Mike Woodson is already having a positive impact on Indiana’s roster.

Parker Stewart, who transferred to Indiana during the 2020 season, announced on Wednesday night that he’ll be sticking with the Hoosiers. He had previously announced his intention to transfer following the departure of coach Archie Miller.

Here’s his announcement:


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Stewart’s collegiate career has been marred in tragedy. He originally signed with Pitt, but then transferred after the 2018 season to play for his father at UT Martin. However, his father passed away suddenly back in November of 2020. That ultimately led to Stewart’s transfer to IU, where he will play the 2021-22 campaign.

Stewart is a scorer who can really help the Hoosiers next season. During his one season at UT Martin, he scored 19.2 points per game and also contributed 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest.

He’s listed at 6-foot-5, so Stewart has the size to play either guard position for coach Woodson.

According to college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, IU’s decision to retain assistant Kenya Hunter played a key role in this outcome.