Hanner Mosquera-Perea transferring to East Tennessee State

  • 05/31/2015 6:22 pm in

Former Indiana forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea will continue his college career at East Tennessee State, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Indiana Elite, his former AAU program, confirmed the report.

Mosquera-Perea averaged 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Hoosiers last season, but was dismissed from the program earlier this month. The Colombia native scored in double figures nine times last season and had a double-double in IU’s win at Nebraska on Dec. 31.

A four-star recruit in Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class, Mosquera-Perea was suspended the first nine games of his freshman season by the NCAA.

As a sophomore, he was arrested for operating while intoxicated and was suspended two games.

Peter Jurkin, who played two seasons at Indiana, transferred to East Tennessee State following the 2014-2015 season. The Buccaneers hired Steve Forbes, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Wichita State, on March 30.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Mosquera-Perea will have to sit out next season and will have one season of eligibility remaining.

Mosquera-Perea is one of five IU players to leave the program this offseason joining Devin Davis (dismissed), Max Hoetzel (San Diego State/transfer), Stanford Robinson (Rhode Island/transfer) and Jeremiah April (transfer).

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  • ktolly4iu

    Best of luck HMP.

  • SCHoosier

    Work hard..have a great year of development and a a final y ear of play..and a pro opporutnity overseas may await you. Be interesting to see if Jurkin gets on the floor ETST this coming season.

  • David Macer

    I wish HMP the best of everything. Work hard young man, you have the gifts to be a great player.

  • Gregory Spera

    To bad. I think Hanner was poised to have am very productive senior season, even as a backup and we are not likely to do better a this late date. Just a bad deal all around. Good luck to him.

  • TorontoHoosierFan

    i wish HMP all the best, but from a purely basketball standpoint, I think the team is better off, both on and off the court.

  • marcusgresham

    In the end it might be the best thing that could have happened to him. He was probably a guy, due to the fact that he didn’t grow up playing the game, who could have gained some benefit from a redshirt year. Not the way he should have gotten it, but hopefully he’ll take better advantage of his second chance.

    Just thought of this, too. Would anyone be shocked if Devin Davis wound up at Georgia State?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I am glad for Hanner. Best of luck to him and I
    hope he does really well.

  • SilentBob

    Wouldn’t be surprised one bit. Ron’s doing a great job with that program, has strong ties to Indy, and seems a fun guy to be around. Very interested to see how Jeremy does there this year. Honestly I hope he goes there, because I’m losing track of all the schools I’m supposed to follow because of all these darn transfers.

  • Drew

    marcus, Justin Albers tweeted out that Davis was planning on going the Juco route. I would love it he ended up at Georgia St. though.

  • Ole Man

    We have to agree to disagree.

  • hoosierman22

    Hanner deserves a crap program like ETSU, he took IU for granted.

  • marcusgresham

    Hadn’t heard that–of course, I refuse to do Twitter so that may be why. Makes sense, though—he’s already sat a year so if he sits another in a transfer to a D-I he loses it.

  • At the Quarries

    When I read that Hanner is joining ETSU, I remembered his tweet when Peter left (11 months ago). I had a strange feeling back then that he would not stay. His tweet:

    I can’t believe my big brother [Peter Jurkin] left me today. This dude has been there for me everyday since the day we came to the US. We did everything
    together everyday all day. I’m going to miss this dude so much nobody will understand our friendship if you didn’t know us. He is the brother that I never had I love you P and I will miss you everyday bro.

  • At the Quarries

    Wishing the two of them good days ahead!

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    You deserve all the bad karma coming your way cuz your a negative turd!

  • Hoosier Hall

    Good luck Hanner. I’ll always remember being at the Michigan State game when you brought the house down with that putback slam!

  • TomJameson

    I wish for HMP the best of luck in all his pursuits. He got screwed by the NCAA and made some mistakes of his own, but I think he was going to have his best year yet in a different role that was not such a pressure one for him.

    He wasn’t a super star and he can be replaced, but nobody should say he wasn’t any good at all. He helped the team the best he could when we had a need.
    I think he’ll do well at ETS.
    I think he’ll do well at ETS.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    that was absolutely amazing! i was there, but up in the nosebleeds unfortunately. at least they put a few flat screens up there! haha

    but yeah, that’s going to be half of his legacy… a small handful of jaw-dropping plays. the other half, i wish i could say was forgettable.

  • Blair McKee

    Perhaps the lower lights of a mid-major will be good for him. Perhaps also, there will be less NCAA scrutiny for this door-mat program. HMP is an Athlete with a capital “A”, and could do well there.

  • The_Bob_Michaels

    It will be interesting to see if he and Peter can thrive at this level (hopefully PJ will be healthy finally). In retrospect, this is the level that each probably should have started their collegiate careers at. Let’s hope they get a chance to play major minutes and find the competition rewarding. Also, hope nobody in the Adams family bought any ETS bumper stickers back in the 80’s…

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    good luck HMP, next man up

  • BT

    So there are more players from “The Movement” at East Tennessee St. than IU for their senior season.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Funny, IU was part of his journey and he had some hurdles that impacted his development, including the NCAA, CTC, injury, and now dismissal. What no one has said is he never complained, made excuses, or quit . . . he showed up raw and was never sculpted into the epic player in his time here. I loved his personality, his energy, his intermittent & amazing plays, his pioneering spirit to move to the USA to play basketball. Continued success in all your endeavors Hanner!


    And I’ll agree with your agree to disagree comment. lol