Indiana lands St. Mary’s grad transfer

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Romeo Langford got all the attention Monday, but Indiana got better on Thursday as well.

The Hoosiers added St. Mary’s center Evan Fitzner as a graduate transfer, giving them an infusion of shooting in the frontcourt.

The 6-foot-10 senior averaged just 5 points per game for the Gael last season, but he shot 40 percent from 3-point range – as he’s done in each of the three years of his career. Indiana was one of the poorest 3-point shooting in the country a year ago, ranking 307th nationally with a team shooting percentage of 32.2. Fitzner is a career 41.5-percent shooter from distance.

The Hoosiers went 16-15 in coach Archie Miller’s first season in Bloomington, but are ramping up to have a major improvement in Year 2. Langford, a five-star guard who hails from the Hoosier state, committed to Miller and Indiana earlier in the week to give Indiana not only some star power, but an instant-impact wing who scores in bunches and is a capable defender as well. Adding Fitzner puts some experience and much-needed shooting and spacing on the roster as well.