Abell to transfer from Indiana

Even with Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo turning pro early earlier this week, Indiana coach Tom Crean faced a scholarship crunch. Someone had to leave to open up a scholarship, as the Hoosiers had 14 players and just 13 scholarships even with Zeller and Oladipo gone early. Well, a spot opened with Indiana announcing tonight that sophomore guard Remy Abell will transfer in pursuit of more playing time.

“Remy has been an outstanding citizen and a solid player for us the past two years,” Crean said in a statement. “He indicated to us that he would like to look to go to a program that has a different style of play and one where he can get more playing time.”

During his career with the Hoosiers, the Louisville Eastern High product averaged 3.5 points in 10.7 minutes.

“Being at Indiana has been the best two years of my life,” Abell said in a statement. “I love the school, the program, the fans and I want to thank everyone for their support. The coaching staff has been great to me and I couldn’t ask to have had better teammates while I was here. I am going to miss everyone, but I just feel at this time a fresh start and new opportunities are what is best in following god’s plan for me.”

Indiana will welcome six freshmen in a touted class: F Devin Davis; C Luke Fischer; F Collin Hartman; G Stanford Robinson; F Noah Vonleh; F Troy Williams.

Veterans returning on scholarship are Will Sheehey, Maurice Creek, Yogi Ferrell, Jeremy Hollowell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, Peter Jurkin and Austin Etherington for an IU team coming off its first outright Big Ten title in 20 years.

Crean faced a similar scholarship crunch last year, when they were over signed by two players. First, IU told Matt Roth, who spent four seasons in Bloomington but had another year of eligibility left due to injuries, that he would not have a scholarship for the 2012-13 season. Next, Ron Patterson, one of five players signed in Indiana’s 2012 class, announced in August he wouldn’t be coming to Bloomington after failing to meet academic standards. He later signed with Syracuse and will be eligible in the fall.

Here’s Abell’s game logs from 2012-2013:

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/9 Bryant W 97-54 18 2 2 2 2 6 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 12
11/12 NDakSt W 87-61 17 5 5 3 3 1 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 14
11/15 SamHou W 99-45 13 1 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 3
11/19 @UGa W 66-53 12 2 2 0 0 4 4 1 4 1 1 0 2 2 8
11/20 @GTown W 82-72 12 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
11/25 BallSt W 101-53 21 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 4
11/27 UNC W 83-59 15 1 6 1 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 3
12/1 Coppin W 87-51 12 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 10
12/8 CentCt W 100-69 17 2 5 0 3 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 4
12/15 Butler L 86-88 15 1 6 0 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 6
12/19 MSM W 93-54 22 5 5 1 1 1 3 4 6 4 0 0 1 0 12
12/21 FlaAtl W 88-52 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 4 2
12/28 Jac W 93-59 20 1 5 0 2 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 3 4
12/31 @Iowa W 69-65 12 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
1/7 @PSU W 74-51 14 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7
1/12 Minn W 88-81 12 0 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
1/15 Wisc L 59-64 14 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 0
1/20 @NW W 67-59 15 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
1/23 PSU W 72-49 9 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 2
1/27 MSU W 75-70 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1/30 @Purdue W 97-60 18 2 4 0 0 2 2 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 6
2/2 Mich W 81-73 7 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2/7 @Ill L 72-74 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2/10 @OhioSt W 81-68 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2/13 Neb W 76-47 12 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
2/16 Purdue W 83-55 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
2/19 @MSU W 72-68 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2/26 @Minn L 73-77 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/2 Iowa W 73-60 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
3/5 OhioSt L 58-67 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3/10 @Mich W 72-71 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/15 Ill W 80-64 12 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 2 2 5
3/16 Wisc L 56-68 15 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
3/22 JMU W 83-62 16 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7
3/24 Temple W 58-52 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/28 Syr L 50-61 10 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2

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Michael on 4/13/2013 @ 8:28am EST Said:

The Big Ten (or Indiana) may want to do something about Tom Crean’s practice of oversigning in basketball.

threiss on 4/13/2013 @ 1:47pm EST Said:

sounds like he was cut to make room for a freshman

Jim Hughes on 4/13/2013 @ 2:32pm EST Said:

if Abell was good enough to start he should have played more than Huls who half of the season and the tourney went 0 for 1000 seems like!!

Jim Hughes on 4/13/2013 @ 2:35pm EST Said:

Cody Zeller is going pro for the paycheck which I thought he was not that kind of person but…his play this year was like riding a roller coaster PLAYER OF THE YEAR projected to 2ND TEAM BIG TEN???? Cody needs to spend a lot of time with centers that will stop him from dipping his shoulder and charging everytime he does it….Crean never seen that in the game or practice??????

Jim Hughes on 4/13/2013 @ 2:37pm EST Said:

Good riddens Watford!!!! what a waste of talent!!!! no fire in the eyes of Hoosiers which is why they choke in the clutch……..

Jim Hughes on 4/13/2013 @ 2:39pm EST Said:

Abell, u may want to learn how to shoot a jump shot rather than from the side where u will get blocked more times than not…….good luck playing for Indiana State or Ball State caliber teams…

Heywood Jablomé on 4/15/2013 @ 8:58pm EST Said:

Wow, Jim, great analysis. Must be a Purdue grad, right?

Brian on 4/16/2013 @ 10:44am EST Said:

Indiana’s Coach obviously doesn’t know how to Add! What a JOKE!