Indiana forward Jordan Geronimo transferred to Maryland men’s basketball, he announced on Twitter Saturday.
The Hoosier transfer is the Terps’ second pickup in the transfer portal this offseason following the commitment of former Loyola Marymount guard Chance Stephens.
The two transfers help make up a current incoming class of six players along with freshmen DeShawn Harris-Smith, Jamie Kaiser, Jahnathan Lamothe and Braden Pierce.
Dear Hoosier Nation,
First off, I want to say thank you for all the love and support you guys had shown me during my three years as a Hoosier. However, after much thought and consideration, I have decided to play for the University of Maryland next season! 💯 @TerrapinHoops pic.twitter.com/aN3wBPk8RA
— Jordan Geronimo (@JordanGeronimo2) April 29, 2023
Geronimo played at Indiana for three seasons and has two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 11.3 minutes per game, 3.8 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game across 82 appearances for the Hoosiers and made the first six starts of his collegiate career last season.
The New Jersey native played high school basketball in New Hampshire and was named the state’s Gatorade player of the year. He was ranked a top-100 recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN when he committed to Indiana.
The 6-foot-6 forward has a 7-foot wingspan and will provide much-needed experienced depth in the frontcourt for the Terps. Maryland lost Patrick Emilien, who played a key role off the bench in its frontcourt, to graduation and saw three players find new homes in the transfer portal: Hakim Hart (Villanova), Ike Cornish (Ohio) and Arnaud Revaz (Weber State).
The move puts Maryland over its maximum of 13 scholarship spots ahead of next season, meaning a current player on the roster will depart. The Terps are also still in the mix for the top-rated transfer in the portal, Hunter Dickinson, who visited College Park on April 16. The center also visited Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova and Georgetown.