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Indiana in Contact With Penn Transfer Guard Clark Slajchert

One of Indiana's targets in the transfer portal is Penn guard Clark Slajchert, who averaged 18.0 points and shot 42.2% from the 3-point line as a senior in 2023-24.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana still has the Big Ten Tournament to play, but the coaching staff is already involved in the transfer portal.

The first name to be connected with the Hoosiers is Penn transfer Clark Slajchert. A 6-foot-1 guard, Slajchert entered the transfer portal with one year of remaining eligibility following Penn's 11-18 season. 

Slajchert led Penn with 18.0 points per game. Indiana needs 3-point shooters, and Slajchert could help that cause after shooting 42.2% on 6.1 attempts per game and 135 total attempts in 2023-24. He also added 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game, while shooting 48.7% from the field and 82.4% from the free throw line. 

As a junior in 2022-23, Slajchert averaged 13.6 points per game and shot 34.5% from the 3-point line. He scored 10.7 points per game off the bench as a sophomore in 2021-22 and shot 35.3% on 3-point attempts. The Ivy League cancelled all winter sports in 2020-21 due to COVID-19.

Across his three-year career at Penn, Slajchert played in 74 games, made 50 starts and shot 37.9% on 319 3-point attempts. He's originally from Oak Park High School in Los Angeles, Calif. 

According to On3's Joe Tipton and Jamie Shaw, other schools that have been in contact with Slajchert include UCLA, Clemson, Penn State, Loyola-Chicago, Cal, Texas A&M, Rutgers, San Francisco, SMU, Vermont, Wyoming, George Washington, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Davidson, UC-San Diego, Montana State, Towson, FAU, Arkansas and Loyola-Marymount.

Indiana will have at least three open scholarships entering the 2024-25 season. Coach Mike Woodson left one scholarship open this season, and Xavier Johnson and Anthony Walker will be out of eligibility after this season. That number could grow even larger if players enter the NBA Draft or transfer portal, making Indiana's efforts recruiting the transfer portal essential to its success next season.

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