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IU men’s basketball sophomore standout Armaan Franklin enters transfer portal

Sophomore guard Armaan Franklin shoots the game-winning shot over Iowa defender Joe Weiskamp on Feb. 7 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Franklin entered the NCAA's Transfer Portal on Tuesday.
Sophomore guard Armaan Franklin shoots the game-winning shot over Iowa defender Joe Weiskamp on Feb. 7 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Franklin entered the NCAA's Transfer Portal on Tuesday.

IU men’s basketball sophomore guard Armaan Franklin entered the transfer portal Tuesday, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Jeff Borzello. 

This news comes just more than a week after Athletic Director Scott Dolson fired head coach Archie Miller on March 15. Senior guard Al Durham, who has an extra year of eligibility due to the NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver, also entered the transfer portal the same day Miller was fired.

Franklin dealt with injuries through the latter part of his sophomore season to both his right foot and left ankle. The Indianapolis native still averaged 11.4 points and 4.1 rebounds through 22 games played. 

“Armaan, he's playing with great confidence,” Miller said Dec. 19 after Franklin scored 20 points in the team’s win over Butler University. “He's earned that right. He's working hard at it. And like I've said before, he's really developed into a player I think is one of the most improved players in our league this year.”

He scored his career-high 23 points in IU’s game at Illinois in December, then again in February against Northwestern. Franklin played two seasons with the Hoosiers after graduating from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis in 2019.

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