IUPUI Jaguars guard Ian Chiles (4) during the game against the Marquette Golden Eagles at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Marquette won 86-50. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

IUPUI transfer Ian Chiles is headed to Tennessee


The transfer game continues in full force in the world of college basketball, but some of the biggest commodities on the market are so-called “graduate transfers” that can enroll at their new universities without sitting out a full season. In the case of IUPUI guard Ian Chiles, he is headed for greener pastures in the SEC as a member of the Tennessee Volunteers program.

While Chiles may not be a true household name for the casual fan, he was incredibly productive in his final year at IUPUI, averaging nearly 16 points per game, and he was one of the best players available. His “acquisition” is a huge coup for new Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall, and Chiles could be a valuable member of the Vols rotation from the moment he sets foot in Knoxville.

It remains to be seen just how well Tyndall can adjust to his new surroundings in year one, but with a veteran player like Ian Chiles in the fold, the transition should be much easier.


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