Indiana men’s basketball sophomore guard Tamar Bates entered the transfer portal Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Bates played a key role off the bench for Indiana, appearing in all 35 games in the season, including two starts in conference play. He finished the year averaging 6.1 points per game and shot 37% from 3-point range and 93% from the free-throw line.
Down the stretch, Bates struggled offensively, going scoreless in Indiana’s last four road games of the regular season. After breaking out of a shooting slump with 14 points against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament, Bates was 0-of-13 from the field in the NCAA Tournament.
Bates, who was a four-star recruit in high school, enters the portal with two years of eligibility remaining.
Bates is the second scholarship player in the portal, joining sophomore forward Logan Duncomb.