Wabash transfer Johnny Jager to walk-on at Indiana

  • 07/12/2016 3:18 pm in

Johnny Jager, a four-year starter at Bloomington South who played his first collegiate season at Wabash, is transferring to Indiana and will join the basketball program as a walk-on.

Jager, who averaged 15 points in 32 minutes per game last season at Division III Wabash, made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon on social media.

Jager is the second walk-on to join the program this offseason as former Vermont forward Zach McRoberts was added to the roster last month.

In 26 games at Wabash, Jager shot 39.6 percent from the field and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. He averaged 5.5 assists, 4.7 turnovers and 2.2 rebounds per game.

(Photo credit: Wabash College Athletics)

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  • HuntinHoosier86

    I think this is fantastic! The kid sounds like a go getter and you never know…we might have to count on him in a game time situation (for whatever reason).

  • Roger R Wills

    We watched him play in every game this past season at Wabash College. .he is a very good player, not sure if he is division 1 caliber. But we hope he does well for our Hoosiers. .

  • Love is in the air

    Hey Alex. no biggie but I think you mean Zach McRoberts not Josh.

  • Fixed. Thank you.

  • sarge

    Upvote for a great user name.

  • SCHoosier

    I can hear it now..anytime he knocks down a three “It’s Johnny Jager with the dagger”. Looks like he and McRoberts will keep practices pumped if nothing else!.

  • HardRockHoosier

    That is really some cool news. Yeah, maybe he might not be Div I caliber, but he must be a pretty good baller to put up some pretty decent numbers like that at Wabash.. You never know what he might turn out like. Anyway glad to hear this. can’t wait for the season to start.

  • HardRockHoosier

    Alex, what are this guy’s vital stats.. Like height, weight.. length, i.e., wingspan????

  • ForeverIU

    Upvote for Trump and Putin kissing? Better than them fighting, that’s for sure. LOL.

  • StudentHoosier

    About three months ago I posted a comment saying that I believed two things: 1) CTC would add two walk ons before the season and 2) one of them would be ZMR.
    I went 2 for 2 and I love it. I think this whole “add native Indiana walk ons who are already college students and will be good in practice” move is becoming commonplace for CTC. Think about it: Burton, Tharpe, QT, ZMR, JJ in the past 24 months alone. Wild.

    Anyways. A cousin of mine actually played with Jagerbomb at Wabash and I’ve met him a few times. Kid is crazy. His game reminds me a lot of Rotnei Clarke. His Twitter picture is Johnny Manziel. Just wild. I actually saw one of his Wabash games, where he had 11 steals and made two half court shots at the end of two different quarters. That’s the kind of guy this is. I love the addition. And I can tell you this much: nobody in the Big Ten will have a 16th man as talented as this guy.

    Is it November yet?

  • HardRockHoosier

    Wow, thanks for the insight. the kid sounds like a great addition.
    Like you, I can’t wait until b’ball season… Shoot I’ll take an exhibition game right now.. anything..

  • Arch Puddington

    “….nobody in the Big Ten will have a 16th man as talented as this guy.”

    I hereby nominate this as the best line of the summer on ITH.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Wabash College…where they hang banner for finishing 9th place in wrestling (see photo above).

  • StudentHoosier

    hey man, it’s true.

  • Arch Puddington

    And hilarious! I saw him play in high school. Solid skills, competitive guy. Not sure his athleticism is truly B1G level, but if he’s off, it’s not by much. He’ll be able to practice effectively, and hopefully has a fun couple of years being part of a big time program.

  • dwdkc

    Hey don’t diss on the Little Giants. You must be from DePauw. We also have a banner for the 1982 National Championship in basketball. Year after I graduated, more to the point when Pete Metzelaars was a senior.

  • dwdkc

    His nickname is Jagerbomb? Like this guy, but a little concerned that he brings a little Manziel off the court to a group of guys that really need a clean offseason.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Lol. nope, not from DePauw. Honestly, don’t know too much about “rasslin.” (cauliflower ear is just gross). Although, I did watch several videos of that guy (Robles?) from Arizona State that dominated a few years back. I just like to look for odd things it the background of all the article’s pictures that make me giggle.

  • Hardwood83

    That’s a good catch. A 6th place banner? Maybe, but 9th? That is weak sauce.

  • dwdkc

    Wabash has been a Div 3 wrestling powerhouse since well before my time there so they probably only hang the more recent stuff. Yes a ninth place banner is a little odd

  • Bill Graham

    Welcome to IU johnny. I can’t guarantee that you’ll be the next Yogi Ferrell….but I can guarantee the girls are much better looking on IU’s campus than Wabash’s.

  • ihoosieru

    I don’t like that he averaged over 4 turnovers a game though!!

  • cooper

    The fact he likes Manziel is enough for me to question it. You really want a walk on to look up to that moron?

  • cooper

    Yeah a d3 walk on who likes Manziel and has nickname Jaegerbomb seems really worth it.

  • HardRockHoosier

    If he likes Manziel that could change my opinion.. hadn’t read that, but I really do not know how anyone could profess to like that jerk..
    I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I do trust Crean though.. Hopefully he’ll work out well for the team.. I kind of doubt he’ll see the floor much. Just so he doesn’t turn out to be some kind of cancer in the locker room.. Like I say, guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m ready for the season to start though…