Indiana announces addition of Jordan Fuchs

  • 02/11/2015 11:06 am in

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Indiana’s frontline depth got a boost on Wednesday afternoon when the program announced the addition of Jordan Fuchs, a 6-foot-6, 230 pound forward, to the roster.

Fuchs, who is on football scholarship at Indiana as a tight end, will be available tonight for Indiana’s game with Maryland at the XFinity Center.

“Jordan is someone we’ve been aware of for some time now and had he not gotten injured in the Purdue game and had to recover from that we would have brought over to evaluate earlier,” Tom Crean said in a release. “We worked with him since last week and with Coach (Kevin) Wilson’s blessing we are adding Jordan at this time. He has considerable basketball experience and brings size, athleticism, toughness and a tremendous competitive attitude.”

Fuchs will wear No. 20.

He appeared in all 12 games for IU football this season and caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. Fuchs was a dual sport athlete in high school and had scholarship offers to play basketball from Iowa State, SMU and Florida, according to an IU release.

As a senior at Christ the King in New York, he averaged 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and shot 52.6 percent from the field.

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  • MrNobody

    Sorry did not mean to offend. Was making a light hearted joke about how Knight would pull the starting 5 for another 5 had the effort not been there. Anyone on the bench is much more qualified than a ball boy. He would use anyone at his disposal to make a point or the previously mentioned motivation. Do not remember 74-78 teams that much. Although sure my dad had me around while the games were on. Do know we are obviously talking about some of the best teams in college bball history. Again did not mean to offend or demean.

  • Bruce Clark

    Holt would still be in high school should he not reclassified. Every team has players that don’t live up to their potential; IU no different than hundreds of other programs in that regard.

  • ForeverIU

    I agree.

  • INUnivHoosier

    I think there is a range between zero responsibility and not totally responsible for his lack of motivation.

  • INUnivHoosier

    I bet Priller is a fish.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Instant internet sensation.

  • IULore

    We may be able to use a football mentality on the team.

  • IULore

    Ah the legendary sporting ability of upholsterers!

  • Bill

    Wow. A guy who can bang it up. Push big men out of paint. Four years to develop. No scolly used. Friends with 5 star guard.

    This could be a big deal. Now and years to come. Let’s hope moya mold.

  • SCHoosier

    Put a- between Peter and Jurkin and you h ave a law firm specializing in felonies):

  • SCHoosier

    If he gets a lob pass from Yogi and scores I hope he doesn’t spike the b-ball..thats a tech in this game. On the positive side..when he sets a screen it oughta work:)

  • Hoosier1158

    Yep, he was a pretty good QB.

  • KmanCRK

    According to Crean and Fisch, JA is lazy. Everyone needs to move on from assuming this kid is going to be entering a game during meaningful minutes.

    I think it continues to get overlooked that when we signed TP & JA we didn’t have 10 guys to compete in practice. We needed bodies. What would you have done had you been Crean last April with what looked like you weren’t going to have 10 guys for practice. Pocket scholarships rather than using them?

  • KmanCRK

    heard he already laid out Heartman with a screen in practice.

  • ben

    Offer from Fordham not Florida

  • Lance76

    Would like to see him against Hammons in the post. Hammons is good, but a 6’6″ 230 football player could be effective. Also, Iowa has some size to deal with.

  • Outoftheloop

    You don’t give a 4 year scholarship (which is what IU offers according to the AD) to add practice players and then try to “run” them off if they don’t work out. Is it a “marriage” or a “rental”?

  • Outoftheloop

    Who said that Holt didn’t “live up to his potential”? I am confused.

  • Outoftheloop

    Of course Knight used playing time-and it’s inverse bench time-as motivation. But I do not ever recall him citing a player by name on the radio or in the paper for the “character defect” of a bad “work ethic”. He preferred to have face-to-face, private, animated dialogues, explaining their specific poor play, by subbing them out of the game and conducting the critical review in front of 17,500 roaring fans! He also conducted these “job performance evaluations” in the same manner at practices! He also dismissed players, privately, from being allowed to practice, and, ultimately, kicking them off of the team. His reasons were never discussed publicly. The kid could talk about it if he chose to when he was no longer part of the team. To me that is motivation and inspiration. Dropping innuendos on the radio and in the papers with no specifics is cowardly humiliation of a kid still on the team!

  • Outoftheloop

    AD Glass trumps any coach who thinks that he can run off scholarship players who are in good standing with IU and have not violated team rules because they “don’t work hard enough for the Coach”.

  • Brad

    Yeah, choking them in practice and kicking them on the bench during a game is vastly preferable to calling them out on the radio.

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  • Outoftheloop

    Take that up with AD Glass!

  • Outoftheloop

    Yes, well we finally agree on something! I did not say that Knight was lovable, but he did motivate and inspire. He was also loyal to and involved in their total lives. And to this day most, 90% of his former players, are still motivated and inspired by “Coach”!

  • Bruce Clark

    Was referring to April. (Edited original post.)