Butler transfer Joey Brunk commits to Indiana

  • 04/16/2019 5:25 pm in

Butler graduate Joey Brunk, who has two years of eligibility remaining, committed to Indiana on Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-11 center made the announcement via his Twitter account.

On Tuesday, ESPN.com ranked Brunk, who will be eligible to play the entire 2019-20 season, as one of the top 15 graduate transfers available this spring.

This is the second straight offseason that Archie Miller has added a graduate transfer as the Hoosiers landed Evan Fitzner from Saint Mary’s last May.

Indiana has had mixed success in the past with graduate transfers.

Max Bielfeldt and Nick Zeisloft both contributed in a major way to the 2016 Big Ten championship team, but Fitzner struggled last season and Evan Gordon had a minimal role after arriving from Arizona State for the 2013-14 season.

The 230-pound Brunk, who played at Park Tudor and Southport, averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game during the 2018-19 season for Butler. The Bulldogs finished with a 16-17 record and an NIT appearance.

With the addition of Brunk, Indiana now has two scholarships open following the transfers of Clifton Moore and Jake Forrester and Romeo Langford’s departure for the NBA.

Devonte Green is also testing the NBA draft waters, but is expected to return for his senior season.

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