Jeremiah April to transfer from Indiana

  • 05/01/2015 4:08 pm in

Freshman center Jeremiah April is leaving Indiana, the program announced today.

April becomes the third Indiana player to transfer this offseason, joining sophomore Stanford Robinson and freshman Max Hoetzel.

Indiana confirmed the news of his departure in a release.

“Jeremiah informed us earlier of his desire to seek a different situation for himself,” Tom Crean said in a release. “He would like an increased role and we are not able to ensure him this would happen. Our hope is that he will reach his potential wherever he chooses to go.”

April, a native of Joliet, Illinois who played at Westwind Prep in Phoenix, Arizona, played in just four games as a freshman.

“I want to thank Coach Crean and his staff for the opportunity and support and for helping me improve my game,” April said in a release. “My goal is to go somewhere I can have a bigger role. I’ll miss my teammates. They are a great group of guys.”

April’s departure puts the Hoosiers at 13 scholarship players for next season.

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  • SilentBob

    It’s those middle of the rotation guys that separate a playoff contender from a World Series contender. With your farm system in such great shape I wouldn’t be surprised to see you make a move. No offense but your second best pitcher would be our fifth best and that’s with Waino gone. Although I’m not sold on Martinez. He may have the most electric stuff on our team, but he has been leaving a lot of balls hanging on the top of the zone. No one has made him pay thus far. Epstein will keep your farm system productive. He plays the international signing period as well as anyone. Him and our own Mozeliak are the best GMs/ Presidents in baseball imo. Should be competitive in the central for a long time.

  • ForeverIU

    There are only two or three people I enjoy chatting with on here, which shows how marginal I’ve become to the conversation. It’s time for me to leave, and I don’t call it running. I doubt that you’re as nonchalant about this forum as you claim you are, or you would not be fixated on my last comments.

  • HtownMike

    The problem, ForeverIU, is that you construct poor arguments against Crean and then once the flaws in your arguments are illuminated by other fans, you literally change your argument. Just admit defeat sometimes and you’ll be taken more seriously.

  • oldiugymnast

    Exactly what I mean by successful. Thanks!

  • Michael Crawley

    Just goes to show your never going to please everone

  • Jeremy

    What Jeremiah April is transferring ?? shocking

  • Yeah, I really like Epstein. I know The Cubs just do not really have the pitching they’ll need to really be good in the post season.. I just hope they can make the playoffs this year. I think they’ve got a real good start with the young bats they have, but they are lacking in pitching. I mean when you have to resort to guys like Phil Coke in the middle of the order, you’re hurtin’ for certain. I like the fact that they picked up Lester.. although he’s had a kind of rough start.
    I kind of hated that they got rid of Smardjzda but really liked the Russell pickup. I guess the Cubs can be summed up best as some good young talent, but still have pretty significant needs on the mound. Now if they had your pitching staff, they be in pretty good shape.

  • marcusgresham

    Not certain. They were originally the Redlegs, then became the Reds only to have it changed back to Redlegs during McCarthyism. I think they switched back to Reds in the 60s, but I’m not sure–I was born in 70.

  • marcusgresham

    If he draws a foul will the students shout “Leggo Niego!”?

  • marcusgresham

    Just don’t call them “The Movement 2.0.”


    I hope after taking a break for awhile you will give it another go and come back, I’ve almost always enjoyed hearing your point of view whether it was how I seen it or not. I didn’t even get a chance to read your reply to the one that I’m replying to. lol

  • Guest

    Thanks, IUMIKE. I canceled my Disqus account, but it refuses to die, LOL.
    You are one of few people I’ll miss chatting with on ITH, although I’ll continue reading and learning from your posts as usual. I doubt you were on the paid forum, which I canceled too. I mentioned to a close friend of mine on the paid forum how much I appreciated your insights, and that I wished you were on that forum so I could pick your brain more and away from all the flying daggers 🙂

    Maybe I’ll come back one day with a name like ForeverCrean, or even better, ForeverCreaned, LOL!

    Hang in there.

  • david r

    If Jeremiah April had played like Scott May he could of helped us in March

  • CreamandCrimson

    I don’t check on this site during the weekend so I was away for a couple of days and have no idea what happened during that course of time but I see you are no longer going to be commenting on ITH…that’s too bad but I understand the decision.

    I hope you come back and share your thoughts on here at a later date but if not, it was a pleasure and your presence will be missed.

  • ForeverIU

    Thanks C&C, you were the first to introduce me to the idea of a virtual bro hug, so here’s one for you: HUG. I too enjoy reading your posts, especially your insights into recruits you’ve seen playing before in high school. I’ll be reading your posts but taking a break for a while. Peace.

  • David Yaraschefski

    You’re statement makes the assumption that getting an education at a mid-major or D2/D3 school is somehow sub-par to a big ten education. I opted to play D3 at a great engineering school rather than sit the bench at a higher level, and my career thanks me for it every day.

  • Realityvill-an

    Mr. April you’ve just been “Creaned”

  • calbert40

    We all love IU, and IU is a great public university; however, I think you might be overselling the education there when compared to some other schools, especially on the undergraduate level. There are many, many great universities, each with its own degree specialties that offer great educational opportunities for their students, so I don’t believe the education angle you cited sticks.

    So far as PT is concerned, what we think really doesn’t matter, but only what JA thought about the subject. I didn’t go to IU. I went to a small, private, Christian college just south of Chicago. It is an NAIA D1 school that has a great athletic program…especially and excellent basketball program. A friend of mine was recruited by D1 schools…even a couple B1G programs, but he didn’t want to play there. He wanted to go to a small school where he could concentrate on being a student more. Now, he is a pretty well-known varsity HC in Indiana at a very strong program. It worked out for him that way. It’s just different strokes for different folks on PT.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    not entirely shocking, the kid’s work ethic was brought up more than once. it’s a shame, because from what little exposure we got, it sure seems like there was some talent to work with.

    however unpleasant, this had to be done. i just hope this is the last time CTC has to recruit players last minute who are probably better suited at smaller schools. best of luck to JA, would love to see him make a splash somewhere else.

  • marcusgresham

    I’d have been thrilled if he’d have played anything close to Sean May.

  • marcusgresham

    I tried to find it. I couldn’t come up with an answer.

  • marcusgresham

    Jay Wright

  • marcusgresham

    He’s from Joliet, so he’s not too far from home.

  • marcusgresham

    According to 247Sports he’s a strong lean for Kansas, with offers also standing from Illinois and Arizona. Duke, Florida, and Kentucky are also listed.

  • Brklynhoosier

    I didn’t consider Big East. Good one.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Even though TB is recruiting 2016 players?

  • INUnivHoosier

    You can’t quit the internet. It won’t let go.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Jamal Murray is a guy to keep an eye on. He is a stud up in Canada. Evidently he’s been dominating all the Canadian events and outshining Thon Maker.

  • Barancy Peloma

    He will be gone soon enough.

  • Barancy Peloma

    Iu has a rich history of getting guys who are tall but useless.
    This has been true long before clapppy became coach.

  • Outoftheloop

    It will be interesting to see where Stan (IU # 9 scorer), Max (IU # 10 scorer) and Jeremiah (IU #11 scorer) end up.

  • Barancy Peloma

    Clappy does seem to have many guys leave year after year.
    I suspect priller will be toast in another month. Guaranteed if maker wants to come here.


    Yea, I looked for awhile as well and come up empty also.


    That’s nice of you to say that. I’m not on the paid forum….yet. Not trying to play the, ” oooh pity me card”, but I have a son with a lot of medical problems and like a lot of other parents in the same situation, that pretty much eats up all a lot of my cash flow. Between the insurance paying only a small portion for some of his scripts and not paying anything on many of the things he has to have it doesn’t leave a lot of the so called disposable income, or I’ve heard that’s there is such a thing and that that is what it’s called. lol Been saving my dimes and quarters to maybe invest in the paid forum to see if it’s worth it… me. If I end up on there you will have to consider giving it another go, besides I’ll probably need someone to help instruct (I know others will , but most will probably be laughing to hard to help) this technologically challenged IU bball fan how to navigate around in it. lol


    I really like the aspect of him doing those kind of things, because that, IMHO, shows what kind of young man he is, in that even though he knows that there is a good chance that he may not be at IU the following season he is doing that kind of thing any way. He gets it that nothing but good things can come from doing that kind of thing. He shows gratitude for having been given this opportunity and doing something to benefit the place that provided him with said opportunity is justified give back and at the same time if he doesn’t leave after one year and is able to convince some other high level recruits to don the candy stripes it only helps him and his team the following season. Still think he, more than likely does well enough next season to be drafted high enough to go to the next level. Here’s to hoping that he does do that well but decides to stay another year anyway. Him doing that would really help to lessen the possibility of our coaching staff needing to try and use the ” youth excuse ” yet again.

  • ForeverIU

    I’m sorry IUMIKE. My son is experiencing only minor problems, and it preoccupies me to no end. The paid forum is a good place. People often share the good and bad in their personal lives. The paid forum is easy to navigate, and you’re in good hands with HoosierFan76. No one ever makes you feel silly for asking the basic technical questions. I think you are less temperamental than I am, lol, and would know how to keep out of trouble. I let the smallest things get to me and can’t keep quiet. Disqus refuses to let me delete my account, so perhaps I’ll be here long enough to get on the paid forum again, and only if you join. LOL!

  • Eugene Debs

    I hope we can move past this huge shocker.