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East Tennessee State lands a seven-foot Big Ten transfer

Aug 6, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

Jeremy Smith, Peter Jurkin Jeremy Smith, Peter Jurkin

East Tennessee State landed themselves a major piece for the future as Indiana transfer Peter Jurkin committed to the Pirates.

He announced the news on twitter.

Jurkin is a seven-foot native of Sudan that spent two seasons playing with the Hoosiers, although playing may be a bit too friendly. Jurkin saw 18 minutes of action in two years, scoring a grand total of two points in his career. A lot of that had to do with injuries, but given the amount of depth that Indiana was returning on their front line, Jurkin’s minutes weren’t likely to change this season.

ETSU is a traditionally strong program that will return to play in the Southern Conference. The Bucs won 19 games last season.

Jurkin will be eligible to play in the 2015-2016 season. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.