IU community, fans and my teammates for all their support. Know that I appreciate you all so much! ⚔️🔹🔸⚔️ @UVAMensHoops pic.twitter.com/NErzsdMDXL
— Armaan Franklin (@unkle44artty) April 8, 2021
Franklin was Indiana’s second-leading scorer last season, averaging 11.4 points per game. He was also the team’s top 3-point shooter with a 42.4% success rate from deep and led the squad with 1.2 steals per game.
Franklin just completed his sophomore season at IU and has played in 54 career games for the Hoosiers.
Indiana ended the 2020-21 season with a 12-15 record, which led to the firing of head coach Archie Miller after four seasons. Franklin entered his name into the portal following the coaching change.